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Illinois releases results of women's basketball probe

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...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill receives brick at Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

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 while fighting terminal...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois women's basketball coaches accused of player abuse

Less than two weeks after a former Illinois football player accused head coach Tim Beckman and the Illini staff of mistreatment and negligence while handling his injuries, the university’s women’s basketball program is facing similar allegations. Illinois women’s basketball assistant coach Mike Divilbiss left the program last week amid an investigation into allegations of racism,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Hill dies from brain cancer

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....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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

  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...
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

UConn beats Notre Dame to win third straight championship

It was a special season for the UConn women’s basketball team.   The Huskies continued their dominance Tuesday, beating Notre Dame 63-53 to earn their third straight NCAA Tournament championship. For coach Geno Auriemma, it was title No. 10, tying UCLA’s John Wooden for the most in college basketball. Despite the lopsided result, the Fighting Irish did their best to keep...
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Obama's Princeton player niece reportedly target of threat

Being related to the president obviously has its advantages, but there certainly are plenty of drawbacks, too.   President Barack Obama’s nice, Leslie Robinson, plays for the Princeton University basketball team. She also was the subject of a threat ahead of Princeton’s NCAA Tournament game vs. Maryland on Monday night. According to USA TODAY, security was increased after...
March 24, 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...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Maryland Women Win Big Ten Championship Outright

  View image | 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...
Via KCM Sports
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alabama, Auburn women's basketball players get into brawl

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 with some words...
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 player falls off stage during White House appearance

The UConn Huskies Men's and Women's Basketball teams went to the White House yesterday as Barack Obama honored their double 2014 NCAA Championship wins. UConn women's player Stefanie Dolson stole the show...falling off the riser.And that makes one player whose name you might you'll recall from the double championship.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View...
Via Bob's Blitz
June 10, 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...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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