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Dishin & Swishin 04/10/14 Podcast: It is time to put the NCAA tournament behind us and focus on the WNBA Draft

Dishin & Swishin 04/10/14 Podcast: It is time to put the NCAA tournament behind us and focus on the WNBA Draft

[display_podcast] Congratulations to the Connecticut Huskies on completing the NCAA college basketball season with an amazing 40-0 record. Somehow, when the game was close at halftime, I imagined Stefanie “Big Momma Stef” Dolson (instead of Big Julius) telling Geno Auriemma,…

2014 WNBA Preseason Schedule

2014 WNBA Preseason Schedule Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Local Time Venue City Fri. May 2 San Antonio Tulsa 11:30 a.m. BOK Center Tulsa, Okla. Sat. May 3 Australian Nat’l Team Los Angeles 1:00 p.m. Southwest College Los Angeles,…

Dishin & Swishin 12/26/13 Podcast: Lin Dunn & Rebecca Lobo on the UConn dilemma: Is dominance good for the game?

Dishin & Swishin 12/26/13 Podcast: Lin Dunn & Rebecca Lobo on the UConn dilemma: Is dominance good for the game?

[display_podcast] Happy Day-After-Christmas everyone! We hope you had a wonderful holiday, full of family, friends and fun! For the final podcast of 2013, we have a special present for you. Lin Dunn, head coach of the Indiana Fever, always referred…

Lottery results: Connecticut Sun win top pick in 2014 WNBA Draft

Lottery results: Connecticut Sun win top pick in 2014 WNBA Draft

The Connecticut Sun won the 13th annual WNBA Draft Lottery and earned the top pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft. The Sun had 442 chances out of 1,000 to receive the first overall selection, the most of any of the…

WNBA president Laurel Richie meets the press, talks about the season, marketing and “the kiss”

WNBA president Laurel Richie meets the press, talks about the season, marketing and “the kiss”

LAUREL RICHIE: Good evening, everyone. It’s an exciting time in Minnesota on the eve of the first game of the 2013 WNBA Finals presented by Boost Mobile. I would like to begin by saying, by every account, our 17th season…

Sun end season with hard fought win over equally depleted Fever 82-80 in overtiime

There were more WNBA All-stars on the bench or not in attendance from the two teams involved than were on the court. With Tina Charles, Kara Lawson, Allison Hightower and first round pick Kelly Faris in street clothes, and Tan…

Short-handed but determined Sun stun Dream on lob to Mistie Bass

Short-handed but determined Sun stun Dream on lob to Mistie Bass

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With only eight players available and three stars and their number one draft choice in street clothes, a gritty and determined Connecticut Sun team defeated the Atlanta Dream on an improbable lob pass from Kalana Greene to…

Dishin & Swishin 8/29/13 Podcast: The WNBA Eastern conference – Swin Cash & Chicago are #SkyHigh & Ros Gold-Onwude discusses the final playoff spots

Dishin & Swishin 8/29/13 Podcast: The WNBA Eastern conference – Swin Cash & Chicago are #SkyHigh & Ros Gold-Onwude discusses the final playoff spots

[display_podcast] Pundits across the WNBA felt that the Chicago Sky would be a playoff team this season. They returned young stars Sylvia Fowles and Epiphanny Prince and a maturing Courtney Vandersloot plus added a star rookie in Elena Delle Donne.…

Vets Pierson and Smith lead Liberty past Sun 76-66 in win by “any means necessary” game

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon played a double bill. The two bands popular in the eighties might have brought back a slew of memories to those in attendance,…

Prince, Delle Donne and Fowles lead Sky in dominant win over Sun, 77-61

Prince, Delle Donne and Fowles lead Sky in dominant win over Sun, 77-61

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – When the WNBA announced the season schedule, the Chicago Sky at the Connecticut Sun appeared to be a marquee matchup. The Sun had the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2012 and would host the Chicago…

Frustrated Tina Charles helps Sun overcome early struggle to defeat undermanned Fever, 70-64

Frustrated Tina Charles helps Sun overcome early struggle to defeat undermanned Fever, 70-64

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – For the better part of three quarters, the Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever struggled to put the ball in the basket in an unevenly paced, low scoring game. The Fever had an excuse; they were down to…

Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

[display_podcast] This Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena the WNBA will present the 2013 All-Star game. While most All-Star games for sports are a combination of disinterest and lack of enthusiasm, for the WNBA, the All-Star game is a significant event.…

Lynx, Sparks dominate All-Star reserve selections

Lynx, Sparks dominate All-Star reserve selections

The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks, frontrunners in the Western Conference, dominate the reserves selected for the 2013 WNBA All-Star game. Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen and forward Rebekkah Brunson joined starters Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore, while Sparks guard…

