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Who will be the Fever’s top draft pick?

Who will the Indiana Fever select with its top pick in the WNBA Draft, scheduled for Monday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. on ESPN2? That is the prevailing question being asked these days when the upcoming draft is mentioned. As always, of course I don't know. But, with the Fever holding the No. 5 pick, I can tell you who will likely be available - and it's an elite, narrow field. We are only days from watching the ...

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Big Douglas News Spells End of An Era

With Monday's big news that Katie Douglas had signed a free agent deal with the Connecticut Sun, it marked the end of an era for the Indiana Fever. On Feb. 19, 2008, Kelly Krauskopf was lauded for pulling off one of the most memorable transactions in franchise history by acquiring the hometown girl away from Connecticut. That date, in fact, is one of the club's #Fever15 top anniversary moments. But alas, ti ...

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Fever Reunion for Buckeyes, Lady Lions and Big Ten

As Day Two of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament commences at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, a cozy storyline has emerged with former Indiana Fever players. Involved in the early quarterfinal game between top-seeded Penn State and No. 8 Ohio State were a pair of coaches on each sideline with Stephanie White calling the game for Big Ten Network. Penn State head coach and Big Ten Coach of the Year ...

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New Scenery for Fever Stars

Since the start of the new year, a number of players have changed locations. Jasmine Hassell switched teams, moving from Israel to Spain while Erlana Larkins did the same, relocating from China to Italy. Erin Phillips and Layshia Clarendon each ended their winter seasons early to concentrate on rest and rehab prior to the summer WNBA campaign, and Briann January returned to action by reporting to Maranhao i ...

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Tip of the Cap to Magic, Walter, Sparks

What is not to love about Wednesday's news revealing Magic Johnson and his investment group as new owners of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks? NOTHING! Let's be fair ... on a personal level, my first love is baseball, so I love the association with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They might not be my favorite team, but recent energy infused into that franchise by Magic's entrance two years ago has clearly been noted ...

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Zellous and Galatasaray Ranked No. 4 in Euro Rankings

Helping pace the fourth-ranked team in Europe, Shavonte Zellous has picked up overseas right where she left off in 2012-13. Zellous, the Fever star who was named the WNBA's Most Improved Player last summer, was the top scorer in the competitive Turkish League last winter. She transitioned from Mersin to powerhouse Galatasaray in this season's Turkish circuit, and while she is not among league scoring leader ...

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Congrats to Fever Coach Lin Dunn

Congratulations are in order for Fever coach Lin Dunn again ... this time she will be honored as an ACC Legend when the Atlantic Coast Conference hosts its ACC Women's Basketball Legends' Luncheon on March 8. Dunn will be honored as a women's basketball legend from University of Miami where she coached from 1978 to 1987, prior to a nine-year stint at Purdue. While at Miami, she led the Hurricanes to a Flori ...

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Clarendon and USK Praha continue streaking

Jan. 24 Update: Since yesterday's writing, I have learned that Layshia Clarendon has returned to the U.S. to rehab her back. She will workout at the University of California, her alma mater, until WNBA training camp begins. Originally published Jan. 23: So long as Czech Republic's USK Praha team doesn't meet Spartak Moscow Region again, Layshia Clarendon and her Czech teammates may never lose. To date, USK ...

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Erlana “Jinsee Lai” Larkins transitions from China

In my 11+ years of covering the WNBA and the Indiana Fever, one of the most challenging aspects of the job is tracking our players through various leagues overseas. In recent years, EuroBasket.com has made things infinitely simpler by including all players and all leagues in all countries - in English. Mostly gone are the days when I would spend literally hours upon hours trying to decipher statistical cate ...

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Surviving the Polar Vortex (Thanks, Will!)

It is currently snowing outside and roads are slick around the Indianapolis area. Again. Wasn't it just a week ago we all dug out from the polar vortex and 2014 Stormageddon? Yes, it was, and with that in mind, I have an Indiana Fever corporate partner that deserves some well-deserved thanks, for an employee who went well beyond the call of duty during the deep freeze of Sunday evening, January 5. You see, ...

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