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My Pat picture…

If you look closely, can you tell it's her? This is MY picture with Pat Summitt. It's clearly not very personal or intimate. It's not even a good photo. You see, I never went to a Tennessee basketball camp when I was a kid. And I wasn't good enough to play for the Lady Vols. As a broadcaster, I didn't cover her extensively as a coach. I didn't know Pat Summitt. So this blurry, distant photo from …

You do You, 32.

As ironic as it is, her legacy is strongly shaped by the moments when bat didn't meet ball. So it only seemed fitting that in the final at-bat of her collegiate career.... ... Sierra Romero was walked. With the tying run at second base, Florida State decided it would much rather put Romero on first base, representing the lead run, than give Michigan's best player a chance to win it all on her own. It's the ultimate …

2 Shots in 2 NCAA Tourneys scored 2 Takeaways.

I watched. My eyes were fixed on two shots suspended in the air. One came on Monday. One on Tuesday. One, on the men’s side and the other, on the women’s. Both were the final two shots taken for their respective college basketball seasons. Two Shots. Two Tourneys. Two Takeaways. Let me tell you something. I can only stand eating one cheese curd, I sometimes pick off my mozzarella from my pizza, but I am a sucker for …

Changing of the Gard…

On the morning of December 23rd, just hours before his head coaching debut, Wisconsin's Greg Gard hopped in the car to drive an hour and fifteen minutes away. He had one place to get to. If Gard's father couldn't be physically at his son's first game, Greg Gard wanted to be as physically close to him as possible on this day. So Greg drove the distance to his father's gravesite. Glen Gard died this past Fall from …

“Axe” Nuggets: Coach Kill’s return, Bollinger on record/Stave…

"Jeeeerrrrrrry, Jeeeeeerrrrry, Jeeeeeeerrrrry" came the cheers from the stands as Jerry Kill walked through the Minnesota tunnel. He had made that walk and heard that cheer before, but Saturday may have been the last time. Since retiring as the Minnesota football coach, Kill has physically stayed away from the program. But he hasn't been out of touch. He told me he still texts (and gets texts) from some of the players, especially quarterback Mitch …
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