Monthly Archives: April 2012

Historic moment for unflappable, undefeated Baylor

TweetDENVER — Ken Starr was thumbing his smartphone as Kim Mulkey speculated about the response to Baylor’s NCAA women’s basketball championship Tuesday night.
“At Baylor they used to not let the Baptists dance,” Mulkey said. “I’ll bet they’re dancing now.”
A shell-shocked Notre Dame (35-4), which lost to Texas A & M in last year’s championship game, [...]

The Southern swagger of Kim Mulkey

TweetDENVER — She has one eye that barely blinks and a side of her mouth that doesn’t move because of a recent diagnosis with Bell’s palsy.
None of that deters Kim Mulkey from looking the questioner straight in the eye and telling her exactly what she thinks. Especially if the question is meant to put her [...]

If you leave them open, they will shoot

TweetDENVER — On a night when the undercard trumped the main event, two players barely mentioned in the buildup to the Women’s Final Four were the unexpected, and undisputed stars.
Fifth-year Notre Dame senior Brittany Mallory was left open by UConn┬ánot just once, but twice, in overtime of Sunday’s first semifinal game, and she burned the [...]

In defense of elitism at the Women’s Final Four

TweetDENVER — One of the most refreshing storylines about this Women’s Final Four is the fact that for the first time since 1989, all No. 1 seeds have advanced.
In a sport where the handwringing over the lack of parity is an abiding concern, should “chalk” be applauded?
Absolutely, because of  the star power that Baylor, UConn, [...]