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Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

[display_podcast] It starts in November and ends in April with one team cutting down nets in Tampa! Finally, the NCAA women’s basketball season begins tomorrow. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast, we welcome in the season with the annual…

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Crystal Langhorne looks to keep the Storm rolling in LJ’s absence

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Crystal Langhorne looks to keep the Storm rolling in LJ’s absence

For Seattle Storm fans, this season was supposed to reward their patience with the return of both of their WNBA all-time greats, Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson. They are getting half of that combination, with Jackson sitting out the WNBA…

The Hoopfeed Guide to the 2014 WNBA Draft

The Hoopfeed Guide to the 2014 WNBA Draft

2014 WNBA Draft: April 14, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Tonight’s the night! At Mohegan Sun Arena, the Class of 2014 will hear their names called, and they will enter the WNBA. Their lives will change forever; no longer will they…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maggie Lucas is the ultimate competitor

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maggie Lucas is the ultimate competitor

When you score 2,000 points, pull down 500 rebounds, hand out 250 assists, while winning three conference titles, you know you are doing something right. Maggie Lucas has achieved all of that; and perhaps most important for her legacy as…

Notre Dame advances to championship game, cruises past Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame advances to championship game, cruises past Maryland 87-61

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward NASHVILLE – Notre Dame’s self-proclaimed status as underdog due to the loss of starting forward and Irish leading rebounder Natalie Achonwa to an ACL injury in the Elite Eight evaporated Sunday night when they…

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

[display_podcast] The eyes of the women’s basketball world are focused on Nashville this week as the Final Four descends on Music City. Top seeds Connecticut and Notre Dame, second-seeded Stanford, and the party crasher, fourth seeded Maryland will tip-off on…

Final Four Set: Maryland, Notre Dame, Stanford, Connecticut

Final Four Set: Maryland, Notre Dame, Stanford, Connecticut

#2 Stanford ousts #4 North Carolina, 76-73 #4 Maryland survives #3 Louisville, 74-65 #1 Connecticut beats #3 Texas A&M, 69-54 #1 Notre Dame tops #2 Baylor, 88-69 Final Four Bracket

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

March Madness is nearing its close and the NCAA tournament is down to the Sweet Sixteen. By this time next week, there will be only the Final Four remaining, and in a couple of weeks it will be time to…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas is the ultimate jack of all trades on the court

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas is the ultimate jack of all trades on the court

Alyssa Thomas is the NCAA women’s basketball definition of “jack of all trades.” Thomas has played every position on the court at some time in her four years at Maryland. This year alone, she led the team in minutes played,…

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/14 Podcast: It’s March Madness! The Roundtable looks at the NCAA tournament

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/14 Podcast: It’s March Madness! The Roundtable looks at the NCAA tournament

[display_podcast] With apologies to Christmas and when kids return to school, thisis the most wonderful time of the year! March Madness! Let the games begin as 64 teams gather in sites around the country to fight for the right to…

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Jordan Hooper…with a name like that, she’s got to be good!

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Jordan Hooper…with a name like that, she’s got to be good!

The name has basketball player written all over it, Jordan Hooper. For the Big Ten champion Nebraska Huskers, the name also means excellence. Wade, Naismith, Wooden, as well as the Senior CLASS award finalist Hooper has put her stamp on…

UConn uses 25-4 start vs. Rutgers to cruise in American Athletic Conference semifinal, 83-57

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Before Rutgers knew what hit them, No. 1 Connecticut opened their semifinal in the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball championship with a 13-0 and 25-4 run, cruising to a 83-57 victory. Five Huskies scored in double figures,…

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Proud to be the American: Danielle Donehew on the first year of the new conference and this weekend’s inaugural tournament

Earlier this year, I discussed covering Connecticut’s women’s basketball team, the American Athletic Conference and how league play seemed different this year. The blowouts continue to have same margins, but the lack of old familiarities and history took away from…

Dishin & Swishin 03/06/14 Podcast: ESPN’s Charlie Creme talks bracketology and conference tournaments

Dishin & Swishin 03/06/14 Podcast: ESPN’s Charlie Creme talks bracketology and conference tournaments

[display_podcast] ESPN’s Charlie Creme is the preeminent “bracketologist” for women’s basketball. Creme reviews and analyzes teams, conferences, trends, schedules, precedents, historical placements, injuries and a myriad of other factors. He projects who will be the 64 teams selected for the…

Dishin & Swishin 1/16/14 Podcast: The roundtable discusses the first half of the college season

Dishin & Swishin 1/16/14 Podcast: The roundtable discusses the first half of the college season

[display_podcast] The Roundtable is back! It is a pleasure to bring back the Dishin & Swishin roundtable for your listening pleasure this week, with a look at the first half of the NCAA women’s basketball season. The participants on this…

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Proud to be an American, but is No. 1 Connecticut happy to be in the American?

