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“Dawn Staley helped put women’s basketball on the map,” Kenney said. “We couldn’t be more proud.”
After graduating from Dobbins in 1988, Staley went on to become a two-time national college player of the year at Virginia. She won three Olympic gold medals as the U.S. team’s point guard.
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“Non-stop,” Miller said with a sigh. “I’ve worked hard all year keeping in touch with college coaches that have potential WNBA players on their roster. It has really accelerated over the last two weeks. My day consists of talking to college coaches to get opinions on their players, their pros and cons, hear the intangibles and look into their character. We don’t have the luxury of a combine where we can interview everyone in one place. A lot of the legwork is on your own.”
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For former Georgetown women’s basketball player Ki-Ke Salihu Rafiu (COL’16), a headscarf was a normal part of her uniform. Tied snugly around her head, the Georgetown-gray fabric was a way for her to live out her Muslim faith while playing the sport she loved.
Rafiu, now a graduate assistant on the team, decided to begin wearing a headscarf during games and practice during her sophomore year. She was permitted to do this thanks to the NCAA’s non-restrictive policies regarding religious headgear.
But such accommodation isn’t the norm at every level of basketball. The International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the worldwide governing body of professional basketball, currently restricts players from wearing any religious headgear on the court.
The next time the University of Cincinnati women’s basketball team plays a home game, it will be in a high school gym.
The team, which drew 4,000 spectators for its matchup against the University of Connecticut Huskies this year, will play at St. Ursula Academy, which has about 1,000 seats. Fans won’t be cheering from behind the bench because there’s only one set of bleachers.
The UC men’s team will play its home games at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena, which holds more than 9,000 people.
Howard interviewed a former Red Head: Peps Neuman Was Told She Was “Stupid” For Wanting to Play Basketball
An excuse for a Women’s Basketball Magazine flashback:
The death of Lorene “Butch” Moore, 76, this past April in Caraway, Arkansas marked the passing of an important link in the slender chain of women’s basketball history. Moore amassed 35,426 points in 11 seasons with the All-American Red Heads – a team that barnstormed across the United States between 1936 and 1986.
Moore and her husband, Orwell, 84, joined the Red Heads in 1948 – she as a player, he as coach. The Red Heads played full court basketball by men’s rules, playing 175-200 games a season.
March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year in college athletics. As the son of a basketball Hall of Famer, for me, the road to the Final Four is always filled with joy. And I was glad that the recent studies published by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) indicated the continued positive progression of graduation success rates and academic progress rates for NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes. This is good news for college sports student-athletes.
Coincidentally, we are now publishing the 2016 College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card. For those who care about equity in sport, there is little, if any, good news. Colleges not only remain the worst employer for women and people of color in sport, but things may even be worse than ever. The results are startling.
SOME of Australia’s biggest sports stars have revealed they battled depression after their careers ended.
Lauren Jackson, Libby Trickett, Barry Hall, and Matthew Mitcham have broken their silence to tell of being plagued by mental health demons for months after retirement.
Jackson and Trickett have said that they can understand how other champions like Grant Hackett and Ben Cousins have gone off the rails.
The revelations come in a two-part special edition of SBS’s Insight program hosted by Jenny Brockie.