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Nigeria To Make History Despite Loss To USA

By Ryan Gregory | @Ryan_Gregory_

Sports Capital Journalism Program

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — Nigeria lost its quarterfinal matchup with the USA, 71-40, on Friday, dashing its hopes of medaling. Most teams wouldn’t take pride in a 31-point loss on an international stage. But most teams wouldn’t — and haven’t — competed with […]

Postcard from the World Cup: On Entering The Mixed Zone

At the end of my first day covering the USA Basketball Women’s National Team in the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup, I felt like I was just initiated into the fraternity of journalists.

This feeling didn’t come to me while I was sitting in the media room waiting for the games to start. It wasn’t […]

Postcard from the World Cup: History for Senegal, Nigeria

The horns used at the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup are nontraditional. Instead of the buzzing noise typical of basketball games in the United States, these horns resemble that of a train. They’re shrill and jarring.

Yet, Sunday night in San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain, Senegal fans and players alike were begging to hear […]

USA Opens FIBA World Cup with 87-67 Victory Over Senegal

Editor’s Note: Sports Capital Journalism Program graduate assistant Frank Bonner II describes the USA victory over Senegal for the website USAB.com.

https://www.usab.com/news-events/news/2018/09/wwc-1-sen.aspx

Preview: USA vs. Senegal

Editor’s Note: Frank Bonner II of the Sports Capital Journalism Program previews the opening game for the USA in the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup at Tenerife, Spain. Frank is one of two IUPUI students writing stories for USAB.com, the website of USA Basketball. The USA will meet Senegal at the Palacio Municipal de Deportes […]