Thursday, June 25, 2020

The build up

WNBA news:

What we do and don't know about the WNBA's return to play.

There is concern around the WNBA about the details of the proposed season in Florida.

WNBA team news:

The Sun are ready and nervous for the season.

Only two Connecticut starters are returning.

WNBA player news:

Chiney Ogwumike is going to campaign for social justice reform through LeBron James' voting initiative.

Renee Montgomery has found a new calling in social justice reform.

Elena Delle Donne is the only WNBA player to win MVP with two teams.

Emma Meesseman was denied a flight to the USA due to a clerical error.

Brittney Sykes will play this season.

Rebecca Allen has opted out this year.

Amanda Zahui B. is a superstar in the making.

Sophie Cunningham is ready for a shortened season.

Former WNBA star Temeka Johnson is now a high school coach.

WNBA bonus:

Big3 is planning a foundation to help retired WNBA and NBA players with social justice.

Amazon has bought the naming rights to Seattle's Key Arena, and will call it Climate Pledge Arena.

Atlanta Dream co-owner, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, calls open carry by Blacks in Atlanta "mob rule."

NCAA news:

The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period through Aug. 31.

College program news:

Bethune-Cookman has joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

College player news:

Kansas State's Chrissy Carr participated in a panel today on race and sports.

Oregon State forward Taya Corosdale is ready for her redemption tour.

How Skakyla Hill became the only college player to record two quadruple-doubles.

College coach news:

Q&A with Cal coach Charmin Smith.

New Navy coach Tim Taylor has hit a home run with diverse coaching staff hires.

Former Oregon star Nia Jackson is leaving the staff there to be an assistant coach at Boise State.

She replaces Cody Butler, who is being sued for sexual harassment.

Arkansas State has added three new assistant coaches.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

WNBA announces plan to tip off season

Today the WNBA announced a plan for a 22-game season that will culminate with a traditional player format.

The league is finalizing an agreement with IMG Academy in Bradenton, Floria to have the season there.

Games will be played without fans.

Should the league and the NBA act as if Black Lives Matter more than a restart or a start?

WNBA news:

The league and the WNBPA have been honored with the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award.

WNBA player news:

Jasmine Thomas and Kaila Charles are eager to be at the forefront of the movement for racial justice and societal change.

WNBA GM news:

Wings GM Greg Bibb sees the positives of a shortened season.

NCAA news:

A new names, images and likenesses lawsuit against the NCAA could put millions of dollars at stake.

Oregon's Sedona Prince is among 12 athletes who are suing.

College news:

Virginia has changed its logo to remove slavery history representation.

The president of the University of Texas will meet with student groups to discuss their demands to ditch "The Eyes of Texas" song, and rename several school buildings.

Robert Morris has left the NEC and will join the Horizon League.

College team news:

Normalcy is still a foreign concept, as South Florida begins workouts.

A small number of Gonzaga players are taking part in voluntary workouts.

College coach news:

In emotional times, Arizona coach Adia Barnes said she and her players will continue to stand up for what's right.

Jimmy Colloton is a new assistant coach at Navy.

Monday, June 8, 2020

A little Pride sprinkled in

WNBA team news:

The Lynx were standing for justice four years ago.

What this season might look like for Minnesota.

WNBA player news:

Natasha Cloud got a shoe deal with Converse, for both her play and her activism.

She is an out face for the shoe brand.

Cloud and Toliver spent Saturday protesting racial injustice.

Layshia Clarendon shares her coming out story.

Watch for breakout performances this season from Kelsey Mitchell, Teaira McCowan and the Indiana Fever.

Bella Alarie is benefiting from home court advantage in training for the WNBA.

Christyn Williams' simple message about Black Lives Matter went viral.

Maya Moore talks George Floyd, protesting police and Drew Bees.

International news:

Senegal's Fatou Babou Diagne is out to show girls how to balance school and basketball.

Evelyn Akhator says Nigeria can now be a top 10 basketball nation.

College conference news:

The Big East has formed a COVID-19 task force.

College player news:

Binghamton has added Arizona transfer Birna Benonysdottir.

Former Georgia Tech guard Mo Bennett is pursuing her dream in law enforcement.

College coach news:

Cal coach Charmin Smith is willing to be bold and uncomfortable to fight systemic racism.

Dawn Staley has a penciled schedule leading up to the Olympics.

Becky Burke has been named South Carolina Upstate's new head coach.

South Carolina associate head coach Lisa Boyer paved the way for women coaching in the NBA.

Blair Estarfaa has been promoted to assistant coach at Buffalo.

Durmon Jennings is a new assistant coach at North Texas.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Rumors of a season

WNBA news:

Sources say the WNBA is in talks for a 22-game season in Florida, that would start July 24.

Commissioner Cathy Engelbert speaks up after some players expressed frustration with the league's short statement on civil unrest.

Player power turned the WNBA into a leading light in the Black Lives Matter movement.

The league is celebrating pride month in June.

WNBA player news:

Chiney Ogwumike says all lives can't matter until black lives matter equally.

Liz Cambage had a fiery message to Australian "allies."

Maya Moore is glad for the dialogue that Drew Brees' comments generated.

Moore said recent events have been overwhelming.

Tamecka Dixon podcast.

WNBA coach news:

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said TV "doesn't do justice" to the devastation in Minneapolis.

NCAA news:

Most AD's think the NCAA can't police athlete endorsement deals.

College team news:

Georgia Tech is taking election day off to go vote.

Florida A&M is set to join the SWAC.

The Big East Tournament will reportedly move to the Mohegan Sun.

College player news:

Bowling Green guard Caterrion Thompson is transferring to Mississippi State.

Former Florida A&M guard Alaina Rice has transferred to Auburn.

College coach news:

JR Payne details Colorado's plans through the pandemic.

Boston College coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee has adapted to cyber recruiting.

Minnesota assistant coach Carly Thibault-DuDonis has a family of coaches to lean on.

Tim Webb is a new assistant coach at Detroit Mercy.