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2014 United States Women's World Championship Roster: Who should make the team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:31pm

With the 2014 WNBA Finals concluding on Friday night -- and congrats to my beloved Phoenix Mercury on their third WNBA Championship -- the focus moves towards the 2014 World Championships. For a long time, I've dreamed about holding a key position in t...more

USA Basketball links: Players get a taste of Midshipman life and tough decisions are ahead
by Swish Appeal
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:17pm

Yup, it's a second links post, but for the National Team. Here are some things that were going on as the USA Basketball women's national team gets ready for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. On Thursday, the USA Basketball women's national team w...more

USA Basketball women's national team starts training camp: Who will make the team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:07pm

The USA Basketball women's national team is beginning its training camp Monday in Annapolis, Maryland. And here's your chance to talk about who will eventually make the 12-man roster for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. On Monday, the USA Basket...more

USA Basketball women's national team training camp roster and scrimmage dates released
by Swish Appeal
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:56pm

Read the roster and list of games here. USA Basketball has named 27 players to its training camp roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for women in Turkey. Training camp begins on September 8 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, ...more

U17, U18 USA Basketball team rosters named
by They're Playing Basketball
posted May 27, 2014 at 7:46pm

The U17 team is set:Named to the 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team after helping the USA to win the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship this past summer, which earned the USA its berth into the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, are 2013 U...more

Russell Wilson's sister named to USA Basketball U17 World Championship roster
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 26, 2014 at 8:59pm

You've likely seen the proud brother pictures on Russell Wilson's Instagram and Twitter accounts, but now it's official. The Super Bowl champion's sister Anna Wilson was named to the 12-member roster for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Cha...more

Minnesota's Cheryl Reeve named to USA Basketball coaching staff
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted May 12, 2014 at 7:38pm

From USA Basketball:     Colorado Springs, Colorado • May 12, 2014         Additional Auriemma Quotes     #USABWNT     #Turkey2014       Three successful and experienced head coach...more

The Swish Appeal Podcast, Episode 3: Featuring Holly Warlick, Essence Carson, Dr. Nicholas Gallucci, and Michael Cooper
by Swish Appeal
posted April 29, 2014 at 9:48pm

Here's our latest podcast, featuring four guests. Hi everyone, We've decided to move our podcast to Mondays! Here are the guests on today's show: 1. Holly Warlick, Head Coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball Team (Twitter | Official Bio) ...more

USA national women's basketball team pool
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 13, 2014 at 10:02pm

From USA Basketball:   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2014) - Including 14 Olympic and/or FIBA World Championship gold medalists, the 33-player 2014-16 USA Basketball Women's National Team pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team a...more

The best of Swish Appeal in 2013: Our most popular articles from the year that was
by Swish Appeal
posted January 1, 2014 at 8:18pm

With New Year's Eve upon us, we continue to reflect on the year that was. Today, we look at some of the most popular stories at Swish Appeal in 2013. In the day-to-day process of running Swish Appeal and taking care of all the little administrivia that...more

A Basketball Junkie
by Marissa Kastanek
posted October 8, 2013 at 6:41am

Debbie Antonelli is the most profound women's basketball announcer in the country and she is doing more for the game than most people in the basketball business....more

USA Basketball tuning up in Las Vegas
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 6, 2013 at 9:14am

The new USA Basketball team player pool has stepped out on to the court.It's nice to see some new faces out there. This is another face that needs to be on the 2016 Olympic team. When this one develops her game further, she'll be a big help. This one need...more

Thirty-three of the nation's best ballers to headline USA Basketball training camp Oct. 4-6
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 27, 2013 at 8:15am

Check out this list of invitees to USA Basketball's Las Vegas training camp next weekend:Highlighting the returning veterans are three-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercur...more

Reach for the Summit
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 19, 2013 at 5:56am

Coach Pat Summitt is the renowned women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee and she has dramatically changed the game of women's basketball. Read more about her and get to know her while reading her book Reach for the Summit....more

The Transition: Nadine Domond Changes the Game of Basketball
by Marissa Kastanek
posted September 12, 2013 at 3:38pm

Nadine Domond impacted the game as a player but is changing the game as a skill developer. She has unique skill of teaching that makes the game fun and challenging to learn for all ages....more

No deja vu' needed at the Olympics
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 10, 2013 at 9:09am

Since Geno Auriemma was named Olympic basketball coach for 2016, I have been thinking what a waste this is, to not give other coaches a chance. Connecticut-based columnist John Altavilla thought the same thing:The coach of eight national champions at UCon...more

Geno Auriemma reportedly will coach Olympic team in 2016
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 6, 2013 at 8:43am

Geno Auriemma is supposedly returning to coach the US Olympic team in 2016.USA Basketball will have a press conference tomorrow to officially name the coach.WNBA team news:Sky....guard Sharnee Zoll-Norman has joined Athlete Ally - a non-profit organizatio...more

Wednesday links: Minnesota Lynx and L.A. Sparks fall, Connecticut Sun suffer more injuries, and Gary Kloppenburg fights for his job
by Swish Appeal
posted August 21, 2013 at 7:25pm

The Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks went into last night's games with a chance to strengthen their position at the top of the Western Conference. They ended up both losing to inspired playoff contenders on the road. We'll start with those and th...more

Washington freshman Kelsey Plum brings back World Championship gold
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 1, 2013 at 8:29pm

My first Seafair weekend will be remembered as sparkles and flowers. Everything I witnessed, whether it was the crowning of Miss Seafair 2013 or the FIBA U19 World Championships in Lithuania, the young women we doted with exquisite jewels, flowers, and me...more

Liberty beat Fever; Taurasi suspended one game
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 24, 2013 at 8:30pm

Tonight's game result:The Liberty overcame a 16-point deficit to come back and beat the Fever, 77-72.Despite the loss, Indiana forward Tamika Catchings became the fifth WNBA player in history to score 6,000 points. She joins Tina Thompson, Lisa Leslie, Ka...more

Game Day: Washington guard Kelsey Plum and USA U19 team play China
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 20, 2013 at 11:03am

UPDATE: The USA U19 Team defeated China 103-56 in the second game of the FIBA U19 World Championship on Friday. UW freshman PG Kelsey Plum was scoreless in 12 minutes of play, missing her three three-point attempts. The Americans (2-0) will play Mali (0-2...more

World University Games women's team takes gold medal
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 16, 2013 at 7:20pm

USA 90, Russia 71 in today's World University Games gold medal game.Box scoreGame photosMedal stand photosQuotes ...more

Now introducing: MARISSA KASTANEK!
by Marissa Kastanek
posted July 15, 2013 at 2:02pm

Get to know Marissa Kastanek the new blogger for Women Talk Sports who is starting her professional basketball career on September 1, 2013....more

U19 women's basketball team opens with win over Australia
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 13, 2013 at 6:02pm

USA's U19 team opened play today in the Canary Islands with a 71-66 victory over Australia.Box score.Photos.Quotes.Head coach Katie Meier blogs.Assistant coach Nikki Caldwell blogs. ...more

USA WUG team routs Czech Republic, 101-61
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 10, 2013 at 9:07am

Our World University Games team started fast and didn't look back, beating the Czech Republic today in the second round, 101-61.Box scorePhotosQuotesMoriah Jefferson's positive attitude has sparked her teammates. ...more

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