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Daisha Simmons, Brittany Jack call for more compassion in NCAA's treatment of student-athletes
by Swish Appeal
posted October 10, 2014 at 12:15pm

Reflecting on the recently-resolved controversy, former Alabama teammates Daisha Simmons and Brittany Jack call for NCAA student-athletes to "be treated with more respect, consideration, and dignity". As Daisha Simmons fought valiantly for the ability ...more

Alabama reverses its stance, will grant Daisha Simmons waiver
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:08pm

The University of Alabama says it will support a waiver to allow Daisha Simmons to play at Seton Hall this season, reversing its previous denial:The Simmons situation had prompted criticism of Alabama from media outlets and social media in recent weeks.In...more

Idaho star Destiny Slocum verbally commits to Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:47pm

According to multiple reports, Idaho star Destiny Slocum gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday. Under NCAA rules, UW can't confirm any reports. ESPNW has the 5-foot-7 PG ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2016 class...more

Nation’s top women's basketball prospect, Asia Durr, commits to Louisville Cardinals
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:11pm

After narrowing her list down to five teams, the nation's top prospect announced that she will be headed to Louisville in 2015. Louisville received a huge commitment today with the verbal pledge of the nation's top prospect, Asia Durr. Durr, the dynam...more

NCAA cites UConn for recruiting violation because Geno Auriemma called Mo'ne Davis
by Swish Appeal
posted September 5, 2014 at 10:20am

I don't know where to start. The NCAA has determined that the University of Connecticut committed a secondary rules violation because of a phone call between women's basketball head coach Geno Auriemma and Mo'ne Davis, a pitcher for a Philadelphia-base...more

NCAA – Updated Class of 2015 Recruiting Rankings
by All White Kit
posted July 31, 2014 at 5:53pm

Teams ranked 26-50 after the jump. 1. Stanford 2. Penn State 3. North Carolina 4. Tennessee 5. Duke 6. Virginia 7. Notre Dame 8. UCLA 9. Boston College 10. Washington 11. Florida State 12. Michigan 13. BYU 14. Santa Clara 15. Wake Forest 16. Florida 17. ...more

Get ready for July college basketball recruiting
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 2, 2014 at 3:05pm

It's almost that time again.....time for club ball teams to start balling like mad, and for college coaches to watch 10 hours of games per day while managing to stay awake and take good notes.The schedule:July 6-12, evaluation periodJuly 13-22, dead perio...more

What are the Title IX Implications of USC's 4-Year Scholarship Plan?
by Title IX Blog
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:04pm

On Monday, University of Southern California announced that it will offer four-year scholarships to all scholarship athletes in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball.  This modifies the university's existing practice of offering all scho...more

Advice for High School Athletes on the College Selection Process from Olympian Lashinda Demus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted April 29, 2014 at 2:27pm

I started receiving letters from colleges my freshman year in high school. There was even one coach that called me early out of excitement, and then out of honesty turned themselves in. Once my junior year came around and it became legal to call me, t...more

Is it Worth It:
by SportyEsquire
posted December 3, 2013 at 9:45pm

Should colleges continue to support women's athletics?...more

5 Deal-Breakers For Hockey Scouts
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted August 1, 2013 at 9:08pm

After spending the weekend in Boston coaching players who aspire to play hockey at the college hockey level and speaking with the scouts who were narrowing down their shortlists of players who they are interested in, I realized how much the little details...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Women's college basketball recruiting - The Eighty Percent Rule
by Swish Appeal
posted June 27, 2013 at 10:17am

If there's any area of basketball that might be impervious to any kind of stat-based analysis, it's high school basketball. Pro basketball is the least impervious - most teams are on an equal footing. College basketball is a bit more difficult, with t...more

Convenient Reverence: Forward with Scholarships (Pt. 1)
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 12, 2012 at 3:05pm

'CONVENIENT REVERENCE' [Originally written as a discursive paper for conference presentation] 'On the judicious use of university athletic scholarships to increase the number of British champions and better a nation's sporting culture' 1.1: Introduc...more

The Chick Flick- A record breaking Women's Disc Golf Event
by DiscGolf4Women
posted September 2, 2012 at 12:51pm

The 5th annual, Chick Flick, has yet again set a record in the number of women players by continuing to grow larger each year....more

Social media in college recruiting
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 20, 2012 at 3:31pm

Upon browsing through the Women Talk Sports blog network, I found this post about social media and recruiting. The blogger cites a number of coaches who talk about the issue of TMI (too much information) on recruits' Facebook and Twitter accounts. This i...more

In a social media world, potential recruits need to watch what they say
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 19, 2012 at 8:53pm

The vast majority of young people have a Twitter account, a Facebook page, or both. They tend to put their random thoughts on Twitter, and more elaborate info and pictures on Facebook.But increasingly, what young athletes post on either social medium is b...more

Women's College World Series Softball
by Dirt-n-the skirt
posted June 5, 2012 at 4:13pm

The WCWS has two amazing programs fighting for the ultimate prize and pride for their respective colleges. Alabama Crimson Tide has never won the college world series but has had several appearances behind coach Pat Murphy. They are going against a tough ...more

Recruiting and evaluation periods a matter of perspective
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 26, 2012 at 9:53am

This story, on ever-changing NCAA summer recruiting/evaluation regulations, ran last weekend as the recruiting season took full flight. UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and others, are quoted as being dismayed by what they call a shrinking window of time to be ...more

Ubuntu: I am, because you are
by BAWSI Angela
posted April 25, 2012 at 12:29pm

Full Circle Service by the Student-Athletes from Evergreen Valley College is Powerful Beyond Words...more

Catching up with high school hoops star Mercedes Russell
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 22, 2012 at 10:49pm

Last May, Springfield, Ore. center Mercedes Russell showed up to the West Coast Premier Invitational in Pomona, Calif. a little-known figure outside of her home state, where she and her high school team had just won a state championship. At that event, an...more

Baylor may face sanctions over possible illegal recruiting
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 10, 2012 at 10:07am

Scandal:The men's and women's basketball programs at Baylor University are facing possible NCAA sanctions following an investigation that uncovered more than 1,200 impermissible phone calls and text messages during a 29-month span.Men's coach Scott Drew, ...more

Standing on the Shoulders of Those Before Us
by BAWSI Angela
posted March 27, 2012 at 11:28am

Female Athletes Value for Relationships Enables a Unique Opportunity to Support and Make Sure No One Gets Left Behind...more

Leading by Example- Santa Clara University Women’s Basketball Coaches
by BAWSI Drea
posted March 23, 2012 at 9:25am

  Here at BAWSI we rely heavily on female athletes to understand the importance of using their unique platform for good. But, rarely do we see the coaches of these athletes making the same commitment themselves. The Santa Clara University women&rsqu...more

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