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Archive: January, 2010

Staley And Dupree Highlight Philly Decade Honors And Review

Sunday, January 3, 2010, 5:11 AM
(Updating: Guru's oversight from his original list. Sarah Bucar and Cat Makarewich included on Penn all-decade team) By Mel Greenberg When it comes to Division I women's basketball in the Philadelphia Area much of what happened locally also caught attention nationally. Throughout the decade Dobbins... Read more

Guru Local And National Report: Temple Shoots The Rapids

Saturday, January 2, 2010, 3:14 AM
By Mel Greenberg On a New Year's Eve when the Penn men's basketball team got rolled by Duke down in Durham, N.C., the Temple women's team nearly got one back from the Blue Devils in Philadelphia which would have made it a split for Big Five schools against the Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse... Read more

Penn Ends 2009 Giving Coach Mike McLaughin His First D-I Triumph

Friday, January 1, 2010, 7:38 AM
(Guru's note: The Guru was at the Temple-Duke game and missed Penn's breakthrough win. Nevertheless, here is a comprehensive game report provided by the Quakers. ) Penn Women's Basketball Earns First Win Under Coach McLaughlin PHILADELPHIA - As much as it was for themselves, this one was for the... 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.

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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