WNBA and college happenings

Hey WNBA: remember Sheryl Swoopes. I’ve said it too for the last couple years: she deserves a proper send off.

The holdovers from the Detroit Shock are making the best of it in Tulsa.

Oh my god, what horrible luck: Loree Moore has torn the meniscus in her knee.

Alexis Gray-Lawson was waived by Washington today. Awwwww. Another California, Jennifer Risper, was waived by Indiana.

On the college tip:

Jennifer Azzi has hired old buddy Katy Steding and Blair Hardiek as her assistants at USF.

Duke and UConn have renewed their series.

Pasadena’s own Morghan Medlock will receive the Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award. It’s given annually to athletes who “have overcome great personal, academic and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics.” Medlock’s mother was murdered during the 2008-2009 season, but she didn’t miss a game that year. Amazing. Congratulations to her.

Van Chancellor couldn’t get Joni Crenshaw as a player, but now he’s got her as an assistant coach at LSU. Life is funny like that sometimes.