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    Article about women's basketball dynasties

    This is about a year old so apologies if already posted.

    It gives some analysis of the fall or rise of different dynasties (though isn't really concerned about why so much as when). Mentions Tech a good bit for obvious reasons.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...nn-of-the-80s/

    Gives something to talk about other than the depressing season results.

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    Re: Article about women's basketball dynasties

    Quote Originally Posted by TechDawgMc View Post
    This is about a year old so apologies if already posted.

    It gives some analysis of the fall or rise of different dynasties (though isn't really concerned about why so much as when). Mentions Tech a good bit for obvious reasons.

    https://fivethirtyeight.com/features...nn-of-the-80s/

    Gives something to talk about other than the depressing season results.
    Pretty good article, though. Most all teams rise and fall. I am very thankful for the time at the very top for so long. Better to have climbed the mountain and lived there for a while than to never have made it to the top.

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    Re: Article about women's basketball dynasties

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110 View Post
    Pretty good article, though. Most all teams rise and fall. I am very thankful for the time at the very top for so long. Better to have climbed the mountain and lived there for a while than to never have made it to the top.
    Its better to be a HasBeen than a WannaBe.

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    Re: Article about women's basketball dynasties

    Best response I've ever heard...

    Techsters hosted the first round of the NCAAs, we were playing Alcorn State. Their band and fans started chanting "Over rated" to which the Hoop Troop responded, "Never rated! Never rated!" Ya never seen a bunch shut up so fast as those Alcorn goofballs.

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    Re: Article about women's basketball dynasties

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    Best response I've ever heard...

    Techsters hosted the first round of the NCAAs, we were playing Alcorn State. Their band and fans started chanting "Over rated" to which the Hoop Troop responded, "Never rated! Never rated!" Ya never seen a bunch shut up so fast as those Alcorn goofballs.
    That was a fun game! I remember it well...

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    Re: Article about women's basketball dynasties

    Interesting article. Basketball --perhaps more than any other sport-- is super impacted by its' head coaches. And women's basketball, maybe even more so than the men's game. LA Tech, Texas and Tennessee -- just to name 3-- all lost women's BB dynasties, and have never fully recovered. Oh they all hired some good "follow-up" head coaches....but none ever got close to matching their predecessor's success.

    It's called a dynasty for a reason. Truth is, these 3 highlighted programs had head coaches that were so good and dominated the game for so long, that a fall from grace seemed impossible. Surely, the "next guy up" would continue the winning, right? But here we are today thinking back to better times, when our programs reigned supreme.

    It will be interesting to watch the next generation struggle with the same transition challenges. Will UCONN be the same dynasty program after Gino Auriemma moves on? I predict, no way. How 'bout Baylor, once Kim Mulkey moves on? Nope. Enjoy it while you can Lady Bears fans. It will likely never be as good "post Kim" as you've got it today.

    Coaches. We forget sometimes that college basketball is really about the coaches. On the men's side, UCLA is not the same without John Wooden, and has never come close to repeating that dynasty. Indiana isn't the same without Bobby Knight. And Duke will likely never be as successful under its' next head coach as they have been under Coach K's dynasty. Oh sure, schools can always hire another really good basketball coach. But, long term, it's rarely ever as good as the dynasty years they are trying to live up to.

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    Re: Article about women's basketball dynasties

    Quote Originally Posted by HogDawg View Post
    Interesting article. Basketball --perhaps more than any other sport-- is super impacted by its' head coaches. And women's basketball, maybe even more so than the men's game. LA Tech, Texas and Tennessee -- just to name 3-- all lost women's BB dynasties, and have never fully recovered. Oh they all hired some good "follow-up" head coaches....but none ever got close to matching their predecessor's success.

    It's called a dynasty for a reason. Truth is, these 3 highlighted programs had head coaches that were so good and dominated the game for so long, that a fall from grace seemed impossible. Surely, the "next guy up" would continue the winning, right? But here we are today thinking back to better times, when our programs reigned supreme.

    It will be interesting to watch the next generation struggle with the same transition challenges. Will UCONN be the same dynasty program after Gino Auriemma moves on? I predict, no way. How 'bout Baylor, once Kim Mulkey moves on? Nope. Enjoy it while you can Lady Bears fans. It will likely never be as good "post Kim" as you've got it today.

    Coaches. We forget sometimes that college basketball is really about the coaches. On the men's side, UCLA is not the same without John Wooden, and has never come close to repeating that dynasty. Indiana isn't the same without Bobby Knight. And Duke will likely never be as successful under its' next head coach as they have been under Coach K's dynasty. Oh sure, schools can always hire another really good basketball coach. But, long term, it's rarely ever as good as the dynasty years they are trying to live up to.
    Very true... UConn may be in the worst shape, since they are now in the American Conference. I predict their decline will be similar to us and ODU.

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    Re: Article about women's basketball dynasties

    UConn goes back to the Big East soon. It's slightly better than the AAC for WBB. It doesn't have ND, Rutgers, or Louisville anymore though.

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