A group of athletes and student managers at the University of Hartford has filed a federal lawsuit in attempt to block the school from downgrading its athletic programs from Division I to Division III.
Hartford is expected to transition to Division III by Sept. 1, 2025. The news comes less than two months after the men's basketball team reached its first NCAA tournament.
Hartford women's basketball coach Morgan Valley has left the school to become an assistant at UConn, her alma mater.
Jada Lucas scored 20 points and Hartford -- which had been the only winless Division I program this season, women or men -- won its first game in its season finale, beating America East champion Stony Brook 73-70 on Wednesday night.
Hartford, which had been the only winless Division I program this season, men or women, beat American East champ Stony Brook 73-70 on Wednesday to win its first game in its season finale.
Taryn McCutcheon and Julia Ayrault had 14 points apiece, Kayla Belles had a double-double and No. 15 Michigan State cruised to a 79-34 win over Hartford on Sunday.
Hartford says women's basketball coach Kim McNeill has resigned to become the head coach at East Carolina.
Sidney Cooks scored a career-high 19 points and No. 23 Michigan State used a 9-0 run in overtime to pull away from Hartford for a 74-66 win on Sunday.
Asia Durr scored a team-high 20 points, Dana Evans added 11 points and six assists and No. 5 Louisville rallied from a sluggish start to rout Hartford 86-69 in the South Point Thanksgiving Shootout on Saturday.
Emese Hof scored 21 points, Beatrice Mompremier had 19 points and 13 rebounds and No. 25 Miami beat Hartford 75-62 on Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the preseason WNIT.
Blanca Millan scored 11 of her 22 points in the third quarter and top-seeded Maine used that one dominant quarter to win the American East Conference Tournament on Friday, 74-65 over Maine, and earn its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2004.