Archive for the ‘WNBA’ Category

CONVICTED FELON AND DRUG USER MARION JONES GETS SECOND CHANCE IN WNBA

March 10, 2010

MARION JONES WITH TULSA SHOCK COACH NOLAN RICHARDSON

There was a time when Marion Jones was one of the most beloved female athletes in America. Then came the drug scandal, a felony conviction for lying to two grand juries, check fraud and a six month stay in prison. Jones ended up disgraced and being stripped of her five Olympic medals (including three golds.)

Now, the former track star is beginning a comeback. As a basketball player. Jones signed with the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA. She had previously played college basketball at the University of North Carolina.

WNBA RATINGS AND ATTENDANCE WAY UP

October 13, 2009

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The male dominated sports media is fond of bashing the WNBA. However, this year, ratings and attendance for the league’s Finals were actually up significantly. The Phoenix Mercury/Indiana Fever series drew an average of 435,000 viewers per night on ESPN2. That’s a 73% increase over 2008.

Also, the series drew more than 16,000 fans per game.

WNBA TEAM EVICTED FOR PLAYOFFS BECAUSE OF SESAME STREET

September 15, 2009

SESAME STREET KICKS THE WNBA’S ASS IN ONE-ON-ONE BEATDOWN

Here’s a question. If your league’s playoff games get bounced by Oscar the Grouch and the Cookie Monster, is it really a major sport?

The WNBA really has NO game. The Atlanta Dream has been evicted from Philips Arena for the first round of the WNBA playoffs because of a scheduling conflict with Sesame Street Live.

WNBA DEATHKNELL? SIGNATURE FRANCHISE DISBANDS

December 2, 2008

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The Houston Comets are defunct. The WNBA has announced the Comets will cease operations after a new buyer for the franchise could not be found.

The Comets are arguably the premier franchise in the history of womens basketball. Led by Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, and Tina Thompson, they won the first four championships in WNBA history from 1997-2000.