Few members of the media are more synonymous with women’s college basketball than Mel Greenberg.

During his 40-year run reporting for the Philadelphia Inquirer, and in the decade since, he’s missed only one NCAA Final Four game: UConn’s 82-73 loss to Stanford in 2007-08 in Tampa, Fla.

Greenberg also created what became the Associated Press women’s college basketball poll prior to the 1976-77 season, helping to bring attention to the sport for decades to come.

In 2007, Greenberg — affectionally nicknamed, “The Guru,” — was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

In the latest Hearst Connecticut Media podcast, UConn’s Women’s Basketball beat writer Doug Bonjour talks with Greenberg about his time with the Inquirer, organizing the first poll, his run-in with former Temple men’s basketball coach John Cheney, and more.

dbonjour@ctpost.com; @DougBonjour