Category: WNBA

DePaul alumni take spotlight on WNBA Draft Day

DePaul alumni take spotlight on WNBA Draft Day
From our friends at the Chicago Sky and DePaul University, on the WNBA Draft:  The Chicago Sky announced the acquisition of the 22nd overall pick of the 2012 WNBA draft, forward Keisha Hampton, from the Minnesota Lynx ,in exchange for their 2017 second round draft pick, forward/center Chantel Osahor, from the University of Washington. “Keisha Hampton,... Read more »

DePaul Blue Demons Hosts 15th NCAA Selection Party

DePaul Blue Demons Hosts 15th NCAA Selection Party
While the Northwestern Wildcats Men’s Basketball team will have the eyes of Chicago on Sunday, awaiting its first-ever NCAA tournament selection, another Chicago-area team will quietly wait for its 15th NCAA tournament berth. The DePaul Blue Demons, ranked #17 in the country, is the most consistently successful college basketball program in the Chicago area (also the most... Read more »

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 »
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Overcoming Fears? 'Go Ape!'

Overcoming Fears? 'Go Ape!'
My 11 year old, Rosie, and I are dead-set on overcoming fears. Just because we inherited a fear of freefall heights doesn’t mean we should be stymied by it, right? It was for this reason that, in the name of journalism, we opted to attend opening day for Bemis Woods’ new ‘Go Ape’ zip line... 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 »

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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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 »

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs

Season ends for Chicago Sky in first round of playoffs
No WNBA Finals for the Chicago Sky, after all. The Chicago Sky’s season ended Monday night with a 100-89 loss to their fierce Eastern Conference rival Indiana Fever in Game 3 at Allstate Arena, in front of a wildly cheering announced crowd of 2,882. Elena Delle Donne put in an MVP effort, leading all scorers... Read more »

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 »
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Chicago Sky returns home Friday; Fowles now a Lynx

The Chicago Sky start the second half of the WNBA season with a new player in 6’5 center Erika D’Souza. She comes to Chicago via a three-team trade. Prior to the trade, the Brazilian firecracker was having a great year with the Atlanta Dream. Gone from the Sky, after sitting out half of the 2015... Read more »