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"Cambage said the weight gain came from a lack of court-time with Tulsa and the American lifestyle, but she said it was not as bad as had been made out."

Seriously? i thought maybe the author took the commennts out of context, but there's a direct quote from Liz a little further down. not to disparage her, but playing time is usually earned. now i'll admit i have zero idea what went on in Tulsa's practices, but you have to think the coach would have loved having a 6'8" player on the court.

and you have to imagine they were practicing every day. it sounds a bit by her comments that she was being force fed burgers and fries and had no control over what went into her mouth, nor how much time she spent working out on her fitness. i recall seeing interviews with her and reading articles and really thought she was a refreshingly sweet.

she talks about maturing, being away from home, etc. in the latter part of the article, but i just found it kind of odd to not take responsibility for her own fitness and in eating a better diet...

frankly, i'd be really really surprised if she comes back next year.
 

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My bet is that we will see her back... But with a different & more mature attitude towards her goals... If she wants to excel, it will be against WNBA competition and in the USA.
 

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she talks about maturing, being away from home, etc. in the latter part of the article, but i just found it kind of odd to not take responsibility for her own fitness and in eating a better diet...

She is extremely young.
 

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"Cambage said the weight gain came from a lack of court-time with Tulsa and the American lifestyle, but she said it was not as bad as had been made out."

Seriously? i thought maybe the author took the commennts out of context, but there's a direct quote from Liz a little further down. not to disparage her, but playing time is usually earned. now i'll admit i have zero idea what went on in Tulsa's practices, but you have to think the coach would have loved having a 6'8" player on the court.

and you have to imagine they were practicing every day. it sounds a bit by her comments that she was being force fed burgers and fries and had no control over what went into her mouth, nor how much time she spent working out on her fitness. i recall seeing interviews with her and reading articles and really thought she was a refreshingly sweet.

she talks about maturing, being away from home, etc. in the latter part of the article, but i just found it kind of odd to not take responsibility for her own fitness and in eating a better diet...

frankly, i'd be really really surprised if she comes back next year.
When Diana gave up In 'n' Out burgers, someone had to pick up the slack. :)
 

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She is extremely young.
i get that but still... we have freshmen coming in this year who take their diet and fitness seriously before they even step foot on the campus. they aren't getting paid, and these kids are 17 or 18 years old and have never played for the US Senior National Team... i get that she's young, but i can't believe she had no control over going to the gym or what she put in her mouth.
 

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now i'll admit i have zero idea what went on in Tulsa's practices, but you have to think the coach would have loved having a 6'8" player on the court.

Teresa Edwards is notorious for not playing rookies. Pedersen's playing time was also cut when she became the head coach. It was not just Cambage.
 

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i get that but still... we have freshmen coming in this year who take their diet and fitness seriously before they even step foot on the campus. they aren't getting paid, and these kids are 17 or 18 years old and have never played for the US Senior National Team... i get that she's young, but i can't believe she had no control over going to the gym or what she put in her mouth.
I expect most of our college kids have folks from the staff much more involved helping to train and organize them than when they become pros and become more responsible for managing their own lives. Cambage was thrown very quickly into the pro world. How many of us as adults do no better? I'll raise my hand.
 

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I expect most of our college kids have folks from the staff much more involved helping to train and organize them than when they become pros and become more responsible for managing their own lives. Cabbage was thrown very quickly into the pro world. How many of us as adults do no better? I'll raise my hand.

Good typo! Liz was turned into cole slaw this year. :) But she'll be a force later in her career.
 

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Good typo! Liz was turned into cole slaw this year. :) But she'll be a force later in her career.
No typo, just the auto speller and its sense of humor.
 
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