Pat Summitt, in a soon-to-be-published book about her career, says her relationship with Geno Auriemma and the UConn program soured over recruiting battles, causing the end of women's college basketball's most legendary and ultimately nasty rivalry.
It's grown into one of the best rivalries in women's college basketball. And from the personnel battles inside and out to the teams' disruptive defense, there's plenty to look forward to in Saturday's sold-out Big East battle.
The Connecticut-Notre Dame women's basketball rivalry is special because of how often they play each other and how familiar each is with the other. But it won't be the same when the Irish join the ACC.