…I was ever afraid to play somebody?” Colgate coach Nicci Hays Fort from Mechelle’s piece, which explores why Breanna Stewart’s homecoming game is happening in Hamilton, NY, not her hometown Syracuse.
I’m not going to get excited by Florida’s 7-1 record… not until they play Mississippi State January 3rd.
In other news:
Tamika Catchings is one of the most decorated female basketball players of all time. Scratch that – with two NCAA titles, A WNBA title, WNBA MVP award, and three Olympic gold medals, she’s one of the most decorated basketball players of all time, period.
But, Catchings is also an MVP off the court. Her foundation, Catch The Stars,which helps empower youth ages 7-15 through literacy, fitness and mentoring, will be celebrating its 12th year in 2016. The Indiana Fever star is also an ambassador for Allstate’s WBCA Good Works team, which honors outstanding collegiate basketball players who excel not just on the paint, but in giving back through volunteering and civic-engagement.
Bishop will make her Australian Opals (currently Liz-free) comeback at a Rio Olympic Games test event in Brazil in January, ending almost two years in international limbo.
The 27-year-old declared her niece Zala will always be her number one priority and praised Basketball Australia for being flexible to pay for some of the childcare costs while she is on Opals duties.
What do you get when espnW IMPACT25 honorees Carli Lloyd, Lydia Ko, Serena Williams, Ronda Rousey and Misty Copeland join forces with Ms. Marvel, The Black Widow, Thor, She-Hulk and Medusa? A #SUPERSQUAD, that’s what. And below, see more original renderings as Marvel artists turned our illustrious list of 2015 Influencers and Athletes into super versions of themselves.