'We Back Pat' to be Featured During ESPN2 & ESPNU Women’s College Basketball Telecasts

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January 9th, 2014

Pat Summit

via press release:

We Back Pat” to be featured during ESPN2 & ESPNU Women’s College Basketball Telecasts

Games fall during the Southeastern Conference’s week-long “We Back Pat” initiative 

 

Three Southeastern Conference (SEC) women’s college basketball games across ESPN2 and ESPNU on Sunday, Jan. 26, will honor former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt as part of the SEC’s “We Back Pat” initiative. No. 10 South Carolina will face Vanderbilt at 2 p.m. on ESPN2, Auburn will play Florida at 3 p.m. on ESPNU and No. 8 Tennessee will travel to Texas A&M at 4 p.m., also on ESPN2.

 

Through the game telecasts, ESPN will honor Summitt’s leadership on-and-off the court through storytelling and in-game graphics. espnW.com will have additional features relating to the legendary Tennessee coach.

 

The SEC’s “We Back Pat” is a week-long initiative focusing on bringing awareness and recognition to The Pat Summitt Foundation. The initiative includes 19 conference games January 19-26 and will promote the cause through in-arena PSAs, “We Back Pat” shooting shirts and several coaches and teams wearing the color purple.

 

Summitt and her son Tyler launched The Pat Summitt Foundation on November 27, 2011, after her diagnosis of early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type at the age of 59.

 

Summitt was the head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer basketball team from 1974 to 2012 and is now "head coach emeritus." At the helm for 38 seasons, she is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history for men's and women's teams and compiled an overall record of 1098-208. She won eight NCAA National Championships, earned 18 NCAA Final Four berths and captured 16 SEC regular-season and tournament titles.

 

To learn more about the Pat Summitt Foundation please visit www.patsummitt.org.

 

Date Time (ET) Game/Commentators Network
Sun, Jan 26 2 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina at VanderbiltJoe Davis & Katie Smith ESPN2
  3 p.m. Auburn at FloridaMelissa Lee & Maria Taylor ESPNU
  4 p.m. No. 8 Tennessee at Texas A&MPam Ward & Carolyn Peck ESPN
 
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