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USA Basketball: UConn Reunion Tour Heads To Russia With Auriemma

Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 8:20 AM
By Mel Greenberg WASHINGTON - Over in Russia internet-savvy youngsters are smart enough to know the difference between Yukon and UConn. So soon after Monday’s announcement by USA Basketball of the 13-player women’s team that will travel to Russia for a tournament this week to begin preparations... Read more

WNBA Playoffs: Fever Look To Give Phoenix More Headaches

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 11:37 PM
(Guru's note: Here's the AP advance from Indy for Game 3. The Guru will be D.C. bound to USA training camp looking for to pull an early Amtrak synch with the AP guy getting on father up the line in NYC.) By CLIFF BRUNT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever were welcomed home by... Read more

WNBA's Gillom Impacting USA Training Camp

Saturday, October 3, 2009, 12:30 AM
(Guru's note Here is another report from the AP's Doug Feinberg atUSA training camp in Washington.) By Doug Feinberg AP Sports Writer WASHINGTON — Whether its offering an encouraging word or challenging the post players defensively, U.S. women’s basketball assistant coach Jennifer Gillom... Read more

WNBA Playoffs: Catchings And Indy Level Phoenix In Game 2

Friday, October 2, 2009, 4:37 AM
(Guru's Note: This is the third of three posts with Doug Feinberg's USA Training Camp coverage just below this one, while Guru's notes off Thursday activity in all of women's basketball is two posts down from here. Suddenly it' two years ago all over again for Phoenix in reverse. That's when the Mercury... Read more

USA Women's Training Camp: Giving The Old College Try With The Pros

Friday, October 2, 2009, 4:27 AM
(Guru's Notes: This is the second of a triple-post. Notes of the day are just below this post, while AP coverage of Game 2 of the WNBA Finals are just above. Here is the AP's Doug Feinberg's report on Thursday's activity in Washington, where the Guru is planning to make an appearance Sunday. And attention... Read more

Guru's News and Muse: Glance Lands at Tennessee in Tale of Irony

Friday, October 2, 2009, 4:18 AM
(Guru's Notes: This is the first of a blog post trifecta. This includes comments and news arriving via email. The post above this one, if the Guru handles this right, which is always an adventure on this operating system, will be Doug Feinberg's AP coverage from USA women's basketball camp in Washington... Read more

WNBA Playoffs: Will Scoreboard Continue To Explode?

Thursday, October 1, 2009, 5:21 AM
(Guru's Notes: This is the AP advance of Thursday's game. Doug Feinberg's coverage of Olympic training camp is just above this post. The Guru in mentioning awards early this week forgot about the coach of the year, which will be presented before the start of Game 2. It was a wide open race this... Read more

Guru's Musings: WNBA's Oscar Set To Meet Diana

Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 12:17 AM
By Mel Greenberg And the winner for best WNBA regular season performance game after game: That would be former Connecticut star Diana Taurasi of the Western Conference postseason and regular-season champion Phoenix Mercury. The league announced early Monday afternoon that the WNBA's Most Valuable... Read more

WNBA Playoffs: Conference Finishes Result in Historic Night

Sunday, September 27, 2009, 2:33 AM
(Guru's note: Being in the home office to pen this Saturday night contribution means some detail and quotes were contributed off the Associated Press). By Mel Greenberg When the next revision of historic moments in WNBA history occurs, Saturday night's decisive Game 3 action in both the Eastern and... Read more

WNBA Conference Finals: A Blend of Old And New Blood

Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 2:20 AM
By Mel Greenberg As the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conferences launch their best-of-three championship series Wednesday night, a glance at the overall rosters reveals a passing of the torch to a newer generation in the 13-year history of the playoffs. Some of the big names from the early years of... Read more
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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.

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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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