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Month: September 2015

Fever bring down the Sky 100-89, move on to East finals

Fever bring down the Sky 100-89, move on to East finals

Tamika Catchings, just a few weeks from retirement, led her Indiana Fever to their fifth straight conference final, beating the Chicago Sky 100-89 in the Windy City Monday night. The veteran forward had a record-breaking performance, becoming the first WNBA…

Sparks force game 3 in Western conference semis, defeat Lynx 81-71

The Los Angeles Sparks kept their playoff hopes alive, recovering from defeat in game one of the Western conference semifinals vs. the Minnesota Lynx. In game two, they delivered a blow to the Lynx 81-71, extending the series to three…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-15-2015 to 09-20-2015

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-14-2015 Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-07-2015 to 09-13-2015 http://t.co/8xHWqOt2x4 #ncaaw #wnba -> Tentative deal reached for Wizards/Mystics practice facility at St. Elizabeths in SE D.C. (Washington Post) http://t.co/QRkAiYTQCm #wnba…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-20-2015

Today's conference semifinals on ESPN: Liberty at Mystics, 1pm ET || Lynx at Sparks, 3pm ET #wnba -> RT @knoxrob1: Here's the Mystics starters: TRP, Emma Messeman, Stef Dolson, Natasha Cloud and Ivory Latta. -> RT @knoxrob1: Here are the…

Liberty stay alive in playoffs, defeat Mystics 86-68 to force game 3 in Eastern conference semifinals

The New York Liberty recovered from a loss at Madison Square Garden Friday night to defeat the Washington Mystics 86-68 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the two teams. Tina Charles led the Liberty with 22 points plus fiver…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-19-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-18-2015 http://t.co/8UxTvVXsfy #ncaaw #wnba -> Cal dismisses starting guard Mercedes Jefflo (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/hPMFD46jfa #ncaaw -> With the dismissal of Mercedes Jefflo, Cal has 1 returning guard, Gabby Green, and 3 freshman guards:…

Social media recap/by the numbers: Mercury advance to West finals, defeat Tulsa 91-67

The Phoenix Mercury defeated the Tulsa Shock 91-67 Saturday night to advance to the Western conference finals. The victory ended Tulsa’s postseason hopes as they played their last game at the BOK Center before the franchise relocates to Arlington, Texas after…

Social media recap/by the numbers: Fever force game 3 in conference semifinals, hang on to defeat Chicago 89-82

The Indiana Fever extended their playoff run with a hard-fought 89-82 victory over the Chicago Sky Saturday in game two of the Eastern conference semifinal series between the two teams. The win marked the first postseason victory for first-year head…

Cal dismisses starting guard Mercedes Jefflo

Cal dismissed guard Mercedes Jefflo this week. The junior from Compton, Calif. started in all of the team’s 34 games last season averaging 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. She finished the year tied at third with Mikayla Cowling in…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-18-2015

Delle Donne, Sky win playoff opener – (DailyHerald) http://t.co/CxD3TsTIR9 #wnba -> Brittney Griner, defense lead Mercury to lopsided victory over Tulsa Shock in Game 1 (AZ Central) http://t.co/mvHmGgxErm #wnba -> Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for…

Social media recap/by the numbers: Lynx hold off Sparks, 67-65 in Western conference semifinal game one

The Minnesota Lynx survived a late-game rally to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 67-65 in the first game of the Western conference semifinal series between the two teams. Maya Moore had a career playoff high of 33 points to lead…

Social media recap/by the numbers: Mystics defeat Liberty in double OT, 86-83, in Eastern conference semifinals game one

Four Washington Mystics players scored in double figures led by Ivory Latta’s 15 points to defeat the New York Liberty in game one of the Eastern conference semifinal series between the two teams Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Game…

Nike releases shoe inspired by 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne

Nike releases shoe inspired by 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne

This year’s WNBA MVP, Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne, now has a shoe inspired by her athletic achievements. The Nike-sponsored athlete can show off her custom Nike Zoom HyperRev 2015 iD kicks on the court for the rest of the playoffs.…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-17-2015

Brittney Griner to repeat as #WNBA Defensive Player of the Year (AZ Central) http://t.co/QRnyWL9hWJ -> Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley named 2015 #WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year http://t.co/BTSIXxQqPB -> Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for…

Social media recap/by the numbers: Phoenix routs Tulsa 88-55 in Western conference semifinal game one

Attendance: 8,509 By the numbers Box score Points in the Paint: Shock 22, Mercury 42 Second Chance Points: Shock 11, Mercury 9 Fastbreak Points: Shock 5, Mercury 11 Biggest Lead: Shock 3, Mercury 34 Lead Changes: 5 Times Tied: 0…

Social media recap/by the numbers: Chicago holds off Fever 77-72 in conference semifinal game one

The Chicago Sky beat the Indiana Fever 77-72 in game one of the Eastern conference semifinal series between the two teams. The game was played at the UIC Pavilion. The next game takes place in Indianapolis on Saturday at 7…

Brittney Griner named 2015 WNBA Defensive Player the Year, center sets new records

Brittney Griner named 2015 WNBA Defensive Player the Year, center sets new records

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was named the 2015 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. It is the second straight DPOY for Griner. Last season she was the first player in Mercury history to win the honor. Even though she…

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and  Chiney Ogwumike

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and Chiney Ogwumike

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). The roundtable discussions are some of the most popular and listened to shows from the Dishin & Swishin…

Atlanta Dream ousts general manager Angela Taylor

In January 2014, the Atlanta Dream hired Angela Taylor as executive vice president and general manager. However, after a dismal 2015 season with the Dream failing to make the playoffs, the franchise relieved her of her duties. The team’s official…

Sky’s Delle Donne And Vandersloot, Shock’s Paris Earn 2015 WNBA Peak Performer Honors

Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player, Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot, and Tulsa Shock center Courtney Paris have won the 2015 WNBA Peak Performer Awards for scoring, assists, and rebounding, respectively. The WNBA presents the…

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley named 2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley, who helped lead the team to the second-best record in franchise history, has been named the 2015 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year, the WNBA announced today. Quigley earned the award as the WNBA’s top…

Elena Delle Donne discusses receiving the MVP award, an “humbling experience”

Elena Delle Donne discusses receiving the MVP award, an “humbling experience”

Video The WNBA’s 2015 MVP, Chicago Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne, discussed her award yesterday. The Sky ended the season as the second place team in the East and host the Indiana Fever Thursday in game one of the conference…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-16-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-15-2015  http://t.co/dLVkOqKT8t #ncaaw -> Sky's Elena Delle Donne named WNBA's MVP (Chicago Tribune) http://t.co/5DknnXhOUZ #wnba -> RT @WNBA: The @wnbachicagosky's @De11eDonne named 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by @SamsungMobileUS!…

WNBA has record low regular-season attendance in 2015

The WNBA’s fanbase did not show up in large numbers this year. The league had the lowest average attendance in history according to a report by SportsBusiness Daily with 7,318 fans per game. Attendance dropped three percent from last season.…

Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne named 2015 WNBA MVP

Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne named 2015 WNBA MVP

It was no surprise that Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky has been named the 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player.