Jan. 22, 2010

This Sunday (January 24 @ Noon ET), CBS will be airing Pride, Passion & Power, a show dedicated to women's college basketball. The show will re-air Monday, February 22 (ESPN2, 11 pm ET) following a Big Monday doubleheader (LSU @ Tennessee & Baylor @ Texas A&M).

The program is broken into features divided throughout the program:

Mobolaji Akiode - "Mobo"

After living in Nigeria as a young girl, Mobo moved to the United States in 1990. Three years later, she missed her friends back in Nigeria and returned by herself to attend a private elementary school. She returned to the US for high school (in New Jersey) where she was introduced to basketball and the many opportunities it has brought her. Mobo and her mother have shared that women in Nigeria "are not respected and they are not regarded as very important at all, they are not paid attention to - they are not given equal opportunities." She has now dedicated her life to bringing basketball to the girls of Nigeria.

Carol "The Blaze" Blazejowski

After a successful college basketball career (at Montclair State University), two seasons of AAU basketball (with the Allentown Pennsylvania Cresettes), playing on the 1980 US Olympic team, and being the highest-paid player in the Women's Pro Basketball League, where is she now? The Blaze is the president of the WNBA's New York Liberty.

Geno Auriemma

A unique perspective on one of today's most charismatic sports figures. Feature will be divided into three segments and take us through Geno's initial journey from his home country (Italy) at age eight, his demanding coaching style and his ability to separate and maintain a personal life with his family

A look at this year's Wade Trophy Candidates