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All-star game is special for veterans and first-time participants Pierson, Coleman, Bonner and Lavender

All-star game is special for veterans and first-time participants Pierson, Coleman, Bonner and Lavender

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Approximately one-third of the players in the 2015 WNBA All-star game are first time participants. As so-called young guns take a bigger place in the success of WNBA teams, it is not surprising to see second-year players…

Dishin & Swishin 7/24/15 Podcast: Perseverance rewarded, Jacki Gemelos joins the Chicago Sky

Dishin & Swishin 7/24/15 Podcast: Perseverance rewarded, Jacki Gemelos joins the Chicago Sky

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). On June 17, Twitter erupted with congratulatory tweets for a 26-year old rookie signed to a contract with…

Dishin & Swishin 7/16/15 Podcast: After slow start, Pokey Chatman’s Chicago Sky reclaim the lead in the East

Dishin & Swishin 7/16/15 Podcast: After slow start, Pokey Chatman’s Chicago Sky reclaim the lead in the East

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Last season the Chicago Sky were the Eastern Conference representatives in the WNBA finals, falling to champion Phoenix.…

Dishin & Swishin 7/09/15 Podcast: Mike Thibault hopes Mystics’ blend of youth and veterans will take the WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 7/09/15 Podcast: Mike Thibault hopes Mystics’ blend of youth and veterans will take the WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Mike Thibault is a coach that never shied away from youth. In Connecticut, his Sun team traded established…

Chicago Sky rely on defense in fourth quarter comeback win over Connecticut, 77-74

Chicago Sky rely on defense in fourth quarter comeback win over Connecticut, 77-74

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The highest scoring team in the WNBA, the Chicago Sky, relied on their defense in holding first place Connecticut to nine points in the fourth quarter, coming back to steal a 77-74 win on the road Thursday…

Dishin & Swishin 7/02/15 Podcast: Cheryl Reeve & the Minnesota Lynx chasing third WNBA title

Dishin & Swishin 7/02/15 Podcast: Cheryl Reeve & the Minnesota Lynx chasing third WNBA title

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). As the Grateful Dead head to Chicago to celebrate their 50th anniversary this weekend, it only seems fitting…

Dishin & Swishin 6/25/15 Podcast: Veteran Plenette Pierson making a difference in surging Tulsa

Dishin & Swishin 6/25/15 Podcast: Veteran Plenette Pierson making a difference in surging Tulsa

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Youth must be served is a quote often used to describe the determination, the drive, the passion young…

Dishin & Swishin 6/18/15 Podcast: Are the Connecticut Sun the best story of the early WNBA season?

Dishin & Swishin 6/18/15 Podcast: Are the Connecticut Sun the best story of the early WNBA season?

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). They heard the pundits. They heard the experts saying there was no way the Connecticut Sun would contend…

Connecticut Sun use defense, matchups to defeat Chicago Sky 67-65, move to 2-1 on the season

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun used an aggressive defense to hold the Chicago Sky to 65 points, 29 points less than their season average, en route to a 67-65 victory before a disappointing crowd of 4,523 at Mohegan Sun…

Dishin & Swishin 6/11/15 Podcast: Laurel Richie presides over #SummerHoops as the WNBA season kicks off

Dishin & Swishin 6/11/15 Podcast: Laurel Richie presides over #SummerHoops as the WNBA season kicks off

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Laurel J. Richie became the president of the WNBA on On April 11, 2011 succeeding Donna Orender in…

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

[display_podcast] Finally, the WNBA regular season has arrived! It begins Friday with a slate of five games so sign up for WNBA Live Access (still one of the best deals out there) to watch the games streamed live and enjoy.…

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

[display_podcast] Last night the Los Angeles Sparks opened their 2015 WNBA schedule with a preseason victory over the Chicago Sky at Mohegan Sun Arena, 76-67. The game marked the Brian Agler’s debut as the Sparks’ head coach. He spent the…

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

[display_podcast] A big part of what makes an enjoyable podcast is the feeling that you are just listening in on a conversation between two people shooting the breeze. That is what you get this week when Mechelle Voepel and David…

Dishin & Swishin 5/8/15 Podcast: Katie Douglas looks back at her career, NCAA basketball and the WNBA

Dishin & Swishin 5/8/15 Podcast: Katie Douglas looks back at her career, NCAA basketball and the WNBA

[display_podcast] Yesterday, Katie Douglas celebrated her birthday (her 36th, happy birthday!). For the first time in 14 years she did not celebrate by getting ready for the start of the WNBA season. Last week, Douglas announced her retirement, her back…

