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Postcard from Dallas: Exploration during the Final Four

I was extremely grateful for the opportunity to cover Stanford and South Carolina in the Women’s Final Four. My first priority was learning how to report on a sporting event of that magnitude and producing competent and interesting content for NCAA.com and the Sports Capital Journalism Program site. My second priority was taking advantage of […]

Postcard from Dallas: An upset and sportsmanship

When I created my brackets before March Madness began, I knew the men’s tournament was really a toss-up. But the women were a different story. I put UConn as champions without a second thought. Then, I picked the other Final Four teams and eventual runner-up with a little more consideration. UConn seemed invincible. The Huskies […]

Postcard from Dallas: A master class in time management

I’ve spent the last two semesters balancing work-school-internship-life responsibilities. I developed a system of creating a series of lists and goals for each day and overarching expectations for the week. So far, it had worked out fairly well – I was meeting my deadlines, enjoying occasional evenings out with friends, and only sacrificing […]

Women’s basketball: Mississippi State’s Teaira McCowan is the center of attention

by Rebecca Harris

[originally posted on ncaa.com]

DALLAS — When Mississippi State’s Teaira McCowan walks into a room, you notice two things.

First, the 6-foot-7 center, the tallest player on the team, has to stoop to enter.

The second is the wry smile and slight shake of her head every time she does this.

McCowan played […]

Women’s basketball: South Carolina has built its reputation on defense

by Jessica Hunt

[originally posted on ncaa.com]

DALLAS — South Carolina was down nine points at the half during Friday’s Final Four matchup with Stanford, and was shooting just better than 25 percent, including 2-of-14 from beyond the arc. Coach Dawn Staley knew her team would have to overcome the deficit and poor shooting by executing […]