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December 12, 2011
NEW YORK - Debby Haskins, a retired high school basketball coach from upstate Vermont, flew in just for this one, wearing a "We back Pat" shirt she'd ordered from the University of Tennessee website. Haskins has gone to Tennessee women's games before - she yelled out at UT players by name during warm-ups - but on this day, in this season, Haskins especially felt the need to be here. Maybe you had to play high school basketball in the days before Title IX, then coach your own daughter from third grade through high school, and see your father-in-law die late in life from Alzheimer's disease, and an aunt come down with early-onset Alzheimer's in her mid-50s, to fully appreciate why Haskins traveled to honor Tennessee women's coach Pat Summitt at Sunday's Maggie Dixon Classic at Madison Square Garden.
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August 28, 2011
On Tuesday afternoon, I refreshed the Twitter stream on my iPhone. I scrolled through the usual flurry of tweets: updates on the Eagles' battle at center, Cole Hamels' move to the DL, Evan Turner's announcement he was "getting his lift on. " And then a few words whirled past, the combination of which separated them from the usual chatter. I pressed my finger to the screen, freezing the chosen message. "An awful diagnosis for anyone - this will wear on Pat Summitt's players as well.
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December 19, 1999 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
"Michelle!" The moment Pat Summitt's fierce rebuke split the air one morning last week, everything on the floor of the University of Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena ground to a sudden, silent and total halt. The most successful, celebrated and intimidating coach in all of women's college basketball was about to have a word with one of her players. "Michelle!" Summitt growled again as Michelle Snow, the rail-thin, 6-foot-5 sophomore center for the Volunteers, froze in her tracks.
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March 23, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Tennessee President J. Wade Gilley can mark one name off his list of candidates for the men's basketball coach: Pat Summitt. "I asked Pat Summitt if she would be interested, and she said she would not be interested," Gilley said yesterday. "She's a great coach. Great basketball mind. Great teacher of young people. She's everything we'd like to have in a men's basketball coach. " Gilley, who appointed a committee of advisers to help him replace Jerry Green, has received calls from possible candidates and from others suggesting candidates.
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April 19, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
PAT SUMMITT, who won more games than anyone in NCAA college basketball history, stepped down Wednesday as coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols, less than eight months after revealing she had early-onset dementia. "I've loved being the head coach at Tennessee for 38 years, but I recognize that the time has come to move into the future and to step into a new role," the 59-year-old Hall of Famer said in a statement issued by the school. Longtime assistant Holly Warlick will take over for Summitt, who will become head coach emeritus.
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May 11, 2003 | By Mel Greenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leon Barmore, whose Louisiana Tech teams in the 1980s dominated women's basketball the way Connecticut has in recent seasons, led a class of six that was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame last night at the Tennessee Theatre. Barmore finished with a 20-year record of 576-87. His winning percentage of .869 is the best all-time among men's and women's collegiate coaches, and he won a national title in 1988. Barmore was a noted rival of Tennessee and coach Pat Summitt before UConn's Geno Auriemma came along.
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April 11, 2013 | By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut are back on top. With freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way, it might be a while before they relinquish that spot. Stewart scored 18 of her 23 points in a dazzling first half and Connecticut won its eighth national championship with a 93-60 rout of Louisville on Tuesday night. It was the most lopsided victory in a title game. The title tied Auriemma and the Huskies (35-4) with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for the most in women's basketball history.
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April 19, 2012 | Associated Press
Pat Summitt, who won more games than anyone in NCAA college basketball history, stepped down Wednesday as coach of the Tennessee women's team, less than eight months after revealing she had early-onset dementia. "I've loved being the head coach at Tennessee for 38 years, but I recognize that the time has come to move into the future and to step into a new role," the 59-year-old Hall of Famer said in a statement issued by the school. Summitt's career ends with a 1,098-208 record, eight NCAA titles, 16 regular-season Southeastern Conference championships, and 16 SEC tournament titles.
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March 15, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Tennessee's displeasure with its seeding in the Women's NCAA Tournament has been well documented already. It's matched by that of the Lady Vols' first-round opponent. Sixth-ranked Tennessee (25-4), seeded second in the Midwest Regional, plays No. 15 seed Georgia State today. Georgia State coach Lea Henry played at Tennessee for coach Pat Summitt and, like her mentor, expected more favorable treatment from the NCAA committee. "We are upset, because we thought that there were a lot of teams in the NCAA field that had a lower RPI than us," she said.
