Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Thundering Herd (isn't that just the BEST team nickname you've ever herd heard?) turned out in force last night at Marshall University; but the Herd wasn't strong or fast enough to overcome the Mighty Turtle. Despite shooting a paltry 37.5%, the Maryland Terrapins outpaced the Marshall Herd by a score of 68-49 before an excited crowd of 4,153 (mostly) Marshall fans. Crystal Langhorne led all scorers with 15 points to go along with 10 rebounds as she recorded yet another double-double.

Marshall Coach Royce Chadwick was "thrilled" that fans turned out in such numbers to see two women's teams battle on the hardwood. In the Herald-Dispatch, Coach Chadwick had this to say:

"I'm thrilled. Honestly, this is the first time in my tenure here that the game stood by itself," he said. "There was no half-court shot to win a car. There wasn't a guest coach. They came to watch the teams play."
What's this about a car!!!?? They give cars away at Marshall games? Whoa!!! And here the BasketCases thought getting a free t-shirt or a big foam finger was pretty cool . . . little did we know!

The Terps return home to Comcast this Saturday for a 7:00 PM game against the Gauchos from the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Photo Credit: Herald-Dispatch (Huntington, WV) MD-Marshall Photo Gallery

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bring a $10 bill to the Hall of Fame Cafe on the campus of Marshall University today at noon, and you get lunch, 50 cents change, AND Coach Brenda Frese as keynote speaker at the Locker Room Club luncheon! Now that's what the BasketCases call a deal!

Oh, and Coach B will be sticking around Huntington, WV after lunch, as her undefeated Terrapins take on the Marshall Thundering Herd tonight at 7:00 PM. (A Thundering Herd vs a Turtle? Scary!) You can watch the game on Herd All-Access (the link is available on the Terps' website. Caution, though: this may be pay-per-view.).

Tonight's contest is a much anticipated event in Huntington . . . it's the first time in the history of Marshall University that any sport at Marshall has played host to a Division I, top-ranked team at home. That's B-I-G! Even the opposing coach, Royce Chadwick is excited. According to the Herald-Dispatch:
Getting a team of that caliber to come in is a rare feat. Although Marshall faced 2005 national champion Baylor last season in Mexico, this will be the first time in program history that it has faced the No. 1 team in the nation...."(Maryland coach) Brenda (Frese) is bringing her team here because she's a person of her word," said Marshall coach Royce Chadwick. "She's been true to her word and that's commendable."The initial talks for the game began long before the Terrapins became champions.... Maryland chose to honor the commitment despite the other opportunities that might have been presented.
Sounds like the Brenda we all know.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Are you a "Harp"-ist? If, like the BasketCases, you're a big fan of the Terps' Laura Harper, then don't miss her latest blog on the NCAA's Double-A Zone website. Laura shares a few thoughts about spending Thanksgiving in the Bahamas --- and her excitement about Sa'de Wiley-Gatewood's upcoming eligibility.

BTW, Sa'de told the BasketCases in a (non) exclusive interview that she believes her first game in a Terps uniform will be December 21st at Loyola. We must say that Sa'de was a real pleasure to talk to . . . and if anybody has any doubts (which we don't) about how she will fit in with the Maryland team, just read this from her profile in the Terps' Media Guide:

Q: Aside from winning the title, what was your favorite moment from last year:

Sa'de: My favorite moment was when I became a Terp.

Gotta love that kid already!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Post-game Bahamas Update! The BasketCases have their very first foreign correspondent sending eyewitness reports from the islands. (It's a dirty job but someone has to do it!) Check out the Comments below from xwomynjoc for the lastest reports . . . including her wrap up of Maryland's 83-41 walkover against Gardner-Webb on Friday night. . . . Thanks x! (The BasketCases confess that with the first half score at 45-10, we could not bear to listen any longer on the radio. Even the announcers sounded as though they wished they could be somewhere else.)

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Sunday Morning Update! In the Comments below, xwomynjoc files her final report from the islands. The Terps won the Junkanoo Jam Freeport Division championship game (surprise!) over Ole Miss, 110-79. Although the Terps allowed all those points, xwomynjoc tells us that she sees improvement in their defense. (That's good news; perhaps there is a D in MARYLAN after all!) The Terps' 110 points were a tournament record, and the most the team has scored in a game since November 1988. Every Maryland starter scored in double figures, and Shay Doron (who had 23 points last night) was named the tourney MVP. Congratulations!!

