KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is wearing commemorative patches on its jerseys to honor former Lady Volunteers coach Pat Summitt, who led the program to eight national titles.
The 13th-ranked Lady Vols wore the patches Monday during a 95-56 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman. Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said the patches would remain on the Lady Vols’ jerseys all season.
The patches include a capital “P” inside a circle. The “P” is based off Summitt’s actual signature. Tennessee’s football team has helmet stickers this season with a similar logo.
Summitt died June 28 after battling early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. She stepped down as Tennessee’s coach in 2012, one year after announcing her diagnosis. Her 1,098 wins are the most of any Division I men’s or women’s coach.
Tennessee opens the season Friday at James Madison.