Hot, like July

College and recruiting:

Cori Close and UCLA have their first recruit – it’s Lauren Holiday, sister of Jrue Holiday and descendent of basketball-playing parents. Lauren will keep it in the Pac-10, which just turned into the Pac-12.

Joan Cronan – the former women’s athletic director at Tennessee – has been interim AD for the last several weeks. Not surprisingly, the veteran is finding her influence is growing. (Gwan, girl!)


ESPN finds that Sheryl Swoopes, 40, loves the game just as much as ever. You can’t coach love of the sport, can you?

I feel badly for the Fever’s Briann January, but she is dealing with her torn ACL.

The parity of the WNBA is a challenge for some players, depending upon what college they played for.