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They bring fight, but get sunk by fouls: Rhode Island women’s season ends (Year 2 begins)

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

[caption id="attachment_1137" align="aligncenter" width="577" caption="The Rams gather before the game; freshman Anisha Wilson "][/caption] The Playbook The Playbook is an occasional series on University of Rhode Island Women’s Basketball team and head coach Cathy Inglese as she works to turn around a losing program. See most recent prior entry here. By Laura Pappano When ...

“Listen up, here!” Rhode Island Coach Cathy Inglese in real (game) time on physical defense and killer three-pointers

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

[caption id="attachment_899" align="aligncenter" width="676" caption="Coach Cathy Inglese wants tougher defense against Holy Cross"][/caption] The Playbook The Playbook is an occasional series on University of Rhode Island Women’s Basketball team and head coach Cathy Inglese as she works to turn around a losing program. Check out previous installments here, here, here, and ...

Below .500, but Rivera’s on fire and they’re (finally!) winning at home

Friday, December 25th, 2009

The PLAYBOOK The Playbook is an occasional series on University of Rhode Island Women’s Basketball team and head coach Cathy Inglese as she works to turn around a losing program. Check out previous installments here, here, and here. By Laura Pappano Ten games into the 2009-2010 season, Coach Cathy Inglese is one ...

Where are the moms? Why daughters need them coaching youth sports.

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

By Emilie Liebhoff It bugs me. I drive by the fields in my town – and I only see men coaching the soccer teams.  Don’t get me wrong. It’s wonderful when dads share quality time with their daughters and sons. But where are the moms? Even in the backyard, it’s dad shooting ...

B-ball season is starting! But how to make a (formerly) losing team into a fan favorite and on-court winner?

Friday, November 6th, 2009

The PLAYBOOKThe Playbook is an occasional series on University of Rhode Island Women's Basketball team and head coach Cathy Inglese as she works to turn around a losing program. Check out previous installments here and here. By Laura Pappano It's starting. New uniforms are arriving. Coaches of other RAMS teams that ...

Don’t just focus on why girls drop out of sports — see why they stay and play

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

By Molly Hellerman It doesn't matter to me where you play soccer -- grass, dirt, turf, parking lot, or gym floor. I have trained girls on each surface who have found their passion for the game. And yet, there is a serious opportunity gap that bothers me: Inner city and poor girls ...

Acosta & Carpenter on why it’s nonsense-talk that females want male coaches, why women’s teams shouldn’t be the Lady (fill in the blank) — and more

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

By Laura Pappano and Lauren Taylor R. Vivian Acosta and Linda Jean Carpenter, professors emerita at the City University of New York's Brooklyn College and co-authors of a book on Title IX, have collected data on women’s roles on – and off – the field in college athletics since 1977.  They have ...

Coaches: Understand Why They Play

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

By Lauren Taylor When I take a moment to think critically about sports -- and youth sports in particular – it seems bizarre to consider how passionate we all are. In concrete terms, after all, the grass field has no meaning without us on it. The rules of the game are ...

Coaching Primer: More Women with Pro-Hoop Dreams and Thoughts on Success from the Best

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

The Playbook is an ocassional series on University of Rhode Island Women's Basketball team and head coach Cathy Inglese as she works to turn around a losing program. THE PLAYBOOK By Laura Pappano Go ahead and debate whether or not it’s a good thing, but women’s college basketball is changing: Young women don't ...

How to Turn Around a Losing Program: Start with a Paint Job and Better Grades

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

The Playbook An occasional series on University of Rhode Island Women’s Basketball Coach Cathy Inglese as she tries to turn around a program that finished last year 10-21. By Laura Pappano The first game of the upcoming season – against Fairfield University (18-13 last year) – is months away, but Coach Cathy ...