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Lynx players, coaches, fans reflect on championship run

Lynx players, coaches, fans reflect on championship run

Oct. 14 |                   Monday’s Minnesota Lynx championship celebration looked more like a bon voyage send-off, especially given that every player soon will leave for off-season overseas jobs. The 2013 WNBA Champion...

Lynx in WNBA Finals still low on media radar

Lynx in WNBA Finals still low on media radar

Oct. 10 | The 2013 WNBA Finals now heads south to Atlanta for Game 3 on Thursday between the Minnesota Lynx and the Atlanta Dream, the last two teams standing. “Anytime you get to this point when you’re at the end of the season in the Finals, these two...

Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic

Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic

Oct. 9 | Photos from Dribble to Stop Diabetes clinic during the WNBA Finals in Minneapolis   Current Minnesota Lynx players and WNBA Legend Teresa Edwards worked with students from Sojourner Truth Academy. ...

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Sep. 20 |               The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the closing scene of the series finale together sang, “It’s a long, long way to Tipperary.” To initially begin our WNBA playoffs discussion, we note that...

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Sep. 19 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2013 WNBA Playoffs begin this week: Washington-Atlanta and Indiana-Chicago in the East, and Minnesota-Seattle and Los Angeles-Phoenix in the West in the four best-of-three first-round matchups.   “When...

WNBA rookies learn the ropes

WNBA rookies learn the ropes

Aug. 14 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Wearing a visitors’ uniform in her hometown is nothing new for Tayler Hill. Although she wore the Washington Mystics’ red road colors in the August 8 game against Minnesota, the host crowd warmly...

WNBA joins effort to build Black girls’ self-esteem

WNBA joins effort to build Black girls’ self-esteem

Jul. 31 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Procter & Gamble last week announced a new partnership that solely focuses on Black girls. My Black Is Beautiful was started in 2007...

‘Under-the-radar’ rookies take their best shots

‘Under-the-radar’ rookies take their best shots

Jul. 24 |       They haven’t as yet received attention similar to “The Big 3” WNBA rookies — Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne — but here are two other “under the radar” rookies who are also worth noting.   Ta’Shauna...

Big changes called for in women’s college hoops

Big changes called for in women’s college hoops

Jul. 17 |       It isn’t yet “broken,” but according to new Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, she has learned through 100-plus interviews that “There is a desire for change” in women’s college basketball. “Now is the time for...

To flop or not worries men more than women players

To flop or not worries men more than women players

Jun. 12 |     “Flopping” has been a part of basketball since the Flintstones. Lately it’s become a hot issue for NBA male players, but in the W there appears to be little concern. This season, 19 NBA players were warned about flopping, which is...