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Getting Paid to Play
by Marissa Kastanek
posted November 12, 2013 at 9:15am

Being a professional athlete seems to be an easy job but do you really know what a daily schedule is for a pro?...more

Reach for the Summit
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 19, 2013 at 5:56am

Coach Pat Summitt is the renowned women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee and she has dramatically changed the game of women's basketball. Read more about her and get to know her while reading her book Reach for the Summit....more

BELOW THE RIM:Should the Rim be Lowered in Women's Basketball?
by SportyEsquire
posted March 27, 2013 at 8:38am

Several months back, the sports world, well I should say people interested in women’s sports, were all in a tizzy when the head coach of University of Connecticut’s Women’s Basketball Team, Gino Auriemma, suggested that in order to att...more

Pondexter/McCoughtry tandem could rejuvenate Liberty
by MartinDeF
posted January 27, 2013 at 8:46pm

http://www.womentalksports.com/images/image39651.jpg Due to recent speculation and events, it has become a legitimate rumor that the New York Liberty could be interested in acquiring all-star guard/forward Angel McCoughtry from the Atlanta Dream. A restr...more

Tulsa Shock 87, Phoenix Mercury 75; Shock Nabs First Win Of The 2012 Season
by Swish Appeal
posted June 18, 2012 at 10:36am

After ten games, the Tulsa Shock has finally achieved their first win of the 2012 WNBA season - an 87-75 victory over the Phoenix Mercury. The Shock was propelled by a 25-point first quarter to take a seven-point lead into the second. A rough go in the s...more

Lauren Jackson wins EuroLeague title
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted April 3, 2012 at 11:10am

Storm star Lauren Jackson made headlines last summer when she signed with Valencia, Spain's Ros Casares. The 6-foot-6 Australian was part of eye-popping signings that made you wonder how everyone was getting paid just as much as how the ball would be shar...more

EuroCup Semifinals Update: Courtney Paris' 22 Rebounds And 19 Points Not Enough For Botas
by Swish Appeal
posted February 24, 2012 at 6:04pm

  I am still fully confundered by the EuroCup format - but I can tell you this, the bracket is down to the final four teams, with both semifinal match ups getting underway yesterday. The semis pit Dynamo Kursk against Chevakata and Kayseri Kaskispor...more

Alysha Clark's Journal: On Tina Stewart, Playing Overseas, and WNBA Goals
by Swish Appeal
posted February 21, 2012 at 12:32pm

Last year, 2010 WNBA draft pick Alysha Clark (Twitter: @Alysha_Clark) was kind enough to offer us first-hand insight of her experience in San Antonio Silver Stars training camp until she got released. Since then, Clark has continued her basketball caree...more

EuroCup Quarterfinals Start With Big Nights From Courtney Paris and Temeka Johnson
by Swish Appeal
posted February 4, 2012 at 2:36am

I cannot deny that I have trouble keeping up with EuroLeague and overseas basketball. Partly due to the fact that there are so many teams, divisions, countries and players involved. And partly due to the fact that the system is just so different to what I...more

The Countdown to Christmas Away From Home
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted December 9, 2011 at 4:50pm

Tree w/ cathedral in the background Every year ABC Family does a ‘25 days of Christmas’ event. As you all know, I’m not home and I don’t get ABC Family in France, so I am not watching their 25 days of Christmas specials. Even ...more

Tweetin' and Ballin': Daily Twitter Hoops Links
by HoopFeed.com
posted December 8, 2011 at 10:25pm

Tuesday recap: UConn, Penn State and Georgia cruise to victories http://t.co/9gn1MGBc #ncaaw # Xavier earns 150th victory at Cintas Center with victory over Morehead St. http://t.co/4E3ahOqh #ncaaw 5 players in double digits for XU # Middle Tennessee esc...more

Renee Montgomery: "My Team Refused to Pay"
by Swish Appeal
posted November 14, 2011 at 10:45pm

Renee Montgomery: "My Team Refused to Pay" Renee Montgomery makes an official statement on the front page of her website about why she left her Hungarian team Gyor. From the website: I gave Gyor multiple opportunities to cure their repeated delinquen...more

