What an incredible career it was for Caitlin Clark at Iowa.  She became the NCAA all time scoring leader for both men's and women's passing what many thought was an unbreakable record held by Pete Maravich for over 50 years.  She transcended the sport of women's basketball and helped grow the game to newer and better heights.  We were lucky enough to have her in Albany for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 at the MVP Arena.  She is an extremely gifted and special player.  Below is my quick take on this as seen in The Times Union:

It was an amazing run by Caitlin Clark and Iowa and what Clarke has done to impact the popularity of women's basketball is a remarkable story that will never be duplicated. But Iowa lost to a better team in undefeated South Carolina who has the great Dawn Staley as its head coach. The best part of the NCAA women's tournament is both teams played at MVP Arena in Albany in front of sold-out crowds to reach the Final 4. It's not the first time a team has passed through Albany on its way to winning a national title. Syracuse men's basketball team did it in 2003. 

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Clark will now be the top overall pick in the 2024 WNBA draft and has such a bright career ahead of her.  Although the competition always gets better in the pros there is no doubt in my mind that she can handle it and beyond.  Congratulations on an amazing career and I wish she had won at least one national championship.  That does not take away from all that she accomplished at Iowa.

Check Out the First Photos of Caitlin Clark Practicing in NY's Capital Region

Friday morning, Capital Region basketball fans got their first look at Caitlin Clark, the NCAA's all-time leading scorer, on the floor at MVP Arena in Albany.

Gallery Credit: Dan Bahl

Did You Know These Ten Bands Have Sold Out Albany's MVP Arena?

The MVP Arena (or whatever it was called at the time) has welcomed a number of legendary bands, and these ten left no seats available when they took the stage.

Gallery Credit: Dan Bahl

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