KNOXVILLE — The boom microphones hovered like construction cranes above Tennessee's first official practice of the women's basketball season.
"I was hoping they wouldn't get hit by a ball,'' Lady Vols senior forward Alicia Manning said. "I figured it was for Pat."
She figured right.
UT coach Pat Summitt's offseason announcement that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type increased the media turnout Wednesday and created a skyline of sorts at Pratt Pavilion.