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Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon lead Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

[ad_1] 9:32 AM ETCharlie CremeESPN.com CloseCharlie Creme projects the women's NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com.Growing parity was the overarching theme of 2018-19 in women's college basketball. Next season could see even more balance. Oregon will be a favorite to return to the Final Four and Baylor should have a chance to defend its national championship, but everything else is wide open.With a number of coaching dominoes still to fall and
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With Sylvia Hatchell out, what’s next for North Carolina?

[ad_1] 4:38 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.For the first time since 1986, the North Carolina women's basketball head-coaching position is open. North Carolina announced late Thursday that Sylvia Hatchell was resigning after 33 years at the school following an independent investigation into player and
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UNC coach Hatchell resigns after program review

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell resigned Thursday after an external review found she had made "racially insensitive" comments and applied "undue influence" regarding players' ability to compete through medical issues.The school issued a release late Thursday announcing the Hall of Famer's resignation and findings from the review by a Charlotte-based law firm. The review also reported "a breakdown of connectivity between the players and
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UNC women’s coach Hatchell resigns amid probe

[ad_1] Hall of Famer Sylvia Hatchell has resigned as head coach of North Carolina's women's basketball program amid a school investigation into allegations she made racially offensive remarks.The Tar Heels announced Hatchell's resignation Thursday night."The University commissioned a review of our women's basketball program, which found issues that led us to conclude that the program needed to be taken in a new direction," athletics director Bubba Cunningham said in a
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Roxanne Modafferi ‘We’re not women MMA fighters. We’re MMA fighters’

[ad_1] Roxanne Modafferi is a mixed martial arts pioneer. After learning taekwondo as a teenager, moving to judo and then jiu-jitsu, Modafferi left the United States for Japan and turned professional in 2003 -- long before it was a popular career choice for women. "I was always trying to get a fight and always felt like I was standing on an island waving my arms," Modafferi told ESPN. "'Hey! Somebody
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Notre Dame and Baylor still the story at WNBA draft

[ad_1] 1:38 AM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.NEW YORK -- Sunday in Tampa, only one women's basketball program could go home happy. But Wednesday in the Big Apple, there was joy for both schools that had met in Florida for the national championship just three
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Kellie Harper returns home to coach Tennessee

[ad_1] 9:53 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Kellie Harper takes over a Tennessee women's basketball program that has been surrounded of late by bittersweet nostalgia, clear-eyed pragmatism and frustrated pessimism. But there's also a lot of hopeful optimism in Lady Vols nation. Harper will have
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Baylor’s Mulkey would welcome White House visit

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Coach Kim Mulkey would welcome an invitation to the White House, if President Donald Trump were to offer it to Baylor.The president tweeted out his congratulations to the Lady Bears on Monday after they beat Notre Dame in a thrilling championship game the night before."Congratulations to the Baylor Lady Bears on their amazing win last night against Notre Dame to become the 2019 NCAA Women's Basketball
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Aces take Young No. 1 in WNBA draft; Durr 2nd

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Jackie Young said it was a dream come to true to be taken first in the WNBA draft.The Notre Dame junior guard, who was able to declare early because she turns 22 in the same year as the draft, was selected No. 1 by the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday night.She's the second Irish player to be drafted first after entering early joining Jewell Loyd, who