Brittney Griner Says Baylor Wasn't A Good Place To Be Gay

Brittney Griner came out early in high school, but while being recruited, was concerned that her sexuality would be an issue at Baylor, a Baptist school. "Big Girl, I don't care what you are," Griner said her future coach Kim Mulkey told her. "You can be black, white, blue, purple, whatever. As long as you come here and… » 4/15/14 3:38pm Tuesday 3:38pm

UConn's Geno Auriemma went ahead and won his eighth national title last night, with a 93-60 rout over Louisville. He now matches former Tennessee coach (and longtime rival) Pat Summitt in NCAA titles ("that puts you in a category with the greatest women's basketball coach that's ever lived," he said after the game). Last … » 4/10/13 10:46am 4/10/13 10:46am

Kevin Durant Congratulated The Louisville Women's Basketball Team, And…

Kevin Durant was in the house last night when the Louisville women knocked off Brittney Griner and Baylor in Oklahoma City. After the game, Durant paid his respects by visiting the Cardinals' locker room. He was greeted like a rock star. One of his pals just got in the way. [SportsGrid, via Tom B.] » 4/01/13 12:59pm 4/01/13 12:59pm

One Of Our Favorite Sports Columnists, Sally Jenkins, Is Here To Take…

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning sportswriter for the Washington Post, but don't hold that against her. She's one of the sharpest columnists in the country. She's also written a bunch of books, including It's Not About The Bike, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller she co-authored with Lance Armstrong, and Sum It Up—a… » 3/13/13 2:08pm 3/13/13 2:08pm

Brittney Griner Threw Down This Dunk, And Women's College Hoops Had A…

Last night in South Bend, Ind., a women's college basketball game between the sports' Nos. 2 and 3—Notre Dame and UConn, respectively—went to triple OT to decide the Big East. The Fighting Irish defeated UConn, 96-87, to earn its second straight regular-season conference title and become the first team in two decades… » 3/05/13 12:05pm 3/05/13 12:05pm

The Killer Ex-LAPD Cop's Manifesto Has Advice For Tim Tebow

Christoper Jordan Dorner, the former LAPD officer suspected of killing three people and wounding two others, is still on the run. Local and federal law enforcement are conducting a massive manhunt for Dorner, who has been targeting cops as revenge for his firing from the force. Earlier this week he released a lengthy… » 2/07/13 3:15pm 2/07/13 3:15pm

The Carrier Classic Is Back, And It's Still Gorgeous

It's the second year for the Carrier Classic, the season tip-off played on the deck of an aircraft carrier. Tonight, the Notre Dame and Ohio State women play first on the USS Yorktown in Charleston Harbor, with the Marquette and OSU men to follow. One day, if they keep doing this, it's going to get old. It's going to… » 11/09/12 6:35pm 11/09/12 6:35pm

Geno Auriemma Wants To Lower The Rim In Women's Basketball

Auriemma is about the only man in the world who can say this and not have it come off as condescending, but the UConn coach has a radical proposal he plans to present to the rules committee next spring—he'd like to see more scoring, fewer missed layups, and the way to do that is to lower the hoop for women's college… » 10/24/12 11:20am 10/24/12 11:20am

Women's College Basketball Player Quits School To Pursue Professional…

Krystal Forthan had transferred from LSU to West Virginia just last month, after only one season in Baton Rouge. She's a 6-foot-4 former high school All-American, so her arrival in Morgantown was hailed as a coup for Lady Mountaineers coach Mike Carey. But before Forthan even enrolled at WVU, she changed her mind… » 6/08/12 2:10pm 6/08/12 2:10pm

Baylor Hoops Teams Were Really Big On The Illegal Text Messages

Stop me if you've heard this before, but a school that quickly rose to athletic prominence is now facing punishment for a myriad of recruiting violations. This time it's the Bears of Baylor, who were found by an NCAA probe to have racked up nearly 2,000 impermissible phone calls and text messages to recruits over the… » 4/09/12 1:50pm 4/09/12 1:50pm

Oklahoma State's Head Women's Basketball Coach And Assistant Die In…

Well, this is very sad: Oklahoma State's women's basketball coach Kurt Budke and assistant Miranda Serna died in a plane crash in Perry County, Ark., on Thursday night. There were no survivors in the crash, which also killed the pilot of the plane and another individual not directly affiliated with the university. The… » 11/18/11 11:45am 11/18/11 11:45am

Cal Coaches Use Foolproof Technique To Connect With Their Team: White…

Oh god. I can't. This is almost too painful. Cal women's basketball held a team retreat last week, apparently in my grandfather's finished basement. Assistant coach Daron Park, with the rest of the coaching staff on backup, entertained the players with an altered Montell Jordan routine that really speaks to their… » 9/15/11 12:45pm 9/15/11 12:45pm

Lil' Wayne Likely First Rapper Ever To Wear A Women's College Basketball …

Weezy's full-blown crush on Notre Dame guard Skylar Diggins swelled to a creepier degree last night, when he performed at Indiana University in a #4 Fighting Irish jersey. We're unable to confirm this, but we reckon that this just may be the first time in our nation's history that a rapper has donned a women's college… » 4/13/11 3:30pm 4/13/11 3:30pm

A Dayton Women's Hoops Player's Only Career Basket Warms Our Frigid…

Ebony Gainey joined the University of Dayton women's basketball team four years ago but had never played in a game until this past Saturday, when the Flyers wrapped up their regular season with a 69-51 victory over Fordham. She was diagnosed with a heart condition just before her freshman year that kept her from… » 3/03/11 4:00pm 3/03/11 4:00pm

The Rutgers-USF Women's Basketball Game Ended With A Scuffle And Two…

With under a minute to play and her team up five against USF last night, Rutgers forward Chelsey Lee rebounded a missed shot and was promptly fouled — spiritedly — by Bulls center Porche Grant. The 6'2" senior kept advancing, and eventually got thrown out of the game with a flagrant technical foul. Her two salutes to… » 2/24/11 2:25pm 2/24/11 2:25pm