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Private funeral held for Pat Summitt

Basketball icon Pat Summitt was laid to rest Thursday in a private funeral for family and friends in Clarksville, TN. A public memorial service is set for Thursday, July 14 in Knoxville at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 p.m. ET. Former…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-29-2016

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-28-2016 https://t.co/SH2LBnFf1r #ncaaw #wnba -> The sports world mourns the passing of basketball icon Pat Summitt https://t.co/ND5P5yDRdE #ncaaw -> Basketball Australia drops Sara Blicavs & Abby Bishop, 3 more cuts…

Tennessee’s senators honor Pat Summitt

Tennessee’s senators honor Pat Summitt

U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) paid tribute on the Senate floor to legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt Wednesday with heartfelt remarks. Summitt passed away yesterday morning after battling  early onset Alzheimer’s disease for several years. Their remarks in…

NCAA seeks feedback on changes to tournament format and Final Four timing

The NCAA is seeking ways to improve the women’s basketball championship experience for fans, hosts and teams. As a result, the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee will conduct a survey of members and key stakeholders over the summer to…

First-ever WNBA emojis to feature 20 greatest players of all time

The WNBA released the league’s first-ever emojis, which will feature the 20 greatest and most influential players in its history. The emojis are available for free via the NBAmoji app in the Apple App Store and Google Play. In celebration of its…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-28-2016

RT @LadyVol_Hoops: #Pat …Unparalleled Impact https://t.co/LX1WpJcw76 https://t.co/jAROi4AZ5S -> RT @Vol_Sports: Fans are welcome to visit Pat Summitt Plaza today on campus. Free parking is available in the G-10 garage (east of TBA). #P… -> Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies.…

Rutgers head coach C.Vivian Stringer reflects on friendship with Pat Summitt

Rutgers head coach C.Vivian Stringer discussed her friendship with legendary coach Pat Summitt after learning about the passing of the basketball icon. Stringer and Summitt were friends since the first NCAA Final Four in 1982 and rivals in the 2007 national championship…

The sports world mourns the passing of basketball icon Pat Summitt

Legendary basketball coach and women’s sports pioneer Pat Summitt passed away on June 28, 2016 at the age of 64. There was an outpouring of reactions in the sports world and other sectors of society. University of Tennessee Obituary Pat…

Statement by President Barack Obama on the passing of Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt Obituary Nobody walked off a college basketball court victorious more times than Tennessee’s Pat Summitt.  For four decades, she outworked her rivals, made winning an attitude, loved her players like family, and became a role model to millions…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-27-2016

President Obama will honor the 2015 #WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx at the White House today at 4:45 p.m. ET https://t.co/GJrPQa8xiv -> Katie Kolinski makes history as Syracuse men's basketball's new graduate assistant coach (Syracuse|com) https://t.co/dc0LmNQAz1 #ncaa -> Geno Auriemma, UConn…

Legendary  Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies at 64

Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt Dies at 64

    “I won 1,098 games, and eight national championships, and coached in four different decades. But what I see are not the numbers. I see their faces.” Not since James Naismith invented the sport of basketball in 1891 and…

Video: President Barack Obama honors the 2015 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx at the White House

Video: President Barack Obama honors the 2015 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx at the White House

In the tradition of honoring champions in major sports, President Barack Obama welcomed the Minnesota Lynx to the White House on Monday. The President lauded the team for winning the 2015 WNBA title. As he began his remarks, he could…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-26-2016

RT @Tennessean: #BREAKING Former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt 'struggling,' family 'preparing for worst' #prayforpat https://t.co/xUmyMgHnVu -> RT @RobinRoberts: Hope you don't mind that I ask for prayers for a dear friend close to the end of her journey. Would…

Pat Summitt’s family releases statement on health of basketball legend

Pat Summitt’s family releases statement on health of basketball legend

List of Pat Summitt’s Awards The family of basketball coaching legend Pat Summitt released a statement on her health Sunday morning. The former University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach has been suffering from early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s Type for at…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-25-2016

