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Anigwe ready to help return Cal to national prominence

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:41:44 EST

Kristine Anigwe is one of the best players in the country who has spent two years on a Cal team that was widely considered an underachiever in a surging Pac-12. Now a junior, Anigwe is ready to have her team's performance match her own.

LPGA's Lewis a part of Arkansas' AD committee

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:43:02 EST

LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis is part of Arkansas' announced seven-person search committee tasked with finding a new athletic director.

Top Dogs: UConn remains No. 1 in AP poll

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:23:45 EST

The UConn Huskies are still the team to beat, remaining No. 1 in the Associated Press women's basketball poll. Texas, South Carolina and Louisville are 2-3-4 in the poll.

Samuelson injured in UConn's rout over Cal

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:55:47 EST

The top-ranked Huskies had no trouble with No. 20 California but had a brief scare in the second quarter when junior guard Katie Lou Samuelson left the game early with a left foot injury.

S. Carolina women decline White House invite

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:13:52 EST

South Carolina has declined an invitation from the White House to celebrate its national title in women's basketball.

Mulkey not with Baylor after family tragedy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:16:20 EST

After her daughter lost her unborn baby girl, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey didn't travel Friday with the No. 3 Lady Bears for their game at No. 8 UCLA. Mulkey's daughter was about 18 weeks pregnant when she lost the child Thursday.

WNBA receives 'A' on race, gender report card

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:09:10 EST

The WNBA earned a combined A grade for racial and gender diversity in its hiring practices, according to a report card issued Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports (TIDES).

Everything falls into place for UConn at historic Pauley Pavilion

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:52:10 EST

UConn improved to 4-0 with a win at No. 5 UCLA on Tuesday. But perhaps even more important -- in Geno Auriemma's eyes, at least -- was that the Huskies "grew up as a team a little bit" and got an All-American back on track and a big game from a freshman.

Louisville's Durr is espnW's player of the week

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:26:14 EST

After a single-game school-record 47 points and helping to lead the Cardinals to a 5-0 start, including wins over a trio of Top 25 teams, Asia Durr is the first player of the week for the 2017-18 season.

Louisville beats second top-10 opponent, wins Preseason WNIT title

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:47:26 EST

Early on, it looked like Asia Durr could beat Oregon all by herself. After she was sidelined with foul trouble, Louisville made all the right adjustments without her. Add it all up and it's the blueprint for a season that could end up in the Final Four.

NCAA concussion settlement faces challenge

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:35:48 EST

A little-noticed but unprecedented court ruling could rip the lid off the NCAA's concussion settlement by putting a fundamental question back on the legal table: Does the organization that covers collegiate sports have a duty to care for its athletes?

Bruins score big win over No. 3 Baylor

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 21:33:59 EST

Monique Billings and Jordin Canada came to UCLA to return the program to national prominence. Saturday, the seniors led the way as the No. 8 Bruins beat a team ranked in the top three for the first time in nearly a decade.

Despite Samuelson injury, UConn makes statement in home opener

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:26:12 EST

UConn routed No. 20 Cal, even after losing Katie Lou Samuelson to a foot injury in the second quarter. Geno Auriemma was happy with how his team responded, and the Huskies are determined to step up no matter how long she's out.

The story behind Cal's Chen Yue, who fell in love with basketball and made history

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:12:28 EST

An American mentor working with the Utah Jazz and former Louisville player Kevin Ware became unlikely inspirations for the first Chinese player in NCAA Division I women's basketball history.

South Dakota State starts out on top of mid-major rankings

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 23:41:18 EST

With Macy Miller back after a knee injury sidelined her for most of last season, South Dakota State holds the top spot in our first poll of the season. Northern Colorado, Green Bay, Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky round out the top five.

Dolan parting ways with Liberty was only a matter of time

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:17:56 EST

Will the Liberty, put up for sale Tuesday by MSG's Jim Dolan, stay in New York? Who might buy them? Where will they play? Yes, the team faces a lot of uncertainty, but this much is fact: The Liberty never seemed to matter a great deal to Dolan.

What will Laimbeer do with Las Vegas' No. 1 draft pick?

