It is not often that you wake up knowing that news will be made that day, but tonight we know news will be made. The UConn women's basketball team is set to break the all-time record for most consecutive wins by an NCAA team in any sport. The record is currently held by the UCLA men's basketball team during the years of John Wooden.
In Connecticut, you will see signs that read "Geno is God" a reference to the UConn coach, Geno Auriemma. You will discover thousands of people attending women's basketball games. The Women Huskies are the talk and toast of the Nutmeg State. It is quite remarkable.
It is also quite new. If you do not think government has the power to change the life of a culture, recall that Title IX, which required equal funding for women's athletics at colleges and universities, was only passed in 1972. That is within our lifetime, a large and increasingly wide avenue for women's equality has opened up, providing young women with opportunities and life lessons that had previously been reserved for men.
One more thing. If you have never watched a game of UConn women's basketball, be prepared. They are really, really good.