The BasketCases thank xwomynjoc for her eyewitness accounts, and wish everyone a safe trip home.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Kay Yow announced yesterday that she will be taking a leave of absence from her head coaching duties at NC State to focus on treatment of her breast cancer.

"Yow's doctors have recently detected progression of the disease. Treatment of the breast cancer at this time will require a combination of chemotherapy and newer targeted biologic therapies, which have begun this week."

Everyone familiar with women's college basketball knows Kay Yow --- a classy lady, a Hall of Famer, sister of Maryland AD Debbie Yow, and sister of former WNBA assistant coach Susan Yow --- and knows that Kay has been fighting this disease for many years. The BasketCases wish Kay a short leave and a full recovery. On this Thanksgiving Day, when we count our blessings, let's remember to send prayers and positive thoughts to Kay and all those battling disease and other hardships.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

It's Better in the Bahamas. The Terps left the cold and rainy mid-Atlantic today and flew off to Grand Bahama Island for some fun in the sun, warm weather, snorkeling, and, oh yes, a little bit of basketball. On Friday and Saturday, they will be playing in the Junkanoo Jam, taking on Gardner-Webb and then either Mississippi or Northwestern. The BasketCases hope they have a great time . . . and we hope that Terps and Mystics fans everywhere have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Big Foam Colonial-heads? Brilliant! Would this be the key to George Washington upsetting the reigning National Champion Terrapins? For a few minutes there, about midway through the first half, it looked like it was possible . . . but NO, as cute as the hats were (not to mention the fans wearing them!) they weren't enough to upset the No. 1 ranked team in the land.

Maryland opened the game with its now standard offensive burst, outscoring GW 12-2 in the first four minutes of play. But the Colonials clawed their way back to close the gap to 1 point (21-20) with about 7-1/2 minutes left in the first half. After that, it was All Maryland All the Time. GW managed just one more basket before the break while the Terps added 15 pts to their total. Maryland continued to dominate in the second half outscoring GW 37-26, for a final score of 73-48. Tourney MVP Crystal Langhorne (no disrespect to Lang, but the BasketCases think Harp deserved the honor . . . and apparently, so did Lang) led all scorers with 20 pts and led all rebounders with 11 boards.

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases

M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D Will Win. Sportswriter Kathy Orton in today's article Special to The Washington Post tells us that before yesterday's game, it had been more than 12 years since Maryland and GW met in Women's Basketball.
[Coach Brenda] Frese said that she waited to play the Colonials, perennially one of the top teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference, until she had a team that could match up with them. "We felt in our first couple years that we wanted to get a team that was going to be competitive, to be honest," Frese said. "I think it's great when we play all the teams in the area."
What Coach B meant (according to the BasketCases): We didn't want to play any local team until we were certain we could beat them! Losing to a local team sure could hurt recruiting!

In Sunday Morning's Update the BasketCases wondered if the reason for the Washington Post's lack of a byline article about Saturday's MD-Arizona game was because Washington Post Staff Writer Sportswriter Kathy Orton's dog ate her homework. A thorough investigation by the BasketCases (OK, we bumped into Kathy at the MD-GW game yesterday and asked her) reveals that actually Kathy did file a story about the game --- for a news service --- and that she is NOT a Washington Post Staff Writer, despite the fact that the Washington Post identified her as such in a previous article she wrote for them as a Special (i.e., freelance) reporter. So, it wasn't Kathy's dog that should be blamed. Perhaps the WP Sports Editor's dog ate his directory of staff reporters . . . and he simply forgot that Kathy doesn't work for him.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Picking up where they left off last night. . the Terps came out this afternoon on the second day of the BTI Classic and raced to a 31-5 lead over Arizona, with about ten minutes left in the first half. Although the Wildcats eventually closed some of the gap thanks to another second half by Maryland that did not live up to the first, the Terps won, 75-61. Every Maryland player scored, four in double figures. After Marissa Coleman's hard fall last night, the BasketCases were heartened to see her run onto the floor with the team for warmups today, and even happier that she was able to play. She came off the bench, playing a total of 23 minutes.

