First we have DT taking the season off.
Then we have a HUNK of transfers (as Blue Star Media notes:College players on the move, but not many coaches ):
Texas: Nekia Jones.
Some who benefitted from transfers:
Mississippi State got Oklahoma State’s Roshunda Johnson
Oakland got Illinois’ Taylor Gleason.
Oregon got BC’s Kat Cooper.
Minnesota got Marquette’s Kenisha Bell.
DePaul got Illinois’ Jacqui Grant
So you’re looking to find gem in the European basketball mines? Check out this from Blue Star: I wish these stories weren’t true
There are success stories. Check out this list of international newcomers to the NCAA (Spain is represented quite well).
The NCAA spins a happy tune: Women’s basketball championship a success across multiple platforms
The 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship and Women’s Final Four hosted in Tampa Bay resulted in successes across multiple platforms.
The Women’s Final Four attendance totaled 39,540, marking the highest attendance for the Women’s Final Four in the last five years. The national championship game attendance reached 19,810 fans in Amalie Arena.
In addition, the first and second rounds of the championship, taking place at the top 16 hosting sites under the new Division I women’s basketball format, recorded the second-highest total attendance since 2004. The overall 2015 Division I Women’s Basketball Championship also recorded the third-highest number of fans since 2004, with a total of 239,746 going through the turnstiles.
Utah looks to Pacific for their new coach, Lynne Roberts.
UALR says “Stay Put Please” to Joe Foley.
So does Syracuse to Q.
Lafayette brings back a classic: Theresa Grentz
Interesting… Kansas says “Yes” to Brandon Schneider. After Jody Adams said “No.”
Georgia stayed local… and generous when they hired Joni Crenshaw. Writes Jordan James: Crenshaw follows Landers’ lead, but will put own stamp on program
Western Carolina lured back a two-time assistant when they signed Stephanie McCormick as head coach.
North Florida looks to Miami for their new head coach, Darrick Gibbs.
Air Force tags Chris Gobrecht.
Portland State got Lynn Kennedy from NAIA’s Southern Oregon.
Southeast Missouri State University snagged Rekha Patterson from Ball State.
Some post-draft news:
ESPN – Draft Grades (Yah, I’m kinda excited about the Lib this year)
Bleacher Report has 2015 WNBA Draft Results: Full List of Selections and Top Takeaways
It didn’t take long for Cheyenne Parker to hear her name called during the 2015 WNBA draft Thursday night.
Less than 30 minutes to be exact.
“It was crazy, I just dropped to my knees,” Parker said about being selected. “I was just lost for words. My initial thought was, ‘Is this real? Did this just happen?’ I am just so blessed.”
Washington: Punch Shots: Cloud deserves her shot at the WNBA
Not drafted: Jude Schimmel Talks of Managing Her Sister Shoni’s Career. BTW, did you catch her new book: ‘You Don’t Have to Leave the Reservation to be Successful’
Speaking of the W:
Did ya catch the video, Sue Bird: Revealed?
You can never get enough Chiney. First she’s Dishin’ and Swishin’ (CO reflects on the Draft Experience & first year in the WNBA) and then she’s video-ing.