Hall welcomes six legends, Flying Queens
There's plenty to celebrate as the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame tips off its 2013 induction weekend in Knoxville, Tenn., especially since the next couple of days will double as the 15th anniversary of the HOF's existence. Not only will six legends -- Gary Blair and Jim Foster as coaches and Peggie Gillom-Granderson, Jen Rizzotti, Annette Smith-Knight and Sue Wicks as players -- be inducted Saturday evening, but the Wayland Baptist University Flying Queens from 1953-58 will also be honored in the "Trailblazers of the Game" exhibition. Before the Huskies or the Lady Vols enjoyed their dynasties, there were the Flying Queens, who won 131 games in a row en route to four consecutive AAU national championships. To put things in perspective, the current NCAA record for most consecutive wins is 90. That was set by the UConn women from 2008-2010, and it included two national titles. UConn’s streak was snapped by Stanford, while the Flying Queens fell to Nashville Business College.