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Nancy Lieberman episode of the Locked on Women's Basketball podcast

Locked on Women’s Basketball: “Lady Magic”

By The Next / November 11, 2022

The legendary Nancy Lieberman joins Natalie Heavren to talk Old Dominion, Title IX and the early stages of professional women’s basketball.

Nancy Lieberman statue at Old Dominion. The statue is bronze. Nancy Lieberman reaches her left arm over while holding the ball in her right hand.

Nancy Lieberman unveils her statue and dedicates “Dream Court” in historic weekend

By Natalie Heavren / November 8, 2022

Lieberman’s impact and legacy lives on in Norfolk

Locked on Women’s Basketball: 3×3, Lexie Hull and the WBL

By The Next / October 14, 2022

The pair also discuss the upcoming FIBA 3×3 AmeriCup 2022

1976 USA

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Ann Meyers Drysdale, Lusia Harris and the 1976 USA hoops legends who paved the way

By The Next / October 13, 2022

Howard and Andrew discuss the 1976 USA basketball team and origin stories of Ann Meyers Drysdale and Pat Summitt

Locked on Women’s Basketball: There’s no Chelsea Gray without Molly Bolin Kazmer: the secret WNBA pre-history of the WBL

By The Next / October 4, 2022

Howard and Molly chat about the correlation between the WBL and WNBA and Molly’s six-on-six high school game experience

Anita Ortega runs past Liz Galloway in a 1979 WBL matchup between the San Francisco Pioneers and Chicago Hustle

Anita Ortega: A Pioneer in more ways than one

By Natalie Heavren / September 25, 2022

From WBL star to the LAPD-Ortega blazed the trail on and off the court

Locked on Women's Basketball podcast preview thumbnail for the Sept. 23 episode featuring former Chicago Hustle GM Chuck Shriver

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Chuck Shriver shares tales from the WBL

By The Next / September 23, 2022

Chuck Shriver, the former general manager of the Chicago Hustle, joins the pod to share his tales from the WBL

Karen Logan (right) and John Geraty (left), general manager of the Chicago Hustle, presents Chicago Mayor Michael A. Bilandic (center) with a signed WBL ball that reads "Mayor Bilandic, To a super athlete and Mayor -Karen Logan". The photo is signed by Bilandic with the message "To Karen Logan

The journey and lasting impact of women’s basketball trailblazer Karen Logan

By Natalie Heavren / August 22, 2022

How a pre-Title IX athlete changed women’s basketball forever

Molly Bolin

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Molly Bolin Kazmer made women’s basketball history, there’s no WNBA without WBL

By The Next / August 10, 2022

Howard gets to chat with Molly about all things women’s basketball in this must-listen history lesson

How Molly (Bolin) Kazmer re-shaped perceptions of the woman athlete

By Tee Baker / August 7, 2022

WBL trailblazer confronted sexism in many forms