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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.

Jody Conradt, Billie Moore grace the Texas-UCLA game with their presence
Two coaching legends took in today's Texas-UCLA game: Jody Conradt and Billie Moore. I interviewed Conradt for this piece, and then met them both at the game (my media seat was right next to them).Such nice people. And I hope I'm looking half as good as t...[Read on]
Lauren Hill plays again, makes a layup
Mount St. Joseph's freshman Lauren Hill played in her second game tonight, and scored.Results:Today's best games so far have been those of the unranked......Texas Tech survived Arizona, 57-54.USC downed Long Beach State in overtime, 90-85.Alabama got past...[Read on]
Six-day old basketball season features more upendings
Upsets:#10 surprised #6 Stanford in overtime, 87-81.Mississippi State dropped #17 West Virginia, 74-61.More results:Pitt routed Michigan, 85-64, and set a school record in the process: a team-high 13 three-point shots.Auburn edged FGCU, 72-69.James Madiso...[Read on]
NCAA Basketball selects host cities for 2016-2018
The NCAA named its host cities for 2016-2018 regionals, and Lexington, Kent. won big. Stockton, Calif. and South Dakota will host regionals for the first time:2016 HOST ROUND SITE VENUEMarch 25-28 Fairfield and UConn Regional Bridgeport, Conn. Web...[Read on]
Some close ones-NCAA Basketball
It took two overtimes, but Green Bay upset #24 Purdue, 81-78.#11 North Carolina survived #21 Oklahoma State, 79-77.#23 Syracuse surged past Duquesne, 90-84.Jewell Loyd lifted #3 Notre Dame past #15 Michigan State, 71-63.#24 Georgia overtook Ohio State, 67...[Read on]
Niagara team rescued from snow storm
After 24 hours stranded in a snow storm in upstate New York, the Niagara team was rescued today. Ordeal timeline.Player news:One season after her freshman "fog," Kentucky's Makayla Epps is starting to shine.New Mexico has dismissed Ebony Walker following ...[Read on]
Outside of the game, much going on
Today's results:#14 Cal took care of Nevada, 76-54.#22 Rutgers pushed past Northeastern, 74-60.Texas Tech pulled it out over Texas State, 81-77.Northwestern stifled Lousiana Tech, 69-57.Jacksonville State knocked off Alabama, 64-62.Full scoreboard.More co...[Read on]
USA Today top 25 weekly poll: there's a new number one in town
Stanford's got the top spot in this week's USA Today top 25 poll, knocking UConn from the perch it's had since April, 2013:1. Stanford2. Notre Dame3. South Carolina4. Connecticut5. Tennessee6. Texas A&M;7. Duke8. Maryland9. Kentucky10. Louisville11. N...[Read on]
Final Four sites chosen through 2020
Final Four cities have been chosen from 2017-2020. What it's looking like for the next six years:2015 - Tampa, Fla.2016 - Indianapolis, Ind.2017 - Dallas, Tex.2018 - Columbus, Ohio2019 - Tampa, Fla.2020 - New Orleans, La. ...[Read on]
Tyler Summitt wins coaching debut
Louisiana Tech pulled out a hard-fought one over SF Austin, 76-69:He's now only 1,097 behind his mom, Hall of Famer Pat Summitt.Ah, jokes. ...[Read on]