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College season in full swing

I watched the Cal at #17 Rutgers game online today. The Scarlet Knights looked better than they have in years in their 73-70 victory. The Cal Bears were ridiculously good considering how young they are. Basketball veterans have been here…

Cali High School Showcase 2011

Yesterday's Cali High School Showcase 2011, at Cal State Dominguez Hills, brought out some of Southern California's top teams. And it's true: the basketball world order in this part of the universe has changed.Mater Dei 58, Serra 44The score is…

The rest of the teams kick off season today

Rutgers is returning to Coach Vivian Stringer's infamous "55" press this season, and today they'll try it out on the visiting Cal Bears. Tipoff is at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST.Tennessee's first victim today is Pepperdine.UConn, trying to adjust to…

LSU Coach Nikki Caldwell is pregnant

First-year LSU Coach Nikki Caldwell is expecting a child, due in March.I'm speechless. But I sense there will be some kind of March Madness plot twist at the end of this.

A little yesterday catch up

Check out my story on #23 USC's victory over Fresno State last night, including a slide show.In the meantime, Washington Coach Kevin McGuff's debut went sour, as the Huskies dropped the game to Pacific.Today's scores included a few ass-whoopins.

USC overcomes jitters in home opener to defeat Fresno State

USC overcomes jitters in home opener to defeat Fresno State

LOS ANGELES - The USC Trojans overcame a lethargic start Friday to upend the Fresno State Bulldogs, 65-57, in the season opener for both teams. Jacki Gemelos had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans, while Briana Gilbreath and…

Recruiting recap

Some players waited until the last minute to committ, and seven schools benefited in particular.Baylor made out like bandits.Rutgers landed a second big fish this week.Thinking way ahead of the curve, for the classes of 2013 and 2014.Tennessee:Lady Vol...

The first day is in the books

#5 Stanford beat #20 Texas 72-59, despite Cardinal forward Nnemkadi Ogwumike sitting with an upper body injury.Villanova upset #25 Michigan State, 75-64.#1 Baylor pummeled Howard 82-28.#7 Miami won their 25th straight at home, beating Texas-Pan America...

Loyola Marymount reloaded and ready to go

Check out my story on this year's Loyola Marymount team. They're looking powerful.

Penn State has a history of deficient leadership, Mechelle Voepel says

Remember Rene Portland, who had a "no lesbian" policy for the basketball team she coached at Penn State? The school has had a long history of leadership that has allowed poor practices to continue, ESPN columnist Mechelle Voepel says.

Toppa the first day of the season morning

Opening day overview.Opening day top 25 schedule.Key games for the season.Hitting the road is different for freshmen vs. upperclasswomen.

Loyola Marymount reloaded and ready to go

LOS ANGELES — The 2010-2011 season started out well for the Loyola Marymount Lions. They had four promising freshmen, a strong group of veterans, and a lot of energy. And in the first five games, star guard/forward Alex Cowling was…

The night before the season starts!!

Let's gooooooo!ESPN's Graham Hays offers his mid-major predictions:1. Gonzaga2. Temple3. Dayton4. Green Bay5. Florida Gulf Coast6. Duquesne7. Marist8. Oakland9. Oral Roberts10. PrincetonCollegeinsider's list is different:1. Green Bay 2. Gonzaga 3...

Sparks win the draft lottery

The Los Angeles Sparks will have the first pick in the 2012 draft after today's draft lottery. Here's the first-round order:1. Los Angeles2. Chicago3. Minnesota4. Tulsa5. San Antonio6. Phoenix7. New York8. Washington (from Atlanta)9. Connecticut10. Was...

Cali High School Showcase 2011 is Saturday

The annual Cal Sparks Cali High School Showcase is Saturday at California State University, Dominguez Hills: 1000 E. Victoria St., Carson, Calif., 90747. As usual, some of the region's best high school teams will be playing.Long Beach Poly vs. Serra…

Two days before the season starts

I feel like Tyrone the crack addict, waiting for this season to pop off.Preview:ESPN names the top five players at each position. What do you think about this list??The NCAA lists their players and teams to watch.ESPN's preview.Other NCAA odds…

National signing day

Athletes have been signing on the dotted line today, and it looks like UConn will come out on top in the recruiting battle.#13 Brianna Butler chose Syracuse.#96 Kuaneshia Baker signed with LSU, and gives first-year Coach Nikki Caldwell's program a…

Pre-season just about done…….

Three of my favorite Southern California Division I teams had their final exhibition game last night, and all came out on top.USC defeated Westmont, 77-65, behind 23 points from #23, senior Jacki Gemelos. Tugce Canitez put up a whopping 33…

Injury roll call

This is NOT a fun entry for me:Oregon freshman Janitah Iamaleava will miss the season after sustaining a knee injury last week. She was to be the Ducks' center.Iowa center Anna Prins will miss two weeks after a knee procedure…

Mercury realign, Israel cancels

The Phoenix Mercury switched up the duties of its top people today: Amber Cox is now President and Chief Operating Officer; Ann Meyers Drysdale is Vice President; and Corey Gaines is now only head coach but General Manager.The Israel Basketball…

More committments

#8 Rachel Hollivay has chosen Rutgers:"I was crying and I called coach (C. Vivian) Stringer and she was screaming. She stopped practice and all the players were screaming too." Rutgers has had a good signing year.....is this Stringer's road back?#30…

ESPN previews the season

ESPN's pre-season top 25 includes great mini-summaries of each squad, and players to watch. Baylor is #1.Mechelle Voepel elaborates on the list.Notre Dame point guard Skylar Diggins is changing the game.But don't be too quick to name the Big East…

NCAA ball running deeper now

Last year's championship seems to have opened the door to all teams, one newspaper says.Other college:Missouri will join the SEC.Green Bay is not an "under-the-radar team" anymore.WNBA:Swin Cash is pissed, and she's speaking up. (Go girl!)Kristen Mann'...

Kara Lawson raises $17,000 for Alzheimer’s research and to honor Pat Summitt

Three miles and some yards, $17,000:"She's doing great," Lawson told The Associated Press. "She's excited about the season and this team. Getting back into the routine of the season is really good for her. She's an inspiration. She continues to…

Pat Summitt on 20/20

The full broadcast from last night is here - just skip to the 27:10 mark.A lot of great gems in there.Sure, she could wake up one day and just want to hang out at the beach. But I have a…