When new Notre Dame hero Arike Ogunbowale used to be a highschool senior, she made a statement on Twitter in regards to the 5 colleges she would make a decision between when making her collegiate variety. The transfer used to be (and nonetheless is) quite commonplace, and the way to announce it used to be lovely easy as smartly.
That didn’t imply mythical UConn trainer Geno Auriemma took it smartly. Whether or not he used to be actively recruiting Ogunbowale or now not (and we would possibly by no means know the reality in the back of that), Auriemma, whose account has since been deleted however had a verified account up to now, replied to Ogunbowale’s top-five announcement inside of 15 mins on Twitter, it seems that providing up the next salvo (as captured in memoriam by Travis Wilson of Wisconsin Sports activities Internet).
Auriemma’s reaction used to be pithy, caustic and totally pointless. 4 years later, Ogunbowale were given her revenge, drilling an additional time game-winner to get rid of UConn and ship the Preventing Irish directly to the nationwide identify sport, the place Ogunbowale received it on a last shot once more.
“There’s not anything you’ll be able to say to a school child after experiencing this two years in a row that’s going to cause them to really feel any higher about, ,” Auriemma told the media after UConn’s loss to Notre Dame. “We had a terrific run for 5 months. That’s simply the way in which it’s. One weekend in March will get to make a decision your season.”
One weekend in March … and possibly a Tweet 4 years previous.