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SEC update: Is it a down year for the conference?

South Carolina is great, and LSU is very good. What about the rest of the SEC? Is the conference up, down or somewhere in the middle? Here’s a look at the resumes of the conference’s middle class: Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Alabama.

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Why brighter days are ahead for the Sky

After acquiring a second first-round draft pick, the Chicago Sky will have the opportunity to select two instant-impact players. Here’s a look at two players who could be perfect fits in Chi-Town.

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Pac-12 update: A pair of pivotal matchups

Stanford reigns supreme, but, in the days ahead, eyes will be on UCLA, Utah, USC and Colorado, as those teams meet in multiple contests that will be crucial to the conference standings.

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EuroLeague Women: Quarterfinals recap

In the first games of the EuroLeague Women quarterfinals, the favored clubs—Fenerbahçe, Mersin, DVTK and Praha—all won, although some had to work really hard for their victories.

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Big Ten update: The Buckeyes are rolling

The Iowa Hawkeyes might be the Big Ten’s highest-profile team. However, the Ohio State Buckeyes are the conference’s hottest team, while the Indiana Hoosiers remain in contention for the conference crown.

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2024 WNBA Free Agency

Stay up to date on all the WNBA free agency news and moves with coverage from Swish Appeal’s staff writers.

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EuroLeague Women 2023-24

Catch up on all of Swish Appeal’s coverage of the 2023-24 EuroLeague Women competion.

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2024 WNBA Draft watch

Which NCAAW stars will hear their names called at the 2024 WNBA Draft? Check out Eric Nemchock’s prospect evaluations.

This Week in Women's Basketball

EuroLeague Women: Quarterfinals preview

Star-studded Turkish club Fenerbahçe Alagöz Holding enters the EuroLeague Women postseason as a popular choice to win it all. The field is plenty strong, too, with well-balanced teams like ZVVZ USK Praha and Çukurova Basketbol Mersin.

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‘Steph vs. Sabrina’ deserved better than Kenny Smith

For SBNation, James Dator argues that Kenny Smith’s comments were lazy, loaded with misogyny and ruined an iconic event.

Whitcomb, Russell lead WNBL teams to top seeds 

The Townsville Fire, led by guard Sami Whitcomb, and the Southside Flyers, led by center Mercedes Russell, hold onto the top two seeds.

Big 12 update: Who will win the conference?

With only a couple of weeks of conference play remaining, the race for the Big 12 regular season title is tight at the top. Can Oklahoma hold off favored Texas? Can West Virginia’s defense carry them to the title?

2024 WNBA Draft watch: Kamilla Cardoso

The South Carolina Gamecocks look a lot different this season, but they just keep on winning. Center Kamilla Cardoso has factored heavily into the Gamecocks’ success with her size and defensive ability.

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Around the NCAAW: Bueckers will be back!

On Friday, Paige Bueckers revealed that she will not take her talents to the WNBA, and instead remain at UConn for an additional season. Her announcement highlights a busy week in women’s college basketball.

Meyers Drysdale wins Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award

The WNBA has announced Annie Meyers Drysdale as the recipient of the 2024 Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award.

A showcase for the Gamecocks’ greatness

On Sunday afternoon, ESPN College GameDay will be in Columbia, SC. Expect the top-ranked Gamecocks to show off their greatness and extend their record to a perfect 25-0.

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Steph vs. Sabrina lived up to the hype

For SBNation Jacob Rude asserts that "Stephen vs. Sabrina" not only was the highlight of the NBA’s All-Star Saturday night, but did the seemingly impossible by delivering on the excitement around it.

Freshman files: Mikaylah Williams is the future

Freshman guard Mikaylah Williams is quickly establishing herself as the future of LSU basketball.

Clark claims her place in history

Before one of the most raucous of crowds, Caitlin Clark etched her name amongst the greats during a golden era for women’s basketball.

WNBA creates Draft experience for NBA All-Star Weekend

Inspired by the Indiana Fever’s first overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the WNBA has created a fan-centric Draft stage where fans can recreate the experience of being the first overall pick in the Draft.

NC State vs. Notre Dame highlights ACC action

A ranked matchup between the No. 6 NC State Wolfpack and the No. 16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish leads off a packed ACC schedule this Thursday. Later, the Duke Blue Devils will try to continue their success against the conference-leading No. 12 Virginia Tech Hokies.

2024 WNBA Free Agency updates

Keep up with the latest rumors, rumblings, signings and trades from around the WNBA.

EuroLeague Women: Swish Appeal’s 2023-24 All-Group Teams

Swish Appeal’s EuroLeague Women analysts, Eric Nemchcok and Łukasz Muniowski, select their All-Group Teams. The Quarter-Finals begin Feb. 21.

Anderson talks Olympic qualification with Serbia

The naturalized point guard helped Serbia earn a berth to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. She chats with us about her experience at the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belém, Brazil.

WNBA post-free agency power rankings

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Although a lot has changed during the WNBA’s 2024 free agency period, the back-to-back champion Las Vegas Aces remain the league’s best team.

New York’s running it back with Stewie, JJ

Although the Liberty’s major free agency moves—re-signing Breanna Stewart and Jonquel Jones— have not officially happened yet, New York maintains a clear vision for it’s future: another shot at the franchise’s first title.

The Sky is not falling

During a free agency period filled with unexpected twists, there may be some light that emerges from the Sky, both from Chicago’s remaining and arriving talent.

Did the Sun reinforce their core?

The Sun are running it back, re-signing Brionna Jones and DeWanna Bonner to go with Alyssa Thomas. However, Connecticut made some changes to the supporting cast. Will the 2024 Sun be a better team?

EDD throws a wrench in Mystics’ plans

The Washington Mystics had hoped to acquire compensation for Natasha Cloud, who departed in free agency, and Elena Delle Donne, who is sitting out the 2024 season. Instead, DC must begin a rebuild from a deficit.

What we learned about Team USA

It’s not a surprise that Team USA earned three wins at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Antwerp, although the host Belgians nearly upset the Americans. Nevertheless, while several players made strong cases, the final Olympic roster remains unsettled.

Germany’s Olympic berth headlines WOQT action

Serbia edge out Brazil, Germany is about to make Olympic debut, as Serbia edged out host Brazil at the Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belém. France dominated the tournament in China, as the hosts and Puerto Rico qualified for Paris.

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Canada clinches Olympic berth!

From Raptors HQ, Chelsea Leite recaps how Canada, with an assist from Spain, qualified for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Around the NCAAW: Records fall, stand and stay perfect

It was a busy, record-focused week in women’s college hoops. Geno Auriemma earned a record 1,200 wins, but Caitlin Clark did not set the all-time scoring record. Instead, Nebraska upset No. 2 Iowa, while No. 1 South Carolina maintained their perfect record against No. 11 UConn, preventing Auriemma from adding another win to his record.

It’s S. Carolina vs. UConn!

On Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET, the 14th meeting between South Carolina and UConn tips off. Can the No. 1 Gamecocks remain undefeated? Can the No. 11 Huskies pull off the upset?

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Catch your W faves at NBA All-Star Weekend

The WNBA will have a significant presence at NBA All-Star Weekend, with A’ja Wilson, Jewell Loyd, Natasha Cloud participating in the Ruffles Celebrity Game and Tamika Catchings coaching the Panini Rising Stars.

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Canada falls short to Spain at Olympic Qualifiers

For Raptors HQ, Chelsea Leite recaps Canada’s loss to Spain and assesses the Canadians ability to earn an Olympic berth.