Around The Rim
Only Four Remain: 9/24/20
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby welcome in WNBA writer Chantel Jennings of The Athletic. Together, they breakdown the early stages of the WNBA semifinals, discuss adjustments each team needs to win and predict the two teams who'll be left standing in the end! Plus, the trio weighs in on the recent league award winners and more.
Playoff Preperation : 9/14/20
Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomes guest hosts Christy Winters-Scott and Lisa Byington to prepare for the WNBA postseason. WNBA Champion Jantel Lavender and 2x WNBA Champion Kristi Toliver join the show to weigh in with their playoff previews including dangerous teams, rookie of the year candidates, possible Finals matchups and more. Plus, Debbie Antonelli stops by to announce the winners of the "Antonelli Awards!"
ATR Special: WNBA Roundtable: 8/31/20
Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomes guest host ESPN PXP Announcer Tiffany Greene to moderate a WNBA Roundtable featuring some of the best minds in women's basketball: WBB analysts Carolyn Peck, Debbie Antonelli, Christy Winters-Scott and espnW WBB writer Mechelle Voeple. They panel weighs in on the first half of the season, discuss their early favorites for league awards and look ahead to the second half of the season.
It's Hot Out West : 8/13/20
Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomes PXP announcer Meghan McPeak as guest host for this week's episode of Around the Rim! Megan shares insight into being the first and only female PXP announce in the NBA, the Mystics' 5 game skid, the teams that impress her the most and more. Plus, Storm's Jordin Canada and Mercury assistant coach Chasity Melvin join from the WNBA bubble in Bradenton, FL.
New Team, Who This? : 7/30/20
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby reflect on the WNBA's opening weekend and welcome in Sparks G Seimone Augustus and Aces F Angel McCoughtry. Both discuss their hot start to the season, beginning a new chapter of their careers on a new team and much more.
Bursting Both Bubbles: 7/23/20
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby take a glance inside the Florida bubbles with Boston Celtics VP of Player Development and Organization Growth Allison Feaster in Orlando and Las Vegas Aces forward Dearica Hamby in Bradenton. Both guest explain the process, the practice structure, game preparation and so much more!
About The Action: Change Agents For Social Justice : 7/16/20
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby share updates on Kara Lawson's hire at Duke, the WNBA game schedule and Elena Delle Donne's medical opt out denial. Plus, they continue to conversation on social justice reform with Mercury's Brianna Turner and Delaware WBB's head coach Natasha Adair and junior guard Paris McBride.
Trouble In The Wubble? : 7/9/20
On this ATR Fast Break episode, LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby discuss the recent questions surrounding the WNBA accommodations at IMG academy, Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler's opposition to social action, Duke's head coaching vacancy and much more!
One On One With Val Ackerman : 7/6/20
LaChina Robinson is joined by Big East Commissioner and former WNBA President Val Ackerman, who weighs in on an assortment of topics around the league from the start of the season, the absence of the Olympics, NCAA's handling of coronavirus and much more.
Girls Of Color Title IX: An Unfullied Promise: 6/24/20
Hosted by the Women's Sports Foundation in honor of the 48th anniversary of Title IX, LaChina moderates 'Girls of Color and Title IX: An Unfulfilled Promise.' The conversation explores the disparate effects of the law, which has been powerful for opening doors for girls and women in sport, but has often left girls of color behind. It features panelists Candace Parker, Dawn Staley, Neena Chaudhry and Sarah Axelson with a special guest appearance from WSF Founder Billie Jean King.
LaChina's On The Hot Seat: 6/18/20
The WNBA season is slated to return and Terrika puts LaChina on the hot seat to help break it all down. The two discuss the recent announcement of a 22-game return, what impact it may have on social justice reform, what are some unanswered questions and more.
This Has To Be Said: 6/3/20
LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on the current racial climate across the nation and welcome in Mystics' guard Natasha Cloud, who discusses her latest piece for The Players Tribune, why she's been so vocal in the fight against police brutality and much more.
Goodbye R.P.I.: 5/4/20
NCAA Women's Basketball Vice President Lynn Holzman and Senior Associate Commissioner Debbie Richardson join LaChina Robinson to detail in depth the breaking news on the new use of the NET to determine the NCAA tournament field.
Coaches' Roundtable: Leveling Up: 4/23/20
In this coaches' roundtable hosted by women's basketball analyst and National Champion Carolyn Peck, Hall of Famers Coach Dawn Staley of South Carolina and Coach C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers discuss the responsibility that comes along with being female African American head coaches, building a championship roster, how COVID-19 has affected recruiting and so much more.
ATR Fast Break #6: Lauren Cox & Te'a Cooper: 4/16/20
WNBA Prospects and Baylor standouts Lauren Cox and Te'a Cooper share their thoughts on the abrupt end to the season, how they are preparing for the WNBA Draft, the possibility of playing oversees and much more.
ATR Fast Break #5: Nicki Collen: 4/16/20
Dream coach Nicki Collen joins LaChina Robinson to discuss preparing for the WNBA Draft, the new look of Atlanta after WNBA free agency, how analytics played a role in the structuring if the team and much more.
ATR Fast Break #4: Ruthy Hebard: 4/13/20
WNBA Prospect and Oregon standout Ruthy Hebard sheds insight on her upbringing in Alaska, her first WNBA experience, playing alongside Satou Sabally & Sabrina Ionescu, her first WNBA experience, what any team that selects her can expect and much more.
ATR Fast Break #3: Bella Alarie: 4/8/20
WNBA Prospect and Princeton G/F Bella Alarie joins LaChina Robinson to discuss her career at Princeton, her development through USA Basketball, her WNBA future and more.
