Show Support for RU Women’s Basketball

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By Scott Neaves

The Rutgers women’s basketball team has had a great season thus far.  They are currently ranked 19th in the country, and if they keep playing the way they have been, they should make the NCAA tournament at the end of the season.  And yet, they don’t seem to get as much attention as other Rutgers sports team.  They keep getting crucial win after crucial win, but there is not much progress in getting larger crowds for the home games.  We need more students and more fans to come out to the games to support the team and be louder, not just at the men’s games.  I, personally, enjoy going to watch them play at every game.  The next game is this Sunday at 2 p.m. and we should try to get a better crowd for the team.  I will definitely be there.

C. Vivian Stringer, head coach of the Rutgers women’s basketball team, has been with Rutgers since 1995, and has just recently become the winningest head coach in Big Ten women’s basketball history from here win totals at Iowa and Rutgers combined.  She is a highly prominent coach in college basketball, but a lot of Rutgers students don’t seem to know it.  She was the first coach in men’s or women’s basketball history to take three different schools to the Final Four, including Rutgers in 2000 and 2007.  She won a gold medal as assistant coach of the 2004 USA Olympic Team.  We need more support behind her to show that we appreciate her coaching our team.

Fans and students should be proud of this team and support them by going to cheer them on at the games.  I believe that this team will finish the season strong and make it to the NCAA tournament, and they should have a great crowd behind them at every game so they know that we care.  Click the links for the team’s upcoming schedule and directions to the RAC.  And here is a link to ESPN’s news feed for the team.  They are doing really well and they should know that they have the whole Rutgers community behind them.