* Has women's basketball passed Maryland and Virginia by? Not on your life.

* An appreciation: Maggie Dixon, coach, United States Military Academy

* An appreciation: Diana Taurasi, guard/forward, UConn

* An appreciation: The 1998-99 Gallaudet women's basketball team

* An appreciation: Kim Perrot, guard, Houston Comets

* An appreciation: Suzie McConnell-Serio, guard, Cleveland Rockers

* An appreciation: Jennifer Capriati, tennis

* An appreciation: Shea Ralph, guard, UConn

* Opinion: Teresa Edwards and Mrs. Jones make a point about pay equity

* Life in the WNBA is an education for its only Ivy League graduate, Allison Feaster of the Sparks.

* Nell Fortner learned how to win an Olympic gold medal as an assistant coach for the 1996 squad, which went 60-0. The hard part: replicating the feat in Sydney.

* Observations on the WNBA's "marketing machine."

* The 2001 Washington Mystics were, literally, lightweights. And therein lies a societal problem.

* Teresa Edwards had a lot of catching up to do after four years in the professional women's basketball wilderness.

* Inside the arms race for WNBA post players

*Book review: Counting Coup