Gives me time for D3 HOOPS!!! Get more in the Locked On Women’s Basketball podcast where Howard Megdal is joined by D3Hoops.com Atlantic columnist Sarah Sommer to talk about the D-III Final Four, which plays out this coming weekend: Tufts, Amherst, Christopher Newport and St. Thomas.
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Mechelle: There’s more to women’s NCAA tournament than UConn…Just like there’s more the the NCAA than the top 10….
From the Gazette Times: Pivec gives Beavers a spark
“Mik learns so fast,” junior center Marie Gulich said. “She’s not just a talent, she’s a fast learner and soaks everything in. Even when (the coaches) talk to the post players she looks and listens and she learns all positions.
“I like how she puts it all together. It’s hard as a freshman sometimes to put it all together and she’s able to. It’s obviously amazing and you can see what she’s doing on the court for us.”
Gulich is especially happy with the effort Pivec puts forth on the glass.
“She doesn’t fear contact or anything and that’s super important as a rebounder,” Gulich said. “She’s super athletic, she can hold people off, she can jump.
From the Super Syracuse Coverers at Syracuse.com: 12 years after last cancer treatment, Syracuse women’s basketball player readies for NCAAs
The pediatric surgeon put one hand on Abby Grant’s shoulder and told her to wait outside.
The paper he held in his other hand contained an analysis of the lump he removed from the back of her head of few days earlier. But Abby, only 8, wasn’t allowed to hear.
So the doctor addressed her parents for more than an hour as Abby sat alone in the waiting room.
“I don’t know what to tell you,” the surgeon said to Abby’s parents Dale and Joanie. “She has cancer.”
“Is she going to die?” Joanie asked.
“I don’t know,” the doctor said. He wasn’t an oncologist.
Silver Anniversary Award recipient Susan Robinson Fruchtl earned an exercise & sports science degree from PSU
The letter, addressed to NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors, comes as the organization is deliberating about where to hold future championship tournaments and major events. HRC, Athlete Ally and organizations including the ACLU, the National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Black Justice Coalition and Campus Pride, are calling on the NCAA to continue to prioritize localities or states with inclusive non-discrimination laws and avoid those that explicitly discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.
“The NCAA has stood strongly behind their commitment to building inclusive events, and we ask that they reaffirm that promise,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “With anti-LGBTQ bills advancing in dozens of states across this country, athletes, fans and workers must know that the NCAA will continue to have their backs and avoid locations where the safety and wellbeing of any person is put at risk.”
FIBA: When Trooper met Staley
As she walked from the far end of the arena where the locker rooms were, Staley sized up the lean, dark-haired guy rolling around, putting up shot after shot from distance. Atlanta would be the second of four Paralympic teams for Trooper Johnson, then 32, a certified gym rat who had dedicated himself to the game after an accident during his freshman year in college left him paralyzed.
She was about to find out how much.
After a brief introduction, the camera man asked them to just shoot around for a bit. The ball was tossed to Staley who casually dribbled towards Johnson who immediately hand-checked the former two-time player of the year at the University of Virginia.
Eight former players talked to the Daily Titan in recent days detailing allegations, including threats to take away scholarships and verbal abuse.
Saturday, the athletic department announced that Park was “stepping down” from the team and that the two sides “mutually decided to part ways.”
One of Park’s former players said phrasing his departure as “stepping down” was letting him off too easy.
“I think it’s a huge cop out,” said former CSUF women’s basketball player Jessica Palmer. “It’s all, excuse my language, but bulls***.”
Over at Excelle, Sue’s got her WNBA Mock Draft Monday, version 1.0 (And wherever the draft is held, it won’t be at the Mohegan Sun… ESPN studios, anyone?)
So you think you can coach? Hoopfeed has a list of openings. *sigh* I remember when the WBCA (and ESPN) would do this, too.
So you think you can write? Sports in American History: Call for Submissions: Title IX at 45 Blog Series
In 2012, celebrations of Title IX’s 40th anniversary included cultural analyses of how the law impacted women’s sport. Prominently, ESPN produced a Nine for IX series (in the vein of their 30 for 30 documentary series) that explored the advances and challenges faced by women athletes, coaches, and journalists. This blog series aims to continue these conversations about the impact Title IX has had on girls’ and women’s sport, physical education, and exercise.
The editors of this blog series seek submissions for posts that examine a wide variety of topics regarding Title IX. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, posts that look at specific athletes or teams directly affected by Title IX, the challenges still facing women and girls in sport, the legal implications of Title IX, controversies that have arisen in the 45 years since the law’s implementation, and how differing impacts of Title IX work together (e.g., sexual harassment and sport).
Full post submissions should be 1,500-3,000 words, written for a general audience, and include hyperlinked and/or endnote citations. Posts will be reviewed by guest editor Colleen English and the Sport in American History editorial team. For full considerations, please submit posts by May 26, 2017. Questions and submissions should be emailed to SportinAmericanHistory@gmail.com.