Monday, June 28, 2021

Waiving sucks

WNBA team news:

Storm analysis at the halfway mark.

The Mystics hope to be playing their best basketball later this season.

The Liberty now have their own locker room.

ESPN's power rankings for the week have Las Vegas on top.

WNBA player news:

Chiney Ogwumike put her body first and sat out last season.

Last day for teams to waive players for salary cap, and some painful cuts today........

The Lynx waived Rachel Banham to clear salary cap room, and hope to re-sign her.

The Sparks waived Bria Holmes and terminated Kristine Anigwe's hardship contract.

The Storm waived Kiana Williams.

The Mystics waived Megan Gustafson, Kiara Leslie and Stella Johnson.

The Sun terminated Emma Cannon's replacement contract.

The Fever signed Chelsey Perry.

DeWanna Bonner and Sylvia Fowles are the Eastern and Western conference players of the week.

Maya Moore will be given the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year's ESPYs.

Chloe Jackson's path from college star to pro stylist.

WNBA news:

The league announced today that there have been no positive COVID tests since the start of the regular season, and that 99 percent of players are vaccinated.

NCAA news:

The NCAA is making NIL prep difficult.

Female athletes may be the biggest winners.

Everything you need to know about the NIL debate.

College team news:

South Carolina and UConn will extend their series for two more seasons.

College player news:

Olivia Owens might be the paint presence that Kentucky needs.

Basketball success doesn't always protect Nebraska's Dominique Kelley from racism.

Thursday, June 3, 2021


Today's results:

A'ja Wilson was in MVP form, with 30 points and 13 rebounds, in the Aces 94-82 win over the Liberty.

The Mercury nipped the Sky in OT, 77-74, behind 28 points from Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Though short-handed, the Sparks eased past the Fever, 98-63.

WNBA team news:

Which teams can turn their season around?

The Sun and Jonquel Jones are rising.

The Liberty are off to a remarkable start this year.

Will improved effort from the Lynx in their first win carry over?

Alex Rodriguez wants to move Minnesota's NBA team to Seattle, which would cause a conflict for its WNBA team.

WNBA player news:

Nneka Ogwumike is out 4-6 weeks with a left knee sprain.

Q&A with Elena Delle Donne.

Layshia Clarendon is upending the gender binary in sports.

After helping the 3X3 team qualify for the Olympics, Katie Lou Samuelson looks to find chemistry with the Storm.

Michaela Onyenwere has taken her game to the perimeter.

Aari McDonald's rookie year has been a juggling act.

Former Detroit Shock great Deanna Nolan is opening a wine bar in Michigan.

WNBA coach/GM news:

How do James Wade's draft picks stack up?

NCAA news:

The NCAA has approved using the international three-point line distance in the college game.

The NCAA has approved allowing athletes to work out with two non-coaching staff members during the eight-week summer period.

The SEC will grant immediate eligibility to players who transfer within conference.

The Big East has eliminated its intraconference transfer policy.

A new partnership with select schools will allow athletes there to earn money from content posted on Twitter.

College team news:

The rebuild is over for Duke.

Vanderbilt is finalizing its fall roster.

College player news:

Oklahoma State transfer Ja'Mee Asberry has committed to Baylor.

LSU transfer Karli Seay has landed at FGCU.

Oregon State transfer Ana Teresa Faustino will play for Western Kentucky.

College coach news:

E.C. Hill is the new head coach at Delaware State.

Cayla Petree is resigning as Gulf Coast College coach to take the head job at Morehead State.

Penn State has added two new assistant coaches.

Olympics news:

The relentlessness of the women's basketball schedule is exacerbated in an Olympics year.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Another hot night of hoops

Today's results:

The Sun downed the Aces, 74-67, to snap their three-game winning streak.

The Wings defeated the Sparks, 79-69, to bust a four-game losing streak.

A Kia Nurse half-court buzzer-beater lifted the Mercury over the Sky, 84-83.

The Storm stopped the Fever, 88-73, for Noelle Quinn's first win as head coach.

WNBA team news:

The league has already surpassed the total number of OT games of 2020.

Yahoo's power rankings.

WNBA player news:

Betnijah Laney is the scoring threat that the Liberty needed.

Natasha Cloud will debut Converse's first WNBA shoe.

Erica Wheeler is one of the many players now representing Adidas.

Kayla McBride supports Naomi Osaka in her mental health battle.

Lynx signee Layshia Clarendon represents the courageous and selfless WNBA.

Bria Hartley podcast.

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

WNBA coach news:

Any pressure in taking over the Seattle Storm for Noelle Quinn has been eased by the players.

WNBA news:

June is Pride Month.

College team news:

Five storylines ahead of UConn's season.

Austin Peay will have a trio of transfers this fall.

Towson will have nine newcomers on its roster.

College player news:

Treasure Hunt could have a breakout season for Kentucky.

Iowa transfer Megan Meyer will play for Drake.

North Carolina transfer Kennady Tucker has committed to Oklahoma.

William & Mary transfer Eva Hodgson has landed at North Carolina.

Former Syracuse guard Isis Young remains in broadcasting while preparing to play overseas.

College coach news:

College coaches are returning to in-person recruiting.

Kim Mulkey has redirected another player to LSU.

Florida has extended Cam Newbauer's contract through 2025.

Brittany Morris is a new assistant coach at NC State.

Mike Geary is Bradley's new associate head coach.