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    Shoni Schimmel gears up for the 2014 WNBA Draft on ESPN2

    The 2014 WNBA draft is tonight in Uncasville, Conn. and teams are making their final preparations to sign some players that can come in and make an impact. Louisville superstar Shoni Schimmel is one such lady that will be watched closely as the clock ticks down to draft night. The Portland area native will be one of twelve WNBA prospects invited to attend the ceremony.

    Shoni Schimmel is one of 12 players invited to the draft

    Odyssey Sims of Baylor, winner of the 2014 Wade Trophy as the NCAA Division I Player of the Year, and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, a four-time First Team All-American and two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year, and Shoni Schimmel of Lousiville  headline a list of 12 prospects who will attend the WNBA Draft 2014 presented by State Farm, which will be held on Monday, April 14, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

    Louisville Coach Talks About “Life After Shoni”

    With the NCAA basketball championships finished and the WNBA draft set for next week, ICTMN caught up with  University of Louisville women’s head basketball coach Jeff Walz to ask him about Shoni Schimmel’s impact on his team and what he sees for the future.


    UConn got ball rolling on national title at Mohegan Sun Arena

    The newly crowned NCAA women’s basketball champion, Connecticut, began its title run last month at a tribally owned and operated arena.
    As Indian Country Today Media Network reports, the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., part of a large casino, was host to the first-ever American Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament, won by UConn

    Mohegan Sun Arena Is the Place to Watch NCAA Women’s Basketball

    The Mohegan Sun Arena recently increased its presence in women’s basketball as the casino facility hosted the first American Athletic Conference tournament in February.
    American Indian basketball celebrities Shoni and Jude Schimmel provided some of the fireworks for the newly created league’s first finals. The sisters, from the Umatilla reservation in Oregon, played three games at the Uncasville, Connecticut, facility for the Louisville Cardinals, who lost the championship game to the University of Connecticut.

    Watch Shoni Schimmel Prove She’s the Best Shooter in College Ball

    On Thursday, Louisville Cardinals senior Shoni Schimmel, Umatilla, was nothing but clutch in the Buick three-point contest. After winning the women’s title, she bested the men’s contest winner to earn top all-around honors.

    Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards

    Back in November, at the start of the college basketball season, we wrote the article titled, “10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season“.  It wasn’t a list of all the Native American college basketball players competing in college athletics but it was list of players we thought that could have a significant impact for their respective teams this season.

    Thompson Brothers Score Six Points Each as #16/18 UAlbany Defeats Hartford 15-11

    Led by six points apiece from Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson, the #16/18 UAlbany men’s lacrosse team earned a 15-11 road victory over Hartford on Sunday afternoon.

    High School Insider: Native American players inspire Meskwaki girls

    When sisters Marcelena and Delicia Guevara scramble for the basketball in one-on-one games, they no longer envision themselves as the next LeBron James.

    Many Native American College Basketball Players Earn Post Season Awards

    Back in November, at the start of the college basketball season, we wrote the article titled, “10 Native American Basketball Players to watch this College Basketball season“.  It wasn’t a list of all the Native American college basketball players competing in college athletics but it was list of players we thought that could have a significant impact for their respective teams this season. Little did we know how successful the players on this list would be. The list would include a NAIA National Champion and first ever Native American MVP, more than a few Freshman of the Year recipients, a Final Four participant, a record breaker and the most heralded basketball player in Native Basketball history.


    First Aboriginal NHL Player Honored at Oilers Game

    Fred Sasakamoose was honored by the Edmonton Oilers for being the first aboriginal hockey player to be drafted into the NHL. On March 30, Sasakamoose, along with other hockey greats (Willie Littlechild and Ted Hodgson) dropped the puck at Rexall Palace during the Oliers matchup against the New York Rangers.


    Shoni Schimmel’s Career Comes to a Close in Electrifying Fashion

    Shoni Schimmel’s heroics throughout her four-years playing for the Louisville Cardinals have been well documented. Facing the end to her shining career, the Umatilla citizen was off by about two inches from extending her career at least another 5 minutes.


    Brotherhood, Clubs and Tiger Woods: Haskell Golfers on Good Red Road

    For the guys on the Haskell Indian Nations University golf team, their love of the game has helped them form a brotherhood.
    “We’re just all kind of homegrown,” said Deryk Speck, a Seminole/Creek, who won the Ottawa University Invitational during the fall schedule. “So, when you see these kids that can afford lessons and have the best equipment, it gives us a competitive fire to show them, as Indians, we can do anything they can do.”


    Cheyenne River Youth Project to Host Basketball Tournament Fundraiser

    Press Release EAGLE BUTTE, SD (March 31, 2014) — On April 11-12, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will host its eagerly anticipated springtime basketball tournament fundraiser to support its youth programming and services in Eagle Butte. The tournament will begin at 6 p.m., on Friday, April 11, in the Cokata Wiconi teen center’s gymnasium and will run into Saturday, April 12.


    Washington Redskins Launch Native Americans Foundation

    For many years, the Washington Redskins have been criticized for what some would call a derogatory team nickname toward Native Americans and tribal communities. And for many years, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has vigorously defended the team’s name.

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