Kate Fagan has never been a fan of the WNBA, though she should fit right in with the league's demographic. In the first of a three-part series to educate herself on the league, Fagan realizes some of the its flaws are, in fact, strengths.
Plenty of change -- a franchise lost and a franchise moved, for instance -- has taken place since last season. But an old favorite, defending champ Phoenix, helps tip off the league's 14th season Saturday.
Like most businesses in these difficult economic times, the WNBA has been forced to cut costs and make changes. But, especially because extravagance has never been part of the WNBA, the league continues to grow despite the financial climate.