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Get ready for July college basketball recruiting
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 2, 2014 at 3:05pm

It's almost that time again.....time for club ball teams to start balling like mad, and for college coaches to watch 10 hours of games per day while managing to stay awake and take good notes.The schedule:July 6-12, evaluation periodJuly 13-22, dead perio...more

What are the Title IX Implications of USC's 4-Year Scholarship Plan?
by Title IX Blog
posted June 26, 2014 at 2:04pm

On Monday, University of Southern California announced that it will offer four-year scholarships to all scholarship athletes in football, men's basketball, and women's basketball.  This modifies the university's existing practice of offering all scho...more

Advice for High School Athletes on the College Selection Process from Olympian Lashinda Demus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted April 29, 2014 at 2:27pm

I started receiving letters from colleges my freshman year in high school. There was even one coach that called me early out of excitement, and then out of honesty turned themselves in. Once my junior year came around and it became legal to call me, t...more

Is it Worth It:
by SportyEsquire
posted December 3, 2013 at 9:45pm

Should colleges continue to support women's athletics?...more

5 Deal-Breakers For Hockey Scouts
by Total Female Hockey Club
posted August 1, 2013 at 9:08pm

After spending the weekend in Boston coaching players who aspire to play hockey at the college hockey level and speaking with the scouts who were narrowing down their shortlists of players who they are interested in, I realized how much the little details...more

My Athlete life by @emilyazevedo
by EmilyAzevedo
posted July 29, 2013 at 10:33am

My life as an athlete has been a small amount of luck, a hell of a lot of hard work and an indefinite amount of sacrifice.  I wish I could say that an Olympic athlete’s life is as glamorous as society would assume, but our jobs are a bit unort...more

Women's college basketball recruiting - The Eighty Percent Rule
by Swish Appeal
posted June 27, 2013 at 10:17am

If there's any area of basketball that might be impervious to any kind of stat-based analysis, it's high school basketball. Pro basketball is the least impervious - most teams are on an equal footing. College basketball is a bit more difficult, with t...more

Convenient Reverence: Forward with Scholarships (Pt. 1)
by Felicity (Fawkes) Hawksley
posted October 12, 2012 at 3:05pm

'CONVENIENT REVERENCE' [Originally written as a discursive paper for conference presentation] 'On the judicious use of university athletic scholarships to increase the number of British champions and better a nation's sporting culture' 1.1: Introduc...more

The Chick Flick- A record breaking Women's Disc Golf Event
by DiscGolf4Women
posted September 2, 2012 at 12:51pm

The 5th annual, Chick Flick, has yet again set a record in the number of women players by continuing to grow larger each year....more

Social media in college recruiting
by Sports, Media & Society
posted August 20, 2012 at 3:31pm

Upon browsing through the Women Talk Sports blog network, I found this post about social media and recruiting. The blogger cites a number of coaches who talk about the issue of TMI (too much information) on recruits' Facebook and Twitter accounts. This i...more

In a social media world, potential recruits need to watch what they say
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 19, 2012 at 8:53pm

The vast majority of young people have a Twitter account, a Facebook page, or both. They tend to put their random thoughts on Twitter, and more elaborate info and pictures on Facebook.But increasingly, what young athletes post on either social medium is b...more

Women's College World Series Softball
by Dirt-n-the skirt
posted June 5, 2012 at 4:13pm

The WCWS has two amazing programs fighting for the ultimate prize and pride for their respective colleges. Alabama Crimson Tide has never won the college world series but has had several appearances behind coach Pat Murphy. They are going against a tough ...more

Recruiting and evaluation periods a matter of perspective
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 26, 2012 at 9:53am

This story, on ever-changing NCAA summer recruiting/evaluation regulations, ran last weekend as the recruiting season took full flight. UConn Coach Geno Auriemma, and others, are quoted as being dismayed by what they call a shrinking window of time to be ...more

Ubuntu: I am, because you are
by BAWSI Angela
posted April 25, 2012 at 12:29pm

Full Circle Service by the Student-Athletes from Evergreen Valley College is Powerful Beyond Words...more

Catching up with high school hoops star Mercedes Russell
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 22, 2012 at 10:49pm

Last May, Springfield, Ore. center Mercedes Russell showed up to the West Coast Premier Invitational in Pomona, Calif. a little-known figure outside of her home state, where she and her high school team had just won a state championship. At that event, an...more

Baylor may face sanctions over possible illegal recruiting
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 10, 2012 at 10:07am

Scandal:The men's and women's basketball programs at Baylor University are facing possible NCAA sanctions following an investigation that uncovered more than 1,200 impermissible phone calls and text messages during a 29-month span.Men's coach Scott Drew, ...more

Standing on the Shoulders of Those Before Us
by BAWSI Angela
posted March 27, 2012 at 11:28am

Female Athletes Value for Relationships Enables a Unique Opportunity to Support and Make Sure No One Gets Left Behind...more

Leading by Example- Santa Clara University Women’s Basketball Coaches
by BAWSI Drea
posted March 23, 2012 at 9:25am

  Here at BAWSI we rely heavily on female athletes to understand the importance of using their unique platform for good. But, rarely do we see the coaches of these athletes making the same commitment themselves. The Santa Clara University women&rsqu...more

Planting Seeds of Change through Service
by BAWSI Angela
posted March 17, 2012 at 4:46pm

Student-Athletes Being Transformed through Service, Empowered and Inspired for Life Beyond Athletics...more

10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu, a family affair: Lopez and Smith, the future faces of women’s MMA
by HowRoode
posted December 12, 2011 at 10:11pm

  Chief instructor and owner, Derek Stewart leads the jiu-jitsu session as the students attentively listen … just like we did before, but in a much tighter ball, half-guard here, control the distance… Sitting on the mat, the class o...more

Nirra Fields, Jeanier Olukemi Ruled Ineligible to Play College Hoops
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 29, 2011 at 6:38pm

Photo: OUHoops.com   Mater Dei guard Nirra Fields, who is UCLA-bound, and former Brea Olinda star Jeanier Olukemi have both been denied transfers from the California Interscholastic Federation. Unless both win hardship appeals, neither will be ab...more

Imani Stafford chooses Texas
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 14, 2011 at 10:47pm

10 Imani Stafford is headed to Texas to be a Longhorn. Texas is looking good now.#17 Kahleah Cooper has picked Rutgers. ESPN's Rutgers analysis. ...more

Cali High School Girl's Basketball Showcase 2011
by They're Playing Basketball
posted November 14, 2011 at 12:50am

Yesterday's Cali High School Showcase 2011, at Cal State Dominguez Hills, brought out some of Southern California's top teams. And it's true: the basketball world order in this part of the universe has changed.Mater Dei 58, Serra 44The score is deceptive,...more

Cat Osterman and Lindsay Gardner Unite To Coach Hilltoppers
by Dirt-n-the skirt
posted October 27, 2011 at 10:48pm

                                                                                                (Photo courtesy of Logan Lawrence St. Edwards Athletics) This pas...more

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