The Terps take on GW tomorrow at 3:30PM. Although GW, like Maryland, is undefeated in the tourney, they've struggled in both games, narrowly escaping with wins against Arizona and TCU. Still, GW is the Terps' first ranked opponent of the season, and should give them their biggest test of the weekend. According to Laura Harper,"It [GW] is a huge game. We're not satisfied with the way we've been playing for two games, so [Sunday] will be really big, proving something for us. We're playing three games in three days, so we're trying to see how we can fight through fatigue."

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases (BasketCases in training)

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Sunday Morning Update: What's Up, Washington Post? The BasketCases clearly spotted Washington Post sports writer Kathy Orton in the media section at yesterday's Maryland game, yet the Post's story today, in both our print edition and the on-line version, is compiled from news services. Kathy, did the dog eat your homework? Milton Kent of the Baltimore Sun was not only at the game, but he also wrote about it.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Coaching 101: Never open your season on the road against the reigning National Champions (who are returning all of their starters). Because when you do, it might just be, as it was tonight for TCU, that the last time you are not behind in the game is the opening tip off. The Terps started the game with a 16-0 run, and never looked back. The final score of 82-64 doesn't convey how lopsided this contest really was. Laura Harper had a career high of 27 points --- in only 24 minutes --- Crystal Langhorne recorded another double-double (11 and 11) --- in 21 minutes --- and Kristi Toliver dished out 10 assists --- in her 18 minutes of play.

With Arizona tomorrow (on less than 24 hours' rest) and #25-ranked GW on Sunday afternoon, clearly the Terps' emphasis tonight was to win without wearing out the starters. The starter who played the fewest minutes (eight) was Marissa Coleman, who hit the floor hard (in obvious pain) early in the first half and did not return to the game. The good news is that she walked off the court under her own power and was on the bench for the remainder of the game (albeit with ice pack).

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases (the last time TCU was not behind)

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Saturday Morning Update: Memo to the Washington Post: There were two local teams playing games at Comcast last night, both nationally ranked --- GW and, oh yes, the #1 ranked-reigning National Champions (we repeat: the reigning National Champions). But could you be bothered sending a reporter? The Baltimore Sun sent Milton Kent, who reports that Marissa Coleman suffered a bruised tailbone and is day-to-day.

Turtles v. Frogs. No, not a biblical plague, but the second game of a doubleheader tonight at Comcast, as Maryland takes on TCU in the first night of the three-day BTI Classic. The round robin tournament also brings Arizona (alma mater of Brenda Frese) and DC's own George Washington to Comcast. Arizona and GW will tip off at 5PM today, followed by the Terps and TCU at 7:30PM. On Saturday, TCU and GW play at 2PM, followed by Maryland and Arizona at 4:30. TCU and Arizona start play on Sunday at 1pm, and the Terps and GW close out the tourney with a matchup starting at 3:30PM. So for those who can't get enough of women's hoops, there's plenty of b-ball at Comcast this weekend!!!

The Arizona Star has a very nice article today about Brenda Frese.
(Thanks, Stever, for the link.)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mystics Alum Moves Up! As our loyal blog readers know, there have been so many Mystics coaches and assistant coaches over the years (sigh) that it's hard to keep track of them without a scorecard (or a Chart !). Well, today, one more veteran of the coaching staff at the Phone Booth has gone to work for yet another team, and gotten a big promotion to boot: Jenny Boucek, an assistant coach for the Mystics in 1999, and most recently an assistant coach for the Seattle Storm, has just been named the Head Coach of the Sacramento Monarchs. Congratulations and good luck in the west, Jenny! (And the BasketCases love to see former ACC players doing so well!!)

Photo Credit: The Seattle Storm

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Debbie Yow: "We'll see." Washington Post columnist Mike Wise tells us in today's excellent column that when Brenda Frese was hired, the women's basketball fraternity thought she "was too young to have this opportunity and [Maryland Athletic Director Debbie Yow] was paying her too much." Yow's reply: "We'll see." And they did!

Read the whole column. It's a great piece about the team.

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Here it is!!!!!!

