Thursday, July 2, 2020

News uptick

Coronavirus update:

Florida reports a 15 percent positive test rate as the WNBA and other pro leagues are scheduled to arrive.

WNBA team news:

The Fever will stream all their games free this summer for Indiana residents.

The Sparks have launched a campaign called “Change Has No Offseason” to combat systemic racism.

WNBA player news:

Chelsea Gray knows she’s a role model for LGBTQ youth.

Natasha Cloud shares her harrowing experience after being pulled over by police.

Q&A with Renee Montgomery.

Aerial Powers wants to be the WNBA’s biggest gamer.

The man that Maya Moore worked to free has been released from prison.

Moore said social justice reform is a spiritual struggle.

WNBA coach news:

Cheryl Reeve podcast.

College program news:

UCLA and Cal attempt to stare down Under Armour, as budgets teeter.

UConn is officially back in the Big East Conference.

College team news:

UConn is working to get their foreign players into the country.

Iowa is adapting to changes during voluntary workouts.

College player news:

On the one year anniversary of revealing she had cancer, Tiana Mangakahia says she knew she would beat it.

Duke’s Mikayla Boykin has launched a rap career.

Kentucky forward Deasia Merrill will transfer.

Taylor Mole has transferred from Colorado State to UC Santa Barbara.

College coach news:

Dawn Staley focuses on South Carolina as she awaits the Olympics.

Jamelle Elliott has been named an assistant coach at UConn.

Essence Baucom is a new assistant coach at Furman.

Jaye Nayreau and Jalen Powell are new assistant coaches at FAMU.

The build up

WNBA news:

What we do and don’t know about the WNBA’s return to play.

There is concern around the WNBA about the details of the proposed season in Florida.

WNBA team news:

The Sun are ready and nervous for the season.

Only two Connecticut starters are returning.

WNBA player news:

Chiney Ogwumike is going to campaign for social justice reform through LeBron James’ voting initiative.

Renee Montgomery has found a new calling in social justice reform.

Elena Delle Donne is the only WNBA player to win MVP with two teams.

Emma Meesseman was denied a flight to the USA due to a clerical error.

Brittney Sykes will play this season.

Rebecca Allen has opted out this year.

Amanda Zahui B. is a superstar in the making.

Sophie Cunningham is ready for a shortened season.

Former WNBA star Temeka Johnson is now a high school coach.

WNBA bonus:

Big3 is planning a foundation to help retired WNBA and NBA players with social justice.

Amazon has bought the naming rights to Seattle’s Key Arena, and will call it Climate Pledge Arena.

Atlanta Dream co-owner, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, calls open carry by Blacks in Atlanta “mob rule.”

NCAA news:

The NCAA has extended the recruiting dead period through Aug. 31.

College program news:

Bethune-Cookman has joined the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

College player news:

Kansas State’s Chrissy Carr participated in a panel today on race and sports.

Oregon State forward Taya Corosdale is ready for her redemption tour.

How Skakyla Hill became the only college player to record two quadruple-doubles.

College coach news:

Q&A with Cal coach Charmin Smith.

New Navy coach Tim Taylor has hit a home run with diverse coaching staff hires.

Former Oregon star Nia Jackson is leaving the staff there to be an assistant coach at Boise State.

She replaces Cody Butler, who is being sued for sexual harassment.

Arkansas State has added three new assistant coaches.

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