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There is no past. Only present
by Byline to Finish Line
posted February 9, 2011 at 12:30pm

When attending a game as a sports journalist there are certain rules and expectations. For instance, there is no cheering in the press box. Reporters are expected to watch the game with a critical eye. They are also expected to stay until the end of the g...more

Powerade Fab 50 rankings, week 10
by HoopFeed.com
posted February 9, 2011 at 12:12pm

This week's rankings came early. They're trying to give Northern California schools some play, since all the focus has been on "the big three" of Southern California. But those three are still on top. A few newcomers at the bottom, too:Rank School (City, ...more

Seattle U Women’s Basketball Dominates Eastern Washington 74-53
by Swish Appeal
posted February 9, 2011 at 11:11am

Seattle U Women’s Basketball Dominates Eastern Washington 74-53 - Seattle University Redhawks Athletics After petrel wrote his piece about unforced turnovers killing Georgia Tech in a game against Maryland last week, we had a long discussion about wha...more

Tuesday's Basketball Roundup
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 9, 2011 at 11:09am

In tonight's marquee matchup, #2 UConn rallied from behind to beat # 19 West Virginia, 57-51.Here's that Kentucky-Tennessee story we all expected. Because the game was a classic.In the meantime, Tennessee at Vanderbilt this Sunday is sold out.On the tough...more

Me awkward? No way...
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted February 9, 2011 at 12:49am

As some of you may know, I am a really 'calm, cool, and collected' type of person. Picture Barney in How I Met Your Mother suited up and hitting on the ladies…that’s my reality in everything I do…at least when my eyes are closed and I’m in a deep ...more

Coach Karen Lafata has Schoolcraft College running toward finals, ‘Bee’ breaks record
by jschonb
posted February 9, 2011 at 12:38am

LIVONIA— The Michigan Community College Athletic Association playoffsare on the horizon. With eight new freshmen, Schoolcraft College coach Karen Lafata,is trying to direct her team to the National Junior College Athletic Association finals forthe third...more

Area of concern: Los Angeles
by Left Coast Hoops
posted February 9, 2011 at 12:17am

The USC women’s basketball team looked like they were turning a corner this year after last year’s bitterness of barely missing the NCAA Tournament. USC beat Gonzaga and Georgia at home in November, barely lost to Xavier in Cincinnati and beat North C...more

Quick Analysis: LA Sparks sign Courtney Paris & Chanel Mokango
by Swish Appeal
posted February 8, 2011 at 5:09pm

Quick Analysis: LA Sparks sign Courtney Paris & Chanel Mokango This was a move that might have been expected last summer given news that Courtney Paris was in Los Angeles after being released by the Chicago Sky - the Sparks needed rebounding and Cou...more

Oregon point guard Nia Jackson's 'shocking'improvement to become the Pac-10's leading scorer
by Swish Appeal
posted February 8, 2011 at 3:31pm

It's hard to know exactly how Oregon Ducks junior point guard and Pac-10 leading scorer (18.7 ppg) Nia Jackson will beat you when she has the ball in her hands. That's part of what makes her among the top point guards on the west coast. Photo by Craig ...more

Stanford supports "Breast Cancer Awareness" at the Thursday, February 10th Game
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted February 8, 2011 at 2:25pm

Oh, C and R just saw that Stanford’s Thursday, February 10th game is designated a Pink Zone game, which means wear pick to support breast cancer awareness. If you haven’t bought your tickets, show up in pink and get a reserved ticket for just $10. Gam...more

Lady Vols Beat Wildcats, 73-67 but how far can they go?
by Swish Appeal
posted February 8, 2011 at 11:07am

Lady Vols Beat Wildcats, 73-67 but how far can they go? Tennessee Lady Vols point guard Meighan Simmons drives me nuts and I don't even have a strong rooting interest in the team. She has got to be among the most maddeningly fascinating freshman talents...more

Monday B-Ball Roundup
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 8, 2011 at 11:05am

