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Pat Summitt is a legend in women's basketball and one of East Tennessee's favorite heroes. Tuesday night, you can see her story like never before on ESPN.
The Nine for IX documentary "Pat XO" will make its worldwide television premiere on ESPN at 8 p.m. on July 9.
According to a press release, "Pat XO" tells the remarkable story of Summitt as it has never been told. This raw, authentic portrait takes the camera from the filmmaker's hands and places it into those who know her best. The archival footage and statistical records woven into the film provide their own insights into a woman who cared about winning but also about elevating her players and her university.
Pat's son, Tyler, is the lead storyteller, but you'll also hear from current Lady Vol head coach Holly Warlick and assistant Dean Lockwood, and players such as Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and Michelle Marciniak, UConn head coach Geno Auriemma, and admirers Peyton Manning and Kenny Chesney.
The DVD of the documentary will be available September 10 through IMG College/Vol Network, and possibly at retail outlets throughout the state. The 51 minute documentary will sell for $19.95. Pre-orders can be made online beginning July 9 at www.volnetwork.tv .
The DVD will also have bonus features that include comments from the directors and 20 additional or extended interview segments not included in the film.