Dance lessons, rookies and vets, and always college news

WNBA news:

Relationships can be acknowledged in the WNBA…..and more interestingly, Geno Auriemma gave Seimone Augustus some dance lessons to close out USA Basketball camp Wednesday. Augustus is finally marrying longtime partner and fiancee LaTaya Varner tomorrow.

With two highly-coveted rookies, the Storm is ready to usher in a new era. Loyd, the #1 pick, awed AAU coaches early on with her competitive drive.

Q&A with Dream rookies Brittany Hrynko and Ariel Massengale.

Auriemma feels good about the team homes of Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Kiah Stokes.

Mercury forward Diana Taurasi was on a talk show yesterday.

The Chicago Sky is taking heat for replacing its female announcer crew. One of those replaced says the men who were hired in their steed are higher-paid.

Q&A with the Minnesota Lynx’s Asia Taylor.

Nike women presents: Skylar Diggins.

Mercury draftee Isabelle Harrison is taking the next step after her injury.

Isiah Thomas fallout continues:

The Seattle Storm have expressed concern about the Liberty’s hiring of Isiah Thomas.

The backlash continues.

Coach Bill Laimbeer would be OK with the Liberty being hated because of Thomas. (Wow)

College news:

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has added Fred Chmiel as an assistant coach.

Gamecock Tina Roy talks about being the first person in her family to graduate from college.

Tennessee’s graduation legacy continues.

In-depth interview with Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb, who discusses her career.

Lafayette coach Theresa Grentz has returned.

Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne has been “pedal-to-the-metal” since the season ended.

Wisconsin senior forward Michala Johnson has been granted a fifth year of eligibility, and will return next season. She tore her ACL in December.

Duke’s Rebecca Greenwell blogs about the Blue Devil Kentucky Derby takeover.

Nettie Respondek is Denver’s new assistant coach.

Eboniey Jeter:

The North Texas freshman’s death earlier this week has been ruled a suicide.

USA Basketball news:

CSUN coach Jason Flowers and Northern Colorado coach Kamie Etheridge have been named court coaches for this year’s Women’s Junior National Team trials.

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