ATR Fast Break #2: Tyasha Harris: 4/6/20
WNBA prospect and former S. Carolina guard Tyasha Harris joins LaChina Robinson to discuss the abrupt end to the NCAA season, being under the tutelage of Dawn Staley, how she remains humble, her future in the WNBA and much more.
Staying Positive : 4/2/20
LaChina Robinson goes one-on-one with Sparks guard Sydney Wiese, the first confirmed WNBA player to contract the coronavirus, who details her experience and shares why she's speaking out. Plus, sports psychologist Dr. Kensa Gunter joins the show to help provide insight into the mental aspect of some athletes during a crisis.
ATR Fast Break #1: Chennedy Carter : 3/31/20
WNBA draft prospect Chennedy Carter joins LaChina Robinson to discuss her disappointment of an early ending NCAA season, the importance of her father in her basketball career, how she's spending time off-the-court and more.
Breaking Down Bracketology: 3/11/20
Terrika Foster-Brasby and guest host ACC analyst Monica McNutt are joined by espnW Bracketologist Charlie Creme to weigh in on the breaking NCAA news regarding fan attendance at the NCAA Tournament and the implications of the decision. Plus, Creme sheds light on teams who have already punched their tickets and some still hoping to get a bid. Also, NC State coach Wes Moore joins to discuss the Wolfpack's ACC Tournament win and more.
ATR Special: Inside The Women Of Troy: 3/10/20
In this Around the Rim documentary special, host LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby go inside the HBO documentary Women of Troy to take a deeper dive into the 1983 & 1984 USC Trojans women's basketball championship team. Hear from Cynthia Cooper, Pamela McGee, Juliette Robinson, Ronda Windham and coaches Linda Sharp and Fred Williams as they discuss the relationships, the rivalries, and their role in shaping the landscape of women's basketball.
The New Contenders : 3/3/20
LaChina Robinson welcomes ESPNW writer Mechelle Voepel who weighs in on WNBA Free Agency winners and losers, Sabrina Ionescu's huge milestone, and the NCAA outlook heading into conference championships. Also, Northwestern junior guard Lindsey Pulliam joins to discuss the Wildcats' run to a Big Ten title and more. Shaw University Asst. Coach Jarita Crump shares her experience as one of few women coaching men in college basketball. Plus, Sylvia Crawley gives us insight into her new endeavor and we have a new segment!
Free Agency Frenzy: 2/11/20
LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby welcome in Winsider's Rachel Galligan to highlight the latest in WNBA free agency. Plus, Arizona head coach Adia Barnes joins the show to shed light on the Wildcats' season, her transition from player to coach and more. Also, Katie Lou Samuelson shares her thoughts on the late Kobe Bryant.
Honoring 24; The First Reveal: 2/6/20
LaChina Robinson welcomes Debbie Antonelli to the show to talk top 16 reveal, recap UConn-Oregon and more. Also, Bethune-Cookman head coach Vanessa Blair Lewis joins to weigh in on career, coaching in the MEAC, and the lack of minority women coaching in NCAAW. Plus, we honor the legacy of Kobe Bryant and hear from mentee and friend Storm G Jewell Loyd.
That Old Thing Back: 1/22/20
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby highlight some of the week's notable games and moments. Plus, LaChina is joined by SEC analyst Carolyn Peck to preview UCONN/Tennessee, recap South Carolina's narrow win against Mississippi State and more. Also, ACC Supervisor of Officiating Debbie Williamson sheds much needed lights on the rules of the game and more.
Happy New Year; CBA Talk: 1/16/20
Around the Rim returns for the 2020 season and the show debuts on the heels of the groundbreaking WNBA CBA agreement. LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby are joined by 3x WNBA Champion Sue Bird, as well as espnW's Mechelle Voepel and former WNBA coach/GM Pokey Chatman to break it all down. Plus, WBB writer Michelle Smith delves into the AP rankings, and previews Stanford-Oregon. Also, Arizona State HC Charli Turner Throne stops by to discuss the back-to-back top 5 wins, the season outlook and much more.
Staying Alive: 10/9/19
LaChina, Devereaux and Terrika weigh in on Game 3 and Game 4 of the WNBA Finals and share their keys for each team in Game 5. Plus, they discuss the discord with the Sparks', the new role for HOFer Teresa Weatherspoon and the recent comments of NBAPA Executive Director Michele Roberts. Also, Dev is the big 3-0!
WNBA Finals Talk: 10/1/19
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby talk WNBA Finals! They discuss the Mystics' Game 1 win and preview how the Sun can tie the series in Game 2. Plus, they recap the top storylines throughout the playoffs.
Postseason Preview: 9/10/19
LaChina, Dev and Terrika delve into postseason action and break down each team, as well as the first round matchups. Also, they share their predictions on WNBA Awards, the ejection that wasn't and Teresa Weatherspoon's HOF enshrinement. Plus, Wings PG Arike Ogunbowale joins the show.
Leveling Up: Niele Ivey: 8/28/19
2x NCAA Champion and current Grizzlies asst. coach Niele Ivey chats with LaChina, Dev and Terrika on her move to the NBA, coaching alongside Muffet McGraw, advice for coaches wanting to transition in their career and much more.
LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby record live at Mohegan Sun Arena ahead of the jersey honoring of 4x WNBA Champion Lindsay Whalen. Guests include Sun EVP Amber Cox, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, former Sun legends Taj McWilliams-Franklin and Nykesha Sales, and of course, the honoree Lindsay Whalen.
