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Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve named 2016 WNBA Coach of Year

Minnesota’s Cheryl Reeve named 2016 WNBA Coach of Year

The WNBA announced today that Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve is the recipient of the 2016 WNBA Coach of the Year Award. Reeve received 17 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters. This is Reeve’s second…

Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles Named 2016 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, All-Defensive Team announced

Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles Named 2016 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, All-Defensive Team announced

The WNBA announced today that Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles is the recipient of the 2016 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. Fowles received 19 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters. This is Fowles’ third…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-29-2016

Breanna Stewart wins 2016 #WNBA Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team announced  https://t.co/Z7spt5MliA -> Beth Burns wins wrongful termination lawsuit vs. San Diego State (San Diego Union-Tribune) https://t.co/ApkxF8lgaz #ncaaw -> Well-rested Lynx demolish Phoenix in Game 1 with 113-point outburst…

WNBA Playoffs semifinals: Sparks have the upper hand after taking game one vs. the Sky

WNBA Playoffs semifinals: Sparks have the upper hand after taking game one vs. the Sky

Photos: © Lee Michaelson With the league’s MVP Nneka Ogwumike and the Sixth Woman of the Year Jantel Lavender scoring in double figures, Los Angeles took the first matchup of the five-game WNBA Playoffs semifinal series with Chicago, 95-75. The…

Breanna Stewart wins 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team announced

Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm, who led all first-year players in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots this season, is the 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year the WNBA announced today.  Stewart, a 6-4 forward, and Seattle guard Jewell Loyd –…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-28-2016

San Francisco: Molly Goodenbour named head coach https://t.co/CKZKNHUjR3 #ncaaw -> RT @WNBA: Congratulations to @Jlav42 on being named 6th Woman of the Year, presented by Samsung. #WatchMeWork https://t.co/I9gxe5KrR4 -> Sparks’ Jantel Lavender named 2016 #WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-27-2016

RT @WNBA: Rosie Rios, who served as the 43rd Treasurer of the USA, will receive the 2016 WNBA Inspiration Award today https://t.co/IVFBivWS… -> Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike named 2016 #WNBA MVP https://t.co/24uDmMRGUm -> Stanford's Tara VanDerveer on Nneka Ogwumike: "For…

Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike named 2016 WNBA MVP

Los Angeles Sparks forward and three-time Stanford All-American Nneka Ogwumike was named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player the league announced Tuesday. The fifth-year pro from Cypress, Texas earned 31 of 39 first-place votes from a national panel of sportswriters…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-26-2016

Ivy League announces proposals for curbing early recruitment of athletes (Inside Higher Ed) https://t.co/NUii6bTn4c #ncaa -> Big Ten unveils 2016-17 WBB TV slate https://t.co/VcJ3IGQcQo #ncaaw -> 2017 #WNBA Draft Lottery Details https://t.co/enUbpZ3VJs https://t.co/KuNX3eU6Wb -> Villanova: Former standout Nancy Bernhardt passes…

2017 WNBA Draft Lottery Details

The 2017 WNBA Draft Lottery will be televised live on ESPN2 on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Hosted by Doug Kezirian, the lottery will air during halftime of game 1 of the WNBA playoff semifinal between Phoenix and Minnesota.  The lottery winner will…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-25-2016

Today's #WNBA playoff game: Atlanta @ Chicago, 1pm ET, ESPN2 https://t.co/NoOcXzWN6F -> Chicago with a perfect start vs. Atlanta, 8-0 at 8:04 in 1Q https://t.co/XRkCiqqdXF #wnba -> End of 1Q: Chicago 37, Atlanta 25 https://t.co/XRkCiqqdXF #wnba -> Halftime by the…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-24-2016

Today's #WNBA playoffs 2nd round game: Phoenix at New York, 7 p.m. ET, NBA TV/ESPN3/MSG https://t.co/GnBbsGsJCv -> Phoenix with an early lead over New York at MSG, 13-8 with 4:59 to go in 1Q https://t.co/GnBbsGb8KX #wnba -> New York goes…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-23-2016

Syracuse, UCLA among women's programs to boycott recruiting weekend (SI) https://t.co/3uOYZUsrsR #ncaaw -> Pioneering referee Violet Palmer to retire from on-court duties (Hoopfeed) https://t.co/YqKBlFmHqM #ncaaw #wnba #nba -> Texas: Karen Aston gets contract extension through 2019-20, compensation of $770K + $220K…

