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Coquese Washington named Rutgers head coach

Coquese Washington named Rutgers head coach

After serving as an associate head coach at her alma mater Notre Dame for two seasons, Coquese Washington moves on to become the third full-time head coach at Rutgers. Her coaching career spans 22 years…

Candace Parker earns triple-double in Chicago win over Washington

Candace Parker earns triple-double in Chicago win over Washington

Candace Parker earned a triple-double in an 82-73 Chicago Sky (3-2) road win over the Washington Mystics (5-2) Sunday afternoon. The Sky’s veteran forward finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. She is…

Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea is the Connecticut Sun’s 2022 Music Ambassador

Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea is the Connecticut Sun’s 2022 Music Ambassador

The Connecticut Sun selected Jamaican dancehall star Shenseea as the team’s 2022 Music Ambassador. Her song “Sun Comes Up” is the music for the video that runs at the beginning of all Sun home games.…

Seattle Storm to develop state-of-the-art basketball performance center; will be practice home for Storm

Seattle Storm to develop state-of-the-art basketball performance center; will be practice home for Storm

The owners of the Seattle Storm revealed plans to build a first-of-its-kind professional basketball performance center. The Force 10 Facilities, LLC women-led project team plan to construct a state-of-the-art facility to “celebrate the Storm’s success…

Indiana Fever smash franchise rebounding record in 92-86 OT win at New York

Indiana Fever smash franchise rebounding record in 92-86 OT win at New York

Twitter Game Thread Indiana’s Rookie Set the Stage for a Record-breaking Night The Indiana Fever (2-2) survived a gritty overtime battle against the New York Liberty (1-2) Friday night, 92-86. The win came down to…

WNBA Daily 5/11/22: Game Threads: Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix Win

WNBA Daily 5/11/22: Game Threads: Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix Win

Wednesday, 5/11/22 Results and Game Threads Atlanta 77, Los Angeles 75 Chicago 83, New York 50 Phoenix 97, Seattle 77 Atlanta 77, Los Angeles 75 Game Thread The Atlanta Dream (2-0) took down the visiting…

Washington continues to roll, tops Las Vegas 89-76

Washington continues to roll, tops Las Vegas 89-76

Twitter Game Thread In their third game of the season, the Washington Mystics (3-0) extended a winning streak in a tough contest against Las Vegas (2-1), 89-76. The Mystics played without key scorer, guard Natasha…

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

All Opening Day Scores Washington 84, Indiana 70 Los Angeles 98, Chicago 91 OT Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 88 Seattle 97, Minnesota 74 Washington 84, Indiana 70 Twitter Game Thread In her first start in…

Elena Delle Donne Returns to Lead Washington Past a Young, Talented Fever, 84-70

Elena Delle Donne Returns to Lead Washington Past a Young, Talented Fever, 84-70

All Opening Day Scores Washington 84, Indiana 70 Los Angeles 98, Chicago 91 OT Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 88 Seattle 97, Minnesota 74 Twitter Game Thread In her first start in a home opener since…

WNBA unveils official brand anthem for 2022 season, “More Than”

WNBA unveils official brand anthem for 2022 season, “More Than”

  The WNBA announced a brand anthem for the 2022 season called “MORE THAN.” From a league release: “MORE THAN, shows the world that the WNBA and its athletes are more than — more than…

Phoenix Mercury announces a team-record 27-game local broadcast slate for 2022

Phoenix Mercury announces a team-record 27-game local broadcast slate for 2022

Phoenix Mercury fans in the team’s local market will enjoy a team-record of 27 televised games this season via Bally Sports Arizona/Bally Sports Extra, Phoenix’s exclusive local broadcast partner. An additional nine games will air…

The WNBA to honor Brittney Griner this season; all teams to feature BG42 court decals

The WNBA to honor Brittney Griner this season; all teams to feature BG42 court decals

The WNBA will honor Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner this season with her initials and jersey number to be featured on the sideline of all WNBA courts. Griner has been detained in Russia since mid-February…

