2019 Miss Basketball winner Rickea Jackson signs deal with The Black Athlete

DETROIT, Michigan — On Monday morning, Detroit-based brand The Black Athlete Founder John White announced the signing of former Michigan Miss Basketball winner and Mississippi State basketball star Rickea Jackson under the new terms of  the NCAA’s name, image and likeness (NIL) rights. “With Rickea being a favored daughter of Detroit, her accolades that she had done… We…

James Posey named Women’s assistant basketball at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Virginia women’s basketball head coach Tina Thompson announced today (July 1) that NBA champion James Posey has been named an assistant coach. “Coach Posey is what we call a purist,” Thomspon said. “He loves all aspects of the game and has played it at the highest level. He brings a championship mentality, a…

Taylor Bigby named Gatorade Player of The Year in Nevada

NEVADA, Las Vegas  — In its 36th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Taylor Bigby of Centennial High School as its 2020-21 Gatorade Nevada Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Bigby is the fourth Gatorade Nevada Girls Basketball Player of the Year to be chosen from Centennial High School. The…

Stanford wins first NCAA women’s basketball championship since 1992

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Stanford Cardinals have been crowned the women’s National Champions for the first time since 1992, for its third overall as a program. Stanford the No.1 seed held off the Arizona Cardinals 54 -53 at the Alamodome on Sunday. “I was just like, ‘Oh please God, don’t go in,” Stanford guard Haley…

Stanford, Arizona Advance to the Women’s National Championship Game

SAN ANTONIO, Texas –No.1 seeded Stanford escaped with a win in the final minutes in Friday’s semifinal to advance to the Women’s National Championship Title game on Sunday. In the first semifinal of the women’s Final Four on Friday, Stanford knocked off No.1 seeded South Carolina 66-65. “I just saw the ball bouncing around and…

Dawson’s 21 points lead Zips over Miami 84-63

OXFORD, Ohio – The Akron Zips women’s basketball team captured an 84-63 win over the Miami Redhawks (3-18, 2-16 MAC) in Mid-American Conference action on Wednesday night at Millett Hall. “This was a great win tonight,” Akron head coach Melissa Jackson commented. “We had a really good week of practice in which we were able to put…

Akron Zips score 89-84 overtime road win over Ball State

MUNCIE, Indiana  — The Akron Zips women’s basketball team led by Melissa Jackson earned a 89-84 overtime win over the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday evening. “I’m so proud of our team and staff, we grew a lot as a team this week and it showed in today’s game,” Akron head coach Melissa Jackson commented. “I thought…

Turner Becomes BGSU’s All-Time Leading Scorer Wednesday Against WMU

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Fifth-year senior guard Justin Turner became BGSU men’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer on Wednesday in a 76-70 loss to Western Michigan University at the Stroh Center. Turner entered the night just five points away from surpassing Anthony Stacey (1995-2000 | 1,938 points), who held the record since Feb. 16, 2000. Turner broke the…

Dawson scores 30 points in Zips 84-77 win over Redhawks

AKRON, Ohio — Jordyn Dawson scored 16 of her career-high 30 points in  the second half to lead the Akron Zips to a 84-77 win over the Miami Redhawks  (1-8, 0-5 MAC)) to claim their first conference win at James A. Rhodes. The senior forward also seven rebounds, six assists and two steals. Gabrielle Brown-Mitchell scored 13…