Posts tagged "WNBA draft"

Chicago Sky Opening Night Forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of meatballs

Chicago Sky Opening Night Forecast: Cloudy, with a chance of meatballs
At this time last year, Chicago Sky coach Pokey Chatman was riding high. The #2 pick, Elena Delle Donne out of the University of Delaware, immediately proved herself a valuable team asset as she helped defeat the Phoenix Mercury and the #1 draft pick in 2013, Brittany Griner. Backed with center Sylvia Fowles, guard Epiphanny Prince, Courtney... Read more »

Elena Delle Donne...Just Like Mike?

Elena Delle Donne...Just Like Mike?
“Thanks for all the support everyone! Injured my foot but will be back on the court soon! See you soon!” Elena Delle Donne, on her Facebook page Thursday, after suffering yet another injury  There hasn’t been a WNBA rookie like guard/forward Elena Delle Donne. Ever. Naperville’s Candace Parker, 2008-09′s top rookie, may have come close,... Read more »

Hire Jason Collins. Jason Kidd, I'm Talking To You

Hire Jason Collins. Jason Kidd, I'm Talking To You
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay.” 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins, 2013 free agent As the New York Times  pointed out today, it’s a week into the NBA’s summer signing period. And where is the former Washington Wizards backup center Jason Collins now? Jason Collins is waiting for the phone to ring.... Read more »
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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 »

The All-American Red Heads: First Pro Women's BBall Team in the United States?

The All-American Red Heads: First Pro Women's BBall Team in the United States?
NOTE: On Saturday, the Minnesota Lynx honored the contributions of the All-American Red Heads women’s pro basketball team, which traveled the country more than 40 years ago. While passing me at the press table, one of them looked at me and said, “Now there’s a real redhead!” Though I thought I was pretty knowledgeable on... Read more »

Sky Guard Epiphanny Prince to Miss 6-8 Weeks with Foot Injury

Sky Guard Epiphanny Prince to Miss 6-8 Weeks with Foot Injury
Breaking news this afternoon from the Chicago Sky. Putting a cramp into their playoff hopes, Chicago Sky guard Epiphanny Prince will be sidelined approximately six to eight weeks due to a Jones fracture in her right foot, the team announced today. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the Sky’s game against the Indiana... Read more »
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Chicago Sky's Seven-Year Itch Has Them Scratching At A Playoff Berth

Chicago Sky's Seven-Year Itch Has Them Scratching At A Playoff Berth
Ever had an itch so annoying that scratching only made it worse? Such was the dilemma in the offseason at the Chicago Sky’s Kinzie Street headquarters. After seven years as a WNBA franchise, despite the highest average increase in attendance last season (29%) playing at Allstate Arena, the Chicago Sky comes into the 2012 season holding a distinction the size of an itchy New Orleans... Read more »

A Grudging Grudge Match for Notre Dame, Baylor in NCAA Women's Final

A Grudging Grudge Match for Notre Dame, Baylor in NCAA Women's Final
  In Denver, at the Pepsi Center, there’s a battle brewing. I can feel it from Chicago. Let’s call it the ”Unfinished Business” championship, as the Associated Press suggested. I thought of it, too. But they’re the press of record. So they get credit for the phrase. I predict it will be “The Cat Fight of the... Read more »

Lacy Banks and His WNBA Legacy

Lacy Banks and His WNBA Legacy
The WNBA’s draft day is April 16 this year.  I cover Draft Day as often as possible, given that I have several jobs and none of them have much to do with each other.  The Chicago Sky hosts the media gathered at their Kinzie Street offices annually, providing a very nice lunch and full access to their... Read more »
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'DANCING' ON ST. PADDY'S DAY AT THE ALLSTATE ARENA

'DANCING' ON ST. PADDY'S DAY AT THE ALLSTATE ARENA
Doesn’t get any luckier for DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons. Monday night, at the packed McGrath-Phillips Arena, DePaul students, alumni, and media heard ESPN announce that the Lady Blue Demons had drawn the #7 seed in the Des Moines Regional, playing the #10-seeded Brigham Young University Cougars. Think of it….St. Patrick’s Day….at the Allstate Arena…on the Ray and Marge... Read more »
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