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Archive: February, 2010

Temple Tops GW In A Different Setting This Season

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 1:13 AM
(Guru's note: This is the Guru raw cut from the version that topped the printed roundup for Sunday's section) By Mel Greenberg PHILADELPHIA _ Temple and George Washington shared the same goals when they met many times in their final games of the regular season in the past decade. The stakes often... Read more

Out Of A Rut: Delaware Overcomes Delle Donne "Pothole" Mishap

Friday, February 26, 2010, 5:24 AM
By Mel Greenberg NEWARK, Del. _ Freshman Elena Delle Donne, the driving force behind Delaware's resurgence, hit a pothole Wednesday that caused her to miss Thursday's night key matchup with Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Bob Carpenter Center. The nation's leading scorer... Read more

Delle Donne Sidelined At Least A Game

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 6:35 PM
By Mel Greenberg NEWARK, Del. - Deleware redshirt freshman Elena Delle Donne, who has smashed a slew of scoring records for the Blue Hens, was sidelined prior to Thursday night's home game against Northeastern in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Ursuline Academy graduate from nearby Wilmington... Read more

Rizzotti Joins Special AP Poll Coaching Club

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 3:21 PM
(Revising research as promised. This stands) By Mel Greenberg With Hartford's debut this week in the Associated Press women's poll, Hawks coach Jennifer Rizzotti, a former Connecticut star, became the 28th woman to coach and play for teams ranked in the poll. Rizzotti and Dawn Staley, when she coached... Read more

Ford Driving St. Joe's Back To Postseason?

Monday, February 22, 2010, 4:00 AM
By Mel Greenberg St. Joseph's still needs to win the Atlantic 10 tournament at this point in time to get to the Big Dance. However, after Britany Ford's game-winning shot Sunday that gave the Hawks a win at Richmond, coach Cindy Griffin's team could be on the floor somewhere to the beat of someone's... Read more

Drexel's Marginean and Delaware's Delle Donne Spin Records To Remember

Friday, February 19, 2010, 4:30 AM
By Mel Greenberg What a night for the Colonial Athletic Association in women's basketball. What a night at Drexel. And what a bittersweet moment for Delaware at James Madison. And how about the Guru karma -- more about that in a bit. Late in the first half of Drexel's home game Thursday against... Read more

Drexel's Marginean Sets Philly Women's Scoring Record

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 7:29 PM
By Mel Greenberg PHILADELPHIA _ Drexel senior Gabriela Marginean set the all-time city women's basketball record at the six local Division I school Thursday night in the first half in a Colonial Athletic Association game against Towson at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The native of Romania needed... Read more

Drexel's Marginean and Delaware's Delle Donne Competing for CAA Honors

Monday, February 15, 2010, 6:11 AM
(Guru's note: An unintentional typo placed in the print version in Monday's roundup listed Marginean's career point total at 3,909 points. She has 3,409 points). By Mel Greenberg Suddenly freshman Elena Delle Donne's ongoing exploits at the University of Delaware are putting her into the race against... Read more

McCarthy Sets Temple Women's Scoring Record

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 3:05 AM
Insert posting early sunday afternoon with delaware records. Elena Delle Donne threatening to join club. She has 22 early in second half. (Guru's note: Here's the printed DVD extended version of what appeared in print off Saturday's game against Charlotte. A list of all the people at local D-I schools... Read more

Drexel Turns Aside Northeastern; Heartbreak Again for Delaware

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 10:37 PM
By Mel Greenberg Another night of upsets and near-upsets in the Colonial Athletic Association found Drexel returning to a tie for second in the league race with Virginia Commonwealth after holding off Northeastern 58-50 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center Thursday night. Senior Gabriela Marginean topped... 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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