TALL BAYLOR CENTER GRINER ATTRACTS LADY VOLS' ATTENTION
The Tennessean - November 27, 2011
Tennessee center Vicki Baugh doesn't have much of a history with her Baylor counterpart, Brittney Griner. Just four playing minutes to be exact. No matter how brief, Griner didn't waste the chance to make a lasting impression last December in Waco, Texas.
GRINER'S 26 LEAD BEARS TO VICTORY OVER TENNESSEE
Washington Post - November 27, 2011
With Tennessee playing strong defense, Brittney Griner realized just her presence on the court wouldn't be enough for Baylor to win this one. So the preseason All-America focused just a little harder, and Griner scored 17 of her 26 points in the second half as the top-ranked Lady Bears pulled out a 76-67 win against the No. 6 Lady Volunteers.
GRINER NAMED NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BaylorBears.com - March 29, 2011
Baylor's Brittney Griner is the 2011 WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year, the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announced on Tuesday. The WBCA Defensive Player of the Year award honors the best defensive collegiate Division I women's basketball player. All Division I Conference Defensive Player's of the Year are eligible to be nominated for the award and the selection committee makes the final decision on the winner.
GRINER IS DIFFICULT TO MISS
Houston Chronicle, by Richard Justice - March 27, 2011
There are moments when Baylor coach Kim Mulkey forces herself to stop and consider how lucky she is to have the best player in college basketball. Otherwise, she'd do what a lot of others do. That is, she'd take Brittney Griner for granted. "You're never going to see another Brittney Griner," Mulkey said. So there.
GRINER SCORES 40 AS BAYLOR BEATS GREEN BAY 86-76
Associated Press, by Stephen Hawkins - March 27, 2011
Brittney Griner had another big game, got some help from Baylor's freshman point guard, and the top-seeded Lady Bears ended any chance for Wisconsin-Green Bay to have a Butler-like finish. Griner had a career-high 40 points with 10 rebounds, and combined with Sims to score all the points in the game-clinching 14-0 spurt, as the Lady Bears finally pulled away for an 86-76 victory over Green Bay on Sunday night.
Sports Illustrated, by L. Jon Wertheim - March 24, 2011
Want a vivid illustration of the success of Title IX? Take a tour of the women's basketball facilities at Baylor University. The Lady Bears play in front of exhilarated home crowds as large as 10,569 (the record), routinely outdrawing their counterparts on the Baylor men's team. At halftime the players repair to an NBA-quality locker room, flush with a kitchen area, a whirlpool and a theater-style screening room. The players' dressing stalls are outfitted with individual flat screens and DVD players.
GRINER EFFICIENT FROM ALL SPOTS ON THE FLOOR
ESPN.com, by Mechelle Voepel - March 23, 2011
Players who are disappointed in an aspect of their performance frequently say that it will fuel them to improve. Frankly, it doesn't always happen. But in the case of Brittney Griner and free-throw shooting, it has.
GRINER LEADS BAYLOR WITH 30 POINTS IN VICTORY OVER WEST VIRGINIA
Associated Press, by Stephen Hawkins - March 22, 2011
Brittney Griner had 30 points even after sitting on the bench the final 9 minutes of the first half, and top-seeded Baylor beat West Virginia 82-68 on Tuesday night to advance to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the sixth time in eight years.
GRINER LEARNING TO DEAL WITH PRESSURE
San Antonio Express-News, by Jerry Briggs - March 21, 2011
Baylor center Brittney Griner has evolved into such an offensive force that some teams find it necessary to defend her with more than two players at a time. "Sometimes I am amazed by how much attention she gets," said Baylor forward Destiny Williams, seated next to Griner in an NCAA tournament media session Monday.
GIFTED GRINER WANTS TO DO EVEN MORE FOR BAYLOR
Associated Press, by Stephen Hawkins - March 17, 2011
Brittney Griner has already had an impact on women's basketball like few players before her. The 6-foot-8 Griner can dunk, rebound, block shots and alter games with her imposing presence in the lane. Yet as dominating as she has been in her two seasons for the Baylor Lady Bears, she isn't so sure she has lived up to the billing.
SPORTS CENTER BREAKSDOWN BRITTNEY GRINER'S IMPACT
ESPN.com - March 15, 2011
SportsCenter breaks down how Baylor women's center Brittney Griner affects a basketball game.
