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My challenge to all coaches to support Kara supporting Coach Summitt
by Hoop Thoughts
posted October 4, 2011 at 12:51am

As someone who has been involved in coaching for over 30 years, I have had the opportunity to see first hand some of the very people who not only had a major impact on their own program but have changed the game nationally.  There are two that stand out ...more

Minnesota Lynx Once Again Show Off Their Impressive Balance In Game 1 Of The 2011 WNBA Finals
by Swish Appeal
posted October 3, 2011 at 8:29pm

Ray Floriani often refers to the importance of the first four minutes in setting the tone of a basketball game and I actually didn't think it was possible that we'd see the Minnesota Lynx - or any team this season for that matter - play as well as they ...more

Monday dribble: WNBA Finals a NBA lockout remedy for fans?
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted October 3, 2011 at 7:16pm

You're mopping. Today was the scheduled opening day of the NBA and instead of players filming jumbotron skits and talking about how this is their year to win a championship, they're partying in New York, signing mega overseas contracts, playing charity ga...more

WNBA: Development of the Game and What Matters - Rivalries, Style, Race, Coaching and a Vacuum
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 3, 2011 at 10:45am

A friend of mine is currently taking time out as a women's college basketball coach. But he never takes time out from the game, or from thinking about it. In fact, he usually has some amazing ideas. Take tonight, for instance.He hit me up after game one w...more

Atlanta Dream, Minnesota Lynx Offer A Glimpse Of The Most Entertaining Elements Of WNBA Basketball
by Swish Appeal
posted October 3, 2011 at 10:40am

The 2009 WNBA Finals was widely considered the best WNBA Finals ever due to a combination of drama, an underdog pushing a favorite to the limit, and the traction it gained in the mainstream.  On the court, a lot of what made that series exciting was t...more

2011 WNBA Finals: Rebekkah Brunson Leads Minnesota Lynx to 88-74 Game 1 Win
by Swish Appeal
posted October 3, 2011 at 10:31am

Despite a ridiculous 33 points from Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream, the Minnesota Lynx take a 1-0 WNBA Finals lead after an 88-74 win from the Target Center. The Dream started out hot, building a 12 point lead midway through the second quarter befo...more

Basketball delight: Lynx top Dream when it comes to hip-hop
by Swish Appeal
posted October 2, 2011 at 8:34pm

Part of the fun about sports championships aren't just the sporting events themselves, but all the discussion, anticipation, crazy fandom, and pageantry surrounding the events.  Although the games themselves have yet to be played, the Minnesota Lynx ha...more

Lets get this WNBA finals party started
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 2, 2011 at 12:32pm

Finals preview.The Dream is getting ready for their second shot at the title.Lynx forward Seimone Augustus expects a fast-paced game today.The previously-injury-plagued Augustus is ready.....with a little help from WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings.Augustus inter...more

Gearing for Lynx vs. Dream
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 1, 2011 at 1:16pm

For all their differences, the Minnesota Lynx and the Atlanta Dream have something in common: both teams are a gleaming beacon of winning and hope in cities that haven't had much of that going on in professional sports the last few years.The Dream are a r...more

USA Women's Basketball Team wins their first of five exhibition games
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 1, 2011 at 1:14pm

The score: USA 77, Familia Schio 48. Brittney Griner lead the way with 15 points, and Swin Cash, Renee Montgomery and Tina Charles each chipped in 12.Coach and player quotes.Griner's blog. (This girl is almost 21 and she just had her first smoothie? Wow.)...more

WNBA Finals 2011, Dream Vs. Lynx: A host of intriguing matchups
by Swish Appeal
posted October 1, 2011 at 1:06pm

WNBA Finals 2011, Dream Vs. Lynx: A host of intriguing matchups Kris Willis summarizes some of the most interesting matchups in the 2011 WNBA Finals in SBN Atlanta's storystream. He also notes that ESPN's experts are picking Minnesota...and since this...more

Cincinnati Women's BB to Face Two Years' Probation
by Swish Appeal
posted October 1, 2011 at 12:57pm

Cincinnati Women's BB to Face Two Years' Probation From the article: The University of Cincinnati received two years of probation among the sanctions handed down by the NCAA on Thursday for violations committed by the women's basketball and football pr...more

