Posts Tagged ‘Lisa Stone’

Superb win for a program that’s been rebuilding under Lisa Stone: St. Louis upsets #20 George Washington. It was Saint Louis’ first win over a ranked opponent since defeating No. 20 DePaul 73-71 in overtime on Jan. 24, 2003.

Don’t include me? (NCAA’s top 20 reveal holds surprises. Reax from Mechelle.  Why we do this? An explanation. ) Fine, we’ll just go out and stomp all over some Sooners. Baylor wins its 22nd straight, 89-66, behind Nina Davis’ 31pts.

Another program showing huge signs of improvement under first year coach Daynia La-Force: Rhode Island over Saint Joseph’s in OT, 63-61. URI snapped a 10-year losing streak against the Hawks. They’ve also got a five-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week in Charise Wilson.

Ohio is having a happy time in the MAC. Bowling Green not so much. And Miami (OH) is just glad to have gotten their first MAC win.

American keeps rollin’ (though the were down early by 11) and Army is looming behind.

The Skyhawks are skylarking through the OVC.

Still not back on track – New Hampshire falls to its neighbor Vermont, 63-60.

I may regret saying this, but it’s hard to imagine Maine and Albany not being co-champions in the America East.

Tough year to be a Penn State or Purdue fan.

Better to be a New Mexico fan: Lobo women’s basketball is on a roll

Grrrrrr: Fresno State women’s basketball: ’Dogs focused on UNLV after loss

Well, hello! USF women’s basketball team crashes the Top 25

The University of South Florida women’s basketball team has made history.

For the first time in the program’s history, the Bulls are ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 women’s basketball poll.

Bu-bye: Longtime Pennsylvania girls basketball coach resigns amidst ugly allegations of recruiting interference

A longtime head girls basketball coach in the Philadelphia region resigned on Monday in the aftermath of a scandal focused on his alleged attempts to scare collegiate recruiters away from opposing athletes in the area.

As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Archbishop Wood girls basketball coach John Gallagher tendered his resignation Monday after his name was entered into the public record during a lawsuit filed by former Neumann-Goretti girls basketball coach Letty Santarelli, who has sued her predecessor for a sum of $50,000, citing slander, defamation of character and libel.

Games of interest today:

Revenge Part Deux? FGCU v. Northern Kentucky.

Revenge Part Uno? Marist got Quished by the Q last time they met, 73-55. The Red Foxes get to host the Bobcats and hope to return the favor.

Rebound Part Uno? #1/2 South Carolina v. LSU.

South Carolina players broke from a meeting after practice with smiles, laughs and goofy poses.

Bothered by their rout at Connecticut? Not this group.

#6 Tennessee looks to stay undefeated in the SEC until they meet fellow undefeat-ee USC (Feb 23rd).

Green Bay (8-1) looks to maintain their spot atop the Horizon when they face Wright State (7-2).

The Horizon League goes 20 deep for rebounding leaders on its women’s basketball stat sheets.

In the latest report, it took a scan of the entire list to find a University of Wisconsin-Green Bay player. Megan Lukan is No. 20 with an average of 5.0 rebounds per game.

Chalk it up as another example of how stats can be misleading.

Some top WCC teams going up against each other: San Diego v. Pacific and BYU v. Saint Mary’s.

#7 Florida State goes up against #17 North Carolina, as the Seminoles try and keep up with Notre Dame (7pm ET ESPN3).

#11 Duke goes up against Virginia, as the Blue Devils try and keep up with FSU.

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it’s just work and a seriously annoying spring cold did their best to fell me. As if!

Did you catch this: Sports Illustrated’s Title IX Anniversary Issue Released; 12 Women’s Basketball Players On SI.com’s Top 40 List

Congrats and enjoy: Carroll’s Don Racine resigns as City League’s winningest girls hoops coach

Imagining that Don Racine would be the Bishop Carroll girls basketball coach for, well, ever never seemed too far-fetched.

Wednesday, though, Carroll announced Racine’s resignation after 33 seasons.

“I’ve enjoyed it. For me, it’s the best place for me to be coaching,” Racine said. “…All good things eventually come to an end. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Good, bad, indifferent. The kids are great, the administration, the families. I loved it all.”

Obviously lots of coaching shifts and, as a result, coaching openings happening.

