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"china robinson" Discussed on ESPN Daily
"But also still supporting wrongfully detained Americans everywhere. I'm really fortunate to have this platform that I have. And every chance that I get, if it's wearing shirt, saying their names, any interview that I have, and you'll see a theme throughout the throughout the season with that. That's just bringing awareness to everybody that doesn't have the platform. And to still be encouraging fans to support the WNBA and to be looking forward to playing a basketball season. Yeah. After what she has experienced is just incredible. I would like to encourage all of you to be at our first game as well. And the whole entire season covering not only the Phoenix mercury with the best fans and league, but the whole entire league as well. I haven't honestly given a ton of thought to what we will see between the lines for Britney. I know that in speaking to her while in Phoenix, she just talked about how difficult this comeback has been. Really? I mean, that's a long time to be not just away from the game of basketball, but there were a lot of physical limitations daily to what Brittany could do and had space and opportunity to do while being wrongfully detained in Russia. So there are a lot of moving parts to this, but it's more her mental state for me is how will she feel under these bright lights? There will be a lot of people pulling for her attention and a lot of expectations. So how does she managing that and just making sure that she's checking in mentally spiritually emotionally as she gets ready to kick off with this season? But there will absolutely be some time needed and some grace for Britney in terms of what she can do on the court. She's been one of the best players in this league in this world for a very long time. But it's going to take some time for her to get back to form. And I don't think anyone is really worried about what that looks like. It's just, there's a great joy around this league with every team with every player with every coach with every front office personnel with security guards in the arenas to everyone who has ever come into contact with Britney or watched her play just a great sense of gratitude and joy to have her back. Yeah, and she's gone from being a national sports figure to being an international just figure. And when you talk to her, did you just get a sense of how she's doing with that because even that part of her life seems to be a giant transition. Absolutely. She mentioned coming into this open and weekend that she feels that all eyes will be on her. And we talked just for a few moments about what that's like for her. And I think it's going to be an emotional opening night in LA. I think it's going to be an even more emotional game for her on Sunday, her first home game in Phoenix. But yeah, I mean, this is no longer Brittany griner from Texas or Britney griner who won championships at Baylor or Brittany griner who is an Olympic grade or a WNBA champion. This is Brittany griner, a global face and someone who will be recognizable in spaces all over the world. For a very long time. And so I think it's definitely going to be a transition managing that aspect of it. Well, that kind of folds perfectly into the topic of the travel conditions because there was a lot of noise made about that in the W and the issues that players have faced in recent years, and now that includes griner because there were also concerns voiced about her maybe needing some special travel arrangements coming off of her experience in Russia. So in general, where are we big picture with this topic? Yeah, there's still a lot to be determined from what I understand about how all this will roll out. Well, at least the league has not shared with us what the plan is. I do know that Kathy engelbert has continued to say that the WNBA in the front office is working really hard to ensure Britney's safety throughout the season and that there will be a comprehensive plan for that. But we are also seeing just some changes with charter flights in the WNBA for this particular season as it was announced earlier that this year there will be charter flights for all postseason games beginning with the start of the 2023 WNBA playoffs. Through the WNBA finals, the WNBA commissioners cup championship game and select regular season games were the teams have back to back games on the schedule. That's huge. Yeah. Back to back games, charter travel, pretty big deal. Now, let's take a look at this 2023 draft class. The quick turnaround classes I like to call it. The Indiana fever took South Carolina as a Leo Boston with the first overall pick. Last season, they finished last in the league. What kind of player are they getting in Boston and what kind of impact will she have there? They're getting a tremendous player in Aaliyah Boston. And in all fairness, it takes every player that comes into the WNBA from college, some time to adjust. So I do want to give her some grace, but what we're getting is a player that impacts the game on both ends of the floor. Aaliyah, Boston was a dominant force at South Carolina. There really wasn't anyone in the country that could guard her one on one in the low block. She commands a double team in the post, can use both hands, outstanding footwork. But also stretching her game to the free throw line jump shot, taking some three. So her offensive game to me, I think, has the greatest upside. Her defensive game is where she will have an immediate impact. She can switch on and pick and roll situations, has tremendous length long arms, can block shots on the inside. And so she will give an anchor to this Indiana fever team. But I think I don't see this fever