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5 ways we all can pass the time during the NBA lockout.

The NBA may be in a lockout, but there's plenty of women's sports to take its place.  Check out the top 5 ways to pass the time while you wait for the players and owners to kiss and make up.

5.  Wonder what your favorite WNBA player is doing during the off season?    Check out the action overseas.  Learn more about this league and its players; you can follow the Women’s Euro Basketball league

4.  Check out other women sports action around town…Hockey, Roller Derby or Bowling.

3.  Get fit; join a health club or community organization.  Forget about making New Years resolutions and get your behind in gear now!

2. Watch women’s games at a sport bar, WHOA!  Think about it…going to your favorite watering hole without having to ask your server to put the women’s game on.  HEAVEN!

1.  Check out our Wisconsin Women coaches below…go to a game!

In our quest to invite our fans and supports to women athletic events; basketball is definitely a sport we all can find a common ground.  IOU Sports will be at various games around town and we hope that you too will come out and support area sport teams which include High School, JUCO, and Division I, II & III hoops!  

You can be a leader in supporting women's amateur and professional sports. Change happens one person at a time, one action at a time. You can make a difference in the lives of girls and women by attending a game. 

There's no locking out these teams. Which of these NCAA Women's Basketball teams will stand out on top?  Follow these Wisconsin Women Coaches…

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Horizon League
Nickname:  Panthers

Sandy Botham – 16th Season
2011 – 2012 Schedule

The Horizon League's all-time leader in league wins (151), Botham led the Panthers to the league championship game just three seasons ago. That year, her squad became the first team in league history to play in the tournament first round and advance to the championship game. To do so, UWM had to win three games in five days in three different states.

Marquette University
Big East
Nickname:  Golden Eagles

Terri Mitchell – 16th Season
2011 – 2012 Schedule

The Golden Eagles have thrived under Mitchell, Marquette's all-time basketball wins leader, as she has compiled a 296-171 overall record, 13 trips to the postseason and nine 20-win seasons. Notably, the Golden Eagles have earned nine consecutive postseason berths, including three trips to the NCAA Tournament Second Round (2004, 2007, 2011) and winning the Women's National Invitation Tournament crown in 2008.

University of Madison
Big Ten
Nickname:  Badgers

Bobbie Kelsey – 1st Season
2011 – 2012 Schedule

In her four seasons as an assistant at Stanford, the Cardinal compiled a 137-14 (.907) record, including a 69-3 (.958) mark in Pac-10 conference play, and advanced to the Final Four each year.  Stanford's streak of four-straight Final Fours is tied for the second-longest streak in NCAA history. Prior to Kelsey's arrival, Stanford had not advanced to the Final Four since 1997; she was named the sixth head coach in UW women's basketball history. 

Have other ways to pass the time...let us know.  Maybe we can join you!

Want to go to the big dance!  For the first time, the NCAA is selling Women Basketball Championship tickets to the public for the 2012 Women’s Final Four. 

Bernell Hooker

Bernell Hooker is the Founder and CEO of Images of Us (IOU) Sports; a non-profit organization that empowers girls and women through education and sports. "Think of yourself as an athlete. I guarantee you it will change the way you walk, the way you work, and the decisions you make about leadership, teamwork, and success." - Mariah Burton Nelson