Kelsey Plum wants to defend players, such as facing the “big challenge” in the Aces’ 2023 schedule

Kelsey Bloom Don’t underestimate any of its opportunities. Not success – and I’ve had plenty in the last 16 months – and not the sponsorship or partnership contracts I’ve been swollen by. It’s a step forward for the sport and the next for Bloom, 28, could greatly affect those for the game. “It’s not official,” … Read more

WNBA Schedule 2023-12 Regular Season Matches to Watch

November 30, 2022 MA VoepelESPN.com Close MA Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The WNBA in 2023 will have 40 regular season games, the most in league history. Major events will not affect the next … Read more

WNBA teams will play a standard 40-game schedule in 2023

NEW YORK — The league announced Wednesday that WNBA teams will play a standard 40-game schedule during the 2023 season, which begins May 19. All 12 teams will play games during opening weekend, including the Sparks and new coach Kurt Miller hosting the Phoenix Mercury as one of four games on Opening Night. The regular … Read more

Respond to Brittney Griner’s Captivity Is Condemnation of Right and ‘Left’

United States women’s basketball star Brittney Griner looks down during the national anthem before a game against Canada at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Christian Peterson/Getty Images) I am very upset with the response to my last column on what we know Abhorrent prison conditions Brittney Griner lives in a labor camp in Mordovia, Russia. … Read more

Coaches at South Carolina and Stanford are using the game to support Brittney Grenier

November 20, 2022 MA VoepelESPN.com Close MA Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. STANFORD, Calif. — South Carolina coach Don Staley and Stanford coach Tara VanDeverere donned long-sleeved shirts in tribute Brittney Griner As part … Read more

How do WNBA players choose their overseas teams? It is complicated

On Jasmine Tomas’s first night in the Czech Republic as a member of Sika Brno, the police showed up at her house. They did this not because Thomas intentionally committed any wrongdoing, but because she had disassembled her belongings, Thomas blew the electrical fuses in her apartment, only knowing one number to call. When the … Read more

Kendall Lanes is a branch of Naperville Central

Kendall Lanes is used to making big plays on the softball field. The seniors of Naperville Central can also make it on the basketball court. Lanes showed Saturday when she stepped to the free throw line with the Redhawks a point behind Bennett with 22.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter. “It was so loud, … Read more

New York Liberty: Black Friday Wish List

In its quest to find items on its Black Friday wish list, the New York Liberty won’t have to deal with crowds and camping out in the immediate aftermath of Thanksgiving dinner. Instead, they’ll face more dangerous threats that almost every reveler can empathize with: their 11 WNBA sisters. Despite its relatively dismal end, Liberty’s … Read more