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March 23, 2009 | Associated Press
Tennessee's NCAA women's title defense ended sooner than expected, wrapping up the worst season ever for Pat Summitt's storied program. Ball State, seeded 12th, stunned the two-time defending national champions, 71-55, Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bowling Green, Ky., ending one of the more remarkable streaks in college basketball history. The fifth-seeded Lady Volunteers (22-11) had never before lost on the opening weekend of the tournament, going 42-0 through the years.
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April 18, 2012 | Chris Dufresne
You won't start many arguments by suggesting Pat Summitt will be remembered as one of the greatest coaches of any sport, of any gender, of any generation. Sadly, though, a legendary career that stretched almost four decades ended sooner than anyone anticipated. Summitt, 59, announced her resignation as Tennessee's women's basketball coach Wednesday, less than a year after she was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Longtime assistant Holly Warlick will take over as head coach with Summitt remaining at the school as "head coach emeritus.
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November 17, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The UCLA women played Tennessee for the first time in seven years Thursday night, but the Lady Vols didn't miss a beat. The Bruins fell to 1-15 against the Lady Vols, who took full advantage of 26 turnovers in an 83-60 victory. The fifth-ranked Lady Vols began the second half with a 10-0 run that gave them a 52-32 lead with 16:17 left and virtually put the game away. "It was kind of a blur.
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August 23, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Pat Summitt says she has early onset dementia -- Alzheimer's type -- but isn't going to let that keep her from what she loves doing: coaching women's basketball at the University of Tennessee. In a heartfelt interview with the Washington Post, the winningest coach in college basketball explained that she had received the diagnosis but that it took her a while to accept it.  Early-onset Alzheimer's can be a difficult diagnosis to face. It sets in well before the age of 65, the Mayo Clinic explains, the typical lower limit for standard Alzheimer's disease, and thus affects people when they're still in their prime, often with elderly parents or young children to care for as well.
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March 28, 2001 | EARL GUSTKEY
The NCAA, ESPN and the women's basketball world have been granted two high-ranked items from their wish lists: * Jackie Stiles, women's basketball's answer to "Pistol" Pete Maravich, is in the Final Four. * And so are Connecticut and Notre Dame, poised now for a titanic rubber match in Friday's national semifinals at St. Louis.
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March 26, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Documentaries set for this weekend run the gamut from a look at female basketball players to a chronicle of opera singers on the silver screen to an exploration of Siamese twins. Jon Alpert and Maryann DeLeo are the directors of "A Cinderella Season: The Lady Vols Fight Back" tonight at 7 on HBO. The documentary follows Tennessee's Lady Volunteers as the team attempts to win its second consecutive NCAA women's basketball title during the 1996-97 season.
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December 29, 2002 | From Associated Press
Gwen Jackson scored 16 points and Tasha Butts had a season-high 13 points as No. 5 Tennessee defeated No. 12 Notre Dame, 77-61, at Indianapolis on Saturday. The Lady Volunteers (9-2) kept their record perfect against the Irish by winning their 15th consecutive game in the series. The Irish (7-2) wanted to avenge an 89-50 loss to the Lady Vols in March that knocked defending champion Notre Dame out of the NCAA tournament. But the Irish shot just 30.
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December 16, 2008 | Associated Press
Tennessee's record run in the top 10 women's basketball rankings is over. The Lady Vols' streak of 211 consecutive weeks in the top 10 ended Monday when they were ranked 11th in the Associated Press' top 25 poll. Tennessee, which lost a road game to then-No. 6 Texas, 73-59, Sunday, was last out of the first 10 on March 3, 1997. The run went 56 weeks longer than the men's record of 155 set by UCLA. North Carolina, which stayed No.
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March 24, 1998 | From Associated Press
Tennessee's quest for a third straight NCAA women's championship and a perfect season almost came crashing down Monday night before the Lady Vols rallied. Trailing in the second half for the first time in more than three months, the top-ranked Lady Vols stormed back from 12 points down and beat North Carolina, 76-70, in the Mideast Regional final at Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee (37-0) rallied after trailing 61-49 with less than 7 1/2 minutes left.
