Lyndsey D’Arcangelo writes about Women’s College Basketball and the WNBA for Just Women’s Sports and The Athletic WBB. Her first nonfiction book, Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women’s Football League is available now. She lives in Buffalo, N.Y.

Her Work

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Feature

A new era: Indiana Fever turn the page with loaded rookie draft class

Indiana's rookies are ready to shock the WNBA.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Feature

Forty years later, the first NCAA Final Four reverberates through the sport

In 1982, four teams changed the trajectory of women's basketball forever.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Feature

How Diamond DeShields’ first WNBA free agency led her to Phoenix

After two tough years in Chicago, free agency helped DeShields regain her confidence.

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As her basketball star grows, Ayoka Lee embraces the moment

Lee has captivated college basketball with her jaw-dropping performances.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Opinion

WNBA wish list: My hopes for the league in 2022

More WNBA merch, league expansion and increased TV coverage are on my list.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Op-Ed

The pioneers who put women’s football on the map: an excerpt from ‘Hail Mary’

Generations of women played a sport they loved even when society told them otherwise.

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Ten things I’m looking forward to in the 2022 WNBA season

The WNBA's momentum on and off the court has never been more palpable.

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The debate over the WNBA’s single-elimination playoff format

Two second-round upsets have renewed questions about the format.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Player Features

How Allie Quigley found her place in the WNBA after nearly giving up

There was a time when the WNBA sharpshooter didn't know if she'd make it.

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The legend of Diana Taurasi: WNBA players on the one-of-a-kind trash-talker and champion

Taurasi is the greatest WNBA scorer of all time and its fiercest on-court personality.

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‘This is a real thing now’: In WNBA’s 25th season, players reflect on childhood dreams becoming reality

Players across the WNBA talk to us about their role models and earliest memories of...

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Feature

Why this WNBA season has been especially challenging for rookies

In a pandemic year that affected scouting and drafting, playing time has been hard to...

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Feature

Team USA’s Ariel Atkins is much more than a basketball player

Atkins, a first-time Olympian in Tokyo, has always put human connections and causes first.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo - Feature

Noelle Quinn’s rise to Seattle Storm head coach comes with a purpose

Quinn has been building toward this position since her own playing days.

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The WNBA’s LGBTQ+ evolution

The league has come a long way toward championing differences.