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Year Three for the NWBL Pro League

September 7, 2008

“We are the other professional league in this country,” says Patrick Alexander, President of the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL), “because we offer the players the opportunity to play in the United States competitively.” While that was always their intent, the initial vision of the NWBL (now concluding it third year) has evolved. “Conceptually we […]

Trial by Fire: The World of the NWBL

September 7, 2008

Can a new women’s pro basketball league survive? Even with the backing of the powerful NBA, the WNBA has struggled to hit its stride. But while perhaps not achieving the ultimate numbers desired, the enthusiasm that greets women’s professional play is undeniable. Perhaps others thought, If done on a smaller level it can work. It […]

Kelly Miller – Charlotte Sting

September 8, 2008

Unanswered questions could easily have been a distraction for Charlotte Sting’s Kelly Miller during the off-season. Would the Sting continue to exist and get a new owner? Who would be head coach? Would the league itself survive? How would the new contract affect the Sting’s roster? Instead of losing focus, the 5’10” guard simply concentrated […]

The Game Goes On: Basketball after College

September 7, 2008

For the young female basketball player with an eye to the WNBA, the road seems familiar and established: begin at the YMCA recreational league level, join an AAU-sanctioned team, play on a junior high and high school team, enter the Division I college ranks and then arrive in the pros. But since only a fraction […]

WNBA/Olympics/Post-College

September 7, 2008

Audio: Dave Zirin Interviews Yours Truly on “Edge of Sports” More Audio: Mechelle Voepel and Yours Truly talk 2009 WNBA championships Book Review: Game On! How Women’s Basketball Took Seattle by Storm – Jayda Evans Agins Wins┬áPulitzer – NY Times photographer, early documenter of NY Liberty Anne Donovan: Reaching New Heights – USA Basketball 2008 […]