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WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices

NEW YORK (AP) Over the course of her storied career, Tamika Catchings has spent many hours at the NBA and WNBA offices. Whether it was for league meetings, union business or just because she was in town, the Indiana Fever star always felt comfortable there. Last month, Catchings had a different reason to come to New York. The 10-time All-Star spent a few weeks in January as an...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Sue Bird signs multiyear deal with Seattle Storm

Sue Bird has signed a multi-year deal with the Seattle Storm The team announced the contract Tuesday. The 35-year-old Bird was the top free agent in the WNBA this season, although she was always expected to stick with the team she has spent her entire career with since being drafted No. 1 in 2002. Bird averaged 10.3 points and 5.4 assists last season in 27 games. She helped Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

AP sources: Sue Bird signs multiyear deal with Seattle Storm

Sue Bird is staying in Seattle. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Storm re-signed their star guard to a multiyear contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press early Tuesday on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. The 35-year-old Bird was the top free agent in the WNBA this season, although she was always expected to stick...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson named to Australian squad to prepare for Rio

MELBOURNE, Australia —€” Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson has been named in a 27-player squad for what could be her fifth Olympics for Australia at Rio de Janeiro in August. Basketball Australia said Thursday the squad would later be cut to 20 players which will participate in four selection camps from March to July. The 34-year-old former Seattle Storm forward has been struggling...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

LA Sparks hire Tonya Edwards as assistant coach

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Sparks have hired Tonya Edwards as an assistant coach, reuniting her with Brian Agler, who coached her in the ABL and WNBA. Edwards played five seasons in the WNBA with Minnesota, Phoenix and Charlotte, and won ABL titles with Columbus in 1997 and '98. Agler was her first coach when she was drafted by the Lynx in 1999 and became an All-Star as...
Via AP on Fox
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Lynx guard Wiggins retires

NEW YORK -- Candice Wiggins has announced her retirement from basketball on Tuesday on The Players' Tribune website.She played eight years in the WNBA, including the first five with the Minnesota Lynx. She earned sixth woman of the year honors her rookie season for Minnesota. She helped the Lynx win a title in 2011, a year after she ruptured an Achilles tendon.Wiggins, who was selected...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Seattle star Lauren Jackson announces retirement

Injuries finally succeeded in doing what many of Lauren Jackson's opponents couldn't do: prevent her from exceling on the basketball court. The 34-year-old Australian retired Thursday, ending an illustrious career that saw her star for the WNBA's Seattle Storm and lead Australia to four Olympic medals. A fifth Olympics could have been the Rio Games in August, but that possibility...
Via AP on Fox
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Indianapolis set to be center of women's basketball world

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) All of the women's basketball world will descend on Indianapolis this weekend in a celebration of the sport. For the first time in NCAA history the Division I, II and III women's titles will be decided on the same court. ''We can't wait for the 2016 championship games in Indianapolis,'' NCAA vice president for women's basketball Anucha Browne said. The men...
Via AP on Fox
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

UConn forward Breanna Stewart selected No. 1 overall by Seattle Storm in WNBA draft

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) UConn forward Breanna Stewart selected No. 1 overall by Seattle Storm in WNBA draft.
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Breanna Stewart top pick in WNBA draft

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Breanna Stewart is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Seattle Storm on Thursday night. UConn's 6-foot-4 star averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a fourth consecutive national championship. She became the first player in NCAA history to earn most outstanding player of the Final Four all four years. Stewart is the fifth...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn star Breanna Stewart selected No. 1 in WNBA draft

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Breanna Stewart is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.UConn's 6-foot-4 star averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a fourth consecutive national championship. She became the first player in NCAA history to earn most outstanding player of the Final Four all four years. Stewart is the fifth Huskies...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Wings looking to become Texas' dominant WNBA team in first season after move

ARLINGTON -- Dallas' new WNBA team the Wings held their first big event since moving to Dallas-Fort Worth on Thursday, hosting a draft party at the College Park Center. The UT-Arlington basketball arena, which will be the site of Dallas' home games this season, was dressed up with the Wings' new green and blue colors as 300 or so fans sat at tables or in the stands with their barbecue...
Via SportsDay
21 days ago

Phoenix Mercury select three players in 2016 WNBA Draft

The Phoenix Mercury selected three players in the 2016 WNBA Draft. With their first-round selection, the Mercury selected guard Courtney Williams out of South Florida. Williams was a 2016 Wooden Award Finalist and averaged 22.4 points in her senior year. Her 8.4 rebounds a game were the best mark among point guards in the country. She finished as a unanimous selection to the All...
Via Arizona Sports
21 days ago

