Chicago's WNBA Team Just Replaced Its Only Female Announcers With Men

The Chicago Sky, the Windy City’s WNBA team, has upset a whole lot of people after replacing its only two female announcers with, get ready, “two men who reportedly will receive higher salaries.” The Chicago Tribune reports Eric Collins and Stephen Bardo have been hired in place of Lisa Byington and Brooke Weisbrod. »5/08/15 5:30pm5/08/15 5:30pm

Diana Taurasi's Russian Team Is Paying Her To Skip The WNBA Season

Since the early 2000s, many WNBA players have also played for teams overseas. The WNBA season is only four months long, so they can effectively play for two teams in one year. They do this for the obvious reason: money. Brittney Griner, who was a WNBA sensation during her rookie season, was paid just $49,440. In China… »2/04/15 9:28am2/04/15 9:28am

Top WNBA Pick Brittney Griner Talks About Being ‘Out’ in Pro Sports

Brittney Griner, the former basketball standout at Baylor who on Tuesday saw her amazing basketball skills validated when the Chicago Sky chose her first overall in the WNBA draft, sat down with Sports Illustrated’s Maggie Gray recently to discuss, among things like becoming super-famous and making armfuls of… »4/18/13 11:15pm4/18/13 11:15pm

Baylor University Baller Brittney Griner Might Get a Shot at the NBA, But Should She Take It?

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban caused a bit of a stir on Tuesday night when he said that he had "no problem whatsoever" with allowing Baylor University centre and women's college basketball's all-time leading shot-blocker Brittney Griner a chance to try out for a spot on Dallas' summer league team. »4/04/13 1:05pm4/04/13 1:05pm

8-Year-Old Girls Can Kick 8-Year-Old Boys' Asses at Sports, So Quit Telling Them That They Can't

The idea that girls are "bad at sports"—or, at least, fundamentally less skilled than boys—is an enduring one, and just one of the billion ways that we set girls up to fail before they've even begun to try. Well, men are just stronger. Men are just better. More coordinated. It's a mantra that's drilled into kids'… »5/31/12 3:40pm5/31/12 3:40pm

The Revolutionary Idea Of Women Coaching Men's Teams

Apparently, just because you can do, it doesn't mean you can teach. Even in sports like hockey, where women have played with men at the professional level, female coaches are as rare as Kardashians who don't make millions marrying basketball players on television. In fact, it wasn't until 2009 that Nancy Lieberman, a… »6/03/11 4:30pm6/03/11 4:30pm