The term "The Rich Get Richer" is more evident in Women's basketball then it is in football or Men's basketball. When Geno makes statements about their 7 titles to our one it's about recruiting. No different than rival football coaches refusing to say there was a mystique about ND football. No different than Muffet saying our Final Four appearences put us among the elite. They are speaking to recruits.
Pre-Skylar and the wins over UConn in the semi's, Tennessee was walking into Indiana and Chicago and getting whatever they wanted. With Summit gone UConn was going to fill that void. Farris grew up a ND football fan and never seriously (she said in an article) considered ND. I have no doubt that were it not for those wins Loyd would have been in a UConn jersey last night and Reimer would be on the way.
It was a huge win for UConn. Not only because it puts them in position for another title but slowed the Irish encroaching on recruits from even