Saturday, February 28, 2015

In Lieu of Twiter and Facebook

By Mel Greenberg

In Lieu of Twiter and Facebook

By Mel Greenberg

TRENTON-HAMILTON-PRINCETON, N.J. - The triple dateline is an attempt to stay accurate while the Guru reports that it is very early Thursday afternoon and he is aboard Amtrak (courtesy of Amtrak Points) for a quick trip up and back to casino-land to take in tonight's Connecticut-Seattle WNBA game.

The Guru will file on the return route. And now, since the laptop is plugged into the train's power system, the aircard is working (amazing though how many WIFI home networks are signaling the Guru), and Ipod is on stand by, it is time to take advantage of the technology and slip a disc into the blue-ray drive and watch a movie.

See you on the overnight.

 -- Mel

Mel Greenberg Inquirer Sports Columnist
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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