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Connecticut’s Tina Charles Receives Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award

From the WNBA: The 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year center Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun is the recipient of the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding work in the…

WNBA to celebrate Title IX’s 40th anniversary all season long

From the league: The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and its teams and players will celebrate Title IX’s 40th anniversary throughout the 2012 season. The league will commemorate the day by unveiling special uniforms designed by…

Sun hold off determined Mystics in wild fourth quarter, 94-86

Sun hold off determined Mystics in wild fourth quarter, 94-86

"All of a sudden in the fourth quarter, an ABA game broke out," Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault joked. He could afford to joke, as his 4-1 Connecticut Sun held off a physical Washington Mystics…

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

As successful as the franchise has been, you may have to go back to Brooke Wyckoff to find a backup post that was a strong contributor to the success of the Connecticut Sun. Scanning the…

Weekend sweep gives Connecticut Sun reason for optimism

Weekend sweep gives Connecticut Sun reason for optimism

If those that made the Connecticut Sun a preseason divisional favorite were looking for reassurance, the team gave them plenty of reasons to be upbeat after an opening weekend home-and-home sweep of their division rival…

Kara Lawson talks about Pat Summitt Foundation pledge

On Sunday the Connecticut Sun announced that guard and former Tennessee star Kara Lawson will donate $50 for every three-pointer she makes during the WNBA season to the Pat Summitt Foundation. In addition to Lawson’s…

WNBA Opening Weekend Recap

WNBA Opening Weekend Recap

Friday, May 18 Los Angeles 72, Seattle 66 Recap The Los Angeles Sparks won the first game of the 2012 WNBA regular season defeating the Seattle Storm 72-66 in front of a crowd of 9,686…

2012 WNBA Opening Day Rosters

Eastern Conference | Western Conference Atlanta Dream NUM PLAYER POS HT WT DOB   FROM YRS 10 Lindsey Harding G 5-8 139 06/12/1984   Duke 5 15 Tiffany Hayes G 5-10 09/20/1989   Connecticut R…

2012 WNBA preseason results and efficiency leaders

2012 Most Efficient Preseason Performances WNBA Preseason 2012 May Game Box Score High Pts High Reb Sat 5 Atlanta vs Tulsa  Preseason 91-89 L. Koehn A. Henry Los Angeles vs China National Team Preseason 98-71…

Dishin & Swishin 5/17/12 podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2012 WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 5/17/12 podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2012 WNBA season

They start playing for keeps tomorrow evening. Around 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET the ball will get tossed in the air at KeyArena in Seattle, and the Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm will tip…

Previewing the 2012 WNBA season: The Eastern Conference

Previewing the 2012 WNBA season: The Eastern Conference

  Atlanta | Chicago | Connecticut | Indiana | New York | Washington Atlanta Dream Perhaps the team that had the toughest offseason was the defending Eastern Conference champion Atlanta Dream. They lost assistant coach…

Peters continues to torment state of Connecticut as Lynx hold off Sun 87-85

Peters continues to torment state of Connecticut as Lynx hold off Sun 87-85

Her Big East days playing for Notre Dame may be over, but Minnesota Lynx rookie Devereaux Peters still has the ability to torment anything that wears a “Connecticut” uniform. In her WNBA debut, the first-round…

Connecticut Sun reach broadcast deal; Lobo, Rizzotti & Wolters to do commentary

CPTV (Connecticut Public Television) may have lost broadcast rights for UConn women’s basketball for their main CPTV station, but they have scored a coup for their secondary channel, CPTV Sports. The station has reached an…

Dishin & Swishin 05-03-12 Podcast: The Connecticut Sun look to improve with their core from last year

Dishin & Swishin 05-03-12 Podcast: The Connecticut Sun look to improve with their core from last year

One of the hardest things to do in building a WNBA team is to have the faith in your beliefs and courage of your convictions and not change what you thought would work last year.…

Photo gallery: Connecticut Sun practice and media day

Photo gallery: Connecticut Sun practice and media day

Yesterday after the Connecticut Sun practiced, the team held media day. Practice was open to the public and fans had a chance to see Sun draftees and free agents who are fighting for a roster…

2012 WNBA team updates and  preseason rosters

2012 WNBA team updates and preseason rosters

Atlanta Dream | Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Indiana Fever | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | New York Liberty | Phoenix Mercury | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm | Tulsa…

USA Basketball names Ashja Jones to 2012 Olympic team, completes roster

USA Basketball announced the selection of 6-3 forward Ashja Jones as the final member of the 2012 Olympic team today. The Connecticut graduate joins six former UConn players on the team. Sue Bird, Swin Cash,…

2012 WNBA Draft: First round picks Shekinna Stricklen, Devereaux Peters and LaSondra Barrett on their new pro careers, summary of team picks

2012 WNBA Draft: First round picks Shekinna Stricklen, Devereaux Peters and LaSondra Barrett on their new pro careers, summary of team picks

Related: Nneka Ogwumike on being the No. 1 pick in the 2012 WNBA draft Seattle selected Tennessee’s Shekinna Stricklen as the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. The combo guard/forward from Morrilton, Arkansas was a…

2012 WNBA Draft Picks

  2012 WNBA DRAFT – ROUND 1 1 Los Angeles — Nnemkadi Ogwumike 15-19 2 Seattle — Shekinna Stricklen 21-13 3 Minnesota — Devereaux Peters 27-7 4 Tulsa — Glory Johnson 3-31 5 San Antonio — Shenise Johnson 18-16 6…

Analysts, coaches and players weigh in on the 2012 WNBA draft: Lynx supporting players, Riquna Williams’ stock and player prep

Analysts, coaches and players weigh in on the 2012 WNBA draft: Lynx supporting players, Riquna Williams’ stock and player prep

List of college prospects invited to the 2012 WNBA Draft A few of the top college WNBA prospects had a chance to talk to the media yesterday about their expectations for the upcoming draft and…

WNBA free agency: A first look

WNBA free agency: A first look

Full list of core players, reserved players, restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents Offseason preparations for the 2012 WNBA season should begin to really warm up now as the leagued released the list of…

WNBA releases list of core players, reserved players, restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents

Today the WNBA relased the list of Core Players, Reserved Players, Restricted Free Agents and Unrestricted Free Agents that were on team rosters at the end of the 2011 season. Teams can begin to negotiate…

Five questions with Kara: Lawson raises over $17K in honor of Summitt

This past week WNBA player and ESPN analyst Kara Lawson paid homage to her college coach, Tennessee’s Pat Summitt, by helping raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

Dishin & Swishin October 13, 2011 Podcast: Chasing the Dream – Mike Thibault and Pokey Chatman Discuss Their Teams

Pokey Chatman and the Chicago Sky [display_podcast] The WNBA season is in the books and the Minnesota Lynx completed their impressive run with a sweep of the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA finals. For the…

Dishin & Swishin September 29, 2011 Podcast: Kara Lawson breaks down the WNBA finals, makes announcement

[display_podcast] This weekend the WNBA Finals begin, bringing an end to the 15th season of the league. It has been an entertaining season, with highs and lows for every team. There have been injuries and…