Tough times and free agents

Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas is ESPNw’s player of the week.

In 17 upcoming SEC games, players will show support for the Pat Summitt Foundation. Support for the legendary coach comes from all over the world, including Iraq.

Yesterday Michigan made the AP’s top 25 list. That means the Wolverines are ranked for the first time since 2002. Coach Kim Barnes Arico is rebuilding.

Rough times at Texas, as senior Cokie Reed and junior Chelsea Bass have retired from basketball due to medical conditions.

Virginia’s Sarah Beth Barnette has a twin on the men’s basketball team.

Nebraska Coach Connie Yori’s rational attitude is leading her team.

West Virginia is finding the Big 12 tough.

The Lady Vols’s team GPA has slipped below 3.0.

Toledo’s Naama Shafir is making the most of her fifth year.

A broken nose hasn’t slowed down Georgia’s Jasmine Hassell.

Guard play is soaring for UConn.

WNBA:

Everyone is buzzing about the unrestricted free agent list released today:

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

Svetlana Abrosimova
Suzy Batkovic-Brown
Tully Bevilaqua
Kara Braxton
Tamika Catchings
Iziane Castro Marques
Elisabeth Cebrian
Shanna Crossley
Lindsey Harding
Roneeka Hodges
Dalma Ivanyi
Anete Jakabsone-Zogata
Temeka Johnson
Laurie Koehn
Tijana Krivacevic
Ivory Latta
Katerina Lazic
Taj McWilliams-Franklin
Delisha Milton-Jones
Jessica Moore
Ticha Penicheiro
Jia Perkins
Noelle Quinn
Hadjana Radnovic
Katelan Redmon
Ashley Robinson
Nakia Sanford
Dymond Simon
Katie Smith
Tammy Sutton-Brown
DeMya Walker
Le’Coe Willingham

The only thing I’m alarmed at is that they didn’t take Tully Bevilaqua and Ticha Penicheiro off the list. Those women aren’t coming out of retirement.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Texas' program has really fallen off. Don't really understand why but it seems like they used to consistently be in the top 25. Hope these ballers health is OK long term.

  2. Interesting piece on Tennessee's GPA drop off. Down from 3.17 to 2.84 in only a year. That's over a ten percent deterioration. Would be interesting to know the back story on that situation.

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