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Hillary Klimowicz's blog: Venice Pt. 4 - Finale
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted March 27, 2011 at 2:07pm

 We woke up the next day ready to head out to the islands surrounding Venice. I had my heart set on seeing the island of Murano, which was notorious for its glass blowing. We hopped on a vaporetto bus, which to my dismay was a little more sunken than I w...more

NCAA Women’s Tournament 2011: Duke on the Outside Looking In
by Swish Appeal
posted March 27, 2011 at 2:02pm

You look at the Philadelphia regional and it is easy to create a multitude of story lines. From a return home to the city of Brotherly Love for Connecticut Huskies coach Geno Auriemma to Georgetown and DePaul finally arriving to the ‘big stage’. T...more

March 27, 2011 Sweet Sixteen Matchups, Preview Roundup
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 27, 2011 at 1:59pm

American Airlines Arena, Dallas on Saturday, March 26, 2011 PHILADELPHIA REGION Liacouras Center – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (5) Georgetown (24-10) vs. (1) Connecticut (34-1), 12 p.m. Sunday Showdown: UConn Women Vs. Georgetown (courant.com) Fox C...more

Battling Homophobia in Women's Basketball: Helen Carroll
by mhueter
posted March 27, 2011 at 12:47pm

Following is an exclusive interview with Helen Carroll, who leads the Sports Project at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. She is well known in the sports world as an acclaimed national championship basketball coach from the University of North ...more

Stanford escapes into the Elite Eight
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:54am

That was a close one: Stanford hung in and held off North Carolina, 72-65. With all due respect to Baylor and my beloved Tennessee, if the Cardinal had lost, you might as well hand the trophy to Connecticut. Now Stanford has the chance to beat them again ...more

Gonzaga-Louisville
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:52am

Gonzaga advanced to its first Elite Eight tonight, with a 76-69 win over Louisville. As #11, the Zags are the lowest seed in tournament history to reach the quarterfinals.Courtney Vandersloot had another outstanding game, putting up 29 points and dishing ...more

Debbie Ryan on leaving the court for the last time as the head coach of Virginia
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:49am

Debbie Ryan coached her last game at John Paul Jones Arena as the head coach of Virginia Saturday night. Charlotte defeated the Cavaliers 79-74 in the quarterfinals of the WNIT Tournament. Post-game, Ryan discussed leaving the court and her life since she...more

To be honest I'm distracted by the fact that Notre Dame has a theme song...
by Swish Appeal
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:48am

As expected, Tennessee and Notre Dame advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. More on that at SBN Seattle. But I have to be honest that I'm distracted by the fact that Notre Dame has a theme song as well and...well... I can't say I can make music well... so I ...more

Day 1 Slideshow: DFW and teams in Dallas Regional: Ready, Set, Go!
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:42am

NCAA Tournament, Dallas Regional, March 26, 2011. © Hoopfeed.com. All Rights Reserved. ...more

Texas A&M’s “Sydneys” talk about facing Georgia and playing in familiar territory. Coach Blair praises his backcourt
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:37am

DALLAS – While women’s basketball fans are excited about the prospect of No. 1 seed Baylor meeting up with No. 2 seed Texas A&M in the Dallas Region of the NCAA Tournament, the Aggies are focused on their next contest: No. 6 seed Georgia. ...more

Video: Sports Science Looks At The Defensive Impact Of Brittney Griner's Reach & Wingspan
by Swish Appeal
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:35am

Sports Science took a look at Brittney Griner's hand width, wingspan, and standing reach to analyze her range on defense. It's impressive. But they also noted her hand width was greater than LeBron James and standing reach greater than Andrew Bynum'...more

Coming out of the locker room at halftime, Tennessee ramped up the energy and intensity to as...
by Swish Appeal
posted March 27, 2011 at 10:34am

Coming out of the locker room at halftime, Tennessee ramped up the energy and intensity to as high of a level as they've played all year, and Ohio State just didn't have enough stamina left in their starters to keep up with it all game long. Shots tha...more

Prime time showtime in Spokane
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted March 26, 2011 at 3:38pm

