Your Day in Women’s Basketball, October 22: UConn settles with women’s basketball coaches

UConn settles case with women’s basketball coaches, admits to no liability

The Associated Press reported that UConn settled a case with its women’s basketball assistant coaches and other members of the athletic department. While UConn did not admit liability, it agreed to pay almost $250,000 to the women, claiming that it accepted the agreement to avoid future legal proceedings. The coaches identified include assistants Chris Dailey, Shea Ralph, and Marisa Moseley, and director of women’s basketball operations Sarah Darras.

Tennessee women’s basketball landed a top-100 recruit in Justine Pissott, adding a talented wing to a Lady Vols squad that finished 10-6 last season. Pissott, who can get it done on the perimeter and in the paint, adds a dynamic scoring option for Tennesee’s future.

All-American candidate Rennia Davis will also return to Tennesse for her senior season, a skilled G/F that can score efficiently and put the ball on the floor. Head coach Kellie Harper’s second season with Tennesse will bring her another shot to take the team back to the NCAA tournament.

The Seattle Storm endorsed Joe Biden for president on Wednesday, a rare step for a sports team to take ahead of the election. The team also encouraged its followers to get out and vote — which, if you don’t follow teams on Twitter, is less of a rarity. It is not uncommon for sports owners to donate to political candidates. But according to Insider, the Storm are the first pro sports franchise to endorse a political candidate.

Out in the WCBA, China national team center and former Liberty second-round pick Han Xu set her personal career-high scoring record with 33 points on 13-20 shooting.

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