First day of March! And madness is on the way

Big East regular season awards:

All-BIG EAST First Team

Bria Hartley, Connecticut, So., G
Tiffany Hayes, Connecticut, Sr., G
*Anna Martin, DePaul, Jr., G
Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown, Jr., G
Shoni Schimmel, Louisville, So., G
*Skylar Diggins, Notre Dame, Jr., G
Natalie Novosel, Notre Dame, Sr., G
Devereaux Peters, Notre Dame, Gr., F
Khadijah Rushdan, Rutgers, R-Sr., G
Shenneika Smith, St. John’s, Jr., G
Asya Bussie, West Virginia, Jr., C


Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas and Duke’s Joanne P. McCallie were named player and coach of the year, respectively.

Marissa Kastanek of North Carolina State is the conference scholar athlete of the year.

North Carolina point guard She’la White does the heavy lifting.


The Battle of the Bay is this Sunday at Cal. As you may remember, the last time Stanford and Cal matched up Jan. 28, the Bears almost beat the Cardinal. The game is getting play on the San Francisco Chronicle sports page.

“In the Paint” picks their conference all-star teams.


Dishin & Swishin features Brittney Griner, Nnemkadi Ogwumike, A’dia Mathies, Chelsea Gray and Julie Wotja. Wow!

Pat Summitt:

She leaves a legacy that may never be matched. That’s a serious understatement.


The USBWA’s coaches of the year watch list.

ESPN’s Graham Hays’ mid-major top ten list. He’s off on Gonzaga; they’re not strong this year.


The Fever traded Tangela Smith to San Antonio for Roneeka Hodges.

The Dream signed Ketia Swanier.