The women's basketball version of "he said/she said" finally took on a little substance Tuesday.
For months Tennessee coach Pat Summitt refused to answer why she canceled the annual rivalry series with UConn and deferred all explanations to Huskies' head coach Geno Auriemma. But for every "Ask Geno, he knows," that Summitt spit forth, Auriemma would respond, "Ask Pat."
Until Tuesday's news conference to wrap up the 2007-08 UConn season, that is.
Pressed several times to comment on rumors created by the public silence of the two coaches, Auriemma finally responded.
"She accused me of cheating in recruiting, but she doesn't have the courage to say it publicly," Auriemma said. "So yeah. Geno does know. I've said it."
"There are a lot of things I know about a lot of people, but that doesn't mean I cancel the series. But this is the same person who said that if the Duke fans don't treat her players right, she was going to cancel that series. So if people don't stop misbehaving, she is going to play only regular season scheduled conference games. Unless that starts to bug her."
IMHO, Geno needs to be nominated for the Massengill Douche Bag Award.