Saturday, September 19


The Beat

Quick: Which school won the first three women's college basketball championships? Hint: It's not UConn or Tennessee. If you still don't know, get thee to see 'The Mighty Macs' when it comes out later this year.

Carla Gugino (Entourage) will star as the coach of the Immaculata (Pa.) Mighty Macs, an all-girl Catholic school that won the AIAW tournament (the precursor to the women's NCAA tourney) every year from 1972 to '74, an era when most teams wore skirts and were adapting to rew rules allowing more than three dribbles at a time.

"[These girls had been taught to be humble, that girls are the lesser sex," says Gugino (above). "I think this story has a lot to say about something I think is very important- the equality of dreams."