Saturday, June 30, 2018

Signature Moves Magazine premieres

The first edition of Signature Moves Magazine features stories about A'ja Wilson, Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, and Katie Smith.

Alone at the top

Today's results:

The Mercury topped the Mystics, 84-74, behind Brittney Griner's 24 points. They are alone in first place in league standings.

Tomorrow's game previews:

Lynx at Wings

Aces at Sparks

Dream at Fever

Liberty at Sky

Sun at Storm

WNBA player news:

Breanna Stewart is playing like an MVP while leading the Storm to the top of the standings.

Young center Brionna Jones is ready to step up for the Sun.

The Lynx have waived Lynetta Kizer.

The Dream have waive Maggie Lucas.

College team news:

The upcoming season looks good for the Bruins.

Pepperdine looks forward to the season.

South Carolina women's hoops led the athletic department in a banner year last season.

College player news:

Who will be Mississippi State's new leader?

College coach news:

Tina Thompson brings tenacity and toughness to her new job as Virginia's coach.

Nikki Fargas got three more years on her contract at LSU, but it's what she does with them that counts.

Melissa D'Amico is Wake Forest's new assistant coach.

Recruiting news:

UCLA has landed five-star class of 2019 recruit Jaden Owens.

Anne Donovan:

Dawn Staley eulogized Anne Donovan as "the definition of grace" at her memorial service today.

Donovan was Bergen County's gift to women's basketball.

Playoff implications emerging as season approaches halfway point

Things are heating up in the WNBA.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Match up results that never cease to surprise

Today's game results:

The Mercury trounced the Fever, 95-77.

Diamond DeShields led the Sky to their third straight win, with a 103-99 decision over the Liberty.

The Lynx grabbed their sixth consecutive win, 85-74 over the Dream, behind Maya Moore.

The Aces just routed the Sparks, 94-78.

Tomorrow's game preview:

Mercury at Mystics.

Collective bargaining agreement up after 2019 season:

The WNBA’s future could change forever after next season.

The game:

Traditional bigs are giving way to roaming centers.

WNBA team news:

The Storm have proven they can play with anyone this season.

The Lynx have reclaimed the top spot in ESPN's basketball power index.

WNBA player news:

"I know who I am": Brittney Griner's radical existence.

Renee Montgomery now sees the Lynx from the other side.

Briona Jones is on the weekly Sun podcast.

A'ja Wilson is adjusting to basketball at the next level.

Diamond DeShields is eager to keep improving her defense.

Cappie Pondexter was released by the Sparks yesterday.

The Wings waiving Teana Muldrow indicates Theresa Plaisance is ready to return from injury.

College player news:

A military family led Georgia's Gabby Connally around the world.

College coach news:

Coach Tina Thompson is open to adding to Virginia's roster before the season.

Why was Nikki Fargas' contract extension left off of today's LSU Board of Supervisors agenda?

What led to Dawn Staley asking Bianca Cuevas-Moore to return to the Gamecocks.

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame:

....welcomes DePaul coach Doug Bruno and the WBL.

International news:

Michelle Plouffe has taken on a bigger role with the Canadian National Team.


Before Title IX, basketball was queen in Iowa.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Another slate of big performances

Today's game results:

Diamond DeShields led the Sky past the Dream, 93-80, with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

The Sun got back in the win column with a 101-89 effort over the Fever.

Huge showings in the Wings' 97-91 defeat of the Aces: Kayla McBride with 38 points, Skylar Diggins-Smith with 29, and A'ja Wilson two assists shy of a triple-double.

So many great performances already this week. Just, wow.

Tomorrow's game schedule:

Liberty at Mystics

Sparks at Storm

Basketball gender pay gap:

The root of WNBA players’ argument about the gender wage gap in basketball.

Skylar Diggins-Smith says it's appalling how players are underpaid by the league.

WNBA team news:

The New York Liberty may be part of an MSG sports spinoff.

WNBA player news:

Maya Moore kept her chin up during the Lynx's recent losing streak.

It took a while, but Sylvia Fowles is looking more like the reigning MVP.

The Ogwumike sisters enjoy tag-teaming each other.

Well-traveled Jasmine Thomas has found a home with the Connecticut Sun.

A'ja Wilson is already a franchise player.

Blake Dietrick is thriving with the Dream.

