“When I first read the comments from retired WNBA player, Candice Wiggins, I was stunned and disappointed,” wrote WNBA president Lisa Borders in her statement about an article in which Wiggins, a member of the New York Liberty in 2015, described having been bullied throughout her 8-year WNBA career because she was heterosexual and popular.
“We forced teams to play our style of game—fast, quick, pressured and up-and-down constantly,” said Tim Shanahan, head coach of College of Staten Island women’s basketball, which won the CUNYAC Championship for the first time since 2005.
St. John’s University women’s basketball spent last weekend on the road—winning handily against Providence University 71-47 and dropping a tight game to Creighton University 60-67.
"I’ve heard the track is fast and the crowd is really engaged in the track meet, so I’m really looking forward to it,” said first-time Millrose Games participant Ashley Spencer, Olympic bronze medalist in the 400-meter hurdles. “
With a 19–3 record and a Division II national ranking of 21, Queens College women’s basketball is going strong.
This season is the 35th season of women’s basketball in the Big East Conference.
The Olympics in Rio have been the Games of historical accomplishments.
U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team coach Geno Auriemma said when he was planning the team’s exhibition schedule, he knew he wanted to end at Madison Square Garden.
The WNBA is currently on Olympic break until Aug. 26. While some players head to Rio to represent their countries in Olympic play, others are taking well-deserved rests.
As the WNBA heads into its Olympic break, the New York Liberty continue to dominate the Eastern Conference. Sunday afternoon, the Liberty pulled out a hard-fought, physical and close game against the Connecticut Sun, 83-76. Each time the Liberty built up a lead, the Sun countered, even pulling ahead a couple of times.