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Category: News

BIG3 tips off 12-week schedule in June with stops in Chicago, Dallas

PUBLISHED May 19, 2022 | News

The BIG3 is returning to a tour model and will tip off its fifth season on June 18 in Chicago, sources told Yahoo Sports. The 12-week season will be held in Chicago and Dallas and will feature the league’s first All-Star Game in the Bahamas. There will be two weeks of postseason action once the […]

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Hoophall, Springfield Public Forum to celebrate 50th anniversary of Title IX: ‘James Naismith wanted this game to be played by everyone’

PUBLISHED May 17, 2022 | News

SPRINGFIELD — Nancy Lieberman’s voice echoed throughout the Jerry Colangelo Court of Dreams at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Tuesday morning as she reflected on the future of women in sports. “There’s many young ladies — little girls that are two, three, four years old that need to know if they’re great, they can […]

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WHO SHOULD POWER TAKE WITH THE NUMBER 1 PICK IN THE BIG3 DRAFT?

PUBLISHED May 16, 2022 | News

Hall of Famer and Power coach Nancy Lieberman has a long list of talents. As of Friday, May 13th, you can add “getting the right ping-pong ball out of a lottery spinner” to that list. Lieberman drew the first overall pick for Power during her first turn at the wheel. When she got her chance […]

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Teamwork makes the dream work at Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center

PUBLISHED May 11, 2022 | News

On Tuesday, May 3, Paul L. Dunbar Learning Center welcomed its newest “dream court,” thanks to Nancy Lieberman Charities, which partnered with Dallas ISD, Tiger 21 and the Dallas Police Department. This effort was made possible by a $160,000 donation to cover the state-of-the-art outdoor basketball court, a supply of brand new basketballs and hand-painted […]

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2022 NCAA Women’s Final Four legacy: Dream Court unveiled in Minneapolis

PUBLISHED May 10, 2022 | News

The legacy of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Final Four grew Monday in Minneapolis with the dedication of a new Dream Court outdoor playing surface at Hall STEM Academy on the city’s north side. Nancy Lieberman Charities, in partnership with the NCAA, the Minnesota Local Organizing Committee and Sport Court, unveiled the new Dream Court with […]

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New Anaheim ‘Dream Court’ Honoring Kobe and Gianna Bryant Draws Crowds

PUBLISHED May 5, 2022 | News

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Basketball fans are traveling from around the region to visit a new “Dream Court” at Pearson Park in Anaheim, Calif., created in honor of late basketball star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. The court opened on what would have been Gianna Bryant’s 16th birthday on May 1. The father and daughter died together […]

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Lakers: Anaheim’s newest court commemorates Gianna and Kobe Bryant

PUBLISHED May 1, 2022 | News

What Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant meant to the game of basketball cannot be described in enough detail. Simply put, the five-time champion was bigger than basketball, whose daughter Gianna loved the sport every bit as much as her papa did. Prior to the tragic incident that took nine lives in January 2020, Gianna was doing all she […]

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Caitlin Clark wins Dawn Staley, Nancy Lieberman Awards

PUBLISHED April 1, 2022 | News

Iowa women’s basketball sophomore Caitlin Clark collected a pair of national awards on Friday night: the Dawn Staley and Nancy Lieberman Award, announced by the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia and the Hoops Hall of Fame, respectively. Clark became the first two-time winner in the history of the Dawn Staley Award, which has been given out […]

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ODU, a Pioneer in Women’s Athletics, Marks the 50th Anniversary of Title IX

PUBLISHED March 15, 2022 | News

Nancy Lieberman won two national championships and a Wade Trophy National Player of the Year award at Old Dominion University. In 1976, she became the youngest basketball player to win an Olympic medal. She’s coached and played for men’s and women’s basketball teams, and since retiring from basketball at age 50 (take that Tom Brady) […]

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Nancy Lieberman, Jay Harris to Give DeLisha Milton-Jones a Coming Out Party

PUBLISHED October 10, 2021 | News

When she was named the Old Dominion women’s basketball coach in April of 2020, DeLisha Milton-Jones was introduced to the media via Zoom. Because of the pandemic, most of the reporters on that call have yet to meet her face to face. In the 17 months since, she has also had little opportunity to mingle […]

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