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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…

USC Trojans ready for a tough schedule that includes Texas A&M and Notre Dame

LOS ANGELES – It was late September, but it could have been late February the way the USC Trojans were going at it in a brief practice. They swarmed each other on defense in a…

Dishin & Swishin: August 11, 2011 Podcast #3, Part 2 – A Tribute to Tara VanDerveer

[display_podcast] For a long time, I’ve been saying that the Naismith Hall of Fame has been way too slow in acknowledging the great players and coaches of the women’s game.  That said, they are slowly…

Texas A&M: The day after the Final Four, on to the title game: Videos and quotes

Videos Texas A&M’s Adaora Elonu on playing with and against fellow Houstonians Sydney Carter on facing Notre Dame in the 2011 national championship Texas A&M’s Sydney Carter on being underestimated in the 2011 NCAA Tournament…

Texas A&M makes history again, beats Stanford to reach NCAA tournament final

Box score Notes Around the Web INDIANAPOLIS – Texas A&M (32-5) extended its historic run in the NCAA tournament Sunday night with a 63-62 victory over No. 1 seed Stanford (33-3) in the Final Four…

Let the games begin! 2011 NCAA DI Final Four

vs. vs. Semifinal 1 – Texas A&M (31-5) vs. Stanford  (33-2) April 3, 2011 Indianapolis, IN. Time: 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN / ESPN3.com Semifinal 2 – Notre Dame (30-7) vs. Connecticut (36-1) Time: 9:30 p.m…

Two set, two more coming

PHILADELPHIA (UConn or Duke) vs SPOKANE STANFORD DAYTON NOTRE DAME vs DALLAS (Baylor or Texas A&M) On Monday night, the first two slots in this year’s Final Four were filled. In the first game of…

UCLA gives Stanford a run for their money in Pac-10 tournament

LOS ANGELES – What a difference a year has made. In the 2010 Pac-10 tournament championship, Stanford routed UCLA in a game where the Bruins seemed to lack energy and life. This time, UCLA almost…

Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals: Slideshow and Recap

Friday, March 11, 2011, Los Angeles, Staples Center Game 7: #1 Stanford def. #4 Arizona, 100-71 The Ogwumike sisters led Stanford in a 100-71 rout of Arizona in the Pac-10 tournament semifinals Friday. It was…

Michael Cooper teaches USC women that basketball “is a thinking player’s game”

Two things about USC practices stand out right away: they are spirited, and they are technical. Players are called from their warm-up shooting into a circle, where they clap in unison. Coach Michael Cooper gives…

Catching up with Jacki Gemelos: Q & A with the USC guard

Jacki Gemelos was the number one guard in the country in 2006. It was her senior year at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton, California. She was averaging 39 points per game, and had never…

Record rating for UConn-Stanford game

ESPN2’s telecast of Stanford’s win over Connecticut was the highest-rated women’s basketball game ever for a regular-season game on the ESPN networks. The game, in which Stanford Snapped Connecticut’s record 90-game winning streak, posted a…

No. 9 Stanford halts No. UConn’s win streak with 71-59 win

Box score || Photo gallery A sell-out crowd of over 7,300 women’s basketball fans witnessed Stanford (9-2) put an end to the longest streak in Division I basketball history. The Cardinal beat Connecticut (12-1) 71-59…

USC holds off San Diego State to win Women of Troy Basketball Classic

Box score Los Angeles – USC held off a surging San Diego State squad Sunday to win the championship of their tournament, the Women of Troy Basketball Classic, 74-64. Trojan point guard Ashley Corral led…

Denied. DePaul Blue Demons avoid having Tara VanDerveer celebrate a milestone in their house

The DePaul Blue Demons did not let Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer get her 800th career victory in their house Thursday night. DePaul beat the Pac-10 powerhouse 93-71 in Chicago. The No. 3 AP Poll-ranked…

Pac-10 team previews from the They’re Playing Basketball blog

Previews written by Sue Favor and Daniel Uribe on the They’re Playing Basketball blog Stanford University Arizona State University Oregon State University University of Washington University of California, Los Angeles University of Arizona University of…

Oregon State hires Scott Rueck to replace LaVonda Wagner

After a year of turmoil, including a mass exodus of players and the firing of the women’s basketball head coach, Oregon State hired Scott Rueck to replace LaVonda Wagner. Wagner, who was fired “without cause”…

USC: Michael Cooper adds two assistants, Laura Beeman and his son Michael Cooper II

University of Southern California head coach Michael Cooper added two assistant coaches to his staff for his second season at the school. Laura Beeman and Michael Cooper II are the new additions. “The combination of…

Stanford dismisses point guard JJ Hones from team.

Update: Stanford police arrested Hones on May 2 for driving under the influence, reckless driving, evading a police officer and resisting arrest. Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer dismissed point guard JJ Hones from the program…

Assistant coach joins Oregon State exodus, AD makes a statement

Oregon State assistant coach Kellee Barney join the exodus of those leaving the school’s women’s basketball program. After four players left the team in just a week’s time, the schools athletic director Bob De Carolis…

UConn and Stanford meet again

  The last time UConn and Stanford met, the Pac-10 champs were on a 9-0 win streak heading into the XL Center in Hartford. However, the Huskies handed the Cardinal their one and only loss…

Stanford advances to title game, beats Oklahoma 73-66

Stanford (36-1) led during most of Sunday night’s semifinal game against Oklahoma ( 27-11) during the women’s NCAA Final Four in San Antonio and pulled off a 73-66 victory. At the half the Cardinal had…

Game day: UConn, Baylor, Stanford and Oklahoma battle

None of the head coaches in this Final Four are strangers to the event: Kim Mulkey (Baylor) – 2-0 (1.000) Geno Auriemma (Connecticut) – 12-4 (.750) Tara VanDerveer (Stanford) – 5-4 (.556) Sherri Coale (Oklahoma)…

Cal wins WNIT championship, beats Miami 73-61

[picappgallerysingle id=”3504964″] I can’t believe we really won a championship! I don’t think anyone believed we could do it and everyone came out to support us. My best friend came from Poland, so I was…