Maryland head coach Brenda Frese got an early holiday present Tuesday as she and her family celebrated the successful end of three years of chemotherapy treatments for her five-year old son Tyler Thomas with a party at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Children's Center. Tyler had been treated at Hopkins for pre-B cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a condition with which he was diagnosed more than three years ago as a two-year-old toddler. He is now a healthy, energetic, avid Terrapin fan in kindergarten with his twin brother, Markus, according to a statement released by the university.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Mystics head coach and general manager Mike Thibault announced today that guard Tayler Hill and her partner Dave Lighty are expecting their first child in May.
“We wish the best for Tayler and Dave,” said Thibault. “She intends to play at some point next season, and we will be glad to welcome her back when she is ready to return. Tayler’s improvement over the last two months of the season was significant, and we know that she is dedicated to becoming a great player in the WNBA.”
Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant and the Minnesota Lynx’ Monica Wright are now engaged to be married. Wright confirmed the engagement to a writer for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune following the Lynx’ 91-59 rout of the Phoenix Mercury in Minneapolis on Sunday.
Brittney Griner opened her highly anticipated WNBA career in Phoenix with 17 points and a record two dunks in a loss to Chicago on Memorial Day, but it's her life off the court that has the public just as intrigued.
The WNBA's No. 1 pick will grace the cover of the May 31 issue of ESPN the Magazine, which is dubbed the "Taboo Issue".
It was a graduation day to remember for Notre Dame star Skylar Diggins, who received a brand new Mercedes from hip hop mogul and Roc Nation Sports Agency owner Jay-Z.
Instagram photos show Diggins in her cap and gown outside of Notre Dame Stadium where she was presented with the surprise on Sunday. Diggins later tweeted, "I got 99 Problems but a Benz ain't one" in reference to HOV's famous hit song.
Over the last month the Harlem Shake has taken over Youtube with thousands of very creative videos being uploaded. Getting in the mix are dozens of girls and women's basketball teams from around the country. We had a good laugh watching dozens of videos posted by team and many get very creative with their costumes and dance styles! Proof that playing basketball is hilarious and fun! We've compiled what we think are the the top 10 Harlem Shake videos by women's basketball teams.
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HOUSTON, TX – Over the weekend NBA royalty was rolled out for the annual NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, which also included plenty of appearances by the best of the best in the WNBA.
Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx suited up for the NBA-All Star Celebrity game and had the opportunity to play along side celebs such as hip hop artist Common, comedian Kevin Hart, Olympian Usain Bolt, actress Queen Latifah and many more.
Lisa Leslie's lifelong impact on women's basketball and athletics is being celebrated by the BET Network. The WNBA legend was given the Award for Athletics as part of 2013 BET Honors Show that recognizes distinguished African Americans who perform at exceptional levels. Leslie was part of a celebrity line-up of honorees that also included music-industry executive Clarence Avant, Oscar-winning actor Halle Berry, mega-church minister and humanitarian T.D. Jakes and 10-time Grammy award-winning artist Chaka Khan.
As we usher in the New Year, we’d like to invite our readers to take a brief look back at the best and worst of women's basketball in 2012. As you read, bring your love of the game and your sense of humor with you.