Storm and Sparks players talk about being in ESPN's The Body issue.

Top 10 player rankings.

WNBA coach news:

Liberty coach Katie Smith's creed is team over self.

College team news:

The post-A'ja Wilson era for South Carolina will be guard-heavy.

UConn's upperclasswomen are impressed with the freshmen.

The Huskies won't be the wire-to-wire favorites this season.

College player news:

South Dakota transfer Jaycee Bradley has landed at TCU.

College coach news:

Colleen Mullen is molding UAlbany into her own.

Melissa Jackson is the new head coach at Akron.

Bridgette Gordon embraces her role as the Lady Vols' historian.

Jasmine Lister is happy to be back with UConn.

High school news:

A former Indiana high school coach blames parents for his "train wreck" dismissal.


Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon has been promoted.

Tamika Catchings says FanDuel and fantasy sports will increase interest in the WNBA.

New study from Morgan State explores how black female athletes navigate racism and sexism to excel

Incredibly thought-provoking piece, and study.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Plots thicken

Today's results:

The Mercury defeated the Liberty, 83-69.

The Mystics beat the Sun, 92-80, to take the lead in the East.

The Lynx stopped the Storm, 91-79.

The Sparks held off the Wings, 87-83.

Tomorrow's game previews:

The Sky are looking for back-to-back wins as they host the Dream.

Fever are at Sun.

Wings visit the Aces.

WNBA team news:

The Sky are aiming for consistency and momentum.

The Mercury's family room means kids are just a short walk away during games. (What a fantastic idea).

The Storm are bracing for a big weekend.

Ex-WNBA athlete Rushia Brown is helping the Aces pursue their interests off the court.

The league's power rankings.

The AP's power poll.

WNBA player news:

Players talk about the gender wage gap.

Natasha Howard is proving that more minutes equals better stats.

Natasha Cloud's consistency has been a breath of fresh air for the Mystics.

College player news:

Recee' Caldwell will transfer from Texas Tech to Cal as a graduate student.

Arkansas has added a talented player in Amber Ramirez.

UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson is ready to assert herself.

Samuelson is also on the comeback from ankle surgery.

Teammate Mikayla Coombs is making progress and staying patient.

Husky freshman Olivia Nelson-Ododa wants to make history.

Alexis Jennings will return to South Carolina.

College coach news:

Colorado coach JR Payne likes her new roster.

Seattle Pacific coach Julie Heisey has resigned after 13 seasons.

Danielle Fleming is Southern Arkansas' new coach.

Paris Johnson is a new assistant coach at Utah State.

Recruiting news:

Girls play a different game in pursuit of basketball scholarships.


Nera White is the forgotten giant of women's basketball.

Unique path leads Diamond DeShields to the right place

Check out my feature on Chicago Sky rookie Diamond DeShields.

Friday, June 22, 2018

An "any given day in the WNBA" night

Several players returned to the court tonight from injury, and the results of some games were surprising........

Today's game results:

The Dream used a strong fourth quarter to outrun the Sun, 75-70. Brittney Sykes returned for Atlanta and Chiney Ogwumike, for Connecticut.

The Wings routed the Sparks, 101-72.

The Mystics took care of the Sky, 93-77. Stefanie Dolson returned to the lineup for Chicago.

The Storm downed the Fever, 72-63.

The Aces topped the Liberty, 88-78, for their second straight win.

The Lynx beat the Mercury, 83-72, to snap their eight-game winning streak.

WNBA news:

FanDuel and the WNBA begin their partnership.

WNBA player news:

Elena Delle Donne took exception to statements from NBA commissioner Adam Silver, and found her voice.

Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe are Seattle's new power couple.

Kelsey Bone, the first WNBA player to join Colin Kaepernick's anthem protest, refuses to stop kneeling.

In a family of athletes, Diamond DeShields may shine brightest.

A'ja Wilson is finding life and losing in the WNBA "pretty rough."

Rookie Lexie Brown is adjusting to coming off the bench for the Sun.

College team news:

Ole Miss has completed a massive roster overhaul.

College player news:

Maryland's Eleanna Christinaki will skip her senior season to play pro ball in Europe.

Three Nebraska players won't return, and FIU grad transfer Kristian Hudson has been added.

College coach news:

Chattanooga coach Katie Burrows has named her coaching staff.

