Monday, July 13, 2020

WNBA season schedule: dropped

Big WNBA news:

The league released its 2020 season schedule today.

Opening weekend will honor Black Lives Matter.

Twelve must-see games.

How to watch every single national TV game.

WNBA team news:

The Sky return most of their core this season.

Chicago is chemistry-laden, and bent on redemption.

The Sparks put culture on display in their first practice.

The new-look Liberty are exceeding their own expectations with a quickly-developing chemistry.

WNBA player news:

Elena Delle Donne's medical opt-out request has been denied, and she is in disbelief.

Amanda Zahui B. found her voice in a WNBA locker room and used it in Sweden.

Kelsey Mitchell is preparing for the ultimate one-on-one.

Sabrina Ionescu is feeling comfortable inside the bubble.

Rookie Satou Sabally is already working alongside WNBA veterans for racial and social justice.

Jocelyn Willoughby and Kylee Shook talk about their rookie seasons.

Erica McCall is excited to get a second chance with the Dream.

WNBA roundtable.

College team news:

Gonzaga owes their amped-up recruiting to a blooming culture.

How Florida is training during the pandemic.

Utah has added Texas transfer Isabel Palmer.

College player news:

Johnasia Cash talks about why she hasn't returned to campus.

Oregon State junior post Patricia Morris has entered the transfer portal.

College coach news:

Kara Lawson talked experience in her introduction as Duke's new head coach today.

Lawson's five biggest priorities at Duke.

She is excited to coach at Duke.

The Blue Devils get a contemporary leader in Lawson.

Press conferences snippets.

Sarah Miles is a new assistant coach at Central Michigan.

Monday, July 6, 2020

WNBA coronavirus, travel and social justice news dominates the day

Lots of big news in the WNBA today......

COVID-19 news:

Seven players out of 137 have tested positive for COVID-19.

Teams traveled to Florida today except the Indiana Fever. They will delay arrival for a few days, as two players tested positive.

Photos and videos on player and team social media accounts have popped up this afternoon and evening, showing personnel has arrived at "the bubble" in Florida. They were tested for the virus and will quarantine for a few days and be tested again.

Social justice news:

The WNBA and WNBPA have agreed to feature the names of women who have died due to police or racial violence on warmups, as well as on the court.

The league is dedicating the season to social justice.

Players will form a social justice council.

Commissioner Cathy Engelbert is proud of players.

WNBA team news:

Uncertain what awaits them, the Storm head to Florida for the season.

Preparation factors for the bubble are a mystery as the Lynx head to camp.

Indiana Fever preview.

Phoenix Mercury preview.

The WNBA CBA salary cap explained.

WNBA coach news:

Penny Taylor is stepping down as assistant coach for the Mercury, and Chasity Melvin will replace her.

Most of the WNBA's older coaches are OK with the coronavirus risk.

College team news:

The Patriot League has formed an Anti-Racism Commission.

UConn players are due back on campus in late July, but international players face travel restrictions.

College coach news:

Kevin Templeton is a new assistant coach at Eastern Illinois.