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When Teresa Weatherspoon won a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics and a bronze in the 1992 Olympics, there was no cruise ship like both US basketball teams are living on in Rio. “Heck no we didn’t stay on a boat,” she said. “We were in the Village with everyone. And let me tell you that experience in . . . Read More
The Women's National Basketball Association is celebrating its 20th anniversary this summer. NBA commissioner David Stern decided to give the league the green light after the U.S. women's national team won the gold medal in the 1996 Olympics. The league started in 1997 with eight teams, expanded to. . . Read More
The vision, he said, came to him in a conversation with God. If his friends laughed at the idea, he said he would laugh right along with them. Lightning Mitchell’s friends didn’t laugh, though. They thought the idea was great. He decided to pursue forming a women’s professional basketball league. . . Read More
Natalie Williams grew up in Taylorsville, and onward to become one of the greatest athletes in the history of the state of Utah. After playing both basketball and volleyball at UCLA, she made Team USA for basketball at the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, in 2000. A WNBA career got started in . . . Read More
The driving force behind great action is love, and the love of a game has brought professional women’s basketball back to Kansas City. “I’m super proud of our girls,” said head coach Sarah Campbell. “They’ve worked very, very hard over the last couple of months. So we are absolutely ready to play . . . Read More
The women file into the gym, most in their late 40s to early 60s and most Asian American, every one of them eager for tipoff. It’s a Sunday morning at a high school in Huntington Beach, but these women have been playing basketball in gyms like this, on mornings like this, for decades. Today, it’s . . . Read More
Home, family and basketball have always been a big part of Jocelyn Penn’s life. All three remain important to the former Meadowcreek basketball standout with the day for her to take her place among the 2016 Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame on Friday. And all three had an influence on her return. . . Read More
Any Notre Dame fan knows this already, but I’ll tell you in case you don’t: Women’s basketball is a big, big deal in South Bend. Notre Dame will always be a football school first, but the next biggest show on campus is women’s hoops. It’s hard to describe how big it actually is until you go there. . . . Read More

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