Category Archives: Jumbo Dozen

Big 12-related posts

Wildcat duo together in WNBA … at least for now

    Obviously, the big, big, big news in the WNBA is the question of where Lauren Jackson will go: Seattle or Phoenix? But as we watch and wait for that drama to play out, something else with the Mercury merits … Continue reading

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Why the WNIT matters

   Kansas came into the Big 12 tournament with hopes that it could somehow win a couple of games (which would mean beating top-seeded Oklahoma) and earn at at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. That didn’t occur … and it’s … Continue reading

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Day 1: That’s how the cookie crumbles

  Got through the first day of Twittering and it was not so different than live-blogging at the Big 12 tournament, except for the handy word limit that kept me from making each post,er, Tweet, too long. Of course there’s nothing … Continue reading

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Quick look at the Big 12’s NCAA tourney paths

   The Big 12 was the best “top-to-bottom” conference in the country this year in terms of competitive games. And, hey, if you don’t believe that, just ask the Big 12 coaches. They wouldn’t steer you wrong.   Seriously, I really … Continue reading

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Basketball’s “melting pot”

   I want to tell you about Kansas senior guard Ivana Catic, one of my favorite women’s basketball players I’ve had the chance to talk to, especially about things beyond basketball. And I’ll let you know in advance, this is … Continue reading

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Paying it forward

   At first, I didn’t want to write anything about Courtney Paris saying she would pay back her scholarship if Oklahoma didn’t win the national championship.   Mostly because I figured it’s one of those things that gets blown out of … Continue reading

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I can’t remember how to turn off the television

   A few thoughts after watching a stuffed weekend of hoops:  *-I know Vanderbilt won the SEC tournament, and congrats to the Commodores for that. The fact that coach Melanie Balcomb has won three SEC tourney titles in her seven seasons … Continue reading

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Difficult days for Oklahoma State

  It was rather sobering going back and re-reading a post I made in October about Oklahoma State’s Andrea Riley.    At the time, it seemed fair to give Riley the benefit of the doubt, that she had learned from her … Continue reading

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About Baylor … and Sunflower Power

    No. 1 question I got all day Thursday: What happened to Baylor at Kansas? Would you believe me if I said I kinda saw this coming? (A possible loss, that is, not anything like the 69-45 final score.)    It’s … Continue reading

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Speaking of Lazarus programs …

  OK, Texas A&M never killed off its women’s basketball program for eight days like Oklahoma once did. But, let me tell you … the Aggies’ program, not long ago, seemed more or less dead.    Consider the thesaurus suggestions for … Continue reading

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