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March 31, 2000 | By EARL GUSTKEY
It's coming, so be ready. When Michelle Snow slams a ball through the hoop, it will be the first dunk by a woman in an NCAA game since West Virginia's 6-foot-7 Georgeann Wells did it twice in the 1984-'85 season. It nearly happened last weekend in the Mideast Regional--no woman has ever dunked in an NCAA tournament game--when the 6-5 Snow, alone on a breakaway, had hand and ball above the rim, but finished with a rim-rattler. She's under orders to wait for an uncontested dunk, she said.
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January 2, 2000 | By DIANE PUCIN,
Welcome to the Runner-up.com Bowl. Hey, that's supposed to be a compliment. What we have here is Nebraska (11-1), ranked No. 3, against No. 6-ranked Tennessee (9-2) in tonight's Fiesta Bowl, the best teams not playing for the national championship Tuesday in the Sugar Bowl Or maybe it's the Weusedtobethechampions.com Bowl. Tennessee won a national championship here last year, capping a 13-0 season with a 23-16 victory over Florida State.
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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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January 4, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No. 1 Tennessee (12-0) and No. 2 Florida State (11-1) meet for the national title in tonight's Fiesta Bowl. Don't let those Woody Hayes lovers tell you otherwise. Short of a playoff, this is the best anyone can offer, and it isn't half bad. Are these the best two teams in the country? Maybe. Maybe not.
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January 4, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
One, two, three, kick? With two of the nation's top defenses squaring off, tonight's national title game might be decided by a field goal. Which team has the edge? It's a tough call. Florida State and Tennessee have excellent kickers in Sebastian Janikowski and Jeff Hall. Janikowski won the Lou Groza Award this season, making 27 of his 32 field-goal attempts. But he has not been tested in pressure situations.
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January 5, 1999 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tennessee turned a rocky night for Florida State into a Rocky Top celebration Monday night, defeating the Seminoles, 23-16, to win the Fiesta Bowl and the school's first national championship since 1951. Volunteer fans turned the Sun Devil Stadium field into a swarm of orange after the victory before a crowd of 80,470, a hugfest that ended in a chorus of the Tennessee Waltz.
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January 5, 1999 | BILL PLASCHKE
And so the final game ended like every weekend in this splendid college football season has ended. A prize hanging in the air. Everybody waiting and watching and wondering. Who would get it? Which way would it fall? Would it make sense when it did? On this cool, fiery night in the desert, the jewel was not a computer ranking, but a football. Standing underneath it was not some rhetoric-spewing coach, but one 22-year-old college kid.
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November 24, 2001 | From Associated Press
Michelle Snow scored a career-high 27 points Friday night as second-ranked Tennessee beat No. 5 Louisiana Tech, 90-75. Louisiana Tech (2-1) got as close as 60-53 with 9:30 left, but that just seemed to allow the Lady Vols (3-0) to kick into another gear in an already hurried game full of fouls. Snow's basket with 5:25 left gave Tennessee a 75-55 lead and capped a 15-2 run. Kara Lawson and Gwen Jackson each scored 16 points and Brittany Jackson had 13.
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April 4, 2007 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
All is right again in women's basketball. Tennessee, ending a nine-year break between titles, once again rules the collegiate game after rolling to a 59-46 victory over upstart Rutgers on Tuesday night in Quicken Loans Arena to win its seventh NCAA championship. Although Coach Pat Summitt's Lady Vols have reached the Final Four six times in the last nine seasons, Tennessee had not won a national title since 1998, losing to Connecticut in the championship game in 2000, 2003 and 2004.
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