Posts Tagged ‘Tina Stewart’

with Jackie Stiles: Coaching. (So, when’s that book coming out, Mechelle?)

A little USTYPT (You stay put) in Cincinnati: Elliot Signs Extension

A little, it closes the book, but it doesn’t end the pain: Memphis native gets 29 years in stabbing death of her MTSU roommate, Tina Stewart

A little “congrats” to the Miami Sol fan’s favorite oh, so black-and-blue player: Former Saint Joseph’s Standout Debbie Black To Be Inducted Into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. Have not been able to confirm rumors that Teresa Weatherspoon will introduce her at the ceremony…. *evil grin*

A little Bears and ‘bama at the White House.

A little, “I’m not done yet!” Cheryl Ford continues basketball comeback – Former Lady Techster to give back to Ruston this weekend.

A little, no, I’m not surprised: Pilypaitis emerges as leader on Canadian women’s basketball team and Gloucester’s Courtnay Pilypaitis is reviving Canada’s hoop dreams

An industrious athlete recognized more for her exceptional work ethic and all-around game rather than star power, Pilypaitis, 23, raised her game to an unprecedented level during the FIBA world Olympic women’s qualifying tournament in Ankara, Turkey earlier this summer. In doing so, she orchestrated her team’s return to the Olympic women’s basketball tournament for the first time in 12 years.

But Pilypaitis almost didn’t make it to Turkey to help land Canada a fifth-place finish and the final berth in the 12-country Olympic tournament.


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Louisville: Monique Reid, Tia Gibbs get another year

The end to a sad chapter at Middle Tennessee: Jury convicts roommate of murder in stabbing of Tina Stewart

In high school news, Glenn says 2013 class oozes with ‘It’ factor

The “It” factor is difficult to define, but you know it when you see it.

Most of the time, that is.

Courtney Vandersloot seemed to have something special when it came time to rank the girls’ basketball class of 2007. I’d known her since she was a fourth-grader in Kent, Wash., and I had my fifth-grade team from Seattle triple- and quadruple-team her because “darned if we’re going to let the little blonde girl with the ponytail beat us by herself.” She grew into a rare high school player who so quickly could make the decision between setting up a teammate and taking her own shot, maintained crystal-clear vision of teammates and defenses during a dribble drive, and who only missed shots by millimeters.

In pro news, Mechelle says WNBA season as wide open as ever

Ever been trying to cook something only to make a mistake at the start and then compound that by messing up more with each attempt to fix it?

No? OK, you’re a top chef then. But if you have ever done this, then you’ve got an idea of what things have been like for the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock the past two seasons since the franchise’s relocation from Detroit.

Now you might wonder: Why begin a season preview with the team that everyone expects to be the worst (again) in the WNBA? Well, because before tipoff of the league’s 16th season, which starts Friday, even Tulsa can feel hopeful.

Yes, it’s preseason, but Rookie Shekinna Stricklen Shines for Seattle Storm in Win Over Los Angeles: Fan Take and Rookies Glory Johnson and Riquna Williams Ready to Roll

In Minnesota, as Harris the first Lynx casualty last season and this season and Reeve takes last look back before leaping ahead

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from the New York Times: A Ballplayer. A Bookworm. A Killing.

They were two women from hard corners of Memphis who went to Central High School, one of the top performers in the city public school system. They were the first in their families to attend college, both going to Middle Tennessee State University on scholarships. Both were known for their focus, their love of family and their determination to make better lives for themselves.


On the evening of March 2, just before 7 p.m., an anonymous 911 call came in to the local police. Inside Apartment 321, officers found Stewart on the floor of her bedroom, dead from a stab wound. Madden was interviewed for more than an hour and a half by the police and finally admitted to the killing. She wrote down her final version in a two-page confession.

The families of the women have been devastated. Madden, who is out of jail on $100,000 bail, has claimed it was self defense, after Stewart started a fight. Serge F. Kovaleski of The New York Times interviewed family members, friends, coaches, teachers, law enforcement officials and lawyers. There are no good answers. Only a staggering dual loss, captured here in interview excerpts and a written confession that is at the center of the case: One success story from the streets of Memphis dead; another charged with first-degree murder and facing the possibility of life in prison.

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From Mechelle: A tough team going through tough times – Community will rally around MTSU, as program really matters to city of Murfreesboro

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you never want to have to post: Freshman roommate charged in Lady Raiders’ death

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