Fight Night: 8/15/19
LaChina Robinson, Devereaux Peters and Terrika Foster-Brasby welcome Naismith Hall of Famer & ESPN women's basketball analyst Rebecca Lobo to the show to weigh in on the Mercury-Wings fight, the player suspensions that followed and the issue if officiating in the WNBA.
ATR Special: Studying Girls In Sports: 8/7/19
LaChina Robinson goes one-on-one with Women's Sports Foundation president and Olympic medalist Elana Meyers Taylor and hosts a roundtable to examine girls participation in sports and the impact that women in coaching play. Panelist include 2x WNBA champion Devereaux Peters, Sun G Layshia Clarendon, WSF Vice President & Director of Research Karen Issokson-Silver and WeCOACH Executive Director Megan Kahn.
Belonging : 8/1/19
LaChina Robinson, Devereaux Peters & Terrika Foster-Brasby recap All-Star Weekend and look ahead to the second half of the season. Plus, Fever G Erica Wheeler joins to discuss her journey to the WNBA and winning All-Star MVP.
Sticky Situations : 7/17/19
LaChina Robinson, Devereaux Peters and Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on the recent suspension of Sparks' Riquana Williams and how the WNBA has handled its recent player conduct issues. Plus, the crew discusses Sylvia Fowles' record breaking performance, what should new WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert have on her to-do list and All-Star 2019.
All Star Material : 7/11/19
LaChina Robinson, Devereaux Peters and Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on the WNBA All-Star voting, the Sun's 5-game losing streak, the implications of a possible WNBA team in Canada and more. Plus, A'ja Wilson joins to discuss her nod as All-Star captain, the team being in first place and more.
Live In the Sky : 6/26/19
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby talk about the highs and lows of the Sun & the Sky, plus Chicago's Diamond DeShields stops by to talk about the team, her sophomore season and more. Also, Tamika Catchings joins the show to discuss her new role as VP of Basketball Operations for the Indiana Fever and show love to the great Pat Summitt as we approach the three-year anniversary of her death.
Scorchin' Hot : 6/19/19
LaChina Robinson, Devereaux Peters and Terrika Foster-Brasby play a game of "Hot or Not" with a few WNBA teams and welcome Sun F Jonquel Jones to the show. Plus, newly hired Cavaliers Assistant Coach Lindsay Gottlieb joins to discuss her new role in the NBA and more.
High Expectations? : 6/10/19
LaChina Robinson, Devereaux Peters and Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on the Mystics' surge, the Aces' plunge, the Lynx-Sparks rivalry, and more. Plus, they discuss some off the court topics around the league and are joined by Minnesota's Napheesa Collier.
An Open To Remember : 5/29/19
LaChina Robinson and Devereaux Peters recap the action from the WNBA opening weekend including the Aces dominating performance and the Storm's impressive outing without their stars. Plus, their reaction to Megan Gustafson not making the Wings roster and rookies that shined in Week 1.
The W Returns For 2019: 5/22/19
The WNBA returns for the 2019 season and so does Around The Rim. Women's basketball analyst LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby are joined by 2X WNBA champion Devereaux Peters to weigh in on the many moves of the offseason, the upcoming Storm-Mercury matchup and share their thoughts on the GM Survey including their favorites for MVP and ultimately Finals champion.
Live At The Final Four 2019: 4/6/19
With over 250 guests in attendance, Around the Rim retuned to Beyond the Baseline in Tourney Town for the Women's Final Four. Host LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby welcomed in A-list guests to preview the Notre Dame-Baylor title matchup and talk all things women's basketball. This dynamic live episode includes: 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Ticha Penichiero, 2x WNBA Champion Sheri Sam, Chicago Sky center Stefanie Dolson, espnW bracketologist Charlie Crème, WBB writer Michelle Smith, Hall of Famers Teresa Edwards, Lynette Woodard and Dawn Staley, Indiana Fever's Natalie Achonwa and Minnesota Lynx's Karima Christmas-Kelly.
The Bird Is The Word: 4/5/19
While in Tampa at the Women's Final Four, LaChina Robinson caught up with 3x WNBA Champion Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm. Bird discussed how being a No. 2 seed motivated UConn and who she would take with the No. 1 WNBA pick if she was a GM. Plus, she sets the record straight regarding equal pay and opportunity for WNBA players.
And The Winner Is...: 4/4/19
In this very special episode, LaChina Robinson is in Tampa for the Final Four and sits down with the WBCA and Naismith Hall of Fame position award winners Asia Durr (Louisville), Megan Gustafson (Iowa), and Bridget Carleton (Iowa State). Plus, after talking with the winners, she sits down with the Naismith Hall of Famers themselves: Cheryl Miller, Katrina McClain, Teresa Edwards, Lisa Leslie, Ann Meyers Drysdale and Nancy Lieberman.
Final Four Preview : 4/3/19
LaChina Robinson brings out all the stops for this Final Four preview! ESPN women's basketball analysts Andy Landers, Rebecca Lobo, Debbie Antonelli, College Gameday's Maria Taylor and ESPN reporter Holly Rowe all join to share their in-depth thoughts on the four remaining teams. Plus, LaChina and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby gear up for the live podcast in Tampa!
Portland Region Preview : 3/29/19
ESPN women's basketball analyst LaChina Robinson breaks down the Portland Region of the NCAA Tournament. She discusses if South Dakota State's historic run to the Sweet 16 will end with having to face off against Sabrina Ionescu and the Oregon Ducks. Also, she delves into Mississippi State's path to the regional round and what Arizona State needs to do to challenge the Bulldogs.
