The U.S. women's basketball team will have a lot of new faces when the Americans play in the FIBA World Cup next month in Australia.
Gone to retirement are Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles, who were key parts of the Americans' dominance over the last two decades of international competition.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State hired Brenda Mock Brown as the Buccaneers' new women's basketball coach Monday, one week after announcing Simon Harris was being fired over Title IX issues in his lone season.
A timeline of key events in Brittney Griner's career on and off the basketball court:
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State athletic director Scott Carter resigned Monday, while the Bucs announced they plan to fire women's basketball coach Simon Harris over Title IX complaints in his lone season.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie agreed to a two-year extension Friday that will pay him $2,745,000 in base salary over the next four years and includes several potentially lucrative bonus provisions.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Consensus college women's basketball player of the year Aliyah Boston turned down a late invitation to the ESPYS awards show, saying the offer was even more hurtful than not being asked to attend.
The NCAA has adequately addressed nine of 23 recommendations for creating comparable NCAA Tournament experiences for men's and women's basketball players, according to a progress report released Wednesday.
KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — Brittney Griner's drug possession trial resumed Thursday with the head of the Russian club she plays for in the offseason and a teammate from that squad testifying in support of her character and what the WNBA star has meant for women's basketball in the country.
Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have been linked for more than two decades, playing together at UConn and then helping the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team win five gold medals.
Now the basketball greats will appear on the cover of the NBA 2K23 WNBA edition video game that will be released on Sept.
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham has parted ways with women's basketball coach Stephanie Gaitley on Thursday night the school announced.
Gaitley took over the program in 2011 and in her 11 years at the school became the program's winningest coach.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — South Carolina basketball star Aliyah Boston was named the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year on Monday night.
She received the Honda Cup in a ceremony at Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Eddie Praley is returning to Maryland's women's basketball staff as the director of video.
The Terrapins announced the move Tuesday. Praley was a video intern for Maryland in 2015-16, then worked at Indiana and Iowa State.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn's athletic department self-reported 15 minor NCAA violations in 2021, including a women's basketball player accepting cash from fans.
The violations were first reported Tuesday by Hearst Connecticut Media, which obtained details of them through a Freedom of Information Act request.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Penny Taylor used her induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday to call for the release of her former Phoenix Mercury teammate Brittney Griner, noting it's been 114 days since the seven-time WNBA All-Star was detained in Russia.
Wake Forest has hired American's Megan Gebbia as its new women's basketball coach.
The Demon Deacons announced Gebbia's hiring Thursday evening, a little more than two weeks after the firing of former Demon Deacons all-conference performer Jen Hoover.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Coquese Washington isn't looking to replace C. Vivian Stringer as the women's basketball coach at Rutgers. That's an impossible task.
Stringer, a Hall of Famer, won more than 1,000 games in 50 years and went to the Final Four four times with three different teams — Cheyney State, Iowa and Rutgers.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Former Penn State women's basketball coach Coquese Washington will succeed Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer as coach at Rutgers, the school announced Monday.
Washington, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Notre Dame, agreed to a six-year contract, the school said.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is adding South Carolina transfer and former McDonald's All-American Saniya Rivers to its women's basketball program.
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.