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November 11, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
Gwen Jackson scored 22 of her career-high 29 points in the second half yesterday to help No. 2 Tennessee open its season with a 94-68 win over No. 22 Oklahoma in the second game of the State Farm Classic. "Coach [Pat Summitt] challenged me because I only had one rebound at halftime. She told me to be more aggressive," Jackson said. "We need Gwen Jackson playing aggressively at both ends of the floor," Summitt said. "She had a big-time performance in the second half, and that helped open things up for us. " Brittany Jackson added 13 points, and Kara Lawson had 12 for Tennessee.
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February 9, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
One of his guys would let a three-pointer go from the fingertips, and Herb Magee would lean to his side as if he was trying to will a five-iron toward a pin over at Edgmont Country Club. He kept bending, but these shots didn't need his body English. The result became inevitable after five consecutive Philadelphia University three-pointers fell in 141 seconds, a festival of second-half jumpers. Another banner was unfurled from above Philly U.'s scoreboard. Magee gave it a long look, no doubt at that number "1,000" on top of his name, and the 48th-year coach kind of nodded.
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March 7, 2014 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Drexel rolled to an 82-40 win over Towson on Senior Night Wednesday at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, locking up the No. 4 seed in the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Carrie Alexander reached a career high by halftime as Drexel set season highs with 42 points on 19-for-26 shooting in the first half. She finished with 14 points, matching senior Tory Thierolf (Germantown Academy) for the team high. Rachel Pearson (Archbishop Carroll) contributed 12 points, and Jackie Schluth (Bishop Eustace)
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February 21, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
WHENEVER you encounter Dau Jok, you can be absolutely certain he will be smiling. It is just his way. And we should smile when we think of the Penn senior now and far into the future. If he is the future, we are all in good hands. Jok, a senior reserve for Jerome Allen's Quakers, was surrounded by violence and war growing up in Sudan. His father, a Sudanese army general, was slain when Dau was 6. Three years ago as a freshman at Penn, Jok established a foundation in his father's honor to educate Sudanese youth through sports.
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June 28, 2013 | Associated Press
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Pat Summitt says she's "very, very content" in her new role now that she's had a year to adjust to life after coaching. The former Tennessee women's basketball coach showed no obvious signs of her illness yesterday during a rare 3-minute session with local media at a preview screening of "Pat XO," a documentary on her life airing July 9 on ESPN. Summitt stepped down in April 2012, 1 year after announcing she had early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. Summitt, whose 1,098 career victories make her the winningest Division I men's or women's basketball coach in history, attended most of the Lady Vols' practices and watched nearly every home game from the stands this past season as head coach emeritus.
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May 15, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TOP PREP basketball prospect Andrew Wiggins told a small gathering of family and friends at his high school gym in Huntington, W.Va., yesterday that he will play at Kansas. Then the Huntington Prep star signed his letter-of-intent and officially became a Jayhawk. No big speech. No bands, live TV coverage or props. And just like that, Lawrence, Kan., became more of focal point for the upcoming college basketball season. "I'm looking forward to getting there and just doing my thing," Wiggins said.
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May 2, 2013
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April 11, 2013 | By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut are back on top. With freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way, it might be a while before they relinquish that spot. Stewart scored 18 of her 23 points in a dazzling first half and Connecticut won its eighth national championship with a 93-60 rout of Louisville on Tuesday night. It was the most lopsided victory in a title game. The title tied Auriemma and the Huskies (35-4) with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for the most in women's basketball history.
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April 10, 2013 | By Mel Greenberg, For The Inquirer
NEW ORLEANS - Although she was forced to the bench for long stretches twice with knee injuries during her collegiate career, former Germantown Academy star Caroline Doty will get a chance to finish with a third NCAA women's basketball title on Tuesday night. "I'm glad the national championship is my last career game," said Doty, whose Connecticut team will take on Big East rival Louisville (28-8) at the New Orleans Arena. "I hope to go out with a bang. " Doty, a point guard and deadly three-point shooter, was one of the top prospects in the country when she began her UConn career in 2008.
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April 10, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Geno Auriemma and Connecticut are back on top. With freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way, it might be a while before they relinquish that spot. Stewart scored 18 of her 23 points in the first half and Connecticut won its eighth national championship with a 93-60 rout of Louisville on Tuesday night. It was the most lopsided victory in a title game. The title tied Auriemma and the Huskies (35-4) with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for the most in women's basketball history.
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March 1, 2013 | BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
D OUG COLLINS' meeting with the media following Tuesday's embarrassing, 98-84 loss to the Orlando Magic has attracted more attention than all the news conferences Andy Reid had in his 14 seasons with the Eagles. Collins left little to the imagination, so here's a look at all that he said: (Opening statement) I sure didn't see this effort coming. I thought we played incredibly hard against Miami, incredibly hard in New York on Sunday. This is mind-numbing to me. We went up, 29-20, and, from that point on, I couldn't even tell you what occurred.
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