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Stanford tops Pac-12 Preseason Polls; Preseason Media All-Conference Team announced

Stanford tops Pac-12 Preseason Polls; Preseason Media All-Conference Team announced

Preseason Media All-Conference Team Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer is only five wins away from surpassing the legendary Pat Summitt as the winningest coach in women’s college basketball. And to start the season, her Cardinal squad tops the Pac-12’s preseason…

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Naismith Trophy Watch List

The 2021 Women’s Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List includes 50 players representing 11 conferences, with the Big 12, Pac-12, and SEC having nine players each. UConn leads the list with four players, followed by Baylor and Stanford with three…

After six months of missing each other in surreal times, Stanford is “fabulous.” VanDerveer: “We’re going to be really good.”

After six months of missing each other in surreal times, Stanford is “fabulous.” VanDerveer: “We’re going to be really good.”

  Photos: Stanford Athletics The Aftermath of a Season Cancellation Four days after the end of the 2020 Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas, college basketball came to a complete halt due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. While Stanford had the…

Dallas Wings and Brian Agler part ways

Dallas Wings and Brian Agler part ways

After two seasons, Brian Agler is no longer the head coach of the Dallas Wings. The franchise fired the head coach Tuesday morning, just a week after the season ended with the Seattle Storm winning the 2020 WNBA championship. Agler…

Seattle Storm to celebrate 2020 WNBA Championship with a virtual rally for fans

Seattle Storm to celebrate 2020 WNBA Championship with a virtual rally for fans

Fan registration for virtual rally Seattle Storm fans can celebrate the team’s 2020 WNBA title via a virtual event on Friday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET. Details from the team: Prior to the virtual championship rally, two-time…

Seattle Storm completes sweep of Las Vegas Aces to win fourth WNBA title

Seattle Storm completes sweep of Las Vegas Aces to win fourth WNBA title

Seattle Storm Championship Collection With a dominant performance, the Seattle Storm defeated the Las Vegas Aces, 92-59, to win the franchise’s fourth WNBA championship Tuesday evening. After a season where the league moved into a bubble location in Bradenton, FL,…

Seattle is one step closer to a fourth WNBA title after topping Las Vegas 104-91 in game two of the Finals

Seattle is one step closer to a fourth WNBA title after topping Las Vegas 104-91 in game two of the Finals

Seattle is just one game away from another WNBA championship Video Highlights Video courtesy Seattle Storm With consecutive victories to start the WNBA Finals, the Seattle Storm forced a win-or-go-home situation for the Las Vegas Aces. With a 104-91 victory…

WNBA reveals 2020 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

WNBA reveals 2020 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

During halftime of game two of the WNBA Finals between the Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces, the WNBA revealed this season’s All-WNBA First and Second Teams. The results: First Team: A’ja Wilson (Season MVP), Las Vegas* Candace Parker…

Record-setting performances help Seattle Storm top Las Vegas Aces in Finals Game 1

Record-setting performances help Seattle Storm top Las Vegas Aces in Finals Game 1

With record-setting performances and career bests, the Seattle Storm topped Las Vegas in game 1 of the WNBA Finals, 93-80, Friday night in the league’s bubble facility in Florida. Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 37 points and pulled down 15…

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League commissioner confident about Seattle-Minnesota semifinal series resuming after postponement

League Update, 6:47 p.m. ET: “All Seattle players are now cleared to play for tonight’s game.” With a strong emphasis on following the advice of medical professionals and scientists, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed media via a teleconference on the…

Game 1 of the WNBA Semifinals between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx postponed

Game 1 of the WNBA Semifinals between the Seattle Storm and the Minnesota Lynx postponed

During the fourth quarter of the first semifinal game between the Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces, the league announced that the second contest of Sunday’s doubleheader would be postponed: “After receiving inconclusive COVID-19 test results today for players from…

A’ja Wilson named 2020 WNBA Player of the Year, Cheryl Reeve wins COY, Crystal Dangerfield earns ROY

A’ja Wilson named 2020 WNBA Player of the Year, Cheryl Reeve wins COY, Crystal Dangerfield earns ROY

After her outstanding performance during a truncated 22-game per team season, it’s no surprise that the league named Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson as the Player of the Year. The Minnesota Lynx’s Crystal Dangerfield earned the Rookie of the…

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Arike Ogunbowale, Candace Parker and Courtney Vandersloot earn 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

The league’s annual Peak Performer Awards are for players who lead the league in scoring, rebound, and assists during the regular season. Each winner receives a Tiffany & Co. trophy in honor of her accomplishments. 2020 WNBA Peak Performer Awards…

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA players decided to not play three games scheduled for Wednesday night showing solidarity with NBA teams who also refused to play as a strong statement against racial injustice in light of police brutality including the shooting of Jacob Blake,…

Indiana Fever sign guard Kamiah Smalls, Erica Wheeler will not join team this season and still under WNBA medical protocol

Indiana Fever sign guard Kamiah Smalls, Erica Wheeler will not join team this season and still under WNBA medical protocol

The Indiana Fever signed free agent guard, Kamiah Smalls, and announced that guard Erica Wheeler is not expected to join the team this season. Wheeler revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11 via her personal Instagram account.…

Texas Tech names former Lady Raider Krista Gerlich head coach

Texas Tech names former Lady Raider Krista Gerlich head coach

Texas Tech director of athletics Kirby Hocutt announced that former Lady Raider Krista Gerlich is the program’s new head coach. She succeeds Marlene Stollings who was fired in early August after allegations of abuse in the program came to light…

Texas Tech AD  explains events leading up to firing Marlene Stollings, termination based on “objectionable behavior”

Texas Tech AD explains events leading up to firing Marlene Stollings, termination based on “objectionable behavior”

A day after Texas Tech fired women’s basketball head coach Marlene Stollings, the university’s athletic director, Kirby Hocutt, held a press conference to discuss the termination. The media event happened in the wake of an extensive USA Today report detailing…

Breanna Stewart comes back strong, leads Storm in season opener vs. Liberty, players use media time for Breonna Taylor discussion

Breanna Stewart didn’t miss a step in returning to the court after a year off of recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon. The 2018 MVP finished with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and a tied a regular-season career-high of four steals…

New York Liberty coach Walt Hopkins on starting Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu as floor generals

New York Liberty coach Walt Hopkins on starting Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu as floor generals

New York Liberty head coach Walt Hopkins met with the media briefly before his coaching debut. Here’s is what he had to say about his starting guard combo of Layshia Clarendon and Sabrina Ionescu plus his thoughts on his first…

WNBA season opens with a triple header: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

WNBA season opens with a triple header: Probable starters, injuries and broadcast info

Season schedule || Transactions The season kicks off with a triple header on Saturday. The Seattle Storm and the New York Liberty play first. Fans will get to see this year’s No. 1 draft pick, the Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu, in…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

Three days before the WNBA season begins in Florida, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert held a teleconference with media. She opened the call with comments summarizing the lead up to teams and staffers arriving at IMG Academy in Bradenton. “We…

Doshia Woods named head coach at Denver

Doshia Woods named head coach at Denver

Denver named Doshia Woods as the 11th head coach in program history Tuesday afternoon. Woods, whose alma mater is fellow Summit League member, Western Illinois, arrives at Denver after spending ten years as an assistant coach at Tulane. She becomes…

WNBA grants medical waiver to Mystics center Tina Charles

WNBA grants medical waiver to Mystics center Tina Charles

Tina Charles, who was set to play her first season with the Washington Mystics this season, received a medical waiver to opt out of the season in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Charles, who has extrinsic asthma, received the exemption…