Women's Basketball

Ackerman hired as strategic consultant for NCAA women’s basketball Longtime hoops expert plans a white paper by spring

By Greg Johnson Val Ackerman, the founding president of the WNBA and the first woman to serve as president of USA Basketball, has been hired as a consultant to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current state of intercollegiate...

NCAA statement on UCLA student-athlete Shabazz Muhammad

UCLA student-athlete Shabazz Muhammad is not eligible to compete in tonight’s game due to violations of NCAA amateurism rules. In addition to other pending issues, Muhammad accepted travel and lodging during three unofficial visits to two...

Eastern Michigan found for a failure to monitor women's basketball program

Eastern Michigan University failed to monitor its women’s basketball program and the former head women’s basketball coach failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance within the program, according to findings by the Division I Committee...

Council supports women’s basketball recruiting model

By Michelle Brutlag Hosick The Division I Leadership Council supported in concept a women’s basketball recruiting model that would allow coaches to build a relationship with recruits and that provides the opportunity for better recruiting...

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...

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