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Love and passion will be the core principles of Jennie Baranczyk’s program at Oklahoma

Love and passion will be the core principles of Jennie Baranczyk’s program at Oklahoma

Love and passion.

It may sound simple, but love and passion are the core beliefs newly minted Oklahoma women’s basketball coach Jennie Baranczyk plans on building her program around.

“For me, love it the strongest human emotion that we have,” Baranczyk said in her introductory press conference inside the Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday. “I love this game and I want every person who is associated with our program to feel that love. I want them to love it that much too.”

That passion and love of basketball has taken Baranczyk from her home of Des Moines, IA, where she had to play basketball with boys as a kid because there were no girls basketball teams at the local YMCA, to Oklahoma.


To read the entire story, please visit https://www.si.com/college/oklahoma/other-sooners/love-and-passion-will-be-the-core-principles-of-jennie-baranczyks-program-at-oklahoma

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Ryan Chapman covers Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder for 107.7 The Franchise since 2019. In December of 2020, Chapman was named the Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated Sooners, and he also is a contributor for Sports Illustrated Thunder. Chapman has previously worked for OCCC's Student Newspaper, The Pioneer, where Chapman covered the Oklahoma City Energy, the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Oklahoma Athletics and the Oklahoma City Thunder. During his time with The Pioneer, Chapman served as the Sports Editor as well as the Editor-in-Chief.

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