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The Blue Sky Women’s B’Ball Classic
A sports-minded correspondent writes in:
Going to be an interesting time on campus, come Sunday night at 7:00
At Thompson Arena, the #2 UNH and #10 Dartmouth hockey teams will play in the first night of the Ledyard Bank Classic.
Meanwhile, across the street at Leede will be the championship game of the 36th Blue Sky Classic (the longest consecutively running women’s holiday basketball tournament in the country).
What’s interesting is in addition to Dartmouth, the women’s hoop tourney features Duquesne, Villanova, and Delaware. All of those teams have been in the Top 25, and Delaware features the best player in the country in [6’ 5”] Elena Delle Donne. [See this ESPN interview with Delle Donne; there is more to her than just dunking.]
Delaware or Villanova is most likely playing Duquesne on Sunday night at 7:00 in the championship game — a potential Sweet 16 matchup in the NCAA tournament. But with no students on campus, and Dartmouth hockey playing well, how many people will be at Leede to see it?
Hockey runs thick in my Canadian veins — mixed, of course, with NH granite — so you’ll have to forgive me for going to Thompson tonight to watch the game against UNH (the Dartmouth men are playing very well this year), but I hope that basketball fans will turn out to see women’s basketball.
Addendum: Women’s sports are especially instructive for young athletes, who can come to better understand a game by watching the slower pace of women’s play.
Addendum: Duquesne will play Delaware in the final today. Dartmouth will take on Villanova in the consolation game at 5 p.m.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
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June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
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When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
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October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
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September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
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August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
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