The support continues to pour in to Tennessee for Pat Summitt via phone calls, cards, emails, text messages and social media as the basketball coach's revelation that she is dealing with early onset dementia unleashed a torrent of reaction about the legendary sports figure.
August 25, 2011
Amber Gray thought she had her mind made up – she would return to Tennessee on medical scholarship and give up playing basketball. But she couldn't let go yet of her dream to return to the court and on Thursday the forward from Ohio signed transfer documents to Xavier in Cincinnati.
August 5, 2010
Tennessee won't know its exact path in the NCAA Tournament until Monday evening when the brackets are revealed on ESPN, but the Lady Vols do know they will open at home for the first time since 2005. Pat Summitt is hoping to see Memphis on the screen – one of four regional sites – when Tennessee's name pops up on the bracket.
March 13, 2010
Shekinna Stricklen returned to practice Tuesday after hyper-extending her knee in the win over Texas and is full go for this weekend's trip to New York and matchup with Rutgers in Madison Square Garden. The Lady Vols got two solid days of defensive preparation this week and will take off Wednesday to focus on finals.
December 8, 2009
The sophomore stood at center court – an incredibly improbable event considering she had a stroke just three months ago – and shouted encouragement to her teammates. The overwhelmed freshman, feeling like that sophomore did a year ago, stood on the floor trying to absorb all the expectations now that basketball practice has officially started.
October 16, 2009
When Tonya Carter pulled into the parking lot outside the soccer stadium – it was Amber Gray's first trip to Knoxville since leaving the city on a medical jet – she said she would not just drop her off and leave. Gray assured her that Shekinna Stricklen would be there as promised. When Carter looked up again, she saw not only Gray's college roommate, but nearly the entire Lady Vol team.
October 2, 2009
One moment is seared in Tonya Carter's mind. Her daughter, slumped in a wheelchair inside a warm van, is headed to a rehab center. Amber Gray can't keep her eyes open, and she tells her mother that she is so tired. Carter turns away so her daughter can't see the tears. When she turns back around, Gray, using her fingers to prop open her eyes, manages a smile and tells her mother not to cry.
August 15, 2009