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And then there were 13
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 17, 2014 at 10:00am

North Carolina's loss to Oregon State tonight brings the number of undefeated Division I teams to 13:Texas A&M;, 11-0Mississippi State, 11-0Princeton, 11-0Georgia, 10-0South Carolina, 9-0St. John's, 9-0Texas, 8-0Oregon State, 8-0Northwestern, 8-0Akron...more

USA Today top 25 poll
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 17, 2014 at 9:56am

USA Today top 25 looking a lot like the AP poll.......1. South Carolina2. Connecticut3. Texas4. Notre Dame5. Texas A&M;6. North Carolina7. Stanford8. Kentucky9. Baylor10. Louisville11. Maryland12. Tennessee13. Duke14. Oregon State15. Nebraska16. Oklah...more

Could there be anymore going on in NCAA Basketball?
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 17, 2014 at 9:44am

No.Player news:Southeast Missouri State coach Ben Coomes has been fired for violating NCAA rules: he shared a Netflix account with a recruit.Bianca Cuevas has persevered through loss for South Carolina.Drexel guard Meghan Creighton is out indefinitely wit...more

Easing into finals week
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:56pm

Remember, fans - this is finals week for most schools, so the game schedule will be less in the coming days, beginning tomorrow. Have patience while the youngins get their education.No upsets in today's games, somehow. But several match ups were interesti...more

Red Storm handles Highlanders
by Swish Appeal
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:05am

Just the Facts, Ma'am: A 12-0 run in the first half put St. John's in control, and the Red Storm cruised to a 66-42 win over NJIT. Aliyyah Handford led all scorers with 17 points. Leah Horton led the Highlanders with 13 points, 11 in the second half. ...more

AP top 25 poll: just a few changes
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:04am

This week's AP top 25 poll:1. South Carolina2. Connecticut3. Texas4. Texas A&M;5. Notre Dame6. North Carolina7. Stanford8. Kentucky9. Baylor10. Louisville11. Tennessee12. Nebraska13. Duke14. Maryland15. Georgia16. Oregon State17. Rutgers18. Michigan S...more

Injury bugs bite
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 16, 2014 at 10:03am

Today's results - and there are no surprises....a rarity this year.Player news:Kentucky senior Bria Goss will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken left thumb.Missouri forward Kayla McDowell is out for the season with a torn ACL.Team news:Texas A&M;is the NCAA...more

High school Basketball top 25 rankings
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 15, 2014 at 10:26am

Via maxpreps.com, as of Dec. 11:1 McEachern (Powder Springs, GA)2 Oakland (Murfreesboro, TN)3 Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, CA)4 Chaminade (West Hills, CA)5 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA)6 Potter's House Christian (Jacksonville, FL)7 Neumann-Goretti (Philadelph...more

NCAA Soccer – Third Time the Charm for Florida State
by All White Kit
posted December 15, 2014 at 10:08am

Three was the magic number. Florida State finally reached the pinnacle of women’s college soccer in their third national title final, beating Virginia for the third time in 2014, by a score of 1-0 for the third time. For Virginia, it was three tim...more

Wins and losses NCAA Basketball
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2014 at 7:46pm

Today's results:Cal State Long Beach upset #18 Cal in overtime, 58-56.Oregon waited out a power outage during the game to take down Northern Arizona, 59-47. It was the Ducks' third straight win; they are 5-3.BYU edged Utah, 60-56.Full scoreboard.More news...more

What We've Learned So Far during college basketball season: Debuting Player of the Year Rankings
by Swish Appeal
posted December 14, 2014 at 7:33pm

Who are the best college basketball players? We rank them here. It seems like just yesterday the season started and we were trying to figure out who'd finish in the race for second. But thanks to another fantastic game plan, Tara VanDerveer's Stanford ...more

Notre Dame, Cal basketball players join "black lives matter" movement
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:43pm

Notre Dame players wore "I can't breathe" T-shirts in pregame warm ups today, in support of the family of Eric Garner, who died in New York in July after being placed in a police chokehold:The players wore the shirts while warming up before their 70-50 wi...more

Lesbian Basketball Players Sue Pepperdine
by Title IX Blog
posted December 14, 2014 at 6:42pm

