Monday, December 07, 2009

Viva C. Viv

Can't think of a better reason to revive this puppy than C. Vivian Stringer.
Vivian was there when my writing career began - my first beats, in the early 1980s, included her dynamo Cheyney State basketball teams, including the squad that played in the first-ever NCAA women's title game.
Tonight, the careers intersect once more. I will serve as News Editor on ESPN's broadcast of the Jimmy V. Classic featuring Stringer's Rutgers team against visiting Florida. This time around, I will be observing the Hall of Fame coach Stringer has become. I just got a lot older. Her induction proves that all she did was get better and better until she simply became one of the best all-time.