Pioneering referee Violet Palmer to retire from on-court duties

Pioneering referee Violet Palmer to retire from on-court duties

Violet Palmer, a referee who broke the gender barrier among NBA officials, retired from on-court duties according to Bleacher Report. Palmer and Dee Kantner were hired by the NBA as the first women to be officials for regular season games…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-22-2016

NCAA, WBCA to join forces for Kay Yow Cancer Fund https://t.co/Z2sPQVHpQG #ncaaw -> RT @NatAchon: once again… you can be FOR something, without being against another. well put, @MarissaC_25. https://t.co/fFYAIXr4OG -> RT @MarissaC_25: https://t.co/jtDB5kZhkr -> RT @CabbellC: Well stated! As…

Fever player Marissa Coleman’s explanation of why she kneeled during the National Anthem

Indiana Fever player Marissa Coleman wrote an explanation of her intentions surrounding participation in the Fever’s kneeling during the National Anthem, Wednesday night prior to tipoff against the Phoenix Mercury. Below is a transcription of her post. I have close family…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-21-2016

Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream to be named 2016 #WNBA Most Improved Player (ESPN) https://t.co/Hl4kXyW7p4 -> Fever's Tamika Catchings wins 2016 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award https://t.co/8FXZOe5RZE #wnba -> #WNBA Playoffs 1st round (single elimination): Phoenix at Indiana, 6pm ET…

Mercury dispatch Fever 89-78 to advance to second round of WNBA Playoffs

Mercury dispatch Fever 89-78 to advance to second round of WNBA Playoffs

Mercury advance to the second round of the #WNBAPlayoffs and will face the @nyliberty this Saturday! #Out4Redemption pic.twitter.com/nZr0A0ZMZQ — Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) September 22, 2016 The Phoenix Mercury moved past the first round of the WNBA Playoffs with an 89-78…

Elizabeth Williams selected as the 2016 WNBA Most Improved Player

Atlanta Dream center/forward Elizabeth Williams earned the 2016 WNBA Most Improved player award the league announced today. The Duke University graduate and fourth pick of the 2015 draft had a breakout season averaging 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds on the…

2016 WNBA Regular Season Statistics Roundup: Top Performers, Attendance, Viewership and More

2016 WNBA Regular Season Statistics Roundup: Top Performers, Attendance, Viewership and More

With the 2016 WNBA Playoffs set to tip off today, the league released some regular season metrics. In addition, the top performer statistics for the regular season are also now available. Metric highlights include the league’s highest attendance in five years and record…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-20-2016

Georgia: Freshman forward Kortney Eisenman medically disqualified due to heart condition https://t.co/sIz7KYikIV #ncaaw -> SEC announces?conference and TV schedule https://t.co/NfbE2wwgfR #ncaaw -> #WNBA Players of the Month for September: Tina Charles (New York), Maya Moore (Minnesota) https://t.co/4ARxyj3zby -> Breanna Stewart…

Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes suspended one game for 7th technical foul

From the league: Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes has been suspended one game without pay for receiving her seventh technical foul of the 2016 season, it was announced today by Renee Brown, Chief of Basketball Operations and Player Relations. Under…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-19-2016

#WNBA Players of the Week: Jasmine Thomas (Sun), Nneka Ogwumike (Sparks) https://t.co/YgeI1uI735 -> RT @scsportsmanship: We are ecstatic that .@Catchin24 will accept the .@MusialAwards honor for Extraordinary Character in St. Louis on Nove… -> DeLisha Milton-Jones: My Retirement Letter https://t.co/ZbYkgEhJTa…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 09-18-2016

Today's #WNBA games: Sun @ Mystics, Wings @ Fever, Mercury @ Stars, Sky @ Storm. Schedule: https://t.co/4oLZ2iUl05 -> RT @IndianaFever: .@Catchin24 just became the first player in @WNBA history to make 2,000 free throws. #24Forever https://t.co/hNYK7meLdV -> RT @WNBA: Former…

2016 WNBA Playoff Picture

First round (single elimination) Phoenix at Indiana, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6 p.m. ET, ESPNews Seattle at Atlanta, Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8 p.m. ET, ESPNews