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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

Coach Lin Dunn has "spent most of her life fighting"
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:09pm

Much respect to retiring Lin Dunn, for being a pioneer in women's basketball.She's baaaaack...aka today's partial results:Tamika Catchings lead the Fever past the Sun, 72-68, with 21 points.The Lynx and Shock will square off later this evening.More WNBA n...more

Forgotten Females: Resurgence of Male Sports Overshadows Fordham’s Female Athletes
by klombardo1
posted July 3, 2014 at 7:44pm

The glory days are here again at Rose Hill. With the tremendous success of the football team this fall, and the men’s basketball team off to a hot start this season, Fordham Athletics is in the midst of a revival. The recent success of the Rams o...more

Former UTSA coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair killed in motorcycle accident
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 29, 2014 at 9:58am

What a horrible tragedy:Former UTSA women's basketball coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday afternoon in Austin. Rippetoe-Blair, who coached the Roadrunners for 13 seasons before resigning last August, was 52. Rippetoe-Blair...more

Some close ones #WNBA14
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 28, 2014 at 9:32am

Tonight's results:The Mystics got by the Sun, 69-63.The Mercury rallied past the Fever, 81-76.The Sky held off the Liberty, 73-69.The Storm downed the Lynx, 81-71.More WNBA news.....Lynx:Coach Cheryl Reeve admits she made a mistake in drafting Lindsey Moo...more

USC announcement inspires complaint
by Title IX Blog
posted June 27, 2014 at 6:58pm

Someone has challenged the University of Southern California's recently announced plan to provide four-year scholarships to football, and men's and women's basketball players. As Erin noted the other day, the disproportionate benefit to male student-athle...more

Wake Forest's Dearica Hamby, Mykia Jones, and Jen Hoover chill out for a cause
by Swish Appeal
posted June 24, 2014 at 4:34pm

All-ACC forward Dearica Hamby and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took part in the #Chillin4Charity event Monday in Winston-Salem. WINSTON-SALEM - The Wake Forest women's basketball team took its turn Monday in the "Chillin4Charity" campaign currently sw...more

Haiden Palmer is WCC female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted June 11, 2014 at 8:46pm

From the Zags:   SAN BRUNO, Calif. (June 10, 2014 – http://www.gozags.com) -  Gonzaga University basketball standout Haiden Palmer has been named the 2014 West Coast Conference Female Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and women&...more

Liberty vs. Mystics preview: New York takes its defensive intensity on the road
by Swish Appeal
posted May 30, 2014 at 6:33pm

After an impressive defensive performance on Tuesday night against the Storm, the Liberty head out on the road this weekend looking to continue improving. NEW YORK CITY- The defensive end has always been the cornerstone of his coaching philosophy. For...more

Former Zags star Vivian Frieson named Seattle U assistant coach
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 30, 2014 at 6:27pm

Former Gonzaga standout Vivian Frieson will return to her native city as the new assistant coach at Seattle U, head coach Joan Bonvicini announced Thursday. Frieson, who was the first Zag drafted by a WNBA team, replaces Shaquala Williams. The latter left...more

Ex-Vanderbilt guard transfers to FGCU
by Swish Appeal
posted May 27, 2014 at 7:51pm

Florida Gulf Coast has landed Vanderbilt transfer Kady Schrann; she will spend her last year with the Eagles. Schrann, who was ranked No. 58 in the country coming out of high school, will have one year of eligibility left after sitting out the upcoming...more

Stars show up for one quarter, lose to Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted May 26, 2014 at 10:15am

The San Antonio Stars played well in the second quarter, but it was all Los Angeles the rest of the game as the Sparks won 83-62 I'll have a full weekend look up tomorrow morning, but here's a gist of what went down in today's Stars' loss. After a dis...more

Kansas State insists on denying Leticia Romero her transfer release
by Swish Appeal
posted May 25, 2014 at 6:26pm

As Kansas State continues to reaffirm their position that they won't allow Leticia Romero to transfer, Swish Appeal had a chance to catch up with the star point guard who called the entire situation "frustrating". For more on the issue, check out SB Nat...more

