Friday, September 26, 2008

2 Verbals, More Lawsuit, #9; Nicknames, and Raccoons

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Jasmine Thomas of Flint Hamady has verballed Michigan State. Thomas averaged 9.7 ppg for the regional runner up. From the Flint Journal.

Thomas is the 20th player from the Michigan 2009 class to verbal and the 15th headed to a D1 program.

Megan Patterson of Columbus, Montana has verballed Weber State. The 5-11 guard averaged 16 ppg last season. From KXMC.

Patterson is the 1st player from the 2009 Montana class to verbal.

The drama at Southern Methodist increases with Jennifer Colli lawsuit vs coach Rhonda Rampola with new allegations. From TXCN.

Marcus Heidorf has been named the new women's basketball coach at Lawrence. Heidorf was an assistant at Alverno. From the Appleton Post Crescent.

Concordia St. Paul coach Paul Fessler is #9 on the active winning % list for D2 coaches.

Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has had offseason shoulder surgery. Summit injured her shoulder in a confrontation with a raccoon. From the Detroit News.

Whitney Houston of Colorado is out for the year due to an ACL injury.

USA Today looks at "unique" high school nicknames. Blooming Prairie makes the list. Of course they don't include the Devils Lake Satans in the inappropriate column because they are now Firebirds.

Kentucky defeated a proposal aimed at curbing recruiting of middle school athletes. Coaches can still coach club (AAU teams)

The Bloomington Jefferson Varsity Jamboree field has been set. Scrimmages will take place November 22 on the varsity floor as well as the activity center which includes five full size wood floor courts. Teams involved include Bloomington Jefferson, Providence Academy, Burnsville, Rochester Lourdes, New London Spicer, Owatonna, New Life Academy, and Holy Angels.

Grand Rapids, Michigan wants to host the Michigan State Girls Basketball Tournament. From the Grand Rapids Press.

Metro State in Denver is picked for 2nd in the Rocky Mountain East Conference.
Chadron State's Sunni Busch (Todd County, SD) is picked for the first team.

Here is more on the Gophers upcoming clinic Saturday at the Powell Center in Minneapolis.

Former Penn State player Kelly Mazante returns to campus this weekend.

Bill Cosby met with the Indiana women's basketball team.

Smithville has made a $250,000 contribution to the Indiana Women's basketball program.

Iowa's Kristi Smith is featured in the 24 Hawkeyes to Watch.

Iowa will be part of the ESPN Basketball Marathon on November 18 when the Hawkeyes face Kansas.

The Toronto Star has results from Wednesday and Thursday.

Adrianna Allen, Pickering 28 vs Notre Dame 45-53
Tea Rosic, Glenforest 26 vs St. Martin 57-41
Chenel Johnson, Notre Dame 24 vs Central Peel 59-13
Onisha Lyttle, St. Mary 23 vs All Saints 33-60
Jasmine Harris, Thomson 22 vs King 72-25

Shanice Duffus, Boylen 32 vs Fleming 41-32
Muna Nur, Maple 30 vs St. Theresa of Lisieux 46-35
Yvonne Duah-Amankwah, St. Basil 27 vs Loretto Abbey 38-24
Desiree Crawford, Cardinal Carter 23 vs St. Elizabeth 37-26

Next up: tomorrow unless news breaks