Tulsa Shock in the news

Members of the Tulsa Shock paid a visit to a local high school yesterday, extolling the virtues of keeping grades up. Here are two key points of this piece, at least for me:

The players also fielded questions from some of the students, including what it was like for them when they found out the team was leaving Detroit for Tulsa.

“The initial reaction was that it was not good,” Hornbuckle said. “We found out the same time as the rest of the nation. But now that we’re here, it feels good.”

Aha – the truth comes out. But I’m glad things are looking up now.

Marquette has about 400 students, 80 percent of whom play basketball.

Half of those are girls, said Lisa Robertson, the school’s athletic director.

Eighty percent, and half being girls? Wow, maybe I don’t live in the right place after all.

Lastly, Marion Jones is still trying to get ready to play for the Shock. Either she’ll surprise us, or won’t make it. We’ll see.