team finishing last. I think they do have an opportunity to make the playoffs. It's going to, it's going to really rely on health number one and everyone just kind of staying healthy because there's a small margin for error on a team that's fairly young. Melissa Smith, who we remember from last year as a lottery pick, has had great off season and I think is going to be a great compliment to aliyah Boston on the interior. But also this is a team that added Erica Wheeler who was an undrafted player that ended up being a WNBA all star MVP a few years back who brings experience who brings just a great explosive energy on the offensive end. Just a great leader. And so I have eye expectations for this Indiana fever team. I don't think there's any way they finished last Israel, but don't play this clip back if they end up finishing last at the end of the year. All right, I don't think it's too early for a prediction. Who are you eyeing for the WNBA finals come October? I'm going finals with the super teams. And I can't tell you who's going to win between the two, but I do believe that New York and Vegas will be vying for a championship, but that's just a prediction, you know? I mean, hey, if it ends up being Connecticut or Washington or someone else, I'm not going to be shocked. I can guarantee you this, there will be points in this season where it'll look like maybe neither one of them will win it. But it's a fair guess to say that they'll end up in the WNBA finals. The China Robinson, thank you very much. Thank you, Israel. I'm Israel Gutierrez. This has been ESPN daily. Our show is produced by Bradford Craig, Alexander hyacinth, Mike Johns, Heather lombardo, Ryan nanto, Mike philbrick, Andres Soto Andy tennant and Aaron Vale special thanks this week to Deontay Epps and Jackson urdu. We'll talk to you Monday.
"china robinson" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Right now at the U. N. H campus and 10 40. This is the Texas Standard. I am China Robinson, writer and director of no ordinary Love. I was born and raised in Texas. I lived in Fort Worth all my life. I went to school in Fort words and ended up at Texas Christian University and the insurance for it and graduated from University of Texas at Arlington. Have always known that I wanted to tell stories. So from a very young age, I would write scripts and my best friends and I or my sisters and I Would put these plays on for our parents, or you put them on between our dolls, So I always wanted to tell stories. I didn't know until high school that I wanted to actually make films. Why are you doing here? Who else would I be? Swee'pea Shadow. My first feature is no ordinary love. I was approached by a friend. She ended up being by executive producer on the film Tracy. She served as the chair on the border directors for local women's shelter in service centre and she approached me and said, Hey, if I find funding Would you be willing to do a story about these toxic relationships and coercive control? And I said, Well, absolutely. It's not my story that I'm telling in the movie, but I was able to pull a lot from my own stories. As far as Being in relationships with manipulation or with course of patrol to certain degree. Okay, definitely a lot of myself. Is in that film. And so I wanted to create something that wasn't so obvious. And they kind of answered the question call. Why doesn't she leaves? Well, what if it's spiritual abuse? Because in Texas were part of the Bible build churches? A very big deal to us, and, uh, what we've seen is Manipulation sometimes around Scripture because that is pour into a partner violence and heuristic violence, the rest of abuse. Whichever you call it, it's about power and control. Gonna be in there. Best interest for both of them. His obedient to him as possible. While he's going through this space, we know that Hollywood was never set up for people that look like the stuff which I mean female for black filmmakers. It's very important to me. To allow the audience to see a story from a female perspective, but also it's important to me to have females behind the camera in key roles as well. So my executive producer, my editor, My first eight a D, But first they see like it is my responsibility to open the door for someone else or allow them to walk through the door recruit. It's been more like it. And I do feel like it's my responsibility and everyone's responsibility to, um make the art that we see on screen reflect the world that we live in. An ordinary love is released on June 15th, and it will be released a streaming platforms such as Amazon crime, iTunes, apple TV and a few others like dish in direct TV. Get out of my house! This is my jam out. Even though it is about into a partner, violence and the complexities inside of it. It is a romantic dinner, so it is not a documentary. It's not It won't stop you. You know where you are somewhere you don't want to watch the film or finish the film. It is a romantic thriller, and I wrote it like that so that it could also be palatable. This is China Robinson, writer director, producer of No Ordinary Love, and You are listening to the Texas Standard. Gets the Texas standard. I'm David Brown, one of the most remote towns in West Texas has a professional baseball team. And though they're not affiliated with Major League baseball, the Cowboys of the Pecos League or the Pride of Alpine, Texas. Last May, the Alpine Cowboys were forced to cancel their 2020 season due to Covid 19. But a year later, the Cowboys are back and his Marfa public radio's Barbara Anguiano reports. Fans packed the stadium for the recent season opener to take a swing at normalcy. It's opening day for the Alpine Cowboys the first time they're taking the field.
