Jeff Walz attributes portion of Louisville's basketball attendance to Pat Summitt

06/28/2016 05:32 PM

Pat Summitt is as iconic as they come in any sport. The winningest coach in college basketball, developed the Tennessee Women’s program into a perennial force almost single handed. UT was averaging over ten thousand fans at their women’s basketball games, when other ranked were programs were happy to have two or three thousand.

One of those programs was the University of Louisville, and when U of L needed to make a statement at their first game in the Yum! center, Jeff Walz invited coach Summitt to do just that. Take a listen to the impact Pat Summitt had on college basketball and the impact she had on Jeff Walz.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.


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