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James Bowman

  • joined Sep 17, 2009
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
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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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Games I wish I'd seen: 13 November 2013

Four teams have started 3-0, but a Big Ten team is having a rough time.

Games I'd wish I'd seen: 12 November 2013

What was that game on internet TV last night? Oh yeah. I forgot.

WNBA viewership numbers looking good on ESPN

Three new rookies helped the WNBA firm up its viewing numbers at ESPN. The WNBA averaged more viewers per regular season game than Major League Soccer.

Games I wish I'd seen: 11 November 2013

Two big games and two little games.

Women's college basketball: Stuck in the red

Kristi A. Dosh at the Business at College Sports website explains why women's college basketball programs don't make money - and the answer has nothing to do with attendance or TV ratings.

Games I wish I'd seen: 10 November 2013

Cal vs. Duke might not have been that exciting, but it beats Presbyterian vs. Georgia.

Games I wish I'd seen: 9 November 2013

Wherein the author tries out ESPN3, and is left unimpressed.

Games I wish I'd seen: 8 November 2013

In the spirit of the official start of the 2013-14 women's college basketball season, I'm hoping to start a new feature: "Games I wish I'd seen", where I write about what I didn't see the day before.

Dream continue lease with Philips Arena

The Atlanta Dream will keep playing games at Philips Arena through the end of the 2015 season.

Dream co-owner passes up US Senate run

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler passes up the opportunity to run for the United States Senate seat to be vacated by retiring Georgia Republican senator Saxby Chambliss in 2014.

Division I List of Schools and APR's

See a list of Division I schools and their latest APR scores here.

Take a look at NCAA APR's before college season

See a list of APR's for each Division I women's basketball program here.

Fred Williams out as Dream head coach/GM

The Atlanta Dream announced today that Fred Williams will not be returning as head coach of the Atlanta Dream for the 2014 season.

Does a team's record in close games matter?

Obviously, a team's total W-L record matters. But instead of looking how well teams do in close games as a predictor of quality, maybe we should be looking at various categories of wins.

The HOF Probability Calculator - 2013 version

We've written articles about the Hall of Fame Probability Calculator previously - a tool designed to predict which players will end up in the Hall of Fame based solely on professional basketball statistics. Do any new players break through to become

WNBA field goal shooting by distance

Which WNBA players are the most effective shooters...when you take degree of difficulty into account?

Three up, three down: Lynx sweep Dream for title

The Atlanta Dream put up more of a fight at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Game Three of the WNBA Finals, but the result was the same - a third loss to the Minnesota Lynx, finishing the sweep and earning Minnesota a second WNBA Championship.

2013 WNBA Blocks Against Leaders

We all know who the best shot blockers were this season. But do we know which players were most likely to suffer the ignominy of getting their shots blocked?

2013 WNBA Player Efficiency Ratings (PER)

Here are the 2013 WNBA Player Efficiency Ratings, or PER. PER was created by basketball statistician John Hollinger, as a metric that attempts to combine all of a player's contributions on the court into a single value.

Dream hold on against Fever for Game 1 win in ECF

In a thrilling back and forth battle between Atlanta and Indiana in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Fever had their chances but Atlanta held on for a 84-79 victory to win the first game of the best-of-three series.

Thibault reflects on the Mystics' 2013 WNBA season

Prior to the Washington Mystics' loss in the Eastern Conference semifinals, Mike Thibault offered some reflections on his first season coaching in D.C.

Key Dream players still injured heading into ECF

The Atlanta Dream will head into the Eastern Conference Finals still nursing injuries to three key players.

Dream advance to Eastern Conference Finals

A 15-2 run in the fourth quarter led by Erika de Souza decided Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 80-72 in Atlanta's favor. The Dream advance to play the fourth-seeded Indiana Fever at home on Thursday night.

Dream struggles in Game One loss against Mystics

The Atlanta Dream set a franchise low in shooting (26.7 percent) in a Game One Eastern Conference Semifinals loss against Washington, losing 71-56. Game Two will take place in Washington on Saturday.

Alton Byrd, Atlanta Dream CRO Interview

The newest major hire at the Atlanta Dream front office is Alton Byrd, in the position of revenue officer. We get to ask him among other questions what his new job entails, the role of new media, and what the Dream has to offer smaller companies.

Who should be the 2013 WNBA Coach of the Year?

For the fourth straight year, Swish Appeal looks at some special numbers to determine which of the many contenders should be the WNBA Coach of the Year in 2013.

Phoenix gets quality win over Dream

On Fan Appreciation Day - the final regular season home game for the Atlanta Dream - 9,740 fans weren't enough to keep Atlanta from losing to the Phoenix Mercury.

Depleted Dream lose in overtime to Mystics

Without Tiffany Hayes (knee) and Armintie Herrington (concussion) the Dream found themselves short handed against visiting Washington. They led for most of the game, but a late push by the Mystics handed Atlanta an 85-80 overtime loss.

Sky, Delle Donne put lid on Dream

"Three to see" sensation Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points as the Chicago Sky beat Atlanta 67-56. The Dream were held to a franchise low 28.6 shooting percentage.

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