2005-03-23

Summitt Notches 880!


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Mega-props to University of Tennessee Women's Head Basketball Coach, Pat Summitt. The Vols 2nd-round defeat of Purdue in the NCAA Tournament was Summitt's 880th win, making her the all-time winningest coach in College Basketball. Former North Carolina Men's Coach, Dean Smith is 2nd by one victory ... and counting.

Summitt deserves all the accolades she'll get in the days and weeks to come. She has crafted a program that is year in and year out among the nation's elite.

Frankly, I'm sick of hearing the "That's nice, but Dean Smith's is still the real record." How do you figure? "Because the men play at a higher level than the women." Again, how do you figure?

Granted, if the men played the women, the men would almost always win ... except at Harvard. But the men aren't playing the women. They're playing other competitive men's teams. And the women are playing other competitive women's teams. Those who think Summitt doesn't have it just as tough as Smith did have never seen a Tennessee-UConn game.

Pat Summitt is now the winningest College Basketball Coach of all time, period. This is a monumental achievement that is overshadowed by nothing.

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