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Brittney Griner Engaged to WNBA All-Star Glory Johnson
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson are now engaged. Griner proposed to Johnson—a fellow dunker and WNBA All-Star—on Thursday night, and Johnson said ‘Yes.’ Griner and Johnson posted the b...[Read on]
The Golden Mentality
Christy Winters Scott is an analyst for ESPN, CSN, and Fox TV, high school basketball coach and member of the University of Maryland’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Today, Christy digs into what representing the USA means for members of the men’s and...[Read on]
Q+A: Jabari Parker, Breanna Stewart
by Nima Zarrabi / @NZbeFree The Gatorade athlete of the year awards were held last week in Hollywood, CA. The annual first-class affair features the top girls and boys high school athletes in each respective sport, from basketball to cross country. This ...[Read on]
Silver Stars Fighting For Respect…Again
by Stephen Litel / @stephenlitel The San Antonio Silver Stars feel as if they are being overlooked by WNBA fans and the media that covers the league. After all, as of today, they do stand as the number three seed in the Western Conference. “With...[Read on]
Pat Summitt Steps Aside as Head Coach
Legendary Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt will no longer be roaming the sidelines down in Knoxville. Summitt, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia last year, will still be involved with the team as “head coach emeritus.” Lo...[Read on]
Baylor Wins National Title, Completes a Perfect Season
Brittney Griner and the Baylor Lady Bears completed their pitching of a perfect 40-0 season last night, as they defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 80-61 in the women’s national championship game. Griner, only a junior and already arguably the...[Read on]
Game Notes: Women’s NCAA Finals
FIRST HALF: -For a team that already was a major mismatch in terms of size, Notre Dame is quickly hampered by the second foul to Devereaux Peters, less then three minutes into the game.  Brittney Griner’s size was partially stifled on Sunday...[Read on]
Seattle Storm Head Coach Brian Agler on Traveling Overseas
Brian Agler, head coach and Director of Player Personnel of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, is widely considered to be one of the hardest working coaches in the women’s game. During the WNBA’s offseason from October through March, Agler makes ...[Read on]
A ‘Fresh Start’ for Alana Beard
By Ben York / @bjyork “When they say I can’t…I will.” - Alana Beard Alana Beard first introduced us to her trademark phrase while penning a blog for SLAMonline during, arguably, the most difficult time in her life. After ankle t...[Read on]
The WNBA’s Immeasurable Impact
By Ben York / @bjyork In spite of her best efforts to suppress it, a tear slowly began streaming down her face. “Shit,” I thought, feeling like an ass. “I didn’t mean to make her cry…” Sensing my feeling of despair,...[Read on]