President Barack Obama will award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Pat Summitt, who is stepping down as the winningest basketball coach in the NCAA, eight months after her diagnosis of early onset dementia.
It’s into the third hour of a University of Connecticut women’s basketball practice and coach Geno Auriemma isn’t happy. A practice-squad player, an unheralded sophomore, keeps hitting jump shots over Maya Moore, the Huskies’ three-time All-American senior.
University of Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said he doesn’t care that his team is the top seed entering the national women’s college basketball tournament. It only matters if the Huskies finish No. 1.