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The “Three to See” lead poised and polished draft class into the WNBA

The “Three to See” lead poised and polished draft class into the WNBA

The college draft for any professional sports league is usually more of a celebration of the sport than an actual sporting event. Yesterday on the campus of ESPN, the WNBA celebrated its re-branding and re-packaging with the introduction of a…

2013 WNBA Draft Board, as expected Brittney Griner picked 1st by Mercury

2013 WNBA Draft Board, as expected Brittney Griner picked 1st by Mercury

The Phoenix Mercury selected Baylor’s Brittney Griner with their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft presented. The Chicago Sky chose Elena Delle Donne of Delaware with the second overall selection, and the Tulsa Shock tapped Notre Dame’s…

Connecticut Sun names Anne Donovan as new head coach

Connecticut Sun names Anne Donovan as new head coach

The Connecticut Sun named Anne Donovan as its new head coach on Thursday. Donovan currently serves as the head coach of Big East school Seton Hall. Previously, she was the head coach of the Seattle Storm when they won the…

Dishin & Swishin 12/20/12 Podcast: New Mystics coach/GM Mike Thibault and analyst Christy Winters Scott on the hire

Dishin & Swishin 12/20/12 Podcast: New Mystics coach/GM Mike Thibault and analyst Christy Winters Scott on the hire

[display_podcast] It is widely believed that if the Washington Mystics did not have bad luck, they would have no luck at all. The most recent example of this theory is that the Mystics finished with the worst record in the…

Washington Mystics name former Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault head coach and GM

Washington Mystics name former Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault head coach and GM

As expected the Washington Mystics named former Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault its new general manager and head coach. The Mystics fired Trudi Lacey in late September after a dismal two-year tenure with an 11-57 record. Thibault had a very…

Dishin & Swishin 11/21/12 Podcast: A Special Thanksgiving chat with Kara Lawson

Dishin & Swishin 11/21/12 Podcast: A Special Thanksgiving chat with Kara Lawson

[display_podcast] A few years back, I started a Dishin & Swishin tradition. You see, every week for the remainder of the year I get to talk basketball with the greatest players, coaches, administrators and journalists in the women’s game, but…

The Connecticut Sun fires head coach Mike Thibault and assistant coaches

The Connecticut Sun fires head coach Mike Thibault and assistant coaches

From the Sun: The Connecticut Sun announced today it will not be retaining head coach Mike Thibault or his assistant coaches for the 2013 season. This is the first coaching change since the franchise relocated to Connecticut at the start…

Dishin & Swishin 10/25/12 Podcast: Celebrating the WNBA Finals with Angela Taylor and the Indiana Fever with chat replays of Lin Dunn & Briann January

Dishin & Swishin 10/25/12 Podcast: Celebrating the WNBA Finals with Angela Taylor and the Indiana Fever with chat replays of Lin Dunn & Briann January

[display_podcast] The WNBA season has come to its conclusion, and it is time for Dishin & Swishin to celebrate a fantastic WNBA finals series. The Indiana Fever certainly had a difficult path to the Finals, dropping game ones in both…

Indiana rolls into WNBA Finals with surprising ease; Fever reaction in postgame videos

Indiana rolls into WNBA Finals with surprising ease; Fever reaction in postgame videos

Postgame videos “If you were to tell me this game would play out like this beforehand, I would have said you were crazy,” said Connecticut Sun head coach Mike Thibault with disappointment in his voice after game three of the…

Tamika Catchings leads Fever, Indiana reaches WNBA finals, Katie Douglas injured in first quarter

Tamika Catchings leads Fever, Indiana reaches WNBA finals, Katie Douglas injured in first quarter

Even without Katie Douglas playing for the majority of the game, the Indiana Fever reached the WNBA finals after routing the Connecticut Sun 87-71 in a contest that was lopsided for most of the night. During the first quarter, about…

Dishin & Swishin 10/11/12 Podcast: “Mama Taj” talks longevity, playoffs and a whole lot more

Dishin & Swishin 10/11/12 Podcast: “Mama Taj” talks longevity, playoffs and a whole lot more

[display_podcast] It is a sign of respect when a veteran or mentor is referred to with a nickname like “Mama” or “Pops.” But when the president of the United States calls you that while honoring your team? Now that is…

So how accurate was Lin Dunn in predicting how the Fever would beat the Sun?

So how accurate was Lin Dunn in predicting how the Fever would beat the Sun?

