Tiny Immaculata College, founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1920, is the unlikely birthplace of modern womenâ€™s college basketball. How unlikely? When womenâ€™s basketball transitioned from the archaic six-on-six rules to the â€œmenâ€™sâ€ rules, Immacualta barely had a team and no home gym.
The Mighty Macs is based on the incredible true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women’s basketball. This team of pioneers went from barely making that inaugural tournament to the first dynasty in their game. And Cathy Rush, the woman that was ahead of her time, became immortalized when she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Check back throughout the next week as we report from the opening and post interviews and stories leading up to the October 21 nationwide premiere!