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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

Daily Swish: Team USA survives, Liz Cambage's injury, and the Mighty Macs are returning to the Garden
by Swish Appeal
posted September 20, 2014 at 4:47pm

Here are some links for your Saturday. Here are some links to start your Saturday off right, so I'll just cut to the chase: Team USA's win over Australia John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has a recap on Friday's Team USA victory over Australia -...more

Head Injuries: The Wrong Lesson
by The First Line
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back when I was so foolish as to write about other sports, one of the first stories that caught my attention, in part because I once found myself sitting across the aisle from her at an invitational,* was that of Jamie Carey. Some of you more dedicated w...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

UConn women's basketball team gets recognized at football home opener
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:50pm

Another well-deserved honor. Here are some photos and funny tweets from over the weekend. So, I checked on Twitter and saw that CSN Washington's Ben Standig replied to one of Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson's tweets about her doing Stefanie D...more

Coach Chris Gobrecht's return part of UW's nonconference schedule
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 5, 2014 at 1:39pm

Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give spinets about each opponent. Below is th...more

Happy Birthday: Hoopism blog is 6!!
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 1, 2014 at 1:17pm

Today marks the sixth anniversary of Hoopism. I started it on this date in 2008 with the intention of shining light on women's basketball, from the high school level to the pros. As of today, I've had almost one million page views.The fun I've had bloggin...more

Eastern Washington ranks second in Division I academic honor roll
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 25, 2014 at 8:42am

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller's team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs a...more

Notre Dame-bound Brianna Turner is Gatorade's POY
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 16, 2014 at 9:57pm

Brianna Turner of Manvel High School in Manvel, Tex. is the Gatorade girl's basketball player of the year.Turner, whose accomplishments are many, is headed to Notre Dame this fall. ...more

Coach Lin Dunn has "spent most of her life fighting"
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 11, 2014 at 1:09pm

Much respect to retiring Lin Dunn, for being a pioneer in women's basketball.She's baaaaack...aka today's partial results:Tamika Catchings lead the Fever past the Sun, 72-68, with 21 points.The Lynx and Shock will square off later this evening.More WNBA n...more

Forgotten Females: Resurgence of Male Sports Overshadows Fordham’s Female Athletes
by klombardo1
posted July 3, 2014 at 7:44pm

The glory days are here again at Rose Hill. With the tremendous success of the football team this fall, and the men’s basketball team off to a hot start this season, Fordham Athletics is in the midst of a revival. The recent success of the Rams o...more

Former UTSA coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair killed in motorcycle accident
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 29, 2014 at 9:58am

What a horrible tragedy:Former UTSA women's basketball coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday afternoon in Austin. Rippetoe-Blair, who coached the Roadrunners for 13 seasons before resigning last August, was 52. Rippetoe-Blair...more

Some close ones #WNBA14
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 28, 2014 at 9:32am

Tonight's results:The Mystics got by the Sun, 69-63.The Mercury rallied past the Fever, 81-76.The Sky held off the Liberty, 73-69.The Storm downed the Lynx, 81-71.More WNBA news.....Lynx:Coach Cheryl Reeve admits she made a mistake in drafting Lindsey Moo...more

USC announcement inspires complaint
by Title IX Blog
posted June 27, 2014 at 6:58pm

Someone has challenged the University of Southern California's recently announced plan to provide four-year scholarships to football, and men's and women's basketball players. As Erin noted the other day, the disproportionate benefit to male student-athle...more

Wake Forest's Dearica Hamby, Mykia Jones, and Jen Hoover chill out for a cause
by Swish Appeal
posted June 24, 2014 at 4:34pm

All-ACC forward Dearica Hamby and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons took part in the #Chillin4Charity event Monday in Winston-Salem. WINSTON-SALEM - The Wake Forest women's basketball team took its turn Monday in the "Chillin4Charity" campaign currently sw...more

Haiden Palmer is WCC female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted June 11, 2014 at 8:46pm

From the Zags:   SAN BRUNO, Calif. (June 10, 2014 – http://www.gozags.com) -  Gonzaga University basketball standout Haiden Palmer has been named the 2014 West Coast Conference Female Mike Gilleran Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and women&...more

Liberty vs. Mystics preview: New York takes its defensive intensity on the road
by Swish Appeal
posted May 30, 2014 at 6:33pm

After an impressive defensive performance on Tuesday night against the Storm, the Liberty head out on the road this weekend looking to continue improving. NEW YORK CITY- The defensive end has always been the cornerstone of his coaching philosophy. For...more

Former Zags star Vivian Frieson named Seattle U assistant coach
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 30, 2014 at 6:27pm

Former Gonzaga standout Vivian Frieson will return to her native city as the new assistant coach at Seattle U, head coach Joan Bonvicini announced Thursday. Frieson, who was the first Zag drafted by a WNBA team, replaces Shaquala Williams. The latter left...more

Ex-Vanderbilt guard transfers to FGCU
by Swish Appeal
posted May 27, 2014 at 7:51pm

Florida Gulf Coast has landed Vanderbilt transfer Kady Schrann; she will spend her last year with the Eagles. Schrann, who was ranked No. 58 in the country coming out of high school, will have one year of eligibility left after sitting out the upcoming...more

Stars show up for one quarter, lose to Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted May 26, 2014 at 10:15am

The San Antonio Stars played well in the second quarter, but it was all Los Angeles the rest of the game as the Sparks won 83-62 I'll have a full weekend look up tomorrow morning, but here's a gist of what went down in today's Stars' loss. After a dis...more

Kansas State insists on denying Leticia Romero her transfer release
by Swish Appeal
posted May 25, 2014 at 6:26pm

As Kansas State continues to reaffirm their position that they won't allow Leticia Romero to transfer, Swish Appeal had a chance to catch up with the star point guard who called the entire situation "frustrating". For more on the issue, check out SB Nat...more

Sky tops Sun, 78-68
by They're Playing Basketball
posted May 22, 2014 at 9:46pm

Elena Delle Donne once again lead the Sky in a win - today over the Sun, 78-68. She had 21 points.Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike lead her team with 18 points.More WNBA news.....Fever:Natasha Howard is making a splash as a rookie.Stars:Kayla Alexander recently...more

Interview: Leticia Romero discusses the frustrating denial of her transfer release by Kansas State
by Swish Appeal
posted May 22, 2014 at 9:38pm

Swish Appeal caught up with Leticia Romero to discuss her transfer request that Kansas State has denied without an explanation, leading to a frustrating battle that has garnered national attention. Swish Appeal: How are you doing, Leti? Leticia Romero...more

C. Vivian Stringer finally signs new contract with Rutgers - but questions remain
by They're Playing Basketball
posted May 20, 2014 at 10:10pm

About a month ago I wondered why Coach Vivian Stringer hadn't yet signed a contract extension with Rutgers, after she said in February that such negotiations were in final stages.Today it was announced that the contract was finally signed, but the details...more

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