Live Twitter game a success

WNBA opening weekend:

More than 1.1 million viewers caught the WNBA’s first live-streamed game on Twitter yesterday, featuring the Wings and Mercury.

It was a strong opening weekend for FanDuel, as well.

What we learned.

Thirty-three players from the ACC are on opening day rosters, as well as eight Blue Devils.

WNBA team news:

The Seattle Storm is nearing a deal to stay at KeyArena through 2028.

WNBA player news:

Alaina Coates is still rehabbing her ankle.

Jonquel Jones has left a lasting impression on George Washington and her native Bahamas.

Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor have married.

Erin Phillips has retired from the WNBA but may still play in the WNBL.

Sylvia Fowles’ alma mater LSU will retire her jersey.

Fowles’ play yesterday impressed everyone but Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve.

College team news:

Oklahoma has hit a slump, one writer says.

College player news:

Former Fresno State center Bego Faz Davalos has transferred to Duke.

Charlotte has added Syracuse transfer Jade Phillips.

Former Nebraska guard Rylie Cascio Jensen will transfer to South Dakota State.

McKenzie Calvert intends to transfer from Kansas.

College coach news:

Cindy Blodgett has been promoted to associate head coach at Boston College.