Shaking things up

Interesting night in the WNBA…….

Today’s results:

The Sun topped the Aces, 76-62, to clinch a playoff berth and take the top spot in league standings.

The Lynx snapped their losing streak by beating the Storm, 76-70. Sylvia Fowles led the way with 29 points and 20 rebounds.

The Sky defeated the Dream, 86-79.

The Mystics shellacked the Sparks, 78-68.

WNBA team news:

Washington’s playoff push will come without the return of Emma Meesseman.

WNBA player news:

A sprained ankle sustained in last night’s game will keep Sami Whitcomb out of action for 10-14 days.

Diana Taurasi and Sabrina Ionescu are finally healthy at the same time for their first WNBA meeting.

WNBA coach news:

Bill Laimbeer said he was looking for alcohol after a recent hellish Aces trip.

College conference news:

The Pac-12, Big Ten and ACC will form a collaborative alliance.

The alliance is meant to stabilize a volatile environment.

It’s not clear what the three conferences are doing, but they’re doing it together.

College player news:

Caitlin Clark developed leadership skills with USA Basketball this summer.

College coach news:

New Wittenberg coach Tamika Jeter is excited about her first recruiting class.