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 https://ussporthistory.com/.
Coming off an excellent 2022 season that did not end until the WNBA Finals, the Connecticut Sun enter a critical offseason. While Brionna Jones appears poised to depart for a deserved pay day, the Sun can lessen the loss by targeting free agents who will allow the team to improve its offensive attack and championship upside.
Recently asked to share her thoughts about Brittney Griner, LSU head coach Kim Mulkey resisted, refusing to offer a comment that expressed sympathy for the best player that she has ever coached. Does Mulkey deserve the benefit of the doubt for her decision to demur?
Despite another deep playoff run ending in disappointment, the Connecticut Sun’s 2022 season should not be categorized as a failure. Nevertheless, changes are coming.
In Game 3 of the WNBA Finals, the Connecticut Sun not only avoided a sweep at the hands of the Las Vegas Aces but also turned in a statement performance, highlighted by a history-making triple-double from Alyssa Thomas.
The Connecticut Sun are back in the WNBA Finals, returning to the league’s ultimate stage for the first time since 2019 and the fourth time in franchise history. All it took to get there was a shocking, seemingly-impossible fourth-quarter comeback against the defending-champion Chicago Sky.
After making their Game 1 victory a physical affair, the Connecticut Sun did not marshal the necessary urgency and intensity in Game 2, losing to the Chicago Sky, 85-77.
The Connecticut Sun have advanced to the semifinals for the fourth-straight season. It’s a rematch of last season’s semis, when the eventual champion Chicago Sky upset the then-No. 1 seed Sun. Can the Sun exact revenge?
In Game 1 of their first-round series against the Dallas Wings, the Connecticut Sun reminded of their championship upside, cruising to the 93-68 win on Thursday night. On Sunday afternoon, they will have the opportunity to advance to the semifinals.
Locked into the third seed in the forthcoming WNBA playoffs, Sunday’s contest against the Minnesota Lynx is inconsequential for the Connecticut Sun. For now, it is worth looking back at how the Sun’s top players performed this season.
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.