Emma Baccellieri

Emma Baccellieri

Emma Baccellieri is a staff writer who focuses on baseball and women's sports for Sports Illustrated. She previously wrote for Baseball Prospectus and Deadspin; and has appeared on BBC News, PBS NewsHour and MLB Network. Emma has been honored with multiple awards from the Society of American Baseball Research, including: SABR Analytics Conference Research Award in historical analysis (2022), McFarland-SABR Baseball Research Award (2020) and SABR Analytics Conference Research Award in contemporary commentary (2018). A graduate from Duke University, she’s also a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America.

“I’m new to the league, but I carry a bag with a lot of experience," the 31-year-old Vanloo said during her first week in the WNBA.
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Meet the WNBA’s Oldest Rookie

Having played in nine other countries before a shot with the Mystics, 31-year-old Julie Vanloo isn’t your typical newcomer.

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Clark leads a transcendent rookie class that appears to have tapped into a different moment for women's basketball.
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The WNBA Has the Opportunity of a Lifetime This Season

The league’s biggest question is no longer where it might find a pathway for growth but instead what it might do to navigate the clear road it has in front of it. 

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March Madness Bracket 2024: NCAA Women’s Tournament Is Primed for Drama
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March Madness Bracket 2024: NCAA Women’s Tournament Is Primed for Drama

Iowa’s stacked region, what to do with so much Pac-12 talent, South Carolina’s familiar foes and more from Selection Sunday.

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A Fitting Farewell to Pac-12 Women’s Basketball
College

A Fitting Farewell to Pac-12 Women’s Basketball

The final Pac-12 tournament saw a highly competitive display the conference has long been known for in the sport.

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PAC-12 Women’s Basketball Is Having a Moment
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PAC-12 Women’s Basketball Is Having a Moment

The Pac-12 tournament has served as a showcase for a group of teams, headlined by Stanford and USC, that look poised to make a Final Four run.

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This Year’s South Carolina Team Might Be the Best Dawn Staley Has Ever Coached
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This Year’s South Carolina Team Might Be the Best Dawn Staley Has Ever Coached

Despite losing all of last year’s starters, the Gamecocks coach has quietly turned a cast of freshmen and bench starters into another undefeated threat.

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From Caitlin Clark to Lynette Woodard: It’s Time We Embrace the Full History of Women’s Basketball
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From Caitlin Clark to Lynette Woodard: It’s Time We Embrace the Full History of Women’s Basketball

The sport has long allowed just a handful of stars to shine until they are forgotten. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Caitlin Clark Is Leaving Iowa for the WNBA on Her Own Terms
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Caitlin Clark Is Leaving Iowa for the WNBA on Her Own Terms

The Iowa star helped define what it means to be a star in today’s college basketball landscape and will now seek new heights as a pro.

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Hometown Hero JuJu Watkins Is Restoring Glory to USC Women’s Basketball
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Hometown Hero JuJu Watkins Is Restoring Glory to USC Women’s Basketball

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Caitlin Clark Is In Class of Her Own After Fitting Ride Into Record Books
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Caitlin Clark Is In Class of Her Own After Fitting Ride Into Record Books

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The 10 Best Shots of Caitlin Clark’s Career
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The 10 Best Shots of Caitlin Clark’s Career

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Corbin Burnes Trade Grades: Orioles Strike Gold by Filling Starting Pitching Need
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Corbin Burnes Trade Grades: Orioles Strike Gold by Filling Starting Pitching Need

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