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The Daily Swish: Becky Hammon, Lauren Hill tributes, and midweek WNBA links
by Swish Appeal
posted October 30, 2014 at 12:49pm

Some midweek links throughout the world of WNBA basketball and more. It's the middle of the week and we have some links for you to catch up on. Becky Hammon Tuesday night was definitely a big night as Becky Hammon finally made her season debut w...more

3 key differences between two of the WNBA's and NBA's oldest teams
by Swish Appeal
posted October 28, 2014 at 1:43pm

Average age isn't what it seems when you compare how two of the oldest teams in the WNBA and NBA are constructed. Last week, Conor Dirks of Truth About It wrote about the transformation of the Washington Wizards NBA team from one of the league's y...more

The WNBA doesn't need to consider using anti-tanking measures for the draft lottery
by Swish Appeal
posted October 24, 2014 at 10:12am

The Philadelphia 76ers NBA team's rebuilding strategy has caused enough ire for the league to consider Draft Lottery reform, though it failed. There is no need for the WNBA to do the same. Tanking in the NBA has been a subject of debate, in particular ...more

Skylar Diggins Hits the Runway for Michael Costello Show at L.A. Fashion Week
by A Glam Slam
posted October 20, 2014 at 10:17am

Skylar Diggins was a presence at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York in September, hitting show front rows and visiting backstage with top designers. As part of L.A. Fashion Week, the WNBA star transitioned from spectator to model. Diggins took to...more

Prognostications and honors
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 15, 2014 at 11:22pm

New Oregon coach Kelly Graves is putting finishing touches on fresh canvas.Louisiana Tech is rebuilding with second-generation coaching royalty (Tyler Summitt).South Carolina's freshman class are already like sisters.Tamela McCorvey has been moved from as...more

Bill Laimbeer let go by New York Liberty
by Swish Appeal
posted October 15, 2014 at 6:52pm

New York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer's contract was not renewed by the organization, according to the New York Liberty website. According to the New York Liberty website, New  York Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer's contract has not been rene...more

Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:26pm

Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her m...more

Would any of the Euroleague's best women's basketball coaches come to the WNBA?
by Swish Appeal
posted October 2, 2014 at 5:23pm

The United States plays the best women's basketball in the world, but that doesn't mean that talent exists outside the national borders. Great players from other countries have come to the WNBA, but what about foreign coaches? We look at some coaches ...more

Skylar Diggins begins her offseason training regimen in style
by Swish Appeal
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:45pm

#NoDaysOff!!! You would think that if the Tulsa Shock would have one player on the USA Basketball women's national team, it would be franchise guard Skylar Diggins. While one Shock player did make the 2014 FIBA World Championship team, it was Odyssey S...more

2014 WNBA rookies who deserve All-Rookie honorable mentions
by Swish Appeal
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:14pm

As the 2014-15 NCAA season approaches, we'll begin breaking down the top prospects for the 2015 WNBA Draft in the next few days. But before moving on completely to next year, it helps to take stock of how the 2014 rookie class performed beyond those who...more

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Temeka Johnson adapted to play as a backup
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 23, 2014 at 8:43pm

Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the new...more

Monday morning links: Reactions to the Liz Cambage's injury, what went wrong for Team USA against France
by Swish Appeal
posted September 22, 2014 at 1:00pm

Eight links and a couple of tweets from the world of women's basketball over the weekend. There was plenty of news from this weekend, most of which we've been keeping up with in our FIBA section. So we'll begin with some of the tidbits of informa...more

Daily Swish: Team USA survives, Liz Cambage's injury, and the Mighty Macs are returning to the Garden
by Swish Appeal
posted September 20, 2014 at 4:47pm

Here are some links for your Saturday. Here are some links to start your Saturday off right, so I'll just cut to the chase: Team USA's win over Australia John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has a recap on Friday's Team USA victory over Australia -...more

WNBA playoffs most-viewed postseason since 2007, according to ESPN
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 19, 2014 at 6:28pm

Not only did Phoenix reset the record books during its championship season, it drew a few more television viewers along the way. Here are some highlights of the Mercury's Game 3 win in the WNBA Finals. Below is a release from ESPN about the increased view...more

Candice Dupree will join USA Basketball in Paris, FGCU's rise, Sheila Johnson on Title IX
by Swish Appeal
posted September 18, 2014 at 2:39pm

10 links from yesterday, ranging from some Team USA news to the upcoming NCAA season to discussions about Title IX's impact. Yesterday was a slow day overall, but there was some news about USA Basketball: after years of being snubbed, Phoenix Mercury f...more

Skylar Diggins, Bria Hartley, and the developmental trajectory of rookies
by Swish Appeal
posted September 18, 2014 at 2:18pm

Washington Mystics rookie Bria Hartley was cut from the USA Basketball Women's National Team over the weekend, but coach Geno Auriemma said that she was one of a group of players who has "a future in the game" despite poor timing this time around. But...more

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Alysha Clark provided a spark in the starting lineup
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 17, 2014 at 1:53pm

Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the new...more

What's next for the Chicago Sky after losing the 2014 WNBA Finals?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 16, 2014 at 4:09pm

After losing the 2014 WNBA Finals to the Phoenix Mercury, what's next for the Chicago Sky? And what sort of offseason improvements should they be looking to make, aside from getting healthy? Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune suggested in an article a...more

Tuesday morning links: Sylvia Fowles out for World Championships, Team USA beats Team Canada, Kia Nurse impresses
by Swish Appeal
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:56pm

Links from yesterday, including some updates on who might be on the final USA Basketball Women's National Team roster. With Team USA facing and beating Team Canada yesterday, there were plenty of articles about players on both sides with content releva...more

The 2014 WNBA season by the numbers: Are the 2014 Phoenix Mercury the best ever?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 15, 2014 at 12:19pm

How does the 2014 Mercury compare to the other great teams in WNBA history? Was the 2014 season competitive or non-competitive? We blow some dust off our math books and take a look at the numbers. With Phoenix's dominant run through the 2014 WNBA sea...more

2014 WNBA Finals: The value of Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor's contributions to the Phoenix Mercury's title
by Swish Appeal
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:22pm

Although Diana Taurasi's heroics at the end of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals solidified her place as Finals MVP after the Phoenix Mercury swept the Chicago Sky, the contributions of Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor can't be overlooked. Search the web for re...more

Writer says WNBA still looking for an identity
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 13, 2014 at 2:03pm

Interesting collection of thoughts in this piece:Recently, Griner proposed to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock, and potentially could become the first same-sex married couple in professional sports. The league seems unsure how to approa...more

Sky vs. Mercury, Game 3 final score: Phoenix overcomes Chicago comeback, wins 2014 WNBA Finals
by Swish Appeal
posted September 13, 2014 at 2:01pm

The Chicago Sky made a valiant comeback to lead in the fourth quarter of this game. But it was not enough for them to win the game, and prevent a sweep at the hands of the Phoenix Mercury. The Phoenix Mercury won Game 3 of the WNBA Finals by defeating ...more

2014 All-WNBA First and Second Teams: MVP Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx headline selections
by Swish Appeal
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:31pm

The Minnesota Lynx led the 2014 All-WNBA selections with three players honored, headlined by 2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore. The WNBA has announced its 2014 All-WNBA First and Second Teams today with every player except Candace Parker on display in today's U...more

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