As the basketball world still turns

NCAA transfers everywhere:

Three sophomores have left Missouri: Maggie Flynn, Tori Niemann and Paige Spietz.

Washington sophomore Ashley Moore is leaving.

Michala Johnson is transferring from UConn.

Coaching changes:

The long-rumored departure of Cynthia Cooper-Dyke from UNCW is indeed true: she’s the new coach at Texas Southern.

Karen Aston has named her coaching staff at Texas: Travis Mays, Jalie Mitchell and Angela Ortega.

High school:

Tomorrow opens the spring National Letter of Intent period. A couple on the 2012 top 100 still have to make that choice, but it’s mostly the unranked players making decisions now.

Not to be upstaged by the lame-as-hell-for-women’s-sports LA Times, has their own Nirra Fields story.


Tough break for Penny Taylor, Australia and the Phoenix Mercury, as the forward has torn her ACL and will miss the WNBA season and the Olympics.

Understatement of the season:

Kim Mulkey and the Baylor staff should have been more careful in their recruiting efforts.