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College:

USC Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has rounded out her coaching staff, by hiring Jualeah Woods and Brandy Manning. They join Evan Unrau, who was retained.

Ariel Massengale dreams of a return to the Final Four with the Lady Vols.

UConn’s Stefanie Dolson is expected to take the entire summer off.

Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike is studying abroad in Nigeria.

Q&A with Duke-bound Rebecca Greenwell.

Her Husker career behind her, Lindsey Moore is ready for the pros.

Rutgers granted Skakena Richardson her transfer release request.

Hartford has extended Jennifer Rizzotti’s contract through 2018.

Former Husker Rebecca Woodberry has transferred to San Jose State.

Washington State transfer Jordan Kelley has landed at Wyoming.

Kayla Ard has left Troy for an assistant coach position at Clemson.

High school:

Stares follow stars on all-Ohio AAU team.

Alyssa Rice has all the ingredients for success.

Lisa Leslie:

…says women are still making strides in sports.

WNBA:

Fullcourt says it’s time for the WNBA to acknowledge Brittney Griner and other gay players.

1 COMMENT

  1. While Kelly Kline at Full Court should be acknowledged for her idealism she should probably be careful about what she wishes for as she might just get it. The outcome may well not be what she anticipates.

    Everyone should remember that the W is a business, not a social movement. The only market segment that the W has already fully penetrated is lesbian fans. Doubling down on that demographic probably won't help the league become financially successful and it has significant marketing downsides that Richie is well aware of.

    As much of a goof as Richie is even she understands her recent "progressive" statements and initiatives have pushed the envelope as far as she should unless she is willing to isolate the league from a mass marketing standpoint and become a niche lesbian product. If the W could have succeeded as a lesbian focused product it would have already done so.

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