Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Saturday, March 06, 2010

From Karen Crouse at the New York Times: Women’s Basketball Recoils From Publicity Surrounding Punch
To the N.C.A.A.-mandated one-game suspension that Griner received, Baylor Coach Kim Mulkey tacked on an additional game, meaning Griner will miss the Lady Bears’ regular-season finale Sunday against Texas and their Big 12 conference tournament opener next week.

Griner will be back for the N.C.A.A. tournament, which 14th-ranked Baylor (22-7) is a cinch to make, her return most likely to be as big a story line as defending champion Connecticut’s unbroken chain of victories. It is an unwelcome spotlight for a sport that typically struggles for publicity, and some of the national commentary on Griner’s punch was like another slap in the face.