Surely you watched a video or 20 of some celebrity doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this summer. But before there was the Ice Bucket Challenge, there was the Cold Water Challenge, started by Arizona head coach Niya Butts to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

Colorado lost Arielle Roberson to injury, but the Buffs are using it as motivation to have a big year anyway.

At the end of the day, preseason rankings are meaningless. And for every coach whose team isn’t picked to win the conference, they’ll tell you as much. But that’s not the sentiment in Salt Lake City.

The Cal women’s basketball team has enjoyed unprecedented success under Lindsay Gottlieb. And while Gottlieb certainly deserves a lot of credit, she couldn’t have done it without Brittany Boyd and Reshanda Gray.

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's players seem to have an unparalled work ethic. During 2014-15 Pac-12 Women's Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, what the USC Trojans head coach said of forward Alexyz Vaioletama's summer made you believe it.

Oregon forward Jillian Alleyne calls basketball practice a fifth class, so Kelly Graves might as well hold the title of professor.

Washington guard Jazmine Davis, already is a black belt in karate, could become the Cougs' all-time leading scorer.

Oregon State guard Sydney Wiese burst on to the college basketball landscape as a freshman in 2013-14, pacing the Beavers in scoring and helping the squad to its first NCAA tournament appearance since 1996. And she's done it all with her trademark headband.

Pac-12 coordinator of women's basketball officials Violet Palmer shared points of emphasis for the 2014-15 season Wednesday at Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Media Day, including screening, contact on jump shooters and freedom of movement.


The Pac-12 Conference and New York Life have announced today an expansion and extension of their relationship for three more years, making New York Life the presenting sponsor of both the Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments, as well as an official sponsor of the 10 Pac-12 Championship Events in Olympic sports.



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