The heart of the matter

Janel McCarville says her body is “a little broken down,” and she needs this summer to rest.

Female pros have been playing 11-12 months annually for years. They get paid higher to play in Europe and Asia than they receive in the U.S. That’s why financially, they’re deciding to skip the WNBA season.

More WNBA news:

The Sky have a new jersey sponsor: the Magellan Corporation.

Storm center Angel Robinson will miss the first part of the season, as she plays for the Montenegro National Team.

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike is helping start a basketball development program in Nigeria.

The Isiah Thomas hire is worse than you think, one ESPN writer says.

Today’s WNBA transactions:

May 14, 2015

Team Player Transaction

Atlanta Brittany Hrynko Contract Signed
Minnesota Asjha Jones Contract Signed
Minnesota Janel McCarville Not Playing the 2015 Season – Suspended
Minnesota Rachel Jarry Not Playing the 2015 Season – Suspended
San Antonio Sydney Colson Contract Signed
Seattle Kristen Mann Contract Signed
Seattle Angel Robinson Not Playing the 2015 Season – Suspended

College news:

New UC Santa Barbara assistant coaches are alumni Mia Fisher and Drew Markowitz.

Former Colorado forward Arielle Roberson will use her final year of eligibility at West Virginia.

Tiffany Lewis has transferred from Clemson to Auburn.

Former Delaware State guards and sisters Raven and Raine Bankston have transferred to Towson.

Former St. Bonaventure forward Hannah Little has transferred to Oakland.

Pat Summitt:

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is naming its south rotunda after legendary coach Pat Summitt.