Posts Tagged Women’s basketball

Tennessee enters new era with beginning of Nike contract

Dalton Roberts and Elizabeth Raby shop for apparel as Tennessee launches an eight-year, estimated $35 million apparel contract with Nike, Wednesday, July 1, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Nike launch coincided with the restriction of the use of the Lady Vols nickname to the women’s basketball program. (AP Photo/Knoxville News Sentinel, Amy Smotherman Burgess)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is opening its doors to the Nike swoosh while bidding farewell to the Lady Vols nickname and logo in all but one sport.

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Ex-Illinois women’s basketball players sue school, coach

In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, Illinois head woman's basketball coach Matt Bollant reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Piscataway, N.J.  Seven former U of I women’s basketball players filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday July 1, 2015, against the university that accuses coach Bollant and a former assistant Mike Divilbiss of violating their civil rights by creating a racially hostile environment. The lawsuit names the university, Director of Athletics Mike Thomas, Bollant, Divilbiss, and the university’s board of trustees. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Seven former University of Illinois women’s basketball players sued the university Wednesday, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights by using race to divide the team and try to force some players out.

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New sports uniforms level the playing field for Muslim girls

In this June 16, 2015 photo, Zubeda Chaffe, left, waits to get back into basketball practice in her new Lady Warriors uniform in Minneapolis. The girls came up with their own culturally sensitive sportswear designs that cover their arms, legs, hair and neck preserving the modesty their religion requires. One is a bright red uniform for the Lady Warriors and the other is a teal-and-black uniform with stripes _ good for all sports including swimming. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Girls in stylish athletic wear walk the runway as the sounds of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry blare from speakers. The crowd claps and cheers as the young models strike poses with basketballs, lacrosse sticks and boxing gloves. Finally, the big reveal: the Lady Warriors community traveling basketball team takes the stage in their cardinal red uniforms.

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Griner scores 23 in 1st home game, Mercury beats Stars

PHOENIX (AP) — Brittney Griner had 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in her first home game since the completion of her seven-game suspension and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 85-78 on Tuesday night.

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Charles, Wiggins lead New York Liberty past Sky 89-81

GLENVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Tina Charles had a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and five assists, and Candice Wiggins hit all five of her 3-pointers, to lead the New York Liberty to an 89-81 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night.

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