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The Daily Swish: Weekend basketball links to start your three-day weekend

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10 links to get your weekend started.

Christian Petersen

Happy Saturday everyone. Let's get right to the links:

WNBA

Atlanta Dream guard Shoni Schimmel was recognized as a 2014 Native American "40 under 40" by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development - Schimmel earned the award after a stellar college career at Louisville and s successful rookie season this past summer, where she was also in the 2014 All-Star Game. Link to USAToday.com

Debbie Emery of TheWrap.com writes that former WNBA player Ruthie Bolton shared that she was a domestic violence victim - Bolton revealed that her ex-husband was verbally abusive to her during a panel she served on for espnW's Women & Sports Summit.

Marisa Kabas of Today.com wrote a feature on McKenna Peterson, the 12-year-old girl who wrote a letter to Dick's Sporting Goods on a lack of women's basketball gear - The post has gone viral, and as of the day of this post, Dick's has yet to comment.

E.J. Schultz of AdAge.com wrote a feature on new NBA Chief Marketing Officer Pam El - El will oversee an aggressive marketing campaign which also will include the WNBA. She is the first person to hold the title of CMO since the 1990's.

New York Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter singed with the Dandenong Rangers of the WNBL - Her signing comes after the losses of Liz Cambage and Minnesota Lynx guard Monica Wright. Link to the Herald Sun.

Callan McClurg and our own Pat Friday did a recap of the Phoenix Mercury's 2014 season on L.A. Sparks 365 - Link to the network's YouTube Channel.

NCAA

Robby Howard of the Goshen News (via NCAA.com) has a piece on Notre Dame freshman Brianna Turner - In the piece, Turner was very optimistic about how far the Irish could go, saying that "I think we can really get it [a national championship] in these next four years."

Steve Gress of the Corvallis Gazette-Times has an article on the Oregon State women's basketball team starting practice - The Beavers are coming off a nice season where they received their first NCAA tournament berth since 1996, but they are looking for more.

Sean Isabella of the Shreveport Times reports that Grambling has introduced former WNBA player Nadine Domond as the women's basketball coach - This is Domond's first head coaching job. She previously played for the Sacramento Monarchs in 1998 and succeeds Patricia Cage-Bibbs, who is the interim athletic director.

Harry Minium of The Virginian-Pilot reports that Old Dominion players Galaisha Goodhope, Chelisa Painter have been suspended due to a physical confrontation - The situation involved Goodhope, Painter, and Monarchs men's basketball player Javonte Douglas from back in August. Douglas is also suspended from the men's team.

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