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Friendship and rivalry between Conradt and Summitt sparked ascent of Women's Basketball

Jody Conradt reflects on friendship with former Tennessee head coach, who has recently been in declining health.

Long before they were inducted into a multitude of Halls of Fame, a pair of prominent women's basketball coaches made a successful attempt to enter into the Guinness Book of World Records.


The year was 1987 – just the sixth season since the NCAA began sponsorship of women's basketball – and the University of Tennessee had six days earlier christened Thompson-Boling Arena, a nearly 25,000-seat gem situated on the banks of the Tennessee River.