The NCAA tournament is over, but SBN bloggers are still reflecting on the seasons their women’s teams had.
And the NCAA itself is excited about the success of their Final Four attendance and ratings.
- Matt Sussman of Hustle Belt took note of AnnMarie Gilbert’s sudden resignation as head coach of Eastern Michigan and says something isn’t quite right, suggesting that NCAA violations might have a more significant role in the resignation than the Michigan Wolverines job that recently opened up down the road in Ann Arbor. Read more >>>
- Jonathan Tjarks of SB Nation Dallas took on the task of trying to find a comparison for Baylor Lady Bears star Brittney Griner and arrived at men’s basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He suggests that the only thing she needs now is a rival, which might not happen in the NCAA but could certainly exist in the WNBA. Read more >>>
- Greg Alan Edwards of A Sea Of Blue also made a cross-gender comparison yesterday, looking at the similarities and differences between Kentucky’s men’s and women’s teams. With women’s coach Matthew Mitchell leading the program to new heights, he suggests that the women’s team took a bigger step, historically speaking, than the national champion men’s team. Read more >>>
- Brian Favat of BC Interruption posted the release about Boston College’s new coaching hire, Erik Johnson. After some controversy about the resignation of former coach Sylvia Crawley, BC fans seem to find this hire underwhelming. Read more >>>
- Kristen Leigh Porter of NCAA.org has put together a summary of how successful the 2012 NCAA Women’s Final Four was, with TV ratings being a highlight: Tuesday’s title game between Baylor and Notre Dame was the most viewed game since Connecticut beat Tennessee 70-61 in 2004. Read more >>>
- Cedric Golden of The Statesman writes about endures her share of taunts and online ugliness, but wonders why she even has to. He concludes his commentary with, “She is one of us, after all. Not just American, but human.” Read more >>>