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Accomplishments and history of Pat Summitt

Accomplishments and history of Pat Summitt

For four decades, the University of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball program was among the nation’s elite and, in the process, changed the way women’s collegiate hoops has been perceived across the country. No one did a better job of managing what goes on inside the 94×50 rectangle known as a collegiate basketball court than the…More

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of An Icon

Tennessee Mourns Loss Of An Icon

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summitt, legendary Lady Vol basketball coach, mentor and mother-figure to her players; a revered ambassador for her university and state; a trailblazer for women; and a role model for people all over the world passed away Tuesday, June 28, in Knoxville at the age of 64. Born Patricia Sue Head on June…More

Statement from Phillip Fulmer on the Passing of Pat Summitt

Statement from Phillip Fulmer on the Passing of Pat Summitt

“Pat Summitt was many things to many people. Pat was a great person, loving mother, passionate coach, and loyal friend. We shared a lot of years working together and spreading the word about Tennessee Athletics. We had wonderful personal times talking about life, our respective teams, or helping each other recruit. Her legacy as a…More

Statement from Butch Jones on the Passing of Pat Summitt

Statement from Butch Jones on the Passing of Pat Summitt

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Pat Summitt. I had the privilege of spending time with Pat during my first year at Tennessee, and those are conversations I will cherish forever. When you think of all the great coaches in all sports, Pat Summitt is at the top of that list. “As a…More

Pat Summitt Passes Away at 64

Pat Summitt Passes Away at 64

Lady Vols Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt, 64, passed away Tuesday morning from complications of Early Onset Dementia, Alzheimer’s Type. Summitt’s son, Tyler Summitt, released a statement Tuesday morning regarding her passing. “It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the passing of my mother, Patricia Sue Head Summitt. She died peacefully this morning at…More

Orlando: How can I help?

Orlando: How can I help?

(OrlandoSentinal) Overwhelmed by people wanting to donate blood to victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting, OneBlood asked donors to stop coming Sunday and schedule appointments over the next few days.More