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Big 12 Conference announces 2009-10 women’s basketball telecast schedule on FSN

The Big 12 Conference has announced its 2009-10 women’s basketball telecast schedule on FSN, www.FOXSports.com. Telecasts begin December 3, 2009 and feature 26 appearances for the league. Nineteen regular season games and seven Phillips 66…

Notre Dame signee Skylar Diggins named national high school athlete of the year, Parker and Moore win ESPYs

In a ceremony before last night’s ESPY awards, Notre Dame women’s basketball incoming freshman guard Skylar Diggins won Gatorade Female High School Athlete of the Year honors. Diggins is the fourth women’s basketball player to…

No, I do not weep at the world – I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.

I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to that sobbing school of…

College coaches hit the road for July recruiting, Big State Flava Jam a big draw

The July recruiting season is in full swing. After an Independence Day weekend break, college coaching staffs hit the road for a month long session of heavy-duty recruiting. For nationally ranked players, last week’s Nike…

2009 Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament field announced

The Preseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament kicks off in mid-November with a field of sixteen teams. Eleven of the teams played in the postseason last spring: Arkansas-Little Rock, Bowling Green, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgia Tech,…

Moonwalking on the hardwood: A basketball tribute to Michael Jackson

Hundreds of millions of people around the world have personal memories of Michael Jackson. That was a part of his charisma and aura—the ability to touch people  via music even if they never saw him…

Fourteen schools, four conferences awarded NCAA women’s basketball grants

Fourteen Division I women’s basketball programs and four conferences were selected to receive funding through the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Grant Program. The grants total $750,000. The program, entering its second year, is designed…

Who she is…

“I am Soledad Pierre. I am a Haitian girl. I am a basketball player. I am a gift of God.” From: “Left Behind: A City Team’s Struggle Shows Disparity in Girls’ Sports” by Katie Thomas,…

Jennifer Gillom on having the Ole Miss Sports Center named after her and sister Peggie

The Gillom Sports Center at Ole Miss is named after basketball legends and sisters Jennifer and Peggie Gillom. "It’s hard to comprehend; it’s so amazing. Race always becomes an issue, especially at Ole Miss because…

Martin Jordan on Sheryl Swoopes “I feel bad for her”

“I don’t feel like I should be ashamed of doing this, but I feel bad for her and I hope she doesn’t think bad of me but some dummy had to do this and it…

A Cautionary Tale: Sheryl, Malcolm and Michael, or Keep Track of Your Valuables

Swoopes during her visit to the White House with the Houston Comets, 2001. It has happened to some of the most famous people in modern history, including Malcolm X and Michael Jackson. I remember the…

Basketball mimics theatre

University of Hawaii women’s basketball candidate George Wolfe coaches hoops, George C. Wolfe writes absurdist plays. UH’s coach search reminds me of latter’s works, not sports. Posted via email from hoopfeed’s posterous

Weekly Photo – Monday, May 18, 2009

The Lady Tigers in a game vs. Vanderbilt during the SEC Tourney, March 4. LSU lost but they are in the final four! And Vandy isn’t. Photo: Cheryl Coward/hoopfeed.com

Splash Pages: Interesting or Annoying

I’ve seen college athletic departments use souped-up (and usually slow-loading) splash pages for a couple of years or so to announce major events in high-revenue sports like football or to publicize winning a championship. Last…

Nation’s top women’s college players invited to 2009 USA Women’s World University Games Team Trials

USA Basketball invited 29 women’s college players to try out for the 12-member  2009 USA Women’s World University Games Roster. Trials will take place May 14-17 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs,…

Month in Review – April 2009

Folks continue processing the loss heard around the (women’s basketball) world: Tennessee’s stunning defeat in the first round of the NCAA tournament at the hands of 12th seeded Ball State. Glaring irony: the worst season…

Weekly Photo – Monday, May 5, 2009

2009: Texas players Carlia Cortijo and Britney Raven get direction from coach Gail Goestenkors Photo: Cheryl Coward/hoopfeed.com

Twitter Digest for 2009-04-18

New head coach Kellie Harper aims to know her NCSU team http://bit.ly/QFmV0 and found it tough to say goodbye to WCU http://bit.ly/15mZjg Alabama signs Jocelyn Shaw, H.S. 5A tourney MVP, season average: 18 pts, 12…