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WATCH: RVIsionRU: RutgersWBB Interview with Cappie Pondexter

RVision got a chance to talk to Cappie Pondexter before her jersey retirement at the Big Ten/ ACC Challenge game at the RAC.
Via Rutgers Scarlet Knights
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rutgers retires former star Cappie Pondexter's jersey

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Cappie Pondexter had to fight back tears as Rutgers retired her jersey at halftime of their game against Duke on Thursday night. The former Rutgers basketball star became the third women's player at the school to have that honor, with her No. 25 joining June Olkowski and Sue Wicks in the rafters. Pondexter helped the Scarlet Knights reach the NCAA Tournament...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sun's Chiney Ogwumike has Achilles tendon injury

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike has had Achilles tendon surgery after hurting her left leg playing in China last month. The operation was Wednesday. The timetable for recovery from such a procedure is typically six to nine months. Ogwumike missed all of the 2015 season while recovering from surgery on her right knee. She bounced back last season...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike out six to nine months after Achilles surgery

On Wednesday, forward Chiney Ogwumike had successful surgery on her left Achilles tendon at the Houston Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine facility. For the Connecticut Sun and Ogwumike, they’re now looking at a recovery timetable of six to nine months. It’s another injury setback for the 2016 WNBA Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. She missed the entirety of...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

Atlanta Dream announce 2017 season schedule

The Atlanta Dream will kick off their historic 10th season in Atlanta on Saturday, May 13 on the road against the Connecticut Sun. The WNBA announced the full regular season schedule for next season on Tuesday. All of the Dream’s home games for the upcoming season will be played at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavillon due to the upcoming renovations at Philips Arena. “We are...
Via Peachtree Hoops
3 days ago

2017 Mystics schedule released

The season tips off on May 14, 2017, when they host the San Antonio Stars. The WNBA released its 2017 regular season schedule on Tuesday. The Mystics' schedule is below: Date Opponent Time Sunday, May 14, 2017 San Antonio Stars 3:00 PM Friday, May 19, 2017 at Los Angeles Sparks 10:30 PM Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Seattle Storm 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Chicago...
Via Bullets Forever
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA opens season on May 13; 8 regular-season games on ESPN2

NEW YORK (AP) The WNBA will open its season on May 13 with the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks hosting the Seattle Storm. The league announced the regular-season schedule on Tuesday. The opening game on ESPN will feature the Sparks' league MVP Nneka Ogwumike and finals MVP Candace Parker against the Storm's rookie of the year Breanna Stewart and veteran Sue Bird. The WNBA...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA admits referees messed up pivotal Game 5 call

It hurts losing a game. It really hurts when you lose a championship. Especially when it feels like the referees took a chance away from you. Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was incensed when her team lost to the Los Angeles Sparks because the referees didn’t review a shot clock violation that they blatantly missed. According to the WNBA itself, Reeve does have a point...
Via The Comeback
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

LA Sparks pop champagne after win over Minnesota Lynx (VIDEO)

The game of the night on Thursday wasn’t the Cubs-Dodgers game, nor was it the Packers and Bears squared off on Thursday Night Football. It was the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx, battling for the WNBA title. The Sparks won a thriller 77-76 thanks to a game-winning fadeaway jumper by Nneka Ogwumike, and they celebrated appropriately. Plenty of bubbly was popped in the locker...
Via The Sports Daily
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Candace Parker dedicates WNBA championship to Pat Summitt

The Los Angeles Sparks on Thursday won their third WNBA championship, and it was a special one for Candace Parker. Parker was named Finals MVP after leading the Sparks to a 77-76 victory with 28 points in the series clinching game over the Lynx. When asked by ESPN's Holly Rowe what winning the championship meant to her, Parker emotionally replied, “This is for Pat.” Prior...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Best winner-take-all games in WNBA Finals history

There’s something magical about the idea of a winner-take-all game. It’s why no matter how well or poorly the viewership may be for a playoff series in any team sport – save for the NFL’s single-elimination format – more eyeballs tune in for the last game where both combatants have no choice but to put any and every ounce of energy left to win. It’s the stuff clichés...
Via Yardbarker
October 20, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA Finals preview: Can a founding stalwart dethrone the defending champs?

Back in May, when the league’s general managers were surveyed on which teams would win the WNBA Finals, the majority of them picked the Phoenix Mercury. Diana Taurasi’s return to the league after a season overseas was supposed to catapult the team toward its fourth championship, but save for the late-season push into the playoffs, the Mercury was nowhere close to contending....
Via Yardbarker
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every current team in the WNBA

Can you name each of the 12 current WNBA franchises? Only the team name is required for an answer.
September 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA semifinals preview: Will the rust show for Lynx, Sparks?

The new WNBA playoff format caused a lot of consternation, frustration and, very much for the Phoenix Mercury, jubilation. Seattle, the hottest team entering the playoffs, was bounced. Indiana, with future Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings calling it a career, couldn’t make one last title run for league’s greatest ambassador. Atlanta couldn’t light up the scoreboard enough for...
Via Yardbarker
September 28, 2016  |  Discuss
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