Dallas Colleges: Brittney Griner

Stunning end to Brittney Griner's career

March, 31, 2013

Louisville pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history Sunday night, bouncing Brittney Griner and the defending champion and No. 1 seed Baylor Bears, 82-81.

The fifth-seeded Cardinals (27-8) nearly blew a 17-point lead, but Monique Reid made two foul shots with 2.6 left to stun Baylor (34-2), which had won 32 straight games.

  • Brittney Griner finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in Baylor's shocking loss in the Sweet 16. Head coach Kim Mulkey had a strong opinion about the officials. Watch here.

  • Maria Taylor catches up with Griner after Baylor's loss, and Rebecca Lobo and Pam Ward break down the Sweet 16 games in the Oklahoma City region. Watch here.

  • Pam Ward and Rebecca Lobo take a look at the collegiate career of Brittney Griner. Watch here.

  • Mechelle Voepel looks at just how big of an upset this was and how Louisville was able to pull it off. Read here.
  • Barack-etology: Will Baylor again win it all?

    March, 22, 2013
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    Will Brittney Griner and the Baylor Lady Bears defend their title in the NCAA Women's Tournament. President Barack Obama fills out his bracket, and has Baylor meeting Notre Dame in the final. Who wins? Watch above.

  • At some point in the next three weeks, the college careers of Elena Delle Donne, Skylar Diggins and Brittney Griner will end. So savor their last college games while you can. Read here.

  • Jemele Hill and Kate Fagan join Prim Siripipat to discuss which team has the best shot at stopping Baylor and what's next for women's college basketball after the Big Three graduate. Watch here.

  • With all five starters back, Baylor has been labeled the 2013 favorite almost since hoisting last year's championship trophy. And minus one small hiccup, the Lady Bears look as strong as ever. Read here.
  • Baylor women visit White House

    July, 18, 2012
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    The Baylor women’s basketball team visited the White House to present President Obama a jersey and celebrate their national championship.

    Does Brittney Griner boost interest in her sport?

    April, 4, 2012
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    Colin and Michelle take on the topic of whether Brittney Griner gives you more reason to watch women's basketball than in previous years, and SportsNation chimes in.

    Baylor players, coach talk about Notre Dame

    April, 2, 2012
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    Brittney Griner, Odyssey Sims and coach Kim Mulkey discuss what they expect when Baylor faces Notre Dame in Tuesday's national championship game.

    Here's a breakdown of the game by espnW writer Charlie Creme.

    Impact of Brittney Griner's dunks

    April, 1, 2012
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    Get both sides of the story about Brittney Griner's dunks. Griner and Baylor coach Kim Mulkey discuss how they help the Lady Bears, while other Final Four players and coaches give their take on the the possibility of being dunked on.

    Stanford won't back down from Brittney Griner

    April, 1, 2012
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    Stanford players talk about getting ready to go against Baylor's Brittney Griner in tonight's Final Four game.

    Brittney Griner vs. Robert Griffin III

    April, 1, 2012
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    Brittney Griner says Robert Griffin III challenged her to a dunk contest. Which Baylor star would win?


    Discuss (Total votes: 3,637)

    Their coaches won't allow it, but Brittney Griner and Robert Griffin III seem eager to face off in a dunk contest. Who do you think would win if a showdown between the Baylor superstars ever took place?

    Bob Knight's take on Brittney Griner

    March, 28, 2012
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    ESPN's Bob Knight analyzes what makes Baylor's Brittney Griner the best women's college basketball player in the nation.

    Also, watch Griner talk about working on cars here and play talk-show host and on the team's plane here.

    W2W4: Baylor, Tennessee seek Final Four berth

    March, 26, 2012
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    What to watch for when Brittney Griner and Baylor take on Tennessee tonight with a Final Four berth on the line.

    Baylor women slam Georgia Tech

    March, 24, 2012
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    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Brittney Griner capped a sensational performance with a two-handed dunk and Baylor stormed into the NCAA regional finals for the third straight year with an 83-68 rout of Georgia Tech on Saturday.

    Griner, who finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks, got behind the defense and threw down her slam with 6:29 left in yet another rout for the Lady Bears -- swinging briefly on the rim for good measure.

    It was the second straight game in which the 6-foot-8 All-American dunked and the seventh slam of her college career. She's now tied with former Tennessee star Candace Parker, whose two dunks in NCAA tournament play had been the most.

    Read more here.

    Lady Bears ready for Georgia Tech in Sweet 16

    March, 23, 2012
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    Baylor coach Kim Mulkey and star Brittney Griner are ready to take on Georgia Tech on Saturday in the NCAA women's tournament Sweet 16.

    PTI: Brittney Griner's dunk was 'wow' moment

    March, 21, 2012
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    Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser react to Tuesday night's dunk by Baylor star Brittney Griner. And they are impressed.

    Brittney Griner, Baylor dunk Florida

    March, 20, 2012
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    Trey Wingo, Carolyn Peck, and Kara Lawson discuss Baylor's big win over Florida and Brittney Griner's one-handed slam to become the second women to dunk in tournament play.

    WACO, Texas -- Baylor's football team enjoyed its second 10-win season in school history, but it also boasts two basketball teams in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, too, after a pair of wins over the weekend.

    Add all that up, and Baylor's got an athletic director in contention for the Sports Business Journal's Athletic Director of the Year, too.

    It's a banner year in Waco.

    "I don’t know how you say Day of the Bear, what is it, 'Dia De Oso?' But how do you say year? That’s what we need to learn how to say," Briles joked before Monday's practice.

    Aņo de la Oso indeed. This has been the Year of the Bear in college sports. The Bears are in the beginning stages of getting fundraising for a new stadium they hope opens in 2014 and couldn't ask for a better team.

    It's not every year you have a reigning Heisman winner roaming campus. Before December, it wasn't any year.

    But it's March, and Briles is enjoying the ride the hoops teams are taking the Baylor community on for the last week and beyond.

    Coach Kim Mulkey and superstar Brittney Griner has the Lady Bears undefeated and the favorites to win their first national title since 2005.

    The men's team advanced to a second consecutive Sweet 16 and played in the Big 12 Championship game last week, boasting a star of their own in Perry Jones III who'll be a likely lottery pick in this summer's NBA Draft.

    "It’s amazing. They’re doing an outstanding job. Both teams look focused and energized. It’s terrific," he said. "It’s been a lot of fun, we’ve got to keep it going."

    Is Briles watching?

    "Shoot, yeah," he said. "We’ve all got the same first name, and that’s Baylor. So, we’re all just happy for what’s going on. It’s great for our university and great for the individual programs that are playing ball."