UNCW has two new assistant coaches.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Storylines leading to a six-game night

Tomorrow's game previews:

The Sun and Dream both look to end losing streaks tomorrow.

The Wings look to continue their home success against the Sparks.

The Mystics aim to beat the Sky for the second time.

Aces coach Bill Laimbeer will face his former Liberty team again.

Lynx will be at Mercury.

Fever is at Storm.

WNBA team news:

The Mercury have improved depth, thanks to former starters accepting bench roles.

Pressing Lynx questions, answered.

WNBA player news:

Sylvia Fowles and Brittney Griner are representatives of the strong post play in the WNBA.

Now used to the Lynx offense, Danielle Robinson is now making a bigger impact behind Lindsay Whalen.

Tamera Young and A'ja Wilson loves their kicks.

Wilson's idols are becoming her rivals.

Storming Seattle with Breanna Stewart.

Stewart talks about being raised by a single mother.

Tamika Catchings is impressed with the Fever's rookie class.

Who are the five best rookies in WNBA history?

College team news:

South Carolina led the nation in WBB attendance in the 2017-2018 season.

FGCU is ready to get back at it with a host of new faces.

College player news:

Kate Hill will transfer from Rutgers.

Former Washington State guard Kayla Washington has transferred to UCSB.

College coach news:

The new head coach at the University of Saint Mary is 23-year-old Katelyn Loecker, a former Oklahoma State player.

Missouri State coach Kellie Harper had a baby girl Tuesday.

Brenda Frese has elevated Kaitlynn Fratz director of scouting and player development at Maryland.

High school news:

When it comes to basketball, there's no need to push Aubrey Griffin.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday night hoops

Today's game results:

The Liberty got a much-needed win over the Dream, 79-72.

The Mystics got their groove back in an 88-60 rout of the Sky.

The Lynx held off the Wings, 91-83.

The Aces dealt the Storm an 89-77 loss.

The Sparks handled the Fever, 74-55, for their fifth straight win.

Vote for your WNBA All-Stars now:

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WNBA team news:

The Storm has four potential All-Star candidates.

The league still has the Sparks first in their power rankings, with the Mercury second.

The AP poll has Los Angeles on top, too.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will appear in ESPN's annual "the body" issue.

Tayler Hill returned to the Mystics tonight 11 months after tearing her ACL.

Kelsey Plum is finally getting a chance.

Diana Taurasi discusses several topics.

Tiffany Mitchell's former college coach, Dawn Staley, has encouraged her after the Fever's tough start.

Gabby Williams rookie diary: ups and downs.

Six players having breakout seasons.

This week's Sun podcast features Morgan Tuck and Curt Miller.

College team news:

NJIT plans to ramp up its recruiting.

College player news:

Former Oregon State guard Taylor Kalmer has transferred to San Diego State.

College coach news:

Family and coaching are constants in the life of Oklahoma State coach Jim Littell.

UAB has extended the contract of coach Randy Norton by five years.

Former WNBA player Monica Wright is a new assistant coach at Liberty.

Jasmine Lister is happy to be back as an assistant coach at UConn.

DeAntoine Beasley is Dayton's new assistant coach.

Eileen Van Horn and TJ Sawyer are new assistant coaches at Vermont.

University of Charleston coach Becky Burke says train like an athlete.


An Iowa women's 6-on-6 exhibit is hitting the road.

Aces embrace Las Vegas in maiden season

Check out the piece by our new fab writer.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Just another manic Monday

Tomorrow's game schedule and previews:

Dream at Liberty preview.

Sky are at Mystics.

The Wings will try to get back to their three-point shooting ways at Minnesota.

Aces at Storm preview.

Fever are at Sparks.

WNBA team news:

CBS Sports has the Mercury atop their WNBA power rankings for the week.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi plays basketball in a coat of invincibility armor.

The first episode of the Mercury documentary "The Chase" features DeWanna Bonner.

The Sun's Alyssa Thomas and Chiney Ogwumike are dealing with injuries.

A smooth shot and stingy defense has earned Minnesota newcomer Cecelia Zandalasini more minutes.

Zandalasini is proving to be the Lynx's best-kept secret.

Breanna Stewart and Elena Delle Donne are the Western and Eastern Conference players of the week.

