Posts tagged "Pat Summitt"

The Last Waltz in the Big Dance is a Big East Showdown

The Last Waltz in the Big Dance is a Big East Showdown
2013 Women’s NCAA Title Game: LOUISVILLE (29-8) vs. CONNECTICUT (34-4) 7:30 pm, ESPN Tonight’s game  at the New Orleans Arena in New Orleans, is hosted by the University of New Orleans. It starts at 7:30 pm on ESPN.  The Big Boy Network. Not ESPN3, or even ESPNU. ESPN. This game is historical even before the Louisville Cardinals and UConn... Read more »

Upset of World Champs Puts Rollercoaster Sky Back in Playoff Race

Upset of World Champs Puts Rollercoaster Sky Back in Playoff Race
Attending Chicago Sky games in 2012 is much like a a day at Six Flags Great America.  It’s been a rollercoaster ride since the season began in May, from an intense, head-over-heels rolling adventure we’ll call the “King Chaos” to a terrifying thriller we’ll call the “Giant Drop,” an eight-game,  high-speed free fall that plummeted... Read more »

"Our John Wooden" Announces She's Stepping Down In Press Conference Today

"Our John Wooden" Announces She's Stepping Down In Press Conference Today
“Our own John Wooden,” is how 2012 National Champion Baylor coach Kim Mulkey described Tennessee Lady Volunteers Coach Pat Summitt, who will officially step down as Head Coach in a televised press conference today at 12:00 pm (CDT) on ESPNU.  With that, Summitt concludes a 38-year career that included 8 national championship titles, a US... Read more »
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Now, What? Lady Vols, Summitt Face An Agonizing Decision

Now, What? Lady Vols, Summitt Face An Agonizing Decision
There is no more compelling a story out of the Des Moines Region than the University of Tennessee’s Lady Volunteers, who were eliminated last night when the unbeaten (38-0) Baylor Bears trounced the Vols, 77-58. Despite Shekinna Stricklen’s 22 points for Tennessee (27-9) and Glory Johnson’s 19, they became the first four-year Lady Vols class... Read more »

20th Time The Charm? DePaul &Tennessee fight for Sweet 16 Tonight

20th Time The Charm? DePaul &Tennessee fight for Sweet 16 Tonight
If playing on St. Patrick’s Day was lucky for DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons, what kind of luck will they have against the Tennessee Lady Volunteers on St. Joseph’s Day? Nineteen times, DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons and Pat Summitt’s Tennessee Lady Volunteers have played each other.  Tennessee has never lost in that matchup. In their last... Read more »

Bring It On, NCAA Women!

Bring It On,  NCAA Women!
While at Navy Pier on a foggy, chilly Thursday night, on my way to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, passing by the Haagen Daas stand, I chanced upon several members of the UT-Martin women’s basketball team, seeded 15th in the tough Des Moines Regional, and playing the #2-seed Tennessee Lady Vols at the Allstate Arena come... Read more »
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'DANCING' ON ST. PADDY'S DAY AT THE ALLSTATE ARENA

'DANCING' ON ST. PADDY'S DAY AT THE ALLSTATE ARENA
Doesn’t get any luckier for DePaul’s Lady Blue Demons. Monday night, at the packed McGrath-Phillips Arena, DePaul students, alumni, and media heard ESPN announce that the Lady Blue Demons had drawn the #7 seed in the Des Moines Regional, playing the #10-seeded Brigham Young University Cougars. Think of it….St. Patrick’s Day….at the Allstate Arena…on the Ray and Marge... Read more »

"We Back Pat" Too!....Support Alzheimer's Research

"We Back Pat" Too!....Support Alzheimer's Research
The first time I ever met Pat Summitt, the feisty, proud, defiant, and groundbreaking Tennessee Lady Volunteers women’s basketball coach, she was benching her star player. On the road. In the player’s hometown. Where half  of the jam-packed crowd were cheering for the opposition. It was January 2, 2008. The player in question was future back-to-back... Read more »
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