The Hoopla Over Women's Hoops

In Stanford's victory against defending NCAA women's champs North Carolina on Mar. 23, 6-foot, 2-inch Lady Cardinal forward Kristin Folkl took a pass in the lane, juked a sweet move, and--ooh, baby!--it looked like she just might slam-dunk it. Folkl got enough air to scrape the rim but broke a few hearts by opting for a sure-thing layup. Later, Coach Tara VanDerveer allowed that a dunk "would have been fun." After all, VanDerveer sighs, "some people still have the idea that watching women's basketball is about as exciting as watching paint dry."

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