Archive for March 2011

Phoenix Rising: 6'8 Griner Doesn't Appear to Phase UW-Green Bay

The UW-Green Bay Phoenix have won 90 games over three seasons, and now, the #5 seed (34-1) will face top-seeded Baylor (33-2) in Sunday’s Dallas Regional Sweet 16 at American Airlines Center. Baylor, on the strength of sophomore hoops sensation Brittany Griner, ranked #3 all year behind UConn and Stanford and poses a formidable challenge to the mid-major Green Bay Phoenix. Like the... Read more »

Women's NCAA: You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine

Women's NCAA: You're Sixteen, You're Beautiful, and You're Mine
Dayton Regional Ohio State vs. University of Tennessee I have a dear childhood friend who lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her son went to school with Glory Johnson, the feisty star of Pat Summitt’s Lady Volunteers. Apparently, Johnson’s years with the feisty, spicy Summitt have paid off, at least in dealing with the press. When asked about... Read more »

Georgetown Says "We're Not Scared" Facing Terps

Is it a foregone conclusion that the re-emergent, 24-7 University of Maryland Terrapins will dominate their Washington, DC area rival Georgetown Hoyas when they meet Tuesday at the Comcast Center in the Philadelphia Regionals  Championship?  When Georgetown Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy says their team is “not scared” facing  Brenda Frese’s University of Maryland Terrapins, you want... Read more »

Should the Women's Final Four be called the "Forgotten Four?"

“Today, there is more talent, skill and athleticism in women’s college basketball than at any other time in the history of the game. To do nothing is to guarantee that these fine athletes who are so deserving of widespread national attention will never get it.” Christine Brennan, “Pssst, there’s a women’s tournament, too”  USA Today,... Read more »

Hope Solo latest to join "Nakey" Athletes in the Age of Social Media

Hope Solo latest to join "Nakey" Athletes in the Age of Social Media
I follow a lot of athletes on Twitter. For the most part, I hear about workouts, causes they’re fighting for, their children, and occasionally, personal stuff (“Never date a pole dancer,” advised one very famous athete…..thanks JC, I’ll keep that one in mind!)  But Hope Solo…the US goalkeeper who kept America’s Women’s World Cup dreams of... Read more »