Jan 28, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Lady Volunteers head coach emeritus Pat Summitt and the current Lady Vols team stands in front of a banner being raised in her honor at Thompson-Boling Arena before the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Pat Summitt Documentary And More

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From Go Vols Xtra

 Making a documentary about the life of women’s basketball coaching legend Pat Summitt involved some risks.

The reward was the final product: “Pat XO.” That’s the opinion of those who helped produce the film and have seen it.

The film airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. on ESPN as the second installment of the “Nine for IX” series — nine films directed by women about women’s sports subjects.

 

From Rant Sports

The Tennessee Volunteers, once a true SEC powerhouse, have been stuck in rebuilding mode for the past several years. Once one of the most dominant programs in the Southeastern Conference, the Vols have consistently found themselves toward the bottom of the standings and struggle to capture wins in rivalry games.

Tennessee has been the victims of multiple coaching changes, scandals, sanctions and disappointment over the past half-decade. Fans have looked to “next year” each offseason in hope of their team finally recapturing the glory of the late-90s and early 2000s, while “next year” has failed to come.

 

From Tennessee Sports Radio

As I noted on Friday, Tennessee coaches don’t expect Dillon Bates (Ponte Vedra, Fla./High) to be the end of their recruiting victories in Florida. I’ve already detailed Nigel Bethel II, the 5-foot-8, 168-pound cornerback from Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington, who notified me last night that he’s decided to put off his announcing a commitment until he takes official visits this fall.

That still leaves plenty of other Florida prospects to detail. Here are five that Tennessee is chasing.

 

From Go Vols Xtra

Jarnell Stokes has spent his recent summers picking up medals to tote back to Knoxville.

The Tennessee men’s basketball player scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in 14 minutes as the USA Junior National Team defeated Serbia 82-68 Sunday to win gold in the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

Last summer, Stokes was apart of the USA’s win in the U18 FIBA Americas Championship in Brazil.

 

 

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