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Fever fans describe witnessing Caitlin Clark’s historic triple-double



Indianapolis, Indiana – When the Indiana Fever are playing at home, you can always know because the number 22 takes over downtown Indianapolis.

“Just go down the street, you’re seeing 22 shirts everywhere,” Jason Fegett, a fan from Louisville, said.

Each time point guard Caitlin Clark dons a jersey for the Fever, that number is visible on the back of it.

“I’m really happy I got to see her today,” Lennon Dykens, a fan from Iowa, said. “It was like a dream come true.”

Against the New York Liberty on Saturday, Clark’s star power was evident. As the first rookie in WNBA history to record a triple-double, Clark created history.

“It’s historic,” Nathaniel Dykens, a fan from Iowa, said. “We’re pretty big Iowa fans, so we’ve been watching her for years. It was great to see her live.”

“It was pretty surreal,” said Andy Dangler, a fan from Chicago. “We were watching TV the game before it, and she got really close to it, I think she was like a couple of rebounds away. I didn’t think I’d actually be at the first one, but here we are.”

“It felt really exciting that my favorite basketball player made her first triple-double,” Anastyn Dangler, a fan from New York, said.

“We’ve been following her since last season with Iowa,” Jason Fegett said. “But seeing her do what she did on the court today, that was actually amazing.”

Not to add, the entire game is being altered by the Caitlin Clark impact.

“What she has done for the sport of basketball, and what she’s done for women’s sports period is amazing,” Lauren Hoard, a fan from Louisville, said.

“The WNBA — the professional league — it’s growing amazing,” said Christian Fegett, a fan from Louisville. I just can’t believe they’re selling out, and I love it, it’s awesome.”

For Fever games, fans have been traveling from all over the nation. Some are experiencing it for the first time—a feeling that Hoosiers have always had.

“There’s some kind of camaraderie,” Rachel Dangler, a fan from Chicago, said. “It feels electric, like something big is going to happen.”

“I’ve been enjoying watching Fever basketball since Tamika Catchings,” Angelo Reed, a fan from Indianapolis, said. “So, to have this uproar in the city again is very lovely.”

When the Fever play the Washington Mystics at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Wednesday at noon, fans are expecting another thrilling game.