It all blends together

High school:

Mark Lewis, a guru of recruiting “things to watch out for,” is now writing for Blue Star Media. He has some interesting thoughts on how a head coach’s race, sex and age may be an issue for some recruits in choosing a school.

ESPN is projecting the 2012-2013 recruiting needs of each team in the six largest conferences in the country. They begin with the ACC, and the Pac-12. What a great idea.

NCAA coaching changes:

Ali Jaques is Siena’s new coach.

New Wisconsin-Green Bay Coach Kevin Borseth has retained two assistants hired by former coach Matt Bollant: Sarah Bronk and Amanda Leonhard-Perry.

Elena Lovato is the new Trinity Valley Community College coach.

In the meantime, the men’s coach at Saint Louis University has been retained, but it’s been six weeks since women’s coach Shimmy Gray-Miller was let go, and no replacement has yet been named.

WNBA:

Yesterday, analysts, coaches and draft prospects weighed in on Monday’s draft.

ESPN says the draft is full of questions.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike is preparing for the draft.

Miami Hurricanes Shenise Johnson and Riquna Williams are ready.

Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Julie Wojta will attend the draft.

Notre Dame’s Devereaux Peters is set to be drafted.

WNBA all-time scoring leader Tina Thompson remembers her draft experience.

Former Cardinal Jeannette Pohlen remembers draft day last year.

USA Basketball:

The Women’s National Team will play China at a May 11-13 training camp in Seattle.

Sports Illustrated says no Olympic team has been under more pressure to win gold than this year’s. What about 1996?

Bonus:

Oklahoma State was honored today by the Oklahoma State Senate for “their courage and perseverance following the tragic plane crash involving head coach Kurt Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna.” A congratulatory resolution was passed.

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