January ready to step up as Fever's leader
With Tamika Catchings retired and moved to the front office, Briann January is left as Indiana's longest-tenured active player. And no one is more ready for an expanded leadership role.
William adjusting to life after The Shot that rocked UConn
Just less than a month has passed since “The Shot” -- which upset UConn and snapped the longest winning streak in college basketball, in the Final Four, in overtime, at the buzzer, And Morgan William has been “just overwhelmed.”
How Imani and Paul Boyette stay in sync
Imani Boyette is at WNBA training camp in Chicago, while her husband Paul is back in Texas hoping to receive an NFL draft call. For this athlete couple, it's all about the unlimited data plan.
A motor and a mentor for elite recruit with diabetes
Cate Reese already was an elite basketball recruit and a state champion when she was diagnosed with diabetes a year ago. With her big sister by her side, she hasn't stopped striving for her goal.
WNBA top pick Plum's got her own t-shirt cannon.
Former Washington star and No. 1 overall WNBA draft pick Kelsey Plum shows off her impressive throwing power by launching t-shirts toward the crowd at the Grizzlies-Spurs game.
Score another elite recruit for the Longhorns
Karen Aston and Texas have added a third McDonald's All American to their incoming freshman class. Destiny Littleton is the only one who holds the California scoring record.
How Japanese-American women are keeping up a basketball tradition
The JA leagues were formed as a reaction to the rampant discrimination Japanese-Americans faced in the early 1900s. Today, many Japanese-American women look forward to continuing the tradition.
Lisa Leslie has high hopes for Dawn Staley.
Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie discusses why Dawn Staley will succeed as the new head coach of Team USA.
Exclusive book excerpt: 'From the Court to the Boardroom'
In 'From the Court to the Boardroom,' Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie and award-winning CEO Bridgette Chambers instruct readers on how to reignite their passion and competitive spirit.
Top prospect, top dunker called by USA Basketball
Samantha Brunelle already won bronze on an international stage. Francesca Belibi already made national headlines for her jaw-dropping dunks. Now they will try out for the U17 USA Basketball team.
Competitiveness is 'just part of' Muffet McGraw's DNA
From the first time she played organized basketball, Muffet McGraw demonstrated a relentless desire to improve, compete and dominate -- which have driven the Irish coach to a Hall of Fame career.
HoopGurlz: A legend in Texas grows
Cathy Self-Morgan starred for the Longhorns and has won eight state titles as a coach. What is the Gatorade Coaching Excellence Award winner most proud of? The lasting relationships.
Top pick Plum 'excited' to be in San Antonio
Kelsey Plum, the top pick in the WNBA draft, was thrilled to be in San Antonio and sign her first professional contract playing for the Stars.
HoopGurlz: The star seeking a home
Payton Paro's name is all over the record books at Tampa's Plant High School. Now the senior shooting guard just wants to place it on a national letter of intent.
UConn is back on top in Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2017-18
We crowned a champion barely two weeks ago, but how does your team stack up for next season? Presenting your first look at the best of the best of women's college basketball for 2017-18 -- and Baylor remains at No. 2 despite Beatrice Mompremier's decision to transfer.
Louisville's Walz to head new under-23 USA team
Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz will head the inaugural USA Basketball under-23 women's team that will play in Tokyo this summer.
Baylor hires first female prez amid scandal
Facing lawsuits regarding the school's handling of sexual assault claims, Baylor University has hired Linda Livingstone as its first female president
ACC extends N.C. site deals after HB2 change
The ACC, after pulling 10 neutral-site championships in North Carolina because of HB2, has added a replacement year to those deals after changes to the law.
Skylar Diggins featured in new BodyArmor ad
WNBA star Skylar Diggins will have her own individual video that showcases her training strategies. The campaign also features James Harden, Andrew Luck and other athletes.
Five observations from the 2017 WNBA draft
San Antonio, Chicago and Dallas -- which combined for seven of 12 first-round picks -- set the tone in Thursday's WNBA draft. Which teams immediately helped themselves?
