New book ‘Inaugural Ballers’ tells story of first U.S. women’s Olympic basketball team (1976)
Hear from New York Times bestselling author Andrew Maraniss about the fascinating journey he went on to tell the story of Pat Summitt, Lusia Harris, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Nancy Lieberman and many other influential figures in women’s basketball.
Diamond DeShields shines in USA Basketball Red-White scrimmage
While much of the USA Basketball pool was unavailable due to the WNBA playoffs, some youngsters made their case for the World Cup roster.
Recap: Team USA dominant in 93-55 win over Puerto Rico in Women’s WCQ
Ariel Atkins led Team USA with 14 points, and six Americans scored in double digits. For Puerto Rico, Isalys Quinones led with 12 points.
Recap: Plum, Jones lead Team USA to 84-75 win over Belgium in World Cup qualifiers
Both the Las Vegas Aces guard and Connecticut Sun center came off the bench for the Americans. UMMC Ekaterinburg (and soon-to-be Chicago Sky) forward Emma Meessseman scored 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Belgian Cats.
Preview: Team USA meets Belgium in the World Cup qualifying tournament
The USA has already qualified for the World Cup, but this is a rare chance to play a high-level international opponent before then.
“It Was Very Surreal”: Cheryl Reeve Named Head Coach of USA Basketball’s Women’s National Team
Lucas Seehafer of Canis Hoopus reports on Cheryl Reeve’s introductory press conference as head coach of USA women’s basketball.
Cheryl Reeve is the next Team USA head coach
Cheryl Reeve is a four-time WNBA champion head coach with the Minnesota Lynx.
Why is Nneka Ogwumike not on Team USA?
Rather than generating excitement about the upcoming Olympic Games, the announcement of the Team USA roster resulted in outrage, as Nneka Ogwumike was not named to the team. An MVP, champion and the president of the WNBPA, her exclusion inspired accusations of unfairness and conspiracy. Here’s an attempt to make sense of this messy situation.
What’s next for Team USA?
This past weekend, members of the US Women’s National Basketball Team participated in a four-day mini-camp, possibly their only training camp opportunity before this summer’s 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. What might the team that takes on the world in Tokyo look like?
Dawn Staley: ‘People are mad BECAUSE NOTHING HAS CHANGED’
Hall of Fame head coach Dawn Staley discusses in an essay in The Players’ Tribune the toll of persistent racial injustice and white supremacy on Black Americans.
Best Player Who Never Won a Title: Dawn Staley’s amazing second act
Dawn Staley never won a championship while wowing crowds for the Virginia Cavaliers in the early 1990s, or during her eight-year professional turn in the WNBA. Yet, by the time her South Carolina Gamecocks won the 2017 national title, she already was an icon.
WATCH: 4 Team USA women’s hoops Olympic gold medal wins
You asked. The Basketball Gods answered. Four Olympic gold medal-winning games for USA Basketball Women’s National Team on NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m. ET tonight (Thursday, April 23).
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FIBA 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament has been postponed
Set to tip off in Bengaluru, India, on Wednesday, March 18 — featuring Napheesa Collier, Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray and Kelsey Plum — the USA Basketball 3x3 team would have played for the right to compete in the inaugural event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. With the global shutdown due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Olympics and other sporting events increasingly appear in doubt.
Team USA hopes Tokyo Olympics aren’t ruined by Coronavirus
The 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, are in jeopardy due to the Coronavirus. Cancellation of the Olympics would halt Diana Taurasi’s and Sue Bird’s quest for their fifth gold medals.
Kelsey Plum, Napheesa Collier highlight Team USA 3x3 team seeking bid to 2020 Tokyo Olympics
USA Basketball announced on Monday that Kelsey Plum, Napheesa Collier, Stefanie Dolson and Allisha Gray will represent Team USA in the Women’s 3x3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament March 18-22 in Bengaluru, India.
McCoughtry’s homecoming gift: A win for Team USA vs. Louisville
Team USA has been tested during its 2019-20 college tour, and that trend continued in the early-going of Sunday’s game against the Louisville Cardinals. Led by former Louisville standout Angel McCoughtry (with help from Sylvia Fowles and Breanna Stewart), the national team put up a lopsided victory by game’s end.
Preview: It’s Louisville vs. a one-of-a-kind talent and Team USA
Head Coach Jeff Walz has the Louisville Cardinals poised to make a deep tournament run in March, but first must face an old protégé in Angel McCoughtry, who returns as a member of Team USA. Dana Evans, Kylee Shook and Jazmine Jones lead the Cardinals into battle.
Recap: UConn shows toughness in loss to Team USA, 79-64
Team USA took control in fourth quarter but the UConn Huskies kept it close for large portions of the game.
Preview: UConn vs. Team USA will be played with heavy hearts
The UConn Huskies welcome home Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Katie Lou Samuelson, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi in a game against a USA Basketball Women’s National Team tempered by grief over the untimely passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. It will be Stewart’s first time playing competitive basketball since April 2019.
Stewie, McCoughtry return to the court for Team USA
Breanna Stewart is back! The 2018 WNBA MVP is expected to play for Team USA when they take on UConn and Louisville in a pair of exhibition games. Angel McCoughtry also highlights the list of players who will be suiting up for the red, white and blue.
USA preps for Tokyo 2020 with stops in Connecticut, Louisville and Serbia
Head coach Dawn Staley and Team USA will face Serbia, Mozambique and Nigeria in the 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in February. The women’s national team previously announced stops in Connecticut to play the Huskies and Louisville to play the Cardinals.
Recap: Redemption for Team USA with 3-0 sweep at Olympic pre-qualifying tournament
Sylvia Fowles and A’ja Wilson stepped up for the USA Basketball Women’s National Team which previously lost to the Oregon Ducks during its college tour of exhibition games.
Team USA faces Colombia on Sunday, seeks 3-0 sweep at Olympic pre-qualifying tournament
The game tips off at 4:30 p.m. ET and will stream live on FIBA’s YouTube channel.
It’s Team USA vs. Argentina in Saturday night pre-Olympic qualifying play
Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET and the game is streaming live on the FIBA YouTube channel.
United States begins Olympic pre-qualifying tournament Thursday
After going 3-1 in their college tour games, Team USA takes on Brazil, Argentina and Colombia this weekend in the FIBA Women’s Olympic Pre-Qualifying Americas Tournament.
Preview: Top-ranked Oregon begins national title quest against Team USA on Saturday
Sabrina Ionescu returned to Oregon to take care of "unfinished business." But before taking on college basketball’s best, Ionescu and the Ducks will test their championship mettle against Team USA.
Preview: Poised for a historic season, Texas A&M hosts Team USA on Thursday
A quick break from the Pac-12 won’t be much of a break at all for Team USA, as Chennedy Carter and the No. 6 Texas A&M Aggies are on the brink of another huge season.
UConn, Louisville added to Team USA college tour for 2020
The United States Women’s National Team will play at least two more college tour games. In early 2020, they will face UConn and Louisville.
Preview: Team USA travels to Corvallis where Oregon State hopes to build on last season’s strengths
Mikayla Pivec and Destiny Slocum are back for the Oregon State Beavers. For success this season, they will look to build on the 3-point shooting and defense that propelled them to a Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2018-19.
Preview: Stanford faces Team USA in prep for Pac-12 title defense, maybe more
On Saturday, Team USA opens its college exhibition tour against the third-ranked Stanford Cardinal. With a respectable effort, the Cardinal can establish themselves as bona fide national title contenders.
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Maine removes interim tag, signs Amy Vachon to 4-year deal
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