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Month: April 2017

Dallas Wings waive Kalani Purcell and Kelsey Lang

A day after losing a preseason game against the San Antonio Stars, the Dallas Wings waived Kelsey Lang and Kalani Purcell. Lang, a center out of Texas, logged 9:12 minutes in the game finishing with 2 points (from free throws)…

Rookie Kelsey Plum leads San Antonio over Dallas in preseason outing

Rookie Kelsey Plum leads San Antonio over Dallas in preseason outing

No. 1 pick @Kelseyplum10 scores 19 points in her @SAStars preseason debut! #WatchMeWork pic.twitter.com/9x62EgTw7T — WNBA (@WNBA) April 29, 2017 Box score || Notes || Preseason Schedule || Postgame Quotes || Social Media Recap While you can characterize preseason WNBA games…

WNBA preseason schedule tips off on April 29

WNBA preseason action kicks off Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. ET with the Dallas Wings visiting the San Antonio Stars. On display will be this season’s No. 1 draft pick, Stars guard Kelsey Plum, the all-time leading scorer in…

Kelsey Plum inks multi-year deal with Nike

Kelsey Plum inks multi-year deal with Nike

Nike signed Kelsey Plum, former Washington star and the first pick in this year’s WNBA Draft, to a multi-year endorsement deal. “Nike is the undisputed leader in basketball and it’s a dream come true to become an official member of the…

Minnesota Lynx waive forward Keyona Hayes

The Minnesota Lynx waived rookie forward Keyona Hayes. The Lynx training camp roster now stands at 15 players. Hayes, a 6-1 forward, signed with Minnesota on April 19. She averaged 10.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in her senior season with…

Tiffany Hayes and Bria Holmes arrive at Atlanta Dream training camp, Nirra Fields and Peyton Little waived

Guards Tiffany Hayes and Bria Holmes have joined the Atlanta Dream training camp active roster after playing overseas in Israel. The team waived guards Nirra Fields and Peyton Little Hayes, a five-year veteran, is the Dream’s top returning scorer after…

WNBA releases national TV Schedule for 2017, plus key dates and more

National TV Schedule || Full Schedule || Key Dates During the 2017 WNBA season, 16 games will be broadcast nationally by ESPN networks. The All-Star Game, hosted by the Seattle Storm, will be aired on ABC. All but 15 of the…

Danielle Adams joins Connecticut Sun, rookie Shayla Cooper waived

Veteran forward Danielle Adams joined the Connecticut Sun the team announced today. The franchise waived rookie Shayla Cooper (Ohio State) make room on the 15-player training camp roster. Signed to a free agent contract on February 22nd, Adams arrives after…

Chicago Sky Opens Training Camp, Four Players Still Overseas

The Chicago Sky opened training camp with new general manager and head coach, Amber Stocks. The Sky enter their 12th season following the franchise’s fourth consecutive playoff appearance. The Sky’s 2017 training camp roster Player Position Height Experience From Yvonne…

USA Basketball Team Selection Committees Picked for 2017-20

USA Basketball announced that the committees which will select coaches and athletes for various USA Basketball teams for the 2017-2020 period are now in place. The committees include representatives from USA Basketball’s constituent organizations, as well as at least one former…

Seattle Storm releases statement on Sue Bird’s injury, participation in training camp

Seattle Storm releases statement on Sue Bird’s injury, participation in training camp

Seattle Storm president and general manager Alisha Valavanis released the following statement following the start of training camp regarding point guard Sue Bird: “Sue underwent a left knee scope earlier this month. At this point, she is not participating in…

Chiney Ogwumike signs multi-year contract extension with Sun, will sit out 2017 to recover from injury

Forward Chiney Ogwumike signed a multiple-year contract extension with the Connecticut Sun. The team did not release the terms of the deal. Ogwumike, who had offseason surgery to repair an Achilles tendon injury, will be suspended for the 2017 season.…

Mark Trakh returns to USC as head coach

Forty-nine days after Cynthia Cooper-Dyke resigned, Southern California hired Mark Trakh to take over the women’s basketball program. This will be Trakkh’s second time as the head coach of USC as he led the program from 2004 to 2009 with…

South Carolina: Dawn Staley receives contract extension

After coaching South Carolina to its first national championship, Dawn Staley received a four-year contract extension through 2024-25. This is the second extension for the heralded coach in the last two years. In 2015, the USC Board of Trustees increased…

Tennessee: Guard Alexa Middleton to transfer

From Tennessee: Tennessee head women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced Friday that rising senior Alexa Middleton has left the Lady Vol program. Middleton, a 5-9 guard from Murfreesboro (Riverdale H.S.) will complete the spring semester at UT and explore transferring…

After sitting out 2016, Brazilian forward Damiris Dantas returns to Atlanta Dream

From the Dream: After sitting out the 2016 WNBA season to participate in the Rio Olympics for Team Brazil, forward Damiris Dantas will return to compete for the Atlanta Dream, the team announced Thursday. “It is great to have Damiris…

NCAA announces DI championship regional sites for 2019 and 2020

From the NCAA: The NCAA has awarded Division I Women’s Basketball Championship hosting duties to seven cities for regional play in 2019 and 2020, with five of the seven arenas hosting the championship for the first time. Selected to host…

Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coach of Australian women’s national team

Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coach of Australian women’s national team

Basketball Australia appointed Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello to lead the Australian Opals. As a former Opal, Brondello won three straight Olympic medals with the Australian women’s national team. “I am very honored to be selected for the role of Opals…

WNBA and National Basketball Referees Association approve two-year collective bargaining agreement

Statement from the WNBA: The WNBA announced today that the league has entered its first collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Referees Association, which is the union representing the WNBA referees. The two-year agreement begins with the 2017 season.…

Dallas Wings center Ruth Hamblin will miss 2017 WNBA season to compete for Canadian National Team roster spot

Dallas Wings center Ruth Hamblin will miss the 2017 WNBA season in order to train with and compete for a roster spot on the Canadian National Team ahead of the the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup.1 The winner of…

Chicago Sky acquire Keisha Hampton in exchange for 2nd round draft pick Chantel Osahor

The day after the 2017 WNBA Draft, the Chicago Sky acquired forward Keisha Hampton from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for forward/center Chantel Osahor (University of Washington). Osahor was the Sky’s 2017 second round draft pick. “Keisha Hampton, is a…

2017 WNBA Draft: San Antonio bolsters roster with Kelsey Plum as No. 1 pick, Chicago takes Alaina Coates as No. 2

As expected, University of Washington guard Kelsey Plum was the top pick in the 2017 WNBA draft. The San Antonio Stars chose all-time NCAA scoring leader. “It’s an unreal feeling,” said Plum about being drafted. “I’ve been dreaming about it for so long.…

Maryland and South Carolina to begin two-year, home-and-home series in 2017-18

Maryland and South Carolina to begin two-year, home-and-home series in 2017-18

Maryland and current national champions South Carolina will begin a two-year, home-and-home series during the upcoming 2017-18 season. Maryland will host South Carolina at the Xfinity Center on Monday, Nov. 13. The Terrapins will make a return trip to South…

WNBA Draft Roundup: Kelsey Plum projected as the No. 1 pick

WNBA Draft: Thursday, April 13, ESPN2, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT Draft Attendees || Draft Order || Around the Web || WNBA Bios of Draft Attendees After a record-breaking season, Washington’s Kelsey Plum leads the 2017 WNBA Draft class as the…

Video: Parade and pep rally for South Carolina to celebrate the national championship

South Carolina enjoyed a parade and pep rally on the of the State House in Columbia Sunday as fans lined streets and dignitaries gave speeches.