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Lesbian Basketball Players Sue Pepperdine
by Title IX Blog
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:42pm

Two basketball players sued Pepperdine University this week, alleging that their coach and their academic advisor harassed and discriminated against them on the basis of their sexual orientation and the perception that they were in a relationship with eac...more

Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Talks Capital One Cup & More
by Pretty Tough
posted December 12, 2014 at 3:22pm

Every young girl wants someone to believe in her and give her a chance, especially in sports. And sometimes when girls have that opportunity, they leave the entire nation on their feet applauding. Brandi Chastain and her teammates severel...more

Six-day old basketball season features more upendings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 21, 2014 at 11:33am

Upsets:#10 surprised #6 Stanford in overtime, 87-81.Mississippi State dropped #17 West Virginia, 74-61.More results:Pitt routed Michigan, 85-64, and set a school record in the process: a team-high 13 three-point shots.Auburn edged FGCU, 72-69.James Madiso...more

Pac-12 basketball preview: Oregon State University
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 1, 2014 at 12:50pm

This is the twelfth in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The good news for Oregon State is the bad news for everyone else: the team that roared to a 24-11 record, tied for second place in the Pac-12, played for t...more

NCAA Soccer – AAC + America East Tournament Preview
by All White Kit
posted November 1, 2014 at 12:46pm

AAC Weighted Total Shot Ratio (MAX 2.00) 1.32 – (1) UCF 1.26 – (6) Cincinnati 1.24 – (3) South Florida 1.21 – (4) UConn 1.17 – (2) Memphis 0.93 – (8) Temple 0.88 – (5) Tulsa 0.79 – (7) East Carolina 0.57 &...more

Pac-12 basketball preview: the University of California, Los Angeles
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 30, 2014 at 12:43pm

This is the eleventh in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The UCLA Bruins were hitting their stride in 2012-2013, coach Cori Close's second season. They knocked off Cal in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals to play...more

One Week to Stanford Basketball
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted October 27, 2014 at 11:48pm

So it is one week until we get a Stanford Women’s basketball preview. Stanford opens its exhibition season against Vanguard. Many, many questions are floating around this year’s team. This will be the first time in six years without an Ogwumik...more

Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preview: the University of California - Berkeley
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 15, 2014 at 6:54pm

This is the third in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.This is Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb's fourth season at the helm of the program, which has been punctuated so far by the Bears' trip to the 2013 Final Four. Bu...more

Comparing Universities' Response to Charges of Sexual Assault -- What a Difference a Year Makes?
by Title IX Blog
posted October 15, 2014 at 9:41am

Last week, the day after he came off the bench to lead the University of Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, quarterback Treon Harris was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus in the early morning of Sunday, October 5.  The ...more

Pac-12 women's basketball preview: the University of Washington
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 13, 2014 at 7:57pm

This is the second in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The Huskies may be poised to see their resilience pay off this season.Hammered by injuries two years ago, and then seeing their coach hired away by Ohio Sta...more

NCAA Soccer – Bracket Projections v3.5
by All White Kit
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:17pm

OK, I’ve decided to streamline the process a bit to eliminate some redundancy. The listed seeded teams are what was before my projected seeded teams, the seed candidates are the remaining RPI Top 25 teams ranked according to results against Top 50 t...more

Women’s College Wrestling Continues Expansion with Five New Teams
by Wombat Sports
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:16pm

Freshman Kiaya Van Scoyoc of Warner Pacific University The extraordinary expansion of women’s wrestling continues this year as five more colleges have added wrestling teams for this coming season. Among them: Eastern Michigan University Life U...more

Picking a College as an Elite Athlete
by kalliegregg
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:48pm

             Deciding on a university is a pivotal moment for many young people. Where you want to live, what you want to study, and the community you enter for four (or more) years can define the rest of your life. When...more

Daisha Simmons, Brittany Jack call for more compassion in NCAA's treatment of student-athletes
by Swish Appeal
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:15pm

Reflecting on the recently-resolved controversy, former Alabama teammates Daisha Simmons and Brittany Jack call for NCAA student-athletes to "be treated with more respect, consideration, and dignity". As Daisha Simmons fought valiantly for the ability ...more

Alabama reverses its stance, will grant Daisha Simmons waiver
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:08pm

The University of Alabama says it will support a waiver to allow Daisha Simmons to play at Seton Hall this season, reversing its previous denial:The Simmons situation had prompted criticism of Alabama from media outlets and social media in recent weeks.In...more

The sad story of Daisha Simmons' fight to transfer from Alabama to Seton Hall
by Swish Appeal
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:29pm

As reported by multiple outlets during the NCAA offseason, Alabama has taken a hard-line stance in blocking senior Daisha Simmons from transferring to Seton Hall for family reasons. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas said in an interview with Swi...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – WCC
by All White Kit
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:25pm

It has not been the best of years for the WCC. A league used to having a handful of contenders for at-large bids in the NCAA Tournament may get just one if things break the wrong way in league play. The only team that can be confident in their spot righ...more

Idaho star Destiny Slocum verbally commits to Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:47pm

According to multiple reports, Idaho star Destiny Slocum gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday. Under NCAA rules, UW can't confirm any reports. ESPNW has the 5-foot-7 PG ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2016 class...more

NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v1.5
by All White Kit
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:51pm

Seeded 1 – North Carolina – ACC* 2 – UCLA – Pac-12* 3 – Stanford – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Pepperdine – WCC* 6 – Penn State – Big Ten* 7 – South Carolina – SE...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – America East
by All White Kit
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:13pm

America East 145 – UMBC 158 – Hartford 205 – Stony Brook 216 – Maine 219 – Binghamton 220 – New Hampshire 232 – Albany (NY) 253 – UMass-Lowell 264 – Vermont Nothing really unexpected here. Just abou...more

Nation’s top women's basketball prospect, Asia Durr, commits to Louisville Cardinals
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:11pm

After narrowing her list down to five teams, the nation's top prospect announced that she will be headed to Louisville in 2015. Louisville received a huge commitment today with the verbal pledge of the nation's top prospect, Asia Durr. Durr, the dynam...more

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