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Dishin & Swishin 10/02/14 Podcast: Stefanie Dolson on USA Basketball, the WNBA, UConn and Spartak

Dishin & Swishin 10/02/14 Podcast: Stefanie Dolson on USA Basketball, the WNBA, UConn and Spartak

Eiffel Tower selfie! #americaninparis #usabwnt @SkyDigg4 @bigmamastef @MooreMaya @seimoneaugustus @FIBA pic.twitter.com/rG92brft5C — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) September 17, 2014 [display_podcast] Stefanie Dolson was a freshman the year Dishin & Swishin host David Siegel started covering the University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball…

Dishin & Swishin 09/25/14 Podcast: A look at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women

Dishin & Swishin 09/25/14 Podcast: A look at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women

[display_podcast] After a brief hiatus coinciding with the end of the WNBA season, our favorite players lace up again starting this weekend. This time, however, in additional to playing for a title, they are walking on the court with medals…

Dishin & Swishin 09/18/14 Podcast: USA Basketball adds players in Paris, Mechelle Voepel ranks the WNBA’s teams

Dishin & Swishin 09/18/14 Podcast: USA Basketball adds players in Paris, Mechelle Voepel ranks the WNBA’s teams

[display_podcast] This is one of those weeks you would call a “tweener.” The WNBA season is over, the FIBA world championship is coming and the NCAA season is on the horizon. So there is not too much “news” to talk…

USA national team begins to take shape with exhibition victory over Canada, 76-51

Photo gallery BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – With the first cut behind them, thirteen United States senior national team hopefuls played in something other than a split-squad game for the first time, facing Canada before 7,484 fans in Bridgeport, Connecticut during a…

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

[display_podcast] USA Basketball Training Camp Photo Gallery We are nearing the conclusion of the WNBA season, but it is also just the beginning for USA Basketball and their quest for the title at the World Championships in Turkey. On today’s…

Mercury rises, rolls over Sky to take game one of the WNBA Finals, 83-62

Mercury rises, rolls over Sky to take game one of the WNBA Finals, 83-62

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Having cruised through the regular season and first two rounds of the WNBA playoffs in record-setting fashion, the Phoenix Mercury continued to dominate in game one of the WNBA Finals, 83-62. Candice Dupree led the Mercury with…

Dishin & Swishin 2014 WNBA Finals Podcast: ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco on covering the WNBA, the series and more

Dishin & Swishin 2014 WNBA Finals Podcast: ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco on covering the WNBA, the series and more

[display_podcast] In the opinion of many ardent (and hard to please) WNBA fans, ESPN has assembled the best announcing team in recent memory. No one is as passionate, and few are as knowledgeable as analyst Rebecca Lobo, the former UConn…

Dishin & Swishin 09/04/14: Celebrating the career of Lin Dunn…players and coaches in their own words

Dishin & Swishin 09/04/14: Celebrating the career of Lin Dunn…players and coaches in their own words

Lin Dunn is the Southern belle of women’s basketball. Her style, accent, knowledge and willingness to share it, kindness and social activism all combined make her a special person. She is true champion of women’s basketball, not just WNBA champion…

Dishin & Swishin 08/29/14 Podcast: WNBA Eastern Conference Finals coaches Lin Dunn & Pokey Chatman talk about the playoffs

Dishin & Swishin 08/29/14 Podcast: WNBA Eastern Conference Finals coaches Lin Dunn & Pokey Chatman talk about the playoffs

[display_podcast] A funny thing happened on the Atlanta Dream’s way to the WNBA Eastern Conference finals, they ran into Elena Delle Donne. When Delle Donne banked in that runner in the final seconds of game three, and Angel McCoughtry’s final…

Dishin & Swishin 08/28/14 Podcast: WNBA Western Conference Finals coaches Sandy Brondello & Cheryl Reeve talk about the playoffs

Dishin & Swishin 08/28/14 Podcast: WNBA Western Conference Finals coaches Sandy Brondello & Cheryl Reeve talk about the playoffs

[display_podcast] We are down to four teams left standing in the 2014 WNBA season! It is conference finals time and Dishin & Swishin is proud to give you two podcasts this week, featuring all four of the remaining coaches. Today,…

Dishin & Swishin 08/21/14 Podcast: Sue Bird dishes on the Storm, USA Basketball and more

Dishin & Swishin 08/21/14 Podcast: Sue Bird dishes on the Storm, USA Basketball and more

[display_podcast] The WNBA season ended earlier than Sue Bird is used to. In her twelve years of playing in the WNBA, Seattle Storm teams led by Bird at the point made the playoffs ten times. After sitting out last season…

Despite blowout win, end of Connecticut Sun season leaves coach Donovan feeling empty

Despite blowout win, end of Connecticut Sun season leaves coach Donovan feeling empty

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun capped their 2014 WNBA season with an 84-55 blowout of Eastern conference first place Atlanta Dream before a crowd of 7,689 on Fan Appreciation Night. Still, disappointment in the team’s 13-21 final record was…

Mystics clinch playoff spot with 71-67 victory over determined Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With more to gain by losing than winning, the Connecticut Sun still played determined basketball, but came up short to the visiting Mystics, 71-67. Washington clinched a playoff spot. With the loss, the Sun gained two draft…

