It’s go time! We are officially in the stretch run of this year’s WNBA season, and the playoff picture could not be more exciting. Two-and-a-half games separate the second-place team from the last-place team in the Eastern Conference. Three-and-a-half games separate the third-place team and the last-place team in the West. The bottom line: Phoenix, Minnesota and Atlanta (the only three teams in the league whose records are in the black) have already clinched their berths, but every single team in the league still has a shot to make the playoffs.
What a WNBA All-Star Game and weekend! It was the first overtime game in WNBA All-Star history, Griner slammed down yet another dunk, and rookie Shoni Schimmel put on one of the greatest shows in the history of this summer classic. Just what the doctor ordered to continue to build awareness of just how great this league is!
The WNBA has had no shortage of "sister acts" over its 18-year history, including several sets of twins. This Saturday, however, will mark the first time that a pair of sisters have ever been selected to participate in the same WNBA All-Star Game.
The 2014 WNBA season is now in its second quarter and the Atlanta Dream is showing itself to be a legitimate contender. But to be more specific here, that's for the WNBA Championship, not just Eastern Conference banner.
Cynics will say that the Dream has been to the WNBA Finals three times before and failed to win a single game. Yet, somehow this year's edition has a different feel to it and appears more ready to go that extra step in 2014.
When Jasmina (Jazz) Perazić enters the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame this June, she will do so on the merits of her career as a Maryland Terrapin (’79-‘83). During her time in College Park, the six-foot guard led the program to three ACC Championships and the 1982 Final Four. Her 1,396 points ranks her 18th all-time in scoring for the Terps and she is one of only three women to have their jerseys retired by the University.
Quite the accomplishment for someone whose earliest basketball memories include coaches yelling, “What are you doing?”
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.
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.