USA Basketball and college items

The FIBA championships take today off. The USA earned theirs with an 81-60 win over France yesterday.

Who knew? Australian Lauren Jackson is pursuing a degree in gender studies for use after her playing days. Great story.

Here’s a warm and fuzzy about Chamique Holdsclaw’s recent visit to the University of Tennessee. My favorite line:

“She’s matured so much,” UT coach Pat Summitt said. “I think she’s got everything going right now in a positive way.”

Maybe you’d have to be a teacher and/or a coach to appreciate how great it is to be able to say something like that.

On the downside, Seton Hall frosh Nicosia Henry was shot in the foot at a party this weekend. She’s OK, though. Another young woman wasn’t so lucky.

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