Wake Forest has fired women’s basketball coach Jen Hoover, parting ways with the former Demon Deacons player after 10 seasons.
The school announced the move Wednesday evening, with athletics director John Currie pointing to the program’s overall trajectory as well as turnover on the coaching staff.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi women's basketball coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin has agreed to a new contract running through 2026 after leading the Rebels to their first NCAA Tournament in 15 years.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brinae Alexander is joining the Maryland women's basketball team as a graduate transfer.
The Terrapins announced the acquisition Sunday. The 6-foot Alexander was Vanderbilt's top scorer last season, averaging 15.2 points per game and shooting 36% from 3-point range.
C. Vivian Stringer has been a trailblazer, serving as a role model to many Black coaches and players throughout her 50-year career.
The Hall of Fame coach announced her retirement on Saturday.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Dalila Eshe, who helped lead the Princeton women's basketball team to the NCAA Tournament as an assistant coach, has been named head coach at Yale.
The former Florida star takes over the program from Allison Guth, who left after six seasons to become coach at Loyola Chicago.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Towson has hired Coppin State's Laura Harper as its new women's basketball coach.
Towson announced the move Wednesday. Harper coached Coppin State for two years. The Eagles went 15-13 last season for their first winning season since 2013-14.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland has agreed to extend women's basketball coach Brenda Frese's contract through the 2028-29 season.
The school announced the move Tuesday. Frese has led Maryland to three Final Fours, including a national championship in 2006.
Ohio State's athletics department has been given four years probation and hit with other sanctions as a result of self-reported recruiting and policy violations in three women's sports, including basketball.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the past year, Temple has hired a new president, athletic director and football coach, all Black men.
The moves have made Temple just the second school that plays major college football to have an African-American in all three of those high-profile positions, along with Maryland.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Saniya Rivers, part of South Carolina's No. 1 women's basketball recruiting class this past season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal a day after the Gamecocks celebrated their national championship with a downtown parade.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has named Khyreed Carter as an assistant coach, the Orange announced Thursday.
Carter, who worked with the guards at Buffalo under Legette-Jack for the past five years, will oversee player development.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of fans filled the streets of downtown Columbia for a celebration of South Carolina's second women's basketball national championship Wednesday.
The Gamecocks won the title with a 64-49 victory over UConn in Minneapolis on April 3.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina women's basketball program has a new coach at the helm.
The university planned to introduce Kevin Pederson during a news conference on Thursday.
Pederson replaces Jaida Williams, who was fired in March.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's most decorated female student-athlete will become the first in school history to get her own statue, the school has announced.
Women's basketball legend Seimone Augustus' statue will stand outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and join the likenesses of Pete Maravich, Bob Pettit and Shaquille O'Neal as former Tiger greats honored in such a way, officials said Monday.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Carly Thibault-DuDonis was hired Monday as women's basketball coach at Fairfield.
Thibault-DuDonis, 30, replaces Joe Frager, who retired after leading the Stags to a 25-7 record and the school's first NCAA Tournament appearance in his 15th season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler hired Austin Parkinson as its new women’s basketball coach Friday, ending a search that lasted a little more than two weeks.
Dawn Staley swore over and over again during her playing days she would never become a coach. Everyone seemingly could see it in her future, everyone but her.
As an elite point guard during her playing career she was always coaching.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers paused a critical day of debate Wednesday to honor the University of South Carolina's national championship women's basketball team in a raucous celebration that included Gamecocks chants and the team's unofficial anthem blaring through the House chamber.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple named Diane Richardson its new women's basketball coach on Tuesday.
Richardson went 80-66 in five seasons at Towson, including this season's school-record 24 wins and a berth in the NIT.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard's women's basketball program is set to begin a new era.
On Tuesday, the school announced the hiring of Carrie Moore as head coach, making her just the second person to hold that post in the past four decades.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — They laughed at each other. They laughed with each other. They shared meals, shared moments, dared teammates to play them in ping-pong, got serious when it was time for schoolwork and got very serious when it was time for basketball.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's one of the most remarkable records in sports. Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are 11-0 in NCAA championship games.
The Huskies will look to continue that run when they face South Carolina for the women's basketball title on Sunday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Stanford and UConn have met on the biggest stage in women’s basketball many times over the past 27 years.
The rivalry between the two storied programs led by Hall of Fame coaches Geno Auriemma and Tara VanDerveer will resume Friday night in the Final Four, five years after their previous meeting.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Aliyah Boston dominated women's college basketball on both ends of the court this season.
The junior forward helped South Carolina go wire-to-wire as the No. 1 team in the country, putting up an SEC-record 27 consecutive double-doubles, and she has helped put the Gamecocks two wins away from the program's second national championship.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kim Mulkey knew she had a rebuilding project when she took over as coach of LSU this season.
The longtime Baylor coach quickly was able to orchestrate an incredible turnaround for the Tigers, who won 26 games — 17 more than last season.
South Dakota women's basketball coach Dawn Plitzuweit, who took the Coyotes to a surprising run to the Sweet 16, was hired Thursday as coach at West Virginia.
