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New coach Carol Ross sets tone for aggressive play as Los Angeles Sparks begin training camp

New coach Carol Ross sets tone for aggressive play as Los Angeles Sparks begin training camp

LOS ANGELES – Carol Ross definitely set a new tone on the first day of training camp for the Los Angeles Sparks yesterday. The new coach explained what she wanted players to do, demonstrated it to them, directed them into…

USA to face Angola and China in first round in London; Australia to face Brazil, Great Britain and Russia

With five teams yet to qualify for the London Games, FIBA announced the draw for the Olympic basketball competition on Monday. Angola, Australia, Brazil, China, Great Britain, Russia and the USA have already qualified. The last five teams to join…

2012 WNBA team updates and  preseason rosters

2012 WNBA team updates and preseason rosters

Atlanta Dream | Chicago Sky | Connecticut Sun | Indiana Fever | Los Angeles Sparks | Minnesota Lynx | New York Liberty | Phoenix Mercury | San Antonio Silver Stars | Seattle Storm | Tulsa Shock | Washington Mystics Atlanta…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-29-2012

Auriemma has golden name in WBB, feels the most pressure when coaching in the Olympics (latimes|com) http://t.co/x8uiXDZX #ncaaw #2012 -> Denver: Kerry Cremeans making an instant impact (Denver Post) http://t.co/P3XWJYBW #ncaaw -> Pat Summitt's first home game: rickety bleachers, ham…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-28-2012

Jody Conradt with the #AStepUp staff after her keynote #ncaaw http://t.co/b4MnEQtc @AStepUpFHA -> Kansas basketball teams honored at state legislature (ljworld|com) http://t.co/JCK2sqM5 #ncaaw -> Fresno State: Danyelle Snelgro added to Raegan Pebley's staff http://t.co/zbRBbaki #ncaaw -> Wright State: Juco signee…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-27-2012

New York Liberty hires Norm Ellenberger as an assistant coach http://t.co/p8UjXy5I #wnba -> USA Today's 2012 All-USA high school girls basketball team http://t.co/YBoDW7t6 #prep -> Eastern Michigan coaching job a 'dream come true' for Tory Verdi (annarbor|com) http://t.co/b4j6cm70 #ncaaw ->…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-27-2012

New York Liberty hires Norm Ellenberger as an assistant coach http://t.co/p8UjXy5I #wnba -> USA Today's 2012 All-USA high school girls basketball team http://t.co/YBoDW7t6 #prep -> Eastern Michigan coaching job a 'dream come true' for Tory Verdi (annarbor|com) http://t.co/b4j6cm70 #ncaaw ->…

USA TODAY 2012 All-USA high school girls basketball team

All-USA first team Name Pos. Ht., Wt. School Key Statistics College Choice Breanna Stewart – POTY C 6-3, 170 Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) 24.2 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 4.0 apg Connecticut Alexis Jones G 5-8, 150 MacArthur (Texas) 25.2 ppg, 8.0 rpg,…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-26-2012

Colorado State: Kristen Holt resigns http://t.co/aZiuTnkd Holt finished coaching at CSU (The Coloradoan) http://t.co/p0tgf3hT #ncaaw -> Kate Starbird returns to Seattle, as a Husky (Seattle Times) http://t.co/J4PEe9mc #ncaaw #wnba -> Saint Francis (PA): Joe Haigh named head coach http://t.co/Ry6ALVTK #ncaaw…

Dishin & Swishin 4/26/12 Podcast: Flashing back to January 2011 for a chat with Pat Summitt

Dishin & Swishin 4/26/12 Podcast: Flashing back to January 2011 for a chat with Pat Summitt

It seems that everywhere I listen or look right now, I see the name Pat Summitt. The legend seems to be getting more written and spoken about now than during her amazing run of coaching success! This morning on my…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-25-2012

Source: Oral Roberts coach Jerry Finkbeiner to accept Utah State job (Tulsa World) http://t.co/Zhy0aocy #ncaaw -> Big changes at North Carolina A&T as Patricia Bibbs returns to Grambling (The A&T Register) http://t.co/SCG4bNDQ #ncaaw #hbcu -> FGCU: Karl Smesko to be…

Los Angeles Sparks sign All-Star forward Candace Parker to a multi-year contract extension

