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Nothing doing with the net: Lowering hoops 7″ is backwards idea

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

By Ashleigh Sargent UConn Women’s Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma believes the women’s hoops should be lowered seven inches from the standard 10-foot height (or 7.2 inches for 1972 when Title IX passed). Why? He says lower rims would yield greater offensive production – more scoring -- and more fans for the women’s ...

Sizing up ND vs. BU (what won it and what the final will look like)

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

By Ashleigh Sargent and Mariah Philips Notre Dame: The Fighting Irish took down perennial powerhouse UConn in overtime to advance to the National Championship for the second year in a row.  Behind the leadership of Skylar Diggins, who finished the night with 19 points, Notre Dame forced the game into overtime ...

What does 89 really mean? For starters, let’s stop apologizing. It’s not “women’s basketball.” It’s basketball.

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

By Rachael Goldenberg It’s now 89. Officially the NCAA college basketball win-streak record. And if this team’s composure so far is any indication, the streak isn’t ending anytime soon. What do we do with this? How does the world look different for women’s sports today? What now? Well, for starters, let’s go with ...

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 ...

Attention bargain shoppers: Women’s basketball tickets are cheap (and that’s a problem)

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Click here to read Laura Pappano's op-ed in today's Christian Science Monitor on why the price gap between men's and women's division 1 college basketball tickets is a travesty -- and perpetuates economic disparities on and off the court.