Category: NCAA Women's Basketball

Where's the 'One Shining Moment' for the NCAA's Women?

Where's the 'One Shining Moment' for the NCAA's Women?
NCAA’s annual March Madness is history for 2018. Immortalizing it every year is a tradition. CBS Sports produces a final montage of the greatest moments of the tournament. You’ll remember everything that happened, thanks to the end montage. Set to David Barrett’s ‘One Shining Moment,’ sung by Ne-Yo since 2016, the music carries the tournament... Read more »

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons are headed to their fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen in program history, and their second in the last three years, after toppling third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament. Sunday’s win was the first for DePaul against a No. 3 seed in program history. DePaul (27-8) now... Read more »

The Mighty Macs, first women's champion, weren't even an NCAA team

The Mighty Macs, first women's champion, weren't even an NCAA team
As the Women’s NCAA gets underway, with #1 seeds UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Baylor,  it’s important to remember that once upon a time, there was no Women’s NCAA tournament. No national championship for women. No star players. No WNBA. No scholarships. Or facilities for girls. Just women who could shoot hoops. And the... Read more »
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DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend
One of the most under-reported and under-appreciated stories in Chicago sports is the continued excellence of DePaul’s women’s basketball team, coached by NCAA basketball legend Doug Bruno, who’s now entering his 30th season as coach of the Lady DePaul Blue Demons. Let’s take a look at their record, shall we? Consider these accomplishments: NCAA Tournament... Read more »

Thoughts on the 2015 WNBA Draft and leaving school early

Thoughts on the 2015 WNBA Draft and leaving school early
The 2015 WNBA Draft will be remembered primarily as the year underclassmen went 1-2. Yes, the men have been doing it since the 1970’s (think Moses Malone, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, etc.)  But the women? Not so much. The last player to declare early, according to the New York Times, was... Read more »

Can UConn be stopped in Women's NCAA before Geno Auriemma can't go through hoops anymore?

Can UConn be stopped in Women's NCAA before Geno Auriemma can't go through hoops anymore?
Every way I slice the Women’s NCAA bracket, it comes out the same way. It’ll be the UConn Huskies vs. the South Carolina Gamecocks in the Women’s NCAA Championships. Geno Auriemma will have his 10th title. It goes like this:     For the title, UConn will beat St. Francis Brooklyn, California, and Louisville to... Read more »
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DePaul Lady Blue Demons earn second Big East Conference title; 13th NCAA berth awaits

DePaul Lady Blue Demons earn second Big East Conference title; 13th NCAA berth awaits
Was this any real surprise? As predicted earlier in the season, DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons (26-7) earned an automatic NCAA berth (their 13th consecutive) by capturing their second consecutive Big East title. But victory was not so easily won. They did it with a hard-fought 78-68 victory over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. The tournament’s Most... Read more »

DePaul Women are the team to beat for Big East Title

DePaul Women are the team to beat for Big East Title
The NCAA Women’s Basketball season is right around the corner…. Time to head back to McGrath-Phillips Arena for DePaul women’s basketball. They’re opening the season against southwest suburban St. Xavier University on Tuesday, October 28. DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons are coming off their most successful year ever: DePaul (29-7) tied the school record for most... Read more »

Token Female's 2014 WNBA Draft Predictions...who's zooming who?

Token Female's 2014 WNBA Draft Predictions...who's zooming who?
After seeing the movie ‘Draft Day,’ with Kevin Costner last weekend, it’s hard to think of anything as a ‘done deal.’  Even the 2014 WNBA Draft, which takes place Monday night on ESPN, start 8 ET/7 CT Or a ‘sure thing.’  Ryan Leaf spoiled it for all of us. It’s going to be hard to... Read more »
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Predictions: UConn, Notre Dame, and an Historic Women's NCAA Championship Game

Predictions: UConn, Notre Dame, and an Historic Women's NCAA Championship Game
Many have said that this matchup was inevitable, until Notre Dame’s ‘boss’ Natalie Achonwa was injured. However, Tuesday’s NCAA championship game between Geno Auriemma’s UConn. Huskies (39-0) and Notre Dame Fighting Irish (36-0) is already in the history books: 1) As the Tennessean notes,  it’s the first time in 75 years that two unbeaten teams have... Read more »