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Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

Pat Summitt remembered as trailblazer, intense competitor

On Jan. 26, 2012, the Tennessee women's basketball team came to Tuscaloosa, Ala., one more Southeastern Conference stop on what Briana Hutchen called Pat Summitt's "farewell tour."

It's an apt description of the longtime Lady Vols coach's final season on the sideline, if a bittersweet one, because unlike the stars and entertainers of today, who exult in the simple act of a goodbye, Summitt likely knew not whether this game would be her last against Alabama. She planned to keep going as long as possible.

But the winningest coach in Division I basketball history had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia months before, had handed off much of her day-to-day duties...

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