MINNEAPOLIS - Even with three straight Finals trips and two WNBA championships, a recurring request Minnesota Lynx fans have filed to head coach Cheryl Reeve is using her deep reserves more frequently, particularly with the team's propensity to win games in blowout fashion.
The Los Angeles Sparks had another strong season last year with a 24-10 record, Candace Parker winning her second MVP award and two players making the All-Star team. Yet even with all of those accomplishments, the season was still a disappointment for the Sparks as they once again came up short on their ultimate goal: winning a championship. But this year's goal is the same, according to General Manager Penny Toler.
In making the hard-won final cut for the New York Liberty earlier this month, veteran Delisha Milton-Jones joined an elite club of professional basketball players: those who play into their late 30s and early 40s and still start and fill up stat columns.
Armintie Herrington is usually heard before she is seen.
She's the one who is yelling like a coach during play in practices, or urging teammates on. She has spontaneous outbursts just about anywhere: in the locker room, walking down a hallway. At a recent Sparks home game, Herrington took the mic to welcome the crowd, and bellowed her greeting like a minister at the pulpit.
The process wasn't pretty, but after much negative publicity surrounding its denial of a transfer release to Leticia Romero, Kansas State announced today that it has amended its institutional transfer policy for student athletes and, on the recommendation of Athletics Director John Currie, agreed to apply the revised policy retroactively to Romero, who will now be permitted to transfer and will be eligible for athletic aid at any institution outside the Big 12.
With a new coach, a new general manager, several new players with quality credentials and a solid core of returning veterans, the outlook for the Atlanta Dream does indeed look bright for the 2014 season. After having made the WNBA Finals in 2010, 2011 and 2013, Atlanta fans are ready for the Dream to earn championship rings in 2014.
Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of profiles on the six players, coaches and contributors who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame on June 14 as part of the Induction Class of 2014. The 1976 U.S. Olympic Team will also be honored as "Trailblazers of the Game."
Year two in the reign of Bill Laimbeer, and the Liberty are ready to make their long-awaited return to Madison Square Garden -- and, fans hope, to the top of the WNBA standings. They’ve decided to bring a new friend along this time, one you might have heard of -- 2012 WNBA MVP and three-time league rebounding champion Tina Charles.
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Expectations were high for a Phoenix return to the top of the league heading into the 2013 season -- after all, what real challenges could the two-time champions face after claiming perhaps the most highly touted player ever with the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft. Things, however, quickly began to unravel for the Mercury.