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Brenda Frese enters 18th season at Maryland, expectations high for the Terps

Brenda Frese enters 18th season at Maryland, expectations high for the Terps

College Park, Md. — Brenda Frese isn’t slowing down. She’s leading the Maryland Terrapins for the 18th season and expectations are reasonably high for the 2019-2020 campaign. Last year, success was in her hands, but after the team earned the 2019…

Washington Mystics claim their first WNBA title, defeating the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5

Washington Mystics claim their first WNBA title, defeating the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in Game 5

WASHINGTON D.C. – Operation #RunItBack is complete. For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Mystics are WNBA Champions, taking down the Connecticut Sun 89-78 in a Game 5, winner-take-all match to claim the 2019 Finals. The league’s 2019…

Ahead of Game 3 Washington has a big question mark and Connecticut feels good

Ahead of Game 3 Washington has a big question mark and Connecticut feels good

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA WASHINGTON D.C. – The WNBA hosted a teleconference call for media Thursday morning to discuss topics heading into game three of the 2019 Finals. The call included Connecticut’s coach…

Jonquel Jones sets records as Connecticut splits Finals series 1-1 with 99-87 win over Washington

Jonquel Jones sets records as Connecticut splits Finals series 1-1 with 99-87 win over Washington

Jonquel Jones led the Connecticut Sun in evening up the 2019 WNBA Finals with a 32-point, 18-rebound performance Notes || Shot Charts WASHINGTON D.C. – In game two of the WNBA Finals, the missing piece of Connecticut Sun’s puzzle finally…

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA

Maryland’s Brenda Frese watches proudly as Terrapins thrive in the WNBA

WASHINGTON D.C. – With a warm personality and an infectious smile, Maryland’s Brenda Frese keeps the Terrapins among the crème of the crop of women’s college basketball. She arrived in College Park in 2002 and developed a culture of excellence…

Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Ariel Atkins shines as Washington takes game 1 of WNBA Finals topping Sun 95-86

Mystics forward Ariel Atkins scored 21 points, the most points she has scored in a game this postseason Notes || Shot Charts || Box score || WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s pre-game press conference WASHINGTON D.C. – Second-year Mystics forward Ariel…

Connecticut Sun enter WNBA Finals motivated by underdog status

Connecticut Sun enter WNBA Finals motivated by underdog status

With a backdrop of a regular season where pundits continually underestimated their odds of making a championship run, the Connecticut Sun enters the Finals using the summer of what they term “DisrespeCT” as motivation in their series against the Washington…

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut tops short-handed Washington in season opener, 84-69

Connecticut Sun earns win in season opener against Washington Mystics Shot Charts The Connecticut Sun entered the WNBA regular season on a high note defeating the short-handed Washington Mystics 84-69 Saturday evening in front of 7,913 fans at Mohegan Sun…

Dishin & Swishin 6/18/15 Podcast: Are the Connecticut Sun the best story of the early WNBA season?

Dishin & Swishin 6/18/15 Podcast: Are the Connecticut Sun the best story of the early WNBA season?

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). They heard the pundits. They heard the experts saying there was no way the Connecticut Sun would contend…

Connecticut Sun use defense, matchups to defeat Chicago Sky 67-65, move to 2-1 on the season

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun used an aggressive defense to hold the Chicago Sky to 65 points, 29 points less than their season average, en route to a 67-65 victory before a disappointing crowd of 4,523 at Mohegan Sun…

Stefanie Dolson shines as Mystics open the season with 73-68 victory over Connecticut

Stefanie Dolson shines as Mystics open the season with 73-68 victory over Connecticut

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Former UConn Husky Stefanie Dolson received a loud ovation from the Connecticut Sun faithful, then sent the Sun fans home disappointed after she earned career highs in points and rebounds in leading her Washington Mystics to an opening…

Dishin & Swishin 2/26/15 Podcast: Maryland & Florida State roll with the changes, eye top seeds

Dishin & Swishin 2/26/15 Podcast: Maryland & Florida State roll with the changes, eye top seeds

[display_podcast] Coming into the 2014-15 women’s basketball season, both Maryland and Florida State faced the difficult question, who would replace their WNBA lottery pick stars, who they relied on so heavily last year? Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas summered in Connecticut with…

Chiney Ogwumike named 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team announced

