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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:

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

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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
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Judge rules to strike Summitt reference in lawsuit
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More midnight madness and college news
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As the basketball season approaches, storylines are forming
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