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  • #46
    Originally posted by BillVol
    Like why don't we have gymnastics? Gymnastics outdraws women's basketball at all the schools in the SEC that have both sports. It makes money at UGA and Bama. We have thousands of girls in the state who participate in gymnastics in the academies. But what are we supposedly going to add? Either field hockey or lacrosse. What a joke. Why? Because Pat Summitt doesn't want gymnastics as competition for her basketball team..
    That's crazy if true.

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    • #47
      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2009

      TENNESSEE ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS: Eric Trainer, Associate Director (865-974-8173/[email protected])



      TENNESSEE SELECTS J.J. CLARK TO HEAD COMBINED TRACK & FIELD PROGRAM

      Led Tennessee Women To Pair Of NCAA Crowns, Six SEC Titles In Seven Years



      KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- J.J. Clark, who led the Lady Volunteers to a pair of NCAA National Championships and six Southeastern Conference titles during his seven seasons as head coach, has been chosen to lead a combined men’s and women’s track & field/cross country program at the University of Tennessee, Director of Men’s Athletics Mike Hamilton and Director of Women’s Athletics Joan Cronan announced jointly on Monday.

      “It’s a great honor to be entrusted with the combined men’s and women’s track & field program at the University of Tennessee,” Clark said. “I have great respect for the tradition of the men’s program at UT. I recognize the responsibility associated with leading this program. We intend to compete for championships.”

      Clark will assume the title of Director of Track & Field immediately and begin assembling his staff.

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      • #48
        Here's the N-S story...

        http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2009/jun ... and-field/

        utsports.com story...

        http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-track/ ... 09aaa.html

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        • #49
          Congratz to Tennessee for making a good obvious choice in JJ Clark as well as JJ for his new position. Go Big Orange.

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          • #50
            http://www.volunteertv.com/othersports/ ... 76817.html

            Q & A with JJ after being named director of track and field.

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