Tag: women’s basketball

A Quick Summary Of What New Jersey’s Landmark Win On Sports Betting Means For Women’s Hoops (& College Athletics As A Whole)

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You might have heard that the state of New Jersey (through the persistence of former governor Chris Christie) was given the green light to pursue fully legal sports betting for all major professional sports and NCAA-sanctioned events this morning. This is significant because the drama of this sensitive topic has been no less than a 6-year old battle which saw New Jersey lose both at the state and federal level, only to see an overwhelming majority of the sitting justices of the high court side with the Garden State. This may sound like something irrelevant but this decision will shape not just gambling, but it will reshape college hoops– as well as further limit the NCAA’s stranglehold and influence on the college world.  Continue reading “A Quick Summary Of What New Jersey’s Landmark Win On Sports Betting Means For Women’s Hoops (& College Athletics As A Whole)”

Tina Thompson Hiring Shakes Up The ACC

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(Photo by Matt Riley, UVa Athletics)

On April 16, 2018, Tina Thompson was announced as the fifth head coach for the University of Virginia. Just like with his homerun hire with Tony Bennett over a decade ago, Athletic Director Jeff White thought out of the box in bringing some youthful, high-intensity energy to the women’s program trending upwards despite the sudden departure of previous coach Joanne Boyle. To the casual basketball fan, Thompson’s hire may not seem like a big deal, but it is actually a much bigger deal for not just the campus, but the ACC (and all of women’s basketball for that matter). Here are 3 reasons why:

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