Maryland and Princeton Play a Great Game
Women’s college basketball is proving all of the people who did not believe that women could be quality basketball players wrong. The recent game between the Terrapins and the Tigers, representing Maryland and Princeton respectively, kept fans on the edge of their seats. The players are coached by so called “daughters” of Title IX, female coaches which some fans say is the way that things should be in order to promote the positive image of women in sports to young girls. There was no use of the out of date term “Lady” before either of the team names.
While the teams have many avid fans, including President Barack Obama, who attended a Tigers game to cheer on his niece, Leslie Robinson, there are still some who do not support this advancement in the sport for females. A threat was called in before the game, which was directed at Robinson, necessitating extra security. However, the coach did not inform Robinson of any of the team members, and overall the women played a great game. Players from both teams agreed that the game was enjoyable, and adequately challenging. There were nearly 8,000 spectators in attendance at the game.