Plitzuweit replaces Mike Carey, who retired two weeks ago after 21 seasons.
Players at the women’s Final Four this week have been calling for equity in their sport on various fronts — just not when it comes to cashing in on their celebrity. Turns out they just might be better at capitalizing on the new rules than their male counterparts.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — There was a time, not that many years ago, when predicting the women's NCAA Tournament champion seemed relatively easy.
UConn or Tennessee or Baylor or maybe Stanford, depending on the year.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — At long last, Felisha Legette-Jack has her dream job — coaching at her alma mater in the city where she grew up.
Legette-Jack was introduced Monday as the women's basketball coach at Syracuse after a decade at Buffalo of the Mid-American Conference.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State has hired Natasha Adair to coach women's basketball.
The school announced Sunday the former Delaware coach will replace Charli Turner Thorne, who retired earlier this month after 25 years leading the Sun Devils.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse has hired Felisha Legette-Jack as head coach of the women's basketball program, the university announced Saturday.
The 55-year-old Legette-Jack, a 1989 graduate of Syracuse and a two-time honorable mention All-American as a player, has been head coach at Buffalo for a decade.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia hired Central Florida's Katie Abrahamson-Henderson on Saturday, making her just the third full-time head coach in the history of the women's basketball team.
Abrahamson-Henderson, who played two seasons at Georgia in the 1980s, was hired just three days after Joni Taylor left for the coaching job at Texas A&M.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton has hired Wittenberg coach and former Ohio high school star Tamika Williams-Jeter to take over its women's basketball program.
Williams-Jeter, 41, was a two-time Ohio player of the year at nearby Chaminade-Julienne in the late 1990s, before playing for two national championship teams at UConn under coach Geno Auriemma.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s second-leading scorer Dre’una Edwards and teammates Treasure Hunt and Jazmine Massengill will enter the NCAA transfer portal after helping the Wildcats complete a remarkable turnaround with their first women's basketball Southeastern Conference Tournament title in 40 years.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The women's basketball program that Jeff Walz has built at Louisville over the past 15 years resembles in so many ways the juggernaut Pat Summitt built at Tennessee, with one important exception: winning a national championship.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — New Virginia women's coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton had a simple message for Cavaliers fans as she stood on the court at John Paul Jones Arena, beneath banners hanging from the rafters heralding a strong women's basketball history: “There's no reason why we can't win here.”
PARIS (AP) — After criticism from French national team players about a basketball venue planned for the 2024 Paris Olympics, organizers and the sport’s governing body agreed Thursday to find a new one.
It has been seven years since the Big Ten had a team reach the Final Four and more than two decades since the conference had a national champion in women's basketball.
With the conference having four teams in the Sweet 16 for a second consecutive year, those streaks could be ending soon.
Mandy Koupal and a South Dakota teammate from nearly two decades ago didn't want to jinx it, but as the Coyotes were closing in on their upset of Baylor and first appearance in the NCAA Sweet 16, the two started planning a road trip.
Georgia women's basketball coach Joni Taylor is leaving for Southeastern Conference rival Texas A&M.
The Lady Bulldogs announced Wednesday that Taylor has taken the job with the Aggies after seven years at Georgia.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's going to cost fans more to watch South Carolina coach Dawn Staley and her powerhouse Gamecocks next season.
The athletic department said Tuesday it is raising season ticket prices for women's basketball on the 13,784 non-student seats at Colonial Life Arena for the 2022-23 season.
(AP) — The phrase “March Madness” is everywhere this women's NCAA Tournament.
On scoreboards in place of team names during practices. Scrolling on video ribbon boards. On banners inside the arenas.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — A power outage Monday forced the University of Connecticut to cancel classes for the day at its main campus in Storrs, university officials said.
Electricity was restored to campus buildings by Monday afternoon, but repairs were still being done to damaged electrical infrastructure.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois hired Shauna Green is its women's basketball coach on Monday, hoping she can lift a struggling program following a winning tenure at Dayton.
Green was chosen Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year three times while leading Dayton to five conference regular-season championships and a 127-50 record over six years.
Double-digit seeds are leaving their mark on the first weekend of the women's NCAA Tournament and bouncing some of the top players and teams in the country, including Iowa's Caitlin Clark and Baylor's NaLyssa Smith.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A visit to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame drove home to the Belmont Bruins what the Tennessee Lady Vols mean, especially in March.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina has fired women's basketball coach Jaida Williams after nine seasons.
The school announced its decision Friday. Williams went 15-11 overall this season and 4-9 in the Sun Belt Conference.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey needed only one season at LSU to bring women's NCAA Tournament games back to Baton Rouge for the first time since 2014.
As accomplished as Mulkey is, even she didn't envision that happening when the lure of returning to her native Louisiana led her leave the powerhouse she built at Baylor for a team that won just nine games last season.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When the bracket came out, Montana State coach Tricia Binford told her players they were absolutely considered underdogs and she felt like one, too.
On the opposite bench Friday night for the 16th-seeded Bobcats will be defending national champion Stanford and Hall of Famer Tara VanDerveer, the winningest women's basketball coach of all time.