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A historian of women's sport, Cat provides historical and cultural perspectives of women's basketball for Swish Appeal. She received her MA from the University of Georgia and PhD from the University of Miami. Her research concerns issues of race, gender, and sexuality in twentieth-century women's sport in the United States and Caribbean. Cat also is a long-tortured Atlanta basketball fan, who, nonetheless, believes Tiffany Hayes and Trae Young will lead ATL hoops to brighter days. In addition to nerding out about basketball, she enjoys running and gardening. Cat also serves as a contributor and book review editor for

Can the Sun finally beat the Sky?

Although 22-10 overall and 8-2 since the All-Star break, the Connecticut Sun have failed to beat the Chicago Sky this season, most recently falling in overtime last Sunday. This Sunday, the squads meet again, giving the Sun an opportunity not only to defeat the defending champs but also to prepare for the pressures of the playoffs.

Sun sweep Storm

After failing to defeat the Seattle Storm last season, the Connecticut Sun completed a sweep of Seattle on Thursday night when Eastern Conference Player of the Week Alyssa Thomas, once again, had significant influence on the action.

A triple-dub for AT

When she grabbed her 10th rebound as the Connecticut Sun wrapped up a win over the Minnesota Lynx, Alyssa Thomas secured the first triple-double of her career, and the first in franchise history. Her 15-point, 12-assist and 10-rebound performance helped the Sun survive Jonquel Jones’ three-game absence with a 2-1 record.

Can the Sun keep surging?

Out of the All-Star break, the Connecticut Sun captured two convincing wins over the Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream. Can they maintain this upward trajectory by besting the Las Vegas Aces in a Sunday matinee matchup?

WNBA 2022: Three award sweeps in our midseason roundtable

The Atlanta Dream, Las Vegas Aces and Chicago Sky received the most attention in our midseason roundtable.

Can the Sun escape their recent rut?

At 13-7, the Connecticut Sun have the third-best record in the WNBA. Yet, the Sun are only 1-3 in their last four games. Are these struggles indicative of a bigger problem?

It’s time for the WNBA to follow the example of AD

The Atlanta Dream’s AD is the first player in WNBA history to have their official name be a set of initials. As Pride Month 2022 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time for the WNBA to follow their example.

Sue Bird’s lengthy career leaves plenty of memorable moments

The Swish Appeal staff gathered to reflect on some of Sue Bird’s greatest hits.

Sun soaring into matchup with Mystics

After the Connecticut Sun blew the doors off the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday, they finished off the Seattle Storm with some fourth-quarter fire on Friday. Sunday afternoon (2 p.m. ET, CBS), the Sun seek a third-straight victory with a road win over the Washington Mystics.

Checking in with the Sun’s stats

On Friday night, the Connecticut Sun had four-game winning streak foiled by the Chicago Sky. Nevertheless, the Sun, sitting second in the WNBA standings, still have proved themselves to be championship-level squad.