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Diamond Miller has Terps looking forward to 2021-22

The junior opens up about why she feels the best backcourt resides in College Park and what it’s going to take to get the Terrapins over the hump this season.

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Vonn Read to replace Quentin Hillsman at Syracuse for now

Vonn Read was the associate head coach of Syracuse women’s basketball under Quentin Hillsman, who has resigned during an investigation into his coaching conduct.

The power of video games in promoting women’s basketball

Candace Parker made big news recently when she was chosen to be on the cover of NBA2K22. Her former Los Angeles Sparks teammate and mentor, Lisa Leslie, paved the way when she was featured in Backyard Basketball in 2001. Here’s how Leslie’s inclusion has contributed and how Parker’s becoming the focus will contribute to a cycle of increased exposure.

Paige Bueckers models how white athletes can use their platform

Upon winning the Best College Athlete award for women’s sports at the ESPYs, UConn’s Paige Bueckers used the platform provided by her acceptance to share the spotlight with Black women, emphasizing how their importance to women’s basketball has failed to be adequately appreciated. Moving forward, will the media and sponsors actually listen to Bueckers’ message?

Kellie Harper extended at Tennessee

After a second-round appearance, Kellie Harper has been extended two years with the Tennessee Lady Volunteers.

Maya Moore eloquent in acceptance of Arthur Ashe Courage Award

Maya Moore represented women’s basketball at the ESPYs by winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Additionally, Layshia Clarendon was nominated for the prestigious Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award, Paige Bueckers won best female college athlete, Tara VanDerveer won best coach and Becca Murray won best female athlete with a disability.

NIL agreements could expose enduring racial, sexual inequities

This new era of opportunity for college athletes carries with it old, enduring inequities, especially regarding how an athlete’s racial and/or sexual identity determines her "value."

Checking in with Haley Jones, fresh off AmeriCup gold

The 2021 NCAA Tournament Final Four Most Outstanding Player, Haley Jones keeps a booked schedule focused on her present and future goals.

Brenda Frese extended at Maryland through 2026-27

Brenda Frese won the national championship in 2006 and was named AP National Coach of the Year for 2020-21.

Geno Auriemma extended at UConn through 2025

Auriemma’s base salary will be $600,000 and he will get additional compensation worth a little over $2.2 million per year.

Lindsay Gottlieb the new USC head coach

Lindsay Gottlieb was an NBA assistant coach and also coached the Cal Golden Bears to the Final Four. Now she's headed to USC.

Adia Barnes deserving of pay raise

Arizona is paying Adia Barnes $5.85 million over the next five years.

Nicki Collen accepts head coaching position at Baylor

Nicki Collen was set to lead the Atlanta Dream into the 2021 WNBA season, but has switched gears and is headed to Waco.

Kamilla Cardoso to South Carolina

Kamilla Cardoso, who won the Blue Ribbon Panel’s ACC Rookie of the Year award, is transferring from Syracuse to South Carolina.

Kim Mulkey accepts head coaching job at LSU

Kim Mulkey won three national championships at Baylor. Now she’s headed to her home state of Louisiana.

Anastasia Hayes to Mississippi State

Anastasia Hayes averaged 26.5 points per game for the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in 2020-21. Now, she’s headed to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. She was a freshman at Tennessee.

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NCAAW players can now transfer once without sitting out a year

The NCAA has expanded its rule allowing one transfer without the need to sit out a year to include all sports, including women’s basketball.

Brian Holsinger takes over at Montana

The former Oregon State assistant is now in charge of the Lady Griz.

Shea Ralph the new Vanderbilt head coach

Shea Ralph brings loads of experience with her too Nashville.

Dorka Juhasz now a UConn Husky

Dorka Jushasz is going from the Ohio State Buckeyes to an already loaded UConn Huskies team.

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Aari McDonald has high WNBA potential

Arizona Desert Swarm’s K Doss writes about why Aari McDonald is about to make Arizona Wildcat fans proud.

Jennie Baranczyk replaces Sherri Coale as head coach at Oklahoma

Jennie Baranczyk, a three-time NCAA Tournament participant as the head coach for the Drake Bulldogs, is taking over at the helm for the Oklahoma Sooners.

NC State makes key move adding Diamond Johnson

Diamond Johnson was a highly-touted recruit who played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in 2020-21. Now she’ll be playing for the NC State Wolfpack.

2021 WNBA Mock Draft

The 2021 WNBA Draft will look a little different than usual due to NCAA eligibility rules thinning out the draft class considerably. Here are our picks for who will be drafted and where.

Title game stars Kiana Williams, Aari McDonald officially declare for WNBA Draft

Kiana Williams of the Stanford Cardinal and Aari McDonald of the Arizona Wildcats are two of six players who have added their names to the list of 57 players in the WNBA Draft.

Barnes, Staley and the state of Black women head coaches

In leading Arizona and South Carolina to the Final Four, head coaches Adia Barnes and Dawn Staley put the spotlight on Black women head coaches, showing what can happen when they are given a fair opportunity. Will their success change how Black women coaching prospects are considered?

Vanessa Blair-Lewis hired as George Mason head coach

Vanessa Blair Lewis comes to the George Mason Patriots from the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.

Pac-12 snuck up on rest of country

A year after the departure of Sabrina Ionescu from the Oregon Ducks, the Stanford Cardinal and Arizona Wildcats faced off in an all-Pac-12 title game.

Paige Bueckers the Wooden Award winner

UConn’s Paige Bueckers won AP Player of the Year, Naismith Player of the Year and the Wooden Award.

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Tina Langley in as Washington’s head coach

Tina Langley has moved from the Rice Owls to the Washington Huskies.

Haley Jones rises to the occasion for Stanford

Haley Jones scoring 13 of the team’s 23 second-half points, a plus-18 rebounding margin and great field goal percentage defense were the keys to the Stanford Cardinal’s victory over the Arizona Wildcats in the national championship game.

Stanford wins national title

The Stanford Cardinal had some scary stretches, but had the upper hand against the Arizona Wildcats in the national championship game on Sunday.

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