So, the Lib went up to Connecticut and stomped all over the shorthanded Sun. They then returned to the Garden and stunk it up against Tulsa for three-and-a-half quarters. Then Boyd went “Hello, world!” and the Shock started their patented fourth quarter swoon. Lucky for them, there wasn’t enough time and there were too many missed free throws. Shock break their 10-game losing streak – but may have lost Plenette
Speaking of Rio: Veteran women’s basketball ref sets sights on Olympics
Karen Lasuik is a veteran basketball referee who, like a clutch shooter at crunch time, wants to bury a career buzzer-beater, one of Olympian proportions at that.
The Edmonton native has fashioned an impressive cross-border career, working NCAA women’s games all over the Pacific Northwest, which has led to a rich portfolio of major international assignments from the 2007 Pan American Games to Universiade to two FIBA Americas Women’s Championship gigs, the 2012 junior world championships and the 2014 world championships, just to name a few.
Lasuik wants to punch her ticket to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as the capstone to an impressive international career.
From WaPo: Women in Sports: Dispelling some myths
4. Title IX is hurting men’s sports.
Men’s college sports that don’t generate a profit — wrestling, tennis, gymnastics — are endangered species. To close multimillion-dollar budget shortfalls, athletic directors increasingly are dropping men’s sports teams and the scholarships and educational opportunities they represent. In response, the American Sports Council (formerly the College Sports Council) was created to rally support and spread the word that a wrongheaded application of Title IX, the U.S. law that guarantees equal opportunity for men and women at schools receiving federal funds, is the culprit.
“The long-term impact,” Eric Pearson, the organization’s chairman, wrote in the National Review, “… is that colleges will continue to eliminate men’s teams in order to comply with Title IX’s gender quota.”
It’s a fallacy.
Now, get out the popcorn – after the USWNT game is done (GOOOOOOOOAL!) you can watch a slew of WNBA games. When Canda-CUBA comes on, just swing back and forth tween computer screen and TV. It’s how we roll….