All-American Level subscribers on Patreon get access to a monthly Q&A with me. This update focuses on Rice women’s basketball and their new coach.
Q. Tina Langley was one of the best coaches Rice Athletics has ever had. Had it not been for COVID and a bad game in the 2021 C-USA Tournament, it’s possible Rice could have made three NCAA Tournament appearances with her direction. The new hire seems strong, but can Rice realistically maintain anywhere near this level of consistency?
A. What Tina Langley accomplished for Rice women’s basketball was incredible. I won’t reiterate the entire list of accolades, which most of you are probably already familiar with anyhow, but to win 49-of-54 conference games (91 percent) is unbelievable at any level of collegiate athletics, and any sport, for that matter. So what does life for Rice look like after Langley?