Women's Basketball

PROP approves rules changes for men’s and women’s basketball

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, which met via conference call June 24, approved a change to how block/charge calls will be made in men’s basketball and added a 10-second backcourt rule in women’s basketball,...

A time for change in women's basketball?

By Greg Johnson Val Ackerman, the founding president of the WNBA and past president of USA Basketball, says a prevailing sentiment among stakeholders throughout intercollegiate women’s basketball is that the sport needs a jolt in order to...

Former East Stroudsburg star found post-playing niche in higher education

By Lauren Ely For NCAA.org Lori Pio-Jacques knew she didn’t want to sell insurance. Pio-Jacques, a former women’s basketball standout at East Stroudsburg University, finished school with a degree in business. Not positive about what she...

Men’s basketball rules committee tweaks block/charge, Women’s committee adds 10-second backcourt rule

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Men’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended a significant focus on freedom of movement and a change to how block/charge calls will be made, and the NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended adding a 10-...

Former Wingate coach cited for unethical conduct

Wingate University’s former head women’s basketball coach failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance and acted unethically, according to findings by the NCAA Division II Committee on Infractions. The former coach impermissibly provided...

Louisville's Schimmel wins Elite 89 Award

Also for the first time in the four-year history of the award, the men’s and women’s basketball recipients were from the same school. Louisville’s Wayne Blackshear was presented with the men’s basketball Elite 89 award on Thursday evening...

AIAW greats to be honored at halftime of championship game

By Greg Johnson Pioneers who helped build women’s basketball through their accomplishments on and off the court will be honored during halftime of the Women’s Final Four championship game in New Orleans Tuesday night. Among the honorees...

AIAW greats to be honored at halftime of championship game

By Greg Johnson Pioneers who helped build women’s basketball through their accomplishments on and off the court will be honored during halftime of the Women’s Final Four championship game in New Orleans Tuesday night. Among the honorees...

Western Washington women’s team helps make dad’s dream come true

By Kate Carrico NCAA.org Each team competing in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight last week in San Antonio received a commemorative patch to wear on their uniforms. But for the Western Washington squad, the Elite Eight...

Salute Heroes to be honored in New Orleans

By Greg Johnson As part of the 2013 Women’s Final Four Salute Premiere Friday night, four members of the New Orleans community will be honored during the festivities at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. The Salute Heroes being honored are...

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