Wednesday mish mash

I feel kind of “hungover,” so to speak, from yesterday.

WNBA:

Top undrafted prospects.

The top draft picks are ready to become the faces of the league.

Arizona’s Davellyn Whyte discusses being drafted.

Business:

The lawsuit against Connecticut Coach Geno Auriemma has been dismissed, and an appeal has been filed.

Something fishy?

SDSU’s Beth Burns retires unexpectedly:

In a sudden, unexpected, even bizarre announcement, San Diego State women’s basketball coach Beth Burns retired Tuesday, just eight months after signing a five-year contract.

SDSU issued a seven-paragraph release at 2:32 p.m. with no prior warning that included bland statements from Burns and Athletic Director Jim Sterk. It named Jualeah Woods as interim head coach while Sterk conducts “a national search” to replace the winningest coach in program history.

By late afternoon, Burns was no longer listed as head coach on the Aztecs web site and her bio had been removed.

An athletic department official said Woods, assistant coaches and players would not be made available to the media. Burns was unavailable for comment, and Sterk declined further comment.

1 COMMENT

  1. That Beth Burns thing is very strange. Here's a New Mexico fan blog with video copy of Burn's presser after they lost in the conference championship and before they started the WNIT. She sounds disappointed in losing and then not getting a NCAA bid, but certainly not like someone contemplating retirement.

    http://thelobolair.com/forum/showthread.php?t=46150&p=597210

    She acknowledged her players, coaches and staff in her exit statement but said nothing about upstream administrators or the SDSU president. Bet this came top down and she signed a non-disclosure in order to get severance in addition to her retirement.

    Will be interesting to find out what actually happened if it ever comes out.

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