Yesterday and tomorrow

More on yesterday’s semifinal game vs. Australia:

Team USA videos….the latest from Tamika Catchings, Lindsay Whalen and Geno Auriemma. The one from Catchings is particularly revealing.

It was a deeper, more fit team that defeated the Aussies.

A halftime chewing out from point guard Sue Bird helped kick start the team for the second half.

Lisa Leslie had questioned the heart of the US team at halftime.

The Australians are left to contemplate the end of an era after their loss.

Edwige Lawson-Wade of France has had a long journey to the top.

Helen has a good roundup of seemingly every story written on the game.

Tomorrow’s gold medal match up against France:

Scouting report.

High school:

Top recruit Allisha Gray tore her ACL, MCL and meniscus during U18 practice yesterday. That is beyond sad.


Arkansas coach Tom Collen’s contract has been extended through 2016.


Dishin & Swishin talks to Corey Gaines and Monique Ambers about the Mercury and Liberty.


  1. I love Edwige's comment about my Olympic crush, Celine Dumerc:

    "FIBA: Just a word about Celine Dumerc. Have you ever seen an athlete step it up to a different level like she is doing now?

    Lawson-Wade: No, because she is playing at the same level of some great players. But these players we are used to seeing them do that. I am thinking of Diana Taurasi who can do that all year long. Celine, we are not used to seeing her like that.

    In blue she becomes a great scorer, a great shooter. Wow, where did that come from… It keeps going game after game, it’s unbelievable."