By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Unlike Lacrosse Duke’s #1 Women’s Basketball Team Is Mostly Black
DUKE’S #1 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM IS MOSTLY BLACK
WHY THE DIFFERENCE ? HEART & SOUL OF DUKE BASKETBALL THESE 7 ARE IN BASKETBALL ‘HEAVEN’
There were over 50 players
on the Duke Lacrosse team
before the Controversy
exactly ONE was Black
( or less than 2% )
contrast that with
7 of the 11 players
( that is almost 70% )
are African American
WHY the Difference
It’s NO mystery
Duke University needs African American basketball players on its teams to win. Duke does not need African Americans on its lacrosse team to win. Two championship sports. Two very different ways of recruiting those teams.
The most important thing we can do
is tell you who these young women are
because they are #1 in the USA
Lindsey Harding Guard Senior
Wanisha Smith Guard Junior
Chante Black Center Junior
Carrem Gay Forward Sophomore
Joy Cheek Forward Freshman
Bridgette Mitchell Forward Freshman
Keturah Jackson Guard Freshman
Yes all but 1 of these student/athletes will be back next year playing women’s basketball for Duke University. Although right now all they are thinking about is their goal of winning the 2007 National Championship. Duke is Undefeated this season and have already captured the Atlantic Coast Conference Title.
The Blue Devils let us call them the Black Devils are 28-0 overall and 13-0 in their Conference. Their most recent victory was against #6 Maryland finishing them off 69-57 at Maryland to add to the sting of defeat for the Terrapins.
( terrapins ?? a species of North American turtles )
Back to these Female Basketball Devils we should mention the coaching staff the Head Coach Gail Goestenkors is White of course. Her First Assistant Coach is Gale Valley yes White but Praise the Lord the other 2 Assistant Coaches are African American Shannon Perry and Tia Jackson.
We could go on and on and on and make this a very long Box about these fabulous young athletes but take some time off instead after you read the rest of today’s edition of BASN needless to say. Take the day off go skiing if you are near snow or something less dangerous sitting by the fireplace while we leave you with the only other information you need to know about these Devils ….
The Blue Devils will conclude
their regular season Sunday
against #4 North Carolina
these 2 North Carolina based
champion teams “duking it out”
( guess who that favors )
in the most exciting and important
game of the season for both and
you can watch it all Sunday
at 4PM Eastern time on ESPN
put it on your Schedule
and enjoy yourself
it will be far more riveting than
Sunday night’s Academy Awards
without a Doubt
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BLUE DEVILS LOOK BETTER BLACK !