By Leroy F. Moore Jr., Krip-Hop Nation LOS ANGELES — As a Black disabled activist, an athlete that competed in the 1988 Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea and the son of a former NFL player, I have closely followed the case of Brittney Griner. I have one question: Is there a connection for Ms. Griner to disability, […]Read more "Is there a Connection for Brittney Griner to Disability, Sports and Ableism?"
By Jackson State Media Relations GULFPORT, Miss. – Jackson State University women’s basketball player Ameshya Williams-Holliday was selected in the WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever. Williams-Holliday (6-4, Sr., Gulfport, Miss.), a third-round pick #25 overall, becomes the first HBCU player selected in the WNBA since 2002 and is the second Southwestern Athletic Conference player and […]Read more "JSU’s Williams-Holliday Selected In WNBA Draft; 1st HBCU Player Drafted Since 2002"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The International Olympic committee seems to be having it out for Black women around the world in 2021 and the evidence continues to mount with the passing weeks. One after another are getting disqualified for the 2020 Summer Games. Black Athletes around the world should be uniting together toward […]Read more "CALL IT WHAT IT IS"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter The NBA is showing how they really care about the WNBA, the female version of American professional basketball. The part-time owner of the Atlanta Dream has brought attention to the league. Ms. Kelly Loeffler took offense to her team wearing “Black Lives Matter,” and “Say Her Name,“on their warm-ups […]Read more "Atlanta’s dream is a nightmare for the WNBA"
Throughout the 2019 season, ESPN Networks will air up to 36 games, including 16 regular-season contests, WNBA All-Star, and up to 19 postseason games. All ESPN telecasts will also stream live on the ESPN app. The 2019 WNBA regular season will run from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, Sept. 8. 2019 WNBA ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 TELEVISION SCHEDULE* […]Read more "WNBA Releases 2019 ESPN, ABC, CBS, and Twitter Broadcast Schedules"
NEW YORK — The WNBA debuted a new playoff format in 2016 in which the top eight teams regardless of conference qualify for the postseason. The playoff field of 8 teams for 2018 is set: Seattle Storm, Atlanta Dream, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics, Connecticut Sun, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Dallas Wings. Playoff Schedule FIRST […]Read more "2018 WNBA Playoff Bracket"
NEW YORK – The WNBA has revealed the team rosters for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2018, as selected by All-Star captains Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks in the inaugural WNBA All-Star Draft. The results of the draft were announced on ESPN2. Delle Donne, the 2015 WNBA Most Valuable […]Read more "Rosters Set For Team Delle Donne vs. Team Parker in 2018 WNBA All-Star Game"
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story first appeared on BASN Newsroom in July 2008. By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — In July of 2008, the WNBA’s New York Liberty met the Indiana Fever in a regular season game that what was called the “Liberty Outdoor Classic” The game was the league’s first regular-season […]Read more "BASN Classics: The Masters Of ‘Outdoor’ Hoops"
LAS VEGAS — MGM Resorts International has announced that its WNBA franchise will be called the Las Vegas Aces. Las Vegas’ first major professional basketball team – formerly the San Antonio Stars – will begin to play in its new home in the 2018 season. Las Vegas Aces President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Bill Laimbeer was joined by MGM […]Read more "MGM Resorts Selects ‘Las Vegas Aces’ As New Name For WNBA Franchise"
NEW YORK – Reigning regular-season MVP Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks, reigning Rookie of the Year Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm and WNBA scoring leader Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury were selected by the league’s head coaches as reserves for Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017, the WNBA has announced. Stewart is one of six reserves named as an All-Star […]Read more "Nine First-Timers Tabbed As Reserves For 2017 WNBA All-Star Game In Seattle"