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Same Faces, New Places

[caption id="attachment_201" align="alignright" width="316"] Shavonte Zellous (8) and Erlana Larkins (6) also are teammates with Mersin in the Turkish League.[/caption] Just as Katie Douglas is re-acquainting herself with the Indianapolis winter, most Indiana Fever stars are getting acclimated to new surroundings this year. In fact, only Erlana Larkins and Shavonte Zellous are playing in the same location t ...

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Eastern Shift?

Until the Indiana Fever collected its first WNBA title last fall by shocking the league with its 3-1 Finals defeat of the Minnesota Lynx, the Eastern Conference had not won a single game in the WNBA Finals since the Fever in 2009. In fact, since the now-defunct Detroit Shock captured the league crown in 2008, the only Eastern Conference team to win a game in the Finals is the Indiana Fever (5-4). Minnesota, ...

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The Social Media Impact

Yes, the WNBA Championship is certainly how 2012 will be remembered within the Indiana Fever franchise. It was a culmination of efforts from players, coaches, staff and fans that extended many years prior to 2012. The Fever's championship was a milestone to be shared ... from Kelly Krauskopf and Lin Dunn, to the staff members in the sales and corporate partnerships divisions, to the dedicated fans of the fr ...

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2012 Defined by a Championship … and Twitter

It is January and a time to reflect for a last time on the Indiana Fever's championship season of 2012. How did it happen? What will be remembered about it? Why was it so remarkable? Where to go from here? First, let's get this straight --- the Fever has been poised to win a title since about 2008 and perhaps even sooner. Countless playoff appearances and trips to the Eastern Conference Finals have only res ...

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Observations from Training Camp Day 1

  Training camp has begun! Thirteen players donned Fever blue and white practice jerseys this afternoon for the first workout of the 2012 season on the Bankers Life Fieldhouse practice court. Missing were stars Katie Douglas, Jessica Davenport and Erin Phillips due to obligations overseas, but a nice cast of returning players gave the day a taste of seasons past.   One of the day's most enjoyable ...

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Why This Long Acronym – NGWSD – is So Important

In sports, our lives are littered with acronyms. What is an acronym, you ask?? Like I would explain to a 10-year old, it's when you use a bunch of letters together as initials, instead of using a long string of words. For instance, how often do you see Women's National Basketball Association written in a document? You don't. Instead, you see WNBA. Other examples in the sports world are NFL, MLB and NBA. Clo ...

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A Super February for the Fever

Indianapolis has had a TON of great things going on in the past two weeks and I haven't blogged through any of it! Alas, I return to blogging this afternoon. There is certainly no way that I can write about all of the events and activities surrounding Super Bowl week in Indy, so I'll touch on just a few random samplings that involve the Fever. Readers certainly read about Briann January and her visit to the ...

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On Bri-TV from the Site of the Super Bowl

Man, what a cool afternoon I got to spend with Briann January on Thursday! And Fever fans are going to get to see how we spent it this weekend! First, let me reveal the good news. Short of issuing a press release, let's consider this blog as the announcement that Briann is back! She was cleared to play again by team doctors after tests on Thursday morning! Bri will be in Indianapolis during much of the spri ...

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How Jeanette Pohlen’s Rookie Year Stacks Up

  Time is just flying by these days, isn't it? I can't believe it's mid-January. Within two weeks, we'll be knee-deep in Super Bowl hoopla here in downtown Indianapolis and only a month after that, we'll already have dove into March Madness with Big Ten men's and women's basketball tournaments here at The Fieldhouse!   To keep the conversation going about Jeanette Pohlen who took time last week fo ...

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Back from Injury, January Ready for Great Season

  I write to you this morning with a little extra "hop" in my step! I am, for those who don't already know, a native of Denver, Colo. And thus, yes, I am by birth a Denver Broncos fanatic! Can you believe that finish to last night's playoff game? As I tweeted immediately after the 80-yard pass play that ended the contest on the first play of overtime --- "WOW, JUST WOW!"   As I thought of writing ...

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