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Archive: January, 2010

Delaware's Delle Donne On The Mend

Friday, January 29, 2010, 6:45 PM
By Mel Greenberg Delaware redshirt-freshman sensation Elena Delle Donne recovered sensation in her right arm and hand and shot at Friday's light practice but did not participate in contact drills, coach Tina Martin said. The Blue Hens coach reported Delle Donne is likely to play in Sunday's major... Read more

Marginean Carries Drexel and Delaware Overcomes Delle Donne Injury

Friday, January 29, 2010, 6:09 AM
Guru's Note: (This post was assembled in the middle of the night going into sunrise Friday. The Delaware web site says Delle Donne is expected to play Sunday. An update here will come later Friday or earlier on the Guru's twitter account @womhoopsguru. Possibly Delaware will update as the day progresses... Read more

UConn Streak; That Was Then This Is Now

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 4:40 AM
By Mel Greenberg HARTFORD, Conn. -- As the top-ranked University of Connecticut women's basketball team continues to compile astronomical numbers along what is at the moment the second largest win streak to the Huskies' standing NCAA record of 70 that lasted from 2001-02 until the Big East title... Read more

It's Gotten Wild In The Colonial Athletic Association

Friday, January 22, 2010, 6:30 AM
By Mel Greenberg It was a wild night Thursday in the Colonial Athletic Association as incumbents all held firm or rallied at the finish. Here in Philadelphia, George Mason pushed reigning Drexel all night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center but the reigning conference champions rode Gabriela Marginean’s... Read more

Temple's Slim Win Extends Mastery Over St. Joseph's

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 9:00 PM
By Mel Greenberg PHILADELPHIA _ The Wire is the name of a popular dective series on television that takes place in Baltimore. In women's basketball the wire is a place where Temple and St. Joseph's always seem to land whenever the two local rivals clash in concurrent Atlantic 10 and Big Five competition... Read more

Guru's Musings: Delle Donne's Night In Newark -- Not New Jersey

Friday, January 15, 2010, 3:58 AM
By Mel Greenberg NEWARK, Del. - There have been times in the past when the Guru has been accused of setting up events in advance of their occurrence. Like the time in Richmond, Va., in the final seconds of the NCAA title game in 1994 when scant seconds remained and North Carolina had the ball under... Read more

Streak Is The Word of The Night in Temple 67-34 Win Over Fordham

Thursday, January 14, 2010, 2:58 AM
By Mel Greenberg PHILADELPHIA - Although one team was from the Bronx in New York Wednesday night, Temple was the squad with the bombers in a one-sided 67-34 victory over Fordham in an Atlantic 10 matchup in McGonigle Hall. The Owls (11-5, 1-1 Atlantic 10) connected on 11-of- 23 three-pointers following... Read more

Guru Musings: UConn Heading For World Dominance?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010, 3:33 AM
By Mel Greenberg PHILADELPHIA _ It is one thing for the University of Connecticut to continue to push aside all challengers to date on the way to possibly back-to-back unbeaten NCAA titles. The Huskies are winning effortlessly even as Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma claimed soon after championship... Read more

Guru Report: Georgetown and Miami Coaches Gain Special AP Poll Distinction

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 4:47 AM
By Mel Greenberg When Georgetown joined the Associated Press women's poll Monday for the second time ever and first since 1993 and Miami returned for the first time since the 2004 season the dual entry brought special distinction for Hoya coach Terri Williams and Hurricanes coach Katie Meier. The... Read more

Marginean Makes CAA History Helping Drexel to Narrow Victory

Friday, January 8, 2010, 2:26 AM
By Mel Greenberg Drexel senior Gabriela Marginean made women's career scoring history in the Colonial Athletic Association at an appropriate place Thursday night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The native of Romania connected on the first of a two-shot opportunity at the line courtesey of a technical... 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 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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