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Month: August 2017

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-21-2017

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 8-14-2017 https://t.co/uCLY4euxhT #ncaaw #wnba -> #WNBA Players of the Week: Tina Charles (New York), Breanna Stewart (Seattle) https://t.co/aP1tcsUUi9 -> Indiana Fever guard Briann January out for rest…

Nigeria tops Senegal 65-48 for FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title

Nigeria tops Senegal 65-48 for FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title

Nigeria’s D’Tigress won the 2017 FIBA Women’s AfroBasket title Sunday after beating Senegal 65-48 in Bamako, Mali. It is the third Women’s AfroBasket title for Nigeria. Dallas Wings forward and Kentucky graduate Evelyn Akhator led the champions with 13 points…

Elena Delle Donne honors Sheryl Swoopes with a player exclusive Nike React Hyperdunk 2017

Elena Delle Donne honors Sheryl Swoopes with a player exclusive Nike React Hyperdunk 2017

Images: Nike. It has been 22 years since Sheryl Swoopes became the first women’s basketball player to have a Nike shoe named after her. The Air Swoopes became an iconic shoe prized by basketball fans and die-hard sneaker collectors. Washington…

Indiana guard Briann January out for rest of season with torn meniscus, Fever sign Jennie Simms

From the Fever:  Indiana Fever point guard Briann January will miss the final two weeks of the 2017 season due to torn meniscus in her right knee. She is the third Indiana guard, joining Shenise Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell, to…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-14-2017

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 8-07-2017 https://t.co/6orrs9Gkgv -> San Antonio Stars sign forward Cierra Burdick to a 7-day contract https://t.co/DcM0SBb09y #wnba -> #WNBA Players of the Week: Jonquel Jones (Connecticut), Sylvia Fowles…

Indiana Fever guard Tiffany Mitchell to miss the remainder of 2017 season after sustaining torn cartilage and a bone bruise in her right knee

Indiana Fever guard Tiffany Mitchell will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after sustaining torn cartilage and a bone bruise in her right knee during practice last week at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Other Fever with injuries include starter Shenise Johnson…

Anucha Browne leaves NCAA, to Join UNICEF USA senior management team

The NCAA’s top women’s basketball executive, Anucha Browne, will be leaving the organization in the fall to serve on the senior management team of UNICEF USA. Browne has served as the NCAA’s Vice President of Women’s Basketball Championships since 2012.…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-07-2017

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-07-2017

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 7-31-2017 https://t.co/oUz2iacrHA https://t.co/8awD4iWRi6 -> #WNBA Players Of The Week: Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky), Glory Johnson (Dallas Wings) https://t.co/l0SMvKXs3Q -> Current #WNBA standings https://t.co/jlr8yjVCSY -> Sun have been…

San Antonio Stars waive injured center Erika de Souza

The San Antonio Stars waived center Erika de Souza who suffered a lower right leg bone bruise during the team’s practice on Aug. 8. The veteran requested the waive so that she can return home to Brazil where she will…

Versatility intensifies Mystics’ magic in 100-80 victory over Indiana

Versatility intensifies Mystics’ magic in 100-80 victory over Indiana

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics cruised to a 100-80 win over the Indiana Fever after a long rain delay and dominant performance from Washington’s bigs. “Neither team has gone through that kind of stuff before,” Mystics head coach Mike…

Minnesota Lynx unveil new logo

Minnesota Lynx unveil new logo

The Minnesota Lynx unveiled a new logo as part of a rebranding effort of teams owned by the Timberwolves and Lynx organization. The Lynx will continue using their current logo for the remainder of the 2017 season. Merchandise with the…

Mercury center Brittney Griner returns to action Aug. 12 vs. Seattle

Mercury center Brittney Griner returns to action Aug. 12 vs. Seattle

Phoenix Mercury starting center Brittney Griner will return to the team’s lineup tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 12, against the Seattle Storm at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Griner missed the Mercury’s last eight games after suffering a left knee bone bruise and…

