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Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-29-2012

Texas to erect statue of former women’s coach Conradt ( http://t.co/qEMTzgky ) http://t.co/aw90B1CW #ncaaw -> WNBA veterans, coaches say team chemistry is a complex but necessary formula for success (Basketballways) http://t.co/ThjS9DrZ #wnba -> Sky could be poised to finally walk…

Sun celebrates awards early, has to hold on late, to take game one of Eastern Conference semifinals

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The day at Mohegan Sun started with three awards and a special announcement. Pregame, the league honored Tina Charles with the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player award, Kara Lawson the Kim Perrot Sporsmanship award, and Renee Montgomery…

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings named 2012 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

From the league: For the fifth time in her career, Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings has been named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. Catchings previously won the award in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010. Catchings received 19 out…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-28-2012

Sun draw 1st blood in series vs. New York (Norwich Bulletin) http://t.co/Mpoq5S4R #wnba -> Sparks win first playoff game, Candace Parker gets off to a slow start but finishes strong (LA Times) http://t.co/HMJEHWPQ #wnba -> WNBA semifinals: Los Angeles Sparks…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-27-2012

Mystics finish last in draft lottery, will pick fourth (Washington Times) http://t.co/LbH0ONbQ #wnba -> Sun's Tina Charles: Evolution of a hook shot (The Day) http://t.co/3f0IKJMU #wnba -> Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-26-2012 http://t.co/NsS7qSMU #ncaaw…

Sun players dominate postseason awards, winning MVP, Kim Perrot, and 6th Woman; Sparks’ Toliver is Most Improved

Sun players dominate postseason awards, winning MVP, Kim Perrot, and 6th Woman; Sparks’ Toliver is Most Improved

Players on the team that ended the season as the best in the Eastern Conference took home three individual players awards led by Tina Charles, the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player. Last year Tamika Catchings won WNBA Most Valuable Player,…

Dishin’ on the Conference Semifinals: A look at the first round of the WNBA playoffs

If you are a WNBA fan you have seen or heard predictions, analysis, breakdowns, and more of the playoffs this week. Since I know I have seen about enough, here are some interesting points to consider while watching your playoff…

Dishin & Swishin 9/27/12 Podcast:Ticha Penicheiro discusses her career, Tulsa’s Gary Kloppenburg on the playoffs and the draft lottery

Dishin & Swishin 9/27/12 Podcast:Ticha Penicheiro discusses her career, Tulsa’s Gary Kloppenburg on the playoffs and the draft lottery

[display_podcast] Today on the Dishin & Swishin podcast, we look a bit at the past, the present, and the future of the WNBA. First, the past. Last week point guard extraordinaire Ticha Penicheiro retired, ending a career in 2012 in…

How to “fix” the WNBA Draft Lottery Problem

Normally, I do not write opinion pieces for Hoopfeed. I have always considered it our responsibility to give you, the reader, all of the facts possible, and let you make your own conclusions. However, last night the WNBA held their…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-26-2012

Notre Dame associate head coach Carol Owens @GoIrishCoachO named president of the Black Coaches & Administrators http://t.co/xChLs3Vh #ncaaw -> Kristi Toliver has made the most of opportunity with Sparks (L.A. Times) http://t.co/JAdl7roM #wnba -> Storm co-owner Ginny Gilder's resolve takes…

2013 WNBA Draft Lottery Storyfied: Fans mystified as Phoenix beats the odds, Mystics have bad luck

2013 WNBA Draft Lottery Storyfied: Fans mystified as Phoenix beats the odds, Mystics have bad luck

The Phoenix Mercury had 276 chances out of 1,000 to win the first draft pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft Lottery, second to the 442 chances for the Washington Mystics. However, the team that sat out star Diana Taurasi for…

*Update: Phoenix Mercury win 1st pick in the 2013 WNBA draft* – 2013 WNBA Draft Lottery basics

*Update: Phoenix Mercury win 1st pick in the 2013 WNBA draft* – 2013 WNBA Draft Lottery basics

Updated: 6:45 p.m. ET Results: No. 1 – Phoenix Mercury No. 2 – Chicago Sky No. 3 – Tulsa Shock No. 4 – Washington Mystics The Mercury had 276 chances out of 1,000 to receive the first overall selection, the…