Dishin & Swishin 08/08/14 Podcast: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Minnesota and Phoenix square off for final time in regular season

Dishin & Swishin 08/08/14 Podcast: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Minnesota and Phoenix square off for final time in regular season

 [display_podcast] With all due respect to the rest of the teams in the WNBA, no matchup has the intrigue, the charisma, or the excitement of the Phoenix Mercury versus the Minnesota Lynx. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast we…

Moore, Whalen and Augustus are the Olympians, but Rebekkah Brunson is the foundation of Lynx success

Moore, Whalen and Augustus are the Olympians, but Rebekkah Brunson is the foundation of Lynx success

Seimone Augustus’ tenure with the Minnesota Lynx began in 2006. It was not until 2010, however, that things changed. In addition to new coach Cheryl Reeve, point guard Lindsay Whalen came from Connecticut via trade, and Rebekkah Brunson arrived via…

Phoenix Mercury look to erase five years of frustration as they head into final regular season matchup with Minnesota Lynx

Phoenix Mercury look to erase five years of frustration as they head into final regular season matchup with Minnesota Lynx

It has been five years since the Phoenix Mercury won a WNBA championship. After taking the title in 2007 and 2009, one might have expected another to come right after the others. It is funny how injuries, interruptions and various…

Dishin & Swishin 07/31/14 Podcast: Kara Lawson and the Washington Mystics making noise in crowded Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 07/31/14 Podcast: Kara Lawson and the Washington Mystics making noise in crowded Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] Overall, the WNBA Eastern Conference does not have the star power of the Western Conference, nor does it have the glamorous teams. So while Phoenix and Minnesota face off in the next “battle of the century” game tonight, four…

Minnesota rolls past Connecticut 76-65; Lynx winning streak at seven, Sun drop third in a row

Minnesota rolls past Connecticut 76-65; Lynx winning streak at seven, Sun drop third in a row

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The streaking Minnesota Lynx won their seventh game in a row, sending the Connecticut Sun to their third consecutive defeat, 76-65, in a game of teams with playoff hopes heading in opposite directions. “It is our second…

Dishin & Swishin 07/24/14 Podcast: Summer recruiting is in session! Kelly Graves on being a Duck, hitting the road and more

Dishin & Swishin 07/24/14 Podcast: Summer recruiting is in session! Kelly Graves on being a Duck, hitting the road and more

[display_podcast] The WNBA season is roaring along with a tremendous All-Star game in the books, and playoff races taking shape. However, the month of July also is the time NCAA women’s basketball coaches are allowed to blaze the recruiting trails,…

Dishin & Swishin 07/17/14 Podcast: Temeka Johnson continues to produce on the court and on the bookshelf

Dishin & Swishin 07/17/14 Podcast: Temeka Johnson continues to produce on the court and on the bookshelf

[display_podcast] This week ends with WNBA All-Star weekend and some of the best players in the world will convene in Phoenix, Arizona to entertain excited fans of every team, from all over the country. All-Star crowds are different than your…

Sparks take Ogwumike Bowl I,  with dominant second half, defeat Sun 90-64

Sparks take Ogwumike Bowl I, with dominant second half, defeat Sun 90-64

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The hype was all about the Ogwumike Sisters, Los Angeles’ Nneka and Connecticut’s Chiney, both former number one overall draft choices, facing each other for the first time in their lives. The statistics will show they put…

Dishin & Swishin 07/10/14 Podcast: The Roundtable Returns! A look at the first part of the WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 07/10/14 Podcast: The Roundtable Returns! A look at the first part of the WNBA season

[display_podcast] The roundtable is back! Dishin & Swishin host David Siegel convenes a new roundtable discussion on the first part of the WNBA season, including the successes and failures, surprises and impressions, All-Star selections and so much more. Today’s panel consists…

Tulsa’s youth brigade: Sims, Diggins backcourt propel Shock to victory on the road, Sun slide continues

Tulsa’s youth brigade: Sims, Diggins backcourt propel Shock to victory on the road, Sun slide continues

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Tulsa Shock (7-10) opened with a 12-0 run and with the exception of a second quarter run by the home team, controlled the Connecticut Sun (8-10) en route to a 96-83 victory Thursday night. The backcourt…

Dishin & Swishin 07/03/14 Podcast: Ruth Riley calls it a career, and what a career it was!

Dishin & Swishin 07/03/14 Podcast: Ruth Riley calls it a career, and what a career it was!

[display_podcast] The flashy ones, the ones that make the spectacular plays, the acrobatic and athletic moves, they are the ones that get most of the attention. Just look at a WNBA commercial. Who is featured? The young, the talented and…

Dishin & Swishin 6/27/14 Podcast: Can Michael Cooper take Atlanta to that elusive WNBA title?

Dishin & Swishin 6/27/14 Podcast: Can Michael Cooper take Atlanta to that elusive WNBA title?

[display_podcast] A bonus podcast for you this week! Yesterday we talked about the viral #Chillin4Charity movement, so today, we are going to take you back on the court for some WNBA conversation. The Atlanta Dream reached the WNBA finals for…