Two legends have officially retired. Sue Bird and Sylvia Fowles left it all on the court when they played one last time in a matchup between the Minnesota Lynx and the Seattle Storm. WNBAPA President, Nneka Ogwumike, reflected on Bird’s and Fowles’ careers, “The legacy that they’re leaving – it touches so many young players that I can’t wait to see how that evolves in … Continue reading Two basketball legends say goodbye to the court
“I’m terrified I might be here forever…” Brittney Griner, in a letter to President Biden It has been about 140 days since WNBA star, Brittney Griner, was wrongfully detained in Russia. She has finally been able to write a letter to President Joe Biden asking him not to forget about her and advocating for her freedom. “As I sit here in a Russian prison, alone … Continue reading Brittney Griner writes letter to President Biden from Russia
WNBA Commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, wants to add two teams to the league. This comes with the hope that there will be more opportunities created for players across the league and those coming up from the draft pick. With the viewership of college and professional women’s basketball increasing every season, many are optimistic expansion teams will provide a necessary positive step forward for the league. Before … Continue reading WNBA eyes expansion teams to rectify roster cuts
The New York Liberty is facing a fine of $500,000 for a violation of WNBA league rules. New York Liberty team owners, Joe Tsai and Clara Tsai purchased chartered flights for away games during the second half of the WNBA season. Throughout the WNBA, chartering flights is typically not allowed due to it potentially giving one team an advantage if the other team owners can … Continue reading NY Liberty Fined for Taking Chartered Flights
Women’s sports have constantly struggled to gain coverage on national television. This is an issue that extends across all women’s sports. The men’s teams are simply seen as “more valuable” on a given platform such as ESPN. Therefore, they are given the appropriate amount of airtime for people to become fans and invest in the team they are watching. A study conducted by USC and … Continue reading WNBA viewership increases, but does its coverage?
In honor of the anniversary of the WNBA’s very first All-Star Game, I give you… the entire broadcast in its entirety!!! Yes, I did watch the whole thing. How can you not? It drips with nostalgia – Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Whitney Houston, VHS tracking lines! Ugh, I love women’s sports. Continue reading On This Day: WNBA’s Inaugural All-Star Game