Women's Hoops Blog

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Flashback to when Tara was a Buckeye.
The running stands out to Kristen Watt -- the running, and the moon-walking.

Recalling her days as a player under former Ohio State women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, Watt can still recite the brutal conditioning regimen VanDerveer put her charges through:

"We did pyramids," said Watt, now an analyst on OSU radio broadcasts. "Ten 50s (50-yard dashes), 10 100s, 10 200s and 10 400s. The rules were different back then; there were no limits."

The payoff, Watt said, was that "we never finished a game more tired than the other team. Never."