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Transition Time To a New/Old Address

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 12:51 AM
By Mel Greenberg Hello everyone. The Guru may be back here at some future date. But for now, he has moved back to the original address and has a brief note, ok, moderately brief note, to get you all situated and organized to re-adjust your links. Maintain your links... Read more

Guru's Musings: Slipping Into The Past Tense

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 2:40 AM
(Guru's note: A story on the Guru's Inquirer departure written by Frank Fitzpatrick that is in Saturday's print section appears elsewhere in Because it held a few days for mere things such as the Phillies and Flyers games and the NFL draft, comments from a certain coach who grew up in Norristown... Read more

Guru's Farewell Speech To The Inquirer

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 11:39 PM
(Guru's note: Since enough requests have come, here is the text, with some explanations in parentheses, of the farewell speech given Thursday afternoon by the Guru to Inquirer colleagues past and present at a newsroom reception for his "retirement" effective after Friday night's shift. The... Read more

Guru's Musings: Delaware's Joyce Perry Remembered

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 1:29 AM
By Mel Greenberg This is not going to be too long in that the Guru has been busy with the countdown and out this week. But in noticing the news over the weekend of the passing of former Delaware coach Joyce Perry, the Guru would like to say she was a class act. Joyce, who became Delaware's coach... Read more

Guru's Notes: Wooden Award Goes On First-Ever Road Trip To UConn

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 4:03 AM
By Mel Greenberg Senior Tina Charles of the still unbeaten defending NCAA champion Connecticut Huskies was unable to the be in Los Angeles Saturday night at the annual ritzy presentation of the John R. Wooden Award that is awarded through the Los Angeles Athletic Club to the top collegiate men's and... Read more

Guru Musings: WNBA Philly Connections Continue With Drexel's Marginean

Monday, April 12, 2010, 12:48 AM
By Mel Greenberg New Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was not on the scene in her home area this winter to see much of Drexel senior Gabriela Marginean. One reason was she was busy making a career move after the former WNBA champion Detroit Shock, of which she had been assistant coach and general... Read more

Guru's Musings: WNBA Draft Will East Appel's Pain

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4:20 AM
By Mel Greenberg In some cases, the WNBA draft coming less than 48 hours after the NCAA women's title game will keep the highs going. That would be in Connecticut where UConn star Tina Charles will go as quickly as Sun coach Mike Thibauldt wants to tease the masses when his organization takes the... Read more

Connecticut Players Say Farewell And Look Ahead

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 2:02 AM
(Guru's note: The main game story is below this post.) By Kayla Goldman SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The 53-47 win by Connecticut over Stanford in the Astrodome Tuesday night brought a second-straight unbeaten national title that was a special achievement. Notable as it was, the triumph also... Read more

Connecticut Rallies To Another Perfect Finish

Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 1:23 AM
(Guru's note: A sidebar is posted above this) By Mel Greenberg SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Connecticut overcame a rarely performed imperfect half to rally to another perfect finish and second straight unbeaten NCAA women’s basketball title, beating Stanford, 53-47, Tuesday night in the Alamodome... Read more
About this blog
Mel Greenberg covers college and pro women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he has worked for 38 years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather. He was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Click here for Mel's list of All-Decade players from Philadelphia-area schools.

Other contributors

Jonathan Tannenwald is a producer with In addition to covering the local college scene, he spent two years as the Washington Mystics beat writer for Women's Hoops Guru. He also writes his own blog, Soft Pretzel Logic, which covers men's college basketball, football, and other sports.

Kathleen Radebaugh is a recent graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She covered women's basketball for the school's newspaper, The Hawk, and served as sports editor her sophomore year. She was also a four-year member of the varsity crew team.

Erin Semagin Damio covers the University of Connecticut and the WNBA's Connecticut Sun for the blog, and contributes other features. The Storrs, Conn., native also attends Northeastern University, where she is a coxswain on the varsity crew team.

Acacia O'Connor is based in Washington, D.C., where she reports on the Mystics and the college basketball scene in the nation's capital. A graduate of Vassar college, she played on the varsity women's basketball team and was editor of the student newspaper.

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