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 23:31:04 EST

The WNBA's new Las Vegas franchise had the best odds in Monday's draft lottery and ended up with the No. 1 pick. Now Bill Laimbeer will have to decide between players such as South Carolina's A'ja Wilson and 19-year-old Russian post player Maria Vadeeva.

No overlooking Louisville after Ohio State upset

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:09:45 EST

Louisville, behind Asia Durr's school-record 47 points, showed in an overtime win against No. 5 Ohio State that like UConn, the Cardinals are also a contender.

Seven months later, UConn win streak at 1

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:46:13 EST

Dismantling Stanford behind a first-half performance that even Geno Auriemma couldn't help but praise, UConn looked more than motivated in its season opener, and sophomore point guard Crystal Dangerfield looked better than ever.

Stevens immediately makes UConn even better

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:11:48 EST

On a UConn roster with three returning All-Americans and a Canadian Olympian, Duke transfer Azurá Stevens has the potential to be the best of them all.

5 storylines to watch unfold in 2017-18

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:11:59 EST

Can Tennessee return to the days of old? How quickly will UConn adjust to adding Azurá Stevens to the lineup? And are we all underestimating defending NCAA champ South Carolina? We tackle the biggest questions looming for the 2017-18 season.

Wilson is espnW's preseason player of the year

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:52:49 EST

A'ja Wilson already has accomplished so much: an NCAA title with her hometown university, Final Four most outstanding player honors and repeating as SEC player of the year. But the South Carolina senior forward isn't finished yet.

The top 25 women's basketball players for 2017-18

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:27:21 EST

Four UConn players were ranked among the top 10 in our countdown of the best 25 players in the country. But South Carolina senior forward A'ja Wilson tops the list at No. 1.

Oregon's Ionescu refuses to be limited by goals

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 10:26:06 EST

Sabrina Ionescu doesn't do goals. Instead, Oregon's sophomore guard focuses only on what she can control, such as work ethic and being a good teammate -- things that might lead the Ducks to another deep NCAA tournament run.

Auriemma, UConn ready for another ride to the top

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 09:20:49 EST

Stepping off an elevator in the wee hours after UConn's shocking loss in the Final Four, Geno Auriemma could see the big picture. The Huskies' streak was over, 111 down to zero. But the right team had won -- and it just might help UConn be even better.

Power 5 preview: Teams to watch

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 15:00:01 EST

Teams from the Power 5 conferences made up half of the women's NCAA tournament field last season, and accounted for all but three teams in espnW's preseason poll. We break down each league race.

Wilson and defending champion Gamecocks must forge new identity

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 09:25:41 EST

The local star who stayed home, South Carolina was always A'ja Wilson's program. But as the only holdover from the quartet that led the Gamecocks to their first national championship, this is her team now more than ever.

Texas, Baylor are No. 1 seeds in preseason Bracketology

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 09:24:12 EST

The SEC leads the way with eight teams in Charlie Creme's first bracket projection of the season. But a pair of Big 12 teams join UConn and Stanford on the top line as No. 1 seeds.

UConn back on top in espnW's preseason women's top 25

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:50:25 EST

South Carolina is the defending champ, but UConn -- which looks even stronger than last season -- is our unanimous preseason No. 1. Texas, Baylor, Mississippi State and Ohio State round out the top five.

Vote: Weigh in on preseason questions

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:50:17 EST

The WNBA season is over; the college season is days away. Get yourself ready by weighing in on some of the pressing issues in women's college basketball.

Transfers remain tricky but growing part of women's college basketball

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 11:07:18 EST

Notre Dame, hit hard at the post position by injuries, got good news this week when Jessica Shepard was granted a waiver to play right away. But transfers -- their growing number and how they impact teams -- remain tricky and inconsistent.

UConn basketball and the liberation of losing

Sat, 4 Nov 2017 12:32:08 EST

The stunning end to UConn's 111-game winning streak has given the Huskies -- and breakout leading scorers Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson -- a new outlook.

Ohio State aiming for Final Four in own backyard

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 21:03:51 EST

Behind a top-10 team and one of the most dynamic players in the country, the Buckeyes hope to return to the Women's Final Four in the season of the 25th anniversary of their only other appearance.

WNBA star Stewart: I was molested as a child

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:23:19 EST

WNBA star Breanna Stewart said she was sexually abused as a child in an essay published Monday morning by The Players' Tribune.