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Lauren Jackson to miss FIBA World Championships due to knee and hip injuries
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:55pm

A big blow for the Opals, the Canberra Capitals, and the Seattle Storm. The Australian women's national team will have a blow to their roster, as center Lauren Jackson will miss the 2014 FIBA World Championships for Women in Turkey. This is due to an o...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

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

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

BELOW THE RIM:Should the Rim be Lowered in Women's Basketball?
by SportyEsquire
posted March 27, 2013 at 8:38am

Several months back, the sports world, well I should say people interested in women’s sports, were all in a tizzy when the head coach of University of Connecticut’s Women’s Basketball Team, Gino Auriemma, suggested that in order to att...more

Stat Analysis: Liberty earn a split
by Swish Appeal
posted September 4, 2012 at 7:31am

  NEWARK, NJ – The New York Liberty spilt in the two most recent games following a West coast trip. Again, it comes down to optimism. You can simply say it was a split, one out of two or one can proclaim the Liberty on a one game win streak. N...more

3x3 World Championships: USA Claims First-Ever Title, Diggins Nabs Skills Challenge Silver
by Swish Appeal
posted August 27, 2012 at 1:29pm

The fearsome foursome of Chiney Ogwumike, Skylar Diggins, Bria Hartley and Ann Strother etched their names in the USA basketball record book, earning the first-ever gold medal in the 3x3 World Championships in Athens. [USA Basketball Day 4 recap] Undef...more

FIBA World Championships: 3x3 Style
by Swish Appeal
posted August 24, 2012 at 3:31pm

I don't purport to know a lot about 3x3 basketball other than what I've seen on the playground and in games of pick-up. Actually, I take that back. My dad and some of his work buddies played in a 3x3 tournament that I would rank a step above pick-up. A sm...more

U18, U17 teams both showing out at the FIBA World Championships
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 19, 2012 at 9:19am

Today the USA U18 team cruised past Canada, 95-46, and into the gold medal game:A pair of USA Basketball veterans, Breanna Stewart (Cicero-North H.S. / North Syracuse, N.Y.) and Morgan Tuck (Bolingbrook H.S./ Bolingbrook, Ill.), combined for 42 points and...more

2012 London Olympics Field Set After Five Qualify In FIBA World Tournament
by Swish Appeal
posted July 2, 2012 at 7:19pm

The knockout round of the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Ankara, Turkey, pitted the top eight from the four tournament groups against each other. The four game winners automatically advanced to the 2012 Olympic field. The fifth and final spot...more

Knockout Round Set For FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament
by Swish Appeal
posted June 28, 2012 at 4:02pm

The group stage has been completed in Ankara, Turkey as all 12 tournament teams played two games against the foes in their group. The top two teams in each group survived to advance to the knockout round, which will be played on Friday. The winners of thi...more

USA National Basketball Team closes out European tour with a win
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 10, 2011 at 1:26am

Our USA team beat UE Sopron today, 73-63, ending their European play. Swin Cash and Cappie Pondexter lead the way with 14 points a piece, and Sophia Young and Tina Charles each chipped in 12.Box score.Quotes.Team USA went 3-2 in the tournament, which is a...more

USA Basketball Women's National Team falls
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 6, 2011 at 2:47am

Our ladies lost, 80-76. Brittney Griner lead the way with 22 points. Quote gallery.Cal's first day of practice was today, and they took pictures.Tennessee's first day of practice yesterday drew a full house of media, including ABC-TV.Nikki Caldwell previe...more

2011 USA Basketball Women’s National Team European Tour Roster Announced
by Swish Appeal
posted September 27, 2011 at 12:49am

2011 USA Basketball Women’s National Team European Tour Roster Announced Swin Cash (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Brittney Griner (Baylor University), Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun), Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun), Cappie Pondext...more

Storm All-Star Swin Cash prepares for USA Basketball tour
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 26, 2011 at 4:53pm

Few were happier than Swin Cash to see a flight out of the country. She departed Monday to train with USA Basketball in Europe. The national team, led by Cash's former Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, plans to play five teams in a tour that runs through O...more

De Souza Off to FIBA During Eastern Conference Finals
by Swish Appeal
posted September 25, 2011 at 4:11pm

De Souza Off to FIBA During Eastern Conference Finals From the link: Atlanta Dream center Erika de Souza will miss the remainder of the WNBA Eastern Conference Finals, the team announced today. De Souza is off to play for Brazil in the 2011 FIBA Ame...more

De Souza off to Olympic Qualifying Tournament During Playoffs - Iziane to Remain in Atlanta?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 15, 2011 at 11:30pm

De Souza off to Olympic Qualifying Tournament During Playoffs - Iziane to Remain in Atlanta? According to a translated account from the Brazil Basketball Confederation, the Brazilian women's basketball team leaves on Friday, September 16th for Neiva, Co...more

Kaayla Chones: A busy summer before heading back to Spain to play basketball
by kaaylac50
posted September 4, 2011 at 2:27pm

Well hello everyone! If you are doing a double take and wondering if this is really Kaayla blogging, no need to wipe your Sunday morning eyes.  It is indeed Kaayla again. Wow, I have had such an amazing and busy summer. My months here in the states have ...more

Women’s Basketball Go Undefeated to Win Gold Medal at World University Games
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted August 22, 2011 at 1:10pm

Summer is not traditionally women’s basketball time, but the World University Games held in Shenzhen China this August gave us some basketball sunshine. The World University Games host a variety of sports and are held every other year. The women’s bas...more

USA Basketball Adds Brittney Griner & Courtney Vandersloot: A Brief Look At A Bird-Approved "Pure Point Guard"
by Swish Appeal
posted August 2, 2011 at 2:25am

In a Seattle Times article last week, Seattle Storm point guard named Chicago Sky rookie point guard Courtney Vandersloot as one of a dying breed of "pure point guards". Storm | Dishin' it with Sue Bird | Seattle Times NewspaperThere's just not a lot of...more

USA U19 Women Win 2011 FIBA World Championship Gold Medal
by SLAM Online -W
posted August 1, 2011 at 12:46pm

Via USA Basketball: PUERTO MONTT, Chile (July 31, 2011)  – Everything came together at the right time for the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team (7-1) and it wasted no time in jumping out to a 25-15 lead and rolling to a 69-46...more

U19s squeak out win over China & other women's basketball news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 26, 2011 at 2:28am

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley lead the U19 women over China tonight, 80-77. The US faces Italy tomorrow.Other good stuff:The NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee is studying moving the tournament back a week. What a crap idea.More on Cal...more

Golden, baby - U16s beat Brazil for the gold medal in basketball
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 19, 2011 at 12:46pm

A decisive 73-40 victory meant gold medal for the USA U16 team last night:Eleven of 12 players scored for the USA, including four in double figures. Linnae Harper (Whitney M. Young H.S./Chicago, Ill.) led the way with 12 points, five steals and four assis...more

USA Basketball names U19 team
by They're Playing Basketball
posted June 6, 2011 at 12:14am

Here they are:Jordan AdamsCierra BurdickDiamond DeShieldsStefanie DolsonBria HartleyAlexis JonesAriel MassengaleKaleena Mosqueda-LewisImani StaffordBreana StewartMorgan TuckElizabeth WilliamsWhat a team. ...more

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