A sad day for basketball … the one and only Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt has died at age 64.
Pat Summitt – Rest in Peace
I awoke this morning to the sad but not unexpected news that the legendary Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt had passed away. Summitt was truly an original and one in a million as she won eight NCAA titles and went 1,098-208 in 38 seasons as coach at Tennessee. She began coaching at the age of 22 and single-highhandedly brought woman’s college basketball to the forefront. Sadly had to step down down in 2012 due to early onset dementia and Alzheimer’s. Pat Summitt is probably the greatest woman’s basketball coach ever. This is high praise from me, one who has been a lifetime UCONN woman’s basketball fan. However, without Pat, there would never have been a Geno. What I will miss most about Pat Summitt is the glare. The woman could pierce a hole through you with that stare and she never had to apologize in this ridiculous PC world we live in for getting on her players with fiery half-time and time out speeches to get the best out of her players that she knew they had in them.
On a personal note, I can remember being at Rocky Top in Knoxville, Tennessee in the late 90′s attending a Vols football game. Prior to the game some friends and I went into the Thompson–Boling Arena and noticed that the Lady Vols were practicing. To my surprise they Lady Vols were practicing against guys and schooling them. Pat Summitt was coaching the practice like she coached a game with the same intensity. I just sat and watched in amazement as Pat lit into those girls like I had only seen a coach previously rip guys. You could tell she was a master motivator as she would then praise them when they did something amazing and trust me it was. The funny was that as my friends left to go to the UT game, I stayed. I sat in the stands and kept creeping farther down to get a better view. Anyone can attend a UT football game, I was witnessing greatness. Little did I realize how great, I was watching the preseason practice of the 1997-1998 Lady Vols, what is considered to be one of the greatest teams in the history of U.S. women’s college basketball, who went on to go 39-0.
God bless you Pat Summitt, may you now rest in eternal peace.
Former Tennessee Lady Vols basketball coach Pat Summitt has died, her son and her website said on Tuesday morning — shortly after her family publicly asked for prayers and acknowledged her health had taken a bad turn.
She was 64 years old.
Summitt announced in August 2011 that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer retired at the conclusion of the 2011-12 season after coaching at Tennessee for 38 years. She won 1,098 games and eight national championships. The court at Thompson-Boling Arena — “The Summitt” — is named in her honor.
Summitt had been living in a retirement center since January. Around 20 former Lady Vols — including WNBA stars Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings — reportedly flew to Knoxville over the weekend to see Summitt one last time. Former Tennessee assistant Mickie DeMos was also reportedly in Knoxville.
Pat Summitt Gives Half-time speech to Lady Vols
She was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1952, and personified the American Dream. Like most iconic figures, she inspired an almost mythical kind of devotion. But how could someone be so larger-than-life magnificent and yet so humbly warm and real?
That was the essence of Pat Summitt, the longtime Tennessee women’s basketball coach who died Tuesday morning at age 64, nearly five years after making public her diagnosis of early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.
To say there will never be anyone else like Summitt is not hyperbole. On the contrary, it seems inadequate. She won eight NCAA titles and went 1,098-208 in 38 seasons as coach at Tennessee. She was one of the most accomplished and influential figures in the history of women’s sports, but also was universally respected and beloved.
A Tribute to Pat Summitt
MAYBE BERNIE SUPPORTERS CAN GET YOUR FREE COLLEGE AT BURLINGTON COLLEGE, IF IT HADN’T COLLAPSED UNDER A “CRUSHING WEIGHT OF DEBT” …
You just can’t make this stuff up. Burlington College plans to shut its doors later this month due to the “crushing weight of debt” it amassed when Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, served as the the school’s president. What a microcosm of socialism and Bernie Sanders’ world views. Imagine that, a college is forced to close its door as it collapses under a mountain of debt. Note to millennials … money and the economics matters. Take a good look what will happen to America under liberal ideology. But of course in typical liberal values, Jane Sanders, who took over the school in 2004, resigned in 2011, and ran the school into the ground also managed to secure a $200,000 severance deal.
The school plans to cease operations by May 27,2016. The school was founded in 1972, utopia has failed. Liberalism once again causes job loss.
Vermont’s private Burlington College announced Monday it was shuttering its doors later this month because of a “crushing weight of debt” amassed under Bernie Sanders’ wife who formerly served as the school’s president.
Jane Sanders ran the liberal arts college for seven years, taking out a $10 million loan in 2010 on the school’s behalf to purchase 32 acres of lakefront property in an attempt to draw donations.
The plan ultimately fell through, placing the school under irreversible financial stress. Burlington’s Board of Trustees voted last week to halt the school’s programs May 27, the Burlington Free Press reported.
The Unconstitutional President Continues … Obama Administration Forces Transgender Bathroom Rules on Every School in America … Or Else!
