WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Indiana Fever visited the White House Friday where President Barak Obama officially congratulated them on their 2012 WNBA championship. It was not, however, the first trip to the White House for Fever coach Lin Dunn, who had last been there as a Girl Scout when she was in fifth grade.
“I won’t say which administration that was,” the president teased, for which Dunn thanked him.
The sun continued its daylong battle to break out from behind the clouds Monday as Kendel Ross made her way up Beacon Street, through the heart of Brookline, toward Boylston Street, Copley Square and the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon. A gentle breeze and cool temperatures combined to make it a perfect day for distance running. The mood was one of celebration as thousands of cheering fans lined the streets and balconies along the route, remaining well after the first, elite racers had crossed the finish line.
NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisville Cardinals took us on a magical ride through this year’s postseason, a ride that opened our hearts and minds to the possibilities implicit in dreaming big. They refused to let injuries, statistics, the expectations of others, an opponent’s home-court advantage or the star power of the game’s biggest names limit their imaginations or their performance.
Three-time Olympic gold-medalist and current South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley and three-time National Coach of the Year Sylvia Hatchell, head coach of the North Carolina Tar Heels, will be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame in September, the organization announced Monday.
NEW ORLEANS – Less than two weeks ago, the storyline for Tuesday night’s championship game was all about Baylor. The big question was how can the survivor of Notre Dame-Connecticut find a way to reverse each of their competitive losses to Baylor earlier this season, and stop Brittney Griner and her defending champion teammates.
NEW ORLEANS – University of Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw was honored as the 2013 Russell Athletic/WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year and Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick was selected as the Spalding Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Monday night during the third annual WBCA Awards Show. The event is held in conjunction with the WBCA's annual convention and the NCAA Final Four.
Full Court congratulates our National Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year for the 2012-2013 women’s college basketball season, as well as all the talented athletes named to our NCAA Division I All-American and Freshmen All-American teams.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It was the same song, second verse, in the Oklahoma City Regional final Tuesday night as fifth-seeded Louisville, cast in the role of the proverbial David, slew one of the Goliaths of women’s college basketball to punch its ticket to next week’s Final Four in New Orleans.
The Minnesota Lynx have signed guard Jacki Gemelos, the team announced Monday. Pursuant to team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Known for her sharpshooting and smooth ball-handling, Gemelos was considered one of the hottest prospects in the country during her stellar high school career. After averaging 39.2 points, 8.9 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game as a senior at St. Mary’s High, she was named a McDonald’s All-American, WBCA All-American and Miss Basketball of California, including the 2006 National Player of the Year by MaxPreps and Scout.com.