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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 N. Ogwumike N. Ogwumike Indiana…

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 off the 2012 WNBA season.…

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 Carol Ross to the head…

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 draft pick of the Lynx…

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 agreement with the WNBA’s Connecticut…

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. Like a good college program,…

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 spot in training camp. The…

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 Shock | Washington Mystics Atlanta…

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, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and…

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 Wooden Award and Wade Trophy…

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 Phoenix — Samantha Prahalis 19-15 7…

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 what they have been doing…

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 cored players, unrestricted free agents…

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 with their own Core and…

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 second straight year, Marynell Meadors’…

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 returns, records and lowlights as…

WNBA Playoffs: Connecticut at Atlanta – Game one details will help predict game two

Yesterday, I provided a brief summary of the Atlanta Dream’s road victory in Connecticut, over the higher seeded Connecticut Sun 89-84. Today, as we prepare for game two of the series in Atlanta (NBA TV, 3 p.m. ET), I am…

Sun’s Lawson uses Community Assist Award to aid Fallen Patriot Fund

Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson announced today she has chosen the Fallen Patriot Fund of the Mark Cuban Foundation as the recipient of a $5,000 donation in her name through the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award program. “I felt it…

WNBA Playoffs: Dream rebound from early deficit to defeat Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The format for the first round of the WNBA Playoffs is a best-of-three series. This puts a great deal of pressure on the higher seed to win that first game at home so as to not face…

WNBA Eastern Conference preview: Can it get any more even than this?

Indiana and New York. Connecticut and Atlanta. Two series kick off the WNBA’s Eastern Conference playoff. The winner of the two regular season series between these teams? No one. Two 2-2 splits. Gee, what a surprise! Normally, when you have…

WNBA corrects statistical errors made during the Indiana Fever-Connecticut Sun game

The league sent out a release correcting statistics from the Indiana Fever-Connecticut Sun  played on September 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena. From the league: It was determined that three assists were incorrectly awarded to Sun center Tina Charles during the…

Crucial night in playoff races as WNBA serves up a full plate of games

Schedule Every team hits the court tonight, as the WNBA gives us six games, all on live access, with all but one having intrigue and most having playoff implications. Even the one with no playoff impact, Washington at Minnesota, has…

Commentary: Really, it’s okay to go to Maya’s Connecticut return

Recently there was a column by a Connecticut writer that called out women’s basketball fans in the Nutmeg State for the fact that tonight’s Connecticut Sun vs. Minnesota Lynx game is a sellout (or will be by game time), while…

Being an All-Star never gets tired for repeat honorees

SAN ANTONIO – For players like Becky Hammon, Katie Douglas, Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird, Swin Cash and Penny Taylor, all who have been WNBA All-Stars several times, receiving the honor to play amongst the league’s best in a fan showcase…