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Strengthen and Fortify? How Does Big East Conference Expansion Affect Women's Basketball?
by Swish Appeal
posted December 8, 2011 at 10:57pm

Image: BigEastCoastBias.com Yesterday the Big East announced that it would be picking up five schools to "strengthen and fortify" its conference profile after Syracuse and Pittsburgh defected to the Atlantic Coast Conference. Two of the five schools -...more

Tweetin' and Ballin': Daily Twitter Hoops Links
by HoopFeed.com
posted December 8, 2011 at 10:25pm

Tuesday recap: UConn, Penn State and Georgia cruise to victories http://t.co/9gn1MGBc #ncaaw # Xavier earns 150th victory at Cintas Center with victory over Morehead St. http://t.co/4E3ahOqh #ncaaw 5 players in double digits for XU # Middle Tennessee esc...more

UConn Huskies: Blue Collar Approach Yielding Big Victories
by Swish Appeal
posted December 8, 2011 at 10:20pm

Image: Jessica Hill/AP "I'm so disappointed in Texas A & M for not showing up." "Stanford is better than that. Where were they?" "Dayton should have been able to give UConn a game. Guess the 3 games in 3 days, caught up." All statements that have ...more

Wednesday recap: Over 12K Iowa State fans show up despite freezing temps, North Texas beats an SEC team for the first time
by HoopFeed.com
posted December 8, 2011 at 4:12pm

Iowa State 62, Iowa 54   With subfreezing temperatures outside with a low of eight degrees Fahrenheit, the climate inside Hilton Coliseum was sizzling in Ames as Iowa State (5-2) beat in-state rival Iowa (5-4) 62-54 in front of a crowd of 12,66...more

Catching Up With WNBA Star Sheryl Swoopes
by SLAM Online -W
posted December 7, 2011 at 11:21pm

by Dan Shapiro / @danshapiro413 The name Sheryl Swoopes is synonymous with women’s basketball. The resume’s long, prolific and unmatched: a not-so-small collection of titles, Olympic Gold(s) and ground-breaking endorsements—including th...more

Coaching From A to Z: P Is For Passion
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted December 7, 2011 at 11:13pm

source Please join me for a fun series.  My mission, and I’ve chosen to accept it, is to write a post based on each letter of the alphabet.  The English major inside of me is very excited about this project…and my inner nerd is eve...more

ACC College Hoops Program Histories: Clemson Lady Tigers
by Swish Appeal
posted December 7, 2011 at 11:11pm

We continue our historical overviews of various ACC teams. The team featured today is Clemson - the only team left in the ACC that still prefaces its mascot with the word "Lady", so the official name is not the Tigers but the Lady Tigers. More informati...more

ACC College Hoops Program Histories: Boston College Eagles
by Swish Appeal
posted December 7, 2011 at 11:09pm

Image: Bill Haas/TheACC.com As we write about various colleges in the nation at Swish Appeal, we like to take a quick glance at what a program has done over the last 4-5 years: their record, where they finished in the conference, what postseason tourname...more

Pat Summitt Receives Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted December 7, 2011 at 10:54pm

Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski were officially presented the trophy for being named the 2011 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year on Tuesday night in New York City at the IAC Building. By all accounts the ceremony was a success, with SI writer Peter K...more

Stars on the Rise: Mid-Major Women's College Basketball Coaches To Look Out For
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2011 at 10:31pm

Courtney Banghart, Princeton (Image: Princeton Athletic Communications)   Inspired recently by a list of "coaches to watch out for" by a large media outlet, I asked one of the Division I assistant coaches I respect most to come up with a more tho...more

Pat Summitt receives the SI award in New York
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2011 at 6:54am

Legendary Coach Pat Summitt received the Sports Illustrated Sportswoman of the Year Award tonight in New York. She was introduced by former Vol Michelle Marciniak, whose remarks brought a standing ovation from the audience. Summitt's son Tyler also spoke....more

Powerade Fab 50 high school rankings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2011 at 6:47am

Here we go, ladies and gentlemen: the first installment of the national high school rankings for this season. Here are the top 10:1. Nazareth - Brooklyn, N.Y.2. Saint Mary's - Phoenix, Ariz.3. Riverdale Baptist - Upper Marlboro, Maryland.4. Spring Valley ...more

ESPN/USA Today poll for the week
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 7, 2011 at 6:45am