WNBA coach news:

Is Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve the most powerful sports figure in Minnesota?

Bill Laimbeer has a game plan for building the Aces.

International news:

FIBA is changing the way teams qualify for the Olympics and World Cup.

College program news:

Does Tennessee care about the Lady Vols?

College player news:

Arike Ogunbowale is having a moment.

Desiree Elmore is transferring from Syracuse.

College coach news:

Tuskegee has named Trelanne Moore-Powell their new head coach.

Joel Whymer is a new assistant coach at Bowling Green.

Kevin Morrison has joined San Diego State as an assistant coach.

More on the Pat Summitt statue in Clarksville.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

And in the only news of the day.....

Today's game results:

The Sparks ran past the Sky, 81-72, behind double-doubles from both Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker.

The Mercury's 92-80 win over the Aces was their eighth straight - a new franchise record.

Which means the standings now look like this:

1. Sparks
2. Mercury
3. Storm
4. Sun
5. Wings
6. (tie) Mystics and Dream
8. Lynx
9. Liberty
10. Sky
11. Aces
12. Fever

WNBA team news:

The Liberty are trying to make Westchester feel like home.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

After today's games, a shakeup in the standings

Today's game results:

The Sparks ran by the Mystics, 97-86, behind 23 points from Candace Parker.

The Wings defeated the Aces, 77-67, led by Liz Cambage's 28 points.

The Storm held off the Sun, 103-92. Natasha Howard had a career-high 25 points for Seattle and Chiney Ogwumike, a career-high 30 points for Connecticut.

Big individual performances, big results.

So that means the standings have changed:

1. Sparks
2. (tie) Storm and Mercury
4. Sun
5. Dream
6. Wings
7. Mystics
8. Liberty
9. (tie) Lynx and Sky
11. Aces
12. Fever

Tomorrow's game schedue:

Dream at Fever

Liberty at Lynx

Sun at Mercury

WNBA team news:

The red-hot Sun are first in the Basketball Power Index.

Minnesota thinks rest is best in turning their season around.

Can the Lynx get out of their funk?

Why the Fever are 0-10.

The Sun and Storm met tonight after the passing of their former coach.

WNBA player news:

Briann January heats up her career with the Mercury.

Courtney Williams can be the Sun's alpha dog.

How good has A'ja Wilson been early in her rookie season?

WNBA coach news:

Coaching wasn't in Katie Smith's plan, but she's firmly at the helm of the Liberty.

Erin Phillips is winging her way to success.

College player news:

Former Arizona State guard Sabrina Haines has transferred to Kentucky.

Iowa freshman Kate Martin is out for the year with an ACL tear.

College coach news:

Wayne State's new head coach is Brent Pollari.

Binghamton's new coach is Bethann Ord.

Duquesne coach Dan Burt surprised a walk-on with a full-ride scholarship.

Anne Donovan:

Seattle and the Storm community mourn Anne Donovan's passing.

Donovan reflected on her career before her 50th birthday.

Jennifer Gillom and Diana Taurasi reflect on Donovan's legacy.

Pat Summitt:

A Pat Head Summitt statue and legacy park was unveiled in Clarksville, Tenn. today.


No women are on the 100 highest-paid athlete list, and there are reasons why.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sun's epic comeback falls short; Aces finding ways to win

Today's game results:

The Sun came back from a 30-point deficit, but the Mystics prevailed, 95-91.

The Aces routed the Liberty, 78-63, in Bill Laimbeer's return to New York.

Tomorrow's game:

Fever at Dream.

WNBA team news:

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve says the rest of the league has put her team on notice as they fight to climb out of a hole.

The WNBA should play a game during the Hall of Fame weekend, the AP suggests.

WNBA player news:

Natalie Achonwa is leading through the Indiana Fever's trials.

College coach news:

UC Davis coach Jennifer Gross has signed a six-year contract extension.

Linda Cimino is the new head coach at St. Francis College.

Desmond Young is now the assistant to head coach Suzy Merchant at Michigan State.

Erin Batth is NC State's new assistant coach.

Latara King is a new assistant coach at Rice.

USA Basketball news:

Three players were added to the U18 roster.

Anne Donovan passes away

After the shock, extreme sadness:

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan died today of congestive heart failure. She was 56.

Donovan was the Indiana Fever's first coach.

