So much madness

Big 12 quarterfinals day:

Hoopfeed has a Big 12 tournament blog, and in this entry she talks about Melissa Jones setting the tempo against Kansas. Jones is wearing glasses after sustaining an injury a couple weeks ago. Much admiration for her.

ESPN has some good Big 12 videos and pictures.

Mechelle Voepel interviews Whitney Hand of Oklahoma and Texas A&M’s Sydney Colson.

Pac-10 results on opening day:

Arizona State beat Oregon State by a mere six points, 50-44.

Arizona held off a mighty Oregon comeback to pull off a 90-89 win. Perhaps that’s why the Wildcats are “in the conversation” again.

USC beat Washington State 77-66.

Cal finally got it together and put away Washington, 58-48. San Bernardino’s own Layshia Clarendon lead the Bears with 16 points.

Stanford and UCLA, first and second in the conference, don’t play until Friday. The Pac-10 site has a nice story on Bruin Coach Nikki Caldwell, in the meantime.

More NCAA:

Could the Big East really get ten teams in the NCAA tournament?

Geno Auriemma’s bench has him worried about officiating.

Cal Coach Joanne Boyle has been given the 2011 Carol Eckman Award, for “spirit, integrity and character through sportsmanship, commitment to the student-athlete, honesty, ethical behavior, courage and dedication to purpose,” by the WBCA.

Stanford is discontinuing “easy” classes for athletes. I didn’t know they offered easy classes at Stanford.

Junior colleges:

The national tournament starts next week in Kansas.

USA Basketball:

Wanna try out for the U16 team?