Reaction on Summitt reaches the Senate

Reaction to Pat Summitt

Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt calls a play during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball tournament regional semifinal against Ohio State, Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Reaction to Pat Summitt's decision to step down as Lady Vol Head Basketball Coach even reached the U.S. Senate floor. Two rivals laid down the hatchet to talk about her impact on the game.

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander said, "it's hard for people outside of Tennessee to understand how much Pat
Smmitt has been a part of the lives of so many citizens."

"She sets the standard and has set the standard and I join in your praise of her," Connecticut Senator Joe Leiberman commented. "If Gino Ariema was here he would have at least echoed what I have to say."


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 148029955 - local8now.com/a?a=148029955