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.
Did Brittney Griner really "come out" last week or did she just quietly and politely remind all of us of the importance of living our lives authentically?
In last week’s widely publicized interview with SI.com, Griner, the No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, said simply, “Being one that’s out, you know, it’s just ... being who you are. Again, be who you are. Don’t worry about what other people say because they are always going to say something. But if you're just true to yourself, let that shine through. Don’t hide who you really are.”
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.
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.
By this point in the season, we’re all pretty familiar with the two teams left standing. The national championship game obviously features two outstanding teams that are both playing well, so at this point of the season, the details and the match-ups also tend to become more important.
NEW ORLEANS – Less than two weeks ago, the storyline for Tuesday night’s championship game was all about Baylor. The big question was how can the survivor of Notre Dame-Connecticut find a way to reverse each of their competitive losses to Baylor earlier this season, and stop Brittney Griner and her defending champion teammates.
NEW ORLEANS – University of Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw was honored as the 2013 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year and Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick was selected as the Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Monday night during the third annual WBCA Awards Show. The event is held in conjunction with the WBCA's annual convention and the NCAA Final Four.
NEW ORLEANS – The awards continue to roll in for Baylor's Brittney Griner, the 2012 and 2013 Full Court National Player of the Year. Griner has been selected as the winner of both the 2013 State Farm® Wade Trophy and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Defensive Player of the Year Award, the organization announced tonight during its third annual WBCA Awards Show. The event is part of the WBCA National Convention, held in conjunction with the NCAA® Women’s Final Four®.