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Month: October 2011

Scandalous

I've heard that it happens sometimes overseas, that teams don't pay players their full salary. Now it looks like it's happened to Renee Montgomery in Hungary.Pathetic. Can women just catch a break?More on the upside:University of Washington forward Kri...

The votes behind the list

Here are the votes behind the Associated Press top 25 poll released over the weekend. It allows readers to see which reporters have a clue, and which don't.

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-10-31

LSU: It's not a picnic (despite having one) for Nikki Caldwell (http://t.co/ZXc9O4kO) http://t.co/Ytth6Fm9 #ncaaw # Donation spruces up offices for MTSU women's basketball (http://t.co/jvexbn0k) http://t.co/382CMw5u #ncaaw # Gonzaga: With a name like Graves maybe Halloween display isn't surprise (spokesman|com) http://t.co/SRZ9CMeO…

Some good news, and a funny

Hoops for Hope is fighing cancer on the court in Kansas. Everyone wins.Middle Tennessee State has new offices thanks to a generous donation. Tomorrow night the Blue Raiders will continue their annual Halloween tradition of handing out goodies to kids…

They’re Playing Basketball Pac-12 pre-season poll

This week my staff - Daniel Uribe and IM in OC - and myself sat down to compile our votes on how the Pac-12 will finish this season. We were unanimous on the finish of four schools: Stanford, USC, Cal…

Hoopfeed Twitter Weekly Digest for week ending 2011-10-30

USA Basketball: USA Suffers Hard-Fought 75-70 Loss To Puerto Rico at Pan American Games (http://t.co/98YzEI1i) http://t.co/3eYSRfWl # 2011 Pan American Games basketball schedule/results http://t.co/KtPFWGC1 # WNBL: English star Jo Leedham at ease in Bulleen, coached by Tom Maher who also…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-10-30

EuroLeague Women Week 3 in Review (fiba|com) http://t.co/lRC4FIol #fiba #euroleague # WNBL: Sydney Flames keep perfect run alive (abc|net|au) http://t.co/6VTSu0Ky #wnbl # Belinda Snell hoping to continue winning run with Sydney Flames in WNBL (thetelegraph|com|au) http://t.co/FB3TFtrA #wnbl # Video: Lauren…

Cal State Fullerton 59, Biola 50 (exhibition)

Pictures and story by IM in OCFullerton, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton opened its 2011-12 schedule today with a 59-50 exhibition win over Biola.It was not a good shooting game for CSF, as they shot 32 percent and only 21…

Injury department

I couldn't be more sad for Purdue redshirt senior Drey Mingo, who tore her ACL today in a scrimmage. Last season she had to overcome meningitis, and now this. Healing thoughts to her.Rutgers has lost senior forward Chelsey Lee for…

Baylor number one in AP pre-season poll

For the first time in program history, the Baylor Bears have been picked number one going into the season. Notre Dame, Tennessee, Connecticut and Stanford round out the top five.List.Notre Dame is trying to win it all, ranking or not.Here's…

Baylor tops Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll.

Baylor tops the Associated Press preseason women’s basketball poll for the first time in program history. The Lady Bears, led by junior center Britteny Griner, started last year at No. 2 eventually taking the top spot for seven weeks. "This…

Pac-12 preview: the University of Utah

This is the twelfth of a 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams.In the movies, when a kid gets to a new school and can keep up with or beat the students there, that new kid catches heat. Hopefully the Pac-12…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-10-29

Preseason polls give preview of 2011-12 WBB landscape. List of conference polls, POYs (http://t.co/oNgadJnD) http://t.co/sona8GRn #ncaaw # Texas tops St. Edward's, 88-61, in exhibition play (http://t.co/xiARhkli) http://t.co/ARan7nr1 #ncaaw # Tennessee: Vicki Baugh holds court at SEC Media Day (http://t.co/ZXc9O4kO) http://t.co/ZpinFRXT…

West Virginia will go to Big 12

West Virginia will join the Big 12 conference next year after all, following a unanimous vote by the Big 12 Board of Directors today.Other stuff:Stanford sophomore point guard Toni Kokenis is not only a star on the court, she's a…

Preseason polls give preview of 2012-12 women’s basketball landscape

Preseason polls give preview of 2012-12 women’s basketball landscape

In the past several weeks, conference preseason awards have given die-hard women's basketball fans a preview of what teams are predicted to dominate their respective leagues. The Great West, Mid-American, Northeast, Patriot, Southland and West Coast conferences have not released…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-10-28

WNBL Round 4 preview http://t.co/G75tw3VI Former Ariz. St. player Dymond Simon's WNBL premiere cut short by injury http://t.co/9AiLp5Oq # Sydney Uni Flames guard Belinda Snell is WNBL Player of the Week http://t.co/KDkjvbQi #wnbl # Big 12 may admit Louisville, not…

Pac-12 preview: the University of California, Los Angeles

This is the eleventh of a 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams.Even the most diehard UCLA fans have to admit that the Bruins face an uphill climb this year. They've had an incredibly bumpy ride the last seven months.First, two…

College chop-it-up

Nebraska Coach Connie Yori is back.Dishin & Swishin talks to Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer.Seattle University is looking bigger and more talented with key transfers and freshmen.Rutgers (remember them?) is having a revival with five frosh.UConn loses ...

Big 12 might admit Louisville – not West Virginia

Holy rejection, Batman: it looks like Louisville might be the one leaving the Big East for the Big 12 - not West Virginia:West Virginia University athletic officials spent most of Tuesday preparing to leave the Big East Conference for the…

Pat Summitt speaks on SEC media day

Tennessee head Coach Pat Summitt answered numerous questions about her health, her involvement in practices, and her outlook on SEC media day.Recap of highlight quotes.A different angle from the Associated Press.Support for Summitt includes some from t...

NCAA approves sweeping regulations that include academic standards, scholarship money

In a board meeting today with an "aggressive" agenda, NCAA Division I Directors approved a package of reforms that cover numerous areas:On Thursday, the Division I Board of Directors approved a package of sweeping reforms that gives conferences the opt...

President Obama calls Minnesota Lynx head coach to congratulate her on WNBA victory

Readout of President Obama’s Call to Minnesota Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve Earlier today, President Obama called Cheryl Reeve, head coach of the Minnesota Lynx, to congratulate her and her team on winning the 2011 WNBA Finals. The President told Coach…

Dishin & Swishin October 27, 2011 Podcast: Tara VanDerveer preparing a new batch of players for success

Dishin & Swishin October 27, 2011 Podcast: Tara VanDerveer preparing a new batch of players for success

A while back I had Teresa Edwards as a guest on Dishin & Swishin. We discussed the 1996 Olympic women's basketball team, the one that most consider the driving force behind the professional leagues that started the next year. I…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2011-10-27

Media tabs Tennessee as 2011 SEC Champion (http://t.co/Px5odl4u) http://t.co/FCu5ihfQ #ncaaw # SEC Preseason Player of the Year: Tennessee’s Shekinna Stricklen (http://t.co/Px5odl4u) http://t.co/FCu5ihfQ #ncaaw # Tennessee Tech picked to win Ohio Valley title. Preseason POY Tacarra Hayes (Tennessee Tech) http://t.co/6hj3XhV6 #ncaaw…

Major NCAA news

NCAA vice president Sue Donohoe has resigned for personal reasons. She has been with the NCAA since 1999, and before that was a graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech when they won the first NCAA title in 1982.The NCAA reports that…