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Sue Favor (sassesue)

http://hoopism.blogspot.com

@hoopism

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:

They're Playing Basketball

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

WNBA news, college coaching movement
WNBA news:The Indiana Fever have announced a broadcast partnership with MyINDY-TV23.The Liberty's Tina Charles says she's "just a city kid."The Mystics are happy to have both rookies Stefanie Dolson and Bria Hartley.Dream overseas update.The Sparks have a...[Read on]
U17 training camp roster named
Thirty-nine players will try out for the U17 team May 22-26:Asia Durr (St. Pius X Catholic H.S./Douglasville, Ga.), as well as DeJanae Boykin (Charles H. Flowers H.S./Springdale, Md.); Kalani Brown (Salmen H.S./Slidell, La.); Chassity Carter (Dickson Coun...[Read on]
MaxPreps high school players of the year
It looks like MaxPreps left off the headings beyond "first team" on their list of the nation's top high school players this year, or they really just couldn't pick. But it's an impressive group of ballers:First teamA'ja WilsonJordin CanadaNapheesa Collier...[Read on]
Lack of female coaches in the NCAA
A recent report, “Women in Intercollegiate Sport: A Longitudinal National Study," found there are more female athletes, but fewer female coaches in the college ranks.More college news:Interview with new Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt.Former Flor...[Read on]
Just a smidge
More changes:Four players are transferring from Colorado State.Intros:Q&A;with new Minnesota coach Marlene Stollings.Q&A;with new Fresno State coach Jaime White.Longtime Razorback Amber Shirley remains as director of basketball operations.WNBA:Bri...[Read on]
The wild WNBA 2014 Draft
Draft board:2014 WNBA DRAFT - ROUND 11 Connecticut Sun (10-24), Chiney Ogwumike 2 Tulsa Shock (11-23), Odyssey Sims 3 San Antonio Stars (12-22), Kayla McBride 4 New York Liberty (11-23), Alyssa Thomas 5 Indiana Fever (16-18), Natasha Howard 6 Washington M...[Read on]
Women's Final Four Summit
Results of the Women's Final Four Summit last week:Three sessions – youth development, business of basketball and the state of the game – brought together stakeholders from the international, professional, collegiate, high school, youth and me...[Read on]
WNBA draft preview
Chiney Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims are expected to lead the WNBA draft class.The WNBA has a mock draft.Team overviews.The Indiana Fever have options.Maryland's Alyssa Thomas awaits her fate, while the Mystics are looking for depth.Ten questions and answers ...[Read on]
Chiney Ogwumike wins Wooden Award
Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike has won the John R. Wooden Award. The honor is bestowed to the player who embodies the late great coach's ideal of the "total basketball player":Ogwumike is a two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year and three-time Pac-12 Defens...[Read on]
The WNBA draft is coming
SIMS, OGWUMIKE HEADLINE LIST OF TOP COLLEGE PROSPECTSTO ATTEND WNBA DRAFT 2014 PRESENTED BY STATE FARM®– Four Players from NCAA Division I Championship Game to Take Part in Telecast –– ESPN2 to Telecast First Round Live Beginning at ...[Read on]