Big Ten update: The Buckeyes are rolling
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by Cat Ariail
2h ago
Taylor Thierry, Cotie McMahon and Jacy Sheldon have been at the center of Ohio State’s in-season ascension. | Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK The Iowa Hawkeyes might be the Big Ten’s highest-profile team. However, the Ohio State Buckeyes are the conference’s hottest team, while the Indiana Hoosiers remain in contention for the conference crown. With two weeks remaining in conference play, the Big Ten has become a three-team race, with No. 2 Ohio State, No. 4 Iowa and (barely) No. 14 Indiana vying for the regular season conference championship. Since our Zachary Draves closely ..read more
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EuroLeague Women: Quarterfinals preview
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by Eric Nemchock
13h ago
Turkish club Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding enters the 2024 EuroLeague Women postseason in a position to win another championship. | Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images Star-studded Turkish club Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding enters the EuroLeague Women postseason as a popular choice to win it all. The field is plenty strong, too, with well-balanced teams like ZVVZ USK Praha and Çukurova Basketbol Mersin. The field for the 2024 EuroLeague Women postseason is set, and the first round will tip-off on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Also known as the quarterfinals, the first round will feature eight of Eur ..read more
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Whitcomb, Russell lead WNBL teams to top seeds 
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by Noa Dalzell
1d ago
Sami Whitcomb of the Townsville Fire drives past her Seattle Storm teammate Mercedes Russell, who plays for the Southside Flyers. | Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images The Townsville Fire, led by guard Sami Whitcomb, and the Southside Flyers, led by center Mercedes Russell, hold onto the top two seeds.  Heading into the last week of the WNBL regular season, the Townsville Fire—led by naturalized Australian Sami Whitcomb—remain the top team in the league, holding a 13-6 record. Whitcomb has put together a strong season for the defending champions, averaging 15.3 points and 4.6 assists per g ..read more
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Around the NCAAW: Bueckers will be back!
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by Cat Ariail
3d ago
During UConn’s postgame senior night ceremony, Paige Bueckers announced that she will return to Storrs and suit up for the Huskies in 2024-25. | David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports On Friday, Paige Bueckers revealed that she will not take her talents to the WNBA, and instead remain at UConn for an additional season. Her announcement highlights a busy week in women’s college basketball. We’re entering the stretch run of conference play and emotions are running high. (Just ask Lisa Bluder and Jeff Walz.) From historic milestone makers to end-of-season award candidates to NCAA tournament prognostica ..read more
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Meyers Drysdale wins Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award
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by Edwin Garcia
3d ago
Annie Meyers Drysdale. | Christian Petersen / Getty Images The WNBA has announced Annie Meyers Drysdale as the recipient of the 2024 Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award. The WNBA has announced Annie Meyers Drysdale as the recipient of the 2024 Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award. Meyers Drysdale, a vice president and longtime broadcaster with both the Phoenix Mercury and the Phoenix Suns, has consistently broken barriers and fought for equality in sports during her storied basketball career. The Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award is given to an individual who uses their t ..read more
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A showcase for the Gamecocks’ greatness
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by Cat Ariail
3d ago
The ascendant Ashlyn Watkins and No. 1 South Carolina will showcase their excellence on national television on Sunday. | Photo by Lance King/Getty Images On Sunday afternoon, ESPN College GameDay will be in Columbia, SC. Expect the top-ranked Gamecocks to show off their greatness and extend their record to a perfect 25-0. ESPN College GameDay appropriately will be in Columbia on Sunday afternoon, ready to showcase and celebrate the excellence of No. 1 South Carolina (24-0, 11-0) as they take on Georgia (11-13, 2-9). Coverage begins at 12 p.m. ET on ABC, with tip off scheduled for 1 p.m. ET ..read more
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Freshman files: Mikaylah Williams is the future
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by Edwin Garcia
4d ago
As a freshman, Mikaylah Williams has made an instant impact for the defending national champions. | Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images Freshman guard Mikaylah Williams is quickly establishing herself as the future of LSU basketball. With the LSU Lady Tigers winning it all last season and looking to repeat this year, you’d think that any freshman looking to impact the team would have to bide their time. Not Mikaylah Williams. The first-year guard already leads the team in minutes, averaging 32.1 per game. Her stat line is a marvel at age 18, averaging 15.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists an ..read more
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Clark claims her place in history
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by Zachary Draves
5d ago
Jubilation from Caitlin Clark and the Iowa faithful after she became the all-time scoring leader in NCAA women’s basketball. | Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images Before one of the most raucous of crowds, Caitlin Clark etched her name amongst the greats during a golden era for women’s basketball. Caitlin Clark. It’s a name that has a nice flow and conjures up many images: a ponytail, a weary smile, a fierce competitor, 3-pointers from the logo, a Jordan shrug and waving arms to stoke a crowd’s enthusiasm. And it’s a player who has helped to make women’s basketball a must-see sporting event. On ..read more
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NC State vs. Notre Dame highlights ACC action
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by Eric Nemchock
6d ago
Freshman sensation Hannah Hidalgo leads Notre Dame against a tough NC State program. | Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images A ranked matchup between the No. 6 NC State Wolfpack and the No. 16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish leads off a packed ACC schedule this Thursday. Later, the Duke Blue Devils will try to continue their success against the conference-leading No. 12 Virginia Tech Hokies. Two of the ACC’s top programs will meet this Thursday, Feb. 15 when the No. 6 NC State Wolfpack (21-3, 9-3 ACC) travel to South Bend to take on the No. 16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-5; 8-4 ACC) for the first and o ..read more
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WNBA creates Draft experience for NBA All-Star Weekend
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by Edwin Garcia
6d ago
With the Indiana Fever earning the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft for the second-straight year, the WNBA has created a fan-centric Draft stage at NBA All-Star Weekend. | Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images Inspired by the Indiana Fever’s first overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the WNBA has created a fan-centric Draft stage where fans can recreate the experience of being the first overall pick in the Draft. With this year’s WNBA draft expected to be one of the deepest ever, anticipation is at an all-time high. The Indiana Fever have the No. 1 pick, and that, along with th ..read more
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