When I was a student at UT, one of the big rivals for the Lady Vols were their close competitors, the Lady Commodores of Vanderbilt (this was right as the Lady Vols/U-Conn rivalry was heating up). At one time, it was so intense and so well-played that the teams added an extra meeting between the two squads each year.
Tennessee guard Shanna Zolman, center, gets a shot away as she slips by Vanderbilt's Ashley Earley, right, in the first half on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, in Nashville, Tenn. Zolman led Tennessee with 20 points as No. 8 Tennessee defeated No. 17 Vanderbilt, 79-65
Oh, how the times have changed.
Yesterday, the Lady Vols took care of business again--I think this is the 7th time in a row we've beat the Lady Dores--here in Nashville. And this was after getting down by 15 and looking like Vandy was gonna run us out of the gym. Just goes to show you what a great coach can do to rally her troops.
The Lady Vols' win over Vandy made my sports-viewing afternoon since the early NFC game was over by halftime and the Colts...well, the Colts just couldn't get it done yet again against the Patriots.
I hope the Steelers just run the Patriots out of the building like they did earlier this year, though Cower's tendency to choke in the AFC Championship Game at home has me worried the damn Pats will make it to the Super Bowl again. I'm so sick of hearing about them....just go away already.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 1/17/2005 04:03:00 PM