The GIST: Super Bowl, what? We multitasked while sipping on our Starbucks (hello, new OL Reign sponsor) and focused on our college women’s basketball and soccer teams, too.
🏀Basketball: Are the Cougars back, back again? Well...sort of. Thanks to freshman Charlisse Leger-Walker’s in the final minute, Washington State took down No. 5 UCLA on Friday, marking the they upset a top-five opponent.
- But Wazzu couldn’t back up the huge upset, instead dropping a tough one to USC yesterday. Still, that Friday victory over a top-five ranked opponent should boost the Cougs’ chances to earn just their NCAA tournament berth ever.
⚽️Soccer: Women’s basketball wasn’t the only Wazzu team in action this weekend. With the usual fall season to the spring due to COVID-19, the women’s soccer team finally opened their season yesterday, downing Seattle U 2–1.
But Wazzu’s in program history, Trinity Rodman, was absent from the pitch. Rodman, 18, chose to turn pro before ever suiting up for the Cougs. And seeing as she was selected second overall in last month’s NWSL draft, we don’t blame her.