"china robinson" Discussed on Around the Rim
"What is the day at never know the date. This is the week of june seventh so we are hot and heavy into wnba action about three weeks in so still a lot of moving pieces but the play on the court has been hot as ever. If you're not watching you need to be buzzer beaters. Overtime games clutch shots. All of the above coming to you on your w. b. a app on abc espn cbs. Wherever you want to watch the wnba we actu- so today's podcast. I will be hosting china robinson as usual but to rica foster. Bradsby is away from us. Today are fantastic and fabulous. Producer is visiting her mother so Me these at times. We are celebrating and excited to see her mom when she has not done in over a year. But we have some very capable hands filling in for the shoes of tarija at is christina. Buswell welcome to the show christina. Say hi to the people to have a christina with us as well as the shell smith who is shadowing christina. You love to see the professional development happening amongst women podcast producer. So thanks for filling in christina and we have got an amazing show for you guys today. Yes lots of very special guests joining us on the show. We do have brand new head coach of the seattle storm. Noelle quinn wanted to just give our fans a little bit of insight on her background on how she's feeling about these opportunities but then also what happens to her. The night after a rica. google. Wally dots their i with the buzzer beater. So we're gonna find out what she's like a after a tough loss as well as a new head coach. But congratulations to dan hughes on hall of fame career and welcoming in while quinn for the storm on our show. We also have the amazing the comparable christy winters scott. And we're gonna look at the bottom half of the wnba standings where there seemed to be some movement happening for various reasons When you look at the bottom of the standings which is honestly something. We don't do very often. We usually start for top. We see some teams making a move chicago sky. Just got candace parker bag. They could be on the move there. The levin spot right now. Indiana is twelve minnesota lynx or net ten spot. They've got lazy. Clarendon now got a collier. They had three game win streak So can they get back on the good foot washington mystics in the ninth spot. Have welcome back. Misha hines allen. They are not welcoming back. Elena delle donne quite yet but christie is going to tell us about her mystics which she calls the games with a meghan mcpeek on a nightly basis. Eight spot is the dallas wings so those are the teams we will discuss. Dallas's young squad has won two in a row including wins over phoenix and seattle so rega- wa in company and vicki johnson could be on the move up the standings and then last but not least not show. We have the hall of famer herself. Katie smith assistant coach the minnesota lynx. Joining us the legend to answer our five questions for alleged. If you haven't been listening we have a new segment where we are talking to some of the best in the game about their memories as we commemorate the twenty fifth season of the wnba. So with that. We're going to get to the.
