I warned ya…
#8 Burnt Orange traveled into the Land of #4 Orange and the results weren’t pretty for the Vols. It wasn’t a particularly aesthetically pleasing game – though goodness knows the sport has endured worse – but Tennessee fans have got to be concerned. The offense is incoherent, players are playing one-on-one, and there’s inconsistent energy and commitment. Yes, the team is certainly banged up but, as Mechelle writes,
It ended up being a display of so many things that Tennessee coach Holly Warlick already was worried about, including discipline on defense, shot-making and turnovers.
And while it’s just one game — “We will figure it out,” Warlick said — the fact is that while most teams obviously are still in construction mode this early in the season, Tennessee clearly has much to work on.
Another first loss of the season – Lehigh falls to Villanova, 65-44.
Nice win for St. John’s as they took down #18 USF by 4.
Don’t look now, but Columbia is 5-1.
Yup, she’s good: Lexi Bando scores 35 in a rout of San Jose State Spartans (As is the Duck’s double-double machine Alleyne)
Yup, she’s good, too: High-scoring Kelsey Plum learning how valuable she can be as a passer, too
Even as the rest of the world wiped sleep from its eyes and stumbled in search of coffee, early-morning pickup games were a bond between Kelsey Plum and her dad throughout her adolescence. She was usually the only girl on the court, but with Joe, she always got a game.
Not that such sentimentality stopped Plum’s fury at her dad’s shot selection.
Nor did it stop her from occasionally walking home, too angry with him to endure the car ride.
Wow – tough times for American.
The Wildcats lose again – a player, that is, as it was announced that Kyvin Goodin-Rogers was leaving the UK women’s basketball team. Coach Mitchell says it’s nothing to worry about.
Speaking of bad news: It’s not good at all for Brianna Turner and Taya Reimer. Sure makes the UConn/Notre Dame game less intriguing.
Lady Swish say, Gimme Five – the state’s top teams (Nov. 30)
The Dukes vault to the top after a 2-0 week featuring a dominant win over tough Liberty (ask Cal and Ohio State how tough) and an escape-from-the-dead overtime win at Hampton Sunday that left coach Kenny Brooks scrambling for superlatives.
A WATN? that I believe we knew: Thompson brings championship experience to Texas
Then she got yet another unexpected call: Karen Aston offered her a job as an assistant coach at Texas.
“I was like, ‘no,’ right away,” Thompson said. “‘Thank you so much for considering me, but I humbly decline.’”
Aston persisted and convinced Thompson to visit. After meeting the staff, Thompson agreed to consider the offer. From that point on, Thompson said the stars just started to align.
“It just came down to being divine intervention, in a sense, that there were so many people I bumped into that I had relationships with,” Thompson said.
‘Tis the season? Dozens of Christian schools win Title IX waivers to ban LGBT students.
Thus far 36 schools have asked for the waiver. According to documents obtained in response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Column in July, these schools have asked the federal government for these waivers not only to deny enrollment to or expel transgender students, but the broad-based waiver requests have also targeted gay, lesbian, and bisexual students and staff. In some cases schools have even asked for, and been granted, a waiver to allow them to expel women who have been pregnant outside of marriage.
Banning transgender students
News that schools were requesting such waivers first surfaced in July 2014, when Inside Higher Ed reported that three Christian colleges — George Fox University in Oregon, Spring Arbor University in Michigan, and Simpson University in California — had requested and received a waiver from the federal government’s Title IX.
“Please, sir, may we promote bigotry?”
“Sure, just give back those funds…and let’s remove you from our schedule.”