Following four days of trials held from May 16-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA Basketball announced the 12-member team who will represent the United States in its attempt to capture its fifth-straight gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship to be held July 18-28 in Klaipeda and Panevėžys, Lithuania.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Thirteen prior USA Basketball international gold medalists will compete against 21 more of the nation's top female athletes aged 19-years-old or younger for the right to represent the United States in the 2013 FIBA U19 Women's World Basketball Championships, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
The sun continued its daylong battle to break out from behind the clouds Monday as Kendel Ross made her way up Beacon Street, through the heart of Brookline, toward Boylston Street, Copley Square and the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. A gentle breeze and cool temperatures combined to make it a perfect day for distance running. The mood was one of celebration as thousands of cheering fans lined the streets and balconies along the route, remaining well after the first, elite racers had crossed the finish line.
NEW ORLEANS -- Lindsey Moore (Nebraska), Layshia Clarendon (California) and Kelly Faris (Connecticut) all helped their WNBA prospects with their NCAA Tournament runs. At least that was the opinion of Indiana head coach Lin Dunn as she and three of her peers – Tulsa’s head coach and general manager Gary Kloppenburg, New York’s head coach and GM Bill Laimbeer and Washington’s head coach and GM Mike Thibault – as they spoke to the media Thursday in the runup to Monday’s 2013 WNBA Draft.
LOS ANGELES -- Basketball Hall of Famer Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, who as a player helped lead USC to a pair of NCAA championships before winning an Olympic gold medal and four WNBA titles, was named head coach of the USC women’s basketball program, Trojan athletic director Pat Haden announced today (April 11).
NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisville Cardinals took us on a magical ride through this year’s postseason, a ride that opened our hearts and minds to the possibilities implicit in dreaming big. They refused to let injuries, statistics, the expectations of others, an opponent’s home-court advantage or the star power of the game’s biggest names limit their imaginations or their performance.
Three-time Olympic gold-medalist and current South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley and three-time National Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell, head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels, will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September, the organization announced Monday.
NEW ORLEANS – In true Big Easy fashion,where the Final Four festivities kicked off last night with a Mardi Gras-style parade complete with floats and shouts of “Throw me something, Mister” (or, in this case, “Miss”), the WBCA All-Americans eschewed the traditional red-and-blue uniforms for a purple-and-black motif with numbers and lettering in a neon-yellow-green hue never seen in nature.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was the same song, second verse, in the Oklahoma City Regional final Tuesday night as fifth-seeded Louisville, cast in the role of the proverbial David, slew one of the Goliaths of women’s college basketball to punch its ticket to next week’s Final Four in New Orleans.