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Pac-12 NCAA Basketball preview: the University of Southern California
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 19, 2014 at 10:12am

This is the fifth in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.To say Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's first year as USC's coach last season exceeded expectations is an understatement.Having lived near the basement of the Pac-12 wi...more

More midnight madness and college news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 19, 2014 at 9:59am

The Big Ten's arrow is pointing up with Maryland and Rutgers.North Carolina State is hoping their talented back court can make up for some serious personnel losses.The young Auburn Tigers are getting their chance.Colorado's Haley Smith will fill in for in...more

As the basketball season approaches, storylines are forming
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 17, 2014 at 6:38pm

College teams are fleshing out and taking shape:Expectations for Duke are lower this year, despite the return of Elizabeth Williams.Coach Nikki Caldwell is looking to get LSU "back to what they were built on."Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd has learned to em...more

Pac-12 NCAA Basketball preview: the University of Arizona
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 16, 2014 at 9:12pm

This is the fourth in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.Coach Niya Butts' six-year tenure with the University of Arizona has been full of ups and downs. Perhaps the lowest valley was last season, which saw the Wi...more

ESPN releasesNCAA Basketball season broadcast schedule
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 16, 2014 at 10:30am

2014-2015 ESPN game broadcast schedule.OOOweee!!! I'm getting excited now.I'm intrigued by South Carolina at Duke, Louisiana Tech at LSU and West Virginia at Texas in pre-conference play.More college news:Georgia is already ahead of schedule, and aims to ...more

Prognostications and honors
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 15, 2014 at 11:22pm

New Oregon coach Kelly Graves is putting finishing touches on fresh canvas.Louisiana Tech is rebuilding with second-generation coaching royalty (Tyler Summitt).South Carolina's freshman class are already like sisters.Tamela McCorvey has been moved from as...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

The news net is spread far and wide
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 14, 2014 at 10:19am

Miami has extended coach Katie Meier's contract through 2020-2021. In return, she donated $75,000 to women's athletics at the school, and challenged donors to match her.Duke's Ka'lia Johnson is ready for her senior year.UConn's Moriah Jefferson has a chan...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

Play 4 Kay games will feature 14 top teams & other women's basketball news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:49pm

ESPN has announced its "Play 4 Kay" games for this season, to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Among 14 top teams that will be playing are Tennessee, South Carolina, Duke, Notre Dame, California and Louisville.More college news:South Carolina coach Dawn S...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

The other Summitt is out to re-shape the culture at Louisiana Tech
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:09pm

First-year Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt pushed his team to the breaking point in their first practice today:RUSTON – Any doubts about Tyler Summitt changing the culture around Louisiana Tech's women's basketball program were put to rest Monday...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

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

Daily Swish: Team USA survives, Liz Cambage's injury, and the Mighty Macs are returning to the Garden
by Swish Appeal
posted September 20, 2014 at 4:47pm

Here are some links for your Saturday. Here are some links to start your Saturday off right, so I'll just cut to the chase: Team USA's win over Australia John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has a recap on Friday's Team USA victory over Australia -...more

Head Injuries: The Wrong Lesson
by The First Line
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back when I was so foolish as to write about other sports, one of the first stories that caught my attention, in part because I once found myself sitting across the aisle from her at an invitational,* was that of Jamie Carey. Some of you more dedicated w...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

UConn women's basketball team gets recognized at football home opener
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:50pm

Another well-deserved honor. Here are some photos and funny tweets from over the weekend. So, I checked on Twitter and saw that CSN Washington's Ben Standig replied to one of Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson's tweets about her doing Stefanie D...more

Coach Chris Gobrecht's return part of UW's nonconference schedule
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:39pm

Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give spinets about each opponent. Below is th...more

Happy Birthday: Hoopism blog is 6!!
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 1, 2014 at 1:17pm

Today marks the sixth anniversary of Hoopism. I started it on this date in 2008 with the intention of shining light on women's basketball, from the high school level to the pros. As of today, I've had almost one million page views.The fun I've had bloggin...more

Eastern Washington ranks second in Division I academic honor roll
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 25, 2014 at 8:42am

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller's team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs a...more

Notre Dame-bound Brianna Turner is Gatorade's POY
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 16, 2014 at 9:57pm

Brianna Turner of Manvel High School in Manvel, Tex. is the Gatorade girl's basketball player of the year.Turner, whose accomplishments are many, is headed to Notre Dame this fall. ...more

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