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This Week in Women’s Basketball: Michael Winger now president of Mystics

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This Week in Women’s Basketball: Becky Hammon suspended two games without pay

Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon has been suspended over the Dearica Hamby controversy.

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This Week in Women’s Basketball: Shoe news with Breanna Stewart and Aliyah Boston

This week, it’s all about the shoes. While PUMA and Breanna Stewart introduced the Stewie 2 Ruby, Adidas and Aliyah Boston announced their endorsement partnership. Catch up on what else happened.

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This Week in Women’s Basketball: Morrow commits to LSU, WNBA announces rule changes

The former DePaul forward announced her commitment to the LSU Tigers, choosing the reigning NCAA champions over South Carolina and USC.

3x HS champion, Tennessee legend Jordan Horston is headed to Seattle

Jordan Horston was part of the first class to be coached by Kellie Harper all four years at Tennessee, and will now attempt to play point guard in the city of Sue Bird.

Dr. Jen Fry talks double standard seen with Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark

Jen Fry, a public speaker and expert on anti-racism and equity in sports, spoke with Swish Appeal’s Zachary Draves about the unfair backlash Angel Reese faced for her national championship game celebration.

Iowa City comes together to celebrate their Hawkeyes

The Iowa Hawkeyes were deluged with love from their community during a city-wide celebration of their historic season.

2023 WNBA Draft: Boston, Miller, Siegrist go 1, 2, 3; Joens, Beal fall

The Indiana Fever selected Aliyah Boston of the South Carolina Gamecocks with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft. There were some other non-surprises, as well as some surprises.

2023 WNBA Draft preview: Atlanta Dream

The Atlanta Dream may be looking to get Stephanie Soares of the Iowa State Cyclones if she falls to No. 6.

2023 WNBA Draft: Will Minnesota take Diamond?

Most mock drafts have the Minnesota Lynx taking wing Diamond Miller of the Maryland Terrapins at No. 2. But the Lynx also need a center and a point guard.

2023 WNBA Draft preview: Washington Mystics

The Washington Mystics are going to have backups at shooting guard, center and power forward, assuming they hold on to Amanda Zahui B. and Tianna Hawkins. That leaves backup small forward and point guard as needs to consider when they select at fourth overall.

The love for the Hawkeyes remains strong during NCAA title game watch party

Although the Iowa Hawkeyes came up short against the LSU Tigers, their fans stuck with them through it all, including several thousand back home in Iowa City.

LSU Tigers win 2023 national championship

The LSU Tigers used a complete team effort, and the best offensive effort ever in a national championship game, to overcome Caitlin Clark’s 30 points.

National championship preview: Iowa, LSU seek first title

A pair of exciting Final Four matchups has produced an intriguing title game showdown. On Sunday afternoon, the No. 2 seed Iowa Hawkeyes and No. 3 seed LSU Lady Tigers each will aim for a first national championship.

SEC reigns supreme as best conference in NCAAW

The SEC has the most wins and the best winning percentage in the Big Dance, but the Big Ten and Iowa await a showdown for the national championship.

All eyes on Caitlin Clark entering national championship game

After Caitlin Clark’s incredible Elite Eight and Final Four, she is the main storyline entering the NCAAW Tournament championship game between her Iowa Hawkeyes and the LSU Tigers.

Final Four recap: Clark’s streak of classic performances continues

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes made history with her stat lines in both the Elite Eight and Final Four.

Final Four recap: LSU uses 22-3 run to open fourth, rip out heart of VA Tech

The LSU Tigers simply flipped a switch at the beginning of the fourth quarter and are advancing to the national championship game.

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NCAA Tournament Final Four preview

And then there were four! The 2023 NCAA Tournament Final Four pits the upstart Virginia Tech Hokies against an LSU Tigers program seeking to restore its former glory. Later on, the red-hot Iowa Hawkeyes will try to dethrone the defending champion South Carolina Gamecocks, who still have not lost this season.

Hawkeyes have to play as a team in biggest game of their lives

It will take an all-hands-on-deck effort for the Iowa Hawkeyes to pull off the feat of dethroning the reigning champion South Carolina Gamecocks.

In its first Final Four appearance, Virginia Tech aims to make history

Led by Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore, the Virginia Tech Hokies have reached the Final Four, but do they have enough to win it all?

Why it’s hard to root for LSU

Six months ago, Kim Mulkey was, for a brief period, the most criticized figure in the women’s basketball community. Somehow, we’ve forgotten about that.

Battle-tested South Carolina executes its identity better than anyone

Another year, another NCAA Tournament Final Four for the South Carolina Gamecocks. It’s the third in a row for Dawn Staley’s squad, and thanks to infallible team defense and an unrivaled ability to rebound the basketball, the Gamecocks seem primed to repeat as national champions.

Elite Eight recap: Virginia Tech takes back-and-forth affair from Ohio State

The Virginia Tech Hokies are headed to their first-ever Final Four.

Elite Eight recap: South Carolina guards complement Aliyah Boston in win over Maryland

The South Carolina Gamecocks received 18 points from Zia Cooke, 16 from Beal and 22 from Aliyah Boston in a convincing win over the Maryland Terrapins.

NCAA Tournament Elite Eight: Iowa clinches Final Four berth

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes recorded the first-ever 30-point triple-double in NCAAW Tournament history and even made it a 40-point triple-double.

LSU ends Miami’s Cinderella story in Elite Eight

After a fantastic run that lead them to the Elite Eight, the Miami Hurricanes couldn’t get past the No. 3 seed LSU Tigers.

Ohio State Buckeyes, Virginia Tech Hokies advance to Elite Eight

UConn was upset and Georgia Amoore had a career night to earn Virginia Tech its first Elite Eight berth.

Maryland, South Carolina set for rematch in Elite Eight

The South Carolina Gamecocks remained perfect in their quest for back-to-back championships, sending the UCLA Bruins home in the Sweet Sixteen with a trademark defensive-minded win. They’ll advance to play the Maryland Terrapins, who outlasted a shorthanded Notre Dame Fighting Irish squad to punch their own ticket to the Elite Eight.

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Katie Meier is out LGBT married coach of Miami Hurricanes women’s basketball

Outsports’ story on Katie Meier, an out coach, going up against Kim Mulkey, who has allegedly discouraged gay players from coming out, in the Elite Eight.

Iowa and Louisville advance to Elite Eight

A Caitlin Clark-led Iowa team advances to the Elite Eight and Hailey Van Lith helps Louisville beat Ole Miss.

Cinderella Canes and Lady Tigers advance to Elite Eight

The No. 9 seed Miami Hurricanes earned the program’s first Elite Eight appearance, holding off a comeback from the No. 4 seed Villanova Wildcats. The No. 3 seed LSU Lady Tigers then escaped against the No. 2 seed Utah Utes, advancing to the program’s first Elite Eight since 2008.

2023 NCAA Tournament high-major assessment

Historically speaking, high-major programs have been the most successful in the Women’s NCAA Tournament. That remains the case ahead of the 2023 Sweet Sixteen, but for every team that has been a pleasant surprise, there’s another that didn’t live up to expectations.

Re-ranking the NCAAW Tournament Sweet Sixteen

We’ve got two No. 1 seeds, four No. 2 seeds, three No. 3 seeds, three No. 4 seeds, one No. 5 seed, one No. 6 seed, one No. 8 seed and one No. 9 seed in the NCAAW Sweet Sixteen. But how much will seeding really matter moving forward?


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