For Iowa Lady Hawkeyes coach Lisa Bluder, things are going really well.

Her team’s ranked second in the nation. They’re coming off a runner-up finish last year to try and win it all this year, and they have the nation’s consensus best player in Caitlin Clark. Everything seems to have fallen right into place.

Considering how she’s now getting a bit of fame for how well her team has performed, Lisa Bluder is in the public eye.

On that note, let’s delve a bit into her personal life, specifically focusing on her husband, David Bluder.

Who is Lisa Bluder’s spouse, David Bluder?

David Bluder is a published author who has mostly stood by the sidelines cheering for his wife in a relatively quiet way.

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Moreover, he’s also a businessman, banker and a former instructor at Iowa, where his wife has coached for the last 20 years. But he has since retired to watch over their three kids growing up (via The Athletic).

Bluder is penning a novel titled “The Great Gamble.” It features a story about a college basketball player, and how his life got tied up with sports gambling and unsavory criminal entities, as well as law enforcement.

Here’s a brief summary of the plot from The Athletic report:

“His protagonist, Jason Carson, is an elite men’s basketball player from the Chicagoland who chooses Iowa over other well-established programs in order to stay close to his mother, who is stricken with cancer.”

“Carson agrees to take money from a cartel to help pay bills while his mother was hospitalized, which sparks a chain of events that are both unbelievable and completely valid.”

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It’s clear that the University of Iowa is near and dear to Bluder and her husband’s hearts.

And as part of the celebrations of the book getting published, the Lady Hawkeyes coach went to her Instagram to congratulate her better half:

The pair have been married for 36 years, tying the knot in 1984 after being reportedly being introduced to each other by David’s mother (via the Des Moines Register).

Iowa’s outlook for NCAAW March Madness

Ranked no. 2 in the latest AP Polls, the Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to capture that elusive national title.

Superstar Caitlin Clark is going to the WNBA, so this is her final year, making this season championship or bust for the ladies from Iowa City.

One thing is for sure: Lisa Bluder will once again be one of the driving forces for the team to potentially go all the way.

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Caitlin Clark is not putting up with Antonio Brown‘s antics as she enters the WNBA.

On Wednesday, the former NFL wide receiver went to X (formerly known as Twitter) to reveal that Clark blocked him after he went on the app three times to say “crass things” about the former Iowa Hawkeyes basketball star, according to TMZ Sports.

Brown went after Clark during her introductory press conference. That led to people on social media going after Brown for attacking Clark.

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“Blocked by Cousin It 💈”

“He’s his own worst enemy,” one person wrote. “If he had any common sense, he’d try to repair his reputation to improve his chances of getting into the Hall of Fame, but he only makes things worse for himself every time he goes on social media.”

Another person wrote: “Dude get a life! The social media mindset of this man will never change that’s why he will always lose.”

Caitlin Clark never ‘imagined’ this type of success

Clark was selected No. 1 overall by the Indiana Fever in the WNBA Draft this week. On Wednesday, the two-time AP Player of the Year appeared on The Pat McAfee Show and talked about envisioning the success she had at Iowa.

“I feel like I always had super big goals, and dreams, and aspirations,” Clark said. “But at the same time this is a place women’s basketball has really never been before.

So it’s like no, I never really imagined it on this magnitude, but also I’ve always been a supporter of women’s basketball. It’s always been something I’ve loved ever since a young age.”

Earlier this month, Clark spoke to reporters not being focused on people who try to bring her down.

“When you’re in the spotlight like this there’s gonna be a million different opinions on you. And for as many people that are going to love you, there’s going to be people that don’t like you,” she said.

“That’s the case with every professional athlete, men or women, playing at the highest stage.

And I think what I’ve been able to do over the course of my career is just focus on the opinions of the people inside our locker room. That’s what I really care about.

The people that I love to death. The people that have had my back every single second of my career.”

Clark finished her 2023-23 season at Iowa averaging 31.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game.

Along with being the top pick in the draft, Clark will sign an eight-figure deal with Nike and receive a signature shoe.

Kamilla Cardoso was born in Montes Claros, Brazil.

The South Carolina women’s basketball team is wrapping up another strong season under longtime head coach Dawn Staley.

Senior Gamecocks center Kamilla Cardoso has had a breakout season and will likely draw attention from multiple WNBA teams when she decides to declare for the draft.

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Cardoso was born in Montes Claros, Brazil, and spent her freshman season with Syracuse.

Cardoso is in her third season with South Carolina. She moved into the starting lineup this year in place of Aliyah Boston, last year’s Naismith College Player of the Year who was the No. 1 overall selection in last year’s WNBA Draft.

Cardoso’s outstanding performance this season has helped the Gamecocks to a 28-0 record. South Carolina hosts the Tennessee Volunteers Sunday in both teams’ regular-season finale.

Cardoso has faced numerous setbacks during her rise to basketball stardom. She initially left her home country when she was in middle school and enrolled in a school in Tennessee, allowing Cardoso to hone her basketball skills.

Although Cardoso made strides, she had to contend with being thousands of miles away from her family. Despite feeling homesick at times and fighting through a language barrier, Cardoso landed an athletic scholarship to Syracuse.

She received Atlantic Coast Conference honors after her first season in upstate New York and decided to transfer to South Carolina, where she has continued to shine.

Kamilla Cardoso playing a basketball game for South Carolina

The Gamecocks shared a video Saturday of Cardoso’s emotional reunion with her family.

“Family over everything,” the South Carolina women’s basketball program captioned the social media post.

“This is kind of an incredible moment for all of us … for someone that (has) made incredible sacrifices for her family for the past eight years …. just for this game, just for the game she loves,” Staley said while addressing the team.

“We’ve got a chance to do something pretty special … yep Kamilla … Kamilla. Let’s bring the people who also made that sacrifice for the past eight years.”

Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina is believed to have helped Staley coordinate the surprise reunion.

Sunday’s game will also mark senior day for the South Carolina’s women’s team. Departing players are usually honored and escorted by their families. It appears Cardoso will have the opportunity to share her special moment with her family this weekend.