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The WNBA now taking Wilson to the prom

WNBA news:

Wilson is the new official game ball of the WNBA.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi talks about her competitive fire.

Taurasi is still planning on the Olympics next year, but health is a factor.

How Sue Bird landed her job with the Nuggets.

Breanna Stewart surprised a high school team by jumping into their Zoom meeting.

Brittney Sykes and Marie Gulich are anticipating their Sparks debuts.

WNBA guard or doctor? Erica Ogwumike weighs her options.

Kayla Alexander’s Olympic dream is on hold.

WNBA coach news:

Tanisha Wright has joined the Aces coaching staff as an assistant.

College team news:

Liberty is going with a more local nonconference schedule for next season.

College player news:

Amanda Cahill’s injury and the pandemic have altered the Indiana graduate’s career plans.

Former Ohio State guard Kierstan Bell has transferred to FGCU.

Texas Tech transfer Emma Villas-Gomis has landed at North Texas.

Rokia Doumbia has transferred from Arkansas to Purdue.

Former Seton Hall forward Selena Philoxy has transferred to Stetson.

College coach news:

How Dawn Staley recruited successfully during the pandemic.

Longhorn lunch break with assistant coach Dionnah Jackson-Durrett.

Courtney Paris has returned to Oklahoma, as an assistant coach.

Paris takes the place of Coquese Washington, who resigned to pursue another professional opportunity.

Paige Love is UNC Asheville’s new assistant coach.

FAMU has narrowed its search for its new head coach.

Recruiting news:

The Division I Council Coordination Committee extended its recruiting dead period through June 30.

The pandemic continues to shape sports

Pandemic news:

Cal State fall sports are up in the air, as classes will stay online.

The Big Sky Conference will let schools decide when to resume sports.

DII schools in one California conference will suspend fall sports.

High school and recruiting news:

The WBCA and NABC recommend extending the NCAA dead period through July 31.

The NCAA won’t mandate a uniform return to college sports.

The Mid-American Conference has curtailed its schedules and canceled conference tournaments in some sports.

Which schools win on the recruiting trail?

The best high schools ever for women’s basketball.

College team news:

Mississippi State and UConn could meet up this fall for the first time since 2017.

College player news:

Elon transfer Emily Maupin has found a new home at Virginia.

College coach news:

A survey revealed that Quentin Hillsman has overwhelming support from Syracuse fans.

Arizona coach Adia Barnes is pregnant and due in September.

Liberty coach Carey Green has brought some depth to the roster for next season.

Texas associate head coach Johnnie Harris wants to turn the team into “a monster.”

WNBA team news:

The Mystics will celebrate last year’s Championship virtually this Saturday.

Philadelphia needs a WNBA team, one publication says.

WNBA player news:

Theresa Plaisance is sure she suffered through COVID-19 in December.

Q&A with the Dream’s Alexis Jones.

Getting drafted at home with Lauren Cox.


Dr. Kate Starbird on combatting pandemic myths as a UW researcher.

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Sue Favor, in the gold shirt, has a laugh with her assistant at a game at Pauley Pavilion in December, 2019. Maria Noble/WomensHoopsWorld.
Sue Favor, in the gold shirt, has a laugh with her assistant at a game at Pauley Pavilion in December, 2019. Maria Noble/WomensHoopsWorld.

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