Women's Hoops Blog

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Stories on the Inductees (Dan Fleser's been writin' up a storm!):

Rocky Tops: Edwards adds another reason to think fondly of Knoxville
Few women's basketball players have pleasant memories about trips to Knoxville, Tenn., but Teresa Edwards is one of them.
Lobo to find Fame in Tennessee
A couple of days before Rebecca Lobo was about to embark on a trip to Knoxville, Tenn., that neither she nor those she cherish the most will ever forget, the first UConn player to be inducted in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame found herself in the mood for a basketball confession.

Despite the countless trips to the University of Tennessee as a color commentator or sideline reporter on ESPN’s women’s basketball broadcasts, Lobo admitted that she had never stepped foot inside the Hall of Fame facilities.
Rebecca Lobo lived her hoop dreams
One of the more rewarding aspects of Rebecca’s Lobo life has been why her childhood dream did not come true.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME: Rebecca Lobo Perfect Timing

Chris Weller: Former players find out they have coach's traits - Built Maryland with nurturing style
Jasmina Perazic coaches girls' basketball at Elizabeth Seton High in suburban Washington, D.C., and she occasionally detects a distinct echo in her practice voice.

The former University of Maryland All-American hears the sound of her college coach, Chris Weller.

"I'm sounding like her; that's impossible,'' said Perazic, describing one of her first reactions. "I'm from Yugoslavia."

Winning feeling for Andrews
The ride could be smoother or more plush. Still, Leta Andrews can't imagine the journey being any better.

"There isn't anything sweeter than riding home on a yellow school bus after a win,'' said Andrews, the girls' basketball coach at Granbury (Texas) High.

She's well acquainted with the feeling, having won 1,328 games in 48 years as a head coach. The ride has passed through 16 state final four appearances and one state championship - all the way to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Gloria Ray: From ground floor to Fame induction
Gloria Ray looks beyond the giant basketball and sees the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame for what she believes it really is: a giant storybook. The bricks and mortar bind together all of the people and their profiles.

Ray's belief is unwavering, until she considers her own story and its place within those walls.

TERESA WEATHERSPOON Spoon-full of enthusiasm Former La. Tech star doesn't try to hide passion for game
A day like Saturday will put Teresa Weatherspoon's playing days in perspective.