First: OUCH (and phew!) Breanna Stewart flying home from China to rehab sprained right knee
Also: “COME TO NEW YORK!” WNBA free agency begins
That was close! Ohio State 61, Purdue 56 as Buckeyes turn deficit into a win
Feisty, but hamstrung: Depleted Washington State loses at Arizona
The Ramblin’ Wreck has had moments of rumbling this year. This was one such moment: Cold-shooting Syracuse women’s basketball falls at Georgia Tech
#2 Baylor by 49.
#7 Florida State by… hold on, need more fingers…59.
0-5 in the SEC for Vandy, as they fall to Missouri, 74-68.
All DePaul keeps doing is win.
Wake Forest gave’em a tussle, but #17 Virginia Tech escaped, 72-70.
In case you were wondering, from the NCAA.com: UConn’s record win streak by the numbers
Bracketology: Bulldogs make big jump to top line
Mississippi State has never been a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. But in this week’s projection — and for the first time in Bracketology — the Bulldogs have risen to the top. The last remaining unbeaten team in the country that isn’t also riding a 91-game winning streak, Mississippi State slides to the top line past Maryland, which hasn’t fallen backwards. Rather, the Bulldogs’ overall profile continues to rise and get better as their winning continues.
Many factors have contributed to the decline of girls basketball participation. But coaches often point to one thing as the primary culprit: club volleyball. Club programs fire up during the winter and extend through the spring and sometimes summer months.
Said one western Iowa A.D.: “Single-sport athletes — club volleyball especially — is killing girls basketball.”
After six years of coaching junior high and junior varsity girls basketball at Bettsville and St. Wendelin, Randy Baker inquired about and received the head girls basketball coaching position at Arcadia.
“I didn’t go into this expecting to be a varsity basketball coach my whole life,” Baker, 65, said. “It just kind of happened.”
And quite a bit has happened under Baker’s watch as girls basketball coach at the little school on Ohio 12, more than simply 500 games the Redskins have won with Baker at the helm.
On Sept. 28, a jury awarded $3.36 million to Beth Burns, the former head coach for the women’s basketball team at San Diego State University, in her wrongful termination suit. The jury found that the university had retaliated against Burns after she demanded that it comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in schools.
The Burns verdict comes nine years after the California State University system lost three similar cases filed by former Fresno State Athletic Department employees Diane Milutinovich, Lindy Vivas and Stacy Johnson Klein. Clearly, the CSU has a problem.
In part, this problem is rooted in the wider world of college athletics.
As he plans his transition and administration, like every sector of society, the athletic world considers how a Trump administration could alter its landscape. On issues such as immigrant players, visiting national teams, team and individual protests, White House team visits, and sexual assault and rape, how will the policies, cabinet, coverage, and reaction to the new president color one of the world’s favorite diversions?Where will politics and sport blur, or collide? It didn’t take long after Election Day for clues to emerge.