Family Rivalries

Three side-by-side photos of Megan McConnell, Suzie McConnell Serio and Kathy McConnell-Miller dribbling the ball as college players. McConnell Serio's photo is in black and white and shows her pointing with her off hand.

‘She’s a McConnell’: Inside the statistics of one of the nation’s most impactful basketball families

By Jenn Hatfield / January 1, 2023

Duquesne’s Megan McConnell is the family’s latest in a long line of women’s college basketball players

Players and coaches sit on the SIUE bench during a game against Xavier. Head coach Samantha Quigley Smith is looking downcourt, while assistant coach Bradley Bruno puts his left index finger to his chin.

From Chicago to Edwardsville, Sam Quigley Smith and Bradley Bruno extend families’ Illinois basketball legacy

By Jenn Hatfield / December 2, 2022

Smith and Bruno are aiming to rebuild the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville program

Locked on Women’s Basketball: 3×3, family rivalries and the Ivy League with Jenn Hatfield

By The Next / September 28, 2022

Jenn Hatfield has many beats, and she talks with Natalie Heavren about all of them

From idol to rival: Comparing the careers of cousins DeLisha Milton-Jones and Haley Jones

By Jenn Hatfield / September 16, 2022

The Next’s family rivalry series is back with a star-studded stack-up

‘She felt my feelings just as hard’: Kendyl, Chloe and Kenny Brooks have grown closer through basketball—and in retirement

By Jenn Hatfield / November 26, 2021

As their careers come to a close, Brooks’ daughters have grown closer through basketball and beyond

‘I don’t know if we’ve had one like her’: Sabally sisters are both one of a kind at Oregon

By Jenn Hatfield / November 9, 2021

Satou and Nyara Sabally play the game very differently, but their numbers as Ducks paint a similarly dominant picture

Which Schimmel sister shines supreme?

By Jenn Hatfield / October 1, 2021

Shoni and Jude, make way for Milan

‘I got you’: The family love behind DeWanna Bonner and Erica McCall’s success

By Jenn Hatfield / August 30, 2021

Bonner and McCall are closer than ever after being teammates overseas, but they will go head-to-head on Tuesday for the ninth time in their careers

‘Together they’d set us ablaze’: Coco and Kelly Miller’s basketball legacy still burns bright

By Jenn Hatfield / July 22, 2021

These are not your run-of-the-Mill twins

Your 2021 WNBA sister battles begin… now

By Jenn Hatfield / May 28, 2021

Erica McCall, DeWanna Bonner Friday showdown is first of nine WNBA sibling games on the 2021 schedule