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These Women Are Fighting Pro Basketball's Ban On Hijabs

The Huffington Post | Susannah Gruder | Posted 08.17.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Before Pat Summitt Was A Coach, She Was A Player

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 06.28.2016 | Sports

When we think of of Pat Summitt, most of us think of the basketball coach. That makes sense. After all, Summitt spent four decades at the University o...

The Entire Sports World Is Mourning Hoops Hero Pat Summitt

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.28.2016 | Sports

On Tuesday morning, the basketball world lost a legend. Pat Summitt, the winningnest coach in NCAA Division I history, passed away after spending four...

Think the WNBA is in Trouble? Let's Talk Some NBA History

David Berri | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports
David Berri

Is the WNBA "struggling for relevance" as Richard Sandomir and The New York Times claim? If you know a bit of history, none of the "struggles" we observe are surprising or unusual.

In the Sports World, the WNBA Deserves More Respect

Sammi Silber | Posted 04.15.2016 | Sports
Sammi Silber

Stop doubting women's leagues because of perceived generalizations and stereotypes. There are many leagues besides the WNBA (such as the National Women's Hockey League, Women's Soccer, etc.) that also showcase players with just as much ability as male athletes of the same sport.

The WNBA's Biggest Problem Isn't Lack of Interest From Men. It's Women.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

The WNBA needs more women to watch in order to stay viable. It's no secret that NBA has been carrying the league since its inception. The following truth is hard to swallow, but it's the truth nonetheless -- the WNBA would be defunct right now if it weren't for the NBA.

For Novelist Marin Thomas, Playing Basketball Prepared Her for the Writing Life

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.07.2016 | Books
Holly Robinson

Author Marin Thomas has had an enviable career as a writer by any stretch, having published twenty-five romance novels with Harlequin before venturing...

This 11-Year-Old Is Destroying Varsity Basketball Teams

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 11.20.2015 | Sports

After Jaden Newman sunk two deep threes and a running floater, Downey Christian High School's season opener was stopped to honor its star's latest fea...

As the Sports World Turns: Underdog to Top Dog and Back

Ginny Gilder | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Ginny Gilder

Last Monday night I watched the Stanford women's basketball team, ranked a mere sixth in the country, defend their current streak of 27 home court wins against the University of Connecticut's powerhouse squad.

From Drag Racing to Dog Mushers, 12 Offbeat Sports Halls-of-Fame

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Larissa and Michael Milne

The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a popular vacation destination but there are many sports represented around the country that are worth a trip too.

USA Edges Spain for FIBA U17 Women's Title

Carl Berman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

Angela Salvadores was incredible for Spain, keeping them in contention with a 40-point performance and was named the tournament MVP.

Not So Sweet Sixteen: Breaking Up the Good Old Boys Network in Women's Basketball

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
C. Nicole Mason

This year, one of the first big women's head coaching jobs at the University of Arkansas went to Jimmy Dykes, a long-time ESPN commentator with little prior coaching experience and none in the last 20 years. It is a move that has prompted many to wonder -- are men taking over women's basketball?

South Florida Winning With International Players

Carl Berman | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Carl Berman

South Florida has been one of the women's basketball teams that has embraced recruiting internationally. The Bulls signed 6'1" Ariadna Pujol of Spain,...

Let's Pledge to Respect People Like My Sister

Elena Delle Donne | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Elena Delle Donne

I had been blessed with gifts that the world recognized: height, agility, coordination and strength.

God and Basketball at UConn

Dr. Anne Hendershott | Posted 04.06.2014 | Religion
Dr. Anne Hendershott

Catholics attending Mass last Sunday at St. Mary's Church in Milford, CT were so startled to read criticism of the popular basketball coach in their weekly bulletin. Few criticize Coach Auriemma -- especially not in a column from a pastor in a parish bulletin.

Full Court Press: College of Charleston Women's Basketball Takes on Cancer

Mikaela Hopkins | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Mikaela Hopkins

As a 20-year-old center on the College of Charleston women's basketball team, I -- like most young adults my age -- thought cancer was something that only affects other people. Not me, not my loved ones. But when a close friend was stricken with leukemia, all of that changed.

College Women's Basketball Game Ends Dramatically With Mob Fight And A Fainting (Updated)

Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports

UPDATE: The University of Hawaii athletics director Ben Jay is suffering from internal bleeding and has been hospitalized due to injuries he sustained...

Credit Coach Reeve

Seimone Augustus | Posted 12.07.2013 | Sports
Seimone Augustus

The WNBA Finals are here again and we're back for a third straight year. Being in my eighth season I'm truly blessed to have the opportunity to compete for another title. It makes me think about how far I've come in my career and those who've helped me along the way.

Painting the Hardwood Pink

Dan Hughes | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Dan Hughes

As teams across the league tip-off for the WNBA's Breast Health Awareness Week, they are playing for more than a game to win; they are playing to save three women each quarter from hearing the words "you've got breast cancer."

West Is the Best

Nneka Ogwumike | Posted 09.24.2013 | Sports
Nneka Ogwumike

Learning and growing as a player, from an 11-year-old novice to a high school state champ to a four-time Final Four competitor, dreams and goals have always driven me toward continued success.

Thank You

Katie Smith | Posted 09.15.2013 | Impact
Katie Smith

I have a passion for encouraging a healthy and active lifestyle for all ages. We only get one body and we have to treat it the best we can in order to lead quality of life we want.

WNBA Draft Pick Comes Out: 'I've Always Been Open About Who I Am'

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In the midst of gay athletes being a hot topic, college basketball star Brittney Griner openly discussed her sexuality with Maggie Gray of Sports Illu...

Life Is About More Than Sports

Chris Sienko | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports
Chris Sienko

When that buzzer sounded the other day, I knew a moment had passed. As important as basketball is for me, it no longer has the same hold on my daughter.

NetScouts Basketball Women's All-America Teams

Carl Berman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Sports
Carl Berman

NetScouts Basketball has issued our Women's All-American teams for the 2012-13 season. They are as follows.

The Red Heads, Famous Professional Women's Basketball Team, Honored at Big East Tournament

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.14.2013 | Sports
Kate Kelly

During last weekend's Big East Women's Basketball Championship held at the XL Center in Hartford, visitors got an additional bonus: a viewing of materials related to the All American Red Heads(1936-1986), the female equivalent of the all-male Harlem Globetrotters.