Women’s sports pioneer C. Vivian Stringer retires from coaching basketball

Women’s sports pioneer C. Vivian Stringer retires from coaching basketball

Women’s basketball legend and Rutgers head coach C.Vivian Stringer announced Saturday morning that she is retiring from coaching basketball. The pioneer in the game who accrued 1,055 wins in her career, will step down from…

Former Caltech assistant coach Jessica Watkins becomes the first Black woman to spend months in space

Former Caltech assistant coach Jessica Watkins becomes the first Black woman to spend months in space

Update: Crew-4 astronauts reach International Space Station (June 15, 2017) NASA’s 2017 astronaut class includes former MIT player Jasmin Moghbeli and Caltech asst. Jessica Watkins Back in 2017, Jessica Watkins became a member of NASA’s…

NCAA releases report on Ohio State women’s basketball violations

NCAA releases report on Ohio State women’s basketball violations

Download the full NCAA Report (PDF) The NCAA announced violations in three Ohio State athletic programs including women’s basketball. According to the organization, a “former women’s basketball associate head coach violated ethical conduct rules when…

The Minnesota Lynx finalize 2022 training camp roster 

The Minnesota Lynx finalize 2022 training camp roster 

The Minnesota Lynx finalized the team’s training camp roster on Wednesday. Newcomers included 2022 draft selections Kayla Jones (22nd overall) and Hannah Sjerven (28th overall). The team also added rookie forward Chloe Bibby and rookie…

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Full Draft Board The Top Three Go as Predicted Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard heard her name called as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft Monday night in New York City. The…

Atlanta Dream gets 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick in a trade with Washington Mystics

Atlanta Dream gets 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick in a trade with Washington Mystics

In a trade with the Washington Mystics, the Atlanta Dream landed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft. The Mystics received the Dream’s 2022 No. 3 overall pick and 2022 No. 14…

South Carolina, wire-to-wire No. 1 all season, caps it all with a national championship, beating UConn

South Carolina, wire-to-wire No. 1 all season, caps it all with a national championship, beating UConn

Social Media Recap MINNEAPOLIS – From being the preseason top team to gaining the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, South Carolina (35-2) reigned supreme all season with outstanding play from the Final…

Led by Bueckers, UConn returns to national title game after downing reigning champs Stanford 63-58

Led by Bueckers, UConn returns to national title game after downing reigning champs Stanford 63-58

MINNEAPOLIS – UConn sophomore guard Paige Bueckers started off her homecoming in the best way possible way Friday night, leading her team to a win over the reigning national champion and No. 1-seeded Stanford (32-4)…

Record-breaking night for Boston as South Carolina beats Louisville 72-59 to advance to the championship game

Record-breaking night for Boston as South Carolina beats Louisville 72-59 to advance to the championship game

  MINNEAPOLIS – The top overall seed in the NCAA tournament, the South Carolina Gamecocks (34-2), topped fellow No. 1 seed Louisville Cardinals 72-59 in the first semifinal of the Final Four Friday night at…

As this season’s transfer portal numbers explode, coaches weigh in on the surge

As this season’s transfer portal numbers explode, coaches weigh in on the surge

The NCAA’s transfer portal has been a hot topic since the tool was introduced in October 2018. It gives student-athletes a streamlined transfer process as they can enter their name into a database that is…

South Carolina sweeps Naismith honors, Staley also earns USBWA award

South Carolina sweeps Naismith honors, Staley also earns USBWA award

For the first time in Naismith Awards history, one program has swept all three women’s basketball awards. South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley earned the Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year honor. The…

Final Four Field Set: South Carolina, Stanford, Louisville, UConn

Final Four Field Set: South Carolina, Stanford, Louisville, UConn

Friday, April 1 TV: ESPN Audio: Westwood One (also available via the Varsity Network, TuneIn, and Alexa) #1 Louisville (29-4) vs. #1 South Carolina (33-2)7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET No. 1 seed Louisville took down…

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Veronica Burton of Northwestern University is the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year. The award honors the best defensive women’s basketball player in NCAA Division I.   “Veronica Burton played an incredibly…