NCAA building.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Checking back in on college campuses

By The Next / May 20, 2024

While most of the attention on women’s basketball right now is on the WNBA, Missy Heidrick reminds listeners to pay attention to the NCAA

Oregon State players celebrate in a huddle following their NCAA Tournament second round victory

Oregon State’s exodus is hard to watch

By Michelle Smith / April 15, 2024

Eight players have entered the transfer portal

Tara VanDerveer discusses her retirement at a press conference on Wednesday, April 10.

Tara VanDerveer passes the Stanford torch to Kate Paye in emotional press conference

By Michelle Smith / April 11, 2024

VanDerveer: ‘I just felt I’m ready’

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer is covered in confetti as her team celebrates her 1,203 win as head coach.

Tara VanDerveer’s sudden retirement from Stanford reverberates

By Michelle Smith / April 10, 2024

VanDerveer spoke to The Next on Tuesday about why this was the right time

Oregon State guard Talia von Oelhoffen passes the ball past South Carolina defender Raven Johnson

Departures may just be starting at Oregon State, Washington State

By Michelle Smith / April 3, 2024

Leger-Walker, von Oelhoffen’s jumps to the portal a painful reality

UConn players pose for photos with the Portland Regional Championship trophy

UConn seniors anchor the voyage to Cleveland

By Michelle Smith / April 2, 2024

Huskies “miracle team” will face Iowa in national semis

Lindsay Gottleib coaches USC from the sideline

Lindsay Gottlieb and Geno Auriemma step into the way-back machine

By Michelle Smith / April 1, 2024

Gottlieb faces off against Auriemma more than two decades after she attended his camp as a high school player

Oregon State guard Talia von Oelhoffen passes the ball past South Carolina defender Raven Johnson

Amid uncertainty, Oregon State exceeded all expectations

By Tee Baker / March 31, 2024

‘To turn a community and a region on its ear [has] been a dream of mine, and we’ve done that’

USC Trojans guard JuJu Watkins (12) passes the ball during the second half against Baylor Lady Bears guard Darianna Littlepage-Buggs (5)

JuJu Watkins’ playmaking might be her most underrated skill

By David Mendez-Yapkowitz / March 31, 2024

The freshman star has shown herself to be an impactful playmaker.

Graphic with photo of USC guard JuJu Watkins (12) dribbling the ball at left and UConn guard Paige Bueckers (5) blocking a Duke player's shot at right.

JuJu vs. Paige showdown will be about more than two stars

By Michelle Smith / March 31, 2024

USC is more than – and has always been more than Watkins in the same way that UConn has been more this season than Paige Bueckers. But it’s hard to quibble with the excitement, interest and ratings that it builds.