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More Bad News for Atlanta: Carol Ross to Become Head Coach of Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted January 6, 2012 at 3:29pm

Image: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images To hear that former assistant coach Carol Ross of the Atlanta Dream would be heading west to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks was not the news I wanted to hear from the DFO in the off-season. What fo...more

How should the Los Angeles Sparks use their number one draft pick?
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:25am

I started out a recent morning messaging with two different coaches - one high school and one college - about various topics in basketball, which is a great way to start my day. The high school coach said he thinks Elena Delle Donne should be chosen first...more

NCAA Hoops: Stanford Bombs Oregon
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:20am

Oregon’s Paul Westhead is a good coach. Of course, Stanford’s head coach is no slouch either, but Oregon doesn’t have quite the talent, or, say, a Nneka like Stanford does. He does play a certain style and sticks to it, and that style is...more

Thursday NCAA basketball action
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:15am

South Carolina is indeed finally on the rise: they upset #21 Vanderbilt tonight, 65-55.#23 North Carolina needed two overtimes to outlast Virginia, 78-73.#20 Delaware's Elena Delle Donne went nuts again, going off for 37 points and breaking the school's s...more

Game thread: Colorado at Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 6, 2012 at 9:14am

BUFFS ROLLING: Jeffery had two wicked blocks on Davis and CU is ona 12-2 run to regain the lead (55-51). Wetmore missed a pair of FTs, UW had one turnover and Davis and A-Dub missed shots during the spree. SPOTTED: A Storm Crazies t-shirt behind the west...more

Carol Ross named head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 6, 2012 at 8:58am

The Los Angeles Sparks tabbed Carol Ross as the team’s new head coach. She replaces Joe “Jellybean” Bryant who held the position after the team fired Jennifer Gillom last July. Ross has over 25 years of coaching experience at the colleg...more

Carol Ross Tapped as New Head Coach of the LA Sparks
by Swish Appeal
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:29pm

The Los Angeles Sparks' campaign of "New Year, New Schedule, New Coach, New Direction" was unveiled today with Carol Ross slated the lead the Sparks. Ross, a four year assistant with the Atlanta Dream, has risen up the coaching ranks in her 20-year car...more

San Diego State too much for Longwood in 79-37 rout
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:27pm

San Diego - The San Diego State Aztecs routed the Longwood Lancers last night, 79-37.SDSU commanded at the start, and though Longwood got on the scoring board at the charity stripe, they didn't score a field goal until the first half 12:31 mark. The Aztec...more

Big 12 Opening Night: #9 Texas A&M Falls to K-State in OT, Baylor Continues to Dominate
by HoopFeed.com
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:19pm

K-State’s Brittany Chambers. Photo: Cheryl Vorhis While it was business as usual for No. 1 Baylor on opening night of Big 12 conference play as the Lady Bears beat Missouri 90-46, upsets set the tone in other contests around the league. Texas A&a...more

Shenneika Smith Surpasses 1,000 Career Points as St. John's Claims First Conference Win
by Swish Appeal
posted January 5, 2012 at 10:14pm

Image: RedStormSports.com Just the Facts, Ma'am: A late run salted away the Red Storm's first conference win, as St. John's defeated the visiting Providence Friars 57-41. Shenneika Smith had 14 of her 18 points in the second half, including the 1000th o...more

Pac-12 Ratings Percentage Indexes
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 5, 2012 at 8:00am

IM in OC graciously compiled Pac-12 Ratings Percentage Indexes from four different sources for us. The ratings are as of Jan. 3, 2012.NCAA RPI: Stanford 4ASU 29USC 36Arizona 38WSU 39Cal 53OSU 79UCLA 84Colorado 88Washington 129Oregon 155Utah 159 http://www...more

Basketball: SEC update
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 5, 2012 at 7:59am

Georgia Coach Andy Landers and Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt have much in common, and a lot of shared history.Summitt spoke at the Big Orange Tipoff Club luncheon, and again utilized her assistant coaches.Pro bonus:Swin Cash on being traded.High School bonu...more

Miami's Courtney Osborn Sets MAC Record With 48 points
by Swish Appeal
posted January 5, 2012 at 7:56am

Miami's Courtney Osborn Sets MAC Record With 48 points Matt Sussman of SBN's Hustle Belt summarizes Courtney Osborn's 48-point explosion in a 95-85 overtime win against Akron in which she 14-for-25 from the field and 6-for-8 from three point land (b...more