Two basketball players sued Pepperdine University this week, alleging that their coach and their academic advisor harassed and discriminated against them on the basis of their sexual orientation and the perception that they were in a relationship with eac...more

Seton Hall remains undefeated at home with win over Illinois
by Swish Appeal
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:51pm

The Seton Hall Pirates improved to 6-0 at home and 9-1 overall with a win over Illinois just before final exams.   SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - Semester final examinations were set to begin the following morning. On Tuesday Seton Hall passed a big test sco...more

Penny Marshall to Direct Biopic Of First Female Baseball Hall of Famer
by Pretty Tough
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:44pm

A League Of Their Own director Penny Marshall is swinging at a baseball biopic about Effa Manley, the sports trailblazer who became the first woman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. I love this announcement for so many reasons. First, A Le...more

Carla Esparza Takes Initial UFC Strawweight Crown
by Wombat Sports
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:42pm

Esparza Courtesy UFC The former InvictaFC champion proved once again why she is meant to wear the gold. Carla Esparza defeated Rose Namajunas to win the first ever UFC strawweight title at the Ultimate Fighter 20 finale in Las Vegas Friday. Esparza (...more

Rachel Banham, Lauren Hill, and more news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 13, 2014 at 3:42pm

Rachel Banham:The Minnesota star senior, who tore her ACL Wednesday, is eligible for a medical hardship waiver. But she is deciding whether or not to return.Lauren Hill:Mount St. Joseph's freshman Lauren Hill is terminally ill but "knows she will be fine....more

Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Talks Capital One Cup & More
by Pretty Tough
posted December 12, 2014 at 3:22pm

Every young girl wants someone to believe in her and give her a chance, especially in sports. And sometimes when girls have that opportunity, they leave the entire nation on their feet applauding. Brandi Chastain and her teammates severel...more

San Antonio Stars to play games at the Freeman Coliseum for the 2015 season
by Swish Appeal
posted December 12, 2014 at 3:19pm

The Stars will not play at AT&T;Center next summer due to scheduled renovations. The San Antonio Stars announced this week that they will play their 2015 home games at the Freeman Coliseum, due to renovations scheduled at the AT&T;Center during...more

TUF 20 Finale Set – Esparza vs. Namajunas for the Belt Friday
by Wombat Sports
posted December 11, 2014 at 2:11pm

In what was an eventful and drama filled season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, we are set to crown the first ever UFC strawweight champion. Former InvictaFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza and InvictaFC star Rose Namajunas will square off for ...more

Kristi Lopez to be Featured on Oxygen’s “Living Different”
by Wombat Sports
posted December 11, 2014 at 10:26am

Lopez Oxygen TV will take a look into the female fight game once again. Undefeated flyweight prospect Kristi Lopez will be the topic of the January 13th episode of “Living Different”, a four part event that will air on the network. Lopez (...more

Naismith Award watch list
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 11, 2014 at 10:23am

Amazing list of players:Lindsay Allen Notre Dame Soph. G ACCJillian Alleyne Oregon Jr. F Pac-12Rachel Banham Minnesota Sr. G Big TenBrittany Boyd California Sr. G Pac-12Crystal Bradford Central Michigan Sr. G Mid-AmericanLexie Brown Maryland Soph. G Big T...more

Budd versus Nogueira Planned for February
by Wombat Sports
posted December 11, 2014 at 10:19am

Budd Nogueira Julia Budd and Talita Nogueira have a date and location for their Bellator debuts. Globo.com is reporting is reporting the two will square off on February 13th in Fresno, California. The #2 ranked Budd (6-2) has won her past four...more

Marion Reneau Signs to the UFC
by Wombat Sports
posted December 10, 2014 at 10:00am

Reneau Although she was set for her InvictaFC this past weekend, Marion Reneau won’t see the Invicta cage anytime soon. The California bantamweight prospect announced via Facebook she has signed to the UFC. Reneau (4-1) has finished in all her p...more

USA Today top 25 poll
by They're Playing Basketball
posted December 10, 2014 at 9:57am

Changes in this week's USA Today top 25 poll:1. South Carolina2. Connecticut3. Texas4. Notre Dame5. Texas A&M;6. North Carolina7. Stanford8. Kentucky9. Baylor10. Louisville11. Maryland12. Duke13. Tennessee14. Oregon State15. Nebraska16. Oklahoma State...more

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