Sky select Imani Boyette, Jordan Jones in WNBA Draft

The Chicago Sky have added a pair of talent to their roster.The Sky selected center Imani Boyette (Texas/USA) and guard Jordan Jones (Texas A&M) in the WNBA Draft
Via CSN Chicago
21 days ago

Rutgers Women's Basketball Has Two Players Drafted To WNBA

Last night, two members of the Rutgers women's basketball team were drafted into the WNBA. DRAFTED: With the 7th pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft, the Washington Mystics have selected @KahleahCopper pic.twitter.com/kQV6y4VrOS — RU Women's Hoops (@RutgersWBB) April 15, 2016 DRAFTED: In the second round with the 13th overall pick in WNBA Draft, the Atlanta...
Via On the Banks
20 days ago

WATCH: Adut Bulgak, Brianna Butler Selected In WNBA Draft

Florida State's Adut Bulgak and Syracuse's Brianna Butler were selected in the first two rounds of the 2016 WNBA Draft. The New York Liberty drafted Bulgak in the 1st round with the 12th overall pick. The Los Angeles Sparks selected Butler in the 2nd round with the 23rd overall pick.
Via ACC Digital Network
20 days ago

Seattle Storm Draft the Most Prolific College Basketball Player Ever…Breanna Stewart

The Seattle Storm used the #1 overall pick of the WNBA draft on University of Connecticut center Breanna Stewart. To say Breanna Stewart is the greatest NCAA Women’s Basketball player of all-time is not hyperbole. Stewart , 6′ 4″ was one of three UCONN women to be drafted in the first three picks. Stewart is the most accomplished of them all. #30 Stewart towers over her...
Via Seattle Side Up!
20 days ago

Loyola coach Sheryl Swoopes being investigated for player mistreatment

Basketball Hall of Famer and Loyola Chicago women’s basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes is under investigation for possible player mistreatment after a number of mass transfers, according to a report from Loyola student newspaper The Phoenix. Per the report, an investigation into Swoopes’ treatment of players was launched after 10 of 12 returning scholarship players opted to transfer...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola probes allegations against team coached by Swoopes

CHICAGO (AP) Loyola University plans to investigate its women's basketball program after allegations of player mistreatment surfaced involving the team coached by Sheryl Swoopes. The investigation will be conducted by the university, team spokesman Leo Krause said Saturday. The details of the allegations have not been released, but Krause confirmed that 10 of the 12 players that...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Loyola (Ill.) examining allegations of unfair treatment by women's hoops coach Sheryl Swoopes

Loyola University (Ill.) is investigating complaints made against women’s basketball head coach and legendary basketball player Sheryl Swoopes, the school announced Friday. The main reason why the complaints came about is 10 of the team’s 12 returning players have transferred or put in requests to be released from their scholarships, the Chicago Tribune reported yesterday...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Annie Tarakchian Invited to WNBA's NY Liberty's Training Camp

Senior Annie Tarakchian signed a training camp contract with the Women's National Basketball Association's (WNBA) New York Liberty.
Via GoPrincetonTigers.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sheryl Swoopes investigated for allegedly mistreating her players

Sheryl Swoopes is being investigated by Loyola University following mass transfers and accusations that the women's basketball Hall of Famer turned coach mistreated her players.Five players transferred last season, according to the Chicago Sun Times, and team spokesman Leo Krause confirmed that 10 of the 12 players that were expected to return have been granted or asked for releases...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

W. Basketball. Former Scarlet Knight Chelsey Lee Joins WNBA Ranks

Former Scarlet Knights Chelsey Lee has signed with the Washington Mystics it was announced on Wednesday. Lee will join fellow Scarlet Knight Kia Vaughn, as well as Kahleah Copper, who was drafted seventh overall by the Mystics last week.
Via ScarletKnights.com
15 days ago

‘We need some protection’: Sheryl Swoopes’ ex-player speaks out

From Hall of Fame to Hall of Shame. WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes recently joined Shaquille O’Neill, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming as Class of 2016 honorees, but now she’s under fire as one of her former players on the Loyola Chicago women’s basketball team is speaking out to accuse Swoopes of fostering an abusive culture that has led to...
Via New York Post
15 days ago

Ex-Loyola player says Swoopes created hostile environment

CHICAGO (AP) A former Loyola University basketball player says women's coach Sheryl Swoopes created a hostile environment and routinely threatened to cut players from the roster or have their scholarships scrapped. The university said last week it was investigating the women's basketball program after allegations of player mistreatment surfaced. Details of the allegations were...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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