Albany Region Preview: 3/27/19
ESPN women's basketball analysts Kara Lawson and LaChina Robinson delve into the Albany Region of the NCAA Tournament. They discuss UCLA's run to the Sweet 16 and if they can challenge the No. 2 seeded UConn, as well as the return of Katie Lou Samuelsson and her impact for the Huskies. Also, they talk about guard play of Oregon State and Louisville with the Beavers' addition of Destiny Slocum and the stellar play of Asia Durr for the Cardinals.
Greensboro Region Preview: 3/27/19
ESPN women's basketball analysts Carolyn Peck and LaChina Robinson break down the Greensboro Region of the NCAA Tournament and discuss how well Baylor is playing while flying under the radar. Plus, they talk about NC State-Iowa and if Megan Gustafson will can lead her team to the Final Four.
Chicago Region Preview : 3/27/19
ESPN women's basketball analysts Nell Fortner and LaChina Robinson weigh in on the Chicago Region of the NCAA Tournament. They discuss if Missouri State can challenge Stanford and how Arike Ogunbowale and Chennedy Carter will factor in the Notre Dame- Texas A&M matchup. Plus, Nell shares her thoughts on Asia Durr's performance against Michigan in the second round.
WAC with Coach Dan Hughes : 3/20/19
Dan Hughes, coach of the 2018 WNBA Champion Seattle Storm, chats with LaChina about how dangerous New Mexico State can be in the conference and talks about the importance of talent observation during this time for WNBA coaches and more.
Ohio Valley w/ Helen Williams : 3/20/19
Former coach, analyst and author Helen Williams shares her keys for the Belmont Bruins to upset the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first round. Plus, she sheds light on how far coaches can steer away from their systems when adjusting for the NCAA Tournament.
American/America East Preview: 3/20/19
Former coach and analyst Christy Thomaskutty talks about UCF's performance in the conference what to watch for with the Knights. Plus, she gives her insight on if Maine has a chance to knock off N.C. State in the first round.
Ivy League w/ Megan Perry : 3/20/19
Megan Perry delves into Princeton's first round matchup and talks about their potential to advance to the Sweet 16 and more.
Big Ten w/ Christy Winters-Scott : 3/20/19
Christy Winters-Scott makes a case for Indiana to pull off an upset in the first two rounds, details what to expect from Rutgers without head coach C. Vivian Stringer, and weighs in on if Michigan can make a run. Plus, she gives us some insight on Towson head coach Diane Richardson.
SEC with Steffi Sorensen: 3/20/19
Steffi Sorensen talks about the expectations of Kentucky heading into the tournament. She also discusses the evolution of Teaira McCowan and that played into Mississippi State being the No. 1 seed and primed to make a Final Four run.
ACC/Big East with Monica McNutt: 3/20/19
Women's basketball analyst Monica McNutt weighs in on Clemson's chances to escape the first round and a potential matchup between the Tigers and the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Also, she shares what to watch for with Marquette.
Around the Brackets: 3/20/19
LaChina Robinson welcomes in a hosts of analysts and experts to help preview the 1st and 2nd rounds of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. Guests include analysts: Monica McNutt, Christy Winters-Scott, Steffi Sorensen, Christy Thomaskutty, Megan Perry, Helen Williams and Coach Dan Hughes.
Call To The Legends: Pam Ward & Carolyn Peck: 3/6/19
LaChina Robinson welcomes in two legends in sports broadcasting: Carolyn Peck and Pam Ward. Together they weigh in on the SEC heading into Champ Week, Miami's tournament outlook, the parity in this year's field and more. Plus, LaChina discusses the recent Top 16 reveal and Terrika announces some exciting news for the Final Four.
Chasity Melvin, Swarm Asst. Coach : 2/28/19
NC State and WNBA standout Chasity Melvin tells LaChina about the pros and cons of coaching men's basketball, as she is the first female coach in Hornets history, serving as assistant coach to Charlotte's G-League team the Greensboro Swarm.
Edniesha Curry, Maine Asst. Coach: 2/28/19
Former WNBA star Edniesha Curry shares her journey in coaching, in which is she is the only full-time female assistant coach in NCAA Men's DI basketball (Maine).
Black Women; Black History : 2/27/19
LaChina Robinson celebrates Black History Month by recognizing two women making history in the arena of coaching. Former WNBA standouts Edniesha Curry and Chasity Melvin join the show. Curry details being the only full-time coach on an NCAA Division I Men's team and Melvin weighs in on being the first female on the coaching staff for the NBA G-League Greensboro Swarm.
The First Reveal: 2/12/19
LaChina Robinson is joined by ESPN PxP announcer Adam Amin for a conversation on his start in sports broadcasting, his observations, the first 16 reveal, the famous 2018 Final Four final shot call and more. Plus, LaChina recaps the Big Monday matchup and weighs in on Maya Moore's step away from basketball.
The Wild Wild West: 2/5/19
LaChina Robinson takes a look at the Pac-12 conference and welcomes to the show Hall of Famer and Stanford coach Tara Vanderveer. Plus, women's basketball writer Michelle Smith MacDonald joins to give more insight into the conference, including the Cardinals' big matchup against Oregon and Utah's recent surge. Also, Kentucky Associate Coach Kyra Elzy stops in to talk "We Back Pat" and the SEC Challenge.
One-On-One With "La"Becca Lobo: 1/22/19
LaChina welcomes in analyst and Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo for an all-around discussion that includes a Big Monday recap, the upcoming Tennessee-Notre Dame matchup, if Maya Moore will return to the WNBA and much more!
