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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Updating blog links gives me the chance to scanning and grab:

From Mel: Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer - The Roots Of A Future Hall of Famer
While Stringer's story has been well known, chronicled in her autobiography last year, and through her successes at Cheyney, Iowa and with the Scarlet Knights, here are the first of several recollections of those who knew her best.

In this post, Stringer's classmate Barb Yenchik, who was also a teammate at Slippery Rock College in Western Pennsylvania, recalls their first meeting back in 1966. She also will be part of a delegation from there making the trip to Massachusetts that includes Dr. Anne Griffiths, who was Stringer's basketball coach and remains a friend and mentor to this day; Pat Zimmerman, who was Stringer's field hockey coach, and Linda Argall, who was another classmate.
Pat reflects on the Sparks' "Gospel Night."

From Sue's They're Playing Basketball blog an update on Lady Vol Amber Gray and "Lisa's Farewell Game presented by Nike."

Fun stuff from Jayda's Minny/Seattle game thread:
I really think officials don't like Wright. Agler calls her "a rising superstar," but she gets calls like she has the history of Danny Fortson or something. I don't understand it.
From the HoopFeed, this TV alert:
Women’s basketball fans will have the opportunity to watch legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer get inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Friday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on ESPN and NBA TV.

NBA.com will launch a special page on Friday, Sept. 4, featuring timelines detailing the careers of the inductees, commentary and thoughts from TNT NBA announcers Ernie Johnson, Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Kenny Smith, Reggie Miller and Charles Barkley.
From the Cal Triple Threat blog, the news that another Ashley will play in Israel.

Happy 50th, Coach Starkey. And, while I appreciate your appreciation of Joe P., I'm thinking his support of Rene Portland was not so much appreciated by the athletes who suffered under her reign.

And finally, from the Hartford Courant's John Altavilla, a little USA BBall news: USA will face first challenge at UMMC Ekaterinburg tourney
Russian champions UMMC Ekaterinburg, which feature Connecticut Sun center Sandrine Gruda, forward Asjha Jones and Cappie Pondexter of the Phoenix Mercury, will host a tournament from Oct. 9-11 that will feature CSKA Moscow, USKA Prague and the US team, which will be playing for the first time as a unit.
Ne forget pas that you can always send in link updates/suggestions. It might take our highly paid staff some time to get to them, but we will. Eventually.