All posts tagged: LSU

Iowa and LSU women battle for a spot in the Final Four

Iowa and LSU women battle for a spot in the Final Four

Two of the biggest names in women’s basketball will meet up Monday night with a trip to the Final Four on the line. This year’s matchup between Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and LSU’s Angel Reese comes earlier in the tournament than last year, when they faced off for the National Championship. LSU won that one, and Clark’s had her eye on the title ever since in her record-breaking senior year. If Iowa loses, it will be all-star Clark’s last game as a collegiate athlete before entering the WNBA draft. Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes in a game Saturday against Colorado.Andy Lyons / Getty Images The winner will play either the USC Trojans or UConn Huskies. That game starts at 9 p.m. ET Monday. The No. 3-seed Huskies are narrowly expected to claim the last spot in the Final Four, with Action Network putting them as three-point favorites over No. 1-seed USC. Undefeated No. 1-seed South Carolina and No. 3-seed N.C. State already claimed their tickets to the semifinal round during games on Sunday, and will …

LSU coach Kim Mulkey says she hasn’t read Washington Post profile

LSU coach Kim Mulkey says she hasn’t read Washington Post profile

Kim Mulkey, the legendary Louisiana State University women’s basketball coach, said twice Saturday she hadn’t yet read The Washington Post’s profile on her everlasting athletic career. “Are you really surprised by the timing of it?” she rhetorically asked a reporter ahead of the Tigers’ Sweet 16 appearance against UCLA, which LSU won 78-69, paving their way to the Elite Eight and a possible second straight national title. The highly anticipated article by reporter Kent Babb was published hours before the game. “I haven’t read it,” Mulkey said of the article, adding that she doesn’t “know that I will read it” and that it will be left up to her attorneys whether she does. Mulkey lashed out at the Post at a news conference on March 23. She said the reporter, whom she did not name, had been trying for two years to get her to sit for an interview for the piece, and then contacted LSU on March 19 “as we were getting ready for the first-round game of this tournament with more than a …

Angel Reese defends gesture directed towards Caitlin Clark after LSU national title win; calls out double standard after being ‘unapologetically’ her

Angel Reese defends gesture directed towards Caitlin Clark after LSU national title win; calls out double standard after being ‘unapologetically’ her

CNN  —  LSU star Angel Reese defended the gesture she aimed at Iowa Hawkeyes’ Caitlin Clark near the end of the Tigers’ first NCAA women’s basketball national championship victory on Sunday, saying “I don’t take disrespect lightly.” Reese could be seen approaching Clark before moving her open hand in front of her face – popularized by WWE star John Cena to mean “you can’t see me” – before pointing to her ring finger in a gesture some interpreted as a reference to the place her newly-acquired championship ring might sit. Clark made a similar gesture to another player earlier in the tournament. The gesture has sparked much debate, especially on social media. Some have criticized Reese, while others have defended her actions, highlighting how there was no public outrage in response to Clark’s gesture earlier in the tournament. Sports journalist Jose de Jesus Ortiz called Reese’s actions “classless,” while former ESPN host Keith Olbermann called Reese an “idiot” for the gesture. In the press conference after the victory, Reese referenced the difference in reaction she …