Women's Basketball

New rules go into effect for winter sports

By Greg Johnson College basketball season officially begins today, but college referees have been preparing for the season for weeks. NCAA National Coordinator of Officials John Adams and Secretary-Rules Editor Art Hyland have been...

Basketball star sees degree of change

By Brian Burnsed NCAA.org Octavia Blue had endured enough. She finally gave in when the Achilles tendon came unmoored and the knees perpetually swelled and the body pleaded for a respite from the barrage of sharp elbows and hard screens. “...

Browne Sanders named VP of women’s basketball championships

Anucha Browne Sanders has been selected as the NCAA’s vice president of women’s basketball championships. In this role, Browne Sanders will set the strategic direction for, and oversee the operation and management of, the Division I, II...

PROP approves basketball court-surface rule

By Greg Johnson The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel on Tuesday approved a rules change that requires temporary decals and logos placed on the court to be “of a consistent surface” as the rest of the floor. The change is intended to...

Legacy of 2012 NCAA Women's Final Four impacts Denver community

By Rick Nixon The impact of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Final Four on the Denver community will be felt for years to come thanks to numerous legacy programs that the NCAA and Denver Local Organizing Committee (DLOC) implemented in the Mile High...

Women’s basketball attendance sets all-time high

By Gary Johnson A record number of people attended NCAA women’s basketball games during the 2011-12 season. Attendance for all three NCAA divisions was 11,210,832, breaking the record of 11,160,293 set in 2008-09. Overall attendance...

Basketball rules committees address court surface issues

By Greg Johnson Citing temporary decals and logos that may cause players to slip, the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Rules Committees are recommending a rules change that requires the court be “of a consistent surface” so student-athlete...

Kean University cited for lack of institutional control, violations

INDIANAPOLIS – Kean University lacked institutional control and failed to monitor its women’s basketball program, leading to impermissible financial aid and extra benefits for its student-athletes, according to findings by the NCAA...

Baylor cited for failure to monitor

Baylor University failed to monitor its men’s and women’s basketball programs and violated recruiting rules, according to findings by the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions. The current men’s basketball head coach also was cited for...

2012 NCAA Women’s Final Four numbers equal success

By Kristen Leigh Porter What started in October at practices in college gyms throughout the country concluded Tuesday night in Denver with the 40-0 Baylor women’s basketball team cutting down the nets at the NCAA Women’s Final Four. Buoyed...

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