Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • NBA
  • 4/24 7:00 PM EDT
    MIL0
    TOR0
  • 4/24 10:30 PM EDT
    GS0
    POR0
  • 4/24 8:00 PM EDT
    WAS0
    ATL0
  • MLB
  • 4/24 7:05 PM EDT
    TB0
    Bal0
  • 4/24 7:05 PM EDT
    ChC0
    Pit0
  • 4/24 7:40 PM EDT
    Cin0
    Mil0
  • 4/24 8:05 PM EDT
    Min0
    Tex0
  • 4/24 8:10 PM EDT
    KC0
    CWS0
  • 4/24 8:40 PM EDT
    Was0
    Col0
  • 4/24 9:40 PM EDT
    SD0
    Ari0
  • 4/24 10:07 PM EDT
    Tor0
    LAA0
  • 4/24 10:15 PM EDT
    LAD0
    SF0
  • NHL
  • 4/24 1:00 PM EDT
    MIN0
    STL0
  • 4/24 1:00 PM EDT
    NYR0
    MTL0
  • 4/24 1:00 PM EDT
    CHI0
    NSH0
  • 4/24 1:00 PM EDT
    SJ0
    EDM0

Family of legendary coach Pat Summitt is "preparing for the worst"

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Pat Summitt's family is 'preparing for the worst'

Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt is struggling with early onset dementia, and according to a statement released over the weekend, her family is "preparing for the worst."

Supporters, friends and former players spoke out on Twitter using the hashtag #PrayForPat as the news of Summitt's health surfaced:

READ MORE: Olympic gold medalist Dominique Moceanu reflects on hardships after retirement

Summitt is living at a retirement center and was surrounded by family and former players on Saturday when a statement was released by the Pat Summitt Foundation:

"On behalf of Pat Summitt's family, we acknowledge the past few days have been difficult for Pat as her early onset dementia, 'Alzheimer's Type,' progresses. She is surrounded by those who mean the most to her and during this time, we ask for prayers for Pat and her family and friends, as well as your utmost respect and privacy. Thank you."

Summitt is one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball and she was a trailblazer for women in sports throughout her career. She won eight national championships at the University of Tennessee and 1,098 games total as a coach.

Tennessee v Stanford

Read more on AOL.com:
Olympics-Emotional Orozco named on U.S. men's gymnastics team
Ryan Lochte misses cut in Olympic trials, won't qualify to defend title
What Saturday's Air Jordan release tells us about Michael Jordan's politics


Follow AOL Sports on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Man Finds 5 Abandoned 'Puppies' In His Garden - Then Quickly Realizes He Made A Big Man Finds 5 Abandoned 'Puppies' In His Garden - Then Quickly Realizes He Made A Big
A Holocaust Survivor Found These Old Photographs - And Solved A Decades-Old Mystery A Holocaust Survivor Found These Old Photographs - And Solved A Decades-Old Mystery
Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts Don't Get Too Close To a Newborn Giraffe Unless You Want to Get Kicked in the Nuts