The Big Ten has struggled to gain respect in the world of women's basketball, especially since the team that usually ruled the roost in recent years, Ohio State, always seemed to crash and burn in postseason.
Dave Dagostino, a college basketball analyst for Full Court, is a former Division I head coach and has also served as a Division I recruiting coordinator in the Big East, Atlantic Sun, and TAAC conferences. A former four-year college basketball player and point guard, he also serves as a Game Analyst for Krossover and is a member of the Association for Professional Basketball Researchers.
ATLANTA, GA -- For the second time in 15 months the Atlanta Dream ownership has let their head coach go.
On Friday, team co-owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler announced they will not renew the contract of general manager and head coach Fred Williams, who was promoted last August when the Dream fired then head coach Marynell Meadors.
Cynthia Cooper landed her first top 25 recruit Thursday when No. 21 McKenzie Calvert verbally committed to the University of Southern California. Calvert had originally committed to Baylor as an eighth grader, but decommitted from the Bears in June to explore other options.
CLARKSVILLE, TN -– The Playmaker Academy, led by Skills Director Terry Boykin, hosted sixty-four of the top girls prep players in the Mid-South region for the inaugural 94/50 Elite Player Combine. The event offered players an opportunity to develop basketball skills and core athleticism at a total of six well-positioned developmental stations.
A'ja Wilson, the top uncommitted senior in the 2014 class, will take her first official visit -- to the University of Connecticut -- from Oct. 17-20, and a second official visit to the University of North Carolina the following weekend.
"I'm very excited to take my first official visit," Wilson told Full Court by phone as she was packing her bags for Storrs.
(This is the 12th in a series on Val Ackerman’s report on college basketball.)
In ancient Greece, where the idea of formally educating children in groups began, the first step was the gymnasium – which worked young men into the physical condition required to become citizen-soldiers and defend the walls against aggressors.
Over time, academics were added, but the focus was always on physical activity, eventually leading to professional athletes who competed in the Olympics and the other Greek festivals.