It was just last Friday that the Connecticut Sun defeated the Indiana Fever, 76-64 to give the Sun a one game to none advantage in the WNBA Eastern Conference finals. After the game, Fever coach Lin Dunn issued the following…

Shavonte Zellous saves the day for the Fever, Indiana douses Sun in game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals

Shavonte Zellous saves the day for the Fever, Indiana douses Sun in game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals

The Indiana Fever overcame an 11-point deficit and pulled out a 78-76 victory to keep their bid to reach the WNBA finals alive. A crowd of 9,225 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse witnessed Shavonte Zellous launch a 16-foot jumper with 0.5…

Lynx advance to WNBA finals in nail-biter on the road, overcome stellar play of Candace Parker and rebounding deficit

Lynx advance to WNBA finals in nail-biter on the road, overcome stellar play of Candace Parker and rebounding deficit

Quotes | Finals schedule With a slim 80-79 win over Los Angeles Sunday night, the Minnesota Lynx finished a Conference finals sweep of the Sparks in front of 10,791 fans at the Staples Center. The Lynx advance to the WNBA…

Sun look to close out series on the road, Fever aim to regain poise and composure

Sun look to close out series on the road, Fever aim to regain poise and composure

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault could not be happy with the way the first game of the Eastern Conference finals began for his team. Having watched the Los Angeles Sparks start slowly the night before against Minnesota…

Sentimentality does not win a playoff series: A look at the Eastern Conference finals

Sentimentality does not win a playoff series: A look at the Eastern Conference finals

Game 1: Indiana at Connecticut Fri, Oct. 5, 8 ET, ESPN2 Game 2: Connecticut at Indiana Mon. Oct. 8, 8 ET, ESPN2 Game 3*: Indiana at Connecticut Thu, Oct. 11, 8:30 ET, ESPN2 * if necessary If you took a…

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

[display_podcast] The WNBA season is nearing completion, and soon we will in the college season. Tonight begins the conference finals and Dishin & Swishin is all about the WNBA this week. First, for the second week in a row, we…

WNBA Playoffs: Fever and Lynx advance; conference finals set

WNBA Playoffs: Fever and Lynx advance; conference finals set

Four Fever players were in double figures in Indiana’s victory over the Atlanta Dream to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Katie Douglas led her team with 24 points and Erlana Larkins grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds in the game,…

Sun celebrates awards early, has to hold on late, to take game one of Eastern Conference semifinals

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The day at Mohegan Sun started with three awards and a special announcement. Pregame, the league honored Tina Charles with the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player award, Kara Lawson the Kim Perrot Sporsmanship award, and Renee Montgomery…

Sun players dominate postseason awards, winning MVP, Kim Perrot, and 6th Woman; Sparks’ Toliver is Most Improved

Sun players dominate postseason awards, winning MVP, Kim Perrot, and 6th Woman; Sparks’ Toliver is Most Improved

Players on the team that ended the season as the best in the Eastern Conference took home three individual players awards led by Tina Charles, the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player. Last year Tamika Catchings won WNBA Most Valuable Player,…

Dishin’ on the Conference Semifinals: A look at the first round of the WNBA playoffs

If you are a WNBA fan you have seen or heard predictions, analysis, breakdowns, and more of the playoffs this week. Since I know I have seen about enough, here are some interesting points to consider while watching your playoff…

Dishin & Swishin 9/27/12 Podcast:Ticha Penicheiro discusses her career, Tulsa’s Gary Kloppenburg on the playoffs and the draft lottery

Dishin & Swishin 9/27/12 Podcast:Ticha Penicheiro discusses her career, Tulsa’s Gary Kloppenburg on the playoffs and the draft lottery

[display_podcast] Today on the Dishin & Swishin podcast, we look a bit at the past, the present, and the future of the WNBA. First, the past. Last week point guard extraordinaire Ticha Penicheiro retired, ending a career in 2012 in…

Sun and Dream rack up honors as they ready for the playoffs with spirited season finale

Sun and Dream rack up honors as they ready for the playoffs with spirited season finale

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – On a beautiful New England day, perfect for picking apples, members of the Connecticut Sun and Atlanta Dream instead picked up individual honors, milestones and achievements instead, as 9,143 people packed Mohegan Sun to see two of…

2012 WNBA End of Regular Season Standings

2012 Regular Season Conference Standings | Playoff Schedule EAST W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L 10 STREAK Connecticut1 e 25 9 0.735 0.0 18-4 12-5 13-4 7-3 W 3 Indiana2 x 22 12 0.647 3.0 15-7 13-4 9-8…

Sun celebrate the past, look to the future as they defeat Fever 73-67

Sun celebrate the past, look to the future as they defeat Fever 73-67

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Sun celebrated ten years of WNBA basketball in the state of Connecticut with the pre-game announcement of the team’s All-Decade team selections. Then came the tipoff, and the Sun looked toward the future and a possible…