Author Archives: Bert DeSalvo

April 7, 2015 - Tampa FL, USA - Notre Dame's bench starting to realize the outcome in the second half during the NCAA Women's Championship Game between Notre Dame and Connecticut at Amalie Arena in Tampa FL. (Credit Image: © Del Mecum/Cal Sport Media/

The Reaganomics of Women’s College Basketball

The Reaganomics of Women’s College Basketball

The Reaganomics of Women’s College Basketball: How to Achieve the Appropriate Level of Play During my year on sabbatical from coaching I have had the good fortune to observe, network and take notes from a multitude of women’s and men’s basketball programs from New Hampshire to West Virginia. It was during my most recent travels

March 23, 2015: Brianna Kiesel #3 of the Pittsburgh Panthers shoots a free throw during the 2015 NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball Championship 2nd round game between the University of Pittsburgh Panthers and the University of Tennessee Lady Vols at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville TN(Credit Image: © Tim Gangloff/Cal Sport Media/

Use the Rules To Your Advantage: A Look at Women’s College Basketball

It seems at least once a week when I watch an NBA game, I see teams employ the “Hack-A-Shaq” strategy. This strategy involves sending poor free throw shooters to the free throw line to help take their opponents out of an offensive rhythm in the process. Now, whether or not this strategy actually works is

5 Essential Phases of a Basketball Post-Game Routine

Some programs do not give this topic the attention it deserves, post-game routines need to be addressed with the same sense of urgency as the pre-game routines. As a college head coach, I ensured these five phases of post-game breakdown were part of our routine after every game. PHASE I: POST-GAME LOCKER ROOM MEETING Briefly address