What's The B1G Deal? : 1/16/19
LaChina Robinson brings in some of the best in B1G coverage for a roundtable discussion on the conference: Big Ten analyst Shelly Till, WCBB PxP announcer Lisa Byington, and SEC PxP announcer Blake DuDonis. Plus, Lynx PG Danielle Robinson joins the show to discuss her offseason, her transition into the starting role following the departure of Lindsay Whalen and more.
Heart of Texas; Asia Durr: 1/8/19
LaChina Robinson weighs in on Baylor's take down of then top ranked Connecticut with ESPN basketball analyst Kara Lawson. Plus, we share our interview with No. 2 Louisville guard Asia Durr ahead of their matchup against No. 1 Notre Dame.
Degree Of Toughness: 12/18/18
Ahead of the No. 4 Mississippi State matchup against No. 7 Oregon, LaChina Robinson shares her conversations with Ducks guard Sabrina Ionescu and Bulldogs center Teaira McCowan and head coach Vic Schaefer.
Other Side Of The Game: 12/11/18
LaChina Robinson chats with espnW basketball writer Mechelle Voepel and Executive Director of WeCOACH Megan Kahn to get some different perspectives on the Derek Fisher hire.
ATR Exclusive With Derek Fisher : 12/7/18
Around the Rim shares this EXCLUSIVE interview with newly hired head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks Derek Fisher. He tells LaChina Robinson why he's excited about the opportunity, how much women's basketball has impacted his career, touches on the criticism behind his hiring, his plans for the team and so much more.
The Rivalry Continues... : 12/4/18
LaChina Robinson welcomes in ESPN analyst Brooke Weisbrod to break down the UConn-Notre Dame matchup. Plus, we hear from the Fighting Irish's coach Muffet McGraw and Arike Ogunbowale.
Bleed Blue: Geno Auriemma & Katie Lou Samuelson: 11/28/18
LaChina Robinson chats with UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, who weighs in on the WNBA's pay equity issue, his coaching staff and preparing for the 2018 season. Also, Huskies senior Katie Lou Samuelson shares insight into her offseason, her film sessions with Kobe Bryant and more.
Honoring A Legend Part 2: C.V.S. 1K: 11/15/18
In part two of this special episode celebrating the 1,000th win of Coach C. Vivian Stringer, guest moderator Felicia Hall Allen is joined by former assistants and mentors of Coach Stringer including South Carolina assistant coach Jolette Law, Mystics assistant coach Marianne Stanley, former Iowa athletic director Dr. Christine Grant and Naismith Hall of Fame coach John Chaney.
Honoring A Legend Part 1: C.V.S. 1K : 11/15/18
This special two-part podcast is dedicated to celebrating the 1,000th win of current Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer. In part one, guest moderator Felicia Hall Allen is joined by several former players of Coach Stringer including WNBA's Essence Carson (LA Sparks), Cappie Pondexter (Indiana Fever), and Matee Ajavon (Atlanta Dream); UCF head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson; and CT Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Karen "Pie" Draughn.
Season Opener: Kalani Brown: 11/8/18
Around the Rim is back for another NCAA women's basketball season! LaChina Robinson opens the season with Baylor Lady Bears senior C Kalani Brown who discusses season expectations, Final Four goals, her sights on the WNBA and more.
Basketball Love Story: Rebecca Lobo: 10/25/18
Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo joins Sarah to discuss the Basketball: A Love Story documentary, her career, the WNBA and the interesting way she met her husband.
What A Season! : 9/19/18
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby put a bow on the WNBA season. They recap some postseason matchups, discuss the Storm's journey to success and share their favorite moments from the season.
Basketball Is Basketball : 8/27/18
On this special episode, LaChina Robinson gets an exclusive scoop into Steph Curry's SC Select Camp, where for the first time, girls were invited to attend. Robinson chats with the two prospects, Azzi Fudd and Cameron Brink, the head of Brand Marketing for Under Armor Basketball Justin Brown and the Warriors guard himself.
All-Star Withdrawals; Allie Quigley: 8/2/18
LaChina Robinson recaps WNBA All-Star and welcomes 3pt contest winner, Sky G Allie Quigley to the show. Plus, Dan Olson gives us a recruiting update and WNBA on ESPN Coordinating Producer Rodney Vaughn is highlighted in our "Growing the Game" segment!
Paying Homage; Tiffany Hayes: 7/26/18
LaChina Robinson goes 1-on-1 with Dream G Tiffany Hayes who talks about her big halftime shot, her exclusion from the All-Star selection and more. Plus, Around the Rim pays homage to the Shootaround podcast by bringing back the "Cocktail Napkin" segment with the one and only WBB analyst Debbie Antonelli.
Getting Down To Business : 7/18/18
LaChina Robinson & Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on Liz Cambage's historic performance and the All-Star roster. Plus, they welcome Connecticut Sun Executive Vice President Amber Cox to bring a front office perspective to some hot topics and talk to High Post Hoops' Howard Megdal in the "Growing the Game" segment.
Midway Point; Mechelle Voepel: 7/10/18
LaChina Robinson & Terrika Foster-Brasby welcome in espnW Writer Mechelle Voepel to help dissect the WNBA midway through the season including the Sun-Dream trade, the Storm's surge, Rebekkah Brunson's achievement and much more. Plus, we read emails from the fans in the 4th quarter!
