🏀 A rapper, a pitcher, and a GOAT walk into an arena…
No. 6 Iowa women’s basketball superstar Caitlin Clark becomes Division Is all-time leading scorer
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No. 6 Iowa Hawkeye and generational talent Caitlin Clark broke the late “Pistol” Pete Maravich’s 54-year-old NCAA DI career scoring record in her final regular-season college game yesterday — yet another accomplishment to add to her mile-long list.
March 04, 2024
🏀 Vibe shift
Upsets shake the NCAA women’s basketball regular-season finale as men’s teams hold on for conference leads
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Caitlin Clark aside, the women’s basketball (WBB) regular season ended with a bang yesterday, and the men (MBB) are bearing down for knock-down, drag-out fights entering their season’s final week.
March 04, 2024
🏀 Fever (sales) pitch
Indiana Fever report increase in ticket sales and interest thanks to Caitlin Clark
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The Caitlin Clark Effect. Clarkonomics. The Iowa star’s game-changing influence on college basketball encompasses many terms, but thanks to her declaration for the 2024 WNBA Draft, there’s a new one: Caitlin Clark Fever. Clark is already reshaping the economy for her expected landing place, the Indiana Fever.
March 04, 2024
🎓🏀 At the top it isn’t lonely
Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark is now the all-time NCAA leading scorer
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No. 6 Iowa superstar Caitlin Clark is now the all-time NCAA leading scorer after breaking former LSU and NBA standout Pete Maravich’s 54-year-old record in yesterday’s regular-season finale win over No. 2 Ohio State.
March 04, 2024
🏀 Finished the job
All six of the NCAA women’s basketball power conferences crowned their regular season champions this week
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The NCAA women’s basketball selection committee released their final pre-tournament Top-16 list last night, which means one very important thing: The Madness is near. Plus, the final Power Six regular-season titles were officially locked up this week, so here are the top dawgs heading into next week’s conference tourneys.
March 01, 2024
🏀 It’s getting hot in here
NCAA men’s basketball conference titles come into focus with No. 7 Kansas’ upset loss
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With last night’s scores, the picture for two men’s conference regular-season championship races became clearer.
February 28, 2024
🏀 All’s fair in love and basketball
Athletes Unlimited’s third women’s pro basketball season tips off
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Before Athletes Unlimited’s (AU) third basketball season tips off, here’s a primer on the pro league that’s giving women hoopers (including some of your WNBA faves) a chance to compete for individual glory during the W offseason.
February 28, 2024
🏀 The history
Legends of the Game: Geno Auriemma
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February 27, 2024
Today, we’re diving into one of women’s basketball’s best: current UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, whose (still unfolding) legacy combines a stretch of sheer dominance, the charisma to match, and an ongoing commitment to elevating the women’s game.
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 An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview
Ep #344

An Athletes Unlimited and Formula One preview

February 29, 2024

Hey there!

Today’s episode of The GIST of It is a season preview doubleheader, with co-hosts Ellen Hyslop and Steph Rotz breaking down the need-to-know storylines from the upcoming Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball and Formula 1 campaigns.

First, the gals dive into the wild world of Athletes Unlimited, a unique pro sports league that operates under a fantasy-style system, crowning an individual champion at the end of each short season. Will your favorite WNBA superstar win it all this year?

And start your engines because part two is all about F1, the high-intensity, elite racing league loved by celebs and GISTers alike. And with just as much drama off the track as on it, this season is a must-watch, whether or not you’ve binged all six seasons of Drive to Survive.

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🏀 Guard the throne
The final sprint toward an NCAA women’s basketball regular-season conference title begins this week
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Welcome to the final week of regular-season women’s basketball! Conference titles are about to be clinched — and a few are coming down to the wire.
February 26, 2024
🏆 Breaking records and taking names
Several athletes and teams broke records in their respective NCAA sports this weekend.
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With the NCAA postseasons for winter sports approaching, top athletes are pulling out all the stops to gain an edge, leading to shattered records on the court, track, pool deck, and mat this weekend.
February 26, 2024
📈 Growing, growing, gone
Ticket sales for the Big Ten women’s basketball tournament reflect Caitlin Clark Effect
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After a record-breaking women’s March Madness in 2023, the popularity of women’s college basketball — and namely aforementioned Iowa star Caitlin Clark — keeps on growing, but the NCAA is still playing catch up. The Big Ten women’s basketball tournament officially sold out this weekend, two whole weeks before the event tips off.
February 26, 2024
🎓🏀 Watch the throne
Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and USC’s JuJu Watkins dominate NCAA women’s basketball
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With just over three weeks until March Madness, two of the biggest names in women’s college hoops are crushing records and commanding our attention day in and day out.
February 26, 2024
🏀 At the buzzer
Top NCAA basketball teams fall in buzzer-beaters
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The parity shifts in women’s basketball (WBB) and men’s basketball (MBB) have created anarchy this season, and the past two days brought enough photo finishes to send your blood pressure through the roof.
February 23, 2024
😡 Ex-Nebraska women’s basketball player groomed by coach
Former Nebraska women’s basketball player sues school and staff after a coach-initiated inappropriate relationship
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News broke Monday that former Nebraska women’s basketball player and current UNLV guard Ashley Scoggin is suing Nebraska’s board of regents as well as current and former athletic department staff for inappropriate actions taken after ex-assistant coach Chuck Love allegedly groomed and sexually abused her from 2021 to 2022.
February 21, 2024