Monthly Archives: May 2010

Can overhauled Liberty contend?

TweetThe acquisition of Cappie Pondexter was the biggest move made by the New York Liberty as it chases an elusive WNBA crown after several seasons in the wilderness. Read more

What I’m reading and writing, May 13

TweetI don’t really want to dwell on all the morality plays being played out in the American sports press — aka The Tribe — because there’s certainly plenty of “sports and society” topics that are quite compelling to my brethren. But enough is enough: • At Extracurriculars I delve into the latest on the coverage […]

ACC women to play 16-game schedule

TweetAmong the actions at the ACC meetings included expanding the women’s basketball conference schedule from 14 to 16 games, the same as the men, for the 2011-12 season. Read more

Oregon State assistant charged with DUI

TweetOregon State’s troubles continue with the arrest of assistant coach Krista Reinking for driving under the influence, resisting arrest and improperly contacting 911. Read more

What I’m reading and writing, May 12

TweetAfter some grueling writing and copywriting deadlines to meet, it’s time to play catch-up with some writers I’ve been wanting to mention here sooner: • At Ink-Drained Kvetch, I posted today a collection of some recent links about the current state of journalism from Scott Rosenberg, a co-founder of Salon and James Fallows of The […]

Sparks adjust to life after Leslie

TweetLisa Leslie has retired from the WNBA, leaving a large legacy for Candace Parker to fill with the Los Angeles Sparks. Read more

Azzi an unlikely head coach

TweetFormer Stanford star Jennifer Azzi, an Olympian with a career in motivational speaking, had never been an assistant coach anywhere when she was tapped to revive the struggling program at the University of San Francisco. Read more

What I’m reading and writing, May 11

TweetA busy day on the blogging front for me: • At Blue Star Basketball, a post I’ve been working on intermittently for some time: The need to embrace women’s hoops 3.0. This is the time for the business of women’s sports, and women’s hoops, to be more fully developed, after more than three decades of […]

Texas freshman Flores dismissed

TweetLauren Flores, a member of Texas’ depleted guard contingent, has been dismissed by coach Gail Goestenkors for an unspecified violation of team rules. Read more

Stanford dismisses JJ Hones

TweetSenior point guard JJ Hones, who was seeking a fifth year of eligibility, has been dismissed from the Stanford women’s basketball program for what coach Tara VanDerveer said was a violation of team rules. Read more