Tennessee's Mercedes Russell out for season

After announcing that Tennessee center Mercedes Russell would redshirt the 2014-15 season, Swish Appeal has learned that she'll be having an additional surgery to correct long-standing orthopedic...

Tennessee to discipline several players to start season


Holly Warlick seems to be channeling her inner Pat Summitt by keeping up with Summitt's standard of discipline. Per Maria M. Cornelius of Inside Tennessee, Warlick will be disciplining several players for missing classes and curfew since the end of last season.

Round 2 of WNBA #Chillin4Charity videos


Watch more players and coaches get drenched here.

Jannah Tucker and Mercedes Russell out until October


According to Dan Fleser of the Knoxville News-Sentinel, two players who figure to be apart of the rotation this season are out until October after undergoing surgery. Jannah Tucker had a do-over procedure over her ACL and Mercedes Russell had foot surgery.

Top-ranked post player Batouly Camara commits to Kentucky


Per multiple sources, the nation's no. 21 player, Batouly Camara, has committed to Kentucky. Camara is a 6-foot-2 post player from New York and attends Blair Academy.

Breaking News: Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee


Maria Cornelius of Inside Tennessee has informed Swish Appeal that Diamond DeShields intends to transfer to Tennessee. Swish Appeal has confirmed this as well. DeShields was National Freshman of the Year and averaged 18 points per game and 5.4 rebounds. More details to come soon.

Jacksonville to host SEC Tournament in 2016


"The Southeastern Conference and its member institutions are excited to travel to Jacksonville, a new site for our women’s basketball tournament," SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said. We look forward to showcasing our women’s basketball programs in the Sunshine State for the first time. Our student-athletes, coaches and current fans will greatly enjoy their visit and the exciting games will forge new fans of SEC women’s basketball in the process."


Diamond DeShields to visit South Carolina this weekend


"My last visit this weekend is to South Carolina and then a decision should come soon after," said Diamond DeShields to Maria M. Cornelius of Inside Tennessee.

Inside Tennessee

Diamond DeShields visits Tennessee


The Swish Appeal Podcast, Episode 3


Listen to our interviews with Holly Warlick, Essence Carson, Dr. Nicholas Gallucci, and Michael Cooper here.

Guest blog: Bri Kulas on her draft day experience

In our latest guest blog, Missouri's Bri Kulas recounts the experience of waiting to hear her name called on draft day and looking forward to training camp.

Arkansas has hired Christy Smith as assistant coach


WNBA draft profile: Meighan Simmons, Tennessee

When you spend three years earning a reputation as an inefficient volume shooter, it can be really hard to change people's perceptions. But Meighan Simmons has done enough this season to prove that...

Will the UConn-Tennessee series make a comeback?

UConn and Tennessee haven't played each other for years now, but minor discussions are underway that could revive one of the better rivalries in women's college basketball.

Kentucky's Matthew Mitchell fires top two assistants


UConn beats Texas A&M to advance to Final Four


Credit Texas A&M: Their 69-54 loss to UConn was both actually closer than the final score suggests for most of the way and really not that bad in the context of the Huskies season.

But UConn just had too many weapons to defend and their defense forced TAMU to play to their weakness of hitting perimeter shots. It will be the Huskies' seventh straight Final Four appearance.

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis was named MOP of the region while Hartley and Dolson joined her on the team.

Can TAMU learn anything from BYU against UConn?

Texas A&M might not have enough to pull of an upset against UConn, but BYU did show that UConn isn't entirely invincible.

Louisville outshoots LSU, advances to Elite Eight


SB Nation's Card Chronicle offered up a short summary of Louisville's 73-47 win over LSU today, which was really a developing rout from start to finish.

WBB State's Four Factors graphic shows where they established a major advantage: Louisville's +24.6% effective field goal percentage differential was equal to LSU's actual 24.6% effective field goal percentage.

TAMU & UConn pre-Elite Eight pressers


The Ags and Huskies meet the press in Lincoln.

Alyssa Thomas scores career-high in Maryland's win over Tennessee


As David Hooper of Rocky Top Talk wrote in his preview this morning, "We're now at the point in the tournament where any team can realistically beat any other team (Notre Dame and UConn excepted)" - it's hard to call this one a true "upset".

But with Tennessee having an opportunity to go to the Final Four with a home crowd behind them, it's certainly a disappointment for Lady Vols fans.

On the other hand, Alyssa Thomas looked about as dominant as it gets in scoring a career-high 33 points to go with 13 rebounds.

Was Jimmy Dykes a publicity hire?


Arkansas has hired Jimmy Dykes to replace Tom Collen, who was fired after a 19-11 season. Kurt Voight's article for the AP describes his resume and primary connection to the school, but is it reasonable to suggest that what he tweeted was a motivator as well?

Update: SB Nation's Arkansas site Arkansas Fight has a post up gauging interest in the hire and the early returns are generally positive.

UNC vs. South Carolina rewind: Can UNC win again?

Like the Baylor - Kentucky game yesterday, the Sweet 16 game between North Carolina and South Carolina is a rematch of a December game in which the lower seed won. So what can we learn from...

Baylor Advances to Elite 8 over Kentucky

Baylor held the Wildcats to just 2-of-14 shooting to start the game and took off from there. Odyssey Sims finishes with 25 points to lead Baylor into the Elite 8

Baylor vs. Kentucky rewind: Lessons from four OTs

Looking back on that game now, what can we learn from it and what might go differently?

LSU's Jeanne Kenney suffers career-ending concussion in second round


In Tuesday's second-round victory over West Virginia, there was some sad news that came out of that win for LSU. Starting senior guard Jeanne Kenney suffered another concussion which has ended her career with the Tigers -- she has had at least three to four concussions in the past. Kenney was LSU's second leading scorer at 11.3 points per game. This is a tough loss for the Tigers as they are also without freshman sensation, Raigyne Moncrief. Moncrief suffered a left knee injury that will require surgery.

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