This Week in Women's Basketball
Swish Appeal's weekly news roundup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, we examine what Liz Cambage said, talk WNBA travel (again), praise the return of Paige Bueckers and more.
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.
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.
Brionna Jones is the latest Connecticut Sun star to miss significant time.
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.
The Washington Wizards and Washington Mystics will now be run by former Los Angeles Clippers general manager Michael Winger.
Las Vegas Aces head coach Becky Hammon has been suspended over the Dearica Hamby controversy.
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.
The former DePaul forward announced her commitment to the LSU Tigers, choosing the reigning NCAA champions over South Carolina and USC.
Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury will collaborate with Bring Our Families Home.
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.
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.
On Tuesday, a Russian court denied Brittney Griner’s appeal of a nine-year prison sentence.
On Friday, Curt Miller became the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks, leaving the Connecticut Sun.
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.
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