NCAA Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

03/02/15

Ameer Abdullah's Girlfriend Georgia Ellenwood

 

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Ameer Abdullah's girlfriend Georgia Ellenwood has been called "incredibly easy on the eyes" by another sports site, and we wholeheartedly agree! She also seems to be one hell of an athlete-- competing as a heptathlete at Wisconsin. I have to admit, this Canadian native does seems pretty cool. I'm a fan of her tweets too. Here's a sample: "If you're having a bad day, just remember that sunshine all day every day makes a desert." Man, that is such a great tweet and applies to a lot of west-coast happiness-obsessed trophy wife types. Here's another one: "Beauty without intelligence is a masterpiece painted on a napkin." Yep, nailed it. Although the guy who bought the Picasso on a napkin might disagree, but that guy was a dolt. I don't know if she made these sayings up, but I like that she's doling them out. Then throw in a little humor: "When in doubt....mumble."

Apparently Ameer Abdullah's girlfriend Georgia Ellenwood is a solid heptathlete, and for those of you who don't know what a heptathlon consists of (like myself a few minutes ago), allow me to quickly catch you up: a heptathlon is simply the seven events of 100 meter hurdles, high jump, shot put (awesome!), 200 meter dash, long jump, javelin throw (even more awesome), and the 800 meter dash. Thanks Wikipedia! So basically it's a badass event, and you've got to be a true all-around athlete to really compete in it. Who doesn't love those events, too? I mean, that's like the cream of the crop of track and field events right there. Who needs pole vault and 100 meters? They're overrated, and the 100 meter dash is so short that you can win if you get lucky with a good jump off the line.

Georgia's also got a couple of brothers who she plays Smash Brothers with. Here's a recent tweet: "Playing Smash Brothers with my brothers...Preparing for consecutive losses." Come on folks, this woman is awesome.

02/15/15

Albert Haynesworth's Girlfriend Brittany Jackson

 

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I suppose the turn into broadcasting sports games makes sense for professional athletes, and in the case of Albert Haynesworth's girlfriend Brittany Jackson, that's what we've got. I'm not sure if Albert Haynesworth has commented on sports broadcasts, but he certainly has other off-field activities going. He owns a burger joint, for one thing, and he got some attention for pouring water on a homeless guy who was harassing customers outside of his restaurant. By far, he's most known for taking $33 million off of the Redskins for basically nothing, and he's been written about by the Washington Post for signing a huge contract with a signing bonus and then purposefully trying to get released.

But let's focus on the lovely and talented Brittany. Apparently Brittany has done some modeling work, and she certainly looks nice in a bathing suit. She also hosts a special Basketball Academy Annual Party to support the Pat Summit Foundation, and it's a party where pro athletes get together and raise money. Terrell Owens was in attendance at the one in 2013, and that event happened to take place at an enormous private estate in Tennessee (where Brittany went to college). I suppose she can never really escape her history with the Tennessee Lady Vols, as she was the 3-point marskman. Her team got to the final four each season she played, and they won in both 2003 and 2004. Her life so far seems pretty sweet to me, and even though she's not really known for her career in the WNBA, she still has a ball broadcasting the games. The other big news for Albert Haynesworth's girlfriend Brittany Jackson is that she's pregnant. It was only reported on a few days ago, but she is expecting a baby, and she retweeted the story that TMZ dropped. Being an expert on getting released, Albert should prove invaluable at the birth.

02/08/15

Dean Smith's wife Linnea Weblemoe Smith

 

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Legendary UNC Men's Basketball Dean Smith passed away February 7, 2015. Dean Smith's wife Linnea Weblemoe Smith, and five children survive him.

Linnea Weblemoe Smith is Dean Smith's second wife. Smith was originally married to Ann Cleaving in 1954, before being deployed overseas while in the United States Air Force. Together they had three children - two daughters Sharon and Sandy, and son Scott. Smith and Cleavinger divorced in 1973.

Three years later, Smith married Linnea Weblemoe. The coupe had two children, daughters Kristen and Kelly.

Smith will be remembered as one of the greatest coaches in the history of college basketball, running a successful, clean program. As a coach to dozens of NBA greats (including Michael Jordan), Smith was seen as one of the first true "player's coaches," on the national landscape.

Smith was honored with a Presidential Medal of Freedom in November, 2013. While the coach could not attend, Dean Smith's wife Linnea Smith accepted the award from President Barack Obama on his behalf. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian recognition in the United States, honoring individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."

Dean Smith was 83 years old.