NEW YORK -- It's apparently no accident former Baylor star Brittney Griner didn't publicly reveal she was gay until after her college career ended last month.
Griner told espnW
that Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey requested players not be publicly open about their sexuality out of fear it would affect the perception of the program in the community and negatively impact recruiting.
"It was a recruiting thing," Griner told espnW.
"The coaches thought that if it seemed like they condoned it, people wouldn't let their kids come play for Baylor.
When the subject turned to sexuality – and specifically, why more female athletes have come out as gay than male athletes – Griner spoke openly.“I really couldn't give an answer on why. It’s just so different,” Griner said.
“Being one that's out, it's just being who you are.
HAMPTON, Va. –
Coming into the 2012-13 season, Hampton University’s women’s basketball program, in its three seasons under head coach David Six, had won 71 games, two MEAC regular-season titles, and three consecutive MEAC Tournament championships.
But four games into this season, the Lady Pirates look as if they’re poised to surpass all of that.
Hampton is 4-0 to open a season for the first time in the program’s Division I history (dating back to 1995) – and among those four wins are triumphs over Mississippi State and Louisiana State.
ATLANTA -- Retired WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw turned herself in Thursday evening after a warrant was issued for her arrest earlier in the day.
It comes after an altercation with Tulsa Shock forward Jennifer Lacy became violent, according to Atlanta police.
Holdsclaw was in the Fulton County Jail on a $10,000 bond for charges of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and reckless conduct.
The incident culminated with Holdsclaw firing a pistol into a car while Lacy was in it, according to police.
NEW YORK– The WNBA will be heavily represented at the 2012 Olympic Games in London
with as many as 38 current and former players among those who will go for
the gold beginning Saturday, July 28.
In all, a current or former
WNBA player dots the roster of nine of the 12 countries participating in
this year’s Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee is expected
to officially announce the nation’s respective rosters on July 27.
Each of the 12 members of the U.S.
Olympic Women’s Basketball Team currently play in the WNBA, led by a trio
of two-time Olympic gold medalists –
NEW YORK -- The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and 100 Black Men
of America, Inc. will come together to celebrate the special connection
between dads and daughters or girls with their male father figures by inviting
them to experience female athleticism at its best.
The WNBA Dads and Daughters
program with 100 Black Men of America nurtures healthy relationships between
fathers, daughters, mentors, and mentees by providing opportunities for
them to spend quality time together through the game of basketball.
NEW YORK -- A woman who works as an NBA security official has filed an
employment discrimination lawsuit saying she was removed from an
assignment to the 2012 Summer Games in London after she spurned an
advance from Connecticut and women's national coach Geno Auriemma.
Kelley Hardwick is suing Auriemma, the NBA and USA Basketball. The suit was filed Monday in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
is a former detective with the New York police department who started
working for the NBA in security in 2002.
Central High girls basketball coach Niki Bray preaches to her
players that it's possible to rise above their inner-city surroundings.
That's why she was stunned to hear that former Lady Warriors star
Tina Stewart, 21, who left Memphis to play at Middle Tennessee State
University, was fatally stabbed Wednesday night at her apartment near
the MTSU campus in Murfreesboro.
Shanterrica Madden, Stewart's 18-year-old roommate and, according to
a source, a fellow Central graduate, was charged with first-degree
murder and is being held without bond.