Posts tagged "Tennessee :Lady Vols"

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another
“One of the greatest ever. As a coach, competitor, colleague, mentor…Coach (Pat) Summitt defined greatness and set the bar for the rest of the sport. Thank you for the greatest games, the fiercest rivalry, and for the inspiration for success. Rest in Peace, Coach.  Statement from UConn Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma, on the death of... Read more »

1,406 Witness Bandits Clinch First Place in Battle of Olympian Pitchers

1,406 Witness Bandits Clinch First Place in Battle of Olympian Pitchers
On a blisteringly hot June day, when the Ballpark at Rosemont topped 100 degrees on the field an announced crowd of 1,406 witnessed an epic pitching duel, one of the last possible games, between 2008  Olympian teammates Monica Abbott (4-1, 0.24 ERA) and Cat Osterman (4-1, 0.85 ERA). The Ballpark at Rosemont is a 1,600-seat stadium, and... Read more »

After Baylor, Women's NCAA Title Up For Grabs

After Baylor, Women's NCAA Title Up For Grabs
David vs. Goliath. Barbarella versus the steel-toothed dolls. The magic of  March Madness is watching little Division 1 NCAA programs overtake big, established powerhouses and making powderkegs out of them, watching them explode in their own dust. On the men’s side, no one went down harder than Ohio State and Thad Matta. Their “David” was... Read more »
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"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 »

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 »
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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 »