The New Recruit; WNBA Fashionista: 7/3/18
LaChina Robinson welcomes All Star Girls Report Bret McCormick for a conversation surrounding recruiting. Also, Robin Harris, CEO of Model Atelier shares how she became the premiere fashion line for the WNBA Players Association. Plus, our Growing the Game segment returns with Sun Cast host David Siegel.
Remembering Anne Donovan: 6/28/18
On this episode, LaChina and Terrika pay tribute to the late legendary coach Anne Donovan with a few friends who knew her best: Mystics assistant coach Marianne Stanley, South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, Storm G Sue Bird and CEO of FHA & Associates Felicia Hall Allen.
Mercury Rising; Jewell Loyd: 6/7/18
LaChina Robinson & Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on Diana Taurasi's milestone and the Mercury's recent hot streak. Also, Storm G Jewell Loyd joins to talk season expectations and more. Plus, a new Growing the Game segment featuring The W Podcast hosts Laureen Irat & Princess Streeter.
Nice For What; Holly Rowe: 5/31/18
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby discuss the Sun's and the Mystics' hot start. Plus, WBB analyst Holly Rowe joins to share her experience in the play by play role for the Lynx-Sparks matchup and how Drake factors into her WNBA marketing strategy. Also, a new "Growing the Game Spotlight" featuring HoopFeed's Cheryl Coward.
WNBA All Day; Liz Cambage : 5/25/18
LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby recap the excitement from the WNBA's opening weekend including the Sparks' win over the Lynx and Chelsea Gray's performance in big moments. Plus, Liz Cambage of the Dallas Wings joins to discuss her return to the league and much more!
Welcome Back; Angel McCoughtry: 5/17/18
Women's basketball analyst LaChina Robinson and producer Terrika Foster-Brasby are back for another WNBA season! The two recap the WNBA draft and chat with Dream SF Angel McCoughtry who weighs in on her time overseas, the outlook of this year's Atlanta team and more! Plus, LaChina announces a new segment to the podcast!
Irish Eyes Are Smiling : 4/4/18
LaChina Robinson puts a cap on the NCAAW basketball season with the National Champion Notre Dame Irish. Clutch guard Arike Ogunbowale and head coach Muffet McGraw join.
Live Part II: The Stage Is Set : 3/31/18
LaChina and Terrika are still live in Columbus for the Women's Final Four. They welcome Storm's Breanna Stewart, Naismith Player of the Year A'ja Wilson, and WNBA Champion Briann January. Plus, Charlie Creme and NCAA Champion Kelley Deyo preview Notre Dame-Mississippi State.
We're Live At The Final Four: 3/29/18
LaChina and Terrika are Live at the Women's Final Four in Columbus, OH. They are joined by coaches Katie Smith (Liberty), Curt Miller (Sun), and Amber Stocks (Sky); former WNBA All Stars Chasity Melvin, Ticha Penicheiro & Rushia Brown, and WNBA prospect Kelsey Mitchell.
What's In A Number? : 3/22/18
LaChina Robinson delves into the mid-majors that are making noise in the NCAAW tourney and chats with University of Buffalo coach Felisha Legette-Jack and Central Michigan's Sue Guevara. Plus, WNBA champion Candace Parker joins to break down the Sweet 16!
Breaking Down The Brackets: 3/15/18
LaChina breaks down the round of 64 with ESPN WBB analyst Andy Landers, espnW writer Mechelle Voepel, WBB analyst Angel Gray and 2017 National Champion Allisha Gray.
Selection Monday Special : 3/12/18
On this Selection Monday special, LaChina Robinson hosts live from Indianapolis and is joined by espnW Bracketologist Charlie Creme and WNCAA chairman Rhonda Bennett to discuss the committee's process for selecting the 2018 tournament field and much more.
Entering March Madness Mode: 3/9/18
LaChina Robinson chats with women's basketball analyst and former Division-I head coach Gail Goestenkor on the upcoming NCAA Tournament, which teams should fans be closely watching and gives some insight into her illustrious coaching career.
Streaking : 3/1/18
Terrika Foster-Brasby fills in for LaChina Robinson and goes one-on-one with three head coaches whose teams are win streaking above 20 game mark ahead of the conference tournaments: Ashland head coach Robyn Fralick, Mercer head coach Susie Gardner and Belmont head coach Bart Brooks.
The State Of The Black Coach In WBB: 2/27/18
Around the Rim closes Black History month with a special episode dedicated to dissecting the state of the Black coach in women's college basketball. Guest moderator Felicia Hall-Allen is joined by a decorated panel including CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams, Vanderbilt assistant coach and National Champion Carolyn Peck, Syracuse head coach Quentin HIllsman and more.
Another Milestone Met : 2/7/18
LaChina Robinson chats with Bentley head coach Barbara Stevens who weighs in reaching 1,000 wins. Also, Women's Hoops World editor Sue Favor helps us break down the week's biggest games. Plus, Texas A&M's Anriel Howard and Chennedy Carter join.
On Pacific Time: 2/1/18
LaChina Robinson delves into the Pac-12 with WBB analyst Mary Murphy. Plus, she chats with UCLA stars Jordin Canada and Monique Billings on their season before going one-on-one with Michigan head coach Kim Barnes Arico.
Climbing The Big Ten: 1/26/18
LaChina Robinson welcomes Big Ten PxP analyst Lisa Byington and WBB analyst Christy Winters-Scott to break down the unpredictability of the Big Ten conference and more. Plus, Marquette head coach Carolyn Kieger joins to talk recruiting, coaching and much more.
Talking Tennessee : 1/18/18
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby gear up for We Back Pat Week by chatting with Tennessee's Jaime Nared, Mercedes Russell and Lady Vol great Tamika Catchings. Plus, WBB analyst Brenda VanLengen talks Big 12 and more!
