Sue Favor (sassesue)



Los Angeles

About sassesue:

I'm a lifelong athlete and have been a women's basketball fan since 1979, when my father began taking me to college games. I fell in love with the sport and became a rabid fan - particularly of this young coach named Pat Summitt - around the 1984 Olympics. I still follow the Lady Vols like a cult member, and I love the college game. I am a fan of the SEC and Pac-10 in particular. I also like the WNBA. I was a founding fan of the Seattle Storm, but now I am a Sparks season ticket holder, and I appreciate many players throughout the league. Basketball is a year-round commitment for me. I check out club teams in the summer and in the winter, I go to as many high school and college games as possible. I've been a strength and conditioning coach for several high school basketball teams. I've lived in Oregon, Seattle and Los Angeles, and have a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Physical Education. I have been a newspaper reporter and personal trainer. Currently I teach high school in the Los Angeles area, and I blog and write non-fiction and poetry. Email: hoopism@yahoo.com

sassesue's Favorite Sports:

USA Basketball, W College Hoops, WNBA, Tackle Football, Running, Track & Field, Hike/Backpack, Weightlifting, Yoga

sassesue's blog is a member of the Women Talk Sports Network:

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News, opinions and game reports on girl's and women's basketball of all levels.

Pac-12 basketball preview: the University of California, Los Angeles
This is the eleventh in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The UCLA Bruins were hitting their stride in 2012-2013, coach Cori Close's second season. They knocked off Cal in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals to play...[Read on]
More than 86 percent of Division I players earn diplomas
The graduation rate of Division I women's basketball players is up to over 86 percent.No surprise to me.More college news:Oregon State is embracing lofty preseason expectations.LSU will be relying in junior guard Danielle Ballard this season.More on coach...[Read on]
Pac-12 NCAA Basketball preview: Arizona State University
This is the tenth in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.Charli Turner Thorne proved herself again last year.After a sabbatical during the 2011-2012 season that left some angry and the rest doubting her, the Sun De...[Read on]
Pac-12 approves sweeping changes on scholarships, health care and more
The Pac-12 made landmark reforms today that include guaranteed four-year scholarships and health care coverage after graduation.ESPN breaks it down:Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott has said that figure likely will range between $2,000 and $5,000 per athlet...[Read on]
Pac-12 NCAA Basketball preview: Stanford University
This is the ninth in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.The biggest mystery in the Pac-12 going into the season is what Stanford will look like this year. Conference coaches picked the Cardinal to win the conferen...[Read on]
Pac-12 NCAA Basketball preview: Washington State University
This is the eighth in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.In a conference on the rise, even Washington State showed signs of improvement last year. Instead of their usual 10th-12th place finish, they were seventh, ...[Read on]
22 days 'til NCAA Basketball college season
News keeps flowing:Missouri senior Morgan Eye is eying an NCAA three-point record.Arizona State hopes to build off their NCAA Tournament experience last season.Today's Lady Vol report.Senior Dearica Hamby has a chance to make a lasting impact at Wake Fore...[Read on]
Pac-12 NCAA Basketball: a conference on the rise
Today was Pac-12 media day, so the news is flowing:The rest of the Pac-12 doesn't believe Stanford is on the downturn. Despite the lack of Ogwumikes, the Cardinal were again picked to win the conference title.In the meantime, UCLA is back in the Pac-12 ra...[Read on]
Pac-12NCAA Basketball preview: the University of Colorado
This is the seventh in an annual 12-part series previewing the Pac-12 teams for the upcoming season.Colorado had a rough season last year, and they might be in for more of the same in 2014-2015.Leading scorer and rebounder Arielle Roberson (12 points, 8.3...[Read on]
Teams bracing; new SEC NCAA Basketball analysts
Interesting bits today:Oklahoma State's optimism is high, even without Tiffany Bias.Maryland braces for changes.Tennessee coach Holly Warlick says discipline is the key to winning.Georgia Tech has signed coach MaChelle Joseph to a contract extension throu...[Read on]