NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2019, file photo, Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie communicates with players during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina, in Columbia, S.C. McCallie won’t return for a 14th season as Duke’s women’s basketball coach. McCallie announced her departure in a 6-minute video posted Thursday, July 2, 2020, on the program’s Twitter account. She said she was “choosing to step away” as coach, saying she wanted to bring “clarity” instead of uncertainty as she entered the final year of her contract. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
July 02, 2020 - 12:07 pm
Joanne P. McCallie won’t return for a 14th season as Duke’s women’s basketball coach. McCallie announced her departure in a 6-minute video posted Thursday on the program’s Twitter account. She said she was “choosing to step away” as coach, saying she wanted to bring “clarity” instead of uncertainty...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2001, file photo, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw, center, holds up the National Championship trophy after Notre Dame defeated Purdue 68-66 for the 2001 Women's Final Four Championship in St. Louis. At left is Imani Dunbar and Ruth Riley is at right. McGraw abruptly retired Wednesday, April 22, 2020, stepping down from Notre Dame after a Hall of Fame coaching career that includes two national championships in 33 seasons. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
April 22, 2020 - 10:35 pm
Just two years removed from the euphoria of winning her second national championship, Muffet McGraw knew it was time. Time to relax a bit. Time to do something else. And time, hopefully, to watch her young team climb back up the rankings under someone else's guidance on the rock-solid foundation...
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Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer shouts at an official during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
April 05, 2020 - 4:04 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved quickly to hire a new women's basketball coach, luring Vic Schaefer away from powerhouse Mississippi State on Sunday. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced the move by tweeting a picture of himself with Schaefer and his family holding up the “Hook'em...
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South Carolina's Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan grabs for confetti after defeating Mississippi State in a championship match at the Southeastern Conference women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 17, 2020 - 12:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dawn Staley and South Carolina are No. 1 in the final Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. The Gamecocks received 26 first-place votes from the national media panel in voting released Tuesday. No. 2 Oregon garnered the other four votes...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley reacts during a championship match against Mississippi State at the Southeastern Conference women's NCAA college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C. Staley knows that Monday, March 16, 2020, was supposed to be the night that women's basketball got put in the national spotlight with the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal. But with the NCAA Tournament canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak, she said she'll most likely be sitting at home with her dog, Champ. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
March 16, 2020 - 7:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley knows that Monday was supposed to be the night that women's basketball got put in the national spotlight with the NCAA Tournament bracket reveal. She was set to watch the selection show with her team and thousands of Gamecocks fans at Colonial Life...
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Fans leave the Sprint Center after the remaining NCAA college basketball games after in the Big 12 Conference tournament were canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 13, 2020 - 7:32 pm
As it became apparent the NCAA basketball tournaments could not be held during their usual three-week window because of concerns about the coronavirus, organizers scrambled to devise a plan for a 16-team event to salvage the postseason in one long weekend. NCAA vice president of men's basketball...
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Fans and media watch during an NCAA college basketball game between North Carolina and Syracuse at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The ACC announced it will close the remainder of its men's basketball tournament to spectators, beginning with Thursday's quarterfinals, amid the emerging threat of the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 12, 2020 - 1:17 am
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 1:12 a.m. So what will an Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament game look like without fans? The conference plans to allow each of the remaining eight teams 150 tickets for "essential tournament personnel,...
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Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith (2) celebrates with teammates Kirby Dach (77) and Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 11, 2020 - 11:59 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 11:57 p.m. Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish thinks a Major League Baseball player will get coronavirus eventually, and when that happens, he expects MLB to suspend its season just as the NBA did Wednesday...
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Chicago Blackhawks' Duncan Keith (2) celebrates with teammates Kirby Dach (77) and Jonathan Toews (19) after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
March 11, 2020 - 10:33 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's affect on sports around the globe (all times EDT): 10:15 p.m. The National Hockey League says it is aware of the NBA's decision to suspend its season and is continuing to consult with medical experts and evaluate options. The NHL says it expects to provide...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, spectators watch from the stands during the first half of a First Four game of the NCAA college basketball tournament between Temple and Belmont, in Dayton, Ohio. NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will be played without fans in the arenas because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
March 11, 2020 - 10:05 pm
The buzzer-beaters, upsets and all the other shining moments of this year’s NCAA tournaments will be played in mostly empty arenas. Trying to avoid spreading the new coronavirus that has become a global pandemic, the NCAA decided the men’s and women’s tournament games will be off-limits to the...
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