San Antonio halts losing streak with 60-52 victory over Connecticut

San Antonio halts losing streak with 60-52 victory over Connecticut

SAN ANTONIO – With a dominant second half performance, the San Antonio Silver Stars (5-12) halted a four-game losing skid with a 60-52 victory over the Connecticut Sun (4-11) Saturday night in front of 8, 375 fans at the AT&T…

Dishin & Swishin 7/11/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA season to date with the returning roundtable

Dishin & Swishin 7/11/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA season to date with the returning roundtable

[display_podcast] It has been a hot, crazy summer in the WNBA, and it is only July 11! Blow out games, blown out knees, standout performances, startling behavior, returns and departures, where does one begin to discuss what has been happening?…

Dishin & Swishin 7/04/13 Podcast: Dawn Staley on giving back, USA basketball and more; Kara Lawson on the Staley Community Leadership award

Dishin & Swishin 7/04/13 Podcast: Dawn Staley on giving back, USA basketball and more; Kara Lawson on the Staley Community Leadership award

[display_podcast] Is there a bigger icon in USA women’s basketball history than Dawn Staley? She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, opening ceremonies flag bearer, and come this September, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame. Staley, the head…

Hot shooting Sun dismantle Shock, 88-69, in Connecticut’s best performance of season

Hot shooting Sun dismantle Shock, 88-69, in Connecticut’s best performance of season

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — It took ten games into the 2013 season, but Anne Donovan finally got a glimpse of the potential she signed on for when she agreed to coach the Connecticut Sun. The Connecticut Sun shot over 50 percent from…

Dream hold off Sun comeback, as McCoughtry powers Atlanta past Connecticut, 78-77 in Eastern Conference struggle

Dream hold off Sun comeback, as McCoughtry powers Atlanta past Connecticut, 78-77 in Eastern Conference struggle

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Girl Scout crowd booed her during introductions. They cheered when a foul was called on her. They booed when she went to the foul line. However, in the end the crowd and the defense of the…

Latta, Mystics defeat short-handed Sun in Mike Thibault’s return to Connecticut, 66-62

Latta, Mystics defeat short-handed Sun in Mike Thibault’s return to Connecticut, 66-62

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – “It was just another road game,” said Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault after his current team, the Washington Mystics, defeated his former team, the Connecticut Sun in his return to Mohegan Sun Arena, 66-62. The Mystics are…

Dishin & Swishin 5/23/13 Podcast: A Roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season – Part Two, the Eastern Conference and the Panelists fearless predictions

Dishin & Swishin 5/23/13 Podcast: A Roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season – Part Two, the Eastern Conference and the Panelists fearless predictions

[display_podcast] We hope you enjoyed Part One of the Dishin & Swishin 2013 WNBA preview roundtable podcast, which was posted yesterday! This year the roundtable was so good, and so loaded with information from our esteemed panelists, we have to…

Dishin & Swishin 5/16/13 Podcast: Connecticut Sun looks to improve on last year’s finish but faces big decisions

Dishin & Swishin 5/16/13 Podcast: Connecticut Sun looks to improve on last year’s finish but faces big decisions

[display_podcast] A benefit of living in Connecticut is that I get the privilege of covering both the University of Connecticut women’s basketball program and the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun. Not very many places have two programs that seem to be close…

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Tina Charles finds success on and off the court

A Dishin & Swishin Q&A Session: Tina Charles finds success on and off the court

Throughout the WNBA season, Hoopfeed will be giving you Dishin & Swishin Q & A Sessions to supplement our weekly podcasts. Who better to start with than the defending Most Valuable Player of the league, Tina Charles. Charles is only…

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] It is one type of pressure when the franchise you coach has never made the playoffs in its entire existence. It is another type of pressure when you are succeeding a coach that took the franchise to the conference…

Despite changes in the Eastern Conference, Connecticut Sun show confidence at Media Day

Despite changes in the Eastern Conference, Connecticut Sun show confidence at Media Day

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Former head coach Mike Thibault is in Washington and All-Star and USA national team player Asjha Jones is at home. Bill Laimbeer is trying to recapture Detroit Shock glory in New York, Elena Delle Donne is in…

Dishin & Swishin 4/18/13 Podcast: The WNBA class of 2013, there may be three to see, but there’s a lot more to adore!

Dishin & Swishin 4/18/13 Podcast: The WNBA class of 2013, there may be three to see, but there’s a lot more to adore!

[display_podcast] With the 2013 draft on Monday women’s basketball effectively closed the book on the 2012-13 college season, and cracked the seal on a new volume, the 2013 WNBA season. For the third consecutive year, Dishin & Swishin was at…