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October 30, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Pac-12 media tabbed California as favorite in preseason poll

The Pac-12 press made its preseason predictions, selecting Cal to win the conference. Washington was picked to finish fifth while G Jazmine Davis was named to the preseason all-Pac-12 team. I had Stanford winning the conference in my poll entry simply because of history and having not seen anyone play or practice this season, which…

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Comments | More in Pac-12, Polls, Washington | Topics: Jazmine Davis, Kelsey Plum, Sydney Wiese

October 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Despite changes, Gonzaga still picked to win West Coast Conference

From Gonzaga: WBB Selected to Win WCC, Greinacher tabbed All-WCC 10-time WCC champion Gonzaga picked by coaches to win WCC   SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The Gonzaga women’s basketball team earned seven first-place votes to be named the clear favorite to win the West Coast Conference title, while senior forward Sunny Greinacher was named Preseason All-WCC, conference officials announced…

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Comments | More in Gonzaga, West Coast Conference | Topics: Kelly Graves, Lisa Mispley Fortier

October 6, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Blog on hiatus…(VIDEO)

Well, that was an interesting WNBA season and FIBA World Championship. I’m on vacation and will shut the blog down until Oct. 27 when the basketball world transitions into the NCAA season. The Pac-12 has a lot of big-time matchups scheduled for the nonconference season, so we’ll start with looking at those and checking in on…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, Video

October 5, 2014 at 2:50 PM

Storm star Sue Bird makes history in leading USA to World Championship title

PG Sue Bird helped lead USA Basketball to a gold medal at the FIBA World Championship in Turkey. She finished with three assists as USA defeated Spain, 77-64, for the title on Sunday. The Americans also win the automatic berth to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Bird, 33, is the first American to have played…

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Comments | More in Olympics, Overseas Hoops, Storm | Topics: Sue Bird

October 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship

Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian. The Americans will have a rematch with the French on Friday at 11:05am…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Overseas Hoops, TV Alert | Topics: Leilani Mitchell, Sue Bird

September 30, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Tanisha Wright had a memorable 10th WNBA season

Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This is the final entry in a 12-player series that featured conversations from the Seattle roster. In a new move, the WNBA held the draft lottery four days after Seattle…

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Comments | More in Storm, WNBA Draft | Topics: Shekinna Stricklen, Tanisha Wright, UConn

September 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Idaho star Destiny Slocum verbally commits to Washington

According to multiple reports, Idaho star Destiny Slocum gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday. Under NCAA rules, UW can’t confirm any reports. ESPNW has the 5-foot-7 PG ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2016 class. Slocum’s a Mountain View (Meridian, Idaho) junior who also considered…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Recruiting, Washington | Topics: Mike Neighbors

September 26, 2014 at 3:12 PM

TV Alert: Many ways to watch the FIBA World Championship featuring Sue Bird

OK, so maybe it won’t be the Sue Bird spotlight live from Turkey, but the Storm all-star PG is making a historic trip to the FIBA World Championship for Women, which runs from Saturday through Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul. Bird, 33, has competed for USA Basketball’s national team since 2002. In that span…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Overseas Hoops, TV Alert, Video | Topics: Brittney Griner, Leilani Mitchell, Sue Bird

September 26, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: All-Star Crystal Langhorne filled a void in the paint

Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews in August. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird’s conversation was a feature used in the newspaper. In a new move, the WNBA held the draft lottery…

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Comments | More in Storm, Video | Topics: Crystal Langhorne, Lauren Jackson, Skylar Diggins

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