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Coach Dies After 2-Year Battle With Cancer
Coach Dies After 2-Year
Battle With Cancer

Coach Dies After 2-Year Battle With Cancer

Georgetown's Tasha Butts inspired a fund to raise money for needy patients

(Newser) - Georgetown women's basketball coach Tasha Butts died Monday after a two-year battle with breast cancer, the school's athletic director said. The 41-year-old coach was diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer in 2021, per the AP , and she stepped away from coaching Georgetown last month. Her diagnosis inspired the...

This College Basketball Game Is Going to Shatter a Record

Iowa and Caitlin Clark play DePaul this weekend at the Iowa football stadium

(Newser) - The current attendance record for a women's college basketball game is just shy of 30,000, set back in 2002 during the Final Four at at San Antonio's Alamodome, notes the Wall Street Journal . Barring catastrophic weather, that mark will be eclipsed by a mile on Sunday. Iowa...

After Jill Biden Brouhaha, LSU's Reese Rethinks White House Visit

NCAA women's basketball champ says she's a 'team player,' will go to DC

(Newser) - Pretty much nobody applauded Jill Biden's idea to host both the winning team and the losing team of this year's NCAA women's basketball championship at the White House— including the star player for Iowa , the team that lost to LSU. On Tuesday, Biden's press secretary...

Jill Biden's Basketball Idea Doesn't Land Well

LSU's Angel Reese calls suggestion to also invite runner-up Iowa to White House a 'joke'

(Newser) - Jill Biden suggested that the winners and the losers of the women's college basketball championship be invited to the White House. The request is "A JOKE," tweeted Angel Reese, star of the winning LSU team. It seems that sentiment is on Reese's side here.
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LSU's Reese Unapologetic After Championship Trash Talk

'Twitter is going to go on a rage every time, and I'm happy,' says winning player

(Newser) - LSU is the new champ of women's college basketball, and star Angel Reese is very much the unapologetic center of attention as a result. During Sunday's 102-85 win in the championship game over Iowa, Reese directed some trash talk toward Iowa phenom Caitlin Clark that has sports fans...

ESPN Registers a Milestone With Women's Final Four

Semifinals see record-high ratings, and most ever for men or women on ESPN+

(Newser) - This year's women bracket of the NCAA tournament has been generating an unusual amount of buzz, thanks in no small part to Iowa sensation Caitlin Clark . Friday night's pair of semifinal games proved the point with record-setting ratings. An average of 3.4 million viewers watched LSU beat...

This Year's Name to Know on Either Bracket: Caitlin Clark

'Electrifying' junior scores historic triple-double and powers Iowa into Final Four

(Newser) - The big story in the men's Final Four is who didn't make it. The big story on the women's side—and of college basketball in general—can be summed up in a single name: Caitlin Clark. The 21-year-old Iowa guard powered her team into the Final Four...

NCAA Women's Basketball Player Charged With Murder

Kamiyah Street was arrested for alleged role in July murder

(Newser) - NCAA women's basketball player Kamiyah Street was arrested Thursday and charged with murder, CBS Sports reports. The star point guard for Georgia's Kennesaw State University is one of five people accused in what police say was a "targeted shooting" of a 21-year-old man, Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne, who was...

Longtime UNC Coach on Leave Amid Controversy

Sylvia Hatchell accused of making remark about 'nooses,' reportedly pressuring hurt players

(Newser) - For more than 30 years, Sylvia Hatchell has coached women's basketball at the University of North Carolina. Now several players seem ready to defect after parents say Hatchell made "racially inappropriate" remarks and also allegedly forced players to keep shooting hoops even though they were hurt. Per the...

Pat Summitt, Legendary Basketball Coach, Dies at 64

Tennessee's Summitt had more Division I wins than any coach in NCAA history

(Newser) - Pat Summitt, whose work ethic (and famous intense stare ) was born on her family's farm and propelled her to rack up more wins than any other basketball coach (men's or women's) in NCAA Division I history, died Tuesday at age 64, the AP reports. "It...

The Inspirational Lauren Hill Dies After Cancer Battle

19-year-old who played for Mount St. Joseph died today

(Newser) - Lauren Hill, the terminally ill Mount St. Joseph basketball player for whom the NCAA moved up her school's season opener , died today at the age of 19, the AP reports. Brooke Desserich, the co-founder of Hill's The Cure Starts Now nonprofit, tells the news agency Hill died in...

Obama Cheers Niece in NCAA Tourney

President watches Princeton advance

(Newser) - Among the presidential duties today: Watching a niece's basketball game in the NCAA women's tournament. President Obama went to College Park, Md., and sat in the stands for the Princeton game against Green Bay, reports ESPN . His niece, Leslie Robinson, is a freshman forward for the Tigers. Her...

UConn Women Rout Notre Dame for 9th Title

They join men as national champions with 79-58 win

(Newser) - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women's college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58 in the first championship game featuring undefeated teams, winning their record ninth national title and their second in a row. Auriemma broke a tie with...

UConn Wins 8th Title in Rout of Louisville

93-60 victory was most lopsided in title game

(Newser) - UConn rolled to its eighth national championship last night, denying Louisville a March Madness sweep and handing head coach Geno Auriemma a delicious word: dynasty. He has now tied Pat Summitt for the most titles in in NCAA history, but wasn't ready to discuss a repeat. Yet it's...

Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt Steps Down

She slides into coach emeritus job to cope with early onset dementia

(Newser) - It's the end of an era: Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols after 38 seasons and eight national titles, sliding into a less demanding "coach emeritus" job, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Though it was not explicitly given as a reason...

Pat Summitt Has Early Dementia

But she intends to keep coaching

(Newser) - Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s type early onset dementia, she revealed in an interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel last night, but she intends to keep her gig as head coach of Tennessee’s Lady Vols. “There’s not going to be any pity party, and...

Scott Brown: I Can Beat Obama at Hoops

... with help from daughter who plays at Boston College

(Newser) - Barely a week after his stunning win in the Massachusetts Senate race, Republican Scott Brown boasted tonight that he can beat President Barack Obama ... at basketball. In an appearance on The Jay Leno Show, the Republican said he challenged noted hoops fanatic Obama to a two-on-two showdown when they talked...

Hoop Star Ayla Brown Loves Singing, Spotlight

Former Idol hopeful thinks dad's Senate win will reignite singing career

(Newser) - Ayla Brown has mostly concentrated on college and basketball since flaming out on American Idol in 2006, but she may be getting another shot at a singing career thanks to her senator-elect dad. “We’ve been getting some incredible opportunities,” Scott Brown's elder daughter tells the Boston Globe...

UConn Women Take Title
 UConn Women Take Title 
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UConn Women Take Title

(Newser) - The Connecticut Huskies are the unbeaten champions of women's college basketball. Tina Charles scored 25 points and grabbed 19 rebounds tonight as UConn routed Louisville, 76-54, in the national title game. The victory for the Huskies capped the most dominant season in women's basketball history—Connecticut won every one of...

Louisville Is Lone Obstacle Left to UConn's Perfect Season

Cardinals ride big wave into tonight's title game

(Newser) - The underdog Louisville Cardinals face off against undefeated Connecticut in tonight’s NCAA women’s basketball final, and if nothing else have undimmed optimism on their side, the Los Angeles Times reports. Most observers have their bets on the Huskies—just fine by one Louisville senior. “That’s how...

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