B-ball News: Phoenix Mercury realign its top people, Israel cancels season due to player boycott
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 8, 2011 at 9:13am

The Phoenix Mercury switched up the duties of its top people today: Amber Cox is now President and Chief Operating Officer; Ann Meyers Drysdale is Vice President; and Corey Gaines is now only head coach but General Manager.The Israel Basketball Associatio...more

Basketball player Hillary Klimowicz hits the dance floor.
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted November 8, 2011 at 3:01am

Back by popular demand, this is a blog about me being awkward.After our game on Saturday, my teammates and I decided to go dancing. I need to preface this story by painting a picture of what it means to go ‘dancing’ in Europe. First of all, you don’...more

B-ball News: Renee Montgomery shortchanged in Hungary, Kristi Kingma talks ACL rehab and more
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 1, 2011 at 10:35am

I've heard that it happens sometimes overseas, that teams don't pay players their full salary. Now it looks like it's happened to Renee Montgomery in Hungary.Pathetic. Can women just catch a break?More on the upside:University of Washington forward Kristi...more

Renee Montgomery Booted from Hungarian Team
by Swish Appeal
posted October 31, 2011 at 3:10pm

Renee Montgomery Booted from Hungarian Team According to the article above: A WNBA source told me Sunday night the problem centered around Gyor [her Hungarian team] not paying Montgomery everything she had been contracted to receive. The resulting di...more

Hillary Klimowicz: First basketballl match of the season
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted September 19, 2011 at 12:40am

Last night was the first game of our official season. I honestly can't remember the last time I was so excited AND nervous for a season to start. As most of you know, preseason was not easy for me at all...each day I felt like I was trudging uphill in the...more

A new Euro basketball season: Opening Round
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted September 16, 2011 at 12:18pm

There is nothing quite like the beginning of a season. Tons of thoughts always rush through my head before an opening game: Will I play well? Will we win? Will I remember the plays? Will I get the rotation right on defense? Will I remember everything I ne...more

Kaayla Chones: A busy summer before heading back to Spain to play basketball
by kaaylac50
posted September 4, 2011 at 2:27pm

Well hello everyone! If you are doing a double take and wondering if this is really Kaayla blogging, no need to wipe your Sunday morning eyes.  It is indeed Kaayla again. Wow, I have had such an amazing and busy summer. My months here in the states have ...more

Hilary Klimowicz: Today I saw a cat on a leash...
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted August 23, 2011 at 2:34am

All right. I have to share my first awkward moment since coming here.Well first things first, I did actually see a cat on a leash today, which I've never seen before. At first I thought it was a guy walking a monkey, but when I got closer I recognized my ...more

“It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.” – Yogi Berra
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted August 22, 2011 at 10:11am

I’m having kind of a tough time settling in here…which also means I’m having a hard time articulating what’s going through my mind. I know I haven’t been writing much, and I just keep thinking about the two sayings, “No news is good news,” a...more

Pre basketball season: Waiting for the fun to begin
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted August 17, 2011 at 1:13am

Right now our team is in the beginning of preseason. This means a few things: My days consist of working out, sleeping, and eating. Then working out, eating, and sleeping. Blisters. My big toe nails are splitting - their ends are near. Both my basketball...more

Pro Basketball Year Two: Here We Go!
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted August 9, 2011 at 1:09am

Me with President Jean-Paul Robert @ Limoges train station I made it to France! That was quite a journey though, let me tell you. I left my house in New Jersey around 3pm, got to the airport at 3:40pm, to my terminal by 4:10pm, was in my seat on the plan...more

Catching up with Svetlana Abrosimova
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 5, 2011 at 5:02pm

Former Storm guard Svetlana Abrosimova stopped by practice on Thursday. No, she's not signing a seven-day contract to join the team. The Russian star is spending her vacation stateside, attending three Storm games, before returning home and preparing for ...more

New news about the upcoming basketball season
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted August 1, 2011 at 8:04pm

I know I've been MIA for a little bit, but I have some good news to share with you! I recently signed a contract to play for a team in Limoges, France for this upcoming season. Naturally, it was difficult to tell my Swiss teammates, who truly became a hom...more

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