"china robinson" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"Are we as a general group, devaluing the top seeds in the West too much? No, I think this is a weird year like I don't think we're devaluing. I think the reality is that the top season the West, unlike your past, just don't have the experience. And so we're all weary now in the same breast could have people that still don't trust the Clippers after last year's experience, right, and they have air quotes around experience, at least have guys that have won at a high level in this league, and so Don't think that we're devaluing. I think as consumers of NBA ball like we trust superstars, it is a lead that is driven by superstars. It's why guys going team up how we got the Brooklyn next? And while I believe none of the Mitchell is heading for superstar status could be there. Devin Booker, same for him. They don't have a signature moment or A playoff series under their belt that would give us facing them At this point. I don't think it's any disrespect either of those things. They just they are going up against lower speed. It teems with bonified superstars that nobody's going to argue about. There's pain. Jason fits talking to Monica McNutt Here on ESPN Radio. The ESPN app Sirius XM Channel 80. We've seen some pretty awesome games to start off this WN BA season. Also, maybe some disappointment. What is surprised you the most of the first couple games of the season? I gotta be honest brain for as much as I love the league like night 96 back there. You know, when it started I was actually shocked. Even in my mind. I knew we missed a bunch of superstars last year didn't depend Emmick. When we got the opening week, and I was like, Wait, what? Like I forgot how good some of these folks were, Uh, live campaign. I mean, obviously Candace Parker going to Chicago, although she played last year was a headlining thing. I just I've been surprised with how folks about back from the pandemic folks that were missing and just quickly acclimated to their routines. Mind you remember this W Embassy is that there are still so our players that are in covert protocols because they just left their overseas. On team. So how quickly things were able to reach out with some of their stuff was impressed Me and then I got it. I got a tip My cap just bringing enough. Do I was one of those folks that was like, Yes, She's great. But don't underestimate w They're still learning curve. Those women are great and baby came in and made history And what I like this game. Yeah. I mean, it's incredible. Go ahead, sir. I was just gonna ask. Can you tell people where they could find you for the WN ba stuff you're doing pre imposed. Oh, yeah. Okay, so I will be hosting all of the ABC show, So I'm back and Bristol, June 5th. But coming up What today? I think June 1st girl, Christine Williamson will be holding down the double header and the each new studio. So that's the next big one. And then this Sunday, we've got the China Robinson and Andrea Carter hold it down from the studio and Charlotte That's just a single game on Sunday, But when the game's back on ABC, I'll be there for those double headers. Awesome. That's what you got. Oh, I wasn't sure we have time. We have a bet going on the show. Monica, we're just gonna blow the clock out. We got a bet show going on the show real quick. You know, I'm all in on the aces with my Vegas background. And so we made a bet between Chicago in Vegas on who would have the better regular season? How concerned should I be about losing this bet at this point. I think you're okay. You're okay. But did you see them against Seattle? Like you're gonna be okay, I think e think the other part about it is again similar to the Milwaukee. But Chicago has been a team that is kind of impressed that that point of the regular season can is going to Chicago. Was that about the regular season and remember the WN ba seating is different. So you could almost argue that the regular season? I mean, obviously, you have to qualify. Like I'm not worried about Chicago in the regular season, Candice went for the postseason. I think Vegas is a team, actually kinda in the same boat like they've been good in the regular season and come up short. As of late. I don't know. I wouldn't be too worried. Hey, that's it's gonna be tight if you think I'm just inherited shape, Monica like I don't. I don't like losing money. So you know, it could be 50 cents. And I'll be puckers. And he says that like you ever actually pays off on the bets hasn't once Monica thanks for the time. Keep up the awesome work. Thanks, guys. Have a great weekend. Good night. The best Monica. But not with us Here on Spain and Fitz brought you by good year helping you discover the road ahead. Goodyear more driven coming up. We gotta go scorched Earth on baseball's Get off my lawn guy. I don't care if it's a couple days later, I need to say it. It's next. 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Paige Bueckers Dominates at UConn
"China's great to have you back on the show. It is always wonderful to be with you. Pablo thanks for having me. China robinson hosts the around the rim podcast and serves as a basketball analyst and calls games for espn. So you are an busy person. The china you just came off calling a game like minutes ago. Described to me what your life is like in this new kind of era of broadcasting. How's it going pablo. I can pretty much that up about three words in the house. That is where. I spend a majority of my time these days. I'm in the house calling games watching film and that's pretty much my wife right now. I come to you the china from a bunk bed inside an airbnb. So i feel all of your pain and i wanna get into women's basketball with the of course and we'll get to the professionals and a little bit but i want to start by asking you about the really the single biggest name that's been dominating the college game pretty much all year as a freshman and that is page bekker's with percents. How would you begin to describe page. Bekker's for someone who's unfamiliar with what she's been up to it yukon Well pablo the word coming out of stores was that page. Bekker's was going to be the next coming of breanna stewart or diana taurasi right. So that's high praise no pressure. Yeah none at all. She was a number one. Overall recruit in the twenty twenty class and her rival in college. Basketball was highly anticipated list. Three beckham's with the rebound put first seconds of her client career where we were literally salivating and watching her highlights from high school wondering if she would be the player to finally get connecticut back to winning championships since keep in mind. They lost in the final. Four in the last three tournaments. Pretty much ever. Since breanna stewart left well pays bekker's is not only a great player. She has six hundred forty nine thousand instagram followers. More uconn legend sue bird by the way when she became the first player in uconn history with three straight thirty point gains. We knew something special was happening and she really hasn't disappointed. I mean her perfect field. Go performance the last five minutes versus number one south carolina that was quite the epic performance bekker's from around the screen and set the stage for what we've been seeing from page so game and her style of play. How would you characterize it. What's made her so dominant as just a freshman making a debut. This impressive at five eleven paid really makes the game easier for everyone else on the court well except her opponents of course.
