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WNCAAB: UConn’s Paige Bueckers out 8 weeks after surgery

UConn guard Paige Bueckers underwent surgery on her left knee and is out for at least eight weeks. Bueckers was injured on Dec. 5 and required surgery to repair an anterior tibial plateau fracture and lateral meniscus tear. UConn said her likely return date is “early February,” using Monday’s surgery date as the starting point […]

  • WNCAAB: UConn (No. 7) fall to lowest ranking in 14 years

    The UConn women’s basketball team dropped to No. 7 in the latest poll released Monday, marking their lowest ranking in 14 years. The Huskies dropped four spots after losing to Georgia Tech last week, a loss that snapped their 240-game winning streak over unranked teams. The loss to Georgia Tech was just the Huskies’ second […]

  • WNCAAB: UConn’s streak vs. unranked teams ends with loss to Georgia Tech

    No. 3 UConn’s 240-game winning streak against unranked opponents ended with a 57-44 loss at Georgia Tech on Thursday in Atlanta. UConn hadn’t lost to an unranked team since falling 57-56 to St. John’s in 2012, and the loss to Georgia Tech was just the Huskies’ second to an unranked opponent in the past 29 […]

  • WNCAAB: UConn star Paige Bueckers (leg) out 6-8 weeks

    UConn star Paige Bueckers will be sidelined six to eight weeks with a tibial plateau fracture, the team announced Tuesday. The sophomore guard suffered a non-contact injury to her left knee late in the fourth quarter of the No. 3 Huskies’ 73-54 victory against Notre Dame. An MRI and a CT scan confirmed the extent […]

  • WNCAAB: UConn star Paige Bueckers sustains apparent leg injury

    UConn star Paige Bueckers left the No. 2 Huskies’ 73-54 win over No. 24 Notre Dame on Sunday with an apparent leg injury. The sophomore guard had to be helped off the court following a non-contact injury late in the fourth quarter, finishing the contest with a game-high 22 points. Video replays appear to show […]

  • WNCAAB: Women’s NCAA Tournament expanding to 68 teams

    The women’s NCAA Tournament is expanding from 64 to 68 teams, the NCAA announced Wednesday. For only the 2022 NCAA Tournament, the four opening-round games will be held on the campuses of participating teams. Starting in 2023, the opening-round contests will be held at a neutral site that has yet to be determined. “This was […]

  • WNCAAB: Legendary Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer opts out of season

    Rutgers women basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer has opted out of the upcoming season because of COVID-19 concerns, the school announced on Monday. Stringer, who was to enter her 51st season as a head coach and has 1,055 wins in Division I, was absent from the Big Ten’s media day on Oct. 7 and has […]

  • WNCAAB: Texas A&M coach Gary Blair, 76, retiring at season’s end

    Texas A&M women’s basketball coach Gary Blair announced Thursday he will retire after the upcoming season. Blair, 76, has been with the Aggies since 2003, leading them to a national championship in 2011 and a school-record 430 wins. “Coach Blair is a legend in women’s basketball and college sports,” Texas A&M athletic director Ross Bjork […]

  • WNCAAB: Louisville’s Jeff Walz receives extension through 2027-28 season

    Louisville’s Jeff Walz, the winningest coach in program history, has agreed to a contract extension through the 2027-28 season. The school didn’t reveal financial terms while making the announcement. Walz’s previously deal ran through the 2024-25 season. The Louisville Courier Journal reported that Walz’s base salary tops out at $1.575 million in that deal. Walz’s […]

  • WNCAAB: South Carolina edges UConn for No. 1 in preseason poll

    South Carolina took the top spot in the Associated Press women’s basketball preseason poll, released Tuesday. The Gamecocks earned 14 of 29 first-place votes from the media panel, just ahead of No. 2 Connecticut, which received 10. Stanford, the defending national champion, earned the other five first-place votes and is ranked third to begin the […]

