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UCONN's Women Huskies Continue Reign of Basketball Court

UCONN's Women Huskies Continue Reign of  Basketball Court

Our lesbian sports' guru Helen Wortham weighs in on the UCONN Women Huskies reign of the basketball court. ESPN's GameDay showed up for the UConn-Notre Dame game this past Saturday. It's the first time GameDay has shown up for a women's basketball game-about damn time, boys-we've been enjoying the ladies for a while. UCONN plays Duke Monday night.

I've got just one question for you. Can anyone beat the UConn women's basketball team? The Huskies are riding a 56 game winning streak right now: that's having gone unbeaten all last season, winning the championship, visiting the president and continuing the streak this season.

Now this news either makes you very happy or pisses you off depending on whether or not you are a Huskies fan, or say a Tennessee fan, and this next bit is really going to put you over the top. ESPN's GameDay showed up for the UConn-Notre Dame game this past Saturday. It's the first time GameDay has shown up for a women's basketball game-about damn time, boys-we've been enjoying the ladies for a while.

"Every women's coach in America should be celebrating this today," Coach Auriemma said of GameDay's presence at the Irish-Huskies matchup. "It's such an incredible step for women's basketball. It's more about women's basketball than it is about the University of Connecticut."

"But you know how it goes. A lot of them will look at it like, 'There's Connecticut getting ESPN again. I'm so sick of Connecticut!' But there's always two ways to look at something. I hope everybody looks at it like, 'Wow, maybe down the road that could be my school.'"

Fans will cheer, rivals will gripe, but history was made and the winning streak goes on and on. It's gotten me watching just to see if they can pull it off again.

Louisville coach, Jeff Walsh didn't waste time thinking about who might beat the Huskies. He just smiled and said, "I've watched UConn's men's team play, and they look pretty good." That seems to be the consensus around the NCAA: "Damn they're good."

Some talk about foul trouble and such, but with names like Moore, Charles, Hayes and Green those other teams have quite a mountain to climb. But to shred some clichés, "that's why they play the game", "the bigger they are the harder they fall," and of course "everybody loves an underdog."

But wait...a Husky is a dog, isn't it?

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