This week's poll doesn't have too many changes, but check out Delaware dropping in:1. Baylor2. Connecticut3. Notre Dame4. Stanford5. Duke6. Maryland7. Texas A&M8. Tennessee9. Miami (Fla.)10. Kentucky11. Rutgers12. Georgia13. Louisville14. Purdue15. Oh...more

Former Gonzaga Basketball Star Courtney Vandersloot Nominated for Prestigious Award
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 6, 2011 at 10:39pm

Former Gonzaga star PG Courtney Vandersloot was announced as a Female Sports Star of the Year nominee by the Seattle Sports Commission on Tuesday. The organization will host the 77th Annual Sports Star of the Year, presented by Root Sports, on Jan. 25 at ...more

High School Hoops: Nike Tournament of Champions to Showcase New Wave of Talent
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 6, 2011 at 10:29pm

Image: Glenn Nelson/ESPN.com   ESPN says this year's Nike TOC will showcase the strongest field ever. If greatness is the confluence of talent, stakes and drama, then high school girls' basketball may have had its best night when, a year ago i...more

Best of the West Power Rankings: Stanford Still Team to Beat
by Left Coast Hoops
posted December 6, 2011 at 10:20pm

          Image: Paul Sakuma/AP Stanford (6-1). The Cardinal head into their two-week finals break with wins over UC Davis and Fresno State. Freshman Bonnie Samuelson made the biggest impression of the we...more

Legendary Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt Named Sports Illustrated 2011 Sportswoman of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted December 6, 2011 at 2:24pm

Two basketball coaches will be honored as the 2011 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year - Mike Krzyzewski and Pat Summitt - Sports Illustrated announced today. This puts the pair in rare company with John Woooden and Dean Smith as the only other basket...more

Pat Summitt is Sports Illustrated's sportswoman of the year
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 6, 2011 at 1:52am

She of 1,075 wins - the most of any college coach ever - wins Sports Illustrated's sportswoman of the year award in 2011.'Bout time. ...more

Thompson, Red Storm, Clip Hartford's Wings
by Swish Appeal
posted December 5, 2011 at 1:19pm

Just the Facts, Ma'am: Amber Thompson's 19 points and 13 rebounds powered St. John's in a 70-45 win over the visiting Hartford Hawks. Daphne Elliott led Hartford with 12 points. Hartford is not the Hartford they once were. Maybe something didn't pan ou...more

Rebounding Key to Stanford’s 93-59 win over Fresno State
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted December 5, 2011 at 9:06am

Once again, C and R had to miss the Stanford Women’s Basketball Team take on an opponent, this time Fresno State on Sunday, because of a conflict with our little girl’s team. We had practice at exactly the same time. (We need to get our head c...more

Ranked and unranked basketball wrap up
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 5, 2011 at 9:01am

Ranked news:#16 Purdue handed #4 Texas A&M;its first loss, 60-51.#10 Kentucky dominated #11 Louisville from jump, to the tune of 74-54.#18 Ohio State started strong and never looked back, beating #18 Oklahoma 69-63.#8 Tennessee held off #22 Texas, 73-...more

USC hands Gonzaga a rare home loss: 58-51
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 5, 2011 at 8:59am

Spokane, WA - USC went on a 13-2 run in the last five minutes of the game to beat Gonzaga 58-51 at home, snapping a 32-home game winning streak.Ashley Corral lead the Trojans with 19 points, while Briana Gilbreath added 13, and Jacki Gemelos chipped in 14...more

Michigan Defeats Iowa State, 56-49 in Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge
by Swish Appeal
posted December 5, 2011 at 8:20am

Michigan Uses Trademark Defense to Defeat Iowa State, 56-49 in Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge Michigan was able to use a "Tim Tebow" style gameplan in its win over Iowa State, 56-49. While Iowa State was up in the second half, Michigan used its trademark...more

Long Beach State at Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted December 4, 2011 at 5:21pm

NEW DAWG: Assistant coach Kevin Morrison won't be at Sunday's game. His finacee gave birth to the couple's first child this morning at 9:47 a.m. Jayce Patrick Morrison was is a healthy 9.1 pound boy. His borthday is actually one day after UW coach Kevin M...more

Weekend basketall madness
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 4, 2011 at 3:37pm

That Too Tall kid is pretty good: freshman Reshanda Gray's double-double propels Cal into the finals of their own weekend showcase. They play UNLV at 2:30 p.m. today.There are 14 games today featuring top 25 teams. One of the most intriguing will be #10 K...more

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