A New Jersey native, Donovan had a stellar playing and coaching career.

She was the first woman to coach a WNBA team to a championship: the Storm, in 2004.

She was a legend at ODU.

Pictures with this piece of her coaching the Charlotte Sting.

Anne Donovan through the years.

The Sun lost to the Mystics tonight, and then reflected on Donovan's passing.

NCAA athletes no longer need school permission to transfer

The NCAA's Division I Council adopted a new rule today that change the way transfers take place:

Instead of a student-athlete asking for permission to transfer from his or her school, the student-athlete will now simply inform the school of his or her decision to transfer.

It removes the upper hand that schools have long held over student-athletes looking to transfer.

The NCAA will establish a national transfer database
The change, which formally goes into effect on Oct. 15, will require schools to enter a player’s name into a “national transfer database” after the school is informed of the athlete’s decision to transfer. The school must do so within two business days of being notified.


The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved a rule in women’s basketball permitting padding to cover elbow, hand, finger, wrist or forearm guards, casts, or braces made of fiberglass, plaster, metal or another nonpliable substance. The items must be covered on all exterior sides and edges with a slow-rebounding foam of not less than a half-inch thickness.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The "have"s keep having

Today's game results:

The Aces held off the Fever in OT, 101-92. Rookie A'ja Wilson had a career-high 35 points for Las Vegas, as well as 13 rebounds.

Local version.

The Storm rallied from 14 behind to top the Chicago Sky, 96-85. Breanna Stewart dropped a season-high 30 points.

The Sparks rolled past the Dream, 72-64.

Tomorrow's game schedule:

Mystics at Sun

Aces at Liberty

WNBA team news:

The league's power rankings for the week have the Sun, Sparks, Mercury, Storm and Wings in the top five spots.

The addition of Liz Cambage has been a game-changer for Dallas.

WNBA player news:

Karima Christmas-Kelly will have season-ending knee surgery. The Wings have signed Teana Muldrow to take her place.

Chiney Ogwumike and Jonquel Jones are hitting their stride together for the Sun.

Lindsay Whalen talks about playing in the WNBA and being a college coach.

Connecticut sharp-shooter Shekinna Stricklen is on this week's SunCast podcast.

Liz Cambage is happier to be in the WNBA this time around.

Kia Nurse's latest rookie diary.

WNBA coach news:

For Liberty coach Katie Smith right now, it's full speed ahead.

College team news:

Notre Dame and UConn will face off this fall in the Jimmy V Classic.

Is Kentucky headed in the right direction?

No. 15 prospect Jakia Brown-Turner has verballed to NC State.

College coach news:

The contract of Louisville coach Jeff Walz has been extended through 2024-2025.

Cherie Cordoba has been promoted to associate head coach at Buffalo.

Jonath Nicholas has been elevated to associate head coach at St. John's.

USA Basketball news:

Italy beat Team USA in the 3X3 World Cup quarterfinal.

Monday, June 11, 2018

No games pause for the news cause

Tomorrow's game schedule and previews:

The Fever and Aces enter their match up with one combined win.

The Mercury seek their sixth straight win in Dallas.

The Sky will play the Storm after falling on hard times.

Seattle hopes to bounce back from a poor offensive showing Sunday.

The Sparks host the Dream in a potential defensive battle.

WNBA team news:

The Wings have seen an increase in attendance so far this season.

The Indiana Fever are still looking for their first win.

CBS Sports has power rankings for the week, and the Sun, Mercury and Sparks round out the top three.

WNBA player news:

Q&A with Sue Bird on a variety of topics.

Interview with Maya Moore.

Moore is the Jordan Jumpwoman.

Q&A with Elena Delle Donne.

Rookie report: Kelsey Mitchell is an offensive machine.

Q&A with Phoenix rookie Marie Gulich.

Kia Nurse is living out her dream with New York.

Tiffany Hayes and Brittney Griner are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week.

WNBA president news:

Q&A with Lisa Borders.

NCAA news:

The NCAA has removed the weekly day off policy for Division I student-athletes.

The NCAA Division I Council will take up the transfer issue tomorrow.

DI transfer legislation is up for review this week.

College player news:

Jordan Hosey is leaving Texas basketball.

College coach news:

Elena Lovato rejoins Mississippi State as an assistant coach.

East Carolina has three new assistant coaches.

