Tamryn Spruill is an author and freelance journalist covering women’s basketball, with issues of gender, race and sexuality central to her reporting. She has followed the WNBA since its 1997 inception, and she is writing a book about its exciting history through the lens of the passionate, persevering and powerful women who make the league up: COURT QUEENS: The Story of the WNBA's Power, Passion and Perseverance On and Off the Court (ABRAMS 2022). Spruill’s bylines include Harper’s BAZAAR, The New York Times, SLAM, ZORA, Teen Vogue, The Athletic and Swish Appeal, where she served as editor-in-chief from 2018, when hired as the first woman to hold that position, and 2021, when she stepped down from the role to finish her book. Spruill has appeared in interviews as an expert source for NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox Sports’ First Sports in the Morning, The Julie DiCaro Show on 670 The Score and Bleacher Report. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and Journalism (University of South Carolina) and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (Goddard College).
Before Ruthie Bolton, Kahleah Copper, Allisha Gray and their WNBA cohorts kick off a National Girls and Women in Sports Day panel at 2 p.m. ET, they want you to break a sweat and share the video using hashtag #AtHomeRecess.
Last year’s frenetic WNBA free agency signing period saw Skylar Diggins-Smith land with the Phoenix Mercury (from the Dallas Wings), DeWanna Bonner move to the Connecticut Sun (from the Mercury) and other franchise favorites take their talents elsewhere. Could the 2021 free agency signing period that begins on Feb. 1 yield similar roster shakeups?
Aliyah Boston has used an expanded arsenal to carve her way through SEC play, but she’s had a lot of help from her No. 4 South Carolina teammates, up and down the roster. It will be all hands on deck for the Gamecocks against the high-scoring No. 15 Arkansas Razorbacks.
South Carolina Athletics installed on Thursday the bronze statue, more than a year in the making, of the women’s basketball program’s most famous Gamecock: A’ja Wilson. It is a rare tribute to the greatness of any woman anywhere, let alone a Black woman in the Deep South.