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USA runs past Nigeria 93-62  in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62 in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

The USA Women’s National Team ran past Nigeria 93-62 Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas before heading to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. The win capped a three-game exhibition schedule for Team USA that included losses to Team WNBA during the league’s…

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA tops Team USA in All-Star Game

Team WNBA defeated Team USA 93-85 in the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game, a special edition of the event that featured All-Stars vs. the USA Senior Women’s National Team. First-time All-Star Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings) helped lead Team WNBA to the…

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

Memphis Grizzlies hire Notre Dame’s Niele Ivey as an assistant coach

The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies hired Notre Dame associate head coach Niele Ivey as the newest member of its coaching staff. Ivey, who earned a national championship in 2001 as a player with the Fighting Irish, joined her alma mater’s coaching…

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Candace Parker leads Los Angeles Sparks to 83-75 triumph over Seattle Storm

Parker earns season-high in win over Storm Stats || Shot Charts LOS ANGELES – Halfway through the second quarter of an energetic game between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm, Candace Parker hit the deck hard, and held…

Led by Odyssey Sims, Minnesota Lynx race by Seattle Storm, 72-61

Led by Odyssey Sims, Minnesota Lynx race by Seattle Storm, 72-61

The Minnesota Lynx topped a sluggish Seattle Storm 72-61 Wednesday night at Target Center in front of 8,092 fans. Led by rookie forward Napheesa Collier, the home team held the Storm to just nine first quarter points, the same amount…

Second-half effort lifts Seattle over Phoenix in home opener, 77-68

Second-half effort lifts Seattle over Phoenix in home opener, 77-68

The Seattle Storm began its 20th season with a victory Stats || Shot Charts Led by forward Natasha Howard who tallied a double-double, the Seattle Storm broke away from a halftime tie to top the Phoenix Mercury 77-68 in a…

Candace Parker spoils debut of Breanna Stewart with 34-point explosion as Sparks beat Storm 96-66

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Los Angeles Sparks veteran forward Candace Parker spoiled the professional debut of the most decorated women’s college basketball player in history Sunday afternoon at Staples Center, leading her team to a 96-66 victory over…

Under watchful eye of Geno Auriemma, USA Basketball Senior National Team opens camp

STORRS, Conn. – Sixteen of the best players in the world convened at the current mecca of women’s college basketball, Storrs, Conn., for the first training camp of this Olympic year. They came from all over the world, literally, to…

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd named 2015 WNBA Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team announced

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd named 2015 WNBA Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie team announced

Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd is the 2015 WNBA Rookie of the Year, the first player in the franchise’s 16-year history to win the honor. She received 21 votes from a national panel of 39 sportswriters and broadcasters.  New York Liberty center Kiah Stokes…

Dishin & Swishin 08/06/15 Podcast: WNBA newcomers include surprising Rookie of the Year frontrunners

Dishin & Swishin 08/06/15 Podcast: WNBA newcomers include surprising Rookie of the Year frontrunners

[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). WNBA fans are spoiled when it comes to rookie. Check out this list of number one overall picks…

Kizer keeps Indiana winning, leads team in 88-65 rout of Seattle

Kizer keeps Indiana winning, leads team in 88-65 rout of Seattle

Indiana (6-6) continued a streak, winning a third straight game in taking down Seattle 88-65 Wednesday afternoon. The Storm (3-10) dropped the finale of its three-game road trip. Seattle fell behind early 17-6 in the first quarter with nine points coming from…

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

[display_podcast] Finally, the WNBA regular season has arrived! It begins Friday with a slate of five games so sign up for WNBA Live Access (still one of the best deals out there) to watch the games streamed live and enjoy.…

Nike signs top four WNBA draft picks: Loyd, Zahui B., Mosqueda-Lewis, Williams

With the WNBA training camps in full swing, Nike announced the signing of the top four draft picks in last month’s draft: Jewell Loyd (Seattle), Amanda Zahui Bazoukou (Tulsa), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Seattle) and Elizabeth Williams (Connecticut). “To represent Nike Basketball is a…

Getting to the know the WNBA draftees: Q&A with Jewell Loyd

Getting to the know the WNBA draftees: Q&A with Jewell Loyd

You and Amanda, one-two in the draft, this is a rare year in the WNBA draft, two underclassmen going into the draft and then being the top two. It’s what was best for me.  For her, maybe it’s the best…

2015 WNBA draft results: Seattle tabs Jewell Loyd as No. 1 pick

2015 WNBA draft results: Seattle tabs Jewell Loyd as No. 1 pick

The Seattle Storm selected Notre Dame’s Jewell Loyd as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2015 WNBA draft Thursday evening. Loyd became the first top pick in Fighting Irish history. “I finally beat Skylar at something!,” joked Loyd referring…

Dishin & Swishin 4/15/15 Podcast: Chiney Ogwumike reflects on the Draft Experience & first year in the WNBA

Dishin & Swishin 4/15/15 Podcast: Chiney Ogwumike reflects on the Draft Experience & first year in the WNBA

[display_podcast] College prospects invited to attend the draftApril 16 7 p.m. ET Draft first round Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Conn. ESPN2/WatchESPN 8 p.m. ET Second and third rounds ESPN3/WatchESPN On Thursday night the pro basketball destiny of 36 young women…

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

Dishin & Swishin 11/13/14 Podcast: The roundtable returns to preview the 2014-15 NCAA DI season

[display_podcast] It starts in November and ends in April with one team cutting down nets in Tampa! Finally, the NCAA women’s basketball season begins tomorrow. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast, we welcome in the season with the annual…

Dishin & Swishin 11/05/14 Podcast: Coming off a record-breaking season, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw gets ready to do it again

Dishin & Swishin 11/05/14 Podcast: Coming off a record-breaking season, Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw gets ready to do it again

[display_podcast] Coach Muffet McGraw and her 2014-15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish kick off their year with a preseason contest tonight versus Ferris State. What better way to get ready for it than a special Wednesday Dishin & Swishin podcast with…

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 1/17/13 Podcast: Muffet McGraw’s Irish don’t rebuild, they just reload

Dishin & Swishin 1/17/13 Podcast: Muffet McGraw’s Irish don’t rebuild, they just reload

I admit it. I did not expect Notre Dame to be as good as they are this season. Graduating three starters? Yes, I knew the freshmen were talented and that Skylar Diggins is special. I knew that Kayla McBride would…