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Pat Summitt’s life, accomplishments leave a profound sense of loss

The word “legendary” is probably used far too often and easily in sports and culture these days. But what other word suitably describes Pat Summitt and the place she holds in sports history? Icon? Titan? Yes and yes. Summitt was the representation of women’s college basketball throughout the 1970s, '80s, '90s and into the 2000s. Even if you didn’t follow the sport, you were...
Via The Comeback
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Legendary coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

Pat Summitt, the legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach who led the Lady Vols to eight NCAA championships and more than 1,000 wins, died Tuesday at age 64, her son, Tyler, confirmed in a statement. “It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Patricia Sue Head Summitt,” the statement read. “She died peacefully this morning at Sherrill Hill...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech player denies Tyler Summitt impregnated her

Louisiana Tech basketball player Ashley Santos is not pregnant. That she felt the need to announce her non-pregnancy Friday on Twitter reflects the farcical situation in which Louisiana Tech’s women’s basketball team currently finds itself, following the scandalous departure of its head coach. Tyler Summitt, the married son of legendary coach Pat Summitt, resigned Thursday...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma, UConn women troll sportswriter over criticism

The Connecticut women’s basketball team has faced a rather strange barrage of criticism from some circles in recent days over their total dominance of the women’s game, and their Twitter account is hitting back. The UConn women defeated Mississippi State 98-38 in the Sweet Sixteen, and Shaughnessy, the often pessimistic Boston Globe columnist, accused them of “killing” the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Auriemma doesn't care about critics of UConn's dominance

UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma doesn’t care if you think his dominating program is unwatchable, and he is not shy about bashing those who think that to be the case. The topic hit a boil most recently when sportswriter Dan Shaughnessy of the Boston Globe expressed on Twitter following UConn’s complete obliteration of Mississippi State in the NCAA women...
Via The Comeback
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the NCAA women's basketball champions

Can you name every school to win the NCAA Division I women's basketball championship since 1982?
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU women’s basketball coach quits, says athletes 'too entitled'

SMU’s women’s basketball coach Rhonda Rompola has retired from coaching at the age of 55 after spending 35 years at the school as a player and coach. She claimed the main reason behind her retirement is a desire spend more time with her husband, but that on its own would be too simple. This is SMU after all. In an interview with the AP, Rompola claimed that students weren’t...
Via The Comeback
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every women's college basketball player who has won the Naismith Award

The Naismith College Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players. It is named in honor of the inventor of basketball (in 1891), Dr. James Naismith. Can you name every women's college basketball player who has won the Naismith Award?  
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Illinois releases results of women's basketball probe

By Steve DelVecchio The University of Illinois hired a Chicago law firm to conduct an investigation into accusations of mistreatment by women’s basketball coaches, and apparently not much was turned up. A report from Pugh, Jones & Johnson that was released on Monday found the claims to be unfounded. Investigators determined that former assistant basketball coach Mike Divilbiss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill receives brick at Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

By Vincent Frank Lauren Hill, a former college basketball player who inspired a sports world by bravely fighting a deadly brain tumor, passed away on April 10 at the age of 19. Receiving an outpouring of support from some of the best basketball players on the planet, LeBron James included, Hill’s amazing story captured our attention as she continued to play the sport she loved...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill dies from brain cancer

By Steve DelVecchio Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph basketball player who had a rare form of brain cancer called DIPG, has passed away. She was 19. Hill’s story was one of the most inspirational you will ever read. She lived out her dream of playing college basketball despite knowing she did not have very long to live. Hill first appeared in a game in early November and scored...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma: Bill Belichick is ‘only coach worth (expletive)'

By NESN Staff Geno Auriemma is taking his role as college athletics’ preachy grandpa to a whole new level. The UConn women’s basketball coach matched John Wooden with 10 national championships when his Huskies claimed the title Tuesday with a 63-53 win over Notre Dame. In the postgame press conference, Auriemma was asked for his thoughts on how his accomplishments match up...
Via NESN.com
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Boise State falls to the Lady Vols in the first round

The Boise State Women’s basketball NCAA Tournament run ended Saturday when they fell short to almost upsetting Tennessee in what would have been one of the biggest upsets in NCAA women’s tournament history. The Lady Volvs defeated the Broncos 72-61 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Never has a No.15 seed upset a No.2 seed in the NCAA women’s basketball tournament...
Via isportsweb.com
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland Women Win Big Ten Championship Outright

View image | gettyimages.com Maryland women’s first season in the Big Ten Conference could not have gone better thus far. The Terrapins have yet to lose a game in their new league, going 15-0 in conference play. Now they have an outright regular season title to go with their impressive inaguaral run. With Ohio State’s 100-82 win over No. 13 Iowa, Maryland clinched the Big...
Via KCM Sports
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama, Auburn women's basketball players get into brawl

By Matt Birch There’s no love lost Alabama and Auburn meet — no matter the sport. When the two schools faced off in women’s basketball on Thursday night, a fight broke out on the court between members of both teams. It all began near the end of the first half, when Alabama’s Meoshonti Knight and Auburn’s Hasina Muhammad got into it after a free throw was made. It started...
Via The Sports Daily
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Terminally ill college hoops player gets one last shot

Lauren Hill, a freshman at Mount St. Joseph’s University, received news that many of us could only scarcely imagine shortly after her 18th birthday. Back in November of 2013, the former standout at Lawrenceburg High School in Indiana was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which is an inoperable brain tumor with a zero percent surival rate. This came shortly after...
Via Sportsnaut
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UConn’s Geno Auriemma Named Region 1 Coach of the Year by WBCA

STORRS, Conn. – UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has been selected as the Region 1 Coach of the Year, as announced by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday, March 26.  Auriemma is one of eight Russell Athletic/Regional Coaches of the Year and is now a finalist for the inaugural Pat Summitt Trophy to be presented to the 2014 Russell Athletic...
Via Sox and Dawgs
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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