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Putting a wrap on the WNBA All-Star game: It was all about having fun

Fun. That one little three-letter word was the recurring theme after the WNBA All-Star game was in the books at Mohegan Sun Arena, with the West walking away with a 102-98 victory. Both experienced vets and first-time players took in…

Candace Parker and her Sparks teammates lead West to All-Star win, 102-98

Candace Parker and her Sparks teammates lead West to All-Star win, 102-98

Social media recap UNCASVILLE, Conn. – A sellout crowd of 9,323 saw an entertaining, high-energy WNBA All-Star game dominated in the end by members of the Los Angeles Sparks. Candace Parker earned the Most Valuable Player award with a double-double…

Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

[display_podcast] This Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena the WNBA will present the 2013 All-Star game. While most All-Star games for sports are a combination of disinterest and lack of enthusiasm, for the WNBA, the All-Star game is a significant event.…

Dishin & Swishin 7/11/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA season to date with the returning roundtable

Dishin & Swishin 7/11/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA season to date with the returning roundtable

[display_podcast] It has been a hot, crazy summer in the WNBA, and it is only July 11! Blow out games, blown out knees, standout performances, startling behavior, returns and departures, where does one begin to discuss what has been happening?…

Dream hold off Sun comeback, as McCoughtry powers Atlanta past Connecticut, 78-77 in Eastern Conference struggle

Dream hold off Sun comeback, as McCoughtry powers Atlanta past Connecticut, 78-77 in Eastern Conference struggle

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Girl Scout crowd booed her during introductions. They cheered when a foul was called on her. They booed when she went to the foul line. However, in the end the crowd and the defense of the…

Dishin & Swishin 5/23/13 Podcast: A Roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season – Part Two, the Eastern Conference and the Panelists fearless predictions

Dishin & Swishin 5/23/13 Podcast: A Roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season – Part Two, the Eastern Conference and the Panelists fearless predictions

[display_podcast] We hope you enjoyed Part One of the Dishin & Swishin 2013 WNBA preview roundtable podcast, which was posted yesterday! This year the roundtable was so good, and so loaded with information from our esteemed panelists, we have to…

2013 NCAA championship game celebrates the greatness of the Big East

You’ll excuse fans of the Big East conference if they are feeling nostalgic this week, flashing back to 2009. Louisville “crashed the party” to earn a spot in the women’s national championship game. No, not this year’s Cardinals, the 2009…

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…

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…

Dishin & Swishin 9/07/12 Podcast: A look at the Atlanta Dream with Lindsey Harding and LaChina Robinson

Dishin & Swishin 9/07/12 Podcast: A look at the Atlanta Dream with Lindsey Harding and LaChina Robinson

[display_podcast] Confusion, chaos, absences, replacements have marked the Atlanta Dream’s 2012 season. This is not the same team that won the Eastern Conference the last two years, despite the similarities of the starting lineup. While Marynell Meadors opened the season…

The Atlanta Dream suspends Angel McCoughtry indefinitely

The Atlanta Dream suspends Angel McCoughtry indefinitely

After a tumultuous week, the Atlanta Dream suspended starting forward Angel McCoughtry for an indefinite period for violating team rules. Monday, team owners fired head coach and general manager Marynell Meadors and promoted assistant coach Fred Williams. McCoughtry received word of…

Atlanta Dream fires head coach/GM Marynell Meadors, assistant coach Fred Williams promoted

Atlanta Dream fires head coach/GM Marynell Meadors, assistant coach Fred Williams promoted

@marynellmeaders gets fired atlanta owners cave in inmate in charge #coachingisaBitch — Geno Auriemma (@genoauriemma) August 27, 2012 Monday afternoon Connecticut and U.S. senior national team coach Geno Auriemma broke the news via Twitter that the Atlanta Dream fired head…

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

[display_podcast] I’m so psyched for the return of the WNBA this week that we are not even going to wait until Thursday for this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast! The roundtable is back this week! ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Washington Mystics…

Dishin & Swishin October 13, 2011 Podcast: Chasing the Dream – Mike Thibault and Pokey Chatman Discuss Their Teams

Pokey Chatman and the Chicago Sky [display_podcast] The WNBA season is in the books and the Minnesota Lynx completed their impressive run with a sweep of the Atlanta Dream in the WNBA finals. For the second straight year, Marynell Meadors’…

Seimone Augustus propels her team to victory, works past fatigue to give Lynx 2-0 series lead

Box score MINNEAPOLIS – Even with starting center Erika de Souza back in the lineup, the Atlanta Dream did not have enough stamina and firepower down the stretch to overcome a tenacious Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the WNBA…

Video: Dream’s Angel McCoughtry on confidence in the playoffs and refusing a sub in the Eastern Conference finals

MINNEAPOLIS – Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry talks about maintaining confidence in adverse situations with her team down a game in the Finals and her actions during the last game of the Eastern Conference Finals. The teams had a day…

WNBA Finals Game One Notes and Quotes: Atlanta Dream

Notes Angel McCoughtry set a WNBA Finals record for points in a quarter with 19 in the third. The previous record was 14 set by the Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi in Detroit on September 8, 2007. McCoughtry finished with 33…

Atlanta Dream defeat the Indiana Fever and reach the WNBA Finals for second year in a row

The Atlanta Dream earned a decisive victory on the road in game three of the Eastern Conference Finals defeating the Indiana Fever, 83-67 in the best-of-three series. The Dream advance to the WNBA Finals for the second year in a…

Day 3 of NBA All-Star Week: Snow? What snow? Dallasites ignore the weather

DALLAS—Day three of NBA All-Star Week looked like a vision of New England winter splendor, except it was North Texas. As the weather began to sink into the mindsets of out-of-towners and residents alike, the annual basketball love fest continued…

Angel McCoughtry expected to be named Rookie of the Year, Meadors to get coach award

Former Louisville star Angel McCoughtry will be named  2009 WNBA Rookie of the Year and her Atlanta Dream coach Marynell Meadors, Coach of the Year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The WNBA will announce the winners of the award Thursday…