Jayda Evans (JaydaEvans)


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Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog

Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show
USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal. ...[Read on]
TV Alert: National broadcast for WNBA playoffs opening round
Here's the TV schedule for the WNBA playoffs. The Storm did not advance and will be in the draft lottery for the first time since the 2004 draft. Where Seattle will pick in April will be decided on Thursday during halftime of San Antonio's matchup agains...[Read on]
VIDEO: Seattle Storm beats Atlanta, spoils Shoni Schimmel's homecoming
Seattle (11-20) played one of its best games of the season on Thursday at KeyArena to stay alive in the postseason hunt. My game story about the 88-68 win against Atlanta is mostly about rookie Shoni Schimmel's return to the Northwest. Here's highlights a...[Read on]
WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA
San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren't released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season i...[Read on]
Coach Chris Gobrecht's return part of UW's nonconference schedule
Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give spinets about each opponent. Below is th...[Read on]
Transcript: Karen Bryant's farewell speech as longtime Storm executive
Karen Bryant officially retired Thursday as the Storm's longtime executive. She was the organization's first employee hired in 1999 and ushered the 15-year-old franchise through four ownership changes, two WNBA championships and one break from the NBA. F...[Read on]
Tanisha Wright bobblehead part of Storm ticket deals
The coolest part of the Storm's new season-ticket sales launch isn't mentioned in the release. The first 2,000 to renew get a Tanisha Wright bobblehead doll, the "Decade of Defense" edition. Smart of the Storm to tie her bobblehead to this ticket prom...[Read on]
Storm will sign Waltiea Rolle to second seven-day contract
Storm coach Brian Agler, who's also the team's general manager, said he intends to sign rookie C Waltiea Rolle to a second seven-day contract. Rolle signed her first deal with the Storm on July 21. Under the new collective-bargaining agreement, three is t...[Read on]
Jayda Evans Mailbag: Why didn't Storm guard Noelle Quinn play?
One sign a season is spiraling downward is sudden changes in lineups and rotation patterns. Storm coach Brian Agler did that Tuesday in a matchup against Phoenix at KeyArena. He swapped F Alysha Clark for F Shekinna Stricklen in the starting lineup, the l...[Read on]
Eastern Washington ranks second in Division I academic honor roll
Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller's team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs a...[Read on]