Ahead of the Pac: Pac-12 College Hoops Power Rankings
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 5, 2012 at 12:29am

Looking over the Pac-12 composite schedule, Wednesday appears to be a safe day to publish the blog's inaugural power rankings. Thankfully I never released my first poll. Boy was I off. And I'm still not sure what's going to happen beyond No. 4 Stanford wi...more

Michigan State Outlasts Michigan, 60-55
by Swish Appeal
posted January 5, 2012 at 12:17am

Image: MSUSpartans.com Michigan State Defeats Michigan, 60-55 In a battle between in-state rivals, Michigan State was able to defeat Michigan in a hard fought contest, 60-55. Michigan State outrebounded Michigan, 44-29. Porche Poole led Michiga...more

Swin Cash on Being Traded
by SLAM Online -W
posted January 4, 2012 at 3:20pm

by Swin Cash / @swincash “The Storm has moved on and the Sky is bright.” The new year rang in with lots of fireworks, to say the least. On January 1, I received a call that most athletes dread – the one where my agents inform me I...more

Lauded girls basketball coach Apache Paschall passes away
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 4, 2012 at 1:40am

Sad news today: Apache Paschall, the popular and successful coach of Nazareth High School in Brooklyn and director of the Exodus NYC basketball club died from skin cancer. He was only 37 years old.Hoopfeed dug up this great story about the early days of E...more

Gary Kloppenburg Named Head Coach of the Tulsa Shock
by Swish Appeal
posted January 4, 2012 at 12:44am

Gary Kloppenburg has been announced as the newest head man for the Tulsa Shock today. Kloppenburg comes to Tulsa after spending the previous four seasons assisting the Indiana Fever and long-time colleague Lin Dunn. In the past four years Indiana has p...more

OSU Football Head Coach Mike Gundy Presents Fiesta Bowl Trophy to Shelley Budke
by Swish Appeal
posted January 3, 2012 at 9:49pm

In November, the OSU family lost four souls in a plane crash. The day the news broke, the OSU football team saw their unblemished record tarnished in Ames, Iowa as the Cyclones handed the Cowboys a double-overtime loss. That day, some were upset that th...more

Swin Cash hopes charities movement continues
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 3, 2012 at 4:22pm

Like in 2008 when the Sonics packed up and relocated to Oklahoma City, I'm left wondering about the children after Swin Cash was traded to the Chicago Sky. Even though Cash was only in Seattle for four seasons, her imprint was bigger than the storied 20...more

Will 2012 be the tipping point?
by After Atalanta
posted January 3, 2012 at 3:41pm

I believe somewhat in tipping points--the moment in which society says "no way; no more; too much." Of course certain historical moments refute the concept of the tipping point; i.e. the Holocaust (uh-oh did I just lose that argument?). But it works some ...more

Storm trades All-Star Swin Cash and Le'coe Willingham
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted January 3, 2012 at 11:32am

The Storm jumped into the new year with a bang, trading All-Star Swin Cash, top reserve Le'coe Willingham and a second-round draft pick on Monday to Chicago in exchange for the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming WNBA draft. The move is a tough one becaus...more

January 2nd college hoops update
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 3, 2012 at 11:24am

Upset in the ACC: #23 North Carolina beat #10 Florida, 65-63.In the Big Ten, #21 Purdue needed a buzzer-beater from Courtney Moses to overcome Illinois, 64-63.Ohio State defeated Iowa, but the story was the performances of two Buckeyes: Samantha Prahalis ...more

Storm-Sky trade seems to be a win-win
by They're Playing Basketball
posted January 3, 2012 at 11:21am

Earlier today, the Seattle Storm and Chicago Sky announced a major trade: Swin Cash and Le'coe Willingham to Chi-town for their #2 draft pick. It looks good for both sides, as the Sky needed some experience and the Storm needs some youth. Sky Coach Pokey ...more

Basketball Reference's 2011 WNBA Stats
by Swish Appeal
posted January 2, 2012 at 10:44pm

Image: AP Basketball Reference's 2011 WNBA Stats Unlike WBB State, Basketball Reference only updates its women's basketball stats once a year rather than daily. But their WNBA stats are now updated for the 2011 season (you can find a link to Bas...more

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