Women's Hoops Blog

Inane commentary on a game that deserves far better

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

From Jeff Linder of the GazetteOnline:
The letter of reprimand from the University of Iowa still hangs on Christine Grant’s wall.

For the former UI director of women’s athletics, it’s a badge of honor.

“I got in a little trouble,” Grant said wistfully. “We’d broken the fire code.”

And smashed a record for attendance at a women’s college basketball game.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon 25 years ago Wednesday, an overflow crowd of 22,157 filed into Carver-Hawkeye Arena for Iowa’s game against Ohio State.