At 2PM today, the lights in Comcast Center dimmed and drapes dropped from the Jumbotron to the court. Images of the team were projected onto the drapes as video highlights from the National Championship game played on the Jumbotron. The drapes then fell to the court, giving us all our first view of the unfurled Championship banner. Goose bump time!!

Oh yeah, there was a game today. George Mason was the sacrificial lamb for Maryland's banner-raising home opener. The local team from Northern Virginia gave it everything they had, but they were simply overmatched. With 5:30 left in the first half, when Brenda Frese took Kristi Toliver out of the game for good, KT had already scored 16 points to Mason's 15. The rest of the Terps had added another 22. At halftime, the score was 50-20, and the final score was 99-43. Every Terp scored, six of them in double figures.

Fear the Happy Turtle.

The End. (And the Beginning.)

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Banner Day!!! Some fans go an entire lifetime without ever seeing a National Championship banner unfurled from the rafters of their home arena. DON'T BE ONE OF THEM!!!! Sunday, November 12, 2006, just before the 2 PM tipoff against George Mason, the 2006 National Champion Terrapins will unveil theirs. BE THERE!!! If you don't have a ticket, come anyway . . . buy one at the box office. You do NOT want to miss this. Really.

In the event that you are recovering from major surgery and can't travel (on doctor's orders), the BasketCases want you to know that the game will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Net.

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases

Friday, November 10, 2006

Target On Their Backs. All summer, the Terps have been telling themselves (and anyone who would listen) that as the reigning National Champions, they would have a target on their backs. That every opponent was going to take their best shot at them. As Marissa Coleman said after the game, "I don't think we knew what that meant until tonight." Well, now they know. A scrappy, motivated and talented Middle Tennessee team (2006 champions of the Sun Belt Conference) gave Maryland almost more than they could handle, as the Terps eked out a road win, 80-76, in a tense and exciting contest.

Blue Raiders JUCO transfer Amber Holt, making her D-I debut, put on an impressive offensive display, leading all scorers with 28 points. Fortunately, Maryland was able to counter with double-doubles from both Marissa Coleman (19 pts/15 boards) and Crystal Langhorne (16 pts/11 boards).

The Blue Raiders were impressive off the court as well. They set a women's basketball attendance record for their arena of 10,010 loud, excited fans. Their entire marching band was in the house as well, and they also put on quite a show. It was a good night to be a Blue Raiders fan, but thanks to Maryland's come-from-behind performance in the last five minutes (when they were down by five), it was also a good night for the Terps. Just a little too close for comfort.

New-New Season! Tonight at 8PM EST, Ashley ("New-New") Newman returns home to Tennessee as the 2006 National Champions kick off their 2006-07 season on the road at Middle Tennessee State. Although the Terps are the clear favorites, the Blue Raiders should not be taken lightly . . . According to Graham Hays of ". . . when the Terps travel to Middle Tennessee State on Nov. 10, the best player on the court just might be wearing the other uniform." Hays thinks that 5'11" senior guard, Chrissy Givens, may be the best kept secret in women's college basketball.

Middle Tennessee is expecting a record crowd for tonight's game. But some of the crowd should be wearing Red and Black. Ashley will have plenty of family and friends in the stands in Murfreesboro, but she won't be the only Terrapin with a personal cheering section --- Jade Perry's mother, Gwen Perry, sent word via the Maryland Rebounders that 2 busloads of fans will be coming from Central City, Kentucky.

You can follow tonight's game beginning at 8 PM on --- the Middle Tennessee State website will be providing Live Audio, Live Video and Live Stats! (Thank you Blue Raiders!)

Hometown of Jasmine Perry. When you drive into Central City, Kentucky, you can't miss the fact that you're entering the hometown of a local hero, Jade Perry --- a member of the reigning NCAA National Champion Maryland Terrapins. But there's another hero who calls Central City home and her name is Jasmine Perry . . . and, yes, she is Jade's sister (older by 2 years) and no, they haven't erected a sign in her honor, though they probably should.

Like her sister, Jasmine played basketball (as well as other sports) at Muhlenberg North High School. But unlike Jade, she deferred college to join the Army. In May 2005, while training at a base in Colorado in preparation for deployment to Iraq, Jasmine suffered a serious injury to both legs in a training accident. Despite 10 surgeries over 3 months and the insertion of steel rods, her left leg couldn't be saved. This past summer (not long after Jade's biggest triumph on the basketball court) Jasmine's leg was amputated.