Tweet The closest thing to a Cinderella matchup in the NCAA women’s tournament has caught ESPN’s attention to become Saturday night prime time fare on the mother ship. While I’m typing this, Tennessee and Ohio State are engaged in a doozy to kick ...more

NCAA Women's Tournament 2011: Four Who Will Need to Make a Difference In Sweet 16
by Swish Appeal
posted March 26, 2011 at 12:52pm

March Madness is in full swing, and this weekend the Sweet Sixteen will be reduced to eight. By this time next week we’ll be down to the Final Four and heading off to Indianapolis. Certain players have been discussed again and again as difference ...more

Sweet Sixteen Matchups, Preview Roundup
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 26, 2011 at 12:51pm

DAYTON REGION University of Dayton Arena – Dayton, Ohio (4) Ohio State (24-9) vs. (1) Tennessee (33-2), 12 p.m. EDT OSU women’s basketball: Tennessee full of confidence, quick players (dispatch.com) Guarding Samanatha Prahalis a point of concer...more

'Twas the night before the Sweet Sixteen.....
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 26, 2011 at 12:48pm

Look at all these tasty match ups tomorrow.The more things change, the more we wait to see whether they stay the same for Tennessee. Now that's a lead.This year's super frosh are the key to the success of the tournament's top seeds.Baylor guard Melissa Jo...more

Women's NCAA Bracket 2011: Ohio State, Tennessee Prepare For Survival Of The Fittest In Sweet 16
by Swish Appeal
posted March 26, 2011 at 12:45pm

Tennessee Lady Vols wing Angie Bjorklund says stopping Ohio State Buckeyes center Jantel Lavender is key. For the full printable bracket for the 2011 NCAA women's basketball tournament, head to SBNation.com. After covering the last home game for Mich...more

WNBA Point Guard Rankings: Visualizing Point Guard Personalities & What Makes Sue Bird Great
by Swish Appeal
posted March 25, 2011 at 11:17pm

A long time ago, there was an analysis written about WNBA point guards. Since one point guard had quite clearly dominated the 2010 WNBA season, it was never published as life and other ideas seemed to take precedent. However, with the 2011 WNBA Draft ra...more

Hillary Klimowicz's blog: Venice Pt. 3 - Night life
by Eat. Play. Love.
posted March 25, 2011 at 8:37pm

(Ed note: Be sure to read Hillary's Venice Part I and Part 2 blog posts) It turns out the bar we sought shelter in was none other than Madigans (the bar the waiter recommended)! Glancing immediately up at the sports television, Dani asked the bar tender,...more

2011 Women's Tournament: Can UNC's "Fun Basketball" Take Down Stanford?
by Swish Appeal
posted March 25, 2011 at 8:28pm

What do you get when you combine a Hall of Fame coach, an up-tempo run and run some more offense, a post with an incredibly triumphant story, and a talented team loaded with senior leadership and talented youngsters?   You get the Spokane Region's 5th...more

State Farm Wade Trophy finalists named
by They're Playing Basketball
posted March 25, 2011 at 12:42pm

Who to pick?Player Name Institution Year Position Danielle Adams Texas A&M;University Sr. F-C Victoria Dunlap University of Kentucky Sr. F Brittney Griner Baylor University So. C Amber Harris Xavier University Sr. F Jantel Lavender Ohi...more

NCAA DII Championship: Michigan Tech vs. Clayton State, title game first for both teams
by HoopFeed.com
posted March 25, 2011 at 12:14pm

 vs. No. 3 Michigan Tech vs. No. 2 Clayton State Friday, March 25, 2011, 8 p.m. EDT St. Joseph Civic Arena (4,200), St. Joseph, Mo. Michigan Tech Preview || Clayton State Preview Interactive DII Bracket/Live Stats TV: ESPN2/ESPN3.com (Sam Gore, Brenda...more

Stanford's got bounce
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted March 25, 2011 at 1:21am

Enjoy "I Got Bounce" written by Stanford's very own Melanie Murphy for VanDerveer records. Featuring the muggings of one Chiney Ogumike and the singing voice of sister Nneka. And is that Toni Kokenis doing the worm?In other news:TVD in the NYTInjury Updat...more

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