WNBA players celebrate Warnock's projected win over Loeffler
"Right. Before the insurrection at the capital there was two senate runoff elections that the country had their is on in one of them. The reverend raphael warnock defeated the incumbent. Appointed senator kelly leffler in georgia. Kelly leffler for about ten years has been a partial owner of the atlanta dream of the wnba. She's now the majority owner but she's been around the team for now ten or eleven years and you may have heard her own players and much of the wnba is diametrically opposed to everything that leffler stands force. It was a very interesting situation to see everything develop earlier this week. And then how it works in the team dynamic for more on that. Let's welcome and renee. Montgomery actually a guard for the atlanta dream. She joins us this morning. She's actually rejoining us this morning a second time. She's been on with this. Good morning to you so i guess the first thing i gotta ask you is being a member of the team and understanding everything. That's going on on the floor in off the floor. What's the reaction of you and your teammates to misled losing this election. So i'm just gonna speak for myself and the reaction is. It's not even just her losing. Its rafael worn off. One and i wanna make sure that the messaging stays clear because there's some things that happened on january six is trying to take away from the fact that a black man is going to send it a jewish man from georgia's going to send it and we won the presidential race so i would say for me. It's a sweep. it's a three no sleep. So the the the feeling is happy. Rene speaking of january six. What are your thoughts on everything that occurred that day. Yeah you know. It's kinda like we all felt something was gonna happen. I was worried after november. Third ominously like when when the number started tied and we could see that joe biden. Really my win this thing you know. We all started to get a little nervous even here in georgia the aquarium shutdown coach color. They all boarded up their their buildings because we were all expecting some type of reaction and not a good one so then to see what happened on january six and see the lack of policing that was there it was it was disappointing and most call a spade a spade. It was terrorism. Domestic terrorism is the term that we should use for that renee montgomery innately. Sorry thanksgiving i was going to say what is say about the platform that the wnba has like you guys like even a month before. Colin kaepernick took a knee in two thousand sixteen. The wnba pre-game conference about police brutality. You guys were black. Lives matters t shirts before it was even a thing. Guys always been the leader at the forefront say about the platform that you guys have in the work that you guys have been doing you know. I hope people start to licking because a lot of brands. A lot of sponsors. They don't see the value in in women would say 'cause you know. I think i saw a tweet. From china robinson that said of sponsorship for women athletics how chow especially now knowing the impact that a women's league not just so a player but a whole week and have i don't understand why there's no interest but i do hope that just seeing how things transpired and how everyone to see what's going on. I hope that there is some value added to women now. Renee montgomery of the atlanta dream is joining us. This morning on keyshawn jay williams zubin were presented by progressive. Insurance and rene is with us on the goodyear hotline to robinson by the way. Espn women's college basketball analyst shaina. Yes shoutout. I want to ask you this because people may not want to go back to leffler because i think this is just so fascinating with how clear she's been in how clear you guys have been She used to be for people. That aren't aware that maybe don't follow the dream on everyday basis. She used to be a constant present. at games. a practice you'd be a team functions. He was always be sitting in the front row. She was very active owner. Obviously things have changed when she went to the senate got other responsibilities. I just wonder what your relationship is with her. The team's relationship with her you know even before the senator race i would just fear before the games. We've been to her house. Where team function. But i mean any of the players know you're not usually best friends with owner in general you know you typically would talk more to your g Even when it comes to contracts and stuff so we did see her there and we would wait and she was you know. I know that she released herself. From you. know day to day duties as she became a senator but she was president and the wnba. I know probably the letter was her trying to distance herself. Thing is how she's republican and the wnba. Is you know highly majority. Lgbt in black and brown community. So i can understand why she's trying to distance ourselves but it wasn't the case beforehand. Rene we're kind of personal discussions if any at all have you had. We'll often about social justice nine. I'm you know this was a typical owner-player relationship. So you know. I never talked to my minnesota on her about social justice. And i know that this time is is different but by the time that all of these things try Started to unfold. You know it was already. She was already too far. gone by. then how do you feel now that everything is transpired and she still co owner of the team for me and this is gonna be unpopular to say but for me. I'm sure she's not the only owner. That probably feels the way she feels. And so i hope that the wnba and hope that you know even her you know i. I've already posed the question. I don't know why he would want to own a wnba team. If you have to write a letter to the commissioner opposing. Everything that that team is standing for you know. Our team is the atlanta dream. And i don't know if people know that's from martin. Luther king's dream speech. That's how we got our name so if you oppose everything that we fundamentally stand for. I don't see how you can build a relationship there. I don't know why you'd want to be there
