Standing at 6 foot 5, Olympic gold medalist and WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne looks like she could never be stopped. But burnout from basketball almost ended her incredible career. "I actually gave up the game after high school and put the basketball away for a year," she said.
It’s easy to be critical of John Calipari. You don’t have to be a Louisville fan to know all the jokes by now. He cheated at UMass. He cheated at Memphis. He’s had two Final Fours vacated. Teflon John. Yada yada yada. I get it. Negativity comes with success, particularly for someone who is as brash about his success as Coach Cal is. But even Cal’s harshest critics cannot begrudge the work he does — can get his players to do — for charity and how well he can harness the power of Big Blue Nation to make a tangible difference. Remember the ‘Hoops for Haiti’ telethon that raised more than $1 million to help earthquake victims back in 2010? Or the hundreds of thousands of dollars he raised for Hurricane
The University of Vermont is the latest in a ever-growing line of organizations canceling events in North Carolina due to the controversial HB2 law. The Catamounts will not be traveling to play the Tar Heels on Dec. 28th as previously scheduled. “We strive very hard to create an inclusive climate for our students and staff in which they all can feel safe, respected, and valued,” the school wrote in a statement. “It would be hard to fulfill these obligations while competing in a state with this law, which is contrary to our values as an athletic department and university.” “This decision was made in consultation with our coaches, the women’s basketball team, and key university officials. We fully