James Bowman

  • joined Sep 17, 2009
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James Bowman. Profile image pending. Currently writing about the Atlanta Dream, about Georgia Tech women's basketball and other subjects involving a bouncing ball and the women who bounce it.

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The state of the WNBA: 2013 edition


The year is almost over, and with people recovering from the Christmas holiday and looking forward to the resumption of the women's college basketball season, Swish Appeal takes its annual look at...

Games I'd wish I'd seen on 22 December 2013


The last of the games I'd wish I'd seen - for now.

Games I'd wish I'd seen on 21 December 2013


One night in women's basketball and the tough guys tumble - not much between despair and ecstasy.

Games I'd wish I'd seen on 20 December 2013


Another previously undefeated team suffers its first loss yesterday.

Games I'd wish I'd seen on 19 December 2013


It's the time of year that a lot of teams retreat to sunny climates - it's holiday tournament season!

Games I wish I'd seen on 18 December 2013


Watching North Carolina vs. South Carolina was a real treat, but there were other great games too.

Games I wish I'd seen on 17 December 2013

I did see Connecticut/Duke, but I'm starting to wish that I didn't.

Karleen Thompson named assistant coach for Atlanta

Karleen Thompson, who worked previously as an assistant under former Sparks head coach Michael Cooper and also served as head coach of the Houston Comets, has been hired as an assistant coach for...

Games I wish I'd seen on 16 December 2013

Everyone is getting ready for Connecticut vs. Duke - maybe that's why there weren't many games yesterday.

Games I wish I'd seen on 15 December 2013


A team gets its first win against an in-state rival since 1988, and another team leaves the ranks of the undefeateds.

Games I wish I'd seen on 14 December 2013

The author plays with an Elo rating system for women's basketball, and two undefeated teams lose their first games.

Games I wish I'd seen on 13 December 2013

A quick look at two undefeated team, and the Black Knights almost steal a win.

New Phoenix Mercury GM is Phoenix Suns exec

The Phoenix Mercury have a new general manager and a new president of business operations today, both of which are Phoenix Suns executives.

Games I wish I'd seen on 12 December 2013

There was only one game I'd wish I'd seen last night, and 11,000+ got to see it in person.

Games I wish I'd seen on 11 December 2013


How a rabbit beat a lion, and one team finally enters the winner's circle.

Games I wish I'd seen on 10 December 2013


Two nailbiters. One on the East Coast, one on the West Coast. Something for everyone.

Games I wish I'd seen on 9 December 2013

There were only ten games yesterday, so which one do I pick?

Cooper interview, Part 2: Dream, the draft & Riley

In a two-part interview, Michael Cooper spoke with Swish Appeal about his new job as new head coach of the Atlanta Dream. In Part II, Cooper addresses questions about the Dream's offseason and his...

Games I wish I'd seen on 8 December 2013

Why it's so hard to find women's basketball games on TV, at least where Comcast is concerned.

Interview with Dream coach Michael Cooper, Part I

Michael Cooper, new head coach of the Atlanta Dream, sits down with Swish Appeal and talks about what Atlanta needs to do to be a championship team, the best player in the 2014 Draft, about how he...

Games I'd wish I'd seen: 7 December 2013


Lots of company, lots of Ukrainian food, lots of earnest kids singing and lots of games I'd wish I'd seen..

Games I'd wish I'd seen: 6 December 2013


The game everyone wishes they'd seen was Kentucky-Baylor. But what else was there?

Kentucky, Baylor play 133-130 4OT game

On a cold night in Arlington, Texas, the Kentucky Wildcats and Baylor Lady Bears made believers of even casual basketball fans with a record-setting four overtime game.

Games I wish I'd seen on 5 December 2013

I'm going to be listening to Eastern European kids warbling over the weekend. What are YOU going to do?

Games I wish I'd seen on 4 December 2013


The ACC/Big Ten Challenge provides a lot of warmth for those looking for holiday cheer during the women's basketball season.

Games I wish I'd seen on 3 December 2013

Where is everyone? Is everyone studying?

Games I wish I'd seen on 2 December 2013


Dawn Staley crosses the century mark at South Carolina, and Pennsylvania gets a long awaited win.

Games I wish I'd seen on 1 December 2013

On Sunday, Louisville was not the only Top 25 team that lost - there were at least two others.

Games I'd wish I'd seen: 30 November 2013

As I return to the GIWIS series of articles, I report on some tournaments which wrapped up during the long Thanksgiving holiday.

Games I wish I'd seen: 26 November 2013

Two Top 25 games took place yesterday, and one in the location of the classic film Herbie Goes Bananas.

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