UConn's Auriemma says Summitt isn't honest about ending rivalry

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Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma says Tennessee coach Pat Summitt isn't being honest about the Volunteers' decision to end the universities' yearly basketball series.
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sms1313

Atlanta, GA

#1 Sep 24, 2007
Tell Geno to kiss where I can't !!!! Leave Pat alone. She does what she thinks is right for the Lady Vols and if I'm not mistaken she has for the past 25-30 years and I think that gives her the right to have as much influence on the program as she wants.
dirtywhiteboy

Medford, WI

#2 Sep 25, 2007
i'd like to see pat and geno lace up the gloves and duke it out. i bet pat could take him.
MWB

Knoxville, TN

#3 Sep 25, 2007
It's just a game. "I gotta break free" Pat is a weirdo anyway

Since: Jul 07

Vonore, TN

#4 Sep 25, 2007
MWB wrote:
It's just a game. "I gotta break free" Pat is a weirdo anyway
Your first sentence is such an understatement and the second one is just as far off the mark also.. But you do have the right to your opinion which also gives me the same right..My opinion of you is that you are a total idiot...... Pat is one of the great things that is going on with UT and has been for years..........
Curious

Knoxville, TN

#5 Sep 25, 2007
I am curious as to why this is ending...great rivalry...????
Charter Vol

Linden, TN

#6 Sep 25, 2007
Many things are being said. The main issue is the Lady Vols fans and their fear of getting beat. To keep the cash rolling in the Coach shut the series down. It's simple, clear, and in the vein of business.

Since: Aug 07

Gainesville, FL

#7 Sep 25, 2007
old news
Joey

Friendsville, TN

#8 Sep 25, 2007
Charter Vol,

If the Lady Vols or their fans have this fear of grtting beat, why do they have the toughest schedule in basketball?
Joey

Friendsville, TN

#9 Sep 25, 2007
Sorry I meant getting beat
Charter Vol

Linden, TN

#10 Sep 25, 2007
Well, there are only about four teams in the entire sport and they refuse to play one of them.

If you want the facts I'll tell ya...

Geno has told recruits and their parents that if they want their daughter to be pressured to be homosexual then allow her to attend UT.

Pat Summitt is angered over this and has refused to play UConn in the regular season. IMO setting up a huge game in the Women's tourney.
somethingtosay

Mitchell, GA

#11 Sep 25, 2007
Shut up Geno, Pat is the queen and she can do what she wants....she has been doing just that for the past 25+ years and doing it VERY WELL!!
rowens

United States

#12 Sep 25, 2007
I would like to see the series continue. They both are good for womens basketball.
Alba Toy

Clarksville, TN

#14 Sep 25, 2007
It's "I want to break free".
MWB wrote:
It's just a game. "I gotta break free" Pat is a weirdo anyway
Pete

Knoxville, TN

#15 Sep 25, 2007
Unless and until Pat reveals the reason she terminated the series with Uconn, all sorts of rumors will fly around. Why can't the truth be made public? I do believe that this decision has hurt the Lady Vol program and womens basketball in general.
Doug

United States

#16 Sep 25, 2007
Pat has earned the right to do anything that she want to at this point. She is the most successful basketball coach ever. When you are the CEO of basketball, you can do anything you want to do. Go Vols!!
Rocky Topper

AOL

#17 Sep 26, 2007
Pete wrote:
Unless and until Pat reveals the reason she terminated the series with Uconn, all sorts of rumors will fly around. Why can't the truth be made public? I do believe that this decision has hurt the Lady Vol program and womens basketball in general.
that is a ludicrous statement. if you attend the lady vols' games, then you know this is not going to shake it's loyal following. it has not nor will it hurt the lady vol program. as for women's basketball, all the great historical rivalries include the lady vols, so they will just create a new rivalry. if anything, it will hurt UConn. i had heard that it involved unfair recruiting practices with Geno....i think she has her reasons to keep it private, and that might be where it helps women's basketball.
Rocky Topper

AOL

#18 Sep 26, 2007
Charter Vol wrote:
Well, there are only about four teams in the entire sport and they refuse to play one of them.
If you want the facts I'll tell ya...
Geno has told recruits and their parents that if they want their daughter to be pressured to be homosexual then allow her to attend UT.
Pat Summitt is angered over this and has refused to play UConn in the regular season. IMO setting up a huge game in the Women's tourney.
I heard exactly the samething. Geno is an @SS! I will miss the series, but I won't miss having to look at that bastard either!
Charter Vol

Linden, TN

#19 Sep 26, 2007
Well, you should also know that even the Lady Vol program stays in the negative and is dependent on "other revenue" to support itself. Thus, it is not possible to "hurt" the program mentioned. Yes, even with Coach Pat Head-Summitt.

Look into it.
KarnsWasHere

Greer, SC

#20 Sep 26, 2007
Auriemma is probably the only coach in all of sports that I hate.(And that includes my old T-Ball coach who yelled at me unmercifully when I caused the team to miss the playoffs.)

Like Rocky Topper, I'll miss the series, but I won't miss Gino's big mouth.
Charter Vol

Linden, TN

#21 Sep 26, 2007
KarnsWasHere wrote:
Auriemma is probably the only coach in all of sports that I hate.(And that includes my old T-Ball coach who yelled at me unmercifully when I caused the team to miss the playoffs.)
Like Rocky Topper, I'll miss the series, but I won't miss Gino's big mouth.
What a joke. You stink the same as you did that day. That t-ball coach was accurate ! Look at all you've failed at in your life !

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