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Indiana Fever to receive 2012 WNBA title rings in pre-game ceremony

Indiana Fever to receive 2012 WNBA title rings in pre-game ceremony

The 2012 WNBA champions, the Indiana Fever, will receive their rings tonight in a ceremony before their home opener vs. Atlanta. Herff Jones designed the ring with input from the team. One side of the ring reads “Together”, the team…

WNBA “original” Tina Thompson to retire at the end of the 2013 season

From the Storm: Tina Thompson’s legendary career in the WNBA will come to an end at the conclusion of the 2013 season, the forward announced Friday. Embarking on her 17th season in the league, Thompson was the first overall pick…

Photos from 2013 WNBA Opening Weekend

Hoopfeed covered three games this weekend: Indiana at San Antonio, Seattle at Los Angeles and Chicago at Phoenix. A select gallery from those games:

Video: Brittney Griner’s two-dunk WNBA debut

Video: WNBA The Phoenix Mercury lost to the Chicago Sky in the season debut for both teams but Baylor grad Brittney Griner, the No. 1 draft pick, put on a show for fans at the sold out U.S. Airways Center…

Chicago routs Phoenix, 102-80 and Delle Donne only one of “Three to See” with victory after opening weekend

Chicago routs Phoenix, 102-80 and Delle Donne only one of “Three to See” with victory after opening weekend

Elene Delle Donne is the only player of the heralded “Three to See” to end the opening weekend of the 2013 WNBA season on a victorious team. In a sold out game at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Delle Donne’s…

Los Angeles routs Seattle 102-69 to start season

Los Angeles routs Seattle 102-69 to start season

The Los Angeles Sparks delivered a resounding victory in their first game of the season defeating the Seattle Storm 102-69 at the Staples Center in front of 10,090 fans. Without stars Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird, both out for the…

Gallery: Los Angeles Sparks 2013 season opener, pregame photos of Parker and Ogwumike

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks open 2013 hosting the Seattle Storm, the first game of the regular season for both teams. The Storm are without stars Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird for the season due to injuries. Los…

Defending champion Indiana Fever take first game of the season with 79-64 victory over San Antonio

Defending champion Indiana Fever take first game of the season with 79-64 victory over San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – After a shaky first quarter and falling behind 10-0 in the first three minutes, the Indiana Fever removed the cobwebs off their defense and roared back to beat the San Antonio Silver Stars 79-54 in the first…

Dishin & Swishin 5/23/13 Podcast: A Roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season – Part Two, the Eastern Conference and the Panelists fearless predictions

Dishin & Swishin 5/23/13 Podcast: A Roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season – Part Two, the Eastern Conference and the Panelists fearless predictions

[display_podcast] We hope you enjoyed Part One of the Dishin & Swishin 2013 WNBA preview roundtable podcast, which was posted yesterday! This year the roundtable was so good, and so loaded with information from our esteemed panelists, we have to…

2013 Preseason WNIT field set

Triple Crown Sports announced participants in the 2013 Preseaon WNIT today. The tournament features a three-game guarantee format. First-round games begin November 8. Second-round games will be played November 10 and 11 and semifinals November 14. The championship game, to…

Dishin & Swishin 5/22/13 Podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season part one, the Western Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/22/13 Podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season part one, the Western Conference

[display_podcast] Friday the WNBA season tips off, so it is time to unveil the 2013 WNBA preview edition of the Dishin & Swishin Roundtable! This year the roundtable was so good and loaded with information from our esteemed panelists, we…

USA Basketball announces 2013 Women’s U19 World Championship Team

Candice Agee (Penn State / Victorville, Calif.) Nia Coffey (Hopkins H.S. / Minneapolis, Minn.) Bashaara Graves (Tennessee / Clarksville, Tenn.) Gabby Green (St. Mary’s College H.S. / Oakland, Calif.) Linnae Harper (Whitney Young H.S. / Chicago, Ill.) Moriah Jefferson (Connecticut…

NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association finalizes rosters for 2013 All-Star Weekend

The NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association finalized its rosters for its 2013 All-Star Weekend set for July 25-28 on the campus of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Fla.* Over 100 women’s basketball players across the NJCAA were nominated for…

WNBA raises price of LiveAcess from $4.99 to $14.99

WNBA raises price of LiveAcess from $4.99 to $14.99

Last year the WNBA offered its LiveAccess1 streaming service for a fee for the first time since service launched in 2009. According to the league LiveAccess “provides access to close to 200 live game webcasts and archived games for on-demand…

Liz Cambage returning to the Tulsa Shock for the 2013 season

Liz Cambage returning to the Tulsa Shock for the 2013 season

From Tulsa: The Tulsa Shock has announced center Elizabeth Cambage will be returning to Tulsa for the 2013 season. Cambage has previously stated that she would not be returning this season. Cambage is expected to be in Tulsa the middle…

Dishin & Swishin 5/16/13 Podcast: Connecticut Sun looks to improve on last year’s finish but faces big decisions

Dishin & Swishin 5/16/13 Podcast: Connecticut Sun looks to improve on last year’s finish but faces big decisions

[display_podcast] A benefit of living in Connecticut is that I get the privilege of covering both the University of Connecticut women’s basketball program and the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. Not very many places have two programs that seem to be close…

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Tina Charles finds success on and off the court

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Tina Charles finds success on and off the court

Throughout the WNBA season, Hoopfeed will be giving you Dishin & Swishin Q & A Sessions to supplement our weekly podcasts. Who better to start with than the defending Most Valuable Player of the league, Tina Charles. Charles is only…

Kristy Curry leaves Texas Tech, takes Alabama head coach job

Kristy Curry is leaving Texas Tech to become the head coach at the University of Alabama. “I am very excited to announce that Kristy Curry will be the next women’s basketball coach at the University of Alabama,” said UA Director…

NCAA on the verge of implementing 10-second backcourt rule for women’s basketball

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee recommended adding a 10-second backcourt rule during annual meetings in Indianapolis this week. “Given feedback from stakeholders through the years, this is the right time to approve the rule,” said Barbara Burke, women’s basketball…

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] It is one type of pressure when the franchise you coach has never made the playoffs in its entire existence. It is another type of pressure when you are succeeding a coach that took the franchise to the conference…

Despite changes in the Eastern Conference, Connecticut Sun show confidence at Media Day

Despite changes in the Eastern Conference, Connecticut Sun show confidence at Media Day

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Former head coach Mike Thibault is in Washington and All-Star and USA national team player Asjha Jones is at home. Bill Laimbeer is trying to recapture Detroit Shock glory in New York, Elena Delle Donne is in…

Canada Basketball announces list of players invited to tryout for senior women’s national team

From Canada Basketball release: Canada Basketball is proud to announce the players who have been invited to attend the Senior Women’s National Team tryout. The 29 invited athletes will join the Senior Women’s National Team (SWNT) staff and Canada Basketball…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 05-03-2013

Bball next? "RT @NCAA NCAA Football Rules Committee did not ban hashtags. They clarified hashtags may not be used on…football…field" -> Bolingbrook HS (IL): 4x state champ coach Tony Smith resigns, takes job at Homewood-Flossmoor (Chicago Tribune) http://t.co/ZjCpzGN2ot #prep ->…

Dishin & Swishin 5/03/13 Podcast: Sometimes the road hits some bumps – Jacki Gemelos and Shyra Ely-Gash try to overcome ACL injuries to earn a WNBA roster spot

Dishin & Swishin 5/03/13 Podcast: Sometimes the road hits some bumps – Jacki Gemelos and Shyra Ely-Gash try to overcome ACL injuries to earn a WNBA roster spot

[display_podcast] Jacki Gemelos was in college playing for Southern California when it happened to her. Shyra Ely-Gash was a WNBA veteran getting ready for Indiana Fever training camp when it happened to her. Those three letters that every athlete and…