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Dishin & Swishin 6/13/13 Podcast: Candice Wiggins starts fresh in Tulsa and we dish with the AP’s Doug Feinberg

Dishin & Swishin 6/13/13 Podcast: Candice Wiggins starts fresh in Tulsa and we dish with the AP’s Doug Feinberg

[display_podcast] It is hard to believe that it was six seasons ago that Candice Wiggins, the Wade Trophy winner, was drafted number three after Candace Parker and Sylvia Fowles in the WNBA draft by the…

Dishin & Swishin 6/06/13 Podcast: Sparks aim even higher in year two under Carol Ross and we debut a new segment

Dishin & Swishin 6/06/13 Podcast: Sparks aim even higher in year two under Carol Ross and we debut a new segment

[display_podcast] Just two WNBA seasons ago the Los Angeles Sparks were in the lottery, not the playoffs. Having deemed that unacceptable, the Sparks began roster renovations with the drafting of Nneka Ogwumike and placed their…

Dishin & Swishin 4/18/13 Podcast: The WNBA class of 2013, there may be three to see, but there’s a lot more to adore!

Dishin & Swishin 4/18/13 Podcast: The WNBA class of 2013, there may be three to see, but there’s a lot more to adore!

[display_podcast] With the 2013 draft on Monday women’s basketball effectively closed the book on the 2012-13 college season, and cracked the seal on a new volume, the 2013 WNBA season. For the third consecutive year,…

Brittney Griner comes out, fans show support and then there’s NOH8, Prop. 8 and Ken Starr

Brittney Griner comes out, fans show support and then there’s NOH8, Prop. 8 and Ken Starr

Tweets in support of Griner While she made no secret about being gay, especially during her senior year when she added a “NOH8” logo to her Twitter profile picture, Brittney Griner officially came out  in…

The “Three to See” lead poised and polished draft class into the WNBA

The “Three to See” lead poised and polished draft class into the WNBA

The college draft for any professional sports league is usually more of a celebration of the sport than an actual sporting event. Yesterday on the campus of ESPN, the WNBA celebrated its re-branding and re-packaging…

WNBA President Richie bullish on new season

WNBA President Richie bullish on new season

BRISTOL, Conn. – Prior to the 2013 WNBA Draft, president Laurel Richie addressed the media, expressing a “bullish” attitude toward the rebranded WNBA product. After mentioning there were brief discussions about canceling the event because…

Teams of top rookies to dominate ESPN’s WNBA regular season coverage

  BRISTOL, Conn. – As WNBA draft day unfolded at ESPN headquarters, it became even more clear that ESPN will rely on the newly drafted rookies to garner television ratings. Phoenix, expected to draft Brittney…

Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

Dishin & Swishin 4/04/13 Podcast: Previewing the Final Four with Doug Bruno and Kevin McGuff

[display_podcast] The Final Four begins in New Orleans on Sunday night with NCAA tournament semifinal teams trying to earn a spot in Tuesday’s national championship. Two No. 1 seeds are there, Notre Dame and Connecticut.…

Watch the NCAA tournament like a WNBA coach: A beginner’s guide to scouting the seniors

Watch the NCAA tournament like a WNBA coach: A beginner’s guide to scouting the seniors

Your favorite WNBA team is close to making the climb to the next level. You know that all it takes is that draft choice to pan out, to be the difference maker. You have supreme…

Dishin & Swishin 3/21/13 Podcast: The roundtable returns for its annual look at the Women’s NCAA Tournament

Dishin & Swishin 3/21/13 Podcast: The roundtable returns for its annual look at the Women’s NCAA Tournament

[display_podcast] Spring is here! I know this not from looking out of my window at the snow-covered ground, but by knowing that the NCAA women’s tournament kicks off this weekend. That means, as annual as…

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

Achonwa converts UConn miscue to give Notre Dame first Big East tournament championship

HARTFORD, Conn. – All season critics made statements about how Notre Dame had more foul shots than their opponents by a large margin. It is ironic that when Geno Auriemma’s Huskies tried to foul Skylar…

