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Connecticut And Stanford Advance to 1-2 Showdown For NCAA Title

Monday, April 5, 2010, 2:34 AM
(Guru's note: Kayla Goldman, a student from Orlando, Fla., riding shotgun with the Guru down here in Dixie has a sidebar feature on Germantown Academy's Caroline Doty of UConn under this post. -- Mel) By Mel Greenberg SAN ANTONIO - For people focused on the Donovan McNabb trade and Phillies opening... Read more

UConn's Doty Goes From Bench to Driver's Seat

Monday, April 5, 2010, 1:16 AM
(Guru's note: Games story above this.) By Kayla Goldman SAN ANTONIO - Caroline Doty is in the Alamo City here for her second straight Women’s Final Four appearance with the University of Connecticut Huskies, but Doty is playing in just her first Final Four. Doty, who attended Germantown Academy... Read more

Women's NCAA Press Seat: View From the Next Generation on Media Row

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 7:07 PM
(Guru’s Note From Deep Down Here in Texas: Kayla Goldman, a student out of Orlando, Fla., is along for the ride in the shotgun seat with the Guru at this year’s Women’s Final Four. Following in the tradition of Guru blogerettes who pioneered the next generation... Read more

Guru Career Streak at Inky To End at Forty Plus

Friday, April 2, 2010, 3:34 AM
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... Read more

Guru's Musings: WNBA Season Will Be Fascinating

Thursday, April 1, 2010, 5:25 AM
By Mel Greenberg The enhanced Rutgers stamp that was placed upon the WNBA New York Liberty with the acquisition of former Scarlet Knights sensation Cappie Pondexter on Tuesday puts Team Gotham front and center in a season that might be the most fascinating since the pro league's launch in the summer... Read more

NCAA WBB TNMT: Guru's Elite Eight Musings

Monday, March 29, 2010, 2:33 AM
By Mel Greenberg Kentucky's move to the Elite Eight over Nebraska and a matchup with another Big 12 power Tuesday night in Oklahoma at the Kansas City Regional immediately forced the Guru to head to memory lane. This Wildcats group has come out of nowhere considering its preseason pick in the Southeastern... Read more

Future Talent Displayed This Weekend

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 4:55 PM
By Mel Greenberg The Guru received an email on this week while down at the NCAA tournament in Virginia and is posting it now. This is for high school participants. The sender, incidentally, with whom he chatted briefly, was Josie McQuay, whose mother Marian Washington is in the Women’s... Read more

Guru Muses NCAA WBB Tournament Scene

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 2:49 AM
By Mel Greenberg NORFOLK, Va. - Thoughts and observations collected while busy working the Temple beat down here for print side. First, believe or not right about now the Guru blog has turned five years old. It was back in 2005 that the Guru was asked by his place of employment to be part of... Read more

NCAA WBB Tnmt: Guru's Sudden Thoughts And After-Thoughts

Thursday, March 18, 2010, 1:52 AM
By Mel Greenberg A prophet in Louisville: That would be Cardinals coach Jeff Walz, who this time a year ago was about to take his team on a run straight to the title game. A few weeks ago on the night Louisville visited Rutgers for the last game of the regular season, Walz dropped by the media room... Read more

NCAA WBB Tournament: UConn Owes A Debt To James Madison

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 6:21 AM
By Mel Greenberg If James Madison happens to get by Temple in Norfolk, Va., Sunday, the Dukes will attempt to repeat a historic upset. Back in 1991 JMU played havoc with the NCAA tournament, then a 48-team affair, when the Dukes travelled to Penn State in the second round and upset the top-seeded... 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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