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Full Court Press with Bill Haltom

Join the Howard Baker Center in welcoming Bill Haltom, attorney, author, and award-winning newspaper columnist from Memphis, to discuss his most recent book, Full Court Press: How Pat Summitt, a High School Basketball Player, and a Legal Team Changed the Game.

When Victoria Cape moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, in the early 1970s, she had no idea that her desire to play basketball would change the game for women and the sport in Tennessee. At the time, the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) endorsed a different game for high school women than for men. Cape sued the TSSAA, and her lawsuit paved the way for women to play basketball by the same rules as men. A young Pat Summitt, recently elevated to head coach of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, bravely testified at the trial that ended up being an important early test of Title IX.

This event will be Wednesday, April 3rd from 3:00-4:30 pm in the Toyota Auditorium and is free and open to the public. Guests may park for free in the Vol Hall Garage by requesting a parking voucher from Baker Center staff at the event. 

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, Toyota Auditorium
1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Athletics, Law & Policy


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public


Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

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Elizabeth Woody

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