“[Women's basketball players] play the game the way we played it in the ’80s,” [USC Coach Michael] Cooper said. “It takes all five players to move the ball up and down the floor and to play defense and to win….Somewhere … Continue reading
When you can’t go to a game, you have to find it on some channel or on the Internet. The WNBA continues to work at bringing its games to fans across the country and the globe. They’ve done well, but they could do better. Continue reading
It seems that we might need a bit of a clarification on how many stars a men’s or women’s FIFA team can display to show their World Cup victories. Continue reading
I’ve just returned from watching the Los Angeles Sparks defeat the Phoenix Mercury 83-72 in a preseason game held at University Arena (aka “The Pit”) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A few thoughts: Continue reading
“Maybe it makes sense to add the 10-second count to the women’s game, though I’m not really convinced, but going to a 35-second clock just because that’s what the men do would be one of the dumbest things ever done … Continue reading
FIBA’s women’s basketball conference has decided it wants to test the option of lowering the height of the rim for women’s basketball. I can’t help thinking that making that change would be a bad idea. Continue reading
What effect will Australian and Russia not medaling in the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women have on the WNBA when it’s an Olympic year? Continue reading
It’s that time of year again. Classes have begun, the temperature is cooling, and a Terp’s thoughts turn to the Comcast Center and the upcoming women’s basketball season. Every year starts with the desire to win a national championship. Do the Terps have a shot, or is it Uconn/Tennessee/Baylor/Stanford’s to lose? Continue reading
This has been a very strange season for the Western Conference in the WNBA. Most years, you’d be saying that this team was definitely going to the lottery. But this isn’t most years. Los Angeles still has time to make the playoffs. The question is: do they have it in them? Continue reading
Perhaps the best part of the WNBA “Stars at the Sun” weekend was WNBA President Donna Orender’s press conference. What made this one notable was that Ms Orender’s smiling, optimistic face gave way to that of a league president bristling over some of the obstacles she’s had to strain against. Continue reading
The past couple of years in the WNBA have been interesting in a tummy-flopping way. Players are moving hither and thither at an astonishing rate. Some wonder if this might actually be hurting interest in the league by weakening its brand. Continue reading
I think it’s fair to say that Sue and Diana will always be linked (and I’d add Loz in there, too). Former UConn teammates Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi remain winning combination – ESPN.
I’m old enough to remember when male professional athletes lived this life (though not the year-round play part). SLAM ONLINE | » On the Road with the Phoenix Mercury.
Is it time to rethink how scholarships are distributed in college athletics? The head-butting between Title IX and Football has resulted in some inequities that should be addressed for the health of all college varsity sports. Continue reading
To all you “journalists” who wouldn’t know professional ethics even if it hit you with a stick (or a skyscraper)… this is it. No wonder Mechelle has long been a favorite of mine. The Pat and Geno convo « Mechelle … Continue reading