Category Archives: WNBA

For fans young and old, Sun hold open practice in East Hartford

As the Connecticut prepares for their 12th season in the WNBA, the Sun held an open practice in front of a few hundred fans at the brand new Connecticut River Academy on the campus of Goodwin College in East Hartford Tuesday afternoon. The Sun practiced for about an hour and held an autograph session immediately followingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun to hold open practice Tuesday in East Hartford

UNCASVILLE, May 1 — The Connecticut Sun will hold an open practice on Tuesday, May 6, at the Connecticut River Academy at Goodwin College in East Hartford. The practice, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in the Connecticut River Academy gymnasium. There will be an autograph session immediately following theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Douglas returns to Sun, signing a two-year deal

The Connecticut Sun reached back into their past in hopes of a brighter future this season. The Sun signed free agent Katie Douglas, who blossomed into an All-WNBA star when she played in Connecticut for five seasons in 2003-07.  Douglas, who will be 35 in May, put together an MVP-caliber season with the Sun inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

The Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its 2014 class of inductees who will be recognized on Wednesday, April 23, at the Cascade Banquet Facility on 480 Sherman Avenue in Hamden. Former high school players Chryssandra Watts (Bristol Eastern) and Jennifer Gombotz (Southington) will be inducted into the Hall of Fame along withContinue ReadingContinue Reading

In lottery, Sun pick up No. 1 pick in 2014 WNBA draft

UNCASVILLE, Dec. 10 – The Connecticut Sun earned the No. 1 selection in the 2014 WNBA draft Tuesday, winning the lottery for the first time in franchise history. The Tulsa Shock finished with the No. 2 pick while the San Antonio Silver Stars were third and the New York Liberty were fourth.  “The beautiful thingContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Excellent win over Mystics is bright spot in a dismal season

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It’s been such a long, long season for the Connecticut Sun. The Sun had dreams of contending for a WNBA championship only to see it crumble under an avalanche of injuries that began before the season began with All-Star forward Ashja Jones informing the team in April she would be sitting outContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun’s Charles, Hightowner named to Eastern Conference All-Star team

UNCASVILLE – Center Tina Charles and guard Allison Hightower were named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as reserves on Tuesday, and will represent the Connecticut Sun on Saturday, July 27 when the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game is held at Mohegan Sun Arena.  “My heart about stopped,” Hightower said of being named to the team.Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Short-handed Sun are no match for Seattle in 12-point defeat

UNCASVILLE, Conn., June 16 – The Sun are struggling to stop people and it’s not a surprise that Connecticut lost for the fifth time in the last six games with a 78-66 loss to the Seattle Storm on a Father’s Day afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena.  Connecticut (2-5) continues to struggle rebounding the basketballContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Lawson helps Sun top Liberty and win season opener

UNCASVILLE, Conn., May 25 – New Connecticut Sun coach Anne Donovan wants her team to be a better defensive team this season. After allowing 42 points in the first half, the Sun gave up just 27 in the second half to beat the New York Liberty, 81-69 in the season opener for both teams inContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Sun add another former UConn player by drafting Faris in first round

UNCASVILLE, Conn., April 15 – For years, the Connecticut Sun have insisted they don’t select players from the University of Connecticut just to sell tickets to their WNBA games at the Mohegan Sun Arena. They pick the best available player to help their team. In Monday’s WNBA draft, that player just so happened to beContinue ReadingContinue Reading