Inside The Women Of Troy
"Welcome inside a special edition of around the rim. One that tells the story of the nineteen eighty three and eighty four championship teams for the USC Trojans. Their women's basketball program was a trailblazer in. Its own way where they had almost a super team of some of the biggest names in college. Basketball Cheryl Miller Cynthia Cooper panic. Paula McGee What Dynasty. They were what a talented team so fun to watch. I'm your host. Let's China Robinson. Join as always by my fantastic and fabulous producer to Riga foster bradsby. Then we are going to take you inside with some of the biggest names in biggest contributors to the success of that team and people that can tell the story the best. That's right the China so to help us tell that story. We've enlisted. Six people knew this team the best head coach. Linda Sharp assistant coach. Fred Williams team captain Juliet Robinson Point Guard Rhonda Wyndham forward. Pamela MCGEE AND GUARD CYNTHIA COOPER DYKE. So throughout this podcast. You're going to hear them. Discuss their relationships together coming together as a team learning how to play with each other learning each other on the prime that they have in USC and what it meant to be a Trojan and what it was like as far as the landscape of women's basketball at that time the rivalries. I'm you're going to get to know more about the players in from their teammates themselves. And you'll hear clips from Geno Auriemma Reggie Miller. Doris Burke teasha Chiro the nineteen eighty-four Olympics Paula. Mcgee and the cause from the championship games of nineteen eighty three and one thousand nine hundred eighty four. Let's all get a history lesson from the inside of what was so special about USC. Women's basketball in the women of Louisiana Tech University and the University of Southern California trojans outlet more southern California at forward six three junior from Flint Michigan number eleven all over more southern California at Bulwer from Riverside California number thirty one zero southern California Singer. Six three junior from Flint Michigan over thirty southern California had guard a by rescued from New York City. We're southern yard five nine zero number or no
South Carolina Gets Its First Win Ever Against UConn
"I have to say you know you're allowed to lose it am. Am gave once in a while. The other team plays better than us. so how `bout you write that somewhere. South Carolina play way better than Connecticut. That's allowed to happen once in a while and it's not like. What did you guys do wrong this year? We're like every other team in the country. God Forbid Horse That Ladies and gentlemen was the voice. As of Gino Auriemma the head coach of the Yukon. huskies on Monday night after they took a loss to the South Carolina gamecocks number one team in the nation. Welcome I'm into your ESPN w women's basketball podcast. Around the Rim I am your host China Robinson joined as always by my fantastic and fabulous producer to Rica. GEICO foster Bradsby and the story of Monday night was not that uconn loss. It wasn't even that South Carolina one because as you know I've been on the South Carolina Allina train for a minute. They've been number one in my AP poll for a while so we knew the gamecocks were probably going to dominate that game. However oh yeah and they did it behind tie? Harris who played forty minutes had nineteen points eleven assists and should be on everyone's national player of the year radar but the story. It was more about looking at that environment. South Carolina eighteen thousand heads pay team thousand fans in colonial life arena. The environment was incredible. You feel it coming through your television and I referenced this on my twitter but when dos daily got to South Carolina. No one saw this happening. No one saw her being successful. Well some of US did but everybody was like. Oh she can't do it there you know but she goes on to win the National Championship. Well how are they gonNA fans well. They got eighteen thousand in their last night. And I said this and I just WanNa references quickly and then we'll move on from this story we've got so much to cover but dawn invested in the marketing of her own team. She put her own staff her own resources out of pocket into building that that program in the community. She shook hands like the. NCAA needs to do a study of how she is built at. Because I don't know about you but it was beautiful. It was amazing. I tweeted about it as well. I took a screen shot from my computer to post that with the with the line. People say that no one watches women basketball. You're right like you can't even say that. Eighteen thousand eight hundred thousand. It was beautiful and just a testament to what can happen When the investment is made in obviously the athletics department is well but shoutout to the gamecocks just had an awesome display of their team but also the environment on Monday night?