In a story from WKYT27 news,
Gwen Perry (Jasmine's mother) said her daughter's strength has astounded her. "I admire her," Gwen Perry said. "People can't imagine what she's been through and how strong she's been." Everyone in the Perry family has had to be strong. Jasmine's sister, Jade, would carry her around the house when she first came home. "I think it has brought us closer as a family," Jade Perry said. "But Jasmine and I were always close."
So, as we celebrate Veterans' Day, let's remember all the Jasmines (and Nolans) in uniform serving in the armed forces. It takes courage to volunteer, especially at a time when your country is at war. Many are called upon to make tremendous (and sometimes the ultimate) personal sacrifice. So, in our book, that makes Jasmine (and all the other servicemen and women like her) heroes. This Veterans' Day, let's remember to honor them and all those who've served our country.

Photocredit: Gwen Perry

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Shocking Development!!! The BasketCases pulled out the Sports Section of their Washington Post this morning only to find (to their utter amazement) a front page story --- complete with pictures (!) --- about the No. 1 Maryland Women Terps! Now this is good! The Post article focuses on the "dynasty" question. Our favorite WNBA General Manager, Linda Hargrove, was interviewed for the piece and may have summed it up best, saying

". . . a more realistic goal now is consistency. "I just think a dynasty is going to be really, really difficult," Hargrove said. "As far as a high success level, I definitely think Maryland is on track to continue its winning ways for many years. But it seems to me 'high level' and 'dynasty' are two different things."

Now, while we're giving the WP credit where credit is due, in all fairness, we need to point out that today's Women's Basketball Preview (though very welcome) consisted of only about 2/3rds of a page (if you don't count the 1/3rd of a page for the continuation of the page 1 Dynasty article); however --- by contrast --- the Men's Basketball PreviewS (notice the plural, here) consisted of the following: Sunday: a FULL page on National Men's Basketball, Monday: a FULL page on Local Men's teams, Tuesday: a FULL page on the Men's ACC, and Wednesday: a FULL page on the Men's Big East.

Note: As long as were giving credit, the BasketCases want to hand some out to the Baltimore Sun (whose Sports Editor, no doubt, must have seen yesterday's Big Foam Finger blog by the BasketCases) and made a point this morning of informing the Sun's readers about the significance of the Terps No. 1 preseason ranking.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

We're Number One! Congratulations to the Terps, who have now been ranked number one in both the coaches' poll and the writers' poll. This is the first time that Maryland has ever been ranked number one in the pre-season. Indeed, despite the fact that the Terps wound up winning the Natty, they were never ranked number one at any time last season!! The pre-season ranking is not a surprise (well, okay, perhaps it is to those few folks who must have been holed up in Antarctica or on Pluto last April --- and keep ranking Carolina ahead of Maryland), but it's wonderful nonetheless!!! According to Maryland's web site, "This is the first time in the last 10 years that someone other than Connecticut, Tennessee or Duke has led the preseason poll. "

Tunnel Vision. As the Terps' home opener approaches, the BasketCases wanted to give our loyal blog readers a little "behind the scenes" peek at Comcast Center. Not that any team coming into Comcast to play Maryland this season is likely to forget that they will be up against the reigning National Champions, but just in case, their view on the way from the locker room to the court will include this subtle reminder.

Photo Credit: DC BasketCases

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

V-O-T-E!!!! Today is Election Day. It's the one day all year when WE actually get a chance to tell our elected officials --- and those who would like to be our elected officials --- what WE think. We do that by casting a ballot. So no excuses, no whining, just go to your designated polling place and VOTE!

And if you don't take our advice and decide instead to sit this one out, well then, you can just STFU button your lips for the next 2 years or 6 years or however long the person elected will serve. Because if you don't vote, you've waived your right to complain. Now if you vote and your guy/gal doesn't win, you can complain all you want! That's the best part of a democracy . . . we get to complain without being shot or thrown into a secret prison (unless, of course, you happen to be a suspected terrorist --- but let's not go there). And just so you know, the BasketCases don't want to hear that yours is only one vote, so it doesn't really matter. (What, are you so special you want to cast a thousand votes?) Now, this higher mathematics may be beyond the ken of some of our readers, but do your best to follow this algorithm (the BasketCases aren't exactly sure what an algorithm is, but the cute mathematical genius on the TV show, Numbers, is always writing them on his blackboard: 1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1 . . . 1 = a kazillion!!!!!). So, the moral of the story is that your candidate can't get a kazillion votes, unless you add your one vote to the algorithm equation! VOTE! Early and often!

