Quoting Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton,”
November 29, 2015 by Helen
“So, what did I miss?!?!”
Is it just me, or are all the#2 and below teams looking a little ragged?
Brunner hurt in ASU women’s basketball 60-58 loss to No. 2 South Carolina
UAlbany Women’s basketball takes the #4 Lady Vols to the brink, narrowly losing 63-55
#5 Baylor was down 12 before Nina Davis powered them to an 84-76 win over #20 Michigan State.
It took overtime (and Turner’s injured), but: Cable helps No. 3 Notre Dame beat UCLA 92-84. The Irish have a 12/2 game against Ohio State.
The second half doomed Dayton’s upset dreams. #13 Cardinal win, 74-66. The Flyers are still #1 in the Mid-Majors rankings.
#16 Cal escaped Liberty, 77-72.
#19 Northwestern escaped up-and-coming East Carolina, 78-75.
*really, how can they still be ranked?* #22 Louisville (1-3) lost to Purdue (5-0), 62-60.
Wright State stunned #24 George Washington, 77-71.
“Happy Debbie Game”: Sacramento State edged by San Francisco, 95-94.
HDG #2: #11 Ohio State over #10 Texas A&M, 95-80. Coach Kevin’s on the Dishin’ & Swishin’ podcast: Love it or hate it, Kevin McGuff’s opening schedule has people talking about Ohio State
Yep, she’s back: Rachel Banham breaks Lindsay Whalen’s career scoring mark in OT loss
Worth noting: Behind freshman Taylor Pierce’s school record NINE three-pointers, Idaho took down Iowa State, 97-65. (The Vandals’ only loss is to Duke, 74-68.)
Worth noting: with its win over Montana, Lehigh is now 6-0.
Worth noting: with its 95-78 win over the traditionally strong Gaels, Missouri is now 7-0 and tops the SEC. (Anyone else worried about LSU and Nikki?)
Speaking of the WCC…is there a changing of the guard this year? San Diego is undefeated and BYU (3-2) and Gonzaga (5-3) aren’t.
Worth noting: FSGU is 3-3. Might the A-Sun be up for grabs this year?
Seton Hall is 7-0. How come we have to wait until Jan 5th before they play DePaul?
Yup,#6 Maryland is undefeated. They play #23 Syracuse Dec 2nd.
Yes, it’s early in the Mid-American, but Buffalo is 6-0, Ohio is 3-2 and Bowling Green is 3-2.
There’s a lot of perfection atop the Pac12: USC, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State.
Coach Trakh’s got his Aggies rollin’: NMSU routs Northern Arizona, go to 6-0
Billikens (5-0) win! Sycamore Women’s Basketball Falls to Saint Louis
Penguins (5-0) win!
Someone please give coach Giorgis a hug – his Marist team is 0-6.
Folks making a difference:
Ruth Riley: Let’s end childhood hunger — and the shame that goes with it
On Oct. 27 in Washington, D.C., I testified at a public hearing for a subcommittee on nutrition about my family’s experience receiving governmental assistance with food stamps and free and reduced lunches. That five-minute testimony was an important part of my continued effort to fight the social stigma involved around participating in these programs.
I knew that sometimes my mom paid for groceries with what looked like Monopoly money instead of cash. And off and on, I had a little ticket that would get me a free breakfast or lunch at school. But as a child, I was clueless to the level of poverty we lived in.
Chamique Holdsclaw embraces role of mental health advocate
Heading into the 1999 WNBA draft, there was no doubt that University of Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw would be the No. 1 overall pick.
Holdsclaw was dubbed the “Female Michael Jordan,” and like MJ, she was expected by many to use her electrifying talents to raise the league’s popularity and visibility. But as chronicled in the newly released documentary, “Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw,” her battle with mental illness would eventually trump any opponent she would ever face on the hardwood.