Monday, October 02, 2006

Have We Got A(nother) Deal For You! Okay, loyal blog readers, earlier this year we told you that NBA TV is one of the best things going for women's basketball fans. For a few bucks a month, you get loads of games you wouldn't otherwise be able to see. We know that many of you paid attention to our advice and had a summer of WNBA fun and also got to see all of Team USA's FIBA World Championship games from Brazil.

Well, here's another great deal, particularly for DC-area residents: joining the Rebounders, the Maryland Women's Basketball Booster Club. Or, as we like to call ourselves, "the team behind the team." For $75 per year, you get to support the team while receiving a ton of cool benefits. These include: a Rebounders T-shirt (really, what basketball fan doesn't need another T-shirt?), free bus trips to several away games (which lets you leave the driving to the University's Department of Transportation Services while you party on the bus share the ride with like-minded fans), several post-game socials (the team and coaches typically turn up at least for the season-ender), and other team-related events. For example, Coach Frese has invited the Rebounders to an exclusive team practice this month, with an opportunity to meet and greet the players afterwards. (Priceless!) Last month, Ass't Coach Bernabei (who is about to give birth to a little twerp Terp of her own) and Director of Basketball Operations Mark Pearson held a ninety-minute, informative "Basketball Fundamentals" Q&A for Rebounders . . . and the list goes on. And if there are two or more of you, the $150 "family pack" is a bargain, as up to four family members can join for that price (and get four T-shirts!).

If you are interested in finding out more about the Rebounders, or in joining, call Jen Elkonoh at the Women's Basketball Office, 301-314-1747, or email her at: (Tell her the DC BasketCases sent you!) And no, we don't get anything if you join, just the pleasure of more Terps fans!

Warning! Feel free to visit the Rebounders website (it's even written in LARGE PRINT TYPE . . . very considerate, since many of the boosters are (shall we say) "mature" fans who might have trouble reading fine print, not to mention driving after dark!) But, if you're checking in from work, be forewarned that it automatically launches into an instumental version of the Maryland fight song --- and the BasketCases haven't yet found a way to turn it off --- not that we would want to!


At 5:57 AM, Anonymous a rome said...

where in the world and what happened to kalika france? with only 11 players on the roster, we could really use her. doesn't the limited roster make it hard to practice?

At 3:23 PM, Blogger BasketCases said...

Kalika is transferring to Purdue. We wish her all the best.

BTW, the Terps, like so many teams, practice against male practice players.



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