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Geno Auriemma offers to work for free amid UConn budget crisis

The state of Connecticut is attempting to make major cuts to the University of Connecticut’s state funding, and women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma is not having it.Auriemma, who is due to make $2 million next year, launched an impassioned defense of the university and the progress it has made since his arrival amid a proposed budget that would slash the school’s operating budget...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Women's NCAA Championship: Third time's the charm for South Carolina-Mississippi St

So, the Women's Final Four. Were you not entertained?The giant slayer heard ‘round the world grabbed the attention of millions late on a Friday night. In a tense national semifinal matchup, a last second jumper from Mississippi State point guard Morgan William over the outstretched arm of Gabby Williams not only ended the 111-game winning streak of the Connecticut Huskies, but it...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Few bettors backed Mississippi State to upset Connecticut

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team’s victory over Connecticut was a huge shock to everyone, and that is made clear in the betting slips.ESPN’s Darren Rovell shared data that showed only 39 people placed a bet on Mississippi State with William Hill. UConn came into the game with a 111-game win streak. In the previous year’s tournament, they beat Mississippi State by 60...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mississippi State baseball team went nuts after basketball win

The Mississippi State women’s basketball team’s upset win over Connecticut reverberated far and wide, and the school’s baseball team was just as excited about it.In a video posted to the baseball team’s Twitter account, the baseball team is shown watching the end of the Final Four tilt that concludes with Morgan William’s dramatic game-winner. We’re guessing there were plenty of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma had a surprising reaction to UConn’s streak ending

Geno Auriemma’s reaction to his UConn Huskies losing to Mississippi State on Friday night in Dallas and having their 111-game winning streak come to an end was surprising.As the Huskies lost to Mississippi State on a buzzer-beat from Morgan William (video here), Auriemma did not slam his clipboard, stomp around, or yell at his players. Nope. Instead, he had a big smile on his face...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Everything you need to know for the Women's Final Four

The Women’s Final Four doesn’t lack for any of the following things people love about sports “on the grandest stage.” Stars? Check. Traditional powers? Yep. An infusion of new blood? Got some. Superb coaching? All four teams have it. The historical “can it happen” factor? It’s why we’re all here, keeping our eyes on if, let alone who, can finally take down the defending champion...
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March 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Teams, players to watch in the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

Now that the Division 1 women’s bracket has been set, we can look ahead at which teams and players are worth your attention in each region. (By default, we already know that all eyes will rightfully be focused on Connecticut, the heavily favored defending champions.)Bridgeport Region Team to watch – #3 Maryland The Terrapins may be better than some of the 2-seeds in the tournament...
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March 14, 2017  |  Discuss

10 players to watch in the women's NCAA Tournament who don't play for UConn

You may have heard that the women from Connecticut are pretty good at this basketball thing. Yet what makes their story compelling isn’t just that they’ve been the most dominant college entity in some time, but whom they have beaten in this run of unmatched excellence. While the knock against the Huskies is that there isn’t a single player who stands out, it’s actually further proof...
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March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

12 teams that might be able upset the UConn women

Let it be known that the operative word here is "might." If nobody has managed to find a way to beat the Connecticut women's basketball team in 107 games, then odds are that nobody will get in the 32-0 Huskies' way of another NCAA Championship. The NCAA Tournament is largely associated with being a crapshoot; anybody can win against anyone in March... on the men's side. The men don...
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Top 23 moments and numbers from UConn's 111-game winning streak

107 straight wins and counting – is there anyone or anything that can stop the UConn Women’s Basketball team?This latest winning streak for the Huskies has somehow topped their other monumental accomplishments. Not only did they surpass their own record of 90 straight wins, they became the first Division I basketball team to win more than 100 games in the row.During that stretch...
March 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Kim Mulkey, head coach of Baylor’s women’s basketball team, has some words for any parents concerned about sending their kids to the school because of its horrific rape scandal. “If somebody’s around you and they ever say ‘I will never send my daughter to Baylor,’ you knock them right in the face,” she said after the Lady Bears’ win tonight.Needless to say that Mulkey, and everyone...
Via Sportsnaut
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Women's basketball fight results in eight ejections

Eight players were ejected from Saturday’s UNLV-Utah State women’s basketball game for their roles in a big fight that erupted in the second half of the contest. Utah State was up 36-32 in the third quarter when one of UNLV’s players went down behind the basket. As she was helped up by a few teammates, two players got into it. UNLV’s Katie Powell shoved Utah State’s Antoina Robinson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Pat Summitt mural on ‘The Rock’ defaced with eye patch

A mural depicting late Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville was defaced on Wednesday, but it was restored later in the day. Tennessee has a public landmark on campus called "The Rock" which is often painted on multiple times per day. After Summitt's death in late June, Tennessee student Payton Miller painted a mural...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 10, 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 women...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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

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

Illinois women's basketball coaches accused of player abuse

By Steve DelVecchio 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 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

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, it looked...
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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 Ten...
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 with...
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 Hill...
Via Sportsnaut
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

K-State offering students free bacon to attend women's basketball game

They had me at free bacon. In a very creative effort to drum up some interest in the Kansas State Wildcats women’s basketball team and put some butts in the seats for the squad’s season opener on Friday against Tennessee State, the K-State athletics department is offering up free bacon to students who show up […]The post Kansas State offering free bacon to students who attend women...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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