College Basketball

Lauren Hill

WNBA players honor Mount St. Joseph freshman Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill committed to Mount St. Joseph to play basketball on her 18th birthday. Less than two months later, she learned that a brain disease called DIPG would kill her in less than two years. Last month, an MRI revealed that her tumor had grown and that she probably would not make it to the …

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Oregon State Women's Basketball

Buffet’s Billion Dollar Challenge Excludes Women’s Bracket

Over the weekend the NCAA Tournament men’s brackets were finalized, which means the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge has opened. Backed by Warren Buffett, the challenge will pay anyone who can pick a perfect bracket a billion dollars. That is not a typo. It is a billion with a B, nine zeroes. The women’s bracket, …

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UConn Faces Louisville for National Basketball Title

Louisville continued their Cinderella run to defeat Cal 64-67 and punch a ticket to the championship game. A short time later, UConn rolled over Notre Dame, snapping a four-game losing streak to the Irish, in an attempt it win an eighth NCAA title. Six-foot-four freshman forward Breanna Stewart poured in 29 points in an amazing …

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Should The Rim Be Lower In Women’s College Game?

UConn coach Geno Auriemma thinks one way to increase interest in women’s basketball is to lower the rim. Long a hot topic among women’s basketball fans, the supposed logic is that more people would watch women’s basketball if there were more dunks, because dunks are the primary reason fans watch men’s basketball. Some agree the …

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Basketball Player Breanna Stewart Wins 2012 Gatorade AOY Award

Incoming UConn freshman Breanna Stewart was selected as the country’s top female prep athlete at the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year ceremony Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Stewart joins Tina Charles (2005-06) and Maya Moore (2006-07) as past incoming UConn women’s basketball players who have received this prestigious award. Stewart was among six …

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‘You Let a GIRL Beat You’ Penned by Top Female Sports Pioneer

Sure, most Southern Californian’s remember the blond, blue-eyed pitcher who formed his own mini-union with southpaw -superstar, Sandy Koufax, during the Dodger’s glory days; but how many people remember his wife, Ann Meyers?  And yet it was she, not Don Drysdale, who racked up more honors, firsts, accolades and awards than any other athlete on …

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College Club Sports: Consider as Valuable Alternative to Varsity Play

Thanks in part to Title IX, opportunities for you to participate in sports as part of your college experience have expanded substantially. Yet when thinking about competing on behalf of your school, you tend to think varsity sports. I’d like to take this opportunity to expand your horizons in case your radar is limited. Two …

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Legendary Coach Pat Summit Steps Down

Although not surprising, the announcement that legendary Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt resigned marks the end of an era. Summit, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia last year, will no longer pace the sidelines of the court in Knoxville. While she will still be involved with the team as “head coach emeritus,” long …

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Top Five Reasons to Watch Brittney Griner

I hope you’ve all been following the phenom that is Brittney Griner. The Baylor University women’s basketball team — featuring the amazing Griner — just made history by capturing the 2012 NCAA Championship and finishing the season 40-0 (first team men’s or women’s to do so).  Most impressive, Griner and her teammates made it all …

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