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Pat SummittPlease join us this Friday, November 22, as we celebrate the greatest basketball coach ever, Lady Vols Basketball Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt, with the dedication of Pat Summitt Plaza.

The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. We will dedicate the plaza, at the corner of Lake Loudoun Boulevard and Phillip Fulmer Way, and unveil a bronze statue of Coach Summitt.

This historic day gives us all a special opportunity to thank Coach Summitt for her nearly forty years of service. A lifelong mentor to hundreds of Volunteers, Coach Summitt set the standard for excellence in college athletics and academics. We are proud that she is a member of the Big Orange family and grateful for all she has given to our university.

Just inside our campus’s most traveled entrance, Pat Summitt Plaza will serve as a gateway to welcome visitors to our campus. It also will be a permanent and inspiring reminder of her legacy.

Roadways around the plaza will begin to close at 9:00 a.m. to accommodate the many people we expect to join us for the event. For more traffic information, visit Tennessee Today.

This will be a very special Big Orange Friday for our campus. I look forward to seeing everyone in their orange for this exciting event.

Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek