One Of Our Favorite Sports Columnists, Sally Jenkins, Is Here To Take…

Sally Jenkins is an award-winning sportswriter for the Washington Post, but don't hold that against her. She's one of the sharpest columnists in the country. She's also written a bunch of books, including It's Not About The Bike, the No. 1 New York Times bestseller she co-authored with Lance Armstrong, and Sum It Up—a… » 3/13/13 2:08pm 3/13/13 2:08pm

Pat Summitt Hit A Hole-In-One Yesterday

Pat Summitt, the recently retired Lady Vols legend, has apparently been practicing her golf game with all that new found free time. She and her foursome, which included "former player Lisa Reagan, Billie Moore, who coached Summitt at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, and ESPN analyst Debbie Antonelli," were playing at a… » 6/09/12 11:00am 6/09/12 11:00am

Sally Jenkins's Pat Summitt Piece Will Break Your Heart

Jenkins, the longtime Washington Post writer, is one of Summitt's best friends. She discloses that in her piece, which you should read now. » 8/23/11 10:15pm 8/23/11 10:15pm

Pat Summitt Diagnosed With Dementia, Will Still Coach This Season…

Sad news out of Knoxville: CBS's Gregg Doyel reports that Pat Summitt—head coach of Tennessee's women's basketball team and the most successful coach in NCAA history—has been diagnosed with dementia. She's just 59 years old. » 8/23/11 1:50pm 8/23/11 1:50pm

The UConn Fans Ruined Geno Auriemma's Birthday

Hours before his 57th birthday, and just after his Huskies beat Purdue by 24 points in Storrs to advance to the Sweet 16, Geno Auriemma sat down in a press conference and found something to complain about. Only about 5,700 people — just about half the capacity of Gampel Pavilion — had come out to see his team's… » 3/23/11 1:30pm 3/23/11 1:30pm

How Pat Summitt Ruined The Best Thing About Women's Basketball

For girls of the late 1990s and early 2000s, UConn-Tennessee was very often the only game that mattered — the ponytail Super Bowl. Then Pat Summitt screwed it all up. Emma Carmichael explains. » 12/02/10 4:05pm 12/02/10 4:05pm

Lady Vols Coach Taken Out By Ninja Raccoon

Like many top-flight athletes Tennessee women's hoops coach Pat Summitt underwent the offseason peril of arthroscopic shoulder surgery. No, she didn't dislocate the joint while a dunking a basketball (ha! can you imagine!?), but she had been suffering from "instability" problems after heroically saving her dog from a… » 9/26/08 1:30pm 9/26/08 1:30pm

Pat Summitt Should Be The Next Coach Of The Knicks

We congratulate the Tennessee Volunteers — we never like calling women's college teams the "Lady" somethings — for their national championship last night. For some reason, it's a little more touching when the elderly mother of the winning coach comes down on the court when the coach is a woman. We're not sure why. » 4/09/08 12:35pm 4/09/08 12:35pm

The Animal Uprising Claims Pat Summitt

As a sobering reminder that no humans will be spared when the animal "Order 66" is given, Tennessee Lady Vols head coach Pat Summitt dislocated her shoulder while attempting to chase a raccoon off her back porch on Wednesday. » 3/08/08 11:15am 3/08/08 11:15am

A Problem Bob Knight Will Never Have

We try not to get too caught in domestic intranquility here — life is messy and ugly sometimes, and it hardly seems something to revel in unless it involves a Christie — but since we were late on it yesterday, and it involves a coaching legend who happens to have a stadium named after her, we feel obliged to point it… » 8/17/07 10:00am 8/17/07 10:00am

Well, That Was A Bit Of A Letdown

Whether she was channeling Bruce Pearl or Minnie Pearl, Pat Summitt's antics before the Tennessee men's game on Tuesday was the least offensive aspect of the evening, as it turns out. When one considers that Dick Vitale was there, and that Peyton Manning was in the crowd singing, viewers should consider themselves… » 2/28/07 10:00am 2/28/07 10:00am

Ready For Some Good, Old-Fashioned College Basketball Nightmare Fuel?

Note to Bruce Pearl: There's such a thing as overselling an event, as may be the case tonight when Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is supposed to appear at the men's game against No. 5 Florida and "do something special." Pearl (personal motto: Dignity, Always Dignity), the Tennessee men's coach, painted… » 2/27/07 11:00am 2/27/07 11:00am