PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Just four days after being hired, Rutgers coach Coquese Washington has received two much-needed transfer commitments.
The Scarlet Knights announced Friday that guards Kai Carter from UNC Ashville and Abby Streeter from Hartford will be joining the Big Ten Conference program next season.
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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Louisville Sports Commission has announced longtime Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart, former Louisville football star Michael Bush, women’s sports pioneer Sue Feamster and ex-Kentucky Wesleyan and Harlem Globetrotters veteran Dallas Thornton as this year’s Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame class.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — All-Mid-American Conference first-team pick Molly Davis of Central Michigan is transferring to Iowa, Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder announced Wednesday.
The 5-foot-7 guard from Midland, Michigan, was a three-year starter for the Chippewas and led the team last season with 18.6 points and 4.7 assists per game.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has landed transfer Audrey Warren, who helped Texas reach back-to-back regionals finals in the women’s NCAA Tournament.
Warren will be a fifth-year senior for new Lady Bulldogs coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, who announced the signing Monday.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska associate head coach Chuck Love, who was suspended with pay three months ago, has left the program.
The university's athletic department on Friday confirmed Love's resignation.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak that has sidelined manager Terry Francona and several of the team’s coaches, leading to the postponement of Wednesday’s game against the Chicago White Sox.
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.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jillian Hollingshead has transferred to Tennessee after her freshman season, giving Lady Vols coach Kellie Harper four players from the transfer portal.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — American Athletic Conference player of the year Diamond Battles is following her coach to Georgia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw became the Dodgers’ career strikeout leader during the fourth inning of Saturday night’s game against Detroit.
The 33-year-old lefty began the game needing four to pass Don Sutton.
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.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn women’s basketball player Caroline Ducharme has undergone surgery on her left hip and is expected to be ready for the 2022-23 preseason.
The procedure Thursday repaired damage from an injury the rising sophomore suffered before arriving at UConn, the school said in a statement Friday.
ATLANTA (AP) — All-Atlantic Coast Conference guard Cameron Swartz has transferred from Boston College to Georgia Tech.
Yellow Jackets coach Nell Fortner announced Wednesday that the 5-foot-11 player from suburban Marietta would be playing closer to home next season.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — High-scoring Buffalo guard Dyaisha Fair has transferred to Syracuse, the Orange announced Wednesday.
A native of Rochester, New York, Fair averaged 23.1 points over the past three seasons for the Bulls of the Mid-American Conference.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert is stepping down after 12 tumultuous years leading an association that has become increasingly marginalized while college sports has undergone massive changes and been besieged by political and legal attacks.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Sénéchal , the player of the year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference , is transferring from Fairfield to UConn, the Huskies announced Saturday.
The 6-foot-1 forward, who is scheduled to graduate this spring from Fairfield with a degree in marketing, will have one year of eligibility left.
NEW YORK (AP) — Seton Hall's Lauren Park-Lane was chosen as the All-Met Division I women's college basketball Player of the Year on Friday by the Met Basketball Writers Association.
Retiring Fairfield coach Joe Frager was selected as the Maggie Dixon Met Coach of the Year and Columbia's Kitty Henderson was named the Rookie of the Year.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Haley and Hanna Cavinder are about to expose 4 million fans to Miami women’s basketball.
The Cavinder sisters — identical 5-foot-6 twin guards who combined to average 34.2 points per game in their three seasons at Fresno State and built an enormous social media following during the pandemic — announced Thursday night that they are transferring to Miami for their senior seasons.
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.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that he remains opposed to a bill what would keep transgender athletes in Louisiana from competing on college and K-12 women’s and girls’ sport teams, but he stopped short of saying he would veto a bill that passed the Senate hours earlier.
NEW YORK (AP) — There will be a new pitch on Major League Baseball fields next season.
The San Diego Padres became the first team to announce a deal for ads on their uniforms, saying Tuesday that patches with a Motorola logo will be worn on the right sleeves of their jerseys.
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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two adults and two juveniles were injured when shots were fired following an argument at a house party, North Las Vegas police Sgt. Vince Booker said Monday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Abby Meyers is transferring from Princeton to Maryland as the Terrapins remake their roster for next season.
The Terps announced the move Friday. Meyers, a 6-foot guard who went to high school in Maryland, played three seasons at Princeton and won Ivy League player of the year honors in 2022.
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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young bounced back from a sluggish start to score 24 points and De’Andre Hunter led a third-quarter surge that carried the Atlanta Hawks to a 132-103 rout of the Charlotte Hornets in an Eastern Conference play-in game Wednesday night.
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.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers fired Frank Vogel on Monday, choosing their championship-winning head coach to take the first fall for one of the most disappointing seasons in NBA history.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse star Sue Ludwig will be an assistant on the Orange women’s basketball team, which is headed by former teammate Felisha Legette-Jack.
Legette-Jack was named the coach at Syracuse about two weeks ago.
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.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina reserves in guards Eniya Russell and Elysa Wesolek have entered their names in the transfer portal Friday, less than a week after the Gamecocks celebrated a national championship.
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.
In the weeks before the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the big focus was on improving the experience for players, including expanding the “March Madness” branding to the event for the first time.
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 and its fans will celebrate the program's latest national title with a parade in downtown Columbia on April 13.
Columbia Mayor Daniel J.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starter Victaria Saxton said she's returning for a final season with the national champion Gamecocks.
Saxton announced her intention on social media Wednesday, saying she didn't want to miss an opportunity to take her game “to another level.”
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.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland is losing Angel Reese and Ashley Owusu — the team's top two scorers this past season — to the transfer portal.
Owusu announced her intention to enter the portal Tuesday on social media.