does it feel like the top 25 were playing every other day and now… they’re not.
Ah, well. Doesn’t mean we haven’t had some enjoyable games.
#3 Notre Dame visited Chicago and #25 DePaul had upset plans. They made mistakes and let the Irish take it to overtime. It must be lovely for McGraw to have someone like Loyd on her team, but she’s got to hate being so one-dimensional. They got better balance against Michigan.
On an actually important note:
Disconcerting disconnect for Notre Dame women’s basketball – Notre Dame Insider
Have you been noticing #17 Rutgers sneaking up the polls. Nice test for them coming up today against the #11 Vols, 3pm EST/ESPN 2 at the RAC. From the Knoxville Sentinel: Lady Vols bracing for resurgent Rutgers
The Red Storm is undefeated, and UConn looms January 4th at the Maggie Dixon Classic (Yup, that’ll be me and 173 other folks hootin’ and hollerin’ at midcourt!). But, I wouldn’t overlook their game on the 2nd against Seton Hall. This is not your father’s Pirates.
I’ve mentioned the success of Long Beach on the blog. #18 Cal should have paid attention (and Reshanda Gray should have watched her footing-temper), as the 49ers got a hug win for the program: 58-56. In OT, of course.
Coach Fennelly is glad that sophomore Jadda Buckley is finding her footing when ISU needs it
Something to keep an eye on: Basketball Stars Sue Pepperdine – ‘Lesbianism Is Not Tolerated On This Team’
Haley Videckis and Layana White are students at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where they met playing on the women’s basketball team. Their relationship has been fraught with challenges, though, as they are now suing the school and their coach, Ryan Weisenberg, for violating their rights to privacy and their rights under Title IX, which prohibits discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities.
WNBA President Laurel Richie was all smiles after the annual Board of Governors meetings this week.
It’s hard to blame her.
The league has labor stability after a six-year collective bargaining agreement was ratified in March. The WNBA also is in the midst of a long-term television deal with ESPN for the next decade.