The Olympics is supposed to be a time when racial and international borders are ignored. Confrontations, negotiations, animosity and discontent between countries are supposed to be pushed to the wayside. Religion and politics take a backseat to something that unites us all: sports.
With baseball season in full swing, the NFL preseason right around the corner and the newly renewed anticipation and excitement for college football on campus, it’s understandable that many overlook the fact that the WNBA is also in season.
For the past week, ESPN broadcasts and newspaper sports’ sections have been analyzing the announcement made by Jason Collins that he’s gay and the effect that it will have on the LGBT communities, and most importantly, in the realm of sports. In the week following Baylor basketball sensation Brittney Griner’s announcement that she is gay,…
On the heels of earning Naismith Trophy finalist honors, junior forward Chiney Ogwumike was named a 2013 Associated Press First Team All-American on Tuesday. Chiney and her older sister, Nneka Ogwumike ’12, became the first sister pair to earn AP First Team All-American distinctions.
Women’s basketball’s junior forward Chiney Ogwumike named to John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20, Men’s senior gymnast Eddie Penev wins second-straight Gymnast of the Week honors.
Living up to its brand-new No. 1 ranking, the Stanford women’s basketball team routed Long Beach State 77-41 at Maples Pavilion yesterday. The win capped a perfect Thanksgiving break for the team, which also swept Baylor, Hawai’i and Tennessee-Martin a week ago to win the Jack in the Box Rainbow Wahine Classic and take the top-spot in the rankings from the Bears.
As Pac-12 Player of the Week Chiney Ogwumike put it, Stanford’s narrow victory over Fresno State last Friday night was a “gut check” for the women’s basketball team, a test that hopefully helped to prepare the Cardinal for the much tougher competition it faces tonight against No. 1 Baylor.
If women’s basketball is to grow in popularity, though, it is going to need to appeal to the less-informed and fickle fans. It is going to need something eye-catching, something like a dunk shot