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Download a printable NCAA Women's Tournament bracket

Monday, March 15, 2010, 8:17 PM
By Jonathan Tannenwald I'm not going to list all the teams in this year's NCAA Women's Tournament field here, but you can see them all on this printable bracket put together by the Inquirer. Once you check it out, you'll see that Temple is a No. 8 seed in the Norfolk region and will play... Read more

Connecticut women to host ESPN's 'College GameDay'

Tuesday, August 18, 2009, 6:33 PM
By Jonathan Tannenwald Word came from ESPN this afternoon that the University of Connecticut will play host to the first ever broadcast of ESPN's popular "College GameDay" show from a women's basketball game. The show will be in Storrs on January 17th for its season debut as... Read more

UPDATED: Delle Donne says 'homesickness' drove her from UConn

Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 9:56 AM
By Jonathan Tannenwald Hey folks, Mel just called me with the breaking news that former star Connecticut recruit Elena Delle Donne, now at Delaware, will announce today that she will join the Blue Hens' women's basketball team for this coming season. This news was reported earlier this... Read more

Penn to hire Holy Family's McLaughlin

Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:09 PM
We have some breaking news here on the blog. Mel just called me with confirmation that the University of Pennsylvania has hired Holy Family head coach Mike McLaughlin to take over its program. McLaughlin had been the head coach at Holy Family, a Division II program in Northeast Philadelphia, since... Read more

Selected college players invited to WNBA draft

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:26 PM
The email came into Guru international headquarters, or whatver we call it these days, that the WNBA has invited 15 college players to attend the draft in person on April 9. It will take place in Seacaucus, N.J., starting at 3 p.m. The first round will be televised on ESPN2, with the second and third... Read more

NCAA Tournament field unveiled

Monday, March 16, 2009, 8:00 PM
By Jonathan Tannenwald You might have seen the selection show on ESPN tonight, but just in case, the field of 64 teams in this year's NCAA Tournament has been announced and we have it right here on the blog. The No. 1 seeds are not that surprising: superpower Connecticut in the East (Trenton)... Read more

Penn fires its coach

Thursday, March 12, 2009, 1:30 PM
There has been a lot of debate this season about whether Penn would retain its basketball coach after another season without an Ivy League title. Well, it appears a decision has been made. Pat Knapp has been dismissed after five season at the Palestra. “We are disappointed that we did not... Read more

Is more change coming from the Ivy League?

Tuesday, February 24, 2009, 4:20 PM
By Jonathan Tannenwald A graduate of Columbia and Harvard has spent much of this basketball season talking about making big changes in the country. Now, as another NCAA Tournament looms, the league in which those schools participate once again finds itself discussing whether it should make... Read more

Pitt's patience ends run of futility against Rutgers

Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 1:39 AM
By Mel Greenberg PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Forgive No. 19 Pittsburgh for the Panthers acting like they were the underdogs in beating unranked Rutgers, 61-53, in overtime Tuesday night in a Big East contest at the Louis A. Brown Athletic Center. Winning here was a brand new experience for the Panthers... 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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