News for days

College news:

Tamika Catchings and the SEC support Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt during the conference’s “we back Pat” week.

Jim Littell, who replaced Kurt Budke at Oklahoma State, has received a huge raise.

Kean University has removed Michele Sharp as basketball coach.

North Dakota Coach Gene Roebuck will retire after this season, which is his 25th.

I’ve said before that San Diego State point guard Chelsea Hopkins is the real deal. Check her out in this interview.

LSU starting point guard Destini Hughes is out for the season with torn knee ligaments and a torn meniscus.

Last night’s games:

Tennessee beat LSU in an injury-prone game.

Tulane snapped a two-game losing streak by putting away Alabama-Birmingham.

Cal whooped Washington.

In USC’s victory over Oregon, Trojan forwards Briana Gilbreath and Christina Marinacci each had a double-double.

Cal State Northridge edged Cal Poly, 79-77, in a game with a wild finish.

Wisconsin-Green Bay overcame Youngstown State and are now 16-0 – the best start in program history.

UConn’s Tiffany Hays passed the 1,500-point mark in the Huskies’ win over Cincinati.

San Diego’s Dominique Connors also surpassed 1,500 points.

Olympics:

It’s official: Marynell Meadors, Doug Bruno and Jennifer Gillom are the assistant coaches for this summer’s Olympic Games.

Beth Mowins and Debbie Antonelli talk with Geno Auriemma and Tamika Catchings.

Jennifer Gillom will join an exclusive club of those who have been both a player and a coach at the Olympic Games.

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