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Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] It is one type of pressure when the franchise you coach has never made the playoffs in its entire existence. It is another type of pressure when you are succeeding a coach that took the franchise to the conference…

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…

So how accurate was Lin Dunn in predicting how the Fever would beat the Sun?

So how accurate was Lin Dunn in predicting how the Fever would beat the Sun?

It was just last Friday that the Connecticut Sun defeated the Indiana Fever, 76-64 to give the Sun a one game to none advantage in the WNBA Eastern Conference finals. After the game, Fever coach Lin Dunn issued the following…

Sun look to close out series on the road, Fever aim to regain poise and composure

Sun look to close out series on the road, Fever aim to regain poise and composure

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault could not be happy with the way the first game of the Eastern Conference finals began for his team. Having watched the Los Angeles Sparks start slowly the night before against Minnesota…

Sentimentality does not win a playoff series: A look at the Eastern Conference finals

Sentimentality does not win a playoff series: A look at the Eastern Conference finals

Game 1: Indiana at Connecticut Fri, Oct. 5, 8 ET, ESPN2 Game 2: Connecticut at Indiana Mon. Oct. 8, 8 ET, ESPN2 Game 3*: Indiana at Connecticut Thu, Oct. 11, 8:30 ET, ESPN2 * if necessary If you took a…

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

Dishin & Swishin 10/04/12 Podcast: Tully Bevilaqua calls it a career & Chasity Melvin on the WNBA conference finals

[display_podcast] The WNBA season is nearing completion, and soon we will in the college season. Tonight begins the conference finals and Dishin & Swishin is all about the WNBA this week. First, for the second week in a row, we…

Sun celebrates awards early, has to hold on late, to take game one of Eastern Conference semifinals

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The day at Mohegan Sun started with three awards and a special announcement. Pregame, the league honored Tina Charles with the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player award, Kara Lawson the Kim Perrot Sporsmanship award, and Renee Montgomery…

Sun players dominate postseason awards, winning MVP, Kim Perrot, and 6th Woman; Sparks’ Toliver is Most Improved

Sun players dominate postseason awards, winning MVP, Kim Perrot, and 6th Woman; Sparks’ Toliver is Most Improved

Players on the team that ended the season as the best in the Eastern Conference took home three individual players awards led by Tina Charles, the 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player. Last year Tamika Catchings won WNBA Most Valuable Player,…

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…

Sun celebrate the past, look to the future as they defeat Fever 73-67

Sun celebrate the past, look to the future as they defeat Fever 73-67

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Sun celebrated ten years of WNBA basketball in the state of Connecticut with the pre-game announcement of the team’s All-Decade team selections. Then came the tipoff, and the Sun looked toward the future and a possible…

Connecticut Sun announces All-Decade Team

The Connecticut Sun announced its All-Decade Team prior to defeating the Indiana Fever, 73-67, on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The unveiling of the team was part of a season-long celebration of its 10th anniversary. Fans voted online for…

Tina Charles and bench performance lead Sun to comeback win over Sky, 82-77

Tina Charles and bench performance lead Sun to comeback win over Sky, 82-77

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In New England, when the Red Sox are as bad as they have been this baseball season, opening day for the New England Patriots is like Christmas Day to sports fans. Still, 6,658 people managed to find…

Cash leads team effort as Sky break losing streak, upset first place Sun 82-70

Cash leads team effort as Sky break losing streak, upset first place Sun 82-70

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – As they introduced the lineup for the Chicago Sky, as is customary for returning former Connecticut players, Swin Cash received a rousing ovation from the fans. By the end of the game, when the Sky had come…

Sun bounce back versus Liberty, avenge Thursday night loss, 85-74

Sun bounce back versus Liberty, avenge Thursday night loss, 85-74

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun started the post-Olympic portion of their schedule sputtering, dropping their opener to the New York Liberty Thursday night, 79-66. At home Saturday night, TIna Charles, Allison Hightower and Kara Lawson were not going to…

Olympic effort by Jones leads Sun past Mystics, 85-73

Olympic effort by Jones leads Sun past Mystics, 85-73

Before the game, the Connecticut Sun turned Tina Charles into a bobble head. During the game, Jones and fellow Olympian Asjha Jones continued their team’s domination of the Washington Mystics. If Connecticut wanted to erase the bad taste of their…

Camille rising: Little makes herself a factor in Storm defeat of Sun in overtime

Camille rising: Little makes herself a factor in Storm defeat of Sun in overtime

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Camille Little was on the court shooting jump shots with assistant coach Jenny Boucek for about forty-five minutes prior to Sunday’s Seattle Storm road game at Mohegan Sun Arena against the Connecticut Sun. The Storm were coming…

Sun’s Lawson, role players step up in fierce rivalry vs. Fever, help seal OT victory

Sun’s Lawson, role players step up in fierce rivalry vs. Fever, help seal OT victory

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Indiana Fever versus the Connecticut Sun has become one of the more fiercely contested rivalries in the WNBA in recent years, and last night’s contest at Mohegan Sun Arena was no exception. It took the last…

Sun hold off determined Mystics in wild fourth quarter, 94-86

Sun hold off determined Mystics in wild fourth quarter, 94-86

"All of a sudden in the fourth quarter, an ABA game broke out," Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault joked. He could afford to joke, as his 4-1 Connecticut Sun held off a physical Washington Mystics team in a game that…

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

As successful as the franchise has been, you may have to go back to Brooke Wyckoff to find a backup post that was a strong contributor to the success of the Connecticut Sun. Scanning the list of those suggested for…

Weekend sweep gives Connecticut Sun reason for optimism

Weekend sweep gives Connecticut Sun reason for optimism

If those that made the Connecticut Sun a preseason divisional favorite were looking for reassurance, the team gave them plenty of reasons to be upbeat after an opening weekend home-and-home sweep of their division rival the New York Liberty. After…

Dishin & Swishin 05-03-12 Podcast: The Connecticut Sun look to improve with their core from last year

Dishin & Swishin 05-03-12 Podcast: The Connecticut Sun look to improve with their core from last year

One of the hardest things to do in building a WNBA team is to have the faith in your beliefs and courage of your convictions and not change what you thought would work last year. Like a good college program,…

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’…

Tina Charles named the 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year, headlines All-Rookie Team

After sweeping Rookie of Month awards during her first season as a professional player in the WNBA, it is no surprise that the league announced Tina Charles as  the 2010 Rookie of the Year. A national panel of 39 sportswriters…

Tina Charles named Rookie of the Month for May 2010

Tina Charles, the celebrated Connecticut graduate and number one 2010 WNBA draft pick, earned the first Rookie of the Month award for this season. In May, Charles led all rookies in the league and the Connecticut Sun in points (16.6…