2011 WNBA All-Defensive Teams: Angel McCoughtry headlines three Atlanta Dream selections
by Swish Appeal
posted September 30, 2011 at 1:17am

2011 WNBA All-Defensive Teams: Angel McCoughtry headlines three Atlanta Dream selections The Atlanta Dream's defense is a large part of what helped them overcome injuries and absences this year and they were rewarded with three selections to the 2011 WN...more

Sylvia Fowles Named 2011 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
by HoopFeed.com
posted September 29, 2011 at 4:47pm

The WNBA named Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles the 2011 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year today. She received 19 out of 40 votes, one more than the runner-up, Indiana Fever forward and four-time Defensive Player of the Year Tamika Catchings (18). Connect...more

Talkin' basketball coverage, freshmen and recruiting visits
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 29, 2011 at 2:12pm

Clay Kallam says high school sports coverage in the Northern California area is in danger, due to the consolidation of several small publications:High school sports is the most labor-intensive activity in the sports department. (All local news coverage is...more

Storm All-Star Sue Bird checks in after hip surgery
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 29, 2011 at 1:58pm

Calling the weather in Vail, Colo. beautiful, Storm All-Star Sue Bird sounded upbeat after undergoing successful right hip surgery on Tuesday. Dr. Marc Philippon handled the procedure at the Steadman Clinic, the same place and doctor who repaired Lauren J...more

Get to Know Your UConn Huskies Like Never Before
by Swish Appeal
posted September 29, 2011 at 12:56am

Get to Know Your UConn Huskies Like Never Before It's a complaint heard often about not knowing enough behind the young ladies of the UConn Women's Basketball Team. UConn like always has listened. Click on the link for particulars about your favorite pl...more

2011 WNBA Finals: Atlanta Dream, Minnesota Lynx Have Both Improved Since Regular Season Series
by Swish Appeal
posted September 28, 2011 at 11:58am

Well, that was quite a statement the Atlanta Dream made tonight. With their 83-67 rout of the Indiana Fever in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals at Conseco Fieldhouse, the Dream advanced to their second consecutive WNBA Finals. Somebody will...more

Seattle Storm's Sue Bird has surgery
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 28, 2011 at 11:41am

Storm point guard Sue Bird had successful surgery this morning to repair the labrum in her right hip.ESPN W had a summit yesterday in Tucson, AZ that included Lisa Leslie, Skylar Diggins and a host of other amazing female athletes. Check out what happened...more

Atlanta Dream beat Indiana Fever, advance to WNBA league finals
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 28, 2011 at 11:36am

Atlanta dominated from beginning to end and took the Eastern Conference title, beating Indiana 83-67.The stats of some individuals were good, but the overall turnover, fouls, shooting percentage and rebounding stats of both teams left much to be desired.F...more

How Might Lineup Adjustments Affect the Atlanta Dream & Indiana Fever in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 27, 2011 at 7:29pm

With Atlanta Dream center Erika de Souza with the Brazilian National Team for the FIBA World Championships and the possibility that Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings will be out, it's nearly impossible to predict how Game 3 of the Eastern Conference ...more

Atlanta Dream, Indiana Fever play for trip to WNBA Finals in decisive Game Three (8 p.m. EDT)
by Swish Appeal
posted September 27, 2011 at 2:31pm

Atlanta Dream, Indiana Fever play for trip to WNBA Finals in decisive Game Three (8 p.m. EDT) Kris Willis provides some more insight about the matchup challenges that the Atlanta Dream pose to the Indiana Fever in his SBN Atlanta preview of tonight's de...more

2011 USA Basketball Women’s National Team European Tour Roster Announced
by Swish Appeal
posted September 27, 2011 at 12:49am

2011 USA Basketball Women’s National Team European Tour Roster Announced Swin Cash (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Brittney Griner (Baylor University), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun), Cappie Pondext...more

The Indiana/Atlanta series still has one game left, so the Lynx don't know who they'll face
by Swish Appeal
posted September 27, 2011 at 12:24am

The Indiana/Atlanta series still has one game left, so the Lynx don't know who they'll face in the finals or when that will be yet. Personally, I hope Atlanta pulls off the upset. The Lynx can beat either team, but will have an easier time not having t...more

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