Chiney Ogwumike of the Connecticut Sun is the recipient of the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year, the WNBA announced today. Ogwumike received 23 votes from a national panel of 38 sportswriters and broadcasters who voted for the award. The…

Despite blowout win, end of Connecticut Sun season leaves coach Donovan feeling empty

Despite blowout win, end of Connecticut Sun season leaves coach Donovan feeling empty

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun capped their 2014 WNBA season with an 84-55 blowout of Eastern conference first place Atlanta Dream before a crowd of 7,689 on Fan Appreciation Night. Still, disappointment in the team’s 13-21 final record was…

Tulsa’s youth brigade: Sims, Diggins backcourt propel Shock to victory on the road, Sun slide continues

Tulsa’s youth brigade: Sims, Diggins backcourt propel Shock to victory on the road, Sun slide continues

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Tulsa Shock (7-10) opened with a 12-0 run and with the exception of a second quarter run by the home team, controlled the Connecticut Sun (8-10) en route to a 96-83 victory Thursday night. The backcourt…

Alyssa Thomas, Katie Douglas help Sun overcome sluggish start to defeat Sky, 79-69

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – “I thought we looked like a team that had not played in a week,” Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan said of her team’s first quarter Wednesday night against the Chicago Sky, “but the resiliency and the fight…

Douglas, Ogwumike lead second half surge as Sun dispatch Fever for fifth straight victory

Douglas, Ogwumike lead second half surge as Sun dispatch Fever for fifth straight victory

Photos: Connecticut Sun. UNCASVILLE, Conn – From worst to first? Maybe not, but the surging Connecticut Sun, after dispatching the Indiana Fever in convincing fashion 89-67 last night, woke up in second place in the Eastern Conference. At halftime with…

New look Sun off to a good start, defeat Liberty 75-54 in preseason opener

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Before fans get too excited about the Connecticut Sun’s 75-54 preseason win over the New York Liberty, let’s consider the players that were not in attendance. Connecticut was missing centers Kelsey Bone and Yelena Leuchanka; New York…

“Young and hungry” Connecticut Sun open camp with energy and a new attitude

“Young and hungry” Connecticut Sun open camp with energy and a new attitude

The 2013 edition of the Connecticut Sun was one the team, its coaches and management would rather forget: a 10-24 record, injuries and discord, all adding up to a disappointed fan base and massive changes to the roster in the…

Dishin & Swishin 04/17/14 Podcast: Anne Donovan & Fred Williams discuss Connecticut and Tulsa’s draft picks and offseason moves

Dishin & Swishin 04/17/14 Podcast: Anne Donovan & Fred Williams discuss Connecticut and Tulsa’s draft picks and offseason moves

With the first pick in the 2014 #WNBADraft presented by @StateFarm, the @ConnecticutSun selects @Chiney321. pic.twitter.com/wOj9pDIKxZ — WNBA (@WNBA) April 15, 2014   [display_podcast] It sure has been an exciting start to the WNBA season. With draft picks, trades and…

The Hoopfeed Guide to the 2014 WNBA Draft

The Hoopfeed Guide to the 2014 WNBA Draft

2014 WNBA Draft: April 14, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2 Tonight’s the night! At Mohegan Sun Arena, the Class of 2014 will hear their names called, and they will enter the WNBA. Their lives will change forever; no longer will they…

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,…

Notre Dame advances to championship game, cruises past Maryland 87-61

Notre Dame advances to championship game, cruises past Maryland 87-61

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward NASHVILLE – Notre Dame’s self-proclaimed status as underdog due to the loss of starting forward and Irish leading rebounder Natalie Achonwa to an ACL injury in the Elite Eight evaporated Sunday night when they…

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

Dishin & Swishin 04/03/14 Podcast: Breaking down the Final Four with coaches Doug Bruno, Lindsay Gottlieb & Coquese Washington

[display_podcast] The eyes of the women’s basketball world are focused on Nashville this week as the Final Four descends on Music City. Top seeds Connecticut and Notre Dame, second-seeded Stanford, and the party crasher, fourth seeded Maryland will tip-off on…

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

Dishin & Swishin 03/27/14: Get ready for the Sweet Sixteen with our previous podcasts and Q&A sessions

March Madness is nearing its close and the NCAA tournament is down to the Sweet Sixteen. By this time next week, there will be only the Final Four remaining, and in a couple of weeks it will be time to…