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Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert spoke to media on Tuesday via Zoom in a press conference hosted by the Dallas Wings. She discussed a variety of league issues. Some excerpts of the interview are below. For the full presser, watch the…

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Dynamic trio of Laney, Ionescu and Onyenwere give the New York Liberty an electric start to the season

Opening Night Results New York 90, Indiana 87 Connecticut 78, Atlanta 67 Phoenix 77, Minnesota 75 Dallas 94, Los Angeles 71 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 FINAL LIBERTY 26 21 21 22 90 FEVER 21 21 17 23 87 Twitter Thread…

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

WNBA Releases 2021 Schedule; Regular Season Begins Friday, May 14

The WNBA’s commemorative 25th season tips off on Friday, May 14 beginning a weekend slate where all 12 teams will see action. The league marks the season with a campaign called Count It, special Nike-designed uniforms, and a redesigned Wilson…

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler loses runoff election to candidate supported by WNBA players, Rev. Raphael Warnock

In a contentious election, Democrat Raphael Warnock, the pastor of Atlanta’s historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, defeated Atlanta Dream co-owner and Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a runoff. Warnock becomes Georgia’s first black U.S. senator. After being appointed to the…

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

New York Liberty wins the first pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft

The New York Liberty won the 2021 WNBA Draft Lottery announced Friday evening. The Liberty has the top pick of the draft for the second consecutive year and the second time in franchise history. The rest of the top four…

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA games called off as players put spotlight on racial injustice and show solidarity with NBA

WNBA players decided to not play three games scheduled for Wednesday night showing solidarity with NBA teams who also refused to play as a strong statement against racial injustice in light of police brutality including the shooting of Jacob Blake,…

Indiana Fever sign guard Kamiah Smalls, Erica Wheeler will not join team this season and still under WNBA medical protocol

Indiana Fever sign guard Kamiah Smalls, Erica Wheeler will not join team this season and still under WNBA medical protocol

The Indiana Fever signed free agent guard, Kamiah Smalls, and announced that guard Erica Wheeler is not expected to join the team this season. Wheeler revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 on July 11 via her personal Instagram account.…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert addresses bubble protocol, contingency plans and social justice initiatives: “We’re ready to go”

Three days before the WNBA season begins in Florida, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert held a teleconference with media. She opened the call with comments summarizing the lead up to teams and staffers arriving at IMG Academy in Bradenton. “We…

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

WNBA teams begin to get settled in the bubble, focused on practice and conditioning

Video courtesy Phoenix Mercury As of Saturday, all WNBA teams have arrived at the “bubble” location, IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The Indiana Fever was the last team to arrive. Team press conferences began Friday and will continue throughout the…

WNBA releases COVID-19 test results, 7 players tested positive, Fever delay arrival in Bradenton

WNBA releases COVID-19 test results, 7 players tested positive, Fever delay arrival in Bradenton

Seven WNBA players tested positive for the coronavirus after 137 players underwent testing between June 28 and July 5. Two of those players are from the Indiana Fever. As a result, the Fever will delay the team’s departure to Bradenton,…

Indiana Fever reaffirm plan to stream team’s games for free during 2020 season

Indiana Fever reaffirm plan to stream team’s games for free during 2020 season

When the WNBA revealed its plan for a shortened season in mid-June, the Indiana Fever announced that the team would offer free streams of its game. The Connecticut Sun also indicated that the team would continue its partnership with regional…

With Uncertainty Hanging Over Their Heads, Some WNBA Players Find Marketing Opportunities

Even with the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic hanging over the country and a truncated season on the horizon, some WNBA players continue to find ways to expand their careers with marketing and sponsorship deals. Converse and a Cloud Washington…

Erica Wheeler Stays Hopeful, Focused on Playing Career and Giving Back

Erica Wheeler Stays Hopeful, Focused on Playing Career and Giving Back

Erica Wheeler Looks Forward to Getting on the Court Again It’s been almost a year since Erica Wheeler took the women’s basketball world by storm with her outstanding performance in the league’s All-Star Game last July in Las Vegas. For…

