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Month: October 2012

Women’s basketball candidates announced for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award

Premier Sports Management announced 30 women’s basketball student-athlete candidates for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-30-2012

Maryland: Today's exhibition game vs. Catholic University cancelled, will not be rescheduled http://t.co/8SAvTjhR #ncaaw -> UConn: Unselfish guard Moriah Jefferson ready to provide a lift for Huskies (CT News) http://t.co/aokDlkOm #ncaaw -> Virginia faces challenges to return to NCAA tournament…

Top prep player Mercedes Russell verbals to Tennessee

Top prep player Mercedes Russell verbals to Tennessee

In a much anticipated decision, the nation’s No. 1-ranked player prep player, 6-5 post Mercedes Russell (Springfield, Ore.) verbally committed to Tennessee Tuesday afternoon. She narrowed down her choices to the Lady Vols and Louisville before making a decision. The…

Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins unanimous selections for 2012-13 AP preseason women’s All-America team

The Associated Press announced its 2012-13 preseason women’s All-America team Tuesday. A panel of 40 media members who work or freelance for publications that subscribe to the news service voted on the team. Seniors Brittney Griner (Baylor), Elena Delle Donne…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-29-2012

EuroLeague: Sylvia Fowles (Galatasaray) suffers leg injury, out for 2 to 4 weeks (FIBA) http://t.co/gchhmFOk #wnba #euroleague -> WNBL: Superstar Lauren Jackson holds court after two years (Canberra Times) http://t.co/E20RpiI7 #wnbl #wnba -> David Stern's impact on the WNBA (ESPN)…

Former majority owners of the Los Angeles Sparks sue law firm, say legal advice forced them to reduce their share of team

The former majority owner of the Los Angeles Sparks, Gemini Basketball Holdings LLC (Kathy Goodman and Carla Christofferson), filed a lawsuit against its former attorney for legal malpractice in Superior Court reports Courthouse News Service. The group that purchased the…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-28-2012

EuroLeague: Candice Dupree is Week 1 MVP (FIBA) http://t.co/MaCkNlt2 #euroleague #wnba -> Shavonte Zellous: Just call her, 'Champion' (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) http://t.co/5FBcrUeH #wnba -> UConn: An off-season of reflection has senior guard Caroline Doty ready to go for Huskies (CT News)…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-27-2012

Baylor tops AP preseason poll for 2nd straight year. UConn, Duke, Stanford, Maryland round out top 5. http://t.co/VsP5eW7g #ncaaw -> Full AP Top 25 preseason poll http://t.co/dRBYbtg3 #ncaaw -> Tennessee: 2012 class of the Lady Vol Hall of Fame includes…

Baylor tops AP preseason top 25 for second year in a row

Baylor tops the Associated Press preseason poll for the second straight year. Baylor received all of the first place votes. Connecticut, Duke, Stanford and Maryland follow. Tennessee debuts at No. 20, their lowest since 1976-77. The Lady Vols were not…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-26-2012

Dishin with the 2012-13 Huskies: Videos to help introduce you to the players (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/16TY0lSs #ncaaw -> Big 12 coaches express range of opinions on Geno Auriemma’s suggestion to the lower the rim (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/W3lbzShw #ncaaw -> NCAA says Auriemma's idea…

Dishin with the 2012-13 Huskies: Videos to help introduce you to the players

While so many are writing about Geno Auriemma’s rule change suggestions, the members of the 2012-13 Connecticut women’s basketball team are readying themselves for what should be an outstanding season. One thing the UConn Huskies and Auriemma are not lacking…

Big 12 women’s basketball coaches heap praise on newcomers Texas Christian and West Virginia

Big 12 women’s basketball coaches heap praise on newcomers Texas Christian and West Virginia

DALLAS – With two new members in the conference and the departure of two others, longtime Big 12 coaches talked a lot about change in the league during Thursday’s Big 12 women’s basketball media day in Dallas. West Virginia and…

Big 12 coaches express a range of opinions on Geno Auriemma’s suggestion to the lower the rim in women’s game

Big 12 coaches express a range of opinions on Geno Auriemma’s suggestion to the lower the rim in women’s game

