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

How Angel Reese found happiness and the ‘perfect fit’ at LSU

Kim Mulkey and LSU have helped revive Reese's basketball career.

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

Indiana's rookies are ready to shock the WNBA.

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WNBA wish list: My hopes for the league in 2023

An action-packed free agency and Brittney Griner's recovery top the list.

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After bumps in the road, Angel McCoughtry wants a WNBA ring

McCoughtry gets candid about recent adversity and her dream free-agency scenario.

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Caitlin Clark hears Player of the Year talk but wants a title for Iowa

Last year's tournament loss to Creighton lit a fire under Clark and Iowa.

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Ten years later, Sam Gordon embraces new football spotlight

After going viral at age 9, Gordon is at the forefront of the sport's growth.

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‘Sweet Syl’: WNBA players on the unique influence of Sylvia Fowles

“She’s probably the kindest, nicest superstar that there’s ever been."

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And One with DiDi Richards: New Liberty era, modeling and more

Richards has quickly become a fan favorite in New York and across the league.

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Emma Cannon, the WNBA’s exemplar of never giving up

Through her stop-and-start WNBA career, Cannon has never lost hope or joy.

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And One with Rui Machida: WNBA transition and idolizing Sue Bird

Machida discusses what WNBA fans would be surprised to know about her.

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The patient steps behind Brionna Jones’ meteoric rise in the WNBA

Jones believes getting drafted to the Sun in 2017 was the perfect situation.

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And One with Brittney Sykes: How a change in mentality ‘saved my career’

Sykes, in her best season yet, is ready to lead the Sparks on a playoff...

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And One with Jackie Young: Aces’ breakout star talks confidence

Young reveals why she's thriving under first-year coach Becky Hammon.

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

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

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.