Notre Dame, Louisville overcome challenges before advancing in afternoon quarterfinals of Big East tournament

Hartford, Conn – It took 20 points and 20 rebounds from Natalie Achonwa, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish held off a determined South Florida team to advance to the semifinals of the Big East…

Notre Dame dominates Big East Conference major awards

An undefeated conference season has translated into Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Freshman of the Year honors for Big East regular season champion Notre Dame. To virtually no one’s surprise, senior…

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

Dishin & Swishin 3/07/13 Podcast: Dishin’ on the Big East tournament with Danielle Donehew and Beth Mowins

[display_podcast] Site: XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut Top Seeds: (1) Notre Dame, (2) Connecticut, (3) Syracuse, (4) Louisville For consecutive years Notre Dame has won the Big East regular season championship, knocking Big East tournament host…

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…

Diggins and McBride lead Notre Dame past UConn in showcase game for women’s basketball, 73-72

Diggins and McBride lead Notre Dame past UConn in showcase game for women’s basketball, 73-72

It seems that in women’s basketball a game shown on national television on a major network means frequent miscues and missed shots by one or both teams, or some other reason a less than entertaining…

Best rivalry in women’s hoops? Notre Dame-UConn nearly sold out for January game in Connecticut

Best rivalry in women’s hoops? Notre Dame-UConn nearly sold out for January game in Connecticut

North Carolina versus Duke. Baylor versus Stanford. Tennessee versus Kentucky. All great games, either having history or building it as time goes on. Perhaps the best rivalry in women’s hoops right now, however, is Connecticut…

Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins unanimous selections for 2012-13 AP preseason women’s All-America team

The Associated Press announced its 2012-13 preseason women’s All-America team Tuesday. A panel of 40 media members who work or freelance for publications that subscribe to the news service voted on the team. Seniors Brittney…

Huskies, Irish dominate preseason Big East polls and awards

The Big East conference kicked off the first of several years of transition with their preseason polls and awards announcements. Gone is West Virginia this season, to be followed by Pitt, Syracuse and eventually Notre…

Dishin & Swishin 9/27/12 Podcast:Ticha Penicheiro discusses her career, Tulsa’s Gary Kloppenburg on the playoffs and the draft lottery

Dishin & Swishin 9/27/12 Podcast:Ticha Penicheiro discusses her career, Tulsa’s Gary Kloppenburg on the playoffs and the draft lottery

[display_podcast] Today on the Dishin & Swishin podcast, we look a bit at the past, the present, and the future of the WNBA. First, the past. Last week point guard extraordinaire Ticha Penicheiro retired, ending…

How to “fix” the WNBA Draft Lottery Problem

Normally, I do not write opinion pieces for Hoopfeed. I have always considered it our responsibility to give you, the reader, all of the facts possible, and let you make your own conclusions. However, last…

Dishin & Swishin 8/23/12 Podcast: A look at USA Basketball’s entry into the 3×3 World Championships with the team and program director

Dishin & Swishin 8/23/12 Podcast: A look at USA Basketball’s entry into the 3×3 World Championships with the team and program director

[display_podcast] Do you remember taking the SAT exams when you were getting ready for college? There was that section of analogy questions that everybody hated. Here is one of those for you. As beach volleyball…

Dishin & Swishin 4/05/12 Podcast: WNBA coaches Agler, Kloppenburg & House break down the NCAA championship game

Dishin & Swishin 4/05/12 Podcast: WNBA coaches Agler, Kloppenburg & House break down the NCAA championship game

[display_podcast] For the past few weeks, the Dishin & Swishin podcast brought you some of the best journalists and former players breaking down each round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament. We took a different…

Dishin’ on the Brackets: The Final Four

If you remember any predictions I have ever made in tournaments past, I never pick chalk. Chalk is boring. I try to add spice to my picks, pick a few upsets. But, with journalistic integrity…

Dishin’ on the Brackets: Raleigh Region

If you believe the experts, the Raleigh Region is where a number one seed will most likely get knocked off before the Final Four in this year’s NCAA tournament. ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Rebecca Lobo, and…