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WNIT: Locals Happy With Bids And Home Courts

Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 4:26 AM
By Mel Greenberg For St. Joseph's, Drexel, Delaware, and Penn State, the broadcast of the NCAA tournament pairings Monday night was just a little entertainment event to kill a few hours before each faced the real suspense of the night: Might the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) give them... Read more

Download a printable NCAA Women's Tournament bracket

Monday, March 15, 2010, 8:17 PM
By Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com 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

NCAA WBB Selection Monday: Many Consider The Alternative

Monday, March 15, 2010, 7:24 AM
By Mel Greenberg Back in the day when former Atlantic Ten Commissioner Linda Bruno was the chair of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament commissioner through the late 1990s, she made an observation that has worked its way to reality this particular season. At the time, the Ratings Percentage Index... Read more

NCAA WBB Tnmt: Interior Conference Upsets Ruffle The Outlook

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:17 AM
By Mel Greenberg Well it looks like tradition has been upheld as the conference tournaments winnow down to the final 48-24 hours. Upsets in a few places knocked out some more No. 1 seeds, especially in Hartford in the America East title game. But a closer look makes it seem that maybe not much really... Read more

NCAA WBB Tnmt: Tiny Bubble? Or Not?

Saturday, March 13, 2010, 6:59 AM
By Mel Greenberg In a few hours based on the time of this writing the sun will rise (actually daylight is now breaking through) and the last two days of pursuing NCAA automatic bids through conference championships will be under way. In some places, such as the Big 12, the semifinals and finals will... Read more

Delaware's Delle Donne Wins Rare CAA Double

Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 9:31 PM
By Mel Greenberg Delaware redshirt-freshman Elena Delle Donne Wednesday night became the second individual to win both the Colonial Athletic Association women's player and rookie of the year award that was handed out at the annual banquet in Harrisonburg, Va., where the tournament for an NCAA berth... Read more

Guru's Musings: Will Delle Donne Benefit From Griner Controversy?

Friday, March 5, 2010, 6:15 AM
By Mel Greenberg If Delaware freshman Elena Delle Donne entered her first collegiate season in a somewhat low profile she is back to getting national attention for playing basketball and not for foregoing a scholarship to play for powerhouse Connecticut. On a day when Baylor freshman Brittney Griner... Read more

Will There Be A Mix In La Salle's Searching Mix?

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 6:29 AM
By Mel Greenberg Less than a day after La Salle announced the school and longtime coach Tom Lochner agreed he wouldn't return following the end of his contract, some more names are being speculated as potential candidates for the Explorers. One is Steve Mix, who has worked on 76ers broadcasts and... Read more

Philly Six Coaches To Hold Clinic For Young Women in South Philadelphia

Thursday, March 4, 2010, 3:31 AM
(Guru's Note: The following announcement was received in an email Tuesday and the Guru is sharing now before the onslaught of March Madness coverage takes over much of the news. The release arrived the day before La Salle announced Tom Lochner would not be returning to the Explorers.) PHILADELPHIA... Read more

Mutual Agreement: La Salle's Tom Lochner Won't Return

Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 11:31 PM
(This is an unedited longer version than print space allowed for Wednesday editions) By Mel Greenberg PHILADELPHIA - La Salle women’s basketball coach Tom Lochner won’t return to the Explorers next season, the school announced Tuesday night citing a mutual agreement. He is at the... 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 Philly.com. 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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