In the only opening day contest pitting two Top-25 teams against each other, No. 17/12 Nebraska blew past No. 25 UCLA, 77-49, in Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena Friday behind 27 points from Husker All-American Jordan Hooper.
The first-ever match-up for the Huskers in their new home, the $179 million Pinnacle Bank Arena, drew a crowd of 9,750, a school record for a non-conference game.
"What a great way to start the season," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "We had a great crowd and a great atmosphere and we played pretty well, too."
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Christmas came early this year for a half dozen of women’s college basketball’s elite players.
Picture yourself at age 19, preparing to embark on your sophomore college season. Unexpectedly, you get the phone call you’ve been dreaming of for most of your life – except you never imagined it would come this soon.
Two weeks after coach Keith Brown stepped down in the wake of an internal investigation of allegations of unprofessional conduct and abusive language toward players, Jim Lewis has been named as the interim head coach of the Georgetown women's basketball program. Lewis, who brings 40 years of coaching experience, most recently as an assistant coach and scout for the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks, becomes just the eighth coach in the history of the program.
LOS ANGELES — Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike and Baylor point guard Odyssey Sims, both of whom were named to last year's Wooden All-American team, highlight the list of 30 college athletes named to the watch list for this year's John R. Wooden Award and All-American team. The 2014 John R. Wooden Award Women's Preseason Top 30, popularly known as the preseason Wooden watch, was announced today by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn headlined the 2014 class of inductees into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, announced on ABC Saturday during the network’s broadcast of the WNBA All-Star Game, where Dunn was serving as head coach of the Eastern Conference team.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Indiana Fever visited the White House Friday where President Barak Obama officially congratulated them on their 2012 WNBA championship. It was not, however, the first trip to the White House for Fever coach Lin Dunn, who had last been there as a Girl Scout when she was in fifth grade.
“I won’t say which administration that was,” the president teased, for which Dunn thanked him.
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.
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.
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).