THE THUG IN CHIEF FORCES TRANSGENDER BATHROOM RULES ON EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL IN AMERICA, OR ELSE …
What the hell happened to the country I grew up in and what happened to presidents taking oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution? Barack Obama, bypassing the people, and the states, and the courts, has once again exercising executive authority to enforce his leftist ideologue will and vision on “We the People” and America. The New York Times is reporting that Obama will issue a “decree” ordering all public schools in the country to allow “transgender students” to use the bathroom and locker room of their choice. Hmm, so much for State’s rights. Now Obama is looking to rewrite laws himself and threaten states by withholding federal funding if they do not comply.
A note to parents, the Obama administration will order every public school in America on Friday to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex. In essence this is creating coed bathrooms and locker rooms. UNREAL.
The Obama administration is planning to issue a sweeping directive telling every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity.
A letter to school districts will go out Friday, adding to a highly charged debate over transgender rights in the middle of the administration’s legal fight with North Carolina over the issue. The declaration — signed by Justice and Education department officials — will describe what schools should do to ensure that none of their students are discriminated against.
It does not have the force of law, but it contains an implicit threat: Schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
The move is certain to draw fresh criticism, particularly from Republicans, that the federal government is wading into local matters and imposing its own values on communities across the country that may not agree. It represents the latest example of the Obama administration using a combination of policies, lawsuits and public statements to change the civil rights landscape for gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender people.
As stated at Red State, “So they cannot be required to use the bathroom of their genetic, physical gender, and moreover, cannot be required to use private or individual bathrooms which would avoid everyone’s discomfort. The decree is that if you’re a 12 year old girl, there may be a penis next to you in the bathroom. But don’t you dare complain.”
GUILTY!!! ONE DOWN, THREE TO GO …
It took the jury less than 3 hours to find 22 year old Cory Batey, a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of rape. Batey was convicted of seven crimes in all, one count aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, facilitation of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery. Prosecutors told jurors that the woman was raped in the dorm room in a 32 minute attack that ended with Batey urinating on her and that she was then taken out into a hallway and left there like trash.
The first part of the justice has been done. Now there are three more dirt bags to convict.
A former football player at Vanderbilt University was found guilty Friday night of raping an unconscious student in a dorm room, an attack that was photographed and videotaped by teammates, according to testimony. One of the players sent video of the assault to friends as it was happening.
At a time of intense scrutiny of the issue of campus sexual assault nationally, with federal civil rights investigations related to sexual violence underway at more than 160 colleges across the country, along with countless prevention and awareness efforts, the Vanderbilt case came to symbolize some of the worst horrors of hard-partying campus culture, the dangers of excessive drinking and the importance of bystander intervention.
Four former football players were charged with rape and violations of the student, but only one was on trial this week. After a week of testimony, the jury took less than three hours to find Cory Batey, 22, of Nashville, guilty of aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, facilitation of aggravated rape and three counts of aggravated sexual battery, the Associated Press reported.
21 year old David “DJ” Breunig of Westbrook, Maine has been missing since Friday, February 26, 2016 in Orono, ME. Breunig is a junior at the Maine Maritime Academy in Castine. He was last seen leaving a residence on North Main Avenue in Orono on Friday night. Police describe David Breunig as 6 feet 4 inches fall with a slim, athletic build, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark jeans and brown Timberland boots. Attempts to reach the missing student on his cellphone were not successful.
Missing – David “DJ” Breunig: Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
The search for a missing Maine Maritime Academy student continued Sunday, but ended at sundown without any conclusions.
David “DJ” Breunig, 21, of Westbrook, a junior at the academy in Castine, was last seen leaving a residence on North Main Avenue in Orono on Friday night.
He has not been seen or heard from since.
Sunday’s search involved crews form the Maine Warden Service, Forest Service and DEEMI Search & Rescue.
Crews searched in the neighborhood where Breunig was last seen and near the Penobscot River.
If anyone has any information regarding David “DJ” Breunig, please contact Lt. Christopher Thornton of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office at 667-7575 or the Orono Police Department through the Penobscot County Regional Communications Center at 945-4636.
Police, game wardens and volunteers searched the Penobscot River in Bangor on Sunday for a Maine Maritime Academy student who was last seen in Orono on Friday night, said Orono police Chief Josh Ewing.
Ewing said that aerial and ground searches were conducted to find David Breunig, 21, of Westbrook who disappeared after leaving a residence in the Crosby Street neighborhood around 11:30 p.m. Friday.
The Maine Warden Service and Down East Emergency Medicine Institute assisted in the search, Ewing said.
Dog tracking teams were brought in as well, Ewing said.
Down East Emergency Medicine Institute Operations Director Richard Bowie said Sunday that the Orono-based group has provided two Humvee teams to the effort, as well as additional personnel who were searching the banks of the Stillwater River and the area where the Stillwater meets the Penobscot River.