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  1. Dillon77

    ACC Announces End-of-Year Awards

    Like usual, they have both the "Blue Ribbon" and the Head Coaches panels. Exec. Summary: Player of Year: Dana Evans, Louisville (both) Rookie of the Year: Kamilla Cardoso, Syracuse (Blue Ribbon), Maddy Westbeld, Notre Dame (Coaches) Coach of the Year: Nell Fortner, Georgia Tech (Blue Ribbon)...
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    Does This NCAA Announcement Mean What (I Think) It Says? Eligibility Extension? Roster Expansion (for one year)?

    I was checking the NCAA news and came across this announcement. At first, I thought this was an update on overall decisions made in relation to how COVID is affecting winter sports (there's a number of issues covered). Here's a link for the whole thing...
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    Boneyard's WNBA MVP - Shades

    With this one-day break between the regular season and the playoffs, I just wanted to take this opportunity to give a big shout-out and Thank-you to Shades for providing the framework for us 'yarders to follow and stay involved with the WNBA. Given what's (not) going on in college ball, it...
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    WNBA Announces 22-Game Schedule Starting in Late July in Florida

    From the NY Times By Howard Megdal June 15, 2020Updated 3:29 p.m. ET W.N.B.A. players have ratified a plan between the league and the players’ union to play a 22-game season, beginning in late July, along with a full playoff schedule, all at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., the league...
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    Tara Gives Props to Geno for Coaching Staff Composition, Actions

    The Athletic posted a wide-ranging interview with Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer. A number of questions and answers caught my attention, particularly the ones regarding coaching: composition and size of staffs and getting former players into the mix, among them. Geno is mentiond in one of...
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    Clark Commits To Iowa

    Clark Commits To Iowa ND and Muffit (and Niele Ivey, for the most part) had wracked up a good class with guard/wing Alli Campbell, post Nat Marshall, wing Maddy Westbeld and guard Alasia Hayes. But a focal point was Clark. MM put a lot of work into this one so it's gotta sting. There was...
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    UConn Alums Dominate SI's All-Decade WNBA First Team

    Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Maya Moore on First Team, while Tina Charles is on second of this Sport Illustrated article. Author mentions those who just missed the cut -- Breanna Stewart, Lindsay Whelan, among them -- and believes that if Stewie comes back from her injury, she'll be a dominant...
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    Walz Named Head Coach of U19 World Cup Women's Basketball Team

    2019 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Cup Coaches Announced Some excerpts: - After coaching the 2018 USA Women’s U18 National Team to a gold medal and a berth in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup, head coach Jeff Walz (Louisville) and assistant coaches Natasha Adair (Delaware) and Cori Close (UCLA)...
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    ESPNw Article on Top UConn-ND Moments

    Apologies if this is posted on one of the many threads about upcoming games this week. However, knowing this group, I figured it "might be of interest" :rolleyes: Not surprisingly, I remember each and every one of these plays, both the ones that made me do a happy dance and the ones that made...
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    2019 Cheryl Miller Candidates Announced

    The initial candidates for the Cheryl Miller Award, which recognizes the best small forward in WCBB, was just released. Gabby Williams, of course, won the award last year. No UConn player was nominated to the pre-season list. According to the press release linked below, "By mid-February, the...
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    Jim Foster, Mentor to Geno and Muffet, Announces Retirement

    Jim Foster, 69, calls it quits after a coaching journey that started in Philadelphia, went to Nashville, then north to Columbus and finished in Chattanooga. Coached tons of players and mentored more than a few assistant coaches including those two well-known upstarts, Geno A. and Muffet M...
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    Brunelle To ND

    Sam Brunelle will apparently not need any official visits -- which started yesterday -- to make her decision on what college to attend. While I know this subject has been discussed very often, there is a definite time frame set now it could (might?) make sense to have one thread to use. In...
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    Female Assistant Coaches in Final 4, WCBB