GRINER HAS TWO MORE YEARS TO PLAGUE AGGIES
Bryan-College Station Eagle, by Richard Croome - March 13, 2011
Brittney Griner stood with her back to the baseline and her head nearly under the corner of the backboard. She reached out with her arm and rolled an underhand shot off the outside of her right hand. Up and in it went. There was luck involved. I'd think the same thing if Jimmer Fredette had made the same shot.
GRINER UNSTOPPABLE IN BIG 12 FINAL
ESPN.com, by Mechelle Voepel - March 12, 2011
There was a moment in the first half of the Big 12 title game Saturday when you figured Baylor made a mistake that Brittney Griner could only do so much to fix. You figured wrong, though. Baylor got off to a rough start against Texas A&M in this, the third meeting of the season between the Big 12's two best teams.
GRINER DOES IT ALL, LIFTING BAYLOR PAST K-STATE IN BIG 12 SEMIS
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, by Drew Davison - March 11, 2011
At some point, there just aren't enough words to describe the effect Baylor sophomore center Brittney Griner has on a basketball game. In Baylor's 86-53 victory over Kansas State in the Big 12 semifinals on Friday, Griner blocked two shots and altered several more.
GRINER NAMED BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
BaylorBears.com - March 8, 2011
Big 12 regular season champion Baylor became the first program in Conference history to collect five individual awards, including coach and player of the year, to highlight the 2010-11 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Awards released Monday.
GRINER, NO. 3 BAYLOR OVERPOWER COLORADO
Denver Post, by Mike Baldwin - March 6, 2011
Take away the first eight minutes Saturday and Colorado gave Big 12 women's basketball champ Baylor a competitive game. But with Baylor showcasing national player of the year candidate Brittney Griner, CU never had a chance in an 81-59 loss.
BAYLOR'S GRINER HAS CHANGED THE WOMEN'S GAME
The Oklahoman, by Natlie Meisler - Feb. 26, 2011
The Wilt Chamberlain of women's basketball. That's how Texas A&M coach Gary Blair describes Baylor 6-foot-8 center Brittney Griner. Similar to Chamberlain routinely swatting away shots decades ago, forcing teams to shoot from the perimeter, Griner has changed the way teams prepare for the No. 3 Lady Bears.
SHOCKING LOSS PROVIDES NEW FOCUS FOR BAYLOR
Fort Worth Star-Telegram, by Gary West - Feb. 25, 2011
Brittney Griner faked one way and then moved quickly and powerfully the other way while still carrying the basketball as if on a silver salver toward the goal, and then she delivered her message over the rim.
GRINER NEARLY OUTSCORES KANSAS STATE IN FIRST HALF
Ultimate Aldine, by John Renshaw - Feb. 24, 2011
Nimitz High School graduate Brittney Griner scored 21 of her 26 points before halftime, and the third-ranked Lady Bears led the entire game in a 75-48 victory over Kansas State on Wednesday night. Griner's 21 points at halftime were only two less than Kansas State had as a team, when Baylor led 41-23.
BAYLOR'S GRINER RECALLS LEW ALCINDOR
Lawrence Journal-World, by Tom Keegan - Jan. 20, 2011
The natural place the mind wanders when watching a superior athlete play in person for the first time is to a question: What other great is called to mind? The way she plays the game recalls Kareem-Abdul Jabbar when he wore UCLA across his chest and answered to the name Lew Alcindor.
GRINER HELPS REDEFINE BEAUTY
New York Times, by Guy Trebay - April 5, 2010
Taller than 99.35 percent of all Americans, the basketball player Brittney Griner has the wingspan of an albatross, wears sneakers more than twice as large as the average woman's foot and, more saliently, perhaps, can dunk.
DAY IN THE LIFE OF BRITTNEY GRINER
ESPN.com - April 3, 2010
A look into Brittney Griner's life on campus at Baylor University.
GRINER DRAWS DOUBLE TAKES AND TRIPLE TEAMS
New York Times, by Karen Crouse - March 19, 2010
College basketball observers sound like naturalists who have spotted something startling in the evolutionary soup when they talk about Baylor's Brittney Griner.
OUTSIDE THE LINES: BRITTNEY GRINER
ESPN.com - Jan. 15, 2010
Baylor freshman Brittney Griner, who is 6-foot-8, has a special talent for dunking, but she's more than a single-skilled player. Steve Delsohn reports.
Sports Illustrated, by Kelli Anderson - Dec. 21, 2009
Brittney Griner, Baylor's 6'8" freshman center, had just folded herself into a chair in her coach's office and settled in for an interview one day in mid-October when the coach, Kim Mulkey, started to review the previous night's SportsCenter Top 10 plays on her computer.