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Connecticut Sun eclipse New York Liberty in Game 1


Because when your boss tells you to take a personal day, you take a personal day, especially when the playoffs are just around the corner. Join us for leftover barbeque and snark!

London 2012: USA Women's Basketball Roster Set With Addition Of Asjha Jones


USA Basketball announced the 12th and final spot on the 2012 Olympics roster today. The US women's basketball team will be competing for their fifth consecutive gold medal in London.

Five Lessons WNBA Players Can Teach You About Business


Alana Glass at Forbes writes about the careers, both on and off the court, of Cappie Pondexter, Tammy Sutton-Brown, Essence Carson and Asjha Jones. It's a refreshing look at athletes as more than just athletes, but rather as smart and savvy, college-educated businesswomen.

2011 WNBA Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus: Who Were The Top Offensive & Defensive Performers?


Today, I continue looking at RAPM, but narrow the scope to a one-year perspective to get a sense of how RAPM matches conventional wisdom about the top performers of the 2011 WNBA season.

Plus-Minus: A Primer & The Value Of Four-Year WNBA Regularized Adjusted Plus-Minus (RAPM)


There are two forms of plus/minus currently publicly available to WNBA fans: the type that shows up in the boxscore and "net plus/minus" often used for to evaluate player seasons. Here we introduce...

2011 USA Basketball Women’s National Team European Tour Roster Announced


Swin Cash (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Brittney Griner (Baylor University), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun), Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty), Sophia Young (San Antonio Silver Stars), Danielle Robinson (San Antonio Silver Stars) will participate in the USA’s first three games of USA Basketball's European tour. Candice Dupree and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury) will join the team later this week. For more details, visit the USA Basketball link above.

Dishin & Swishin with Asjha Jones: Add her to that list!


When the legends of the Connecticut Huskies women's hoops program are talked about, the first names that come up are always the same: Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Swin Cash, Rebecca...

WNBA Opening Day: A New Beginning Or Fear of the Unknown For The Connecticut Sun?


Opening day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but at the root of what fans and players alike feel there is a feeling of excitement. So do players "expect great" or do they "expect nerves"?...

World Championships Roster: Augustus, Lawson Not Included


Minnesota Lynx wing Seimone Augustus and Connecticut Sun guard Kara Lawson have not been included on the final USA Basketball roster. From a USA Basketball release: Named to the 2010 USA World Championship squad are two-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever), and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury); 2008 Olympic gold medalist Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky); 2004 Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash (Seattle Storm); as well as top-tier international newcomers Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars),Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Maya Moore (University of Connecticut), and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx). In selecting Appel and Jones over Augustus and Lawson, we see pretty much the same reasoning Auriemma offered about Crystal Langhorne previously: they are concerned about size.

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