[Speaking of TV shows and buttoning lips, did anybody see this week's Amazing Race ---SPOILER ALERT --- where some of the contestants ate heaping platefuls of cow lips, complete with hair and teeth? Eeeewwwww!!!!! That just had to be one of the most disgusting things the BasketCases have ever seen on television!]

Monday, November 06, 2006

Great Expectations. The BasketCases' favorite sportswriter, Mechelle Voepel, has a new column about the Terps that's well worth a read. And while the Baltimore Sun, as we've pointed out, has already given some excellent pre-season coverage to the reigning National Champs, the Washington Post continues to ignore them. So what else is new?

Photo Credit:

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Breaking News: Terps Win! The National Champions did as expected tonight, beating the LTL All-Stars in Maryland's only exhibition game of the season, 80-64. The BasketCases were worried for a moment there when the All-Stars raced out to a commanding 2-0 lead. But that was it, and there's really not much to say about a game like this, except that it was great to see the Terps back in action at Comcast. Christie Marrone made her debut as a Terp tonight by hitting an impressive bomb from behind the arc for her first Maryland points. The Terps' only freshman, Emery Wallace, unfortunately will have to postpone her Maryland debut as she recovers from knee surgery. So except for the addition of Christie, this was virtually the same team that won the Natty. Sweeet! The Terps open their real season on the road next Friday, November 10, at Middle Tennessee, and then return for their home opener on Sunday, November 12, against George Mason. We can't wait!

In other news . . . The BasketCases had the pleasure of chatting briefly with Nikki Blue before the game. Nikki is planning to play overseas starting in January, but is still undecided as to where. Meanwhile, her Mystics teammate, Alana Beard, was in the stands tonight (virtually unnoticed) to cheer Nikki on. Alana expects to play in Russia this winter and told us that she's not looking forward to the cold. (Oh yes, winter in Russia? It will be COLD!! Alana, have you ever seen Dr. Zhivago?)

Friday morning update: Today's Baltimore Sun has an excellent article previewing the Maryland women's team . . . a must read!

Tonight: Terps v. Mystic! Finally, at long last, tonight at 7 PM, Terps fans will be able to see the reigning National Champions in action against an opponent (on this continent) for the first time since Maryland won the Natty. Maryland's schedule has long shown the opponent in tonight's exhibition game as the "LTL All-Stars." Who????? Try as the BasketCases might, using all the powers of Google and even soliciting information on this blog (only to be told that the LTL All-Stars might be a corporate team from Lithuania -- well, okay, the first "L" could stand for that, but what about Latvia, home of the BasketCases' most loyal overseas readers?), we could not find out anything about them.

Thankfully, today's Diamondback clears up the mystery! According to the student paper, the LTL All-Stars are the "Lake Truck Travel Team" (wouldn't that make them the LTTT All-Stars?), "a group of former collegiate players that travels to play against different schools in the preseason."

Among the players on LTL is the Washington Mystics' own Nikki Blue!! Bluuuuuuue! (Now, Nikki, you need to know that while the BasketCases still love you, and though it pains us to root against anyone on the Mystics, it IS college season now and all bets are off!!) Other LTL players include former Terrapin Deedee Warley, and a familiar opponent, Brandi Teamer, a former All-ACC player from Virginia.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Size Matters . . . at least to the reigning National Champion Maryland Terrapins!

Yesterday was Media Day at Comcast for Brenda Frese and her players. Both Mel Greenberg in his blog and Milton Kent in the Baltimore Sun made a point of commenting on the SIZE of the players' NCAA Championship rings. Says Mel,

". . . their championship rings . . . seemed quite gaudy in terms of the size of the players' fingers. 'Oh, that’s the men’s ring,' said one. 'I mean you win something like we did, you want people to know about it.'"

Amen to that!