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B-ball News: Miami is ACC preseason fav, Rolle out due to pregnancy, M Jones serving as US diplomat and more
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 19, 2011 at 8:21am

Media representatives have tabbed Miami as the ACC preseason favorite, followed by Duke, Maryland, Florida State and Georgia Tech.Whoops.....North Carolina junior center Waltiea Rolle will be out until at least December because she's pregnant.Virginia Coa...more

Jordan Adams: "I didn't have the best high school experience"
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 19, 2011 at 8:17am

Top-ranked Mater Dei High School point guard Jordan Adams is about to make her decision from five schools: UCLA, USC, Washington, Maryland and Tennessee. But what does this quote mean?......."I didn't have the best high school experience," Adams said of h...more

Top 100 NCAA DI Basketball Programs Series: A Brief Explanation
by Swish Appeal
posted October 19, 2011 at 8:09am

This week, James has been working hard on the Top 100 Programs in NCAA Division 1 women's basketball series. So far we've unveiled two portions of the list, #41-70 and #71-100. We've noticed there's been some discussion about the list, not only on Swi...more

PAC-12 preview: the University of Colorado, Boulder
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 18, 2011 at 5:49pm

This is the sixth in a 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams.by Daniel UribeThe complexion of women's basketball in the former Pac-10 Conference has a new look this season because of the addition of two new teams: Colorado and Utah. Colorado, in part...more

The Top 100 Programs in NCAA Division I Women's Basketball: #41-70
by Swish Appeal
posted October 18, 2011 at 5:31pm

Welcome back.  Today, we'll reveal the programs listed at #41-#70 on the list of the Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's College Basketball.  One aspect often overlooked in the relative strength of a college program is attendance.  Great programs ...more

How Lauren Jackson's 3-year/$1M Aussie deal could shape sports wages
by Swish Appeal
posted October 18, 2011 at 9:01am

How Lauren Jackson's 3-year/$1M Aussie deal could shape sports wages The lede: Basketball star Lauren Jackson's dazzling $1 million three-year domestic basketball contract is the largest ever awarded to a woman in Australia. But it's not just her bank ...more

Pac-12 preview: University of Southern California
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 17, 2011 at 11:14pm

This is the fifth in a 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams.My preview is in the form of a story, with an accompanying slideshow.The Trojans are looking really strong already. ...more

Check out the Trailer for "Mighty Macs" - in Theaters Friday, Oct 21
by anngaff
posted October 17, 2011 at 11:03pm

Watch the trailer for the upcoming film, THE MIGHTY MACS, based on the true story of Cathy Rush and the Immaculata College girls basketball team. THE MIGHTY MACS will be in theaters October 21, 2011. Find a theater near you carrying the film.For more in...more

The Top 100 Programs in NCAA Division I Women's Basketball: #71-100
by Swish Appeal
posted October 17, 2011 at 4:40pm

Welcome back to the Top 100 Programs in Division I Women's Basketball - 2011 Edition! Last year, Swish Appeal released a five-part series on what we considered to be the best programs in women's college basketball.  The series was so popular that an e...more

Wasn't there supposed to be a movie about the Immaculata College women's basketball team?
by After Atalanta
posted October 17, 2011 at 11:54am

Why yes, yes there was.And apparently there is. It was actually filmed in 2007. But the film, The Mighty Macs, which chronicles the 1971-72 team as it made its ways to the NCAA championships, only recently got a distributor. The movie stars Carla Gugino (...more

Stanford Women's Basketball Preseason Awards
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted October 16, 2011 at 10:07am

Women’s Basketball seems like it is taking FOR-ever to get here, so we can only be tantalized by some preseason awards for the Stanford Cardinal.First, Stanford Senior Nneka Ogwumike and her sophomore sister Chieny Oguwmike earned some preseason love. T...more

UNC extends contract of basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell through 2018
by Swish Appeal
posted October 16, 2011 at 9:48am

UNC extends contract of basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell through 2018 "Hatchell is in her 26th season at Carolina. A three-time national coach of the year, she has led the Tar Heels to the 1994 national championship, three Final Fours and eight ACC titl...more

The reconstruction continues at University of North Carolina-Wilmington
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 16, 2011 at 9:44am

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke had problems last year, her first as head coach at University of North Carolina-Wilmington. First, a player quit the team after assistant coach Johnetta Hays forced her to log roll continuously during a practice on Sept. 20, 2010. Then...more

The Subtle Value Of Great Point Guards: Why Potential Assists Matter
by Swish Appeal
posted October 15, 2011 at 11:49am

Minnesota Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen running Chin Iso, as described/diagrammed by Fast Model Sports. Whenever people try to suggest that point guard play doesn't matter that much, I immediately think of the Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball team'...more

2011 Tulsa Shock - Wrap Up, Rundown and Ribbon Ceremony
by Swish Appeal
posted October 14, 2011 at 1:33pm

There's no way to sugar coat the fact that this summer for the Shock was made extra lengthy, and not just due to the record-breaking temperatures in Oklahoma. Tulsa started the season with three from 2010 opening day on their roster. Marion Jones, Amber H...more

Pac-12 preview: Arizona State University
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 14, 2011 at 9:51am

This is the fourth in a 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams.by Daniel UribeIn a season where many women's basketball teams in the newly-reconfigured Pac-12 Conference will face challenges and deal with new situations, easily one of the most intrigu...more

College, college, college...basketball news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 14, 2011 at 9:49am

Media days:Oregon Coach Paul Westhead will have his team running even faster this season.Notre Dame media day.Practice-related stuff:Pat Summitt was more satisfied with Tennessee's practice today than she was yesterday. And Vicki Baugh is the team leader ...more

WNBA Champions: Ranking the Lynx, Part II
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2011 at 3:40pm

pilight's great post on ranking the Minnesota Lynx definitely caught my eye.  As someone who never got a chance to see the great teams of the Houston Comets or the Minnesota Lynx, I've always been interested in which teams in the WNBA were the best ever....more

In the break between WNBA and NCAA, no games, but plenty of news
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 13, 2011 at 9:44am

Anybody else jonesing for college ball to start? I thought so.It's always fascinated me, the way some athletes go on from an ACL injury like nothing ever happened, while it ends the careers of others. In talking to Seimone Augustus for this piece, that mo...more

PAC-12 Basketball Preview: Washington State University
by They're Playing Basketball
posted October 13, 2011 at 9:41am

This is the third in a 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams.This year June Daugherty enters her fifth season of a seven-year contract at Washington State University. Will the school cut her loose early? If they do so, it would be understandable.Unde...more

Baylor Bears picked to win Big 12, Texas A&M picked for 2nd
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2011 at 9:40am

Baylor Bears picked to win Big 12 To go along with her preseason pick to repeat as Big 12 Player of the Year, Brittney Griner's Baylor Bears were also slated to win the conference in 2011-12. The only other school to receive a first place vote (from Bay...more

WNBA Champions: Ranking the Minnesota Lynx
by Swish Appeal
posted October 13, 2011 at 9:18am

Now that the season is over, we naturally start wondering where the 2011 Lynx rank among WNBA champions.  Could they be the best team the league has ever seen, or did they just catch some lucky breaks and end up with the trophy?  How do we determine whe...more

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