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Expert says Lady Vol fans trying to balance sorrow for Pat Summitt with enthusiasm for team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — As the Lady Vols head toward another Sweet 16 round, longtime observers said they've seen less enthusiasm by fans now than during the Pat Summitt era. Maria Cornelius, a longtime sportswriter who's covered the Lady Vols since the 1990s, said she thinks it's because fans are still mourning the loss of legendary women's basketball head coach Pat Summitt.
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What Kelly Graves, Felisha Legette-Jack remember about meeting Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt

Kelly Graves would much rather be playing the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Eugene, Oregon. But if he has to be on the road, Knoxville – which he called the epicenter of women's basketball – isn't a bad choice. The Oregon women's basketball coach remembers the home-and-home series from 2007-09 against legendary Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt when he coached at Gonzaga. When Tennessee came to town, it was Gonzaga's first sellout crowd.
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Lady Vols Coach Kellie Harper video draws comparisons to Pat Summitt

Question: Why isn’t Kellie Harper tougher on her players? Answer: She is, but she keeps it out of the public spotlight rather than use media pressers to criticize her team. The question typically is posed by longtime Lady Vol fans who became used to the fiery sideline demeanor and candidness of the late Pat Summitt with the media. Summitt also was known to deliver some pointed quotes to a sportswriter when she wanted to motivate a player. Of course, that was before 24-hour news cycles and the overwhelming amplification of social media.
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WATCH: Kellie Harper Talks Tennessee/UConn, Pat Summitt

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Pat Summitt had three keys for winning championships. Lady Vols finally doing all three this season.

It's hard to think of Tennessee Lady Vols basketball without hearing the words of legendary coach Pat Summitt: "Offense sells tickets, defense wins games and rebounding wins championships." "That's what we're trying to do," Jordan Horston said of Summitt's motto. "The little things matter and that's a little thing. I feel like (rebounding is) a big part of who we are and we embrace that." ...
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Wins, losses and a halftime speech not given: What Gary Blair remembers about facing Lady Vols, Pat Summitt

After 37 years coaching, Texas A&M coach Gary Blair has a lifetime of wins to look back on – 848 to be exact. But one of the wins he'll always remember was in Knoxville on Feb. 12, 2017. Texas A&M defeated the Lady Vols in Thompson-Boling Arena, 61-59, marking Blair's first victory over Tennessee in Knoxville, a place he is quite familiar with, having coached the Aggies since 2003 and Arkansas from 1993-2003.  ...
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Title IX, Pat Summitt and 1976 U.S. Women's Olympic basketball team chronicled in new book

One of New York Times bestselling author and Nashville resident Andrew Maraniss' earliest sports memories was watching the U.S. women's basketball team in the 1976 Olympics and the evolution that took place afterward. The rise came about during the women's rights movement and after the Title IX gender equity law had been passed and resulted in women's sports making strides in catching up with men. ...
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Inspirational Quotes: Bob Hope, Pat Summitt And Others

Inspirational quotes about putting in top-notch effort, being generous and inspiring peace and goodwill in the world. When you grow up on a dairy farm, cows don't take a day off, so you work every day. And my dad always said, "No one can outwork you." Pat Summitt, basketball coach.
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Candace Parker Honors Pat Summitt During WNBA Finals Victory

As she began her third career WNBA Finals appearance on Sunday, VFL Candace Parker honored her late former coach and Tennessee legend, Pat Summitt, during the game. On the tongue of Parker’s shoes, centered around two orange squares representing a checkerboard, read, “For Pat”. Holly Rowe, who was on the network coverage for ABC on Sunday, spoke to Parker in a short video that was posted to Twitter.
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