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Zachary Draves has been the beat writer for the Chicago Sky and Iowa Hawkeyes at Swish Appeal since 2021. He is a sports writer, high school sports broadcaster, and aspiring filmmaker

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.

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.

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.

Iowa Update: Stuelke amazes with 47 points

The sheer excellence of a Hawkeye fan favorite defined the evening.

A’ja talks about her new book, “Dear Black Girls”

The two-time WNBA MVP, back-to-back WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist shares poignant and powerful stories as a way to uplift and inspire Black women and girls to be their authentic selves.

Iowa update: Hawkeyes scorch Nebraska

On Taylor Swift Day, the Hawkeyes shook it off after a sluggish start, putting on a fearless offensive clinic in the second half and winning in style.

“Shattered Glass” captures humanity of WNBA players

A new Tubi documentary meets the moment, chronicling the lives of three current WNBA players and one legend as they are—fully human.

2024 WNBA Free Agency: Chicago Sky

The future of the Chicago Sky as a potential contender relies upon how the team navigates free agency.

Iowa update: Dominant Big Ten wins

The Hawkeyes beat two of their biggest Big Ten foes by a combined 73 points over a four-day period, extending their win streak to 15 games.

Iowa update: Clark at the buzzer!

The No. 4 Hawkeyes gave their fans one to remember as they capture their 11th-straight win