Quadruple-Double/ Oregon Trail: 1/9/18
LaChina Robinson recaps the week's matchups and goes 1-on-1 with the quadruple-double posting guard from Grambling State Shakyla Hill. Plus, she profiles Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu and Ducks head coach Kelly Graves.
Sitting Down With The Champs: 12/28/17
LaChina Robinson sits down with reigning champions Dawn Staley & A'ja Wilson of the Gamecocks for a preseason profile. Plus, she chats with Baylor's Kalani Brown.
Reaching 1K: 12/21/17
LaChina Robinson celebrates the 1,000 win milestones of UConn's Geno & UNC's Sylvia Hatchell by chatting with Coach Hatchell herself, plus we hear from the coaches' former players: Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Ivory Latta, and Sylvia Crawley.
Risky Business : 12/14/17
Before a profile with Mississippi State's Morgan William, LaChina Robinson recaps the week's top matchups with sports analyst Angel Gray. Plus, head coach and President of Basketball Operations of the newly named Las Vegas Aces Bill Laimbeer stops by!
In The Heart of Texas : 12/7/17
LaChina Robinson breaks down UConn's come from behind win over Notre Dame in the Jimmy V Classic and welcomes No.2 Texas head coach Karen Aston to the show.
Flashback Friday: Kelsey Mitchell : 12/1/17
This week on our new Flashback Friday series, we relive LaChina Robinson's 2016 sit down with Ohio St. guard Kelsey Mitchell, who just this week broke the NCAA 3pt record. In this interview, she shared how she gained her ability to be an effective scorer how she had to dress like a boy to play on the basketball team.
Irish Eyes Are Smiling : 11/30/17
LaChina Robinson recaps the weekend action including Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchell's NCAA 3-point record and the Irish's win over the Gamecocks. Plus, we share LaChina's interview with Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw and go "Out of Bounds" with new Atlanta Dream coach Nicki Collen.
Where Do We Go From Here? : 11/20/17
LaChina Robinson and espnW writer Mechelle Voepel discuss Villanova's win over Duke and Katie Lou Samuelson's injury. Also, they talk about Maryland's early season performance before LaChina's interview with Terrapins coach Brenda Frese and touch on the Liberty being up for sale.
Louisville Slugger: 11/16/17
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby recap some marquee matchups from opening weekend of college basketball including UConn's win over Stanford, Sabrina Ionescu's performance and more. Plus, LaChina sits down with Louisville G Asia Durr to talk team, career, Atlanta and more.
Geno & Gabby: 11/9/17
Women's college basketball is back! In this episode, LaChina Robinson sits down with Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma and senior forward Gabby Williams to talk Final Four loss, pre-season ranking, season expectations and more.
The Wrap Up with Rebekkah Brunson: 11/6/17
LaChina Robinson wraps up the WNBA season by going one-on-one with the unprecedented five-time WNBA champion Rebekkah Brunson. Brunson talks WNBA Finals win, her new venture as a business owner and much more.
Even The Score: 9/28/17
LaChina Robinson is visited by Hall of Fame coach Lin Dunn to break down Games 1 and 2 of the WNBA Finals. Plus, she chats with Sparks' Nneka Ogwumike and Wings guard Allisha Gray.
The Rematch : 9/21/17
LaChina Robinson gears up for the WNBA Finals rematch! She previews the Lynx-Sparks matchup with Liberty associate coach and 2x WNBA champion Katie Smith then chats with the Lynx's Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore.
WNBA Roundtable Part II: 9/13/17
LaChina Robinson hosts part II of the WNBA Roundtable with Women's Hoops World's Sue Favor, analyst Christy Winters-Scott and newly inducted Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo. Plus, Mystics G Kristi Toliver joins the show. Also, a special treat at the end of the show!
Sweet Like Sugar: 9/8/17
LaChina Robinson breaks down the opening of the WNBA playoffs and welcomes Liberty G Sugar Rodgers to the show to discuss her upbringing, her career, future endeavors and more
United We Stand: 8/23/17
LaChina Robinson and Terrika Foster-Brasby weigh in on the WNBA's social stances. Plus, Lynx's Sylvia Fowles and Sky's Cappie Pondexter join the show.
Bounce Back: 8/16/17
LaChina Robinson welcomes Wings G Skylar Diggins-Smith to discuss the playoff push, marriage, coming off injury and more. Plus, Terrika Foster-Brasby chats with Dream C Imani Boyette and Dream G Brittney Sykes.
We All Love The WNBA: 8/9/17
LaChina Robinson hosts a WNBA roundtable discussion with Dishin & Swishin podcast host David Siegel, The Summit Editor-In-Chief Howard Medgal and espnW contributor Michelle Smith. Plus, Sun F Jonquel Jones joins and AP writer Doug Feinberg talks USA basketball's Under 23 team.
WNBA Part II: 7/28/17
LaChina Robinson welcomes espnW writer Mechelle Voepel to the show who recaps the All-Star Game in Seattle, previews part two of the WNBA season and talks about her latest feature on Sue Bird.
Penny For Your Thoughts: 7/14/17
LaChina Robinson and Ticha Penicheiro welcome recently retired Penny Taylor to the show to discuss what she's been up to. Plus, they talk All-Star's and recap Lynx-Sparks.
Catching Up: 7/5/17
LaChina Robinson and Chiney Ogwumike welcome WNBA champion Tamika Catchings to the show to talk retirement, Pat Summitt and more. Plus, they preview the Lynx-Sparks matchup.
