COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Hall of Famer Lynette Woodard wanted a new start in college coaching. Winthrop, with her old friend Kevin Cook, seemed like a perfect place.Woodard took her first coaching position since she was interim coach for alma mater Kansas in 2003-04. She spent four seasons as a Jayhawks assistant along since Cook, now the Eagles fifth-year head coach.I am very excited to be here at Winthrop, Woodard said. Its a new beginning and it gives me the opportunity to get reacquainted with coach Cook.And to get familiar with the game Woodard once dominated. Woodard played at Kansas from 1977-81 and helped USA Basketball forge the womens powerhouse thats expected to be on display once more at the Rio Olympics this month.Woodard, a two-time Olympian, won gold at the Los Angeles Games in 1984. The next year, she became the first woman to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.Woodard played professionally overseas (there were no U.S. womens leagues) before coming back to the United States to work in business and become athletic director for the Kansas City, Kansas, school system. In 1997, she came out of retirement to play two seasons in the WNBA.Woodard joined college coaching at her alma mater in 1999 and was named interim head coach in 2003-04.She most recently worked at Wichita State, administering two federally funded education programs helping underprivileged students.Cook was overjoyed that Woodard, 56, signed on to help the Eagles.If there were a Mt. Rushmore of womens basketball players, Lynette would be on it, Cook said.Woodard was named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, the Globetrotters Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Womens Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005.For Woodard, though, the chance to work developing young players will be her focus.Im looking forward to working with our young team, helping them to develop into the players we want to see them become, and become winners and champions here at Winthrop and beyond, she said. I can say that I am ready to give 100 percent and pour into these young people and help them be the best they can be.Winthrop has had four winning seasons in Cooks five years, including winning the Big South Conference Tournament and making the NCAA Tournament in 2013-14. The Eagles, however, went 4-26 last season. Cheap NFL Jerseys Factory . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football. Cheap NFL Shop . Rinne played two periods in his first game since left hip surgery in early May. Gabriel Bourque scored 3:07 into the second period and Austin Watson tallied 5:15 later for Nashville. http://www.jerseyschinanfl.com/ .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Online . Laudrup revealed Thursday he was notified of his dismissal in "the briefest of letters which gave no reasons why such hasty and final action was deemed necessary. Nike NFL Jerseys .ca! Hi Kerry, Heres an interesting one. I know its common knowledge that all players are responsible for their sticks. We witnessed that when Zack Kassian hit Edmontons Sam Gagner in the face after a missed check. LOGAN, Utah -- Shane Rector scored 16 points as Utah State beat Bristol University 96-53 on Wednesday night.Rector was 5 of 8 shooting from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line for the Aggies (3-0). Quinn Taylor added 12 points and six rebounds. Norbert Janicek had 11 points and led the team with nine rebounds. The team averaged 58.5 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from the free throw line.Aggies jumped out to a 29--13 lead midway through the first half and led 52-29 at the break.dddddddddddd In the second half, Utah State went up 57-35 with 15:39 to play and cruised from there.Michael Crosby led the Bristol with 16 points and five rebounds. The Bears are members of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). ' ' '