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Pat Summitt, Legendary Basketball Coach, Dies at 64

Tennessee's Summitt had more Division I wins than any coach in NCAA history

(Newser) - Pat Summitt, whose work ethic (and famous intense stare ) was born on her family's farm and propelled her to rack up more wins than any other basketball coach (men's or women's) in NCAA Division I history, died Tuesday at age 64, the AP reports. "It... More »

Dying Freshman Scores Twice in NCAA Debut

Lauren Hill, suffering from cancer, helps lead team to victory

(Newser) - A 19-year-old whom doctors have given weeks to live played her first—and possibly last—college basketball game yesterday, and she scored within seconds, WCPO reports. Lauren Hill, of Mount St. Joseph's basketball team, has a type of brain cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. But that didn'... More »

UConn Wins 8th Title in Rout of Louisville

93-60 victory was most lopsided in title game

(Newser) - UConn rolled to its eighth national championship last night, denying Louisville a March Madness sweep and handing head coach Geno Auriemma a delicious word: dynasty. He has now tied Pat Summitt for the most titles in in NCAA history, but wasn't ready to discuss a repeat. Yet it's... More »

Bob Dylan Gets Medal of Freedom

Madeleine Albright, John Glenn also among honorees

(Newser) - President Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Bob Dylan, Madeleine Albright, and a host of other luminaries today at the White House. The Los Angeles Times notes that 1962 seemed to be a pivotal year for this year's honorees: It's when Dylan's first album came... More »

Bob Dylan to Get Presidential Medal of Freedom

Pat Summitt, Toni Morrison also among this year's honorees

(Newser) - Bob Dylan will get the nation's highest civilian honor later this spring, reports Bloomberg . Dylan, 70, will be one of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He's already got scores of Grammys, an Oscar, and a Pulitzer, and the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog can'... More »

Tennessee Coach Pat Summitt Steps Down

She slides into coach emeritus job to cope with early onset dementia

(Newser) - It's the end of an era: Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols after 38 seasons and eight national titles, sliding into a less demanding "coach emeritus" job, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. Though it was not explicitly given as a reason... More »

Pat Summitt Has Early Dementia

But she intends to keep coaching

(Newser) - Pat Summitt has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s type early onset dementia, she revealed in an interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel last night, but she intends to keep her gig as head coach of Tennessee’s Lady Vols. “There’s not going to be any pity party, and... More »

UConn, Stanford, Tennessee, Nebraska Get Top Seeds

Defending-champion Huskies bring along 72-win streak

(Newser) - The University of Connecticut's defending champions earned the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament, putting their record winning streak on the line. Geno Auriemma's Huskies have won 72 consecutive games, but none of them have come against Pat Summitt's Tennessee squad, which got another No. 1... More »

The Nadal and Federer of Women's Hoops

UConn, Tennessee share NCAA spotlight; don't miss this one

(Newser) - It's too bad the women's NCAA tournament is scheduled against the men's, writes Frank Deford for NPR: The conflict means too many viewers will miss the unstoppable force that is this year's Connecticut women's team. Sure, knowing the undefeated Huskies will win their sixth title since 1995 (to five for... More »

Tennessee's Pat Summitt Wins 1,000th Game

(Newser) - Pat Summitt is now the first top college coach of either gender to have a win total with four figures. Tennessee's Lady Vols beat Georgia to give Summitt her 1,000th victory, the Tennessean reports. Her nearest competitor is Jody Conradt, who retired with 900 wins. Among men in Division... More »

Lady Vols Win Back-to-Back Championships

Tennessee downs Stanford 64-48 to win school's eighth title

(Newser) - Tennessee’s 64-48 victory over Stanford in the national championship game was won in an unusual way for the Lady Vols: they did it with defense. Coach Pat Summit employed a press to slow down the Cardinal’s potent offense and bring back-to-back titles to Tennessee, according to the Tennessean.... More »

Feuding Coaches Won't Face Off in Finals

With Auriemma out, Summitt is focused on game

(Newser) - Pat Summitt's feud with Geno Auriemma won't be settled on the basketball court this year, now that his Huskies are out of the NCAA Women's Tournament. And unless both UConn and Summitt's Lady Vols make it to the Final Four next year, the quarrelling coaches won't be meeting any time... More »

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