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Archive: April, 2009

Connecticut Women Reach NCAA Unbeaten Trifecta With Win Over Louisville

Wednesday, April 8, 2009, 1:33 AM
By Mel Greenberg Connecticut junior 6-foot-4 center Tina Charles rang up 25 points and 19 rebounds Tuesday night in St. Louis as the Huskies cashed in on her most outstanding player performance with a 76-54 victory over Big East rival Louisville to finish with a perfect 39-0 record and a sixth NCAA... Read more

Perfect Ending One Win Away For Connecticut

Monday, April 6, 2009, 6:21 PM
By Mel Greenberg The final chapter in Connecticut’s incredible season concluding with the NCAA title game against Big East rival Louisville will be written on Tuesday night in St. Louis with Germantown Academy’s Caroline Doty sitting on the bench instead of dressed in uniform. The freshman... Read more

Big East Rivals Connecticut and Louisville Reach NCAA Title Game

Monday, April 6, 2009, 1:54 AM
By Mel Greenberg Connecticut wasted another powerhouse women’s basketball program Sunday night, romping over Stanford 83-64 in the NCAA basketball semifinals at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The victory over the Cardinal (33-5) leaves the Huskies (38-0) one win from earning a sixth national... Read more

Women's Final Four Musings: Connecticut Coronation Or Not

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 5:10 PM
By Mel Greenberg Connecticut's drive for complete perfection runs into the same roadblock in the national semifinals Sunday night in St. Louis the Huskies ran into a year ago when Stanford pulled an 82-73 upset in Tampa, Fla. At the time, UConn had suffered but one defeat, a 73-71 loss at Rutgers... Read more

Selected college players invited to WNBA draft

Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:26 PM
The email came into Guru international headquarters, or whatver we call it these days, that the WNBA has invited 15 college players to attend the draft in person on April 9. It will take place in Seacaucus, N.J., starting at 3 p.m. The first round will be televised on ESPN2, with the second and third... 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.

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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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