Women's college basketball

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt interim athletic director Candice Lee answers questions during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first black woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Lee now is among only five women in charge of a Power Five program. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
May 21, 2020 - 12:47 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt has removed the interim title, making Candice Storey Lee the first woman to become an athletic director in the Southeastern Conference. With Vanderbilt's announcement Wednesday, Lee now is among only five women and the second black woman in charge of a Power Five...
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May 04, 2020 - 2:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The women's basketball committee will start using the NCAA Evaluation Tool instead of RPI to help evaluate teams for the tournament starting with the upcoming season. The Division I men's basketball committee has been using NET since the 2018-19 season. “It’s an exciting time for...
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April 30, 2020 - 5:15 pm
ESPN has named Phil Dean as its new producer for “Monday Night Football” beginning with the upcoming season. Dean has been with the network since 1992. He has been the lead college basketball producer for 12 years and has produced the Women's Final Four since 1995. He also has produced ESPN's...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2015, file photo, Notre Dame associate coach Niele Ivey, left, and head coach Muffet McGraw watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UConn in Storrs, Conn. Ivey is ready to take over a Notre Dame program where she spent 17 years as a player and assistant coach. Ivey follows her mentor Muffet McGraw , who retired after 33 years at the school Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 23, 2020 - 1:20 pm
Niele Ivey is coming home. Ivey was introduced as the new coach of the Notre Dame women's basketball team on Thursday, succeeding her mentor, Muffet McGraw, who retired a day earlier. “Those are big heels to fill,” Ivey said during an online news conference. “When you follow a legend, it's not easy...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2001, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, center, holds up the National Championship trophy after Notre Dame defeated Purdue 68-66 for the 2001 Women's Final Four Championship in St. Louis. At left is Imani Dunbar and Ruth Riley is at right. McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, April 22, 2020, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 22, 2020 - 10:35 pm
Just two years removed from the euphoria of winning her second national championship, Muffet McGraw knew it was time. Time to relax a bit. Time to do something else. And time, hopefully, to watch her young team climb back up the rankings under someone else's guidance on the rock-solid foundation...
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April 22, 2020 - 2:36 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw steps down after 33 seasons, two national championships.
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FILE - In this March 6, 2020, file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) celebrates after a play against Utah during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Pac-12 women's tournament in Las Vegas. Ionescu was a unanimous choice Monday, March 23, 2020, as The Associated Press women's basketball player of the year. She was only the second player ever to the lone recipient of votes, joining Breanna Stewart, since the award was first given in 1995. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 14, 2020 - 7:16 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With the spotlight on her growing ever brighter, Sabrina Ionescu is aware she's becoming her own brand. One of the most decorated players in women's college basketball, Ionescu is about to go pro with the WNBA draft coming up Friday. She's widely expected to be selected No. 1...
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April 14, 2020 - 6:21 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati eliminated its men's soccer program Tuesday as other colleges weighed cutbacks because of budget problems resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. College are grappling with revenue losses from spring sports cancellations, including the lucrative NCAA...
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Gates stand locked outside the closed Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England, as the English Premier League soccer season has been suspended due to coronavirus, Thursday, April 9, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
April 14, 2020 - 4:39 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest football coach Dave Clawson joined athletic director John Currie, university president Nathan Hatch and the president’s cabinet members in taking a 10% pay cut to help the school address revenue...
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File - This is a May 31, 2017 file photograph of then Old Dominion women's basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson, taken in Norfolk, Va. Mississippi State's Director of Athletics John Cohen announced McCray-Penson as the school's new women's head basketball coach replacing Vic Schaefer who is now the women's basketball coach at Texas, Saturday morning, April 11, 2020. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot, File via AP)
April 11, 2020 - 3:00 pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State hired former Old Dominion women’s basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson to replace Vic Schaefer as the Bulldogs’ head coach. Athletic director John Cohen called McCray-Penson “a proven winner who will lead one of the best programs in the nation” on the...
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