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USA Basketball beat Canada in exhibition, 76-51
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 16, 2014 at 4:07pm

The U.S. Women's National Team overcame a slow start to down Canada, 76-51, in an exhibition tonight. Nneka Ogwumike paved the way with 10 points.Canada turned in a strong performance.The four players who were cut prior to tonight's game were Briann Janua...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

USA roster trimmed to 13
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:51pm

Tickets to the France International Tournament Sept. 19-21 have been punched:Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (New York Liberty), Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock), Stefanie Dolson (Washington Mystics), Jantel Lavender ...more

2014 United States Women's World Championship Roster: Who should make the team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:31pm

With the 2014 WNBA Finals concluding on Friday night -- and congrats to my beloved Phoenix Mercury on their third WNBA Championship -- the focus moves towards the 2014 World Championships. For a long time, I've dreamed about holding a key position in t...more

USA Basketball links: Players get a taste of Midshipman life and tough decisions are ahead
by Swish Appeal
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:17pm

Yup, it's a second links post, but for the National Team. Here are some things that were going on as the USA Basketball women's national team gets ready for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. On Thursday, the USA Basketball women's national team w...more

USA Basketball women's national team starts training camp: Who will make the team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:07pm

The USA Basketball women's national team is beginning its training camp Monday in Annapolis, Maryland. And here's your chance to talk about who will eventually make the 12-man roster for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. On Monday, the USA Basket...more

The USA Basketball women's national team gears up for the 2014 FIBA World Championships
by Swish Appeal
posted September 8, 2014 at 12:12pm

Keep in the loop on the 2014 USA Basketball women's national team as they get ready to defend their FIBA World Championship title in Turkey. USA Basketball has named 27 players to its training camp roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for w...more

Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker opt out of FIBA Worlds
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

Via Tamika Catchings, herself:GM! I have fought long and hard on the decision to participate in the World Championships this year. Due to the injuries and recommendations of "letting my body heal" to fully recover, I am stepping back from this year's comp...more

Lauren Jackson undergoes another surgery that increases doubt in WNBA return
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 3, 2014 at 3:42pm

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, officially pulled out of contention to compete with Basketball Australia in the FIBA World Championships later this month in Turkey. Instead she underwent a surgical procedure Tuesday on her hip and will continue reh...more

Lauren Jackson to miss FIBA World Championships due to knee and hip injuries
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:55pm

A big blow for the Opals, the Canberra Capitals, and the Seattle Storm. The Australian women's national team will have a blow to their roster, as center Lauren Jackson will miss the 2014 FIBA World Championships for Women in Turkey. This is due to an o...more

USA Basketball women's national team training camp roster and scrimmage dates released
by Swish Appeal
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:56pm

Read the roster and list of games here. USA Basketball has named 27 players to its training camp roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for women in Turkey. Training camp begins on September 8 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, ...more

USA Basketball tuning up in Las Vegas
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 6, 2013 at 9:14am

The new USA Basketball team player pool has stepped out on to the court.It's nice to see some new faces out there. This is another face that needs to be on the 2016 Olympic team. When this one develops her game further, she'll be a big help. This one need...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

The Transition: Nadine Domond Changes the Game of Basketball
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 12, 2013 at 3:38pm

Nadine Domond impacted the game as a player but is changing the game as a skill developer. She has unique skill of teaching that makes the game fun and challenging to learn for all ages....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

Stat Analysis: Liberty earn a split
by Swish Appeal
posted September 4, 2012 at 7:31am

  NEWARK, NJ – The New York Liberty spilt in the two most recent games following a West coast trip. Again, it comes down to optimism. You can simply say it was a split, one out of two or one can proclaim the Liberty on a one game win streak. N...more

3x3 World Championships: USA Claims First-Ever Title, Diggins Nabs Skills Challenge Silver
by Swish Appeal
posted August 27, 2012 at 1:29pm

The fearsome foursome of Chiney Ogwumike, Skylar Diggins, Bria Hartley and Ann Strother etched their names in the USA basketball record book, earning the first-ever gold medal in the 3x3 World Championships in Athens. [USA Basketball Day 4 recap] Undef...more

FIBA World Championships: 3x3 Style
by Swish Appeal
posted August 24, 2012 at 3:31pm

I don't purport to know a lot about 3x3 basketball other than what I've seen on the playground and in games of pick-up. Actually, I take that back. My dad and some of his work buddies played in a 3x3 tournament that I would rank a step above pick-up. A sm...more

U18, U17 teams both showing out at the FIBA World Championships
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 19, 2012 at 9:19am

Today the USA U18 team cruised past Canada, 95-46, and into the gold medal game:A pair of USA Basketball veterans, Breanna Stewart (Cicero-North H.S. / North Syracuse, N.Y.) and Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook H.S./ Bolingbrook, Ill.), combined for 42 points and...more

2012 London Olympics Field Set After Five Qualify In FIBA World Tournament
by Swish Appeal
posted July 2, 2012 at 7:19pm

The knockout round of the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ankara, Turkey, pitted the top eight from the four tournament groups against each other. The four game winners automatically advanced to the 2012 Olympic field. The fifth and final spot...more

Knockout Round Set For FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
by Swish Appeal
posted June 28, 2012 at 4:02pm

The group stage has been completed in Ankara, Turkey as all 12 tournament teams played two games against the foes in their group. The top two teams in each group survived to advance to the knockout round, which will be played on Friday. The winners of thi...more

USA National Basketball Team closes out European tour with a win
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 10, 2011 at 1:26am

Our USA team beat UE Sopron today, 73-63, ending their European play. Swin Cash and Cappie Pondexter lead the way with 14 points a piece, and Sophia Young and Tina Charles each chipped in 12.Box score.Quotes.Team USA went 3-2 in the tournament, which is a...more

USA Basketball Women's National Team falls
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 6, 2011 at 2:47am

Our ladies lost, 80-76. Brittney Griner lead the way with 22 points. Quote gallery.Cal's first day of practice was today, and they took pictures.Tennessee's first day of practice yesterday drew a full house of media, including ABC-TV.Nikki Caldwell previe...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

Storm All-Star Swin Cash prepares for USA Basketball tour
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 26, 2011 at 4:53pm

Few were happier than Swin Cash to see a flight out of the country. She departed Monday to train with USA Basketball in Europe. The national team, led by Cash's former Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, plans to play five teams in a tour that runs through O...more

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