University of Cincinnati (UC) Women’s Basketball Nauseatingly Under-Funded

Written By: Ishton W. Morton – November 28th, 2016

The University of Cincinnati (UC) women’s basketball team head coach Jamelle Renee Elliott
The University of Cincinnati (UC) women basketball team’s head coach Jamelle Renee Elliott

The University of Cincinnati (UC) women’s basketball team ended their 2015 – 2016 regular season and a 70-51 loss to Tulane University. Subsequently, this ended the overall 8-21 year’s record.

Additionally, this season marked Jamelle Renee Elliott’s seventh season as the Bearcats’ head coach. Her overall record is 78-134. The team has not had a single winning season.

Predicated on Elliott dismal record with the University of Cincinnati, critics have been calling for her to be fired.

Her critics has contended, if the University of Cincinnati (UC) women’s basketball team has not won yet under Elliott it is not going to magically win, thusly it is time for UC to move away from Elliott.

Predicated on her winning records I would have been inclined to agree with her critics and called for her removal. However, I am totally convinced it is not all Coach Jamelle Renee Elliott’s fault.

Nevertheless, on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 UC women’s basketball team prevail in the contest against the Howard Bison. At one point the were out shooting the Howard Bison by a three (3) to one percentage point.  

The  UC women’s team did reasonable well during the first half of the game, but in the latter half of the game they seems to have been running out of gas. They were having a tough time holding on to the lead. Eventually, they won the game by approximately ten (10) points.

My greatest concerns hinges on the team’s ability to match-up with the more skilled teams such as Ohio State University’s.

The basic presupposition is the University of Cincinnati (UC) seems to be engaged in an extreme process of deliberately under funding its women’s athletic programs. It can easily be concluded that UC’s sport programs are sexually bias.

At every effort to locate of find information, images regarding UC’s  women’s basketball team 99.99 % of the time always resulted in male sports programs including its men’s basketball and men’s football programs. Based on that alone there seems to be an absent of regards for its women’s sports program.

University of Cincinnati (UC) Women’s Basketball Nauseatingly Under-Funded
University of Cincinnati (UC) Women’s Basketball
Nauseatingly Under-Funded

The University of Cincinnati (UC) women’s basketball team under Jamelle Renee Elliott is nauseatingly under funded. For Jamelle Renee Elliott to realized winning season, UC must commence investing more and large sums of money in the program. They needs better  scouts, efficient marketing strategies,  and more effective recruitment dedicated to the University of Cincinnati (UC) women’s basketball program. 

Apparently, Elliott was extremely fortunate to have secured Shanice Johnson the five (5) feet eleven (11) inches forward from Philadelphia PA./Cardinal O’Hara/Monroe CC.

Subsequently, Elliott seems to be climbing out of the bottom of the barrel. However, with number 22, Bianca Quisenberry, five (5) feet six (6) inches guard from Springfield, Ohio and number 13, Brandey Tarver, five (5) feet eight (8) inches guard from Chicago Ill., Bogan Computer technical major are seniors this (2016 -2017) school year. If coach Jamelle Renee Elliott diminutive budget can be improved perhaps she would be able to continue the growth of her team. Let’s be clear improving a budget must include more funds for scholarships. 

Elliott became an assistant coach at UConn from 1998-2009.  She was a part of five national championship teams as an assistant. Before coming to Cincinnati, Elliott had an impressive track record. She played for the University of Connecticut Huskies from 1993-96, winning a national championship in 1995. Therefore, she has the ability to be a winning coach with the University of Cincinnati (UC) women’s basketball program.

According to an article written by Krzyzewski Elliott has been 78-134 in her first seven seasons. He continued to say; Personally, I have never considered any team playing under .500 as playing well.

However, what Krzyzewski failed to realized is; in order for any team to be a contender, it must the players to do so. Already there are some improvement in the team. Also, there seems to be a complete of lack of equality financially between University of Cincinnati (UC) women’s basketball program and its counterpart, the men. Lets work with her! She is worthy of that much!

Instead of slashing, or tearing down it might be a good idea for us to campaign for equal or better funding for both teams.

Author: Ishton W. Morton

Formerly, Ishton W. Morton is an educator and promoter for community advocacy which includes creating programs and services, developing partnerships, and changing public policies, laws, and practices to improve the lifestyle of all people I’m still having an overwhelming desire to provide an Outreach Continuing Education process through this media.