Unlike Lacrosse Duke’s #1 Women’s Basketball Team Is Mostly Black

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Updated: February 21, 2007

UNLIKE LACROSSE

DUKE’S #1 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM IS MOSTLY BLACK

WHY THE DIFFERENCE ? Duke Women 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

Women’s Basketball

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

Whenever you want to reach us with comments or better yet an idea for a topic for the Box ……. blackbox@blackathlete.net

Blue Devils BLUE DEVILS LOOK BETTER BLACK !