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Six-day old basketball season features more upendings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 21, 2014 at 11:33am

Upsets:#10 surprised #6 Stanford in overtime, 87-81.Mississippi State dropped #17 West Virginia, 74-61.More results:Pitt routed Michigan, 85-64, and set a school record in the process: a team-high 13 three-point shots.Auburn edged FGCU, 72-69.James Madiso...more

Analyzing UW's loss at Oklahoma despite Kelsey Plum's career-high 45 points
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 17, 2014 at 4:34pm

Washington coach Mike Neighbors was certain about one thing when he booked Oklahoma for the season-opener Friday: "We're going to come back better." Neighbors coached a solid came against OU coach Sherri Coale. But the latter ended up winning her 400th c...more

Tickets now on sale for the 2015 Pac-12 tournament in March at KeyArena
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 17, 2014 at 4:31pm

From the Pac-12:     PAC-12 BEGINS SELLING TICKETS TO 2015 PAC-12 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNEY Tournament set for March 5-8 at KeyArena in Seattle   San Francisco – The Pac-12 announced today that all-tournament passes for the...more

Stanford Women Shine in Basketball Preseason
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted November 4, 2014 at 12:01pm

Stanford women’s Basketball Fans got a look at what we have been waiting for: The Stanford Women’s Basketball Team. More specifically, this offense that is dubbed “not the triangle.” Stanford played NAIA Vanguard University, and d...more

Oregon State ranked in preseason coaches' poll, UConn leads the Top 25
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 4, 2014 at 11:59am

The USA Today Sports preseason Top 25 Coaches' Poll was released Monday. Oregon State finished the 2013-14 season at No. 25 and finds itself back in the mix to open this year. The Beavers, who returned all five starters, are ranked No. 21. UConn, the two...more

NCAA Soccer – The Infamous, Annual Tournament Week Bubble Cheat Sheet
by All White Kit
posted November 3, 2014 at 4:56pm

OK. This list features everyone, by past precedent, who is still alive on the bubble and not locked in on the field. This is my best guess as to every one of those teams’ status going into the final seven days of the season before Selection Monday. ...more

Lauren Hill scores 4 points in first game with Mount St. Joseph's
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 3, 2014 at 4:55pm

Mount St. Joseph College freshman Lauren Hill, who is dying of brain cancer, scored 4 points in her one and only game today, including a memorable layup:Hill, the Mount St. Joseph College forward with an inoperable brain tumor, first had to live long enou...more

Seattle U, Washington State and Gonzaga dominate in exhibition matchups
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 3, 2014 at 4:52pm

Seattle U started its season Saturday with an exhibition game against Central Washington at Connolly Center. The Redhawks made its debut with three new starters to replace graduated seniors in F Kacie Sowell, G Sylvia Shephard and F Ashley Ward. SU's yo...more

NCAA Soccer – Big South & MAAC Tournament Preview
by All White Kit
posted November 2, 2014 at 11:20am

Big South Weighted Total Shot Ratio (MAX 2.00) 1.48 – (3) High Point 1.29 – (1) Liberty 1.19 – (2) Coastal Carolina 1.19 – (DNQ) Longwood 1.06 – (8) Radford 0.97 – (6) Winthrop 0.88 – (DNQ) Presbyterian 0.87 &nd...more

Pac-12 basketball preview: Oregon State University
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 1, 2014 at 12:50pm

This is the twelfth in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The good news for Oregon State is the bad news for everyone else: the team that roared to a 24-11 record, tied for second place in the Pac-12, played for t...more

UConn unanimous No. 1, Oregon State ranked in AP preseason Top 25 poll
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted November 1, 2014 at 12:48pm

The preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Thursday. NCAA defending champion UConn was the unanimous No. 1 overall selection. It's the 10th time that UConn has been the top team in the preseason. Six of those years they went on to win the tit...more

NCAA Soccer – AAC + America East Tournament Preview
by All White Kit
posted November 1, 2014 at 12:46pm

AAC Weighted Total Shot Ratio (MAX 2.00) 1.32 – (1) UCF 1.26 – (6) Cincinnati 1.24 – (3) South Florida 1.21 – (4) UConn 1.17 – (2) Memphis 0.93 – (8) Temple 0.88 – (5) Tulsa 0.79 – (7) East Carolina 0.57 &...more

Pac-12 basketball preview: the University of California, Los Angeles
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 30, 2014 at 12:43pm

This is the eleventh in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The UCLA Bruins were hitting their stride in 2012-2013, coach Cori Close's second season. They knocked off Cal in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals to play...more

NCAA Soccer – SoCon Tournament Preview
by All White Kit
posted October 30, 2014 at 12:40pm

Weighted Total Shot Ratio (MAX 2.00) (2) Furman – 1.41 (3) Mercer – 1.35 (1) Samford – 1.30 (6) Western Carolina – 1.30 (4) East Tennessee State – 1.13 (5) UNC Greensboro – 1.09 (7) Wofford – 1.05 (9) The Citadel...more

One Week to Stanford Basketball
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted October 27, 2014 at 11:48pm

So it is one week until we get a Stanford Women’s basketball preview. Stanford opens its exhibition season against Vanguard. Many, many questions are floating around this year’s team. This will be the first time in six years without an Ogwumik...more

As the basketball season approaches, storylines are forming
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 17, 2014 at 6:38pm

College teams are fleshing out and taking shape:Expectations for Duke are lower this year, despite the return of Elizabeth Williams.Coach Nikki Caldwell is looking to get LSU "back to what they were built on."Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd has learned to em...more

Pac-12 Women's Basketball Preview: the University of California - Berkeley
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 15, 2014 at 6:54pm

This is the third in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.This is Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb's fourth season at the helm of the program, which has been punctuated so far by the Bears' trip to the 2013 Final Four. Bu...more

Comparing Universities' Response to Charges of Sexual Assault -- What a Difference a Year Makes?
by Title IX Blog
posted October 15, 2014 at 9:41am

Last week, the day after he came off the bench to lead the University of Florida to a 10-9 victory over Tennessee, quarterback Treon Harris was accused of sexually assaulting a female student on campus in the early morning of Sunday, October 5.  The ...more

Pac-12 women's basketball preview: the University of Washington
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 13, 2014 at 7:57pm

This is the second in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The Huskies may be poised to see their resilience pay off this season.Hammered by injuries two years ago, and then seeing their coach hired away by Ohio Sta...more

NCAA Soccer – Bracket Projections v3.5
by All White Kit
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:17pm

OK, I’ve decided to streamline the process a bit to eliminate some redundancy. The listed seeded teams are what was before my projected seeded teams, the seed candidates are the remaining RPI Top 25 teams ranked according to results against Top 50 t...more

Women’s College Wrestling Continues Expansion with Five New Teams
by Wombat Sports
posted October 12, 2014 at 12:16pm

Freshman Kiaya Van Scoyoc of Warner Pacific University The extraordinary expansion of women’s wrestling continues this year as five more colleges have added wrestling teams for this coming season. Among them: Eastern Michigan University Life U...more

The other Summitt is out to re-shape the culture at Louisiana Tech
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:09pm

First-year Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt pushed his team to the breaking point in their first practice today:RUSTON – Any doubts about Tyler Summitt changing the culture around Louisiana Tech's women's basketball program were put to rest Monday...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

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