After missing NCAA title run, Coates' name called early in WNBA draft
Three Gamecocks were selected in the top-10 picks of Thursday's WNBA draft. Being drafted No. 2 overall was especially gratifying for Alaina Coates, who was sidelined for South Carolina's NCAA championship run.
Dawn Staley advises her most recent WNBA draftees.
South Carolina has three players heading to the WNBA and coach Dawn Staley spells out what her players have to do to be successful at the next level.
Plum: 'Sigh of relief' being selected No. 1 overall.
Kelsey Plum shares the emotions of being the top pick in the WNBA draft, and dishes on trash-talking with the Seahawks.
Top pick in WNBA draft advocates for Fultz.
Kelsey Plum says fellow Washington hoops star Markelle Fultz deserves to be the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
WNBA style: The black-and-white case
Nia Coffey and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough stand out as the athletes keep it clean and simple at the 2017 WNBA draft
Coates will have immediate impact in Chicago.
Rebecca Lobo and Lachina Robinson commend Alaina Coates on how quickly she will benefit the Sky as a rebounder and rim protector.
How will Plum impact the Stars?
Rebecca Lobo and LaChina Robinson analyze how top pick Kelsey Plum will be able to contribute to the Stars.
Plum on what needs work: "My defense, let's just go out and say it."
She was selected No. 1 overall, but Kelsey Plum is humble in discussing her skill set and what areas of her game need to improve.
DraftCast: Wrapping up the WNBA draft
San Antonio selected Kelsey Plum at No. 1 overall. Three Gamecocks went in the top-10 picks. Our DraftCast tracks all three rounds.
Plum drafted first in WNBA draft.
The San Antonio Stars select Washington's Kelsey Plum first overall in the 2017 WNBA draft and Plum speaks with Holly Rowe immediately after being selected.
HoopGurlz: Five impactful and still unsigned prospects
Angel Hayden has won four straight state titles in Texas and was named MVP each of the last two seasons. She's one of the top unsigned players in the 2017 class.
Meet WNBA COO Jay Parry
Jay Parry welcomed Diana Taurasi to the Phoenix Mercury 13 years ago as team president. Now as WNBA COO, she's welcoming all future players to the league on draft night.
Gamecocks celebrate with the city of Columbia.
A'ja Wilson and head coach Dawn Staley address the fans at the Gamecocks' National Championship parade.
Kelsey Plum caps college career with Wooden Award
In addition to being AP Player of the Year, AP All-American and the NCAA's career leading scorer, Kelsey Plum capped her college career with the John R. Wooden Award. Up next: the WNBA.
Plum wins Wooden Award.
Kelsey Plum of Washington wins the Wendy's Wooden Award for women's player of the year and reflects on becoming the leading scorer in women's basketball.
Staley: 'I'm proud of being from Philadelphia'
Dawn Staley has always had a special relationship with Philadelphia. And the South Carolina coach, fresh off of winning the NCAA championship, never forgets her roots.
5 factors contributing to South Carolina's remarkable turnaround
A mere six weeks before the NCAA final, the Gamecocks were struggling. Bolstered by coach Dawn Staley's unwavering belief in her team, here's how South Carolina executed its championship run.
Tamika Catchings hopes to see old friends at new job
Retirement is looking good on Tamika Catchings. Her new tea shop is about to be the hottest spot in town. Well, if Swin Cash has anything to say about it.
Wilson says Staley doesn't make her stay comfortable.
A'ja Wilson discusses her emotions after leading South Carolina to its first women's NCAA basketball title, and compares her relationship with coach Dawn Staley to Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan.
HoopGurlz: Recruit rerouted on way to Georgia Tech
Not all that long ago, Elizabeth Dixon couldn't catch, dribble or shoot. Now that she has emerged as one of the most promising prospects in the country, her dad wants her to keep on moving.
Title-game benching of 'Itty Bitty' causes big stir
Bulldogs coach Vic Schaefer sat star point guard Morgan "Itty Bitty" William for much of the title game against South Carolina, a move that continues to be second-guessed.
