I tend to be a realist when it comes to the sport I write about and you all love so much.
Women’s basketball has its place, but it’s in a corner, a little bigger than college soccer and baseball, but not anywhere near as popular among fans or important to university athletic programs as you may think.
Here’s what I mean:
All-American senior Elena Delle Donne collected her 30th career 30-point game Saturday afternoon as the University of Delaware beat Monmouth in New Jersey.
Delle Donne has missed all but three games this season with symptoms of Lyme Disease. She is destined to be a first-team All-American again and one of the top three players taken in the WNBA draft.
Her team – and her star power – comes to a small college campus and EDD gets a season-high 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the field, including four three-pointers and six free throws.
She adds a game-high nine rebounds with two blocks and two assists in 24 minutes of action.
The announced crowd: 710