USA Basketball and other international news:

The 3X3 team took down defending champs Russia and is 4-0 in the preliminary round.

The U.S., led by Sabrina Ionescu, is aiming for the title.

The Iranian team's hijabs made 3X3 history.

The Iranian team is fighting to keep their team alive.


How Title IX gave rise to the dad fan.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

How it stops, nobody knows

The Fever are still winless.

The Sparks looked to be back to their regular selves.

The Mercury are now riding a five-game winning streak.

The Storm looked to have drank some of the bad Kool-Aid that LA had Thursday when they whooped them.

We just don't know how this season is going to end yet. And it's intriguing as heck.

Today's game results:

Marissa Coleman's three-pointer lifted the Liberty over the Fever, 78-75.

The Sparks handled the Sky, 77-59.

The Mercury held on to beat the Aces, 72-66, for their fifth straight win. It's the most consecutive wins they've had since 2015.

The Dream outlasted the Storm, 67-64.

Basketball Hall of Fame induction:

Chamique Holdsclaw returned to where it all started.

Holdsclaw has a bigger story to tell.

College coach news:

Missouri State coach Kellie Harper's contract has been extended through 2022.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Remember, it's only week three

Today's game results:

The Dream squeaked past the Aces, 87-83.

The Wings rallied to beat the Fever, 89-83. Skylar Diggins-Smith had a career-high 35 points to lead Dallas.

The Mercury rolled past the Sky, 96-79, for their fourth straight win.

Tomorrow's game:

Lynx at Sun.

WNBA team news:

Let's not overreact to the early stats of the WNBA.

The Liberty are close to a breakout.

The Sun are burning brightly in the early season.

The Mercury have debuted a digital docuseries called "The Chase."

The Lynx to sexist Twitter: delete your account.

WNBA player news:

Jordin Canada got a warm welcome home last night.

College player news:

UC Santa Barbara transfer Sarah Bates will play at Kansas State.

Anna Dreimane is transferring from Colorado State to Texas A&M.

The four best Notre Dame players of the Muffet McGraw era.

The women's basketball world is still buzzing about Arike Ogunbowale's impact on the game.

College coach news:

Nebraska coach Amy Williams has received a raise and a contract extension.

Q&A with new WSU coach Kamie Ethridge.

Audra Smith is excited about her new job at SC State.

Terry Zeh is VCU's new assistant coach.

Kellie Lewis is Colorado State's new assistant coach.

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame inductions:

For former Lady Vol Chamique Holdsclaw, the induction feels like being home.

Mickie DeMoss and Ceal Barry are set for their induction.

Barry: "it's been a great ride."

UConn greats weigh in on Chris Dailey's legacy as she enters the hall.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

News and ideas to ponder

WNBA team news:

The Mystics have a litany of ailments, beginning with Elena Delle Donne.

Today the Lynx used their D.C. visit for charity after being snubbed by the White House.

Minnesota senators greeted the team as they began their service work.

More from the Washington Post.

The Lynx re-signed French forward Endy Miyem.

WNBA player news:

Who are the best duos in the WNBA this season? Great question.

Maya Moore's poster has inspired at least one four-year-old girl to see female athletes in a new light.

She is the one who wants it Moore.

Fourth-year forward Dearica Hamby has emerged for the Aces.

Rookie Kia Nurse is off to a fast start for the Liberty.

No surprises: Mystics rookies Ariel Atkins and Myisha Hines-Allen are making an impact.

The MVP race currently has Nneka Ogwumike and Brittney Griner on top.

Tomorrow's game schedule and previews:

The Mystics look to bounce back against the Lynx.

The Sun will finish their road trip in New York.

The Sparks will battle the Storm for first place in the West.

College news:

Preseason WNIT bracket.

College team news:

Eastern Washington is reloading, with eight new players.

College player news:

Former Louisville guard Sydney Zambrotta will transfer to George Washington.

College coach news:

Former Clemson coach Audra Smith is the new head coach at South Carolina State.

The new Western Kentucky staff is expanding the program's recruiting ground.

Jeff Osterman has been added as an assistant coach at Wichita State.

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame additions:

Tonyus Chavers and Chamique Holdsclaw and Mickie DeMoss.

USA Basketball news:

Teamwork and chemistry is no problem for the 3X3 team.