At last, South Carolina coach Staley is an NCAA champion
When Dawn Staley ended her college career without an NCAA title, despite three Final Four trips, "I thought that was it." But Sunday the coach and her Gamecocks hoisted the championship trophy.
Staley calls championship a 'childhood dream.'
South Carolina coach Dawn Staley shares what it means to win the NCAA title and the inspiration she received from Carolyn Peck.
South Carolina finally wins first NCAA title
The Gamecocks defeated Mississippi State the same way they reached the national championship game. They surrounded the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player, A'ja Wilson, with a supporting cast worthy of her.
Wilson powers South Carolina to first national title.
A'ja Wilson scores 23 points in the national championship game to lead South Carolina over Mississippi State 67-55.
Local star Wilson helps deliver South Carolina's first NCAA title
When hometown hero A'ja Wilson chose to stay to play for the Gamecocks, this is what she envisioned. Sunday, she led South Carolina to its first NCAA title as the Most Outstanding Player.
How South Carolina won its first national championship
A'ja Wilson had 23 points as coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina captured their first national championship, beating Mississippi State 67-55.
A'ja Wilson living out dad's dream at South Carolina
Roscoe Wilson Jr. just missed being one of the first black basketball players at South Carolina. Now his daughter, All-American A'ja Wilson, has become one of the faces of the university.
The moment Lobo became a Hall of Famer.
Rebecca Lobo shares the story when she got the call to be notified that she would be a Hall of Famer, and how her husband confused her with Larry Bird.
McGraw's success at Notre Dame is legendary.
Muffet McGraw has coached the Fighting Irish in five national championship games, including a win in 2001.
Auriemma praises Lobo for Hall of Fame selection.
Geno Auriemma shows his pride in seeing Rebecca Lobo be selected to the Hall of Fame and shares the story of how she went from an awkward field hockey player to a women's basketball legend.
Mississippi State stands up to UConn in epic upset
Morgan William's game-winning shot finally silenced Connecticut. And brought the rest of women's basketball to its feet in Mississippi State's overtime upset for the ages.
Mississippi State snaps UConn's streak in OT thriller.
With UConn riding an 111-game win streak, Mississippi State knocked off the Huskies on Morgan William's overtime buzzer-beater. The Bulldogs will face South Carolina in the title game.
The reign is over in women's hoops.
Mississippi State did the unthinkable knocking off UConn. The Huskies 111-game win streak comes to an end and it's not what you think. Kevin Negandhi tells the story.
Shocking upset a learning experience for UConn
Right when many assumed the Huskies were at their least vulnerable, they finally showed it in an overtime upset against Mississippi State.
Geno tells his players 'this is real life.'
UConn coach Geno Auriemma admits that "maybe we're just not mature enough for this" and shares his message to his players after this Final Four loss to Mississippi State.
Kathy Auriemma plays key role in UConn's storied success.
Julie Foudy looks at how Kathy Auriemma, wife to UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, has played an important role in the winning program.
Alysa Auriemma's tribute to her mom, Kathy
"There is no one in my life I want to get along with more, no one who scares me more, and no one I want to emulate more than my mom," writes Alysa Auriemma.
Ranking the 10 best women's NCAA tournament performances
Where does Morgan William's 41-point game rank among the greatest individual performances in women's NCAA tournament history? From Sheryl Swoopes to Charlotte Smith to Diana Taurasi, we rank the 10 best of all time.
Breanna's basketball world tour.
It's been a year since former UConn star Breanna Stewart won the National Championship. Where's she been since then? Everywhere.
Breanna Stewart's global basketball journey
A gold medal could have been the perfect epilogue for the former UConn star, but she saved her longest trip for last -- playing for Shanghai in the Women's Chinese Basketball Association.
UConn hadn't lost since November 2014, winning an NCAA-record 111 straight games that included two NCAA titles and a 38-0 season in 2015-16. Mississippi State snapped the historic run Friday.
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