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“Over the course of four years, you break down together and you pick each other back up. That is what makes us such a great unit.”
On Thursday, March 28, a few days before the Lady Bears’ upset by Louisville, senior center Brittney Griner did not realize the impact of her words.
As defending National Champions, the Lady Bears’ loss came as a surprise, but according to head coach Kim Mulkey, the loss should not define the six seniors’ collegiate careers.
By Associated Press Brittney Griner, the dominant and decorated Baylor Lady Bears basketball star who was taken as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft earlier this week, discussed being gay in an interview published Wednesday. In a conversation about athletes and sexuality with Sports Illustrated, Griner discusses coming out, saying “It really wasn’t too [...]
The Griner Era has begun in Phoenix. The Mercury drafted Brittney Griner with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft on Monday night.
The Mercury are already promoting the “Griner Pack,” which is a sale on three lower-level tickets, including Griner’s debut on May 27, and an autographed photo of Griner for $142.
Injuries hurt the Mercury last year. The team finished with a 7-27 record, the second-worst in the league.
Shoni Schimmel tried to fling a long, hard bounce pass to Jude Schimmel along the right sideline — the kind of crowd-pleasing play the sisters often pull off — only to have Connecticut’s Bria Hartley pick it off and break the other way.
Soon after, Jude Schimmel appeared to be in tears as she went to the Louisville bench with three fouls in the middle of the first half, watching helplessly while her older sister’s deep jump shots kept rattling off the rim and the Cardinals fell farther and farther behind.
Jeff Walz sees no reason to pile on with all the pressure that naturally comes with the NCAA women’s tournament.
The Louisville coach wants his players to play fearless, play free and have fun. Even against two of the sport’s most intimidating opponents, the formula worked to perfection.
As tears streamed down the players faces when the buzzer hit zero, the Baylor Lady Bears came to the realization that their quest for a second consecutive National Title was over. With the expectations high, Baylor saw their chances dwindle with each 3-point jumper Louisville made.
It was an emotional Sunday night for the No. 1 Baylor Lady Bears when the journey for a second consecutive National Title came to a close after a heartbreaking 82-81 loss to No. 5 Louisville Cardinals.
The Baylor campus and Waco community are still in shock, trying to process how this could have happened. Many fans had already bought Final Four tickets and were planning a trip to New Orleans months in advance. Now with the Lady Bears out of the tournament, many are trying to sell them.
Brittney Griner has been in a class by herself all season. Now she’s part of a select group.
Baylor’s 6-foot-8 star senior was a unanimous selection to The Associated Press’ All-America team Tuesday.
History repeated itself as the No. 5 Louisville Cardinals defeated the No. 1 Baylor Lady Bears 82-81, making this the second time Baylor lost to Louisville in a Sweet Sixteen game. Despite a last-minute rally, Baylor could not over come the largest deficit it has faced all year.
It was a slam session as senior center Brittney Griner recorded three dunks Tuesday night. President George W. Bush couldn’t help but smile as No. 1 Baylor defeated No. 8 Florida State 85-47 at the Ferrell Center.