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Quiet challenge: Transition from HS star to college team contributor

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

By Ashleigh Sargent The 2011-2012 NCAA basketball season has just kicked off, which means thousands of women are making their debut at the college level. Even the most talented recruits, however, need more than raw skill to make an impact. College presents new obstacles: increased intensity, expectations, and pace. Players must figure out ...

Beyond woulda-coulda-shoulda: URI captain Megan Shoniker talks about the (real) work of turnaround

Wednesday, January 19th, 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 Megan Shoniker is #10, URI team captain who hit the 1,000-point scoring mark on December 29. Shoniker, a senior with ...

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 ...

“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 ...