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This Week in Women's Basketball

Swish Appeal's weekly news roundup.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Maya, Mone lead WBHOF Class of 2024

In April of 2024, Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus will lead a class of seven into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Kristi Toliver’s new gig, EuroCup Women playoffs and USA Basketball 3x3 action highlight other news in women’s hoops.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Top recruits make college decisions

Joyce Edwards, Kennedy Smith and Me’arah O’Neal recently announced their college decisions, sparking excitement in Columbia, LA and Gainesville. We look at other recruiting news before sending congrats to Lindsey Harding for her first win as a G-League head coach.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: CP3 considers WNBA future

Candace Parker provides clarity about her WNBA future, while confusion persists about a second WNBA expansion team. Questions also are raised about the NCAA’s release of an independent review of the officiating of the 2023 national championship game.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Draft lotto is on, expansion is off

While the 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery is scheduled for December 10, the league’s expansion to Portland is no longer on schedule. However, the W did ink a new venture, partnering with Kim Kardashian and Skims.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Clark, Reese lead preseason All-America team

Notable announcements—the preseason All-America team, Overtime Select and the Seasonlong WNBA Cares Community Assist Award—highlight this week’s women’s basketball news. We also remember the life of Tasha Butts.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Mercury miss mark with head coach hire

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.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Sky hire T-Spoon as head coach

Teresa Weatherspoon grabs this week’s top women’s hoops headline, as the Hall of Famer will be returning to the WNBA as head coach of the Chicago Sky.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: The WNBA is going to Golden State

The WNBA’s official expansion announcement headlines a week of growth-focused news about the W. However, Dearcia Hamby’s EEOC complaint reminds that growth must not come at the expense of players’ rights and integrity.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: The WNBA to the Bay?

More WNBA expansion news headlines the latest happenings in women’s basketball. While a new W team is not yet confirmed, women’s college basketball does have a new postseason tournament.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Clark wins the Sullivan Award

It was a week of honors in women’s college hoops. While Iowa’s Caitlin Clark won the Sullivan Award, Teresa Weatherspoon and Kim Mullkey were honored with statues at Louisiana Tech.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: WNBA celebrates viewership, attendance growth

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.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Get ready for award announcements

Two WNBA items highlight this week’s women’s hoops news. While the end-of-season awards announcement schedule is reason for excitement, a memo about playoff travel is reason for frustration.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Aces visit the White House

A White House visit for Vegas, a Mystics memorial in DC, fan ugliness in Minnesota and a coaching search in Chicago highlight this week’s events and developments in women’s basketball.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Might the WNBA be coming to the Mile High City?

This week, we discovered Denver is a finalist for one of two WNBA expansion teams, both of which would enter the league by the 2025 season. Here’s what else happened in the world of women’s hoops.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Liz’s interview, Paige’s return and more

This week in women’s basketball, we examine what Liz Cambage said, talk WNBA travel (again), praise the return of Paige Bueckers and more.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Eyes on PHX with DT’s achievement, Skylar’s allegations

While Diana Taurasi gets praise for passing 10,000 points, eyes should be raised in regard to the Phoenix Mercury’s stalemate with Skylar Diggins-Smith. Catch up on what has happened in Phoenix, and across the women’s basketball world.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Aces’ Williams arrested on domestic violence charges

Although the arrest of Riquna Williams is this week’s dominant headline, some good things happened in the world of women’s hoops, including big pay days for college coaches, a gold medal for Team USA and a deserved award for Brittney Griner.

Ruptured Achilles causes Brionna Jones to take rest of season off and other news

Brionna Jones is the latest Connecticut Sun star to miss significant time.

Paige Bueckers nearing return and other news

Paige Bueckers of the UConn Huskies missed all of 2022-23 with an ACL tear. She’s almost back.

Wishing Tiana Mangakahia the best as she retires

A recurrence of breast cancer has moved to stage IV for Tiana Mangakahia, who has decided to retire from basketball. She is a Syracuse Orange legend.

Ashley Owusu on her way to Penn State, plus more WBB news

Ashley Owusu will look to raise her WNBA Draft stock in State College with the Penn State Nittany Lions. Plus, news related to Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Michael Winger now president of Mystics

The Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics will now be run by former Los Angeles Clippers general manager Michael Winger.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Becky Hammon suspended two games without pay

Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon has been suspended over the Dearica Hamby controversy.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Shoe news with Breanna Stewart and Aliyah Boston

This week, it’s all about the shoes. While PUMA and Breanna Stewart introduced the Stewie 2 Ruby, Adidas and Aliyah Boston announced their endorsement partnership. Catch up on what else happened.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Morrow commits to LSU, WNBA announces rule changes

The former DePaul forward announced her commitment to the LSU Tigers, choosing the reigning NCAA champions over South Carolina and USC.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Brittney Griner aiming to bring all wrongful detainees home

Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury will collaborate with Bring Our Families Home.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Brittney Griner taken to penal colony

The situation involving Brittney Griner in Russia keeps getting more unjust, but President Joe Biden believes progress in negotiations is more likely now that the midterms are over.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Trammell, Sides to be head coaches of Wings, Fever, respectively

Latricia Trammell is going to be the next head coach of the Dallas Wings and the Indiana Fever have announced the hiring of Christie Sides.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Brittney Griner’s appeal rejected

On Tuesday, a Russian court denied Brittney Griner’s appeal of a nine-year prison sentence.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Curt Miller makes big career move

On Friday, Curt Miller became the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, leaving the Connecticut Sun.

This Week in WBB: Clark, Jones, Watkins sign NIL deals with Nike

Bronny James’ high school classmate Juju Watkins joined the likes of James and women’s basketball college stars Caitlin Clark and Haley Jones as a Nike NIL signee.

This Week in Women’s Basketball: Remembering Tiffany Jackson

Swish Appeal’s weekly news roundup.