Passing the Torch: How a Pioneer Mother and Title IX Influenced Shea Ralph

In Moscow for the 1973 World University Games, Marsha Lake wore a floppy tennis hat. Various pins were attached to the hat which it had replaced with athletes from other competing nations. Before each game, Lake and her fellow US basketball team faced opposing teams—France, Mexico, Bulgaria, Romania, Cuba, and the Soviet Union—on the court, … Read more

How Paige Bueckers’ combined plan aims to take it to another level…in UConn and in the WNBA

Azzi Benefit Surprised that reporters did not see her teammate Big Bakers Showing off her muscles while Okon Coach Gno Orima’s summer charity golf event. “She loves her new muscles,” Fad said with a laugh. Andrea Headey, athletic performance director for UConn women’s basketball, experienced the same excitement from the Bueckers in the weight room. … Read more

Sue Bird and Seattle, a love story of 20 years and 2,500 miles in the making

It wasn’t Seattle per se. Not the cloudy winters or the laid-back nature of the Pacific Northwest. It wasn’t until the Seattle Storm franchise itself, which went 10-22 the previous season, thus earning the opportunity to make the first pick in 2002. WNBA Draft. The distance between 2,500 miles So BirdHouse and Seattle. The three … Read more