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Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA

WASHINGTON D.C. – With a warm personality and an infectious smile, Maryland’s Brenda Frese keeps the Terrapins among the crème of the crop of women’s college basketball. She arrived in College Park in 2002 and developed a culture of excellence…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-23-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-23-2019

Lisa Leslie to be Inducted into U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame https://t.co/68itpaBVpA -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 09-16-2019 https://t.co/fwe5eUzr8V -> RT @IndianaWBB: It’s with great sadness that we have…

Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Mystics forward Ariel Atkins scored 21 points, the most points she has scored in a game this postseason Notes || Shot Charts || Box score || WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s pre-game press conference WASHINGTON D.C. – Second-year Mystics forward Ariel…

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

COMMISSIONER ENGELBERT: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s great to be in Washington tipping off the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV. I want to begin by congratulating the two teams who are here with us today and, quite frankly, all of…

Connecticut Sun enter WNBA Finals motivated by underdog status

Connecticut Sun enter WNBA Finals motivated by underdog status

With a backdrop of a regular season where pundits continually underestimated their odds of making a championship run, the Connecticut Sun enters the Finals using the summer of what they term “DisrespeCT” as motivation in their series against the Washington…

The WNBA Finals are set: Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun in best-of-five series

The WNBA Finals are set: Washington Mystics vs. Connecticut Sun in best-of-five series

Best-of-Five Series (2-2-1) Game 1: Sunday, Sept. 29, Washington 95, Connecticut 86 Game 2: Tuesday, Oct. 1, Connecticut 99, Washington 87 Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 6, No. 1 Washington vs. No. 2 Connecticut, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC Game 4*: Tuesday,…

WNBPA and Microsoft announce a paid apprenticeship program for players

WNBPA and Microsoft announce a paid apprenticeship program for players

The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and Microsoft announced a partnership that enables players to participate in a paid apprenticeship program at the technology company. “We are delighted to collaborate with Microsoft in our efforts to further opportunities for…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-16-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-16-2019

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier is the 2019 #WNBA Rookie of the Year https://t.co/Rkd5GUPOly Cheryl Reeve s… https://t.co/bdT55KgS6O -> 2019 #WNBA All-Rookie Team: Lynx forward Napheesa Collier, Fever center Teaira McCowan, Wings guard Arike Ogunbowal… https://t.co/6NlT2QDuvy -> Catch up on…

Emma Meesseman leads Washington in 103-91 win over Aces, Mystics take 2-0 lead in semifinal series

Emma Meesseman leads Washington in 103-91 win over Aces, Mystics take 2-0 lead in semifinal series

Emma Meesseman has a career night as Washington tops Las Vegas for 2-0 series lead Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – With a sea of scarlet pom poms, red blinking wristbands and a sell out 4,200 crowd in Entertainment…

Your 2019 WNBA MVP: Elena Delle Donne

Your 2019 WNBA MVP: Elena Delle Donne

WASHINGTON D.C. – It is no surprise that Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne is the 2019 WNBA Most Valuable Player. This is the second MVP honor for Delle Donne. She picked up the first in 2015 with the Chicago…

The good, bad and ugly about Washington surviving Las Vegas, 97-95, kicking off semifinal series

The good, bad and ugly about Washington surviving Las Vegas, 97-95, kicking off semifinal series

Meesseman has playoff career high as Mystics survive Aces in semifinals game one Notes || Shot Charts || Draft Lottery Results WASHINGTON D.C. – Sixteen lead changes and ten ties had the 3,968 fans in Entertainment and Sports Arena on…

New York Liberty wins first pick of the 2020 WNBA Draft after lottery

New York Liberty wins first pick of the 2020 WNBA Draft after lottery

That #1 pick feeling ??? pic.twitter.com/7BsNwS2JzF — New York Liberty (@nyliberty) September 17, 2019 The New York Liberty won the first pick in the WNBA’s draft lottery Tuesday evening. The lottery took place during halftime of game 1 of the…

Run it Back: Washington Mystics excited for first semifinal battle against Las Vegas

Run it Back: Washington Mystics excited for first semifinal battle against Las Vegas

Washington D.C. – The Washington Mystics’ “Run it Back” campaign to avenge their 2018 Finals loss shifts into the postseason Tuesday night. Entertainment and Sports Arena welcomes the Las Vegas Aces to face off with the Mystics at 8:30 p.m…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-09-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-09-2019

#WNBA rescinds technical foul and ejection of Chicago Sky center Astou Ndour during yesterday’s game at Washington. https://t.co/hXtLHjxzTR -> The Indiana Fever announced today that Pokey Chatman will not return as head coach and general manager https://t.co/xBzSnV7Gn1 #wnba -> #WNBA…

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier is the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year, headlines All-Rookie Team

Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier is the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year, headlines All-Rookie Team

All-Rookie Team Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier is the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She is the first Minnesota player to earn the honor since Maya Moore in 2011. She received 29 votes from a national panel of 43…

Elena Delle Donne leads the WNBA’s list of most popular jerseys for third consecutive season

Elena Delle Donne leads the WNBA’s list of most popular jerseys for third consecutive season

The Washington Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne leads the WNBA’s list of most popular jerseys for the third consecutive season. Jersey rankings are based on WNBAStore.com sales from the 2019 season. Las Vegas Aces player A’ja Wilson comes in at No.…

Phoenix’s Griner, Connecticut’s Jones and Chicago’s Vandersloot earn 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Phoenix’s Griner, Connecticut’s Jones and Chicago’s Vandersloot earn 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, Connecticut Sun forward/center Jonquel Jones and Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot won the 2019 WNBA Peak Performer Awards in scoring, rebounding and assists. Griner, Jones and Vandersloot all earned the same awards in the 2017…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-02-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 09-02-2019

Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 08-26-2019 https://t.co/OIDrF0cXKO -> The WNBA is putting on some of the best pro basketball in America. Why aren’t more fans showing up? (NYTimes) https://t.co/SmYQ04e1UV -> RT @RetProf77:…

Indiana Fever fires Pokey Chatman after three season, 28-74 record

Indiana Fever fires Pokey Chatman after three season, 28-74 record

Statement from the Fever: The Indiana Fever announced today that Pokey Chatman will not return as head coach and general manager of the Fever. “We want to thank Pokey for her time with our franchise and we wish her the…

50-40-90: Elena Delle Donne enters the record books again as Washington bests Chicago 100-86 in regular season finale

50-40-90: Elena Delle Donne enters the record books again as Washington bests Chicago 100-86 in regular season finale

Elena Delle Donne becomes the first WNBA player to enter the 50-40-90 club Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (28-6) closed their regular season with a 100-86 win over the Chicago Sky (20-14) in Entertainment and…

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Emma Meesseman shines as Washington bests Dallas 86-73, Mystics lock up top seed

Mystics secure No. 1 seed in playoffs Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics defeated the Dallas Wings 86-73 Friday night in Entertainment and Sports Arena. The contest, Washington’s second-to-last game before postseason, had playoff implications. The…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-26-2019

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 08-26-2019

#WNBA announces Players of the Week: Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky) averaged 12.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 10.7 apg || Nap… https://t.co/zPnoSwolpX -> Catch up on last week’s news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week of 08-19-2019  https://t.co/cObbLNDOhC -> Video: Elena Delle…