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We May Be Watching the Start of a Great Sports Rivalry

Angel Reese called with flagrant foul on Caitlin Clark, and both WNBA stars shrug it off

(Newser) - Another matchup between Caitlin Clark's team and Angel Reese's team has sports pundits in a froth, but the two WNBA stars themselves are shrugging things off.
  • Flagrant foul: Reese of the Chicago Sky got hit with a flagrant foul on Sunday after she struck Clark in the head

Team USA Passes on Clark
Team USA Passes on Clark

Team USA Passes on Clark

Olympics roster is packed with veterans

(Newser) - As of now, Caitlin Clark, one of the biggest attractions in basketball, is not on Team USA for the Summer Olympics in Paris. The roster, which has not been officially announced yet, tilts heavily toward veterans with Olympics experience, the Athletic reports. Clark is in her rookie season in the...

Angel Reese on Caitlin Clark: Sure, I'll Play the Villain

WNBA rivals back in the spotlight after a hard foul

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark was a big topic of conversation even before she entered the WNBA, of course, but the recent hard foul she took from an opposing player seems to have put things into overdrive. And much of the conversation centers on race:
  • Analyst apologizes: ESPN's Pat McAfee tweeted

A Hard Foul on Caitlin Clark Causes a Ruckus

And friction between her and Angel Reese appears to continue

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark's Indiana Fever won their first home game over the weekend, but one particular play is getting way more attention than the victory:
  • The foul: Chennedy Carter of the Chicago Sky gave Clark a hard shoulder-check during Saturday's game and knocked her to the floor, reports ESPN

Angel Reese's Mom Defends WNBA Star's Tweet

Post that some think was a jab at Caitlin Clark has since been deleted

(Newser) - Angel Reese celebrated the Chicago Sky's win this week over the New York Liberty with a tweet—but it's one that some suspect was a jab at fellow WNBA star Caitlin Clark. USA Today reports that after Thursday's game, Reese posted the following: "[A]nd that's...

Here's How Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut Went
Here's How
Caitlin Clark's
WNBA Debut Went

Here's How Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut Went

More than 2M people watched it

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark's WNBA debut was viewed by 2.1 million people, setting a viewership record for the league's history across ESPN's platforms, the network said in a statement . "The Indiana Fever at Connecticut Sun season opener ... was the most-watched WNBA game on ESPN platforms ever (regular...

Price to See Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut: Up to $22K
Price to See Caitlin Clark's
WNBA Debut: Up to $22K
the rundown

Price to See Caitlin Clark's WNBA Debut: Up to $22K

'It's without a doubt the most-hyped WNBA opener for a single team in league history'

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark's first regular-season WNBA game will see the No. 1 overall draft pick and the Indiana Fever face off against the Connecticut Sun on Tuesday. But if you want to see the action in person, you'll have to pay up.
  • 'Sky-high' ticket prices: The average price

After Cringey Comment, Star Reporter Won't Be at Clark Games

Gregg Doyel will be covering Indiana Fever from home after encounter with Caitlin Clark at presser

(Newser) - A cringey encounter last month between No. 1 WNBA draft pick (and now Indiana Fever player) Caitlin Clark and a reporter from the Indianapolis Star has now led to that reporter being banned from covering the Fever's games or other team events in person. "Indianapolis Star sports columnist...

Clark Makes WNBA Debut: 'You Couldn't Ask for a Better Game'

New guard for Indiana Fever scored 21 points against Dallas Wings in exhibition match

(Newser) - More than three hours before Caitlin Clark made her WNBA debut with the Indiana Fever in a preseason game against the Dallas Wings in Arlington, Texas, on Friday night, some fans among the sellout crowd were lined up outside the arena dressed in No. 22 University of Iowa jerseys. And...

Caitlin Clark Is About to Make Some Serious Money

$20M+ Nike deal is reportedly very close, with Under Armour and Adidas also in pursuit

(Newser) - The value of Caitlin Clark's endorsement deals is about to get a big bump. The No. 1 WNBA draft pick is close to signing an endorsement deal with Nike "worth well over $20 million plus potential bonuses," sources tell the Athletic . Under Armour and Adidas have also...