Dishin & Swishin 4/30/15 Podcast: Tulsa looks to Shock the Western Conference in 2015

Dishin & Swishin 4/30/15 Podcast: Tulsa looks to Shock the Western Conference in 2015

[display_podcast] Women’s basketball is in a period of calm after the NCAA tournament and before WNBA team camps begin. So this seemed like a good time to celebrate the euphoria of draft day one more time, but we will do…

Dishin & Swishin 4/23/15 Podcast: Stephanie White takes the helm in Indiana, previews the season

Dishin & Swishin 4/23/15 Podcast: Stephanie White takes the helm in Indiana, previews the season

[display_podcast] In many ways, head coach of the Indiana Fever is the job Stephanie White was always meant to have. White was a former Miss Basketball in Indiana, before moving on to Purdue, where she was the national player of…

Dishin & Swishin 4/15/15 Podcast: Chiney Ogwumike reflects on the Draft Experience & first year in the WNBA

Dishin & Swishin 4/15/15 Podcast: Chiney Ogwumike reflects on the Draft Experience & first year in the WNBA

[display_podcast] College prospects invited to attend the draftApril 16 7 p.m. ET Draft first round Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. ESPN2/WatchESPN 8 p.m. ET Second and third rounds ESPN3/WatchESPN On Thursday night the pro basketball destiny of 36 young women…

Dishin & Swishin 04/02/15 Podcast: Doug Bruno helps break down the NCAA tournament and Final Four

Dishin & Swishin 04/02/15 Podcast: Doug Bruno helps break down the NCAA tournament and Final Four

[display_podcast] The NCAA women’s basketball season nears its conclusion with the Final Four in Tampa. Sunday night. The semifinals will have overall top seed Connecticut facing Maryland in the nightcap, preceded by South Carolina playing Notre Dame. The winners meet…

Connecticut runs away from Rutgers to advance to Sweet Sixteen

Connecticut runs away from Rutgers to advance to Sweet Sixteen

STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut continued their drive for a third consecutive national title with a victory over former Big East and American Athletic Conference foe Rutgers 91-55, before a crowd of 3,486 in Gampel Pavilion. UConn will have to leave…

Connecticut opens NCAA title defense with victory over St. Francis Brooklyn

Connecticut opens NCAA title defense with victory over St. Francis Brooklyn

STORRS, Conn. – Connecticut began the defense of its women’s basketball championship at home in the friendly confines of Gampel Pavilion,easily defeating No. 16 seed St. Francis Brooklyn, 89-33. Coming into the game, St. Francis had eighteen losses on the…

Rutgers defeats Seton Hall in battle of old conference foes, 79-66

Rutgers defeats Seton Hall in battle of old conference foes, 79-66

STORRS, Conn. – They share the same home state, they share a long history in the former Big East conference. Last season, they shared two overtimes and an epic basketball game in the WNIT tournament. Tonight, Rutgers and Seton Hall…

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/15 Podcast: More of The Roundtable! NCAA Tournament Preview Part II

Dishin & Swishin 3/20/15 Podcast: More of The Roundtable! NCAA Tournament Preview Part II

[display_podcast] If today’s first round of the women’s tournament goes anything like the men’s games yesterday, it will be crazy! Yesterday, in part one of the Dishin & Swishin Roundtable, three of the four regions were discussed. Today, we talk…

NCAA Tournament Special: Dishin & Swishin Goes Dancing with the Coaches

Over the course of this past college season, the Dishin & Swishin podcast featured interviews with some of the very best women’s basketball coaches in the country. In fact, every coach that appeared on the podcast since October, when the…

Dishin & Swishin 3/19/15 Podcast: The Roundtable Speaks! NCAA Tournament Preview Part I

Dishin & Swishin 3/19/15 Podcast: The Roundtable Speaks! NCAA Tournament Preview Part I

[display_podcast] It is finally time for the Big Dance and that means it is time for Dishin & Swishin to convene its annual pre-NCAA tournament roundtable! We have an outstanding panel today, with a slight twist. Not only is there…

Dishin & Swishin 3/12/15 Podcast: Ohio State breaks into the Top 25, while Baylor reminds us that they never left

Dishin & Swishin 3/12/15 Podcast: Ohio State breaks into the Top 25, while Baylor reminds us that they never left

[display_podcast] Conference tournaments are coming to a close and on Monday we will find out who goes dancing and where their respective ballrooms shall be. Two teams that have earned their way there are Ohio State from the Big Ten…