#LifeAfterWNBA: Where Are They Now? Simone Edwards @jamhurricane interviews Betty Lennox https://t.co/y7wSoTnRtn #wnba -> RT @shimmy33: "Attention Campers….discounted weave glue at the Camp Store….today only." https://t.co/9zFRiCaJ1F -> Today's #WNBA games: Dream @ Stars, 8p ET, League Pass || Fever @…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-24-2016

Liberty's Tina Charles Receives May #WNBA Cares Community Assist Award https://t.co/s9c2P78VgZ -> Today's games: Mercury @ Mystics, 7p ET | Sky @ Liberty, 7:30p ET | Sparks @ Lynx, 8p ET | Sun @ Storm, 10p ET. TV: https://t.co/4oLZ2iUl05 ->…

#LifeAfterWNBA: Where Are They Now? Simone Edwards interviews Betty Lennox

#LifeAfterWNBA: Where Are They Now? Simone Edwards interviews Betty Lennox

Former WNBA player and Seattle Storm original Simone Edwards will be writing a column this summer on the lives of former players in the league. This is the first in the series. For more on Edwards, check out her bio at the…

Nadine Domond pens open letter to Grambling community, takes job at Rutgers

Early this week news broke that Grambling State women’s basketball head coach Nadine Domond resigned from her position to join C. Vivian Stringer’s staff at Rutgers. She played for stringer during her collegiate career at Iowa. Domond spent two years…

Phoenix Mercury signs Lindsey Harding

Phoenix Mercury signs Lindsey Harding

The Phoenix Mercury signed veteran point guard Lindsey Harding today. Harding began the season with the New York Liberty. She averaged 3.6 points and 4.2 assists in 22.9 minutes per game in five games before getting waived and heading to…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-23-2016

Today's #WNBA game: San Antonio Stars at Dallas Wings, 8:30 pm ET, League Pass/FSSW -> RT @WNBA: The LATEST Power Rankings just dropped! #WatchMeWork ? : https://t.co/sDSTtEFlmM https://t.co/4rULMGEV10 -> Nadine Domond resigns as Grambling head coach (HBCU Sports) https://t.co/RjaUScB6cU #ncaaw…

Seattle Storm to retire Lauren Jackson’s jersey on July 15

The Seattle Storm plans to celebrate the career of WNBA legend Lauren Jackson n July 15 at KeyArena with a ceremony to retire her jersey. Jackson’s No. 15 will be the first jersey retired in franchise history “As hard as…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-22-2016

Lynx escape Los Angeles as the lone undefeated team, rematch on the horizon for the West foes https://t.co/Niwk4j7jhP #wnba -> Halftime: Atlanta 37, New York 36 https://t.co/GudORSMKkX #wnba -> RT @FOXSportsSouth: .@AtlantaDream's Reshanda Gray (@Tall4Something) on what being @ASASafterschool meant…

Lynx escape Los Angeles as the lone undefeated team, rematch on the horizon for the West foes

Lynx escape Los Angeles as the lone undefeated team, rematch on the horizon for the West foes

Photos: © Lee Michaelson, all rights reserved. LOS ANGELES – The Minnesota Lynx (13-0) exerted their dominance over the league by defeating previously unbeaten Los Angeles (11-1) Tuesday afternoon at Staples Center,  72-69. The highly touted matchup had an air of…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 06-21-2016

RT @DWingsHoops: Check out #TheNewHomeTeam on the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas! https://t.co/vtRnYHbIY4 -> Success of the @LA_Sparks bolstered by a deep bench and newcomers to the team especially Essence Carson @Pr3pE https://t.co/lPu2Yqsf42 #wnba -> Ready to savor an epic…

Lynx at Sparks countdown: Game notes and audio

Success of Los Angeles bolstered by a deep bench and newcomers The Minnesota Lynx (12-0) and Los Angeles Sparks (11-0) will meet for a historic showdown of undefeated WNBA teams on Tuesday, June 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT…