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WRSU Sports celebrates 40th anniversary of 1982 Rutgers women’s basketball AIAW National Championship with special broadcast

The Rutgers Lady Knights won the AIAW National Championship 83-77 over Texas at The Palestra in Philadelphia in 1982.

On Monday, March 28, WRSU Sports welcomed back former Lady Knights, their coach, and the WRSU members who covered the team for a special four-hour broadcast from our College Avenue Studios. The was held 40 years to the day that the Rutgers women’s basketball team – led by head coach Theresa Grentz – beat Texas to win the 1982 AIAW National Championship.

First up was WRSU’s “From the Archives” documentary – hosted by recent alum Dominick Savino and aired initially in 2017 – which looked back at the game through the eyes of the players, while airing the original WRSU broadcast in its entirety.

Following that, alums Geoff Sadow and Jon Newman hosted a special “Alumni Knightline.” fellow alum Jim Berman – who called the 1982 AIAW title game – as well as coach Theresa Grentz, and star players Mary and Patty Coyle.

Sadow and Newman’s interest in the original project spurred a video documentary, “Forgotten Champions,” which is set to make its premiere this fall. You can find out more by clicking here.

Click below to listen to the special “Alumni Knightline” from March 28, 2022, marking the 40th anniversary of the Rutgers Lady Knights’ AIAW National Championship: