Cierra Warren leaves Louisville

Sophomore center Cierra Warren has left the Louisville team. She had already sat out last season after transferring from North Carolina.

Cardinals Coach Jeff Walz was unusually candid about it:

“The girls had a team meeting after the DePaul game and they were like, ‘Hey, this is not acceptable. We have to go harder and push ourselves,’ ” Walz said. “Cierra decided she didn’t want to work that hard.”

(I’ve never seen a coach say anything besides, “we thank her for her contributions.”)

Other college news:

The Lady Vols need to spread out Glory Johnson’s defense.

Wisconsin-Green Bay is flourishing under Coach Matt Bollant.

The Pac-12 has extended the contract of commissioner Larry Scott through 2016.

The Washington Post has a great piece on Baylor. But the New York Times says the Texas Bears aren’t all about Griner. You decide.

Book news:

Ann Meyers Drysdale’s autobiography, “You let some girl beat you? The story of Ann Meyers Drysdale” will be out this June. Read the first chapter on her website.