Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A blistering game, and the series is tied

WNBA Finals results:

The Mercury outlasted the Sky in OT, 91-86, to even the series. Game 3 is Friday in Chicago.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi is frustrated with the league's travel constraints.

Allie Quigley's journey is one of resilience.

The trade that brought Kahleah Copper to Chicago.

Breanna Stewart says the league needs to change its playoff format.

Michaela Onyenwere says don't count the Liberty out.

Sue Bird talks about how the WNBA became a force for social change.

Edna Campbell is a breast cancer survivor pioneer.

College team news:

The national championship conversation starts with the season for NC State.

Virginia Tech has Sweet 16 dreams.

Why every game will be personal for Notre Dame this year.

Buffalo is hungry for redemption.

Ohio State is eager for a chance to rebound after a tough 2020-2021 season.

Syracuse talks transfers, bonding and faith in the program.

Remade Virginia eyes a winning season.

Cal enters the season healthy.

Utah is rebranding itself after a bad year.

Pac-12 notebook.

College player news:

A healthy Kayla Jones is ready to lead the Wolfpack in her grad season.

Her arrival delayed a year, Matilda Ekh is ready to help Michigan State.

Te-Hina Paopao is on the same trajectory as former Oregon great Sabrina Ionescu, their coach says.

College coach news:

USC coach Lindsay Gottlieb can impact the Pac-12.

A year later, ODU coach Delisha Milton-Jones gets a proper introduction.

Former Louisiana Tech coach Leon Barmore is getting a statue in Ruston.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The calm before the storm

Game 2 of the Finals - Sky at Mercury - is at 6 p.m. PT tomorrow on ESPN

WNBA playoff news:

Candace Parker is the calm and the storm for Chicago.

Give Parker her flowers while her game is still in bloom.

Kahleah Copper is the breakout player of the playoffs.

Diamond DeShields is doing whatever the Sky need to win.

WNBA team news:

The Storm will get a new, dedicated practice facility, thanks to new legislation.

WNBA coach news:

The Dream have hired Tanisha Wright as their new head coach.

Other pro news:

A new women's pro league will debut early next year.

College team news:

Stanford tops the preseason Pac-12 coaches poll.

Offseason roster turnover has resulted in a more experienced and versatile Oregon lineup.

UCLA and USC Pac-12 media takeaways.

A new guard pairing is taking center stage for the Bruins......they are picked to finish third in the conference.

Arizona looks to build on the momentum of last year's Final Four run.

Expectations are high for Washington State.......they are tabbed to finish sixth.

Washington's players are committed and ready to grow under new coach Tina Langley.....the Huskies are picked to finish tenth.

Expectations remain low for Utah.

Iowa looks to be a Big Ten contender.

VCU is positively influenced by last year's championship.

Siena will use live video on the bench this season.

College player news:

UConn senior Christyn Williams is eager for redemption and consistency after elbow surgery.

College coach news:

Nikki McCray-Penson has resigned at Mississippi State due to health reasons.

Who is the Bulldogs' interim head coach Doug Novak?