Sky tops Sun, 78-68
by They're Playing Basketball
posted May 22, 2014 at 9:46pm

Elena Delle Donne once again lead the Sky in a win - today over the Sun, 78-68. She had 21 points.Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike lead her team with 18 points.More WNBA news.....Fever:Natasha Howard is making a splash as a rookie.Stars:Kayla Alexander recently...more

Interview: Leticia Romero discusses the frustrating denial of her transfer release by Kansas State
by Swish Appeal
posted May 22, 2014 at 9:38pm

Swish Appeal caught up with Leticia Romero to discuss her transfer request that Kansas State has denied without an explanation, leading to a frustrating battle that has garnered national attention. Swish Appeal: How are you doing, Leti? Leticia Romero...more

C. Vivian Stringer finally signs new contract with Rutgers - but questions remain
by They're Playing Basketball
posted May 20, 2014 at 10:10pm

About a month ago I wondered why Coach Vivian Stringer hadn't yet signed a contract extension with Rutgers, after she said in February that such negotiations were in final stages.Today it was announced that the contract was finally signed, but the details...more

The Monday After: Breaking down the Stars' weekend
by Swish Appeal
posted May 19, 2014 at 9:15pm

The Stars opened the 2014 season with a .500 record after splitting a back-to-back against the Atlanta Dream and Tulsa Shock. The Stars did what they needed to do this weekend: Earned a split. A back-to-back against the reigning eastern champions and a...more

University of Richmond to hold remembrance Wednesday for Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis
by Swish Appeal
posted May 13, 2014 at 7:19pm

The University of Richmond will hold a remembrance on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET for Ginny Doyle and Natalie Lewis, the two women's basketball staff members who were killed in a hot air balloon crash on Friday, May 2. There will also be a formal memorial se...more

Seattle jilted as WNBA hosts first exhibition "tournament"
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 12, 2014 at 7:36pm

The Storm lost 74-67 in an exhibition game against Los Angeles on Sunday. It was Seattle's only sanctioned WNBA warm-up due to scheduling conflicts to organize the standard two. With the regular-season opener Friday and the core having only been together...more

Richmond loses two coaches in hot air balloon crash
by Swish Appeal
posted May 11, 2014 at 9:18am

Two members of the University of Richmond women's basketball family passed away in a hot air balloon accident on Friday north of Richmond. Earlier it was reported that two coaches from Richmond's basketball team died in a hot-air balloon crash on Frida...more

The Swish Appeal Podcast, Episode 3: Featuring Holly Warlick, Essence Carson, Dr. Nicholas Gallucci, and Michael Cooper
by Swish Appeal
posted April 29, 2014 at 9:48pm

Here's our latest podcast, featuring four guests. Hi everyone, We've decided to move our podcast to Mondays! Here are the guests on today's show: 1. Holly Warlick, Head Coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball Team (Twitter | Official Bio) ...more

San Antonio Stars rookie Bri Kulas discusses her first day of WNBA training camp
by Swish Appeal
posted April 29, 2014 at 8:28pm

Missouri alum Bri Kulas sent us a blog about her arrival to San Antonio last week and her first day of training camp as a rookie with the Stars. I arrived in San Antonio on Thursday afternoon. When I got here we went to the rental car place to rent a c...more

Lack of female coaches in the NCAA
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 22, 2014 at 9:10pm

A recent report, “Women in Intercollegiate Sport: A Longitudinal National Study," found there are more female athletes, but fewer female coaches in the college ranks.More college news:Interview with new Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt.Former Flor...more

Interview with Tyler Summitt: How he chose the Louisiana Tech head coaching position, his age, and what he learned from Pat Summitt
by Swish Appeal
posted April 21, 2014 at 10:20pm

Louisiana Tech created waves in the women's basketball community by hiring 23-year-old Tyler Summitt to replace Teresa Weatherspoon as their women's basketball head coach. Swish Appeal caught up with Summitt to ask him about the process of getting to La...more

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