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Syracuse and Vanderbilt prevail in first day of South Point Shootout

Syracuse and Vanderbilt prevail in first day of South Point Shootout

South Point Shootout, Day 1 Syracuse 71, Northern Iowa 54 Vanderbilt 68, Iowa State 53 LAS VEGAS – With a near triple-double from Australian junior guard Georgia Woolley, Syracuse (4-1) dominated Northern Iowa (1-3) in…

Upset-minded Duke nearly topples No. 6 Stanford in OT, Cardinal survives 82-79

Upset-minded Duke nearly topples No. 6 Stanford in OT, Cardinal survives 82-79

Full social media recap STANFORD, Calif. – After three games of routing opponents including a top ten squad, No. 6 Stanford (4-0) faced its toughest contest this season, surviving a tenacious Duke (3-2) in an…

Kiki Iriafen and freshman Nunu Agara lead No. 15 Stanford in 87-40 rout of Hawai’i

Kiki Iriafen and freshman Nunu Agara lead No. 15 Stanford in 87-40 rout of Hawai’i

STANFORD, Calif. – No. 15 Stanford flexed its versatility in a home opener 87-40 rout of Hawai’i Wednesday night at Maples Pavilion. With a cast that includes seasoned upperclassmen and three talented freshmen, the Cardinal…

The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery set for Sunday, December 10

The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery set for Sunday, December 10

The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery is set for  Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, the league announced today. The Indiana Fever, Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury, and Seattle Storm will compete for the No. 1 overall draft…

Repeat for Las Vegas Aces as they beat the New York Liberty 70-69 for the 2023 WNBA Championship

Repeat for Las Vegas Aces as they beat the New York Liberty 70-69 for the 2023 WNBA Championship

With a heroic effort as two starters sat out due to injury, the Las Vegas Aces beat the New York Liberty 70-69 in a closely fought game four to win the 2023 WNBA championship Wednesday…

Phoenix Mercury to get a dedicated, state-of-the-art practice facility

Phoenix Mercury to get a dedicated, state-of-the-art practice facility

The Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns owner Matt Ishbia announced a $100 Million investment in a new dedicated state-of-the-art practice facility for the Phoenix Mercury and business headquarters for the WNBA team and the NBA…

A new WNBA team comes to the San Francisco Bay Area

A new WNBA team comes to the San Francisco Bay Area

After years of rumors and dashed hopes for fans, the WNBA announced the addition of an expansion team in the San Francisco Bay Area. The addition will bring the number of teams in the league…

Aliyah Boston Named 2023 WNBA Rookie of the Year; All-Rookie Team Announced

After sweeping three of the four Rookie of the Month Awards this season so far, it’s no surprise that Indiana Fever center Aliyah Boston is the 2023 WNBA Rookie of the Year. As the most…

ESPN has exclusive TV/streaming broadcast rights to inaugural WBIT tournament

ESPN has exclusive TV/streaming broadcast rights to inaugural WBIT tournament

The NCAA announced that ESPN has exclusive television and streaming rights to the inaugural WBIT tournament. The event will have a 32-team field and be played for the first time in 2024. We asked the…

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is the 2023 WNBA Most Valuable Player, first MVP in Liberty franchise history

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is the 2023 WNBA Most Valuable Player, first MVP in Liberty franchise history

New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart is the 2023 WNBA Most Valuable Player the league announced today. She is the first MVP in Liberty franchise history. This is Stewart’s second WNBA MVP honor. She is…

Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson is the 2023 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson is the 2023 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces center A’ja Wilson is the 2023 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. A 6-4 sixth-year league veteran, Wilson also earned the honor last season. This season she garnered 32 votes from a…

Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally is the 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player

Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally is the 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player

Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally is the 2023 WNBA Most Improved Player. The four-year league veteran was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft and received 37 of 60 votes from a…

Las Vegas Aces forward Alysha Clark named the 2023 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward Alysha Clark named the 2023 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year

Las Vegas Aces forward Alysha Clark is the 2023 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year in her first year with the franchise. It is the first honor as the league’s top reserve for the 11-year…

Connecticut Sun’s Stephanie White named 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year