  • WNCAAB: NCAA closer to expanding women’s basketball tournament

    The NCAA women’s basketball tournament is one step closer to equity with the men’s, as a proposal to expand the tournament from 64 to 68 teams passed two committees unanimously this week. The Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee each passed the proposal overwhelmingly Thursday. It will now move […]

  • WNCAAB: Dawn Staley, South Carolina agree to 7-year, $22.4M contract

    South Carolina trustees approved a seven-year, $22.4 million deal with Dawn Staley, making her one of the highest-paid coaches in women’s college basketball. She also will become the highest-paid Black head coach in the sport. The deal will keep Staley, 51, at the helm through the 2027-28 seasons. She has coached the Gamecocks for 13 […]

  • WNCAAB: Mississippi State’s Nikki McCray-Penson steps down to focus on health

    Mississippi State women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson has stepped down to focus on her health, the school announced Tuesday. The school did not provide additional details on the health of McCray-Penson, who was named as the team’s coach in April 2020. The Bulldogs finished with a 10-9 record after being bounced by LSU in the […]

  • WNCAAB: Kentucky dismisses G Erin Toller from women’s basketball team

    Erin Toller, a former in-state high school star, has been dismissed from the Kentucky women’s basketball team. “We hold our players to a high standard at Kentucky,” Wildcats coach Kyra Elzy said Friday night in a school-released statement. “Unfortunately, Erin was not consistently meeting those standards, so she has been dismissed from the program. We […]

  • WNCAAB: NCAA could put both Final Fours in same city by 2027

    The NCAA is exploring putting both the men’s and women’s Final Fours in the same city in future seasons, with the change not expected until 2027 at the earliest. The idea of two Final Fours in the same city was raised as part of the NCAA’s external review of gender equity issues relating to NCAA […]

  • WNCAAB: Baylor drops Lady Bears nickname

    The Baylor women’s basketball team is dropping the Lady Bears nickname, instead choosing just to be called Bears. The program was the final women’s team at the school in Waco, Texas, to still use “Lady” as part of its name. “Baylor women’s basketball has solidified itself as one of Baylor’s most remarkable and celebrated programs,” […]

  • WNCAAB: Syracuse women’s hoops coach Quentin Hillsman resigns

    Quentin Hillsman resigned under a cloud Monday after 15 seasons as head coach of the Syracuse women’s basketball program. The school launched an external investigation of Hillsman in June following a report in The Athletic alleging that he had engaged in “inappropriate behavior” that included “unwanted physical contact, threats and bullying.” Since the end of […]

  • WNCAAB: Syracuse women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman under investigation

    Syracuse launched an external investigation Tuesday into women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman in the wake of a report from The Athletic that said he engaged in “inappropriate behavior” that included “unwanted physical contact, threats and bullying.” Since April, 11 Syracuse players announced they will transfer, including leading scorer Kiara Lewis and Kamilla Cardoso, the Atlantic […]

  • WNCAAB: NCAA ponders tweaks to women’s tournament over inequities

    After controversy arose this spring over apparent inequities between the NCAA men’s and women’s Division I tournaments, the women’s basketball oversight committee revealed that it is mulling major changes to address rebranding and “participation opportunities” in the women’s game. In a press release Tuesday, the NCAA said the committee has met repeatedly since the season […]

  • WNCAAB: Maryland’s Brenda Frese agrees to contract extension

    Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese agreed to a contract extension that effectively runs through the 2027-28 season. Financial terms were not disclosed, however the Washington Post reported the deal begins next month with a base salary of $1.4 million. Frese, 51, was named as the 2021 national coach of the year by the Associated […]

  • WNCAAB: UConn’s Geno Auriemma receives five-year extension

    UConn women’s basketball head coach Geno Auriemma received a five-year contract extension on Friday. Per the school. the pact runs through April 2025 and can be extended for two additional one-year periods by mutual agreement. Auriemma, 67, will receive an annual base salary of $600,000 plus media, consulting and speaking-appearance fees worth $2.2 million in […]

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