Women's basketball news, updated once in a while. Our
WNBA section is updated daily and has a decent amount of
stuff. This page will expand in the near future. This is sort of a splash page,
not a real section. Here is some basic womens basketball info:
WNBA Season / June 19, 2004
The Womens National Basketball Association season started
in May. Hit the InsideHoops.com WNBA section for a quick
daily recap, plus the season schedule, stats, interviews and more. It's a small
but complete section with all essential info.
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NWBL Basketball News / June 16, 2004
The National Women's Basketball League, or NWBL, is apparently
in its fifth season. It's an American pro women's basketball league that goes
on during the normal basketball season. So, WNBA players who don't feel like playing
overseas all year can play in the NWBL and it won't conflict with their WNBA schedule.
Anyway, we don't know who markets the NWBL, but we didn't even know they existed
until about a month ago. Great job, PR people! Anyway, the 2004 NWBL season went
from January - April, 2004. The 2004 NWBL champions are the Dallas Fury, who beat
the Colorado Chill. The Fury star is Sheryl Swoopes, who has now won three straight
NWBL championships. SHe also plays with the Houston Comets of the WNBA and has
won four championships with them. That makes Swoopes the current most succesful
women's basketball player in North America (and maybe the world). Dallas also
had Cheryl Ford and Anna DeForge, who won the 2004 NWBL Playoffs MVP award. Colorado
had Becky Hammon, Ruth Riley and Edna Campbell.
NWBL News: New NWBL team in Lubbock, Texas for
2005 season: The NWBLs LUBBOCK HAWKS, will be owned and operated by Ricky
Romero and Julie Bowie, who are also the proud new owners of a beautiful 28,000
square foot sports center in Lubbock. The Lubbock Sports Center, which is a 28,000
square feet practice facility, is composed of one full basketball court, three
volleyball courts (convertible to basketball courts), restrooms and sports offices.
The sports center will be open to the public, who may purchase a membership, to
practice/play at the new facility. It will also be the home court practice facility
for the nationally renowned girls team the Lady Hawks and the brand new pro womens
sports, the HAWKS.
Aside from the new Lubbock Hawks, the current NWBL teams
are the Houston Stealth, Dallas Fury, Springfield Spirit, Chicago Blaze, Birmingham
Power and Colorado Chill.
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Women's Basketball History / June 3, 2004
InsideHoops.com will someday write an article or two about
the history of women's basketball. Until then, here's some random info about past
women's basketball leagues: The ABL ( American Basketball League) was 1996-1998.
The WBA ( Womens Basketball Association ) was 1993-1997. The WBL ( Womens Basketball
League ) was 1978-1981.
More coming over time. This may not be a complete section,
but we'll try to add more info and also some useful women's hoops links.