Tag: Courtney Vandersloot

Chicago Sky and Elena Delle Donne Soaring High

Chicago Sky and Elena Delle Donne Soaring High
It’s been an awfully good Labor Day week for the Chicago Sky. Their dream season continued as they concluded August with an 85-68 victory over two-time playoff finalist Atlanta Dream last Saturday night.  With the win, the Sky (21-8) clinched the top seed in the East, giving them home court advantage for both the first and... Read more »

Elena Delle Donne Cleared To Play After Concussion

Elena Delle Donne Cleared To Play After Concussion
Just before noon on Tuesday, the word came through from Elena Delle Donne herself. via Twitter: Elena Delle Donne ‏@De11eDonne55m Back on the court tonight with my team! 7:00 vs. the Fever #skyhigh Late yesterday,  she hinted at the news: Elena Delle Donne ‏@De11eDonne19h Great day with great news! Now headed for dinner with my brother and sister in... Read more »

Delle Donne vs. Griner Dazzling As Chicago Sky Spoils WNBA Debut

Delle Donne vs. Griner Dazzling As Chicago Sky Spoils WNBA Debut
She’s hailed as the new “face” of the WNBA, thanks to her outsized, 6’8 frame and 7’4 wingspan, agility and dunking ability, but Brittney Griner and her team, the Phoenix Mercury, were the ones dunked in their home opener, courtesy of the now-promising Chicago Sky, who pummeled the Mercury 102-80 to spoil the Mercury’s home... Read more »
Advertisement:

Elena Delle Donne Makes Impressive Debut for WNBA's Chicago Sky

Elena Delle Donne Makes Impressive Debut for WNBA's Chicago Sky
Elena Delle Donne, who was drafted #2 overall by the Chicago Sky in April’s WNBA draft, made an impressive preseason debut in the Sky’s 87-67 win over the New York Liberty. The Sky’s win also spoiled the return of former Detroit “Bad Boy”  Bill Laimbeer, who returned to the WNBA to become the head coach... Read more »

Did Phoenix Throw 2012 Season for #1 WNBA Lottery Pick?

Did Phoenix Throw 2012 Season for #1 WNBA Lottery Pick?
A controversial #1 lottery pick will make the 2013 WNBA draft awfully interesting tonight. The Phoenix Mercury earned the right to the #1 pick with just a 27.6 % chance. Seems like long odds, doesn’t it? So much less of a chance than the lowly Washington Mystics, who had the losingest record last season, that their  star player, Monique Currie, seemed to... Read more »

'Wait Til Next Year' for Sky's WNBA Playoffs/Fan Appreciation Saturday Night

'Wait Til Next Year' for Sky's WNBA Playoffs/Fan Appreciation Saturday Night
There is no locker room atmosphere like the one where a season is over. I remember covering the Detroit Pistons locker room at the end of their run as the Bad Boys of the Eastern Conference at the dawn of the 1990’s, just as the Bulls began their legendary run of six titles. Bill Laimbeer sat... Read more »
Advertisement:

Sky are THISCLOSE To Eliminating/Clinching Elusive Playoff Berth

Sky are THISCLOSE To Eliminating/Clinching Elusive Playoff Berth
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it... Read more »

Upset of World Champs Puts Rollercoaster Sky Back in Playoff Race

Upset of World Champs Puts Rollercoaster Sky Back in Playoff Race
Attending Chicago Sky games in 2012 is much like a a day at Six Flags Great America.  It’s been a rollercoaster ride since the season began in May, from an intense, head-over-heels rolling adventure we’ll call the “King Chaos” to a terrifying thriller we’ll call the “Giant Drop,” an eight-game,  high-speed free fall that plummeted... Read more »

Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night

Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night
Quick Trivia: Who was the only woman basketball player signed by a pro NBA team in the late 70’s? The answer is coming to the Allstate Arena on Friday night. One of the true pioneers in women’s basketball, Hall of Famer and award-winning broadcaster Ann Meyers Drysdale is in her first season as Vice President of both... Read more »
Advertisement:

What's Behind The Chicago Sky's Best Start Ever?

What’s the weather report on the Chicago Sky in 2012?   Well, as accurately as anyone can predict Chicago’s summer weather, I’d have to say: blue skies with hardly any clouds in range. Except a noticeable thundercloud to the East…the Eastern Conference, that is. And maybe a distant one in the West as well…the Western Conference, that is. Who wears... Read more »