The players are playing it down, but Tuesday's Lynx-Sparks game is one of the biggest regular-season meetings in WNBA history. So let's enjoy this with an exclamation point! Or two!!
Jun 20 11:45 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The first WNBA game was played June 21, 1997. As the anniversary nears, Penny Toler reflects on her historic first basket and Teresa Weatherspoon admits some players were "scared to death."
Jun 21 10:42 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Atlanta missed the 2015 playoffs and added several new faces in the offseason. But Layshia Clarendon and Elizabeth Williams have helped chemistry come together and the Dream to first in the East.
Jun 14 8:38 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Twenty years after winning gold in Atlanta, members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team reunited and walked down memory lane while being honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jun 13 7:48 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
At Saturday's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, this year's class -- including Natalie Williams and Jackie Stiles -- spoke about the ties that bind everyone in the women's hoops world.
Jun 12 11:35 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Disappointed by being left off the U.S. Olympic volleyball team? Just reach the Olympics in another sport. Natalie Williams, one of six Hall of Fame inductees, was that athletically gifted.
Jun 13 7:21 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The Women's Basketball Hall of Fame will honor six inductees this weekend, including phenom Jackie Stiles and coach Sherri Coale, whose careers intersected on a very memorable March day in 2001.
Jun 9 2:13 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
At 7-0, Los Angeles is one of just two unbeaten teams in the WNBA. Can New York and Swin Cash -- who has announced she will retire at season's end -- snap the Sparks' perfect run (ESPN2, 10 ET)?
Jun 7 11:07 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
In the critical early years of establishing the WNBA, no player was more important than Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. And as the league celebrates its 20th season, its history can't be told without her.
Jun 2 12:06 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
When the Liberty ran out of gas late last season, they could only wonder what might have been as the Lynx maintained their momentum to win the 2015 title. They meet Tuesday night (ESPN2, 8 ET).
May 31 4:41 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
After failing to make Atlanta's opening day roster, DeLisha Milton-Jones still has a lot to offer as a veteran who has won at every level. And she's ready if another WNBA team comes calling.
May 27 12:11 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Veteran coach Lin Dunn, who has coached at both the WNBA and college levels, is joining Kentucky as an assistant.
May 24 3:09 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Stephanie White, Lin Dunn and Carolyn Peck know what it takes to succeed in women's basketball. Their return to the college level should boost the SEC and is good for the game overall.
May 25 11:47 AM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Stephanie White, who led the Fever to the WNBA Finals last year, will take over Vanderbilt's program once this WNBA season is finished, according to multiple reports.
May 23 8:35 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Forward Nneka Ogwumike will do whatever her team asks -- and needs -- as the Sparks look to challenge the likes of Minnesota and Phoenix for supremacy in the WNBA this season.
May 23 2:01 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The curtain has gone up on the WNBA's 20th season, and the league's cast of characters have taken center stage.
May 19 2:00 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The WNBA announced Monday that starting with this 2016 season, it will offer advanced box scores after each game.
May 16 4:55 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Twenty years after the WNBA's launch, the key pioneers reflect on how the league came to life, the obstacles it surmounted and the legacy it has created for a generation of women's hoops stars.
May 16 7:12 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With a 30-point rout, the Sparks and Candace Parker opened the season exactly as they wanted to. But rookie Breanna Stewart showed that she is going to adapt to the league relatively quickly.
May 15 11:58 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Which teams will challenge Minnesota at the top of the WNBA? Which eight look poised to reach the postseason? And who are the preseason picks for MVP and all-league honors?
May 12 6:49 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
There's much to celebrate this season as the WNBA turns 20. But how will the Olympics and new playoff format impact the season? Who are the MVP front-runners? Will Dallas embrace the Wings?
May 9 11:32 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
The U.S. roster should have been built around Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore and Candace Parker. But Parker was left out, reigniting the idea of favoritism within the program toward UConn players.
Apr 28 | By Mechelle Voepel
No. 1 draft pick Breanna Stewart was among the 12 players named to the U.S. women's basketball roster for the Rio Games. Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner will also make their Olympic debuts.
Apr 27 6:13 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
Melanie Balcomb has resigned as head coach of Vanderbilt after 14 seasons with the program.
Apr 27 8:55 PM ET | By Mechelle Voepel
With at least 13 strong candidates for 12 roster spots, we anticipated tough cuts for the U.S. women's Olympic team. But leaving out Candace Parker, still at the peak of her game, is absurd.
Apr 25 | By Mechelle Voepel