Sunday, October 4, 2015

Welcome to the new blog

Women's Hoops Guru has a new home.

Welcome to the new blog


By Jonathan Tannenwald

Hi everyone,

Welcome to the new version of Womemn's Hoops Guru. As Mel has been alluding to of late, we've finally made the switch to the blogging platform you've seen on the rest of's blogs.

The move means a few things. First, you can finally comment on Mel's posts again; I realize that function was taken away from the old blog a while ago. Mel's blog was, I believe, the very last one of all to move over to this platform, and that's part of why comments on the old blog were closed.

In order to comment, you have to register with, but once you do that you can comment on any article or blog post anywhere on the site, which you couldn't do on the old blog.

Those of you who read Mel's work in an RSS reader will want to copy the new feed into your programs:

If you have any questions, feel free to email me by clicking on my name in the bio box at right.

And speaking of that box, before you ask Mel too many times, that is an old headshot and we're working on getting a newer one in there.

Thanks for reading, and please spread the word about the new URL to your friends and colleagues on all your message boards and listservs and so forth.

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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 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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