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McCallie won’t return as Duke’s women’s basketball coach

Joanne P. McCallie won’t return for a 14th season as Duke’s women’s basketball coach.McCallie announced her departure in a 6-minuteposted Thursday on the program’s Twitter account. She said she was “choosing to step away” as coach, saying she wanted...

Trio of former UConn greats leading social justice charge

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform. ''I had no idea,'' Hayes said on...

Coach Dawn Staley awaits Olympics, focuses on South Carolina

NEW YORK (AP) -- Coach Dawn Staley would be prepping the U.S. women’s basketball team for the Tokyo Olympics this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic.Instead, she’ll hold a Zoom conference call Wednesday with players who are vying...

Tar Heels welcome back Stephanie Watts after transfer to USC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Stephanie Watts is returning to North Carolina for a final season after transferring to Southern California for a year.The school announced Monday that the former Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year would return...

Kansas State guard received racist, threatening DM

Kansas State guard Christianna Carr was one of several Wildcats athletes who spoke out on Friday following a student’s offensive tweet about George Floyd.She helped lead the charge among Black athletes who said they wouldn’t “play or participate in...

Tennessee to host UConn Huskies on Jan. 21 in Revival Series

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The Tennessee Lady Vols will host UConn on Jan. 21 in the second game of the Revival Series between the college basketball rivals.Naismith officials announced the date of the second game Tuesday. UConn won the...

Veteran Bentley U. women’s coach Barbara Stevens retires

BOSTON (AP) -- Longtime Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens is retiring after a four-decade run that included more than 1,000 wins, the 2014 NCAA Division II national championship, and recent election to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall...

Another major grad transfer for Lady Bears

WACO, Texas (AP) -- Baylor has added a graduate transfer guard from another major conference for the third year in a row. Former All-Pac 12 guard DiJonai Carrington is joining the Lady Bears from Stanford.Carrington averaged 14 points and...

NCAA expands ban, joins SEC in targeting Confederate flag

The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its championship events, one day after the Southeastern Conference made a similar declaration aimed at the Mississippi state flag.The current NCAA ban, in place...

NCAA bars state of Mississippi from hosting any title events

Mississippi schools that win the right to host an NCAA championship event with a successful season won’t be able to play those games at home until the state’s flag is changed.The NCAA broadened its Confederate flag policy on Friday...

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