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Overshadowed pioneers in women coaching men

Overshadowed pioneers in women coaching men

Nov. 6 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Becky Hammon last week began her first season as a San Antonio Spurs assistant coach. Sadly, not mentioned or oft-overlooked is the fact that two Black women, Stephanie Ready and Bernadette Mattox, earlier paved the...

WNBA league earns top grades for diversity

WNBA league earns top grades for diversity

Oct. 22 | Minnesota Lynx remain an exception                 Richard LapchickMSR file photo The WNBA, for the 10th straight report card, got high marks for its diversity efforts. This year’s Racial and Gender Report...

WNBA season wrap-up: More than great players needed to raise ratings

WNBA season wrap-up: More than great players needed to raise ratings

Sep. 20 |               Was the just-completed 2014 WNBA campaign, where only three of 12 clubs finished with winning records, a step back competitively speaking? “I’m not worried about that,” said President Laurel...

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

What it takes to win in the ‘second season’

Aug. 22 |               By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2014 WNBA playoffs officially begin Thursday: Minnesota hosts San Antonio in game one of the best-of-three first-round series. But actually, the regular season’s...

Women pros still struggle for media attention

Women pros still struggle for media attention

Jul. 25 | PHOENIX — The WNBA All-Star Game annually is snubbed by sports fans and sports media alike. Last Saturday’s contest here unfortunately remains only a summertime favorite for those of us who do care. It was his first-ever All-Star Game, Earl Malloy...

Lynx guard Wright is back and catching up

Lynx guard Wright is back and catching up

Jul. 18 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   She won’t let on where her rehabilitation stands on a scale of 10. The only thing Monica Wright would report that she’s getting there. Monica WrightPhoto by Sophia Hantzes “In my mind, I’m a 10,” the...

WNBA rookie report

WNBA rookie report

Jul. 3 | A rookie’s first year as a professional athlete mostly is an up-and-down experience. The usual adjustments normally include no longer being a regular and now fighting for meaningful minutes. Asia Taylor, who started every game for Louisville in...

WNBA players’ dilemma: Make money abroad or stay home and rest?

WNBA players’ dilemma: Make money abroad or stay home and rest?

Jun. 17 | A  “time off bonus” of up to $50,000 a player can earn for “limiting their overseas play to three months or less” is part of the collective bargaining agreement signed earlier this year by the WNBA players and the league. But is 50 grand...

Women hoopsters play longer —  and pay a price

Women hoopsters play longer — and pay a price

Jun. 10 | A false argument sometimes used in comparing women and men pro athletes, especially in basketball, is using pay disparity as a starting point. Rather this week’s “View,” for your consideration, offers the following fact of at least equal if...

The rookie and the vet: two new Lynx

The rookie and the vet: two new Lynx

Jun. 4 | There are a few new faces on the 2014 Minnesota Lynx roster  this season. This week’s “View” takes a look at two of them   Asia Taylor Normally. a later-round pick is considered a long shot to make a WNBA roster, yet alone one that virtually...
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