Posts by Howard Megdal

Howard is the founder of The Next and editor-in-chief.

Classic Basketball Wednesday: NCAA talking points for dummies and the Clarkbueckoning

February 28, 2024

Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Feb. 28, 2024

Nneka Ogwumike and Skylar Diggins-Smith pose for photos at their intro presser with the Seattle Storm on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. (Bella Munson photo)

A legacy play for Seattle Storm — Jess Smith talks WNBA Golden State

February 21, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Feb. 21, 2024

Feb 11, 2024; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley disputes a call against the UConn Huskies in the second half at Colonial Life Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

Questions I’m pondering in women’s basketball — Imani McGee-Stafford talks WNBA return

February 14, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Feb. 14, 2024

Caitlin Clark, Lisa Bluder and Molly Davis meet with the media following Iowa's 93-85 win over Maryland on Feb. 3, 2024. (Juliet Megdal photo)

The Caitlin Clark Show comes to College Park — Jacy Sheldon talks Ohio State, WNBA

February 7, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Feb. 7, 2024

Sabrina Ionescu shoots a three-pointer during Game 3 of the WNBA Finals between the New York Liberty and Las Vegas Aces. (Domenic Allegra photo)

Sabrina Ionescu vs. Steph Curry is a step forward — Jasmine Thomas talks Dallas Wings

January 31, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Jan. 31, 2024

Jonquel Jones arrives at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., to be officially introduced as a member of the New York Liberty on Jan. 20, 2023. (Photo credit: Brandon Todd/New York Liberty)

The best-case scenario for the New York Liberty just happened — Women’s basketball transfer tracker talk

January 24, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Jan. 24, 2024

NCAA president Charlie Baker speaks during College Athlete Day at the White House. (USA Today Images)

What NCAA media rights deal means for the WNBA — Robyn Fralick talks Michigan State

January 17, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Jan. 17, 2024

Villanova guard Lucy Olsen drives to the hoop during a game against Georgetown at Finneran Pavilion, Jan. 10, 2024. (Josh Verlin photo)

Villanova after Maddy Siegrist — Queen Egbo talks WNBA, Athletes Unlimited

January 10, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Jan. 10, 2024

Texas Longhorns guard, Rori Harmon (3) helped off the court after a leg injury in the fourth quarter of the women’s NCAA playoff game against Louisville at the Moody Center on Monday Mar. 20, 2023 in Austin.

The irreplaceable Rori Harmon — Caitlin Clark talks game-winner for Iowa

January 3, 2024

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Jan. 3, 2024

Iowa guard Caitlin Clark signs autographs for fans during the Hawkeye Showcase at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023, in Des Moines. (IMAGN via Des Moines Register)

2024 is going to be the most important year in women’s basketball history — Tiffany Mitchell discusses Athletes Unlimited and more

December 20, 2023

The IX: Basketball Wednesday with Howard Megdal, Dec. 20, 2023