Against all odds, the basketball team at a small women’s Catholic college in Pennsylvania makes history as the first national champion team. They become known as The Mighty Macs.
Based on the true story of Hall of Fame coach Cathy Rush, Immaculata College (now university) grabbed the national spotlight during the 1971-72 season with their fairytale journey by winning the first-ever championship tournament of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW).
The movie, which was released in October 2011, will be available on DVD February 21, 2012.
This is definitely the story of the underdog who wins, despite financial, personal and personnel issues. The movie is inspiring and uplifting.
An interesting tidbit regarding the actors…David Boreanaz, a co-star on the hit TV series Bones, portrays the NBA referee husband of lead character Cathy Rush (played by Carla Gugino), while five years earlier in the movie Glory Road his Bones co-star, Emily Deschanel, portrayed the wife of a high school girl’s basketball coach, Don Haskins (played by Josh Lucas), who became notable for not only being the underdog and winning, but also for breaking the race barrier in NCAA Division I basketball as his Texas Western College (now University of Texas at El Paso) “Mighty Miners” beat the University of Kentucky in 1966 for the coveted NCAA Championship trophy.
The Mighty Macs DVD can be purchased at Amazon: Mighty Macs DVD.
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