WSF would like to congratulate Stanford Women’s Basketball Head Coach Tara VanDerveer on her 1000th career win. This makes VanDerveer just the second women’s NCAA Division I coach to reach the impressive milestone. Now more than ever we can recognize the importance of having women serve as coaches, and therefore positive role models, for young women; yet, recent findings confirm systemic gender bias in coaching across women’s college sports. How do we get more women like VanDerveer in a position to lead and educate our youth?
Announced last week during Saturday’s WNBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, Lisa Leslie and five others will be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, on June 13, 2015. Joining Leslie as 2015 inductees are former Houston Comets star Janeth Arcain, former University of Georgia standout Janet Harris, former Oklahoma State coach Kurt Budke, former Duke and University of Texas coach Gail Goestenkors, and former Oregon City High School coach Brad Smith.
A 2013 basketball season preview article in Tuesday’s Washington Post examined the issue of abuse in college sports, with our Senior Director of Advocacy, Nancy Hogshead-Makar, offering expert perspective on an emerging trend in college sports: holding abusive coaches accountable for their actions.
For Part 1 of “Boys Will Be Boys,” an Excuse No Longer, click here. This is Part 2. An incident that did not receive as much response as it should have came in late 2011 when a Xavier-Cincinnati basketball game ended with an ugly bench-clearing brawl, leaving one young man lying on the floor with…
Throughout Pat Summitt’s 38 seasons as head basketball coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers, she agilely worked to maintain the team’s elite caliber and reform the perception of women’s basketball. Last August 23, Summitt announced that she was battling early onset dementia, “Alzheimer’s Type.” Less than a year later, she made a statement…
Granny’s Got Game is a truly inspirational documentary film that challenges the critical stereotypes of the elderly. It follows the story of the Fabulous 70s, a team of seven elderly women basketball players who have learned to compete together not just as a team but as a family. It is a story the shows what seven women can do with just enough determination and passion.
Last night proved to be special, not only for women’s sports, but for sports in general. The Baylor Lady Bears finished 40-0 — the first time in NCAA history a team has completed a perfect season of 40 games.
The 2012 Women’s Final Four was full of excitement. This should come as no surprise — all four No. 1 seeds were contenders this year. Skylar Diggins and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (35-3) advanced and will take on Brittney Griner and the Baylor Lady Bears (39-0) on Tuesday, April 3 for the title.
The four No. 1 regional seeds will contest the semifinals of college basketball’s national women’s tournament for the first time in 23 years after the University of Connecticut and Notre Dame University won their respective games last night. Connecticut defeated second-seeded Kentucky 80-65 to reach its fifth straight national semifinal, and Notre Dame eliminated No. 2…
For the first time, two women’s basketball games are part of ESPN’s fourth annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. No. 9 Louisville will travel to defending national champion No. 6 Texas A&M for a 4 p.m. matchup on ESPNU on Tuesday, November 15. No. 7 Miami will take on No. 3 Tennessee in Knoxville on Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 & ESPN3.