Roster crunch: Shortage of spots in the WNBA leads to widespread cuts

New York Liberty guard Jaylyn Sherrod leaps to defend Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans in a preseason game, May 7, 2024.

By King Jemison Medill Reports With the New York Liberty trailing by 26 points in a meaningless preseason contest, rookie Jaylyn Sherrod entered the game and immediately bodied up veteran Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans. Sherrod stripped Evans and streaked down the court for a sweeping layup. On the next possession, her physical defense forced […]

After many twists and turns, Li Yueru’s WNBA dream finally comes true

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports When Li Yueru was preparing for her first game for the Chicago Sky, she told Tencent Sports she needed to start her WNBA career by playing some exceptional defense. She did exactly that last Saturday. Just more than two minutes into her WNBA debut against the Las Vegas Aces on […]

Gender wage gap: The pay disparity in athletics

By Nicole Sedivy A Medill Newsmakers Report This episode of Medill Newsmakers explores the gender wage gap in athletics present at the collegiate and professional level. [vimeo 169943305 w=474]

Chicago Sky Tamera Young uses basketball to empower youth

By Hannah Gebresilassie WNBA’s eight-year veteran Tamera Young uses basketball as a platform to serve Chicago’s youth. The Wilmington-native graduated from James Madison University and became the first WNBA player from the school. After becoming CAA Player of the Year, Young was selected as the no. 8 draft pick by the Atlanta Dream in 2008. […]