Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Guru Career Streak at Inky To End at Forty Plus

By Mel Greenberg

Guru Career Streak at Inky To End at Forty Plus


By Mel Greenberg

  Before finishing packing and heading to the airport the Guru would like to confirm that on Wednesday he put into play the paperwork that will bring his 40+ plus years at The Inquirer to an end on April 23.

   BUT he is not going away to pasture to work on the farm of Georgia coach Andy Landers, a Women's Basketball Hall of Fame classmate.

   Women's basketball coverage will continue, if not at this blog address, than elsewhere to maintain handlng the local and national stories you have come to this place to peruse through three different platforms since the launch in March 2005.

    Free agency may bring other opportunities, also.

      More will be said in San Antonio and as mentioned maybe we'll do a few photo ops at the Alamo -- an appropriate place don't you think since you all considered the Guru the last holdout in the decline of the industry.

   But stay right here in the interim for all the events including behind the scenes from Texas.

  Now if the Guru can only find that nice Stetson cowboy hat around here that he purchased in 2002 to wear at Geno's party that caused every UConn beat writer to mention it in their notebooks.

    Dangerous crew to have again in the Lone Star State.

    The Guru will return to this space late Friday night -- very late Friday night -- with coverage from Dixie.

    -- Mel

Inquirer Sports Columnist
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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 Philly.com. 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.

Click on any of the contributors' names above to e-mail them.

Reach Mel at poll416@gmail.com.

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