2020 WNBA Transactions

2020 August 31, 2020 Chicago Sky: Signed free agent forward Alisia Jenkins to a 7-day contract August 26, 2020 Indiana Fever: Signed forward Jantel Lavender, as well as a second and third-round draft pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft from…

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

WNBA coaches talk about the draft, push through schedule uncertainty

2020 WNBA Draft, Friday, April 17, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App || Draft Order With the WNBA Draft scheduled for Friday, the league held its annual pre-draft teleconference with media earlier this week. Coaches provided insight on prospects and how the…

WNBA and player’s union reach eight-year collective bargaining agreement

WNBA and player’s union reach eight-year collective bargaining agreement

The WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), pending ratification by the players and the league’s Board of Governors. The new eight-year CBA, which commences with the 2020…

The 2019 All-WNBA First  and Second Teams

The 2019 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

The WNBA announced the 2019 First and Second teams during halftime of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals between the Connecticut Sun and Washington Mystics on Sunday afternoon. The league’s Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics…

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

Transcript and video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2019 WNBA Finals Press Conference

COMMISSIONER ENGELBERT: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s great to be in Washington tipping off the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV. I want to begin by congratulating the two teams who are here with us today and, quite frankly, all of…

Indiana Fever fires Pokey Chatman after three season, 28-74 record

Indiana Fever fires Pokey Chatman after three season, 28-74 record

Statement from the Fever: The Indiana Fever announced today that Pokey Chatman will not return as head coach and general manager of the Fever. “We want to thank Pokey for her time with our franchise and we wish her the…

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

Well-rounded Washington Mystics cruise to 107-68 win over Indiana Fever for sixth straight victory

The Mystics made a WNBA-record 18 threes in victory over the Fever WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sunday afternoon the Washington Mystics defeated the Indiana Fever 107-68 at Entertainment and Sports Arena, setting league highs and breaking records. “The world looks really…

Indiana Fever’s Shenise Johnson to miss remainder of 2019 season after arthroscopic surgery

Indiana Fever’s Shenise Johnson to miss remainder of 2019 season after arthroscopic surgery

From the Fever: Indiana Fever guard Shenise Johnson will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to repair meniscus damage in her left knee and miss the remainder of the 2019 WNBA season. Johnson sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee…

With a bigger lineup on display, Washington Mystics top Indiana Fever 91-78

With a bigger lineup on display, Washington Mystics top Indiana Fever 91-78

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics (16-7) returned home to defeat the Indiana Fever 91-78, incorporating a bigger lineup in the Thursday matchup. “I thought our defense was up and down but it’s a really good win,” Washington head coach…

Led by Jonquel Jones Connecticut tops Indiana, 88-77, moves to 2-0

Led by Jonquel Jones Connecticut tops Indiana, 88-77, moves to 2-0

Shot Charts || Stats The Connecticut Sun moved to 2-0 after topping the Indiana Fever 88-77 Tuesday night in a home contest at Mohegan Sun Arena in front of 4, 781 fans. Led by center Jonquel Jones, the Sun overcame…

Rookie Teaira McCowan’s buzzer-beater lifts Indiana over New York, 81-80

Rookie Teaira McCowan’s buzzer-beater lifts Indiana over New York, 81-80

Teaira McCowan saves the day for the Fever in her regular season debut YESSSSSS! @Teaira_15 hits the game winner for the #Fever! pic.twitter.com/S1LkOLN2qR — Indiana Fever ?????? (@IndianaFever) May 25, 2019 Shot Charts Rookie center Teaira McCowan went to New…

Salesforce to become Indiana Fever new jersey partner as part of multi-year sponsorship

Salesforce to become Indiana Fever new jersey partner as part of multi-year sponsorship

The Indiana Fever announced a multi-year sponsorship with Salesforce, the team’s new jersey partner. The Salesforce name will be across the front of the Fever jersey and its logo on the jersey shoulder beginning this season. Yesterday the Phoenix Mercury…