Segments in this Video

Women's NCAA Championship (02:26)


In April 1983, L.A. Tech competes against U.S.C. Cheryl Miller recalls wanting to try out for the boy's team when she was a child. Experts reflect on the evolution of women's basketball.

BC: Before Cheryl (05:27)

Experts discuss early perceptions of women's basketball; the sport joins the Olympic Games in 1976. Ann Meyers Drysdale signs a deal with the Indiana Pacers. Nancy Lieberman recalls playing at Rucker Park and earning a college scholarship; Title IX provides opportunities for women.

Women's College Basketball (07:35)

Louisiana Tech earns multiple A.I.A.W. championships. Miller changes women's basketball. She discusses her relationship with her brother Reggie and choosing to attend U.S.C.; former teammates recall the hype.

USC Women Trojans (05:24)

Former teammates recall continual competition, team dynamics, and race issues. Cynthia Cooper discusses coming from the inner city and adjusting to university life.

Basketball Rivalry (07:51)

U.S.C. and Louisiana Tech are the top two women's teams in college basketball; Coach Linda Sharp makes tough schedules. Former U.S.C. teammates recall playing Louisiana Tech and the 1983 Women's NCAA Championship.

NCAA National Champions (07:01)

The 1983 U.S.C. team brings awareness to women's basketball; Miller is comfortable in the spotlight. Cooper recalls her brother's death and quitting school; coaches convince her to return. The Trojans win the 1984 championship and visit the White House.

Women in Basketball (08:53)

Pam McGee makes the 1984 Olympic team, but her twin does not; U.S.A wins a gold medal. Basketball opportunities do not exist after college unless it is outside the country; Cooper goes to Italy. Miller tears her ACL, ending her basketball career.

AC: After Cheryl (07:24)

Experts reflect on Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt. UConn Coach Geno Auriemma leads the team to a perfect season. The 1996 women's Olympic team garners attention. Former players discuss the women's professional league and Cooper's career.

WNBA (03:38)

Miller becomes a sports broadcaster; male players treat her as an equal. Experts reflect on the evolution of women's basketball.

Credits: Women of Troy (01:39)

Credits: Women of Troy

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HBO Sports and Ringer Films present an illuminating look at the groundbreaking USC women’s basketball program as they rose to prominence in the 1980s.

Length: 59 minutes

Item#: BVL206154

Copyright date: ©2020

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