Connecticut Sun’s Stephanie White named 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year

Connecticut Sun head coach Stephanie White is the 2023 WNBA Coach of the Year. In a vote by a national panel consisting of 60 sportswriters and broadcasters, White secured 36 votes, solidifying her position at…

New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb named the 2023 WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year

New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb named the 2023 WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year

New York Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb is the 2023 WNBA Basketball Executive of the Year. Kolb, in his fifth year as General Manager, earned the honor for the first time. He is the first…

Liberty tops league-leading Aces in Commissioner’s Cup 82-63; Jonquel Jones named MVP

Liberty tops league-leading Aces in Commissioner’s Cup 82-63; Jonquel Jones named MVP

The New York Liberty (24-6) took down the league-leading Las Vegas Aces 82-63 in the third annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup competition Tuesday night. Liberty forward/center Jonquel Jones earned the MVP award with 16 points and…

The NCAA creates a new 32-team postseason event: Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament; WNIT and WBI respond

The NCAA creates a new 32-team postseason event: Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament; WNIT and WBI respond

WNIT response || WBI Response The NCAA is adding another postseason women’s tournament to its lineup. The organization announced the launch of the 32-team Women’s Basketball Invitation Tournament for 2024. The event will be completely…

Jewell Loyd Leads Team Stewart to All-Star Game Victory in Record-breaking Fashion

Jewell Loyd Leads Team Stewart to All-Star Game Victory in Record-breaking Fashion

With her parents in the audience celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd led Team Stewart in record-breaking fashion to a win over Team Wilson 143-127 in the All-Star game Saturday night in…

Dynamic duo of Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray Win 2023 WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge

Dynamic duo of Kelsey Plum and Chelsea Gray Win 2023 WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge

2023 WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge on July 14, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV at Michelob Ultra Arena (Photo Ethan Miller/Getty Images). On Friday, the dynamic duo of Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum from the Las…

Phoenix Mercury fires head coach Vanessa Nygaard

Phoenix Mercury fires head coach Vanessa Nygaard

The Phoenix Mercury fired head coach Vanessa Nygaard the team announced Sunday. The team has a five-game losing streak and sits at 2-10. The team hired Nygaard on January 24, 2002. She compiled a 17-30…

Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu asks WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert about the league playing in Saudi Arabia

Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu asks WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert about the league playing in Saudi Arabia

Today, during the Bloomberg Invest conference, Bloomberg’s Scarlet Fu asked WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert about the possibility of the league playing a game in Saudi Arabia in light of recent news of the merger of…

Las Vegas Aces Top Futures Odds in Sportsbooks for the 2023 Season, New York Liberty Close Behind

Las Vegas Aces Top Futures Odds in Sportsbooks for the 2023 Season, New York Liberty Close Behind

How to Read Futures Odds The WNBA season is set to kick off tomorrow, May 19 with four games. With a stacked roster that includes the additions of veterans Candace Parker and Alysha Clark, the…

WNBA Players Get “Priority Pass” Airport Lounge Memberships To Help Ease Travel Woes

WNBA Players Get “Priority Pass” Airport Lounge Memberships To Help Ease Travel Woes

During the 2023 WNBA season, airport experience company Collinson will provide players membership in its “Priority Pass” program. The pass “provides a comfortable space and a much-needed respite for players while waiting on a pre-…

WNBA rescinds Las Vegas Aces’ 2025 first-round draft pick for violating league rules; suspends Becky Hammon for two games

WNBA rescinds Las Vegas Aces’ 2025 first-round draft pick for violating league rules; suspends Becky Hammon for two games

Las Vegas Aces response The WNBA announced the following today: The WNBA announced today that it has rescinded the Las Vegas Aces’ 2025 first-round draft pick for violating league rules regarding impermissible player benefits and…

Video: Brittney Griner Q&A with media, “I’m never playing overseas again unless I’m representing my country at the Olympics.”

Video: Brittney Griner Q&A with media, “I’m never playing overseas again unless I’m representing my country at the Olympics.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhpe8VNAA2s Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner spoke to the media Thursday ahead of her return to play with the three-time WNBA champions. Attendees at the packed press conference in Phoenix included Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs…

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