Category Archives: Women’s basketball

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Details on Romero appeal process

I wrote a story for ESPNW this week on women’s basketball player Leticia Romero, who has been denied a release from Kansas State. Several readers have asked about the details of the appeals process. In an interview in late April, … Continue reading

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Help former player/wounded warrior with a new goal

Folks, here is an e-mail I received today from former Missouri State women’s basketball coach Cheryl Burnett about a player who was on her 2001 NCAA Final Four team. The e-mail also includes a story on Kinga Kiss-Johnson, who is … Continue reading

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Six of one for Team USA

Asjha Jones was added as the 12th and final member of the U.S. women’s basketball team for the London Olympics on Monday. I’m going to take a wild guess and say this didn’t go over that well in certain pockets … Continue reading

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A league that came into its own

As the Big 12 celebrates a second consecutive national championship in women’s basketball this week with Baylor following Texas A&M last year _ plus Oklahoma State overcoming a huge tragedy to win the WNIT _it’s a good time to reflect … Continue reading

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Taking over at Texas, Take 2

DENVER _ Coaches taking a new position often will use the phrase “dream job,” prompting eye rolls from a few of us more cynical media folks. Because of all the times we’ve seen coaches leave one “dream job” for another … Continue reading

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Coach, interrupted (for now)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. _ It’s a warm January afternoon, with sunlight streaming in a window at Chick’s Oyster Bar. Despite the nice weather, it’s still winter in this popular summer-vacation city, so there’s no lunchtime crowd. But even if there … Continue reading

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The road we’re on

The first time I went to Stillwater, Okla., I drove by myself on a rainy Saturday in February 1987. It was Valentine’s Day, and the Missouri women’s basketball team was playing a late afternoon game at Oklahoma State. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Sad news prompts another Yow memory

Some very sad news was reported by colleague Mel Greenberg last week about the death of former N.C. State player Linda Page. She was 48 and a former Philadelphia high school star. It reminded me of a story I wrote … Continue reading

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Why 3 popular WNBA players are sitting out 2011

Mike Cound, a sports agent specializing in women’s basketball, certainly has a vested interest in the success of the WNBA. But … that’s not his employer. “I work for my clients,” Cound said. And so while in ideal circumstances he’d … Continue reading

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Sometimes, we find we’re closer than we think

There are people with whom we run on parallel planes of existence, sometimes for many years, and know … but don’t really know. We have jointly witnessed several significant moments, have been bored together, have been awed together. Our jobs … Continue reading

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