Women's Basketball

Dru Hancock named chair of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee for 2014-15

Currently serving her fourth year as a member of the committee, Hancock will succeed current chair Carolayne Henry, senior associate commissioner/senior woman administrator for the Mountain West Conference. She will become the 16th chair...

Division I Women’s Basketball Committee seeks tournament changes

By Greg Johnson The Women’s Final Four would move to Friday-Sunday competition dates by as early as the 2015 tournament, according to change approved by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee. All changes recommended by the committee...

Murphy scored big on the basketball court, in the classroom

By Brittany Johnson NCAA.org It didn’t bother former basketball standout Samantha Murphy when her coach at Grand Canyon told her the team already had a point guard. Although Murphy had grown accustomed to the position during her time at...

College sports teaches life lessons

A USA Today article about scholarships features comments from Jen Hilgenberg, a former women's basketball student-athlete at Villanova University. Hilgenberg runs a customized merchandising business and she credits her participation in...

Levinson named Women’s Basketball Secretary-Rules Editor

Had you told Jon Levinson 17 seasons ago that he would someday be the NCAA secretary-rules editor for women’s basketball, not even he would have believed it. When he began officiating women’s college basketball, his goal was to do the best...

Summit gathering provides step to the future of women’s basketball

By Greg Johnson Participants in the Women’s Basketball White Paper Summit in Indianapolis agreed that the Women’s Final Four should be moved to a weekend later than it is currently held and that the top-16 seeds should host first- and...

Women’s Basketball White Paper Summit to take place Monday

By Greg Johnson A who’s who list that includes conference representatives, campus athletics administrators, women’s basketball head coaches, an on-court official, television executives and other stakeholders are set to gather for the NCAA...

Franklin Pierce player took unique path to be DII’s all-time leading scorer

By Joey Lamar NCAA.org After that first practice, her father never thought she would pick up another basketball. Johannah Leedham’s seventh-grade basketball coach made her feel the size of a mustard seed. The teardrops displayed clearly on...

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...

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