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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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October 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

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

Former Kennewick star Leilani Mitchell 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…

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

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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September 26, 2014 at 3:12 PM

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

Storm All-Star PG Sue Bird PHOTO: Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images 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…

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

September 22, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Pac-12 schedule released, Washington and Washington State open play on road

The Pac-12 released its conference schedule on Monday, including its projected broadcast slate. Washington will have 17 games on the Pac-12 Networks this season. The first is a nonconference finale against Texas A&M at Alaska Airlines Arena on Dec. 29 at 6pm. UW’s remaining TV games will be against conference opponents. TAMU won the NCAA title…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Pac-12, TV Alert | Topics: Jazmine Davis, June Daugherty, Kelsey Plum

September 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Storm star Sue Bird makes roster cut, headlines USA vs Canada on ESPN2

Storm PG Sue Bird PHOTO: Courtesy of USA Basketball From USA Basketball: USA Basketball Women’s National Team Roster Set For Exhibition Versus Canada Sue Bird has gone from rookie to veteran leader since 2002 and is on the verge of being named to a record fourth USA Basketball World Championship Team.   TRUMBULL, Connecticut (Sept. 14, 2014) –…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Overseas Hoops, TV Alert, WNBA | Topics: Courtney Vandersloot, Sue Bird, UConn

September 7, 2014 at 11:26 AM

All-Star Courtney Vandersloot makes WNBA Finals debut at 12:30 p.m. on ABC

Courtney Vandersloot PHOTO: Associate Press Former Zags PG Courtney Vandersloot will lead Chicago in a best-of-five WNBA Finals series against Phoenix. Game 1 tips Sunday at 12:30pm PT on ABC. Vandersloot, who also starred at Kentwood HS, is in her fourth WNBA season. She worked her way back from a left knee sprain suffered in June…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, TV Alert | Topics: Courtney Vandersloot, Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne

August 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM

VIDEO: Elena Delle Donne, Courtney Vandersloot advance to conference Finals

Elena Delle Donne hits game-winner PHOTO: John Bazemore, AP You knew it was going to happen. Elena Delle Donne is too incredible of a talent to not wash over a game like a tidal wave in attempt to lead her Chicago to a win. But, as Atlanta coach Michael Cooper said afterward, she could do…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, TV Alert, Video | Topics: Briann January, Courtney Vandersloot, Elena Delle Donne

August 4, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Chris Gobrecht’s return part of UW’s nonconference schedule

Washington coach Mike Neighbors took to his Instagram account to announce the 2014-15 nonconference schedule. The second-year coach used Twitter to make his announcement last season, sitting in an airport to give comments about each opponent. Below is the UW lineup in traditional form. One highlight is the return of legendary UW coach…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Seattle U, Washington | Topics: Mike Neighbors, Talia Walton

August 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Transcript: Karen Bryant’s farewell speech as longtime Storm executive

Retiring Storm executive Karen Bryant addresses KeyArena PHOTO: DEAN RUTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES Karen Bryant officially retired Thursday as the Storm’s longtime executive. She was the organization’s first employee hired in 1999 and ushered the 15-year-old franchise through four ownership changes, two WNBA championships and one break from the NBA. For Bryant’s service, the current…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Storm, WNBA | Topics: Karen Bryant, Lin Dunn

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