We often overuse the word “greatness” in sports. You don’t just roll out of bed one day and become great; greatness is cultivated over time through hard work. In the case of Minnesota’s women’s basketball player Rachel Banham, greatness has arrived. I chatted with Banham after her epic 60-point performance at Northwestern, a showing that broke the Big Ten women’s basketball single-game scoring record, tied the NCAA one, and had the basketball world buzzing this weekend.
What a few days for Rachel Banham.
Rachel Banham and Minnesota women’s basketball fans will never forget this Super Bowl Sunday.
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Minnesota’s Rachel Banham had a night that will be talked about for a long time by Golden Gopher women’s basketball fans.
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All 14 of the Big Ten women’s basketball coaches spoke to the media as part of Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago. In the YouTube video player on this post, watch all 14 women’s coaches address the media at Media Day. Click the icon in the upper left corner to expand the playlist and show all of the clips.
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With the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball season coming up, the Big Ten handed out preseason All-Big Ten teams from both the coaches and the media.