Is Caitlin Clark’s star power strong enough to spike WNBA fandom?

[ad_1] The Athletic has live coverage of the 2024 WNBA draft.Just eight days after playing for an NCAA national championship, Caitlin Clark is poised to become the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft and burst into the professional ranks with the star power to jolt the league at a pivotal moment in its trajectory. … Read more

Caitlin Clark’s new reality is coming. What will her WNBA transition look like?

[ad_1] Reality is coming. In the words of Diana Taurasi, as spoken to Scott Van Pelt on SportsCenter, Caitlin Clark is due for a reckoning when she gets to the WNBA. After four years of dominating the college game, Clark is starting the next chapter of her career at the bottom as one of the … Read more

Caitlin Clark tells fans ‘this place will always be home to me’ as she bids farewell to Iowa

[ad_1] IOWA CITY, Iowa — Caitlin Clark got a final chance to say goodbye to Iowa fans on Wednesday, and of course there was a big crowd waiting. Clark, who became major college basketball’s all-time leading scorer this season on the way to being the consensus national player of the year, was honored along with … Read more

Tara VanDerveer retires as Stanford women’s hoops coach after setting NCAA wins record this year

[ad_1] STANFORD, Calif. — Tara VanDerveer lent her time and energy to a young Dawn Staley behind the scenes years before the South Carolina coach started winning championships or delivering an improbable undefeated season. The Hall of Fame Stanford coach did the same for her Pac-12 rivals. For Cori Close. For Lindsay Gottlieb. For Charmin … Read more

What are the next steps for women’s college basketball after title game drew 18.9 million?

[ad_1] South Carolina’s 87-75 victory over Caitlin Clark and Iowa in the women’s NCAA championship game averaged 18.9 million viewers on ABC and ESPN, making it the second most-watched non-Olympic women’s sporting event on U.S. television. The audience for Sunday’s game — where the Gamecocks capped an undefeated season by winning their fourth national title … Read more

With the WNBA Draft nearing, what’s next for Caitlin Clark?

[ad_1] Caitlin Clark’s college career ended Sunday with a loss to South Carolina in the national championship. But the Iowa star’s popularity won’t be going away. “I know what’s next is soon,” she said. Eight days, to be exact. That’s when Clark will be in New York for the WNBA Draft, where she’s expected to … Read more

Dawn Staley created South Carolina’s perfect championship season out of last year’s loss

[ad_1] CLEVELAND — As Dawn Staley stood before her team during a meeting a night before the national championship game, she took a swig of water and began to cough. “You about to cry, Coach?” a player called from the back of the room. “No,” she said and then paused. “But I might on Sunday … Read more

South Carolina and Iowa prove if ‘given an opportunity, women’s sports just thrives’

[ad_1] CLEVELAND — Everyone wanted to talk about the game, which was expected after the South Carolina women’s basketball team held off Iowa for an 87-75 victory and second national championship in three years. But Dawn Staley also wanted to talk about the other game. Actually, that’s not strong enough. She was going to discuss … Read more

18.7 million: Early figures from NCAA women’s title game make it most-watched hoops game in 5 years

[ad_1] BRISTOL, Conn. — South Carolina’s victory over Caitlin Clark and Iowa in Sunday’s women’s NCAA championship game had a preliminary audience average of 18.7 million on ABC and ESPN. The only sporting events in the United States to draw a bigger TV audience since 2019 have been , the World Cup and the Olympics. … Read more

Caitlin Clark’s college career is over but her impact on the game is not. The numbers back that up

[ad_1] Most points. Highest scoring average. Most 3-pointers in a season. Most 3-pointers in a career. Most national scoring titles. And so on, and so on, and so on. Caitlin Clark’s college career is over. And the stats she leaves behind are going to be in the record books — the Iowa ones, the Big … Read more