From the Los Angeles Sparks: The Los Angeles Sparks have signed All-Star forward Candace Parker to a multi-year contract extension, Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Candace is one of…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-24-2012

Kim Barnes Arico is latest to try to awake 'sleeping giant' at Michigan (Detroit Free Press) http://t.co/x4ZC9HT8 #ncaaw -> Kim Barnes Arico takes on Michigan, Big Ten (ESPN) http://t.co/bMOmgDZ4 #ncaaw -> Gulf Coast State College: New head coach Vernette Skeete…

Dishin’ on the Los Angeles Sparks open tryouts

Kathy Ruddy (@jaqlinnikkels on Twitter) is a devout women’s basketball fan. She attends games at every level from Mater Dei High School to the University of Southern California to the Los Angeles Sparks. For this piece, David “loaned” the Dishin’…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-23-2012

Congrats to @RobinRoberts today celebrating 10 years on @GMA #ncaaw #wnba -> Tennessee Flight win title at Boo Williams Nike Invitational (ESPNHS) http://t.co/hGbDOAWg #aau -> Boo's girls tournament's unlikely champs (dailypress|com) http://t.co/uRcWE8on #aau -> Pictures: Boo Williams Nike Invitational Tournament…

USA Basketball names Ashja Jones to 2012 Olympic team, completes roster

USA Basketball announced the selection of 6-3 forward Ashja Jones as the final member of the 2012 Olympic team today. The Connecticut graduate joins six former UConn players on the team. Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-22-2012

Missouri forward Paige Spietz to transfer to University of San Francisco http://t.co/q3f5DTF5 #ncaaw -> Swedish center Amanda Zahui & French guard Monny Niamke to visit Louisville (Courier-Journal) http://t.co/20seigf3 #ncaaw -> Shrinking women's basketball recruiting calendar a complicated topic (Daily Press)…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-21-2012

WSC Radio Show: 4/20/12: @BrendaVanLengen & Mechelle share personal memories of Pat Summitt and review the WNBA draft http://t.co/rDiMstpf -> Leaving St. John's '100 times harder' than new Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico imagined (AP) http://t.co/bhIlFNO7 #ncaaw -> Texas: Q&A…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-20-2012

Basketball Australia: Opals announce May training camp dates & list of 20 participants http://t.co/RpxXcqJM #2012 #london #olympics -> Ralph Lauren unveils U.S. Olympic team closing ceremony attire http://t.co/30wTb6O6 #usa #2012 -> Pat Summitt hands the whistle to Holly Warlick (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/Bok0oEw8…

Video: Sammy Prahalis showcases her workouts

How does new Phoenix Mercury player and former Ohio State point guard Samantha Prahalis prepare  for competition?

Around the Web: Coverage of Pat Summitt

April 19, 2012 coverage of Pat Summitt’s official announcement of her retirement and Holly Warlick’s ascendancy to the head coaching job at Tennessee: Associated Press: Ex-Tennessee coach Pat Summitt: It has been a ‘great ride’ CBS News: Pat Summitt’s son: “God has…

Pat Summitt hands the whistle to Holly Warlick

Pat Summitt hands the whistle to Holly Warlick

A day after announcing her retirement from the head coaching job at the Tennessee, Pat Summitt handed the reins over to longtime associate coach Holly Warlick in a press conference.

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 04-19-2012

The sports world reacts to Pat Summitt’s retirement: statements and tweets from coaches and athletes http://t.co/x443s4rI #ncaaw -> Video: Former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw talks about her book & Pat Summitt (Tennessean) http://t.co/rpiTZaDJ #ncaaw #wnba -> Catch up on yesterday's…

Brittney Griner withdraws from consideration for 2012 USA Basketball Women’s National Team due to family illness

Baylor announced today that junior Brittney Griner, a 6-8 center, withdrew her name from consideration for the 2012 USA Basketball Women’s National Team. She was the only collegiate player in the running for a spot on the team that will…

Miami’s Katie Meier to lead 2012 USA Basketball U18 Women, Nikki Caldwell & Kelly Graves named assistants

University of Miami head coach Katie Meier, the 2011 Associated Press co-National Coach of the Year, has been selected to serve as head coach for the 2012 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team; while collegiate head coaches Nikki Caldwell of…