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The development of Chiney Ogwumike's winning character

Following her sister's lead from the very first time she picked up the ball has helped Chiney Ogwumike develop into not only a 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year candidate but also one of the league's...

Round 2 of WNBA #Chillin4Charity videos


Watch more players and coaches get drenched here.

Seattle Storm names Alisha Valavanis as Chief Operating Officer


Valavanis was previously the Assistant Athletic Director for Annual Giving and Alumni Relations at the University of California, Berkeley from 2011-2014. Before coming to Cal, she worked for the Golden State Warriors NBA tea, and was also an assistant coach for the University of the Pacific's women's basketball program. She will officially join the Storm on July 1.

Cal head coach Lindsay Gottlieb tweets on Richmond Spiders coaches involved in hot-air balloon crash


Gottlieb was an assistant coach for Richmond from 2002-2005 under then-head coach Joanne Boyle. When Boyle left Richmond to go to Cal, Gottlieb also left with Boyle to become her lead assistant.

Connecticut selects Chiney Ogwumike first overall

After a blockbuster trade earlier today, the Connecticut Sun don't surprise anyone here.

Rumor: Kelly Graves has hired Mark Campbell as his assistant coach


Per multiple sources, it's rumored that Kelly Graves has made his first hire as Oregon head coach. Graves has hired Oregon State associate head coach Mark Campbell to be his assistant.

June Daugherty receives contract extention


"June, her staff and the entire team are to be commended for a truly fine season," said WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos. "Reaching the postseason for the first time in 23 years is a notable achievement. I’m looking forward to watching this program continue to improve in the years to come."

Washington State Athletics

Update: Kelly Graves contract is for five years, starting at $500K


Kelly Graves meets with Oregon women's basketball team


Per the Register-Guard, Gonzaga head coach met with Oregon women's basketball team earlier Sunday. As we reported earlier, Graves is likely the next coach at Oregon, one particular source said that it was "basically a done deal."


Rumor: Kelly Graves most likely to become the next Oregon coach


Per multiple sources, it is rumored that Kelly Graves will most likely be the next head coach of Oregon. One source said that it was "basically a done deal." Earlier last night, Lindsey Schnell reported that Graves would be interviewing with the Ducks sometime today. This would be a huge hire for Oregon if Graves is named its next head coach. Stay tuned.

Finding hope for Stanford against UConn

What does Stanford have to do to beat UConn in the Final Four? Shooting better than 27% from the three point line would be a good start.

Rumor: Cynthia Cooper hires Beth Burns and Taja Edwards as assistants


Per sources: It's rumored that USC head coach Cynthia Cooper has hired former San Diego State head coach Beth Burns as an assistant. Also, she has brought on Taja Edwards as an assistant coach as well.

Stanford Beats North Carolina, Back in Final Four

With Stanford hitting threes, UNC came out on the perimeter and left Chiney Ogwumike alone one-on-one in the paint. And what, Stanford fans, do C and R say when they leave Chiney alone one-on-one...

Stanford holds off North Carolina to advance to Final Four


North Carolina gave Stanford just about everything they could, coming out hot from three point range while containing Chiney Ogwumike in the first half, forcing the prospect #1 draft pick into an uncharacteristic five turnovers, and winning the offensive rebounding battle.

But in the second half, Ogwumike's refined post game proved too much for UNC's younger players, UNC's hot three point shooting touch went cold, and mental mistakes down the stretch killed UNC.

The Tar Heels had their chances, but ultimately Stanford's experience (and home court advantage?) overwhelmed UNC in the second half en route to a 74-65 win to advance to their sixth Final Four in seven seasons.

Mikaela Ruef was awarded Most Outstanding Player and appropriately so: for her entire career she's done things that don't necessarily show up in the box score, but tonight she read UNC's defense perfectly and figured out a way to exploit every gap in the D for herself or by setting up others.

Stanford's defense stifled PSU's Lucas in Sweet 16

Stanford played their best ball in a long, long time.

Stanford routs Penn State, advances to Elite Eight


ESPN's commentators mentioned that some people thought that Penn State had a chance at an upset in this one. I guess anything is possible, but even considering that prediction seems difficult unless you a) have never been to Maples or b) don't know anything about Chiney Ogwumike.

Ogwumike, whose dominance looks routine at this point, scored 29 & 15 in the game and really didn't face all that much resistance.

For Penn State, Maggie Lucas scored just six points and none in the second half as Lili Thompson's defense just did not give her any breathing room.

Interview with Oregon State's Weisner & Wiese

Swish Appeal interviews Oregon State stars Jamie Weisner and Sydney Wiese before their second round matchup with top-seeded South Carolina.

#2 Lady Bears Top #7 Cal - Sweet 16

Odyssey Sims scored 27 points for the Lady Bears, including 11 key points in the final eight minutes of the ball game to ice the Golden Bears and advance to Baylor's sixth consecutive Sweet 16.


Stanford in Sweet Sixteen

Give credit to Florida State University. They had a definite game plan on defense that gave Stanford trouble. But credit Hall of Fame and Olympic coach Tara VanDerveer with a better defensive game...

Cardinal and 'Noles fight for Sweet 16


2007 de javu rematch: Florida State will try to repeat the same feat that led them to their first Sweet 16 back in 2007.

2nd Round Preview: #1 Notre Dame vs. Zona St.


Arizona State looks to try and do what no one else has been able to do this season, beat Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are 33-0 on the season.

2014 NCAA Tournament Preview: #2 Baylor vs. #7 Cal

Baylor looks to head to the Sweet 16 for the sixth straight season. However, California, a team that went to the Final Four last year stands in the way. Teams will tip off at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN.

Stanford Beats South Dakota, Advances

Well round one is done and in the books. The Stanford Women’s Basketball team with the #2 seed, beat #15 seed South Dakota 81-62 to advance to the round of 32 (which needs a cute nickname). One...

Dance Card: Cal, Pac-12 at-large

Making a Final Four raised expectations and Cal met them in conference play. But can they repeat their post-season success?

Dance Card: Arizona State, Pac-12 at-large

Charli Turner-Thorne works her magic again.

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