Brittney Griner, playing in China during the WNBA offseason, is OK after being slashed with a "big ass knife" as she tried to board her team bus. She says it's just "a little scratch," but god damn. » 11/04/14 6:05pm 11/04/14 6:05pm

​Brittney Griner Is Off the Market, Engaged to Glory Johnson

Today in true love that you could only dream of having, WNBA superstar and all around hero Brittney Griner just got engaged to her girlfriend Glory Johnson. She posted a very cute picture of her, sporting a pink bowtie, proposing to Johnson on Instagram last night. Looks like they were surrounded by friends and/or… » 8/16/14 3:59pm 8/16/14 3:59pm

Brittney Griner Says Baylor Wasn't A Good Place To Be Gay

Brittney Griner came out early in high school, but while being recruited, was concerned that her sexuality would be an issue at Baylor, a Baptist school. "Big Girl, I don't care what you are," Griner said her future coach Kim Mulkey told her. "You can be black, white, blue, purple, whatever. As long as you come here… » 4/15/14 3:38pm 4/15/14 3:38pm

Brittney Griner Throws Down Two Dunks In Her WNBA Debut

Former Baylor superstar and all-around badass Brittney Griner made her WNBA debut for the Phoenix Mercury last night, and she made quite the impression. Griner, who became known for her ability to dunk while at Baylor, threw down two dunks in her first game as a pro and became the first WNBA player in history to dunk… » 5/28/13 12:36pm 5/28/13 12:36pm

Brittney Griner First Came Out To Her Mother In The Ninth Grade

It's been a few weeks since Brittney Griner casually came out by announcing she was already out. Today, in a first-person essay for The New York Times, she provides the backstory, which begins with a conversation she had with her mother when Griner was in the ninth grade: » 5/06/13 2:14pm 5/06/13 2:14pm

Brittney Griner Signs With A Chinese Team Because It Pays A Lot More

Brittney Griner, the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, has signed with Chinese team Zhejiang, for whom she'll play during the WNBA offseason. This happened days ago and Chinese media is all over it, yet there's not been a single major American outlet reporting it. Why? The fact that her Chinese team will pay her multiple… » 5/03/13 1:59pm 5/03/13 1:59pm

Brittney Griner Outs Herself As Already Out

It's been two days since Brittney Griner was unsurprisingly picked No. 1 overall in the WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury. As far as anyone can tell, Griner has not publicly mentioned her sexuality before. Now, in the most subtle of ways, the former Baylor star just did. » 4/17/13 8:17pm 4/17/13 8:17pm

Brittney Griner's Collegiate Career Is Over After Louisville Shocks…

A Louisville basketball team celebrated a big win for the second time today after the women's squad eliminated Baylor from the NCAA tournament, ending Brittney Griner's college career and bringing the Bears' 32-game winning streak to an end. » 3/31/13 9:29pm 3/31/13 9:29pm

Brittney Griner Threw Down This Dunk, And Women's College Hoops Had A…

Last night in South Bend, Ind., a women's college basketball game between the sports' Nos. 2 and 3—Notre Dame and UConn, respectively—went to triple OT to decide the Big East. The Fighting Irish defeated UConn, 96-87, to earn its second straight regular-season conference title and become the first team in two… » 3/05/13 12:05pm 3/05/13 12:05pm

Bristolmetrics: Brittney Griner Got More Mentions On SportsCenter Than…

This is a regular feature breaking down, minute-by-minute, the content that appears on ESPN's 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter throughout the week. Graphic by Jim Cooke. » 4/09/12 3:16pm 4/09/12 3:16pm

Baylor Hoops Teams Were Really Big On The Illegal Text Messages

Stop me if you've heard this before, but a school that quickly rose to athletic prominence is now facing punishment for a myriad of recruiting violations. This time it's the Bears of Baylor, who were found by an NCAA probe to have racked up nearly 2,000 impermissible phone calls and text messages to recruits over the… » 4/09/12 1:50pm 4/09/12 1:50pm

Baylor's Brittney Griner Is The Second Woman To Ever Dunk In An NCAA…

Brittney Griner's dunk early in the second half against Florida gave top-ranked Baylor a 13-point cushion, but it was only the second time a woman had dunked in a NCAA tournament game, after Tennessee's Candace Parker did it twice against Army back in the 2006 tourney. The throwdown was Griner's sixth in her… » 3/21/12 1:05am 3/21/12 1:05am

Shall I Compare Thee To A Tetherball? Analogizing Baylor's Brittney…

Brittney Griner is a 6-foot-8 women's basketball player at Baylor who dunks in games. How to describe her? With analogy! » 4/07/10 4:20pm 4/07/10 4:20pm

Brittney Griner Suspension Is Typical, But Not Enough

NCAA rules demand that a player who throws a punch in a game get an automatic one-game suspension. Brittney Griner's coach gave her one more to grow on but even if that's normal, it's not really what she deserves. » 3/05/10 2:45pm 3/05/10 2:45pm

It's 6:30 AM, And Jake Delhomme Just Threw Another Interception

Because no one reads the newspaper, and SportsCenter's anchors are too perky for this early in the morning, Deadspin combs the best of the broadsheets and the blogosphere to bring you everything you need to know to start your day. » 3/05/10 6:30am 3/05/10 6:30am

What Are We To Do With Brittney Griner?

Baylor's Brittney Griner assaulted someone on a basketball court last night and after dealing with LeGarrette Blount and Elizabeth Lambert, it's still not clear what the appropriate level of hysterical moral outrage should be. » 3/04/10 11:25am 3/04/10 11:25am