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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 »

Obama's Final Four: Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, Villanova

President picked winner in ESPN entry last year

(Newser) - President Obama predicts Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky, and Villanova to be the final four teams in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament. Obama filled out a bracket for ESPN for the second consecutive year. This time, he's also making picks for the women's tournament, selecting Connecticut, Notre Dame, Stanford, 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 »

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 »

Injured Parker Leads Lady Vols to Final Four

Tennessee to face conference rival LSU in national semi-final

(Newser) - Candace Parker dislocated her left shoulder but was able to return to the game and lead Tennessee into the women’s Final Four with a 53-45 victory over Texas A&M. Parker left the game twice in the first half because of the injury, but returned midway through the second... More »

Even Without Gant, A&M Handles Duke

Aggies next meet Lady Vols, who cruised past Notre Dame 74-64

(Newser) - Texas A&M is headed to its first regional finals after a 77-63 defeat of Duke, despite losing its star after the first half, AP reports. Danielle Gant scored eight points before dehydration sidelined her, and Patrice Reado took up her mantle, scoring 17 in the second half. The Blue... More »

Summitt Gets 100th NCAA Tourney Victory

Tennessee, Louisville, Duke reach women's Sweet Sixteen

(Newser) - The Tennessee Lady Vols beat Purdue 78-52 to move onto the regional semifinals and give coach Pat Summitt her 100th career win in the NCAA tournament. She's the first coach, men’s or women’s, to reach that milestone. Top-seeded Tennessee will face either Oklahoma or Notre Dame in the... More »

Lady Vols Roll to 1st-Round Rout of Oral Roberts

Duke smashes newbie Murray State, Virginia gallops past UCSB

(Newser) - The Tennessee women had no trouble securing their 27th straight first-round win yesterday, staying comfortably ahead of Oral Roberts and finishing with a decisive 94-55 victory. In only 14 minutes of play Candace Parker racked up 14 points, four rebounds and four steals, while Angie Bjorklund led UT's scoring with... More »

UConn Leads Way in Women's NCAA Seeds

North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland also claim top spots

(Newser) - Four traditional powers in women’s college basketball, Connecticut, Tennessee, Maryland and North Carolina, are the No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels are the only team in that group never to have won a national championship. In order for UNC to change that, they may have... More »

LADY VOLS TAKE CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 1 seed returns to top of NCAA tourney in easy brush past Rutgers

(Newser) - The Tennessee Lady Vols won the NCAA title last night, sweeping No. 4 seed Rutgers 59-46 behind a suffocating defensive effort. All-American Candace Parker won her first championship, leading the way with 17 points, as Tennessee broke a nine-year tournament drought. "We were a team that didn't want to... More »

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