    Graham Hays of ESPNw posted this article early this morning. It features quotes from most Head Coaches in the Final 4 -- including Geno, MM and Walz -- as well as interviews with several assistants of the teams in Columbus. If the assistant coaches are not referenced, they are referred to. A...
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    Familiar Clue in NYT Crossworld Puzzle, Tues., Sept. 26

    10 Down: NE basketball powerhouse (5 letters) Here's a pdf of the puzzle. As a Domer, but admirer of Geno and Co., enjoy! :D https://www.nytimes.com/svc/crosswords/v2/puzzle/print/Sep2617.pdf
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    Story on Diana and Sue in NY Times

    Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, W.N.B.A. Stars, Keep Longtime Friendship Features a three-way phone interview with both Dee and Sue on the line at the same time. Of course, Geno A. was quoted and gave insightful answers, as well. Some schools talk about "life-long benefits" of choosing their...
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    NCAA Passes Legislation to Slow Recruiting Process Down..in Lacrosse

    Hey folks: We spend a lot of time on the board following recruiting and -- at this time of year -- transfers. And a number of transfers are sometimes linked to the imperfect act/art/practice of recruiting, which is getting earlier and earlier. The sport of lacrosse was taking this to lengths...
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    UCLA's Jordin Canada Praises Teammate in Post-Game Presser

    Don't know if any one has seen this clip from UCLA's post-game presser following their PAC-12 tournament semifinal loss to Oregon State. Most of the press conference was perfunctory, until junior PG Jordin Canada started talking about her senior running mate, Kari Korver. Everything you always...
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    What Current WCBB Players (or recent grads) Will Make Good Coaches?

    Michaela Mabrey (a.k.a. Mabrey1, Mike, the Long-Range Bomber, %$&*#) received her degree from Notre Dame in May and just recently joined Katie Meier's staff at the University of Miami as a graduate assistant. Mike was Meier's PG on for USA basketball's U18 team in 2012 (Meier was the head...
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    Ruth Riley Named GM of San Antonio Stars

    Longtime WNBA Coach and GM Dan Hughes has announced that after 16 years, he wants to exit (gracefully) from the WNBA. As such, he's named a new General Manager for the San Antonio Stars -- Ruth Riley, who played there for a number of years. Hughes will coach this season -- among others -- Moriah...
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    Wisconsin To Name Tsipis HC; Who Could Succeed Him at GW?

    A (possible) topic to bat around while waiting for the McDonald's game and, then, the Final Four weekend. Jonathan Tsipis -- who spent nine years working with Muffet McGraw before taking over George Washington for four years -- will be introduced as the new head coach at Wisconsin on Thursday...
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    Coach Dennis Wolff Out at Va. Tech

    After five years, Coach Dennis Woff was relieved of duties at Virginia Tech. The Hokies went 18-14 overall, but just 5-11 in the ACC and lost in the first round of the WNIT to Ohio U. The beat reporter in Roanoke speculated on possible replacements: "It would not be a shock if Babcock turns to...
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    Boley Awarded National Gatorade Player of the Year

    The high school awards continue with Erin Boley, from Elizabethtown, KY, being awarded the the National Gatorade Player of the Year Award. Maya Moore went to Boley's high school to present her the award. Apparently, in addition to her work on the court, academic achievement and other...
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    Feb. 22 Reports from U.S.A. Basketball Camp

    Here's a story and video report from U.S.A. Baketball Camp. Not a whole lot said about "should they stay or should they go" but enjoyed the comments from Sue Bird and Stefanie Dolson (who also got a few hits on the video). And, yeah, they still all look very good. Story...
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    DePaul Beats Texas A&M; On To Jackrabbits

    Don't know if you saw, but DePaul beat Texas A&M 80-66, led by Megan Podkowa's 20 points and 18 rebounds (link below). Slight upset in terms of rankings, but solid win http://www.depaulbluedemons.com/sports/w-baskbl/recaps/121215aaa.html BTW, the Blue Demons fly up to Brookings on Tuesday to...
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