Saint Louis hires former Badgers coach Lisa Stone. Some may wonder about this hire, but then they’re probably ignoring her pre-Wisconsin success. This might work out for both the Billikens and Stone.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff introduces Mississippi Valley State’s Kilbert as women’s basketball coach

UNCW tabs Adell Harris as women’s hoops coach

FAU hires Nebraska assistant as new women’s basketball coach

You stay put: New contract makes Kentucky’s Mitchell SEC’s highest-paid women’s basketball coach

An addition to the Jayhawks: Katie O’Connor Returns To Kansas Women’s Basketball Staff

An addition to the Vols: Warlick Names Law to Coaching Staff

Speaking of Tennessee: Warlick era under way in Knoxville – Coach influenced and motivated by dad’s love of sports

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick jokes that in her family, if you didn’t want to talk or participate in sports … you might have been tempted to try to find a new family. Her father, Bill, coached youth-league teams in basketball and baseball, and always encouraged her to play.

“Sports were just a part of our family; that’s what we discussed and what we did,” said Warlick, who officially took over as Tennessee’s coach in April after legendary coach Pat Summitt moved into an emeritus position. “If you didn’t enjoy sports, the conversation would have been … extremely limited. We were always on the go — practicing, walking to the ball field, walking back.”

An addition from Cal to Gonzaga: Lindsay Sherbert Added To Women’s Basketball Squad

Speaking of players: UNC is making some noise: Recruiting Coup – No. 3 Diamond DeShields is gem of North Carolina’s quartet of top 2013 recruits

A little conference championship hosting news: Albany selected to host America East men’s, women’s basketball championships. ‘ware the Danes!

Whoop-dee-do it’s almost basketball time again!

pilight does a little years later quarterbacking: Best Draft Picks Ever in the WNBA

Saturday Links: WNBA Preseason Begins Today With Three Games a

Check out The Michelle and Mechelle Show: WNBA Preview Advertisement

Eastern Michigan’s James is Enjoying Challenge Of Making Lynx Roster

Speaking of W hopefuls: Courtney Hurt & The Difficulty Of Making The WNBA As An ‘Undersized’ Power Forward

More from Minny: Whalen & Co. on Lynx ready to defend WNBA title

Czech out more on Whalen: One chapter in Whalen’s basketball career perhaps ending, another beginning

From Jayda, picked up by the Chicago Times: Storm’s Tina Thompson balances basketball, life as mom (I wonder if we’ll ever see the headline “LeBron James balances basketball, life as a dad?)

Out of Tulsa: Shock players see new energy at practice

Sun’s Jones chasing title, Olympic gold this year

Anticipating that trip to London, the Sun ponder impact of long Olympic break. Might I make a suggestion to the league (that they won’t listen to)? Make a big. friggin’. deal. about the Olympics. Having viewing parties. Get team members to attend. Hunt down former Olympians (and their coaches) to host. Raise money for target charities — how about the Special Olympics teams? Or the women’s paraolympic basketball team? Don’t let the W buzz die.

More Olympic stuff: USA Today’s looking at 100 Olympic hopefuls in 100 days: Diana Taurasi

The Senior National Team isn’t the only thing keeping USA Basketball busy: Top 2013 prospects set for USA trials – Mercedes Russell, Kaela Davis, Diamond DeShields to try out for U17 national team

and Four Gold Medalists Highlight 2012 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team Trials Roster

Sun’s Tina Charles shines her light in Africa

During the last week, contruction finished on a three-room school in the village of Ganale that will accomodate up to 150 elementary schoolchildren during the day and adult litaracy classes at night. Charles paid the entire $32,000 cost for the 2,860-square foot school.

Unfortunately, there’s a “Dabnabbit” to report: Shyra Ely tears ACL, will miss WNBA season

WATN: Vanessa Nygaard: Windward School Makes Coaching Changes

More WATN: Terrell Owens, Other Stars, To Attend Brittany Jackson Dinner Party In Ooltewah To Benefit Pat Summitt Foundation

By the way, Grandpa’s got game, too: Senior basketball is serious business – Basketball at the Bykota Senior Center in Towson is definitely old-school — including some players in their 80s

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Another opening

Some thought late season wins would save her job, but nope!

Lisa Stone fired at Wisconsin

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