Tennessee just hung in there to beat Kentucky, 73-67, moments ago. UK was up 33-30 at the half and forced the Vols to bring out every weapon they have. No link yet, but they'll be talking about this one.#13 North Carolina beat #5 Duke, 62-60!Duke took a d...more

Bad blood between Louisiana Tech and Fresno State boils over during post-game handshake
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 8, 2011 at 10:56am

Bad blood between Louisiana Tech and Fresno State? It seems so, looking at this video taken of both teams going through the handshake line after the other night's game. And FSU Coach Adrian Wiggins telling LT Coach Teresa Weatherspoon to "have some class,...more

Best of the West – Power rankings for the Week of Feb. 7
by Left Coast Hoops
posted February 7, 2011 at 5:08pm

Dear West Coasters: Stanford, UCLA and Gonzaga – this doesn’t apply to you. The rest of you – It is time to step up, build some momentum, get on a roll. Splitting weekend series after weekend series isn’t going to get you where you want to go. Not...more

Women's Basketball: UCLA 74, USC 67
by HoopFeed.com
posted February 7, 2011 at 3:54pm

I gotta go to bed, so this will be brief.Nice turnout at Galen Center on the USC campus today for the rematch between the Trojans and UCLA. SC fans might have been dismayed, though, because there were more Bruin fans present than those there for the home ...more

How Oregon State beat Washington for a well-deserved first Pac-10 win
by Swish Appeal
posted February 7, 2011 at 3:34pm

When the buzzer sounded on Oregon State's 51-46 road win against the Washington Huskies on Saturday afternoon, the small section of loyal fans donning orange and black behind their bench gave them a standing ovation. Shortly after going through the line ...more

Stanford Back on Course with 30-point Win Over Arizona
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted February 7, 2011 at 10:01am

Well, it doesn’t take Stanford Women’s Basketball Head coach Tara VanDerveer long to “fix” what is wrong with her team. After winning “only” by 18 against Arizona State, Stanford beat Arizona 91-61 and more importantly, got back to playing Sta...more

Game thread: Oregon State at Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 6, 2011 at 3:41pm

HUSKIES LOSE: Well, I can eat a real dinner tonight. Nothing will probably taste good to UW, which lost 51-46 before a reported 2,132 at Hec Ed on Saturday. Jackson insisted the loss was not indicative of the growth lately, but Washington was on fragile g...more

Mistakes kill Georgia Tech's chance to upset Maryland
by Swish Appeal
posted February 6, 2011 at 3:24pm

In the final twenty seconds of the game on Thursday night between #12 ranked Maryland and #25 Georgia Tech in Atlanta, the score was tied 53-53, and Maryland had the final possession of the game.  Whatever happened on this possession could decide whether...more

College basketball: A monstrous performance, and a significant win
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 6, 2011 at 2:39pm

Leading the Montreat College Cavaliers of North Carolina over Virginia Intermont today was one of Los Angeles' finest, Mykiea Russell. The five-foot point guard had a career-high 37 points, which included 10 three-pointers. She also had 10 assists and sev...more

1975: Immaculata beats Maryland in first nationally televised women's game
by Swish Appeal
posted February 6, 2011 at 2:28pm

On January 26, 1975 the Mighty Macs of Immaculata defeated the Maryland Terrapins 80-48 in College Park, Maryland at the Cole Field House in the first nationally televised women's basketball game in the United States. It was show on the Mizlou T...more

Seattle University gets win against Long Beach State
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted February 5, 2011 at 4:40pm

Seattle University coach Joan Bonvicini remains undefeated in five games against Long Beach State, the program where she started her career in 1979. The Redhawks defeated the 49ers 73-54 to snap a six-game losing streak on Friday. "This was the first tim...more

Mac Court merchandise – to wear or not to wear?
by HoopFeed.com
posted February 5, 2011 at 4:36pm

The yellow T-shirt was the one given free at the Oregon game Jan. 8 - the last in McArthur Court at UO. The green shirt was bought for me and has a picture of the old arena on it with the caption, "what a ball."OK, I'd like some input.My people in Eugene ...more

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