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Young and hungry: URI Women’s Basketball looking to its freshmen

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

  The Playbook: Year 3  An occasional series about University of Rhode Island Women's Basketball Head Coach Cathy Inglese and her quest to turn around a program. By Laura Pappano The URI Women’s Basketball team opens the season Friday at the University of Delaware and enters Year Three of the Inglese Era squarely in ...

Turnaround is about details; winning is about the score. URI getting better; not there yet.

Monday, January 17th, 2011

The Playbook: Year 2 An occasional series about the University of Rhode Island Women’s Basketball Team and Coach Cathy Inglese as she tries to turnaround a losing program. By Laura Pappano The game got away. The Richmond Spiders harassed the Rams, orchestrating a 66-53 victory in URI’s Ryan Center yesterday. It was ...

How to come from behind and win on the road (twice): Patience, persistence, passion.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

The Playbook: Year 2 An occasional series about the University of Rhode Island Women’s Basketball Team and Coach Cathy Inglese as she tries to turnaround a losing program. By Laura Pappano At halftime, I thought there was no way. Yes it was close, the half ending at 23-21, with Fairfield up by two. ...

Rhode Island women’s B-ball: It’s building time

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

THE PLAYBOOK: Year 2  An occasional series about University of Rhode Island Women's Basketball Team and Coach Cathy Inglese as she tries to turnaround a losing program. By Laura Pappano The image unfolded as an accident. At a recent practice, a player scrambling to save a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Coach Cathy Inglese talks tournament b-ball and era of parity (except for UConn, that is)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

By Savanna Johnson The big game is tonight! Before the NCAA's D1 Women's Basketball March to the Arch, I spoke with Cathy Inglese, former head coach at Boston College whose teams made it to the tournament six of the last eight years (plus were Big East Champions in 2004). She has ...