Category: Basketball

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman
In a tumultuous year that saw an early exit from the playoffs and an 18-16 record, the management of the Chicago Sky decided Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman “will not be retained,” according to a just-released statement. Over the past six seasons, the Sky amassed a regular season record of 106-98 including an 18-16 campaign in 2016.... Read more »

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another
“One of the greatest ever. As a coach, competitor, colleague, mentor…Coach (Pat) Summitt defined greatness and set the bar for the rest of the sport. Thank you for the greatest games, the fiercest rivalry, and for the inspiration for success. Rest in Peace, Coach.  Statement from UConn Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma, on the death of... Read more »

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too
If you listened to any report on Chicago television news Tuesday night regarding the ESPN the Body Issue, you’d think Chicago Cubs All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta was the only Chicago athlete posing nude for the cameras. Two other athletes…superstars in their own right…were ignored almost universally: 2016 Olympics-bound forward Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA’s... Read more »
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Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons are headed to their fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen in program history, and their second in the last three years, after toppling third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament. Sunday’s win was the first for DePaul against a No. 3 seed in program history. DePaul (27-8) now... Read more »

When will DePaul Women get their due as NCAA contenders?

When will DePaul Women get their due as NCAA contenders?
Every year, I hear the same thing. “There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA tournament.” And for the past 14 years, all those who have said that have been wrong. Why, oh, why, do Illinois residents overlook the DePaul Blue Demons (25-8), who’ve achieved a berth in the NCAA Women’s Tournament for 14 CONSECUTIVE... Read more »

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14

Chicago Sky 11th Home Opener Set for Saturday, May 14
A note from our friend, Lauren Niemura, of the Chicago Sky: Led by the WNBA’s reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne, back-to-back Sixth Woman of the Year Allie Quigley and six-time WNBA All-Star Cappie Pondexter, the Sky begins the 34-game regular season against the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, May 14 at Allstate Arena. Led by returning... Read more »
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On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports

On Thanksgiving...Four Things I'm Grateful for in Women's Sports
Happy Thanksgiving, my Token Female friends! I usually grouse on these pages 364 days of the year about the lack of coverage of women’s sports…the lack of inclusion for women radio sports anchors…the general state of women and equality in America.  And in 2015, I found just a few reasons to be grateful: 1)  U.S.... Read more »

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend

DePaul Blue Demons hosting Preseason WNIT this weekend
One of the most under-reported and under-appreciated stories in Chicago sports is the continued excellence of DePaul’s women’s basketball team, coached by NCAA basketball legend Doug Bruno, who’s now entering his 30th season as coach of the Lady DePaul Blue Demons. Let’s take a look at their record, shall we? Consider these accomplishments: NCAA Tournament... Read more »

The WNBA: Wings and a Prayer for the 20th Season

The WNBA: Wings and a Prayer for the 20th Season
The WNBA will look and sound just a little different in 2016. No more Tulsa Shock, for one. And now, a new president will take the helm, following the resignation of Laurel Richie after five years. NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum will oversee the WNBA on an interim basis, and a search for a new... Read more »
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Chicago Sky clinches home court advantage

Chicago Sky clinches home court advantage
From our friends at the Chicago Sky: The Chicago Sky has clinched home court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference Semifinals. After securing the second seed in the Eastern Conference, the Sky will face the number three seed (Indiana/Washington) in the first round of the 2015 WNBA Playoffs presented by Boost Mobile. The first game of the Eastern... Read more »