A College Sports Coaching Legend Retires (#tnvols)
After a storied 38 year career coaching the University of Tennessee Vols Legendary Coach Pat Summit has stepped aside. In August 2011 Summit revealed that she had been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and reported she would continue to coach as long as her health allowed it. She is the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men’s or women’s team in any division. She coached the Lady Vols to eight NCAA national championships, second only to the record 10 titles won by UCLA men’s coach John Wooden. Summitt is the only coach in NCAA history, and one of three college coaches overall, with 1,000 victories. She was named the Naismith Basketball Coach of the Century in April 2000. In 2009, the Sporting News placed her number 11 on its list of the 50 Greatest Coaches of All Time in all sports; she was the only woman on the list. In 38 years as a coach, she never had a losing season. On April 20, 2012, the White House announced that Pat Summitt would be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
Student Loan Slow Jamz at UNC (#uncslowjamz)
On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama did what no president has done before: He slow jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots on “Late Night.”
“I’m President Barack Obama, and I, too, would like to Slow Jam the News,” said Obama before taking his place on a stool and laying out his agenda.
“What we said is simple: Now is not the time to make school more expensive for our young people,” Obama said to wild applause from the college crowd at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Kent State College-feast Turns Teary (#teargasfest)
Hundreds of college students were tear gased by local police in Ohio after the crowd became “unruly” according to the Kent City Police Department. The students had gathered to celebrate College-fest a yearly party near the campus. Kent City Police were on the scene throughout the day and decided to disperse the crowd after the crowd grew and they had to break up a number of altercations on scene. Allegedly students began throwing bottles and bricks at the police officers as they tried to disperse the crowd. Officers who were outnumbered 30 to 1 felt that they had to respond with the use of force.