Yes, Oklahoma, celebrate.
The Oklahoma Sooners softball team defeated Tennessee, 4-0, on Tuesday night to win the national championship at Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Last night, while we all all sat stunned by the horrific events that took place during the Boston Marathon, our society showed how resilient it is by once again not letting an act of violence stop us from moving forward.
Like many of you, I was distracted last night and forgot to watch the 2013 WNBA Draft, but it went on, as we all do. As was predicted, the Phoenix Mercury selected the 6′ 8″ center out of Baylor, Brittney Griner. The rest of the draft went like this:
2013 WNBA DRAFT
1 Phoenix Mercury (7-27), Brittney Griner
2 Chicago Sky (14-20), Elena Delle Donne
3 Tulsa Shock (9-25), Skylar Diggins
4 Washington Mystics (5-29), Tayler Hill
5 New York Liberty (15-19), Kelsey Bone
6 Seattle Storm (16-18), Tianna Hawkins
7 New York Liberty (15-19), Toni Young
8 San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13), Kayla Alexander
9 Indiana Fever (22-12), Layshia Clarendon
10 Los Angeles Sparks (24-10), A’dia Matthies
11 Connecticut Sun (25-9), Kelly Faris
12 Minnesota Lynx (27-7), Lindsey Moore
Soon Brittney Griner could be a Maverick in more than one sense of the word.
Dallas Maverick’s owner, Mark Cuban, has come out publicly and said that if Griner were the best player available on the board he would draft her. Griner has expressed interest.
Pat Summitt. Her name is synonomous with women’s college basketball. She is women’s college basketball. And she is suffering from early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.
We tend to place our sports heroes up on a shelf. A really, really high one. And, though we expect some of them to do incredibly stupid things like beat up their girlfriends or drive drunk wearing a Telly Tubbies costume, one thing we don’t expect is for them to get sick. It’s just too human. And our sports heroes are, well, something other than human. Read more…
This post originally appeared on allVOLyall.com.
Pat Summitt has released a statement in which she says she was not forced out as the Lady Vol head basketball coach. The statement comes in reaction to the outrage left in the wake of her recent affidavit which was attached to an amended lawsuit filed last Wednesday by former University of Tennessee employee Debby Jennings. Jennings lost her longtime job in media relations when she was forced to resign by athletic director Dave Hart in May.