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Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Kara Lawson on becoming Duke’s head coach: “This is a dream come true for me”

Former WNBA player Kara Lawson is already in hallowed territory as part of a wave of female assistant coaches in the NBA. However, being named the head coach of Duke women’s basketball puts her in even more elite company. Currently,…

WNBA announces 2020 schedule; action begins with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts

WNBA announces 2020 schedule; action begins with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts

Full Schedule || National TV Schedule The WNBA announced the schedule for the 2020 season. Play begins Saturday, July 25 with back-to-back days of national triple-header telecasts across ABC, ESPN, and CBS Sports Network. The league’s 24th season will be…

Highly touted Seattle Storm rookie Ezi Magbegor ready to begin her WNBA career

Highly touted Seattle Storm rookie Ezi Magbegor ready to begin her WNBA career

When Seattle Storm rookie forward Ezi Magbegor was nearly two years old, a fellow Australian Lauren Jackson became the first pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft. Selected by the Storm, Jackson, a 19-year-old phenom, went on to have a storied…

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 season set to start July 25 after delayed beginning

WNBA season set to start July 25 after delayed beginning

The WNBA announced today that the season is scheduled to start Saturday, July 25, in Florida. Teams are in an isolated setting at IMG Academy in Bradenton due to the coronavirus pandemic. The original start date was May 15. In…

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tests positive for COVID-19

New York Liberty rookie forward Megan Walker tested positive for the COVID-19 virus prior to the team traveling to Florida. She is the second player on the team to have a positive result for the virus. Second-year guard Asia Durr…

With opt-outs and pending medical evaluations, what does success look like for Washington Mystics?

With opt-outs and pending medical evaluations, what does success look like for Washington Mystics?

On July 6, WNBA players traveled to Bradenton, Florida, to start their delayed 2020 season under new quarantine protocols in light of the current coronavirus pandemic. For the Washington Mystics, forward Myisha Hines-Allen, guard Ariel Atkins and 2019 Finals MVP…

Washington Mystics players Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles waiting for results of medical evaluations

Washington Mystics players Elena Delle Donne and Tina Charles waiting for results of medical evaluations

The Washington Mystics announced Wednesday that forward Elena Delle Donne and center Tina Charles “entered the WNBA player medical evaluation protocol. The players did not travel with the team to Bradenton, Florida. An update on their status will be given…

WNBA Commissioner and players respond to Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler’s opposition to league’s social justice efforts

WNBA Commissioner and players respond to Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler’s opposition to league’s social justice efforts

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert released the following statement today in response to Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler’s opposition to the social justice efforts of the league and players. Engelbert: “The WNBA is based on the principle of equal and fair treatment…

New York Liberty guard Asia Durr to miss 2020 WNBA season due to recovering from COVID-19

The New York Liberty announced that second-year guard Asia Durr will miss the 2020 WNBA Season. Durr announced via social media that she tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8. She is the twelfth player to announce since the beginning…

WNBA and WNBPA announce social justice initiatives for the season including special uniforms and “Black Lives Matter” on courts

WNBA and WNBPA announce social justice initiatives for the season including special uniforms and “Black Lives Matter” on courts

As part of a season dedicated to social justice, WNBA players will wear “special uniforms to seek justice for the women and girls, including Sandra Bland, Breonna Taylor, Vanessa Guillen, and many more who have been the forgotten victims of…

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,…

Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage “expected to miss” the 2020 WNBA season

Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage “expected to miss” the 2020 WNBA season

The Las Vegas Aces announced that three-time All-Star center Liz Cambage is expected to miss the 2020 WNBA Season. She becomes the 11th player to announce since June that she will not play during the league’s truncated season schedule to…

Los Angeles Sparks introduce Reshanda Gray and Te’a Cooper ahead of 2020 season

Los Angeles Sparks introduce Reshanda Gray and Te’a Cooper ahead of 2020 season

In a virtual press conference Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Sparks introduced forward Reshanda Gray and rookie point guard Te’ a Cooper to the team’s 2020 roster. The WNBA starts its 2020 season later this month at IMG Academy in…

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…

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes to miss 2020 WNBA season, team cites “higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19”

Seattle Storm coach Dan Hughes to miss 2020 WNBA season, team cites “higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19”

The Seattle Storm announced that head coach Dan Hughes will not travel with the team to IMG Academy in Florida for the 2020 WNBA season. Last year, Hughes missed nine games after recovering from surgery in May 2019 to remove…

Los Angeles Sparks players Kristi Toliver and Chiney Ogwumike to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks players Kristi Toliver and Chiney Ogwumike to opt out of the 2020 WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver and her teammate, forward/center Chiney Ogwumike, will not play this season in the WNBA, bringing the total number of players deciding to opt out at nine. The others: Cecilia Zandalasini (Minnesota Lynx) Renee Montgomery…

New York Liberty guard Rebecca Allen opts out of playing this season

New York Liberty guard Rebecca Allen opts out of playing this season

New York Liberty guard Rebecca Allen is opting out of playing during the 2020 WNBA season. She joins six other WNBA players who will skip the season and not play at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, a location set up…

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…

Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes opts out of the 2020 WNBA season

Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes opts out of the 2020 WNBA season

Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes has opted out of the 2020 WNBA Season, the organization announced Tuesday. She becomes the fifth WNBA player to skip the season following teammate Renee Montgomery, Connecticut Sun’s Jonquel Jones and Washington Mystics players Natasha…

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones opts out of the 2020 WNBA season; Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders join exodus

Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones opts out of the 2020 WNBA season; Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders join exodus

Photo: NBAE/Getty Images Update: Washington Mystics players Natasha Cloud and LaToya Sanders decide to sit out season The Connecticut Sun announced that center Jonquel Jones will not play during the 2020 WNBA Season. A native of the Bahamas, Jones has…

Coaches and players support Renee Montgomery’s “leap of faith” to focus on social justice issues

Coaches and players support Renee Montgomery’s “leap of faith” to focus on social justice issues

Atlanta Dream guard Renee Montgomery’s decision to sit out the 2020 season to focus on social justice issues was a “leap of faith” she said to reporters Thursday afternoon in a video conference call. The 11-year WNBA veteran and UConn…

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve talks about plans for the 2020 season and the need for social justice work

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve talks about plans for the 2020 season and the need for social justice work

The 2020 WNBA season will be like none other in league history. First, all twelve teams will live and play all games at IMG Academy in Florida, beginning with training camp in a couple of weeks – the season is…

Mystics owners, Monumental Sports, unveil a slate of social justice initiatives that includes a call for police reform

With many WNBA players at the forefront of athlete-led social activism movements, the parent company of the Washington Mystics, Monumental Sports & Entertainment, announced the launch of a program to combat social inequality and to address police brutality. Mystics guard…