The G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time): 6/29/17
LaChina Robinson and Chiney Ogwumike welcome 4x WNBA champion Tina Thompson to discuss her former scoring record and more. Plus, WNBA President Lisa Border stops by.
Down With Devereaux: 6/21/17
LaChina Robinson is joined by WNBA's Devereaux Peters to discuss Diana Taurasi's historic moment, if Taurasi is the GOAT (greatest of all time) and Tamika Catchings' jersey retirement.
The Grand Return: 6/14/17
LaChina Robinson is back with Chiney Ogwumike to kick off the WNBA season of the show. Plus, ESPN's Holly Rowe and Lynx G Lindsay Whalen joins the show and more!
Chamique's Impact: 5/22/17
LaChina Robinson welcomes Olympic Gold Medalist and former WNBA great Chamique Holdsclaw to the show to discuss her struggle with mental health and her platform for awareness.
A Visit From Lisa Leslie: 4/23/17
LaChina Robinson sits down with Naismith Hall of Famer Lisa Leslie. Leslie dishes on her new book, her career after basketball, the WNBA, Dawn Staley and more.
Crowning Glory; WNBA Is Next: 4/4/17
LaChina Robinson closes out the NCAA season with coach of the 2017 National Champions Dawn Staley. Plus, AP Player of the Year Kelsey Plum and Stars GM Ruth Riley join.
The Road To Dallas: 3/29/17
LaChina Robinson prepares us for the Women's Final Four in Dallas and welcomes ESPN's Maria Taylor and ESPN CBB analyst Kara Lawson to the show. Plus, WBCA Executive Director Danielle Donehew joins to shed light on this year's WBCA convention.
It's Regional Time! : 3/21/17
LaChina Robinson is joined by espnW writers Michelle Smith, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel to discuss Kelsey Plum, key injuries and break down the regional brackets.
Power 5 Champ Week Recap: 3/7/17
LaChina Robinson welcomes several guests analysts to recap and breakdown championship week of the Power 5 conferences and look ahead at the potential NCAA Tournament field.
Beyond The Power 5: 3/1/17
LaChina Robinson goes beyond the Power 5 conferences to look ahead at some other conference tournaments with several women's basketball analysts. Plus, she is joined by espnW writer Mechelle Voepel to discuss Kim Mulkey.
The Big 1-0-0: 2/15/17
LaChina Robinson and ESPN WBB analyst Rebecca Lobo discuss the Huskies' historic win. Also, Executive Director of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Stephanie Glance and Texas' Brooke McCarty and Joyner Holmes join the show.
Riding On Maryland: 2/8/17
LaChina Robinson welcomes espnW Bracketologist Charlie Creme and ESPN basketball analyst Doris Burke to the show. Plus, Maryland G Shatori Walker-Kimbrough and C Brionna Jones join to talk about their season and more.
Ms. 1000?: 2/2/17
LaChina Robinson chats with Stanford HC Tara VanDerveer about closing in on her 1000th career win, what she's learned from other coaches, opportunities for female athletes, the strength of this year's team and more.
We Back Pat : 1/18/17
LaChina Robinson honors the late coach Pat Summitt during "We Back Pat" week with special guests ESPN basketball analyst Kara Lawson, SECN's Tamika Catchings, Baylor coach Kim Mulkey and Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields.
The Luck Of The Irish: 12/29/16
Around the Rim returns for 2017 with women's basketball analyst LaChina Robinson taking an early look at bracketology with Charlie Creme. Plus, she chats with Notre Dame's coach Muffet McGraw and F Brianna Turner.
Miss 2K: 12/16/16
LaChina Robinson chats with Ohio State G Kelsey Mitchell, who recently became the fastest to score 2,000 points in NCAAW's history. Plus, UCLA head coach Cori Close joins the show.
West Coastin' : 11/30/16
LaChina Robinson chats with Washington G and the nation's leading scorer Kelsey Plum on family, last season's Final Four run, the team's expectations and more.
A Bird's Eye View : 11/23/16
Ahead of Sunday's matchup, LaChina Robinson sits down with Louisville coach Jeff Walz to discuss the Cardinals' improvements from last season and South Carolina standout A'ja Wilson.
An Inside Look- Dawn Staley: 11/16/16
LaChina Robinson sits down for an exclusive interview with South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, who talks about the Gamecocks' expectations, transfer athletes and much more.
An Inside Look (Pt.1) : 11/11/16
Ahead of Monday's matchups, LaChina Robinson sits down with Florida State G Leticia Romero and Texas head coach Karen Aston for season insight and more. This is part one of several in a series, taking an inside look at some players and coaches around the NCAA.
One Win Away: 10/19/16
LaChina Robinson welcomes two-time WNBA champion and three-time Olympic gold-medalist Katie Smith to the show who breaks down the WNBA Finals and previews Game 5.
WNBA Finals Preview: 10/5/16
LaChina Robinson is joined by two-time WNBA champion point guard Sue Bird to break down the WNBA playoffs. The two preview the Finals and share their thoughts on who wins it all.
The New Playoff Era's Begun: 9/23/16
LaChina Robinson welcomes Mystics coach Mike Thibault who weighs in on Washington's season and breaks down the WNBA playoffs. Plus, former WNBA All-Star Chasity Melvin joins.
"Swoopes" There It Is: 9/14/16
LaChina Robinson welcomes 2016 Naismith Hall of Fame inductee Sheryl Swoopes to the show. Plus, Storm F Breanna Stewart and ESPN's VP of Women's Programming Carol Stiff join.
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