Hot news

It was 113 degrees in Los Angeles today, so any news is hot news for me right now.

USA Basketball and FIBA world championships news…..News from the FIBA worlds……and scores. Australia, Spain, France, Czech Republic, USA and Russia remain standing. Today’s action was delayed because of a fire at the arena. A New England couple traveled 4000 miles to see team USA.

WNBA-related news…..The San Antonio Silver Stars didn’t renew coach Sandy Brondello’s contract, nor did they want to keep her husband – assistant coach Olaf Lange – around. But that’s OK….Lange has a job.

Diana Taurasi will pose nude or semi-nude for ESPN’s “body issue” in a week and a half. God help us.

Alana Beard is baaaaaack.

Collegiate news…..Kelly Mehrtens has shocked all at UNCW with her resignation today. She is the latest of a line of athletic directors to leave the position, and this one hurts because it comes when basketball season is fast approaching.

What did Eastern Michigan University do? Because they’re being severely punished for NCAA violations.

On the upside, Louisiana Tech is having a “welcome back” dinner for fans next week. What a great idea. Why don’t more college programs do this for their fans??

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  1. EMU's releasing its investigation's report (and letter of reprimand) is what I'd call best practices. Did you know that Coach Gilbert, in her fourth year at EMU, spent five years at Michigan State, as an assistant for Joanne P. McCallie?

    I'm a native San Franciscan, Sue, and 113 degrees in late September Los Angeles makes me say: EARTHQUAKE WEATHER! Hot Aprils and Octobers (we're almost there) are a temblor harbinger.

    p.s. Kim Mulkey's Baylor Lady Bears also host an annual welcome back supper. Nice.