Vandebilt graduate posts huge night for WNBA's Mystics

A local woman absolutely dominated a WNBA game last night – showcasing herself as one of the elite female post players in the world. Vandebilt and LSU graduate and Washington Mystics center Theresa Plaisance had one of the best games of her 8-year professional career in Washington's 96-93 win over the Atlanta Dream.
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‘We can’t stop now’: Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike on Juneteenth, WNBA activism

Before Juneteenth entered the public consciousness during last summer’s unrest, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States was a state holiday in Texas. Yet Nneka Ogwumike, Sparks forward and Houston native, admits she wasn’t taught about Juneteenth in school even though she lived within an hour of Galveston, where Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in 1865.
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Inside the WNBA’s inaugural game, 25 seasons later

Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2016, for the 20th anniversary of the WNBA’s inaugural game, which was played on...
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Thibault becomes first WNBA head coach to 350 wins

Mystics head coach Mike Thibault made history Thursday night, leading Washington to a 96-93 win over the Atlanta Dream to secure the 350th victory of his WNBA career. "I mean, shoot. I know I told somebody last time we had one of these — I think it was at 300 — that it just means I'm old and I've kind of stuck with it," Thibault said after the game. "I think that, for me that means that these players keep me young."