Will Caitlin Come Back? Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder Weighs In [WATCH]
The Caitlin Clark show rolls into Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday. The Iowa men and women will play a college basketball double-header this weekend, but make no mistake. All eyes will be on #22 for the Iowa women. In fact, many fans are already wondering if they should treat this season as the Caitlin Clark farewell tour at Iowa.
Clark is a senior at the University of Iowa, but due to COVID, she has one year of eligibility left should she choose to use it. Before the season started, Clark herself said she was treating this year like her senior year, meaning her last, at Iowa. But with the NIL deals continuing to roll in and an Iowa program under Lisa Bluder that continues to get stronger, could Clark consider a return to Iowa City? Bluder was asked that same question this week by KWQC and said that the decision is all Caitlin's to make.
As fans, we selfishly would love to see Caitlin run it back one more year for the Hawkeyes. But what more does she have to prove? Other than winning a National Title at Iowa, she's done it all. Final Four. National Player of the Year. Iowa career scoring leader, and soon to be the scoring leader in the history of NCAA women's basketball. She has represented our state and Iowa basketball better than anyone ever has for four years.
The Indiana Fever has the first pick in the WNBA Draft. Most believe that they will use that pick next spring on Caitlin Clark. In the meantime, go see her play! While the game this weekend has been sold out for months, KCCI reports that single-game tickets can be found online for between $35 and $55. The Iowa men play Florida A&M Saturday at 3:30 p.m. with the Iowa women taking on Cleveland State at 6 p.m. Both games can be seen on the Big Ten Network.
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