Reporter's Interaction With Caitlin Clark Was ... Odd

Gregg Doyel apologizes after comment to basketball star is called 'creepy'

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark gave her first press conference as an Indiana Fever player Wednesday, and one particularly cringe-inducing interaction between a reporter and the No. 1 WNBA draft pick was getting a lot of attention, the Athletic reports. Gregg Doyel, an Indianapolis Star columnist, introduced himself and formed the shape of...

Inside the Debate Over Caitlin Clark's Salary

Meanwhile, WNBA draft viewership hit an all-time high

(Newser) - The 2023 WNBA draft attracted 572,000 viewers to ESPN. That was before Caitlin Clark. This year's draft absolutely smashed records on Monday with its average 2.45 million viewers. ESPN reports viewership peaked at 3.09 million. That's five times the previous record of 601,000 viewers...

Caitlin Clark Goes No. 1, Won't Be Taking a Pay Cut

As multiple outlets explain, her sponsorship deals stay with her

(Newser) - As expected , Caitlin Clark was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, going to the Indiana Fever. Yahoo Sports has the full list of draft picks; another big name, Angel Reese of LSU, was the No. 7 pick and will head to the Chicago Sky. As...

Caitlin Clark Is About to Make a Childhood Dream Come True

Iowa star is set to be drafted by WNBA's Indiana Fever on Monday night

(Newser) - In elementary school, Caitlin Clark wrote down a list of her goals that included playing in the WNBA one day. That dream will become a reality Monday night when Clark is expected to be taken first by the Indiana Fever in the WNBA draft. Her mom, Anne, still has the...

Caitlin Clark Makes Cameo on SNL
Caitlin Clark Makes
Cameo on SNL

Caitlin Clark Makes Cameo on SNL

College basketball star ribs Michael Che on Weekend Update

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live took advantage of Caitlin Clark's star power by bringing her on for a cameo during "Weekend Update."
  • The bit: Watch it here . The college basketball phenom appeared as herself to rib Michael Che over his history of jokes about women's sports. But Clark

In TV Ratings for NCAA Finals, an Upset

Women outdraw the men on TV

(Newser) - Two stats from the NCAA finals tell an interesting story about the state of men's and women's college basketball. More:
  • Women win: For the first time ever, the women's championship game outdrew the men's game in TV viewers, per the Hollywood Reporter . The women's contest

South Carolina Tops Iowa, Caitlin Clark for NCAA Title

Gamecocks cap undefeated season with 87-75 victory

(Newser) - Dawn Staley and South Carolina completed their perfect season on Sunday, ending Caitlin Clark's historic college career with an 87-75 win over Iowa in the NCAA championship game. With Staley directing a relentless attack from the sideline, the 38-0 Gamecocks became the 10th Division I team to go through...

What a Final This Should Be
Final Is a Winning Matchup

Final Is a Winning Matchup

Iowa-South Carolina game is loaded with storylines, Jim Trotter writes in the Athletic

(Newser) - Jim Trotter, writing in the Athletic , sees the Iowa-South Carolina matchup for the NCAA women's basketball title on Sunday as the one everyone wanted, compelling for multiple reasons. "Great player versus great team. The quest for the perfect ending versus the pursuit of the perfect season," he...

LSU's Angel Reese Tells of a Miserable Year Since Their Win

NCAA basketball star says she hasn't been happy since becoming a national champion

(Newser) - LSU women's basketball forward Angel Reese would've liked a repeat of last year's NCAA basketball title, but not of the abuse she suffered in the aftermath of that historic win. After her team was eliminated by Caitlin Clark and Iowa from the Elite Eight in a rematch...

Rapper Ice Cube Dangles $5M Deal in Front of Clark

He wants her to play for his Big3 league, reportedly won't stop her from playing in WNBA, too

(Newser) - Caitlin Clark has been smashing record after record this year, and she may be on the cusp of breaking another. TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that the Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star now has a $5 million offer in front of her to play for Ice Cube's Big3 league , which would...

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