Prior to their American Athletic Conference game against the Houston Cougars, the University of Connecticut faithful saw five of the nine players on scholarship for the Huskies receive honors from USA Basketball for gold medal performances during the summer of…

Dishin & Swishin 1/02/14 Podcast: Dave Magarity has Army playing inspired ball, while Curt Miller brings undefeated Indiana into Big Ten play

Dishin & Swishin 1/02/14 Podcast: Dave Magarity has Army playing inspired ball, while Curt Miller brings undefeated Indiana into Big Ten play

[display_podcast] Happy 2014 everyone! Thank you for following the @DishNSwish Twitter feed and listening to the Dishin & Swishin podcasts throughout 2013! It was a fun year full of too many highlights to mention, but it is time to begin…

Barclays Invitational Roundup: LSU and Michigan advance to title game in Brooklyn

Barclays Invitational Roundup: LSU and Michigan advance to title game in Brooklyn

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – It was a day for rookies at the Barclays Center Women’s Invitational Friday afternoon with newcomers sending Michigan and LSU into Saturday night’s late title game at the home of the NBA New York Nets, which opened…

No. 1 Connecticut cruises to road victories while inexperience hampers No. 14 Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Several weeks ago after defending NCAA champion Connecticut completed its brief foray against a pair of Division II teams in tuneup contests, Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma looked ahead to his opening slate. “We have…

Dishin & Swishin 11/14/13 Podcast: Brenda Frese & the Maryland Terrapins are finally healthy and eyeing the Final Four

Dishin & Swishin 11/14/13 Podcast: Brenda Frese & the Maryland Terrapins are finally healthy and eyeing the Final Four

[display_podcast] Good health is such a fleeting thing in sports. Take a look at the Connecticut Huskies. One minute they are taking care of third-ranked Stanford, the next they are getting ready to take on two top 15 teams in…

Rutgers finds an offensive groove in 79-65 season-opening victory over Princeton

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – During the summer when Rutgers officials were tweeting pictures of the installation of the new gaudy scoreboard here in the Louis A. Brown Athletic Center, some wondered where the Scarlet Knights women’s basketball team might find enough…

Dishin & Swishin 11/07/13 Podcast: Different expectations greet “new” head coaches Matt Insell, Mike Neighbors and Suzie McConnell-Serio

Dishin & Swishin 11/07/13 Podcast: Different expectations greet “new” head coaches Matt Insell, Mike Neighbors and Suzie McConnell-Serio

[display_podcast] The NCAA women’s basketball coaching carousel went around and around this offseason, with an extensive group of coaches leaving and joining the fraternity, as shown by the Guru, Mel Greenberg’s outstanding list. One can classify new coaches in different…

Dishin & Swishin 10/31/13 Podcast: A Halloween treat! Rebecca Lobo and Stephanie White discuss the upcoming NCAA women’s basketball season

Dishin & Swishin 10/31/13 Podcast: A Halloween treat! Rebecca Lobo and Stephanie White discuss the upcoming NCAA women’s basketball season

[display_podcast] Happy Halloween everyone! This is my first Halloween without having a child in the house, so to capture that magic feeling of Halloween I have a special treat for you today! Rebecca Lobo and Stephanie White each have an…

2013 NCAA championship game celebrates the greatness of the Big East

You’ll excuse fans of the Big East conference if they are feeling nostalgic this week, flashing back to 2009. Louisville “crashed the party” to earn a spot in the women’s national championship game. No, not this year’s Cardinals, the 2009…

Connecticut rolls over Maryland 76-50 on way to Elite Eight

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – With Stefanie Dolson nursing sore legs, the Connecticut Huskies turned to Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Breanna Stewart and the bench in rolling to a 76-50 victory over Maryland. Maryland played short-handed-all season with injuries to their backcourt. Today UConn’s…