DALLAS – Various suggestions to lower the rim in women’s basketball are not new ideas. In the spring of 2010 during the world championship, FIBA’s top officials announced that they would consider it in the international game. This past week…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-25-2012

Princeton selected as Ivy League preseason favorite http://t.co/kbOj8pwP #ncaaw -> Dayton tops preseason Atlantic 10 poll http://t.co/W8uFmDCM #ncaaw -> Ole Miss promotes top assistant Brent Frank to acting head coach (Clarion-Ledger) http://t.co/N630PxWF #ncaaw -> Toledo removes previously suspended freshman Cat…

Dishin & Swishin 10/25/12 Podcast: Celebrating the WNBA Finals with Angela Taylor and the Indiana Fever with chat replays of Lin Dunn & Briann January

Dishin & Swishin 10/25/12 Podcast: Celebrating the WNBA Finals with Angela Taylor and the Indiana Fever with chat replays of Lin Dunn & Briann January

[display_podcast] The WNBA season has come to its conclusion, and it is time for Dishin & Swishin to celebrate a fantastic WNBA finals series. The Indiana Fever certainly had a difficult path to the Finals, dropping game ones in both…

Former Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer named coach and GM of the New York Liberty

From the New York Liberty: The New York Liberty announced today that Bill Laimbeer, a WNBA Coach of the Year and three-time WNBA Champion, has been hired as the team’s general manager and head coach. It was also announced today…

Penn State, Nebraska dominate Big 10 Preseason polls and awards

Both the coaches and the writers chose Penn State in their respective polls as the preseason favorite to win the Big 10 conference for the 2012-13 season. Both also chose Nebraska, in their second season in the conference, to finish…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-24-2012

With gritty title run, Fever give all Hoosiers reason to be proud (Indianapolis Star) http://t.co/2ujFetSj #wnba -> Rain can't steal joy from celebration of Fever's first WNBA championship (Indianapolis Star) http://t.co/BaZBZC8j #wnba -> Prep: Guard Jannah Tucker drops Lady Vols,…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-23-2012

Ole Miss AD addresses removal of head coach Adrian Wiggins (WTVA) http://t.co/7oFtYmTV #ncaaw -> Ole Miss AD: "We have no findings at this time that coach Wiggins was involved in our violations" http://t.co/7oFtYmTV #ncaaw -> Ole Miss AD: "We're disappointed…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-22-2012

Lin Dunn: "If we won the boards we'd win the game; if we win the game, we win the championship. So we won the boards." http://t.co/Lnk6hlVr -> A true team effort and unlikely contributors bring Indiana Fever a title (Indianapolis…

No hard feelings between Lin Dunn and Cheryl Reeve: “We’re great friends.”

No hard feelings between Lin Dunn and Cheryl Reeve: “We’re great friends.”

After a week of back-and-forth exchanges stemming from an intense, physical game two punctuated by the jacket-tossing of Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, the coaches of Indiana and Minnesota only had nice things to say about each other after game four.…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 10-21-2012

Catch up on all of last week's news: Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for week ending 10-20-2012 http://t.co/Rdfnj1ns #ncaaw #wnba #wnbl -> All four commissioners, NCAA president to be deposed in New Jersey gambling case (CBS Sports) http://t.co/xHcODlkd #ncaa -> MAAC/Fairfield…

Indiana Fever win the 2012 WNBA Championship, beat the Lynx 87-78

Indiana Fever win the 2012 WNBA Championship, beat the Lynx 87-78

The Indiana Fever won the 2012 WNBA Championship beating the Minnesota Lynx 87-78 in front of a sellout crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Sunday night. The Fever took four games (3-1) to earn the title in the best-of-five series even…

Smith College honors Senda Berenson during inaugural athletics hall of fame ceremony

Smith College honors Senda Berenson during inaugural athletics hall of fame ceremony

Smith College’s athletics department inducted its first-ever class into the Smith College Pioneers Hall of Fame at a ceremony Saturday. Inductees included the founder of women’s basketball, Senda Berenson, who adapted basketball for students at Smith when she heard about…

Video: A Smith First: The New Game of Basketball

Experience the exhilaration of students as they play the new game of basketball and participate in the first women’s collegiate basketball championship — between Smith sophomores and freshman — more than a century ago. In 2011 this video won a…