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Prime Video becomes the official streaming service of the Seattle Storm

Prime Video becomes the official streaming service of the Seattle Storm

In a landmark deal, Amazon’s Prime Video becomes the official streaming partner of the Seattle Storm and one of the first streaming services to hold local broadcast rights to a team in the WNBA.  From…

The Minnesota Lynx finalize 2022 training camp roster 

The Minnesota Lynx finalize 2022 training camp roster 

The Minnesota Lynx finalized the team’s training camp roster on Wednesday. Newcomers included 2022 draft selections Kayla Jones (22nd overall) and Hannah Sjerven (28th overall). The team also added rookie forward Chloe Bibby and rookie…

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Full Draft Board The Top Three Go as Predicted Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard heard her name called as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft Monday night in New York City. The…

Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

Lindsay Whalen reflects on Naismith Hall of Fame selection and coaching in the portal era

MINNEAPOLIS – A few days after being named one of the 13-member Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2022, Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Lindsay Whalen told local reporters that it is still sinking…

Atlanta Dream gets 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick in a trade with Washington Mystics

Atlanta Dream gets 2022 No. 1 overall draft pick in a trade with Washington Mystics

In a trade with the Washington Mystics, the Atlanta Dream landed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft. The Mystics received the Dream’s 2022 No. 3 overall pick and 2022 No. 14…

The WNBA reveals the list of student-athletes who have opted in to the 2022 Draft

The WNBA reveals the list of student-athletes who have opted in to the 2022 Draft

Updated 4/6/22: The WNBA released an updated list that includes players who were still competing when the initial list of declared athletes was released on March 29. The full list now includes 108 players. The…

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Northwestern’s Veronica Burton named 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year

Veronica Burton of Northwestern University is the 2022 WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year. The award honors the best defensive women’s basketball player in NCAA Division I.   “Veronica Burton played an incredibly…

Adidas launches network with plans to include over 50,000 student-athletes as paid ambassadors

Adidas launches network with plans to include over 50,000 student-athletes as paid ambassadors

Sports apparel brand Adidas announced that it is launching the first ever name, image, and likeness network for college athletes. Calling the effort ” a wide-sweeping, equitable and inclusive Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) network for…

Brittney Griner detained in Russia after hashish oil allegedly found in her luggage

Brittney Griner detained in Russia after hashish oil allegedly found in her luggage

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was detained by Russian authorities due to the alleged presence of hashish oil in her luggage at a Russian airport near Moscow reports the New York Times. A search of…

The WNBA announces groundbreaking capital $75 million capital raise featuring franchise and NBA owners along with new investors

The WNBA announces groundbreaking capital $75 million capital raise featuring franchise and NBA owners along with new investors

In the largest-ever capital raise for a women’s sports league, the WNBA announced $75 million in funding from a group of investors. With the investment, the league and its teams are now valued at $1…

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Unrestricted and Restricted Free Agents, Reserved Players, Core Players

2022 WNBA Free Agency: Unrestricted and Restricted Free Agents, Reserved Players, Core Players

Teams can begin to negotiate with their own Reserved Players and any Restricted and Unrestricted Free Agents on January 15. As of February 1, teams and players can finalize deals and sign contracts and offer sheets.…

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for the Class of 2022

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for the Class of 2022

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for the Class of 2022 induction into its Hall of Fame. The 12 finalists: Debbie Antonelli (Contributor) Alice “Cookie” Barron (Veteran Player) Evelyn Blalock (Coach)…

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

After parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month, Sandy Brondello lands in New York. The coaching veteran takes over the Liberty with 17 years of coaching experience as a head coach and assistant. Under…

2022 WNBA Transactions

2022 WNBA Transactions

August 14, 2022 Phoenix: Simms, Jennie – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship)Phoenix: Turner, Yvonne – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship)Phoenix: Davis, Kaela – Sign ROS Contract (Hardship) August 13, 2022 Phoenix: Turner, Yvonne – Hardship ReleasePhoenix: Simms, Jennie – Hardship ReleasePhoenix: Davis, Kaela…

Las Vegas Aces name WNBA legend Becky Hammon as head coach

Las Vegas Aces name WNBA legend Becky Hammon as head coach

  Feb 8, 2020; Sacramento, California, USA; San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon speaks to head coach Gregg Popovich during the fourth quarter against the Sacramento Kings at Golden 1 Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces eligible candidates for the Class of 2022

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announces eligible candidates for the Class of 2022

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the list of eligible candidates for the Class of 2022. The list includes candidates who have previously been on the ballot. The finalists from the North American…

Washington Mystics secure the first pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft

Washington Mystics secure the first pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft

The Washington Mystics secured the top pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft which will be held next April. The results mark the first time in franchise history that the team Mystics have won the draft…

The 2022 WNBA season tips off May 6 with an expanded schedule

The 2022 WNBA season tips off May 6 with an expanded schedule

The 2022 WNBA regular season gets an early start on May 6 and features an expanded schedule of 36 games per team. The 36-game slate was initially announced Nov. 18. Next year’s regular season ends…

Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft set for Dec. 19

Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft set for Dec. 19

The draft lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft is set for Sunday, Dec. 19, at 3 p.m. ET. ESPN will air a 30-minute draft lottery special between games of a doubleheader that afternoon featuring Baylor…

Former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford suspended without pay for role in altercation

Former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford suspended without pay for role in altercation

  The league announced the following today: The WNBA announced today that former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford have been suspended without pay for their roles in an altercation outside of an…

The WNBA approved changes to the league’s playoff format and postseason seeding

The WNBA approved changes to the league’s playoff format and postseason seeding

Beginning with the 2022 season, the WNBA will have a new playoff format and postseason seeding structure. The new postseason structure includes three rounds of series-play using a best-of 3-5-5 format as approved by the…

Michaela Onyenwere receives her 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy

Michaela Onyenwere receives her 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy

The New York Liberty hosted an event to present the 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year trophy to Liberty forward and UCLA graduate Michaela Onyenwere on Wed. Nov. 17. The celebration included a trophy presentation,…

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

Minnesota looks to ascend in Big Ten with high expectations for returnees

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota returns 12 players from last season and added four newcomers to its 2021-22 squad. The Gophers’ lone exhibition game, a 78-33 win against Minnesota Crookston at Williams Arena October 31, was the…

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

A Tribute to Mel Greenberg: Basketball Hall of Fame’s 2021 Curt Gowdy Print Media Award Winner

Congratulations to Mel Greenberg for receiving the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award. #GowdyAward pic.twitter.com/LO7pciHoSb — Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) September 11, 2021 On September 10, 2021, sportswriter Mel Greenberg was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame…

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in a hard-fought game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals to give the franchise its first-ever championship. The best-of-five series win came in front of a sellout,…