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

There are 32 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Sep 24, 2007, titled UConn's Auriemma says Summitt isn't honest about ending rivalry. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

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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Kelsey Rukse

Plainville, CT

#22 Sep 26, 2007
Pat summitt hurt woman's basketball for her own self interest! I will miss the rivalry. and I'm from Fla. It was fun to watch on TV!
rocky topper

AOL

#23 Sep 26, 2007
Kelsey Rukse wrote:
Pat summitt hurt woman's basketball for her own self interest! I will miss the rivalry. and I'm from Fla. It was fun to watch on TV!
that is rediculous.....how many lady vol/uconn games have you physically attended?
Orange Sky Vol Fan

Parsons, TN

#24 Sep 26, 2007
I have been to every Lady Vol homegame since 1989. I go to UT sporting events so I know a lot about sports.
rocky topper

AOL

#25 Sep 26, 2007
Orange Sky Vol Fan wrote:
I have been to every Lady Vol homegame since 1989. I go to UT sporting events so I know a lot about sports.
Same here buddy. Season Football Tickets, Season Men's Basketball and Season Lady Vol Tickets... I haven't missed a football game (home and away) in over 18 years.... Men's basketball?(well, i go to all the home games, but i don't typically do the away games--although I have done a few....Lady Vols? I NEVER miss a game, and I always follow them throughout all post season play... I live for TN Sports.
Bout time

Ringgold, GA

#26 Sep 26, 2007
Charter Vol wrote:
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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 !
Why the venom? This isn't a very nice thing to say. Is there an old rivalry between the two of you?
MWB

Lenoir City, TN

#27 Sep 27, 2007
Goouch wrote:
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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..........
Your concerns are shared by many uneducated locals so take comfort in that. Y'know the same folks who idolize people like Cas Walker and Wal-mart. Citizens who freely trade a future for a pay day today.

When that school actually focus' on education I'll be impressed. That isn't likely to happen anytime soon, so let's forget about it and do some tailgating on our way to a game where the outcome effects nothing for anyone.

GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!
Treaty Pro

Dickson, TN

#28 Oct 3, 2007
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“WAR ENDS AMERICANS COME HOME!!”

Since: Oct 07

PLAINVILLE CONNECTICUT

#29 Oct 3, 2007
Rocky Topper wrote:
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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!
HEY NUM NUTS!!!!! ALL YOUR TITLES WERE IN THE LAST CENTURY, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY? UCONN 4 TENN 1 IN THE NEW MILLINIUM.......
H'MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM LMAO

Since: Aug 07

Gainesville, FL

#30 Oct 3, 2007
FREDDY KOOL wrote:
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HEY NUM NUTS!!!!! ALL YOUR TITLES WERE IN THE LAST CENTURY, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY? UCONN 4 TENN 1 IN THE NEW MILLINIUM.......
H'MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM LMAO
just beacuse diana turanisorus carried ya'll you got the lead for now - fred not so cool this year...huh?
TEAM ME

Rogersville, TN

#32 Oct 3, 2007
I will miss this rivalry game. It's always "the game" I look forward to every year. Always exciting to watch. I will still support the Lady Vols, but I don't think it was a good decision.

“A fun Republican Folk Singer”

Since: Jul 07

Maryville

#33 Oct 3, 2007
I do believe that this decision has hurt the Lady Vol program and womens basketball in general. "

It will because i t was one game she and the LVOLS could be sure would FILL the House Of Pearl.

As great as the Lady Vols are they still have yet to find that magic "thing" that will put more than 8 thousand or so in the big house. I have never seen them play there but from the TV games I have seen they are really talented and fun to watch!

I can't see how dropping a team that helps them sell out is a good idea?

This year what used to be the HIGH seats are now very expensive. Mine are center court but not low and when I called about moving I was told to hang on to what I had! We have not missed a home
game since Pearl arrived and with the new box deals this year should be really fun! It is GREAT to have basketball BACK at UT!

Since: Aug 07

Gainesville, FL

#34 Oct 4, 2007
Walker Johnson wrote:
I do believe that this decision has hurt the Lady Vol program and womens basketball in general. "
It will because i t was one game she and the LVOLS could be sure would FILL the House Of Pearl.
As great as the Lady Vols are they still have yet to find that magic "thing" that will put more than 8 thousand or so in the big house. I have never seen them play there but from the TV games I have seen they are really talented and fun to watch!
I can't see how dropping a team that helps them sell out is a good idea?
Teams alter schedules all the time. If our program is so weak that omitting a "sell out game" is "bad for women's basketball in general" then we really dont have much. IMO, aside from the wins/losses, UT athletics integrates honor and sportsmanship - is it so wrong to choose the moral "high road"? Geno is a snake and when you play with snakes etc...

After all, Pat's wisdom and leadership has brought nothing but success, why question her now?

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