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Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike launch a YouTube channel: Team Ogwumike

Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike launch a YouTube channel: Team Ogwumike

Even though WNBA stars and Stanford graduates Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike are playing overseas at the moment, they are still connected and have launched a YouTube channel. The back-to-back No. 1 WNBA draft picks and…

USA Basketball women’s national team roster set for exhibition versus Canada

USA Basketball women’s national team roster set for exhibition versus Canada

From USA Basketball: Monday, September 15, 7 p.m. ET, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. TV: ESPN2. The roster for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, which tipped-off training camp on Sept. 8 in…

Chiney Ogwumike named 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team announced

Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun is the recipient of the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, the WNBA announced today. Ogwumike received 23 votes from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters who…

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…

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,…

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…

Around the League: WNBA statistical roundup and notes going into the 2nd half of the season

Around the League: WNBA statistical roundup and notes going into the 2nd half of the season

Standings Individual Statistics Notes and Tidbits Key Dates Standings EAST W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK ATLANTA 1 15 6 0.714 0.0 10-6 10-2 5-4 7-3 L 1 INDIANA 2 11…

Shoni Schimmel “shows out” to lead East over West 125-124 in 2014 WNBA All-Star game

Shoni Schimmel “shows out” to lead East over West 125-124 in 2014 WNBA All-Star game

PHOENIX – Atlanta Dream rookie Shoni Schimmel silenced the critics that questioned her selection by fans as an All-Star with a record-breaking performance in the East’s 125-124 victory over the West in overtime Saturday afternoon…

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…

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…

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…

Alyssa Thomas, Katie Douglas help Sun overcome sluggish start to defeat Sky, 79-69

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – “I thought we looked like a team that had not played in a week,” Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan said of her team’s first quarter Wednesday night against the Chicago Sky, “but…

Dishin & Swishin 06/19/14 Podcast: Alisha Valavanis takes over in Seattle, Nneka & Chiney Ogwumike shine on and off the court

Dishin & Swishin 06/19/14 Podcast: Alisha Valavanis takes over in Seattle, Nneka & Chiney Ogwumike shine on and off the court

[display_podcast] We have a great, two-part WNBA-themed podcast for you this week! In Seattle, Karen Bryant is synonymous with the Storm in many ways. The team celebrates its fifteenth year in the WNBA this season…

Douglas, Ogwumike lead second half surge as Sun dispatch Fever for fifth straight victory

Douglas, Ogwumike lead second half surge as Sun dispatch Fever for fifth straight victory

Photos: Connecticut Sun. UNCASVILLE, Conn – From worst to first? Maybe not, but the surging Connecticut Sun, after dispatching the Indiana Fever in convincing fashion 89-67 last night, woke up in second place in the…

Alex Bentley continues high-scoring streak as Connecticut holds off Phoenix, 96-95

UNCASVILLE, Conn – It took all 40 minutes, but the Connecticut Sun held off the Phoenix Mercury in a wildly entertaining game, 96-95, when Pheonix’s Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner missed good looks in the…

Alex Bentley shines for Connecticut Sun, key in helping team overcome Fever 88-71

Alex Bentley shines for Connecticut Sun, key in helping team overcome Fever 88-71

Lin Dunn: As honest as ever After her Indiana Fever fell to the Connecticut Sun, coach Lin Dunn discussed several topics, including her team’s response to tight refereeing, back-to-back games, the difficulty getting to Mohegan…

Veterans Monique Currie and Ivory Latta propel Washington Mystics to 74-66 victory over Connecticut Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Connecticut Sun held a “Throwback Thursday” promotion at Mohegan Sun Arena, as the Washington Mystics made their first trip of the season to Connecticut to face the Sun. In the spirit…

Team effort leads Connecticut Sun to 85-76 victory over Atlanta Dream

Team effort leads Connecticut Sun to 85-76 victory over Atlanta Dream

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Seven Connecticut Sun players scored five or more points, while eight played at least 14 minutes, as the Sun rode a balanced effort to an 85-76 victory over the Atlanta Dream Sunday…

Dishin & Swishin 05/29/14 Podcast: Shooting the breeze with ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel on Leticia Romero, the Minnesota Lynx and more

Dishin & Swishin 05/29/14 Podcast: Shooting the breeze with ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel on Leticia Romero, the Minnesota Lynx and more

Have you ever wanted to eavesdrop on a conversation between two people who love women's basketball? Then this week's Dishin & Swishin podcast is for you. Earlier this week Dishin & Swishin's host, David Siegel,…

Dishin & Swishin 05/15/14 Podcast: Roundtable previews the WNBA

Dishin & Swishin 05/15/14 Podcast: Roundtable previews the WNBA

[display_podcast] With the WNBA season tipping off on Friday evening, it is time for Dishin & Swishin to convene another edition of the roundtable and preview the season. The roundtable consists of the Seattle Times’…

Photos: Connecticut Sun open practice at Connecticut River Academy

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. – The training camp roster of the Connecticut Sun gathered Tuesday at Connecticut River Academy on the campus of Goodwin College to introduce Anne Donovan’s team to their Hartford-area fans. Fan favorite…

New look Sun off to a good start, defeat Liberty 75-54 in preseason opener

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Before fans get too excited about the Connecticut Sun’s 75-54 preseason win over the New York Liberty, let’s consider the players that were not in attendance. Connecticut was missing centers Kelsey Bone…

Dishin & Swishin 05/01/14 Podcast: Elena Delle Donne, Kelsey Griffin & Tamika Catchings talk WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 05/01/14 Podcast: Elena Delle Donne, Kelsey Griffin & Tamika Catchings talk WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] Last season the Chicago Sky won the Eastern Conference, the Indiana Fever finished fourth, and the Connecticut Sun was at the bottom, in sixth. All three come into this season expecting things to be…

2014 WNBA Preseason: Connecticut Sun waive Keisha Hampton and Shenneika Smith

The Connecticut Sun have waived Keisha Hampton and Shenneika Smith. A former star at DePaul, Hampton was signed to a training camp contract by the Connecticut Sun on April 1st. Originally drafted Seattle in 2012,…

“Young and hungry” Connecticut Sun open camp with energy and a new attitude

“Young and hungry” Connecticut Sun open camp with energy and a new attitude

The 2013 edition of the Connecticut Sun was one the team, its coaches and management would rather forget: a 10-24 record, injuries and discord, all adding up to a disappointed fan base and massive changes…