I was just over at UConnHuskies.com and saw this. I can’t believe that the Pat Summitt doesn’t want to play us anymore. Is she scared because of the incoming recruiting class or something. I am just shocked. Maybe the players are a little happier about this.
“After sending a contract signed by the University of Connecticut to the University of Tennessee earlier this year for the next two games of our womenâ€™s basketball series (2007-08 and 2008-09), we were notified by their athletic administration that the Tennessee womenâ€™s basketball program would not be signing this contract and has made the decision to terminate the series between our institutions.
We are disappointed for UConn fans, Tennessee fans and womenâ€™s basketball fans in general who look forward to this annual event featuring the greatest womenâ€™s basketball rivalry in the nation, as recently selected by the Womenâ€™s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
We are pleased to maintain our outstanding relationship with the Southeastern Conference as we will be playing two of their member institutions during each of the next two seasons. We have finalized a two-game extension with LSU, a 2007 NCAA Final Four participant. In addition, earlier this year we signed a two-year contract with South Carolina.â€
Hopefully, there will be more about this in the morning but Jim Calhoun, UCONN’s Men’s Basketball Coach said this on a TV broadcast here in Connecticut tonight.
“Tennessee and UConn clearly, clearly are the best two coaches in women’s college basketball and that is the best game every single year,” he said. “To give it up over some, I’m sure, small detail, is ridiculous. In my opinion, the game should be played every year.”