Mel Greenberg covered college and professional women’s basketball for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he worked for 40 plus years. Greenberg pioneered national coverage of the game, including the original Top 25 women's college poll. His knowledge has earned him nicknames such as "The Guru" and "The Godfather," as well as induction into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.
By Mel Greenberg
PHILADELPHIA -- It's like this, folks. The Guru votes in the ACC awards and had to go through reams of info to cast a ballot that then became technologically flawed so hopefully someone next door to the plantation in Greensboro, N.C., will get the email and insert the picks into the system.
Then it was time to put together the five-person USBWA freshman watch list for release -- though the freshman of the year ballot will still allow voting any freshman beyond this list.
Then it was time to assemble a group of ten coaches for the USBWA 10-coach watch list. -- The Guru has 12 and two will have to be sliced.
Then it was time to write the print column for Tuesday and send it through since the Guru will be traveling up to Hartford for the UConn-Notre Dame showdown.
And all the known conference brackets had to be printed and organized for coverage to come.
And in the middle of all that the Guru was given a cautionary tip from a knowledgeable source that Princeton was doing quite well in the balloting and to check the Guru's data to make note of those conferences who have never had a team ranked -- there are seven unless Princeton gives the Ivies their first today.
So by then the sun is coming up and no time exists to roundup Sunday's action, though you all know everything that happened anyhow.
So all of this has been put together in a post to explain why there is no post -- at least the way you all seem to like.
The Big East showdown Guru coverage will appear in the new Fullcourt site but if he is awake, the Guru will come back here with some observations.
So thanks for reading a column saying there's nothing to read.