Notre Dame associate head coach Carol Owens named president of the Black Coaches & Administrators

Carol Owens, Notre Dame associate women’s basketball coach, is the new president of the Black Coaches & Administrators (BCA). The organization’s executive director, Floyd Keith, announced the appointment Tuesday. BCA’s board of directors votes on the position. “Carol has been…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-25-2012

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love buys 500 tickets for Lynx game 1 vs. Seattle http://t.co/KowZCRnT #wnba -> Two years of losses for Mystics, a combined 11-57 record (CSN Washington) http://t.co/wKpK598F #wnba -> Mystics owner Sheila Johnson seeks to put team…

Nneka Ogwumike named WNBA Rookie of the Month for September 2012, fourth time for forward

For the fourth time this season the WNBA named Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike the Rookie of the Month.  She also won the award for May, July and August. Phoenix Mercury point guard Samantha Prahalis earned the award for…

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love buys 500 tickets for Lynx game 1 vs. Seattle

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love buys 500 tickets for Lynx game 1 vs. Seattle

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love teamed up with the Lynx as they open up the playoffs Friday, September 28 against the Seattle Storm. In support of the Lynx, Love purchased 500 upper level tickets for Friday night’s Game 1 at…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-24-2012

2012 WNBA End of Regular Season Standings http://t.co/rTft44Je #wnba -> End of regular season records: EAST – CON (25-9), IND (22-12), ATL (19-15), NYL (15-19), CHI (14-20), WAS (5-29) http://t.co/rTft44Je #wnba -> End of regular season records: WEST – MIN…

Washington Mystics fire coach Trudi Lacey

Washington Mystics fire coach Trudi Lacey

From the Mystics Washington Mystics President and Managing Partner Sheila C. Johnson announced today that General Manager/Head Coach Trudi Lacey’s contract will not be renewed. The Mystics will immediately begin the search for a general manager and coach. “We are…

Sun and Dream rack up honors as they ready for the playoffs with spirited season finale

Sun and Dream rack up honors as they ready for the playoffs with spirited season finale

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – On a beautiful New England day, perfect for picking apples, members of the Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream instead picked up individual honors, milestones and achievements instead, as 9,143 people packed Mohegan Sun to see two of…

Sophia Young signs multi-year contract extension with San Antonio Silver Stars

Forward Sophia Young signed a multi-year contract extension with the San Antonio Silver Stars. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. “We are so pleased to announce that Sophia Young will continue to bring her outstanding play…

2012 WNBA End of Regular Season Standings

2012 Regular Season Conference Standings | Playoff Schedule EAST W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK Connecticut1 e 25 9 0.735 0.0 18-4 12-5 13-4 7-3 W 3 Indiana2 x 22 12 0.647 3.0 15-7 13-4 9-8…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-23-2012

Liberty ends season on roll, routing Tulsa (Newsday) http://t.co/XAk24y2b #wnba -> Sky’s Penicheiro retires with win (Daily Herald) http://t.co/3OBXDAkP #wnba -> Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree signing key to keeping core (AZ Central) http://t.co/pgWkN65l #wnba -> For Sun, game vs. Atlanta…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-22-2012

Mystics record 12th straight loss in their home finale (Washington Times) http://t.co/8BFd4R1G #wnba -> Mystics fall short vs. Indiana Fever, in the end Washington couldn’t keep pace (Washington Post) http://t.co/D54S2GvO #wnba -> Lynx spirit returns in thumping of Mercury (St.…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-21-2012

WNBA First Round Playoff Schedule: http://t.co/NSueaZkN #wnba -> Shock closes home schedule with third straight win (Tulsa World) http://t.co/zy0LS6Cj #wnba -> Devastated Sky again misses playoffs (Daily Herald) http://t.co/QsF8d50t #wnba -> Double-doubles by Parker and Ogwumike lead Sparks to 92-76…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-20-2012

Los Angeles Sparks forward DeLisha Milton-Jones receives WNBA Community Assist Award for August http://t.co/c6y1fTvi #wnba -> RT @tcardoza23: #ThrowbackThursday http://t.co/5tdPTmxQ -> Connecticut Sun unveils All-Decade Team  (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/58oVEK8k #wnba -> RT @BrendaVanLengen: It's transplant day, so happy birthday to @RobinRoberts…