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Tennessee Governor, First Lady Partner with Peyton Manning To Raise over $600,000 for the Pat Summitt Foundation

 

Two private events raise funds to support fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam yesterday partnered with five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning to raise awareness and funds for The Pat Summitt Foundation, financing research, treatment and support for those facing Alzheimer’s disease.

Two private, ticketed events held Tuesday together raised over $600,000 to benefit the fund established by the late head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team, Pat Summitt.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and his wife, Dr. Denia Ramirez, and Peyton Manning.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Dr. Roberto Fernandez, medical director of The Pat Summitt Clinic at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, and his wife, Dr. Denia Ramirez, and Peyton Manning.

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#14 UT Lady Vols Basketball gets 53-50 win over #7 Oregon State Beavers

 

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UT Lady VolsCorvallis, OR – #14 Tennessee rebounded from a loss at #15 Stanford just three days earlier with a 53-50 win at #7 Oregon State. The Lady Vols (8-3) ended the Beavers’ perfect start to the season as they fell to 8-1 overall.

Diamond DeShields scored a team-high 14 points, including two clutch free throws, her first of the night, with 31.4 seconds remaining — after missing her first six attempts — to seal the win. She also grabbed nine rebounds.

A pair of Oregonians helped the Lady Vols to their best road win in eight years. Mercedes Russell (12 points) and Jordan Reynolds (eight points) combined for 20 points.

Tennessee Womens Basketball's Mercedes Russell nets 12 points in win at Oregon State Saturday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Womens Basketball’s Mercedes Russell nets 12 points in win at Oregon State Saturday night. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball ready for season opener Friday

 

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – The Tennessee Lady Vols held a media session and open practice period Wednesday in advance of Friday’s season opener vs. Penn.

No. 4/4 UT and the Quakers will meet at Thompson-Boling Arena in a contest slated to tip at 7:00pm ET and be streamed live by SEC Network+.

The contest will be the first between the two programs and only Tennessee’s second vs. a school from the Ivy League. The Lady Vols, who were ranked No. 1 at the time, toppled Princeton, 107-39, on December 20th, 2005, in their only other meeting with an Ivy program.

UT Lady Vols prepare for Penn on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena (UTSports.com)

UT Lady Vols prepare for Penn on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena (UTSports.com)

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Clarksville’s Pat Summitt to be Honored in 2013-2014 Tennessee Blue Book

 

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – In her 38 years coaching the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, Pat Summitt received hundreds of honors. Her teams won more than 1,000 games, 32 Southeastern Conference championships and eight national championships.

Her players who completed their playing eligibility at UT had a 100 percent graduation rate. And since being diagnosed with early onset dementia a little over two years ago, she has led a foundation that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund Alzheimer’s research. «Read the rest of this article»

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University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN – After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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