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No Charges Will Be Filed Over Racial Slurs at Team

Idaho prosecutors say 18-year-old was trying to be funny

(Newser) - The high school student suspected of yelling racial slurs at a women's basketball team during March Madness will not be charged by Idaho prosecutors. A statement by Coeur d'Alene city attorneys called the taunts racist and misogynistic but said they were protected speech, so Anthony Myers' conduct was...

Caitlin Clark Is About to Make a Childhood Dream Come True

Iowa star is set to be drafted by WNBA's Indiana Fever on Monday night

(Newser) - In elementary school, Caitlin Clark wrote down a list of her goals that included playing in the WNBA one day. That dream will become a reality Monday night when Clark is expected to be taken first by the Indiana Fever in the WNBA draft. Her mom, Anne, still has the...

South Carolina Tops Iowa, Caitlin Clark for NCAA Title

Gamecocks cap undefeated season with 87-75 victory

(Newser) - Dawn Staley and South Carolina completed their perfect season on Sunday, ending Caitlin Clark's historic college career with an 87-75 win over Iowa in the NCAA championship game. With Staley directing a relentless attack from the sideline, the 38-0 Gamecocks became the 10th Division I team to go through...

What a Final This Should Be
Final Is a Winning Matchup

Final Is a Winning Matchup

Iowa-South Carolina game is loaded with storylines, Jim Trotter writes in the Athletic

(Newser) - Jim Trotter, writing in the Athletic , sees the Iowa-South Carolina matchup for the NCAA women's basketball title on Sunday as the one everyone wanted, compelling for multiple reasons. "Great player versus great team. The quest for the perfect ending versus the pursuit of the perfect season," he...

LSU's Angel Reese Tells of a Miserable Year Since Their Win

NCAA basketball star says she hasn't been happy since becoming a national champion

(Newser) - LSU women's basketball forward Angel Reese would've liked a repeat of last year's NCAA basketball title, but not of the abuse she suffered in the aftermath of that historic win. After her team was eliminated by Caitlin Clark and Iowa from the Elite Eight in a rematch...

Reporter Apologizes After Kim Mulkey Calls Him Out

LSU coach said 'LA Times' columnist Ben Bolch's piece was sexist

(Newser) - A Los Angeles Times columnist has apologized after the star head coach for LSU's women's basketball team, Kim Mulkey, criticized his column previewing one of LSU's games. Ben Bolch painted the UCLA-LSU game as a battle between good and evil, due in part to Mulkey's status...

Caitlin Clark Ties a Record in Iowa's Elite Eight Victory Over LSU

Clark matches March Madness 3-point record with 9

(Newser) - Iowa's Caitlin Clark tied a women's NCAA Tournament record Monday night by hitting nine 3-pointers, many from well beyond the arc, in Iowa's 94-87 win over LSU in the Elite Eight, the AP reports. Clark made her ninth 3 midway through the fourth quarter, tying the mark...

Women's Basketball Doesn't Deserve Amateurish NCAA
NCAA's 3-Point Error Is Typical

NCAA's 3-Point Error Is Typical

Columnists write that women's basketball is still receiving second-class treatment

(Newser) - "I really would have loved to have done what I normally do my last 12 minutes before a game instead of walking around out there, trying to see if the floor's screwed up," North Carolina State coach Wes Moore said Saturday before his team's tournament game...

NCAA Women's Court Had an Unusual Problem

The 3-point lines were at different lengths in Portland, and nobody noticed for 4 games

(Newser) - The 3-point line for the women's NCAA Tournament at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, had a discrepancy in distance at each end of the court that went unnoticed through four games over two days. Someone figured it out before Texas and North Carolina State played their Elite Eight...

A Year After Infamous Trash Talk, an Iowa-LSU Rematch

Winner of the Elite Eight matchup will head to Final Four

(Newser) - It's been nearly a year since LSU beat Iowa to win the 2023 women's college basketball championship, a victory that was followed by drama over LSU player Angel Reese taunting Iowa player Caitlin Clark , and many people disagreeing with Jill Biden's suggestion that both teams come visit...

Anticipated Profile of LSU's Star Coach Triggers Reaction

Washington Post piece on Kim Mulkey is unflattering but lacking in bombshells, other journalists say

(Newser) - The Washington Post published its highly anticipated—especially by its subject—profile of basketball coach Kim Mulkey on Saturday, and many competing sports journalists found the piece not worth the two-year wait. Much of the hype was driven by the Louisiana State University women's coach, who had threatened, criticized,...

Rapper Ice Cube Dangles $5M Deal in Front of Clark

He wants her to play for his Big3 league, reportedly won't stop her from playing in WNBA, too

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark has been smashing record after record this year, and she may be on the cusp of breaking another. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star now has a $5 million offer in front of her to play for Ice Cube's Big3 league , which would...

At NCAA Tourney, 'Racial Hate Crimes,' Says Utah Coach

Lynne Roberts says her team had to change hotels after incidents in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

(Newser) - Utah's women's basketball team had a more miserable experience at this year's NCAA Tournament than just their second-round loss to Gonzaga. "We had several instances of some kind of racial hate crimes towards our program," coach Lynne Roberts tells the Salt Lake Tribune . The team...

March Madness Is Here
March Madness
Brackets Are Here

March Madness Brackets Are Here

South Carolina, Iowa are No. 1 seeds in women's bracket

(Newser) - Undefeated South Carolina is the top overall seed in the women's NCAA Tournament as the bracket was announced Sunday night, the AP reports. The Gamecocks are looking to become the 10th women's basketball team to go undefeated for an entire season. They had a chance last season before...

Caitlin Clark Passes Maravich for Scoring Mark

Iowa star hits free throws to top 54-year record of 3,617 points

(Newser) - In her final regular season collegiate game, Caitlin Clark hit a pair of free throws Sunday to tie and pass the NCAA Division I basketball scoring record held for 54 years by Pete Maravich. The Iowa star set the record with 0.3 seconds left in the first half of...

Iowa Phenom Caitlin Clark Breaks Another Record

Hawkeyes basketball player now holds the major college scoring record for women

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark has another career record on her astounding resume: the most points by any major college women's player to ever take the court. For Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder and her peers, this one matters the most. Iowa's superstar guard scored 33 points to lead the sixth-ranked Hawkeyes...

She's Now the Winningest Coach in NCAA Basketball History

Stanford's Tara VanDerveer passes Mike Krzyzewski

(Newser) - It never fails, Tara VanDerveer always takes a minute to thank everybody for coming to the game and that includes offering her immense gratitude to the Stanford band. On Sunday, moments after her latest remarkable milestone in a career filled with them and as the new winningest coach in NCAA...

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...

Caitlin Clark Has Angel Reese's Back

'I think everyone knew there was going to be a little trash talk'

(Newser) - Even the losing team's star player agrees that only the winning team should visit the White House. "That's for LSU, they should enjoy every single second of being the champion," Iowa Hawkeyes player Caitlin Clark said in an appearance on ESPN Tuesday. "I think that'...

Jill Biden Wants Runners-Up at White House, Too

'It was such a great game,' first lady says of LSU's victory over Iowa

(Newser) - First lady Jill Biden said Monday that she wants the defeated Iowa women's basketball team to be invited to the White House in addition to the national title winner Louisiana State University. She watched LSU's 102-85 victory from the stands on Sunday night. Biden, speaking at the Colorado...

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