Around The Rim
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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