Sports & Society
Amidst much positive progress for the WNBA and women’s basketball at large, the Phoenix Mercury’s head coaching hire hits like a speed bump. Here’s more on the Mercury’s decision and other women’s hoops news.
While most recent women’s hoops news highlights the celebratory-worthy growth of women’s basketball, other items distressingly remind of the scourge of domestic violence in sports.
Available in comic and magna versions, "We Play Too" chronicles what life is like for women athletes outside the WNBA.
More than three years after his death, it is still hard to settle on how Kobe Bryant should be remembered by women’s sports fans.
Jen Fry, a public speaker and expert on anti-racism and equity in sports, spoke with Swish Appeal’s Zachary Draves about the unfair backlash Angel Reese faced for her national championship game celebration.
Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx and UConn Huskies is one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. Her rare and admirable decision to step away in her prime is what defines her as a person.
The Triple Threat Podcast shows some love to Ja Morant and Desmond Bane of the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Triple Threat Podcast talks more about Kyrie Irving and Joshua Primo, but how about showing some love to the teams actually getting it done on the court? The gang does just that, praising the Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Bonnet Gang checks in on the state of the Los Angeles Lakers and much more.
The Bonnet Gang goes after Malika Andrews haters and NFL doctors.
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?
Dive into the world of New York City basketball with Sports Illustrated’s new YouTube show Hoops Passport.
Dive into the world of Washington, D.C. basketball with Sports Illustrated’s new YouTube show Hoops Passport.
Renee Montgomery tells the story of legendary basketball and tennis star Ora Washington in new podcast
Never heard of the Serena Williams of the 1920s and 30s? Well, Renee Montgomery is here to tell you all about Ora Washington, a legendary Black female athlete whose story has been kept in the shadows.
Chloe Pavlech and "Lethal Shooter" Chris Matthews host the new show, which can be seen on Sports Illustrated’s YouTube channel.
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.
Hi, this is Zack Ward, site manager at Swish Appeal. I am taking a moment to raise awareness about mental health and thank Jessika Carter for sending good vibes by announcing that she has combatted and defeated suicidal thoughts. I too have fought that battle.
Last week, the NCAA announced that the "March Madness" slogan will extend to the women’s basketball tournament. Is this a mere descriptive distinction without a difference? Or, will being part of "March Madness" matter for women’s college hoops?
This new era of opportunity for college athletes carries with it old, enduring inequities, especially regarding how an athlete’s racial and/or sexual identity determines her "value."
Last week, Breanna Stewart not only announced that she has signed a shoe deal with Puma, but that she also will become the first WNBA or NBA player to have a Puma signature shoe. While Stewie’s signature represents long-overdue progress, it also is important to recognize that more progress is required.
In leading Arizona and South Carolina to the Final Four, head coaches Adia Barnes and Dawn Staley put the spotlight on Black women head coaches, showing what can happen when they are given a fair opportunity. Will their success change how Black women coaching prospects are considered?
In response to the resource disparities in the women’s and men’s NCAA basketball tournament bubbles, the NCAA has hired an outside law firm to investigate issues of gender inequity across all NCAA championships. However, an investigation cannot "solve" the NCAA’s gender problems. The NCAA’s unequal consideration of women athletes is a symptom of deeper cultural attitudes.
From the outside, A’ja Wilson’s past year seems incredible. Not long after the 2020 WNBA MVP led the Las Vegas Aces to the WNBA Finals, the University of South Carolina honored her with a statue. Yet, as she shared in an essay in The Players’ Tribune, things were more complicated. Her revelations help to expand the conversation about mental health, especially for Black women.
After announcing on Jan. 29 that they had undergone successful top surgery, New York Liberty guard Layshia Clarendon spoke with ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio about the wave of bills sweeping the nation that seek to limit trans rights.
"Complicated and arduous" is how Asia Durr characterized her battle with COVID-19 when announcing she’d been medically excused from the 2020 WNBA season. The New York Liberty guard revealed on the season-opening episode of HBO’s "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" that she has no timetable for recovery and no guarantee she can return to basketball.
The coach of Iowa devised a strategy for her team to compete in an open-air match at Kinnick Stadium, aiming to break the record for the highest attendance at a single women's basketball game. Duri...Happy Thanksgiving Images 2023