Tag: NCAA Women

"Binders Full" of Amazing Women, Now and In The Future, Thanks to Title IX

"Binders Full" of Amazing Women, Now and In The Future, Thanks to Title IX
With both political candidates focusing so heavily on the women’s vote this November, I thought I would re-run one of my earlier columns this year about the many positive effects of Title IX, the ruling that changed my life and the life of many famous individuals. My niece Amelia, age 9, is one busy and... Read more »

Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night

Ann Meyers Drysdale, Basketball Hall of Famer, At Chicago Sky Friday Night
Quick Trivia: Who was the only woman basketball player signed by a pro NBA team in the late 70’s? The answer is coming to the Allstate Arena on Friday night. One of the true pioneers in women’s basketball, Hall of Famer and award-winning broadcaster Ann Meyers Drysdale is in her first season as Vice President of both... Read more »

Women Rule This Election Season! Title IX's Impact and Future

With both political candidates focusing so heavily on the women’s vote this November, I thought I would re-run one of my earlier columns this year about the many positive effects of Title IX, the ruling that changed my life and the life of many famous individuals. My niece Amelia, age 9, is one busy and... Read more »
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"Our John Wooden" Announces She's Stepping Down In Press Conference Today

"Our John Wooden" Announces She's Stepping Down In Press Conference Today
“Our own John Wooden,” is how 2012 National Champion Baylor coach Kim Mulkey described Tennessee Lady Volunteers Coach Pat Summitt, who will officially step down as Head Coach in a televised press conference today at 12:00 pm (CDT) on ESPNU.  With that, Summitt concludes a 38-year career that included 8 national championship titles, a US... Read more »

Chicago Sky's Seven-Year Itch Has Them Scratching At A Playoff Berth

Chicago Sky's Seven-Year Itch Has Them Scratching At A Playoff Berth
Ever had an itch so annoying that scratching only made it worse? Such was the dilemma in the offseason at the Chicago Sky’s Kinzie Street headquarters. After seven years as a WNBA franchise, despite the highest average increase in attendance last season (29%) playing at Allstate Arena, the Chicago Sky comes into the 2012 season holding a distinction the size of an itchy New Orleans... Read more »

A Grudging Grudge Match for Notre Dame, Baylor in NCAA Women's Final

A Grudging Grudge Match for Notre Dame, Baylor in NCAA Women's Final
  In Denver, at the Pepsi Center, there’s a battle brewing. I can feel it from Chicago. Let’s call it the “Unfinished Business” championship, as the Associated Press suggested. I thought of it, too. But they’re the press of record. So they get credit for the phrase. I predict it will be “The Cat Fight of the... Read more »
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Now, What? Lady Vols, Summitt Face An Agonizing Decision

Now, What? Lady Vols, Summitt Face An Agonizing Decision
There is no more compelling a story out of the Des Moines Region than the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers, who were eliminated last night when the unbeaten (38-0) Baylor Bears trounced the Vols, 77-58. Despite Shekinna Stricklen’s 22 points for Tennessee (27-9) and Glory Johnson’s 19, they became the first four-year Lady Vols class... Read more »

Lacy Banks and His WNBA Legacy

Lacy Banks and His WNBA Legacy
The WNBA’s draft day is April 16 this year.  I cover Draft Day as often as possible, given that I have several jobs and none of them have much to do with each other.  The Chicago Sky hosts the media gathered at their Kinzie Street offices annually, providing a very nice lunch and full access to their... Read more »

'DANCING' ON ST. PADDY'S DAY AT THE ALLSTATE ARENA

'DANCING' ON ST. PADDY'S DAY AT THE ALLSTATE ARENA
Doesn’t get any luckier for DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons. Monday night, at the packed McGrath-Phillips Arena, DePaul students, alumni, and media heard ESPN announce that the Lady Blue Demons had drawn the #7 seed in the Des Moines Regional, playing the #10-seeded Brigham Young University Cougars. Think of it….St. Patrick’s Day….at the Allstate Arena…on the Ray and Marge... Read more »
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DEAR RUSH: HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR WOMEN!

DEAR RUSH: HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR WOMEN!
Dear Rush Limbaugh: Where did respect for women go? Who taught you manners? And…would your mothers be proud of you for all the “entertainment” you’ve provided, at women’s expense, through the decades? I put you in the same category with Don Imus. Two men with no “EDIT” button on their brains or mouths. Venom in,... Read more »