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April 12, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Nikki Caldwell, a Tennessee assistant women's basketball coach who helped guide the Lady Vols to their second consecutive national championship this week, met with UCLA officials Friday in Dallas to discuss the Bruins' head coaching job, she said. "I had an opportunity to sit down for a little while and share my passion and dedication and my commitment to taking UCLA to that next level," she said by phone. "It's a gold mine."
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February 9, 2010
Rk. Team Rec. Result Next 1. CONNECTICUT 23-0 Did not play at DePaul, Wednesday 2. STANFORD 21-1 Did not play at Washington, Friday 3. NEBRASKA 21-0 Did not play at Kansas, Wednesday 4. NOTRE DAME 21-1 Did not play at Cincinnati, today 5. TENNESSEE 21-2 d. Vanderbilt, 69-60 at Mississippi, Thursday...
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March 23, 2009 | Associated Press
Tennessee's NCAA women's title defense ended sooner than expected, wrapping up the worst season ever for Pat Summitt's storied program. Ball State, seeded 12th, stunned the two-time defending national champions, 71-55, Sunday in the first round of the NCAA tournament at Bowling Green, Ky., ending one of the more remarkable streaks in college basketball history. The fifth-seeded Lady Volunteers (22-11) had never before lost on the opening weekend of the tournament, going 42-0 through the years.
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February 1, 2009 | Associated Press
Back when Pat Summitt was 22 years old, driving the van to road games, doing the team laundry and guiding her Lady Vols in front of a few dozen fans, her ambition was just to make a career in coaching. To say she reached her goal doesn't even begin to cover it. Tennessee's next victory will be No. 1,000 for Summitt -- a number no college basketball coach has ever achieved. It could come Monday against Oklahoma. "I never thought about it. I never focused on numbers," said Summitt, who won her first game on Jan. 10, 1975, against Middle Tennessee State.
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January 14, 2009 | Corina Knoll
Gas just doesn't seem to stretch as far on these California roads. Which is why Nikki Caldwell found herself stranded on the side of one last Friday night. Thankfully, the UCLA women's basketball coach had just finished eating dinner with her staff. A couple of quick calls and her assistant coaches hustled off to find a gallon to go. As Caldwell waited, she was approached by two police officers who wanted to know what a young woman was doing alone in a dark car near Marina del Rey.
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December 16, 2008 | Associated Press
Tennessee's record run in the top 10 women's basketball rankings is over. The Lady Vols' streak of 211 consecutive weeks in the top 10 ended Monday when they were ranked 11th in the Associated Press' top 25 poll. Tennessee, which lost a road game to then-No. 6 Texas, 73-59, Sunday, was last out of the first 10 on March 3, 1997. The run went 56 weeks longer than the men's record of 155 set by UCLA. North Carolina, which stayed No.
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April 12, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Nikki Caldwell, a Tennessee assistant women's basketball coach who helped guide the Lady Vols to their second consecutive national championship this week, met with UCLA officials Friday in Dallas to discuss the Bruins' head coaching job, she said. "I had an opportunity to sit down for a little while and share my passion and dedication and my commitment to taking UCLA to that next level," she said by phone. "It's a gold mine."
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January 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Pat Summitt preferred to focus on beating Vanderbilt. For her Tennessee players, helping the NCAA's winningest coach get her 900th victory was a lasting memory. "No one in the whole world except the 10 of us that are left can say they've played for a coach who's won 900 games," sophomore Nicky Anosike said. "I'm just happy to be a part of it." Shanna Zolman led five Lady Vols in double figures with 16 points, and top-ranked Tennessee rallied from its biggest deficit this season in beating No.
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December 20, 2007 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Young fans lined the baseline Wednesday night at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion, snapping pictures on their cellphones as two-time All-American Candace Parker of Tennessee traded jump hooks with either hand, dribbled effortlessly between her legs and buried one set shot after another. And that was just during warmups. When the game began, Parker continued to flash all the skills that have cemented her as the top name in women's college basketball and a likely No.
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April 9, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. -- Offense attracts attention, defense wins championships. The Tennessee women's basketball team demonstrated that Tuesday night in the NCAA championship game against Stanford, holding the high-scoring Cardinal to a season-low point total while forcing it into a season-high 25 turnovers in the 64-48 victory at St. Pete Times Forum. The Lady Vols won their second consecutive title and eighth overall, ending Stanford's 23-game winning streak with an all-around team effort.
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