Ann Richards's Memorial Service was not without some fitting reminders that Govenor Richards was a women's hoops fan. The University of Texas Longhorns coaches and players were in attendance, and according to an Associated Press article on ESPN.com, Richards's 19-year- old granddaughter, Lily Adams, had this to say about her grandmother's love of women's basketball:
"It wasn't until I was older that I knew that boys played basketball, too," Adams said, to chuckles in the audience. For years, Richards was a fixture at the (Lady Longhorns) games, always seated behind the team, shouting at referees and peppering coaches with questions. "We didn't just go and cheer politely," Adams said. "We sat behind the bench with (the late U.S. Rep.) Barbara Jordan and yelled until we were hoarse."