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The Big Ten Conference announced dates and matchups for the Big Ten women’s basketball 2014-2015 season. Scroll through the list below to see all of the conference games listed, or click on a school name to go to the school page where each team’s conference schedule is posted. DATE VISITOR HOME December 28, 2014 Purdue at Illinois December 28, 2014 Northwestern at Michigan State December 28, 2014 Penn State at Iowa December 28, 2014 Rutgers at Indiana December 28, 2014 Michigan at Wisconsin December 29, 2014 Nebraska at Minnesota December 29, 2014 Ohio State at Maryland December 31, 2014 Michigan
Fred Glass announced the hiring of Seymour, Ind., native Teri Moren as head coach of the IU women’s basketball program, the school announced in a press release Saturday. Moren still holds records at Seymour High School, was an Indiana All Star, a four-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Purdue under women’s basketball hall of famer Lin Dunn and is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. After holding assistant coaching positions at Butler and Northwestern, Moren served as head coach at the University of Indianapolis and as the associate head coach at Georgia Tech. She spent the last
Indiana announced Friday that it has accepted the resignation of women’s basketball coach Curt Miller due to “personal health and family reasons.” According to the school, while Miller is stepping down as head coach effective immediately, he will take until the end of the month to fully transition out of the University. [ MORE: Read Curt Miller’s full resignation letter (PDF) ] “Thank you for the opportunity to lead and resurrect the Program,” Miller wrote in his resignation letter. “I will always cherish my time as part of the Hoosier Nation.” Miller and Glass met with the women’s basketball team
The matchups for the 2014 ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge were announced Wednesday afternoon. The annual challenge, which will run Dec. 3-4, is in its eighth edition and will feature 14 games for the first time. In last year’s challenge, the ACC earned a narrow 7-5 victory over the Big Ten, with Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin each claiming victories. 2014 CHALLENGE SCHEDULE Wednesday, December 3 Maryland at Notre Dame (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Ind.) Indiana at Boston College Minnesota at NC State Florida State at Purdue Duke at Nebraska Wake Forest at Michigan Virginia at
One in four girls will be the victim of a crime of violence before she graduates high school, according to the Center for Disease Control. For girls in the worst neighborhoods of Chicago, they make up a disproportionately high part of that terrible statistic. Barbara Rose has been working to change that for the girls on the west and south side of Chicago. For these girls, there is little opportunity to avoid the violence of their streets without direct intervention. Rose, a Purdue graduate, volunteering to help others has been part of her life since she was in high school.
Katie Smith is a champion. Smith grew up in Logan, Ohio, where she attended Logan High School. She led the Lady Chieftains to a state championship title game. She was the MVP at the inaugural WBCA High School All-America Game in 1992 and she was the 1992 Gatorade National Player of the Year. When she conquered Logan, she moved on to nearby Ohio State. Smith led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and national title game appearance as a freshman. She finished her four years as the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer in men’s and women’s basketball, and she
By now, you’ve surely heard about 2013 Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston being cited for stealing crab legs from a local Publix. If not, check out the Twitter buzz. Well, the Nebraska women’s basketball team decided to join the fun. Assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller tweeted a picture of a recent team meal, which included crab legs, with the text: “Our student athletes get their crab legs for free. #steaktoo Our student athletes get their crab legs for free. #steaktoo pic.twitter.com/BgzQUW2NwW — Shimmy Gray-Miller (@shimmy33) April 30, 2014 Well played, Huskers. Really, that whole meal looks steal-able. About Brent Yarina BTN.com
The 2014 WNBA Draft was Monday night and a pair of Big Ten standouts were selected in the second round. Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper was the first Big Ten player off the board, going No. 13 overall to the Tulsa Shock. Hooper was the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year and an AP Second-Team All-American. She averaged 20.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game this season, both of which ranked among the top five in the Big Ten. And with the 13th pick of the WNBA the Tulsa Shock select @JordanHooper35 from the University of Nebraska. 👏👏👏👏 — Nebraska WBB
(AP) Minnesota has hired Marlene Stollings from VCU as the replacement for women’s basketball coach Pam Borton. The university announced the decision on Monday and scheduled an introductory news conference for Tuesday. [ MORE: GopherSports.com: Stollings new women’s basketball coach ] Stollings has four seasons as a head coach on her resume, the last two at VCU. After the Rams went 11-19 her first year, they improved to 22-10 with a spot in the WNIT. Stollings guided a turnaround at Winthrop in 2011-12, too, when the Eagles posted their second winning season in the past 26 years of the program.