Seattle Storm parts ways with head coach Jenny Boucek, Gary Kloppenburg named interim coach

The Seattle Storm has parted ways with head coach Jenny Boucek the team announced today. Gary Kloppenburg, a 14-year WNBA coaching veteran and current Storm assistant coach has been named interim head coach. The Storm is tied for the eighth…

D.C.’s Verizon Center becomes Capital One Arena

D.C.’s Verizon Center becomes Capital One Arena

Washington D.C.’s Verizon Center has a new name: Capital One Arena. The name change is effective immediately. Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE) and Capital One announced the naming rights partnership Wednesday. The naming rights deal is worth $100 million over…

Skylar Diggins-Smith becomes a Puma Women’s Ambassador

Skylar Diggins-Smith becomes a Puma Women’s Ambassador

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXiQ-9SDEvz/ Skylar Diggins-Smith announced via Instagram that she is Puma’s newest women’s ambassador. Previously, the Dallas Wings guard was a Nike athlete. She signed with Nike in 2013 the year she became a pro and a client of Jay Z’s…

South Carolina tops women’s basketball attendance for 3rd straight season; Washington has largest home attendance increase

South Carolina tops women’s basketball attendance for 3rd straight season; Washington has largest home attendance increase

Source: NCAA. Top 50 DI Attendance Leaders || Full 2016-17 Attendance Report (PDF) The NCAA released its annual women’s basketball attendance report for all three divisions today. Total attendance eclipsed 11 million fans for the tenth straight year. Overall, attendance…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-31-2017

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 7-24-2017 https://t.co/SPt8zOLhOw #ncaaw #wnba #FIBA -> Los Angeles reaches a deal to host to the 2028 Olympics, giving up a bid for the 2024 Games to Paris…

Mystics keep playoff hopes alive with 85-80 win over Mercury

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The hungry “next man up” mentality paid off for the Mystics in a high-risk time of the season against the Phoenix Mercury. Both teams were committed to win this important matchup. The Mercury stood at fifth place…

Linnae Harper to replace A’ja Wilson on U23 National Team, Wilson out with groin strain

From USA Basketball: Six-time USA Basketball medalist Linnae Harper (Ohio State/Chicago, Ill.) will join the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team. A’ja Wilson (South Carolina/Hopkins, S.C.), who was named to the team on Aug. 4, will not be able…

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen out indefinitely after surgery on left hand

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen out indefinitely after surgery on left hand

Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture of her fifth metacarpal in her left hand today at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She will be sidelined indefinitely according to the team. Whalen’s injury occurred…

2017 USA Women’s U23 National Team announced

2017 USA Women’s U23 National Team announced

Introducing the 2017 USA Women's U23 National Team… ?? #USABWU23 pic.twitter.com/bxOHOM79j3 — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) August 4, 2017 The 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U23 National Team was announced after five days of training camp at the United States Olympic Training…

Mystics’ Ivory Latta’s childrens book teaches kids lessons in lifelong morality and values

Mystics’ Ivory Latta’s childrens book teaches kids lessons in lifelong morality and values

Whether her team the Washington Mystics fell or rose against their opponents, 11-year veteran guard Ivory Latta has always showed her passion for the game of basketball in her grit and determination. Her children’s book Despite The Height, illustrated by…

WNBA players and rosters make debut in NBA Live series

WNBA players and rosters make debut in NBA Live series

Video: EA. For the first time, WNBA rosters will available in the popular NBA Live video game Electronic Arts (EA) announced today. The next release of the game, NBA Live 18, will include current teams of the WNBA. “On behalf…

Atlanta Dream’s Brittney Sykes is the WNBA Rookie of the Month for games played in July 2017

Atlanta Dream’s Brittney Sykes is the WNBA Rookie of the Month for games played in July 2017

Atlanta Dream guard Brittney Sykes earned the WNBA Rookie of the Month for games played in July. The seventh overall pick in 2017 WNBA draft out of Syracuse led all rookies in scoring for the month with 17.8 points per…