Wednesday, October 14, 2009
It's a slow time right now in the WNBA - and really, it's a slow time overseas as a lot of the foreign seasons haven't started. Furthermore, there are a lot of questions regarding the Atlanta Dream that aren't answered yet. Will Kathy Betty purchase the Dream? Will the Dream still be in Philips Arena next year? Until we have answers or results, there's not a lot to report.
Some of my current projects:
* Trying to find the font of WBL statistics. The WBL is the Women's Professional Basketball League, the first professional league for women. The league existed from 1978 to 1981. Karra Porter writes about the league in her book "Mad Seasons". I've sent Ms. Porter an e-mail, but haven't received an answer yet.
* Working on a "BCS College Database". I would be tracking women's basketball season statistics for the "BCS" teams, or what are nominally called the "Power Conferences" (ACC, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 10, SEC). These are the teams that will win the NCAA Championships and send their seniors to the WNBA. It would be interesting to follow the top players over the season - the big problem with this project is that the stats are scattered across sub-pages in conference websites. Tracking on a day-to-day basis is almost impossible without help, week-to-week might be more manageable.