The End of UConn's Dominance?
"China Robinson is a women's basketball analyst at ESPN and the host of the around. The Rim podcast. Tonight we've got uconn women's basketball ascot ball versus Tennessee to traditional powerhouse rivals. Though hasn't been that case for a while now and for you on in particular. I think it's been an interesting year. If you haven't been paying attention to Uconn over the last few years you might assume that they're just gonNA blow them out like they blow out everyone but that hasn't been the case recently. No no it has not and in case. You're checking the trophy case. There has not been a national championship. Kinship Trophy in stores over the last three years which is reason to panic honestly Meena. It's all relative to Connecticut. Success asked him they have eleven national championship so the standard is always going to be national championship or bust. It is a story line for sure because we used to be able to just check the box pencil in Connecticut. Moving right along but has more gray hair right now than I used to. Seeing this group Pez definitely tested the boundaries of what we know to be uconn success and so it should be an interesting game Tennessee mm-hmm so they're still very good. They're just not worldbeaters the way they used to be. I mean there's there's sixty one and they have not how lost to an unranked team since two thousand twelve so like our expectations are almost like it's really kind of ridiculous Gino's talked about it for sixteen and one. What do I have to answer why? We're not waiting for why we missed so many shots or why we turn the ball or why I like what I thought the object was to win the game. These right like the goal is to win we're used to seeing Yukon be Yukon like b-teams by fifty. Not some of the questions that were asking about their program. You should write because there is a kind of fall from grace. They haven't made it past the final four in the last three years after winning four straight national championships but to say that Connecticut is not a good team and some of the other things. We've heard out here. That's just to me a little bit of a stretch. I think you make a good point which I know. which is it's? It's more about the standard the expectation and that this program set as recently as the twenty sixteen season they went thirty eight zero but it was after that as you point out when they started to slip a little bit. When did that I begin? The recent slippage to me has everything to do with the graduation of Rian Stuart. Poynter the Rian Stewart is a player like we have never seen in college basketball. He's most outstanding player of the final four four years years in a row. When you look at Connecticut success it's been connected to great players like Brianna Stewart won four of those eleven championship? It brings back in two thousand thirteen. Diana went three for you. GotTa try more with two seven. It has won the national championship. Dino said it himself he once said hey we have Diana to Rasi and you don't now is the difference between them in the rest of the country and or time. That was everything and that to me has been a key to their dominance is having that Maya Moore bringing a Stewart Dinas Rasi easy when so the conversation even if you go way way back and look at the history of Tennessee in Connecticut. For example that then women's College basketball did not have have the depth of talent in my opinion that there is now so it was like if you didn't get should be Coleslaw. Good luck if you didn't get Rebecca Lobo Good luck so so what we're seeing now is not just about what you con- is not but that other programs are competing recruiting Asia Wilson. WHO's the number one overall a player coming out of high school goes to South Carolina or Haley Jones? The number one overall recruit goes to Stanford then the conversation starts to change so now there is more good players and as you're saying they're more spread out across programs. Do you think any of them chose not to go to uconn because of you know the competition in a successor. Do you think it was just the product of other programs grams. Making good cells to them. First of all Gino's not for everybody when I watch game film. I'm checking what's going on the bench. Somebody's asleep over there. Somebody doesn't care hear. Somebody's not engaged in the game. They will never get into ever and they know that I'm not kidding. You know. I mean his his coaching shing style. The expectations everyone is not cut out for that. Think about Elena de Leon who actually went to Connecticut and that no thanks and