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Links: Ratings For Women's Basketball Increased In 2012 Olympics, But Impact On WNBA Still In Doubt

Judging by the ratings during the U.S. women's basketball team's run to their fifth straight gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, there was at least increased interest in watching them compared...

Sally Jenkins On U.S. Women's Olympic Success In London: "a flood that began as a trickle"


My friend's response to this article summed up my feeling nicely: "It made me feel hopeful that things change. Not as fast or as completely as we want them to, but they do change." For women's basketball fans, the entire second half of the article is about the first Games that the U.S. women's team participated in with Ann Meyers Drysdale's story as the centerpiece.

On USA Coach Geno Auriemma Calling France's Celine Dumerc 'The Most Impactful Player' In The 2012 Olympic Tournament

It's hard to disagree with USA head coach Geno Auriemma's point that France was the team of the tournament - those weren't just gracious words from a coach who has wins to spare.

What USA Women's Basketball's Defense Did To France In The Third Quarter Of The 2012 Olympic Final

John Amaechi said of France's offensive performance in the third quarter, "Their scoring has gone from anemic to…something worse than that.” But was that really much worse than the second quarter?...

USA Women's Basketball Defeats France 86-50 To Win Fifth Straight Gold Medal


Congrats to all 12 of the U.S. women on a dominant team performance in the 2012 London Olympics.

SBN Olympics: "Lauren Jackson Leads Australia To Medal Over Russia"


A brief recap of Australia's 83-74 win over Russia for the gold medal. Great finish to the game and likely to the careers of a few decorated women's basketball players.

USA Women's Basketball Vs. France Preview: Three Keys For The 2012 Olympic Final

For the U.S., the formula for winning gold in the 2012 London Olympics is simple: defend, move the ball, patiently allow their depth overwhelm the opponent. But what might have to happen for France...

USA Women's Basketball Vs. Australia: Tina Charles, Asjha Jones & The Five Minutes That Changed The Game

Down one point to Australia with 3:12 left in the third quarter, USA coach Geno Auriemma made his first wave of subs reinserting Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles into the game along with Seimone...

Argentina 93 - Nigeria 79: Winter Is Coming

Argentina beats Nigeria, but the real tests lie ahead.

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