WNBA Touts Transformational Investment, With Laurene Powell Jobs, Condoleezza Rice And Nike Among New League Owners

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 14: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert (L) bumps fists with Allie Quigley … [+] #14 of the Chicago Sky after she won the 3-Point Contest during halftime of the 2021 WNBA All-Star Game at Michelob ULTRA Arena on July 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges … Read more

Report: Philadelphia might be in the running for WNBA expansion

The WNBA is looking to expand, and in the next few months, commissioner Cathy Engelbert is hoping to know exactly where. Philadelphia might be on the shortlist.  According to Chantel Jennings and Mike Vorkunov at The Athletic, the WNBA is down to a list of 10-12 cities and is aiming to identify one or two … Read more

Brittney Griner Named Honorary 2022 WNBA All-Star

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) As the WNBA season heads for its halfway point, the league announced its 2022 All-Star starters and co-captains. While the 10-name list includes several repeat selections, there are a few young phenoms making their first All-Star appearance. Per a press release provided to The Root, two of the league’s best … Read more

As WNBA looks to expand, could Portland be an option (again)?

For three seasons at the turn of the century, professional women’s basketball was played in Portland. The Portland Fire, owned by Paul Allen, played three seasons in the WNBA from 2000-2002, failing to make the playoffs and – along with the Miami Sol – holding the distinction of the shortest tenured WNBA team in league … Read more

WNBA Players Blame Commercial Travel for COVID-19 Spread

Natasha Cloud #9 of the Washington Mystics reacts during the second half of the game against the Chicago Sky at Entertainment & Sports Arena on May 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)Photo: Scott Taetsch (Getty Images) From scheduling conflicts, to travel difficulties, to just feeling comfortable in their bodies, WNBA players … Read more