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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Reggie Lewis Jersey . -- Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart?will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the mens and womens athletic departments, improvements in facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.Harts announcement comes less than two months after Tennessee reached a $2.48 million settlement in a Title IX lawsuit regarding its handling of assault complaints against athletes and three months after chancellor Jimmy Cheek said he also was stepping down to return to teaching.As I thought about finishing this job well and how extremely proud I am of what everyone in our department has contributed collectively to get us to where we are today, I decided that this was a good time to set a target to wrap up my career as a Director of Athletics, Hart, 67, said Thursday in a university statement.He said the school would choose a new chancellor soon, and this decision will allow that individual to select his or her own person to this leadership role and allow me to lead us through what promises to be a very exciting upcoming year in many respects.Harts tenure at Tennessee began in September 2011 and featured major increases in fundraising, improvements in academic performance and several lawsuits.Under Harts guidance, and with help from the launch of the SEC Network, Tennessees athletic department posted a surplus of $13.1 million in 2014-15 after facing a deficit of $3.98 million in 2011-12. Tennessee student-athletes overall have posted grade point averages of 3.0 or better for five consecutive semesters.Dave has worked with our coaches to make us nationally competitive, Cheek said in a statement. He has focused on compliance and doing things the right way in the class room and on the field. His work and determination have put UT sports in a strong position for the future.Harts notable coaching hires had mixed results. Butch Jones has stabilized the football program and womens basketball coach Holly Warlick has reached three regional finals in four years since taking over for Pat Summitt, who stepped down in 2012 after winning eight national titles.But his hire of mens basketball coach Donnie Tyndall backfired. Tyndall was fired after only one season due to the likelihood the NCAA would determine he had committed major violations during his Southern Mississippi tenure. Hart hired Rick Barnes as Tyndalls replacement.Harts tenure featured a number of lawsuits as well as a branding decision that received criticism.Eight unidentified women sued Tennessee in February and said the school created a hostile sexual environment through a policy of indifference toward assault complaints against athletes.As part of a settlement reached in July, Tennessee is announcing a series of initiatives to improve its Title IX efforts and is appointing an independent commission to review the schools existing programs and make recommendations regarding sexual assault and misconduct. Hart said recently in an interview with The Associated Press that it only enhanced and increased our collective desire to be a national leader in that regard.Tennessee also faced two gender-equity lawsuits during Harts tenure.Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Volunteers strength coaches filed a suit in 2012 that said they received less compensation than employees holding similar positions and performing comparable tasks for mens teams. The plaintiffs said the discrepancy resulted from their gender or their affiliation with womens teams. The two sides reached a $750,000 settlement in January, though the costs were over $1 million once attorneys fees were included.Former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings sued the university as well as Hart while arguing that age and sex discrimination led to her forced retirement from the school where she had worked for 35 years. Jennings and the school reached a $320,000 settlement in October 2014.Tennessee announced in November 2014 that all its womens sports teams other than the basketball squad would be called the Volunteers, and the move took effect in July 2015. School officials said the basketball team could continue calling itself the Lady Vols because of the championship legacy established by Summitt.Angry fans launched a petition drive and rallied outside a board of trustees meeting to preserve the Lady Vols nickname for all womens sports. A state representative announced he would introduce legislation requiring Tennessee to refer to all of its womens sports teams as the Lady Vols. The legislation was dropped after school officials announced all womens sports teams other than the basketball squad would wear a commemorative patch honoring the Lady Vols legacy during the 2016-17 school year.Hart said he plans to remain active even after his retirement takes effect next summer.There will be another challenge out there, Hart said. I plan to continue to assist and inspire people in some manner moving forward. Right now, I am excited about what this year has in store for us on Rocky Top. John Havlicek Jersey . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. Jaylen Brown Jersey . 10 Texas Rangers jersey for one last time. Young formally announced his retirement Friday after returning to Rangers Ballpark, his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons. . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. DETROIT -- Mike Green had the best game of his career offensively, allowing Detroit Red Wings fans to truly celebrate the last home opener at Joe Louis Arena.Green scored three times for his first hat trick and Darren Helm had two goals to help Detroit beat the Ottawa Senators 5-1 on Monday night.The Red Wings are leaving the venue they have called home since the 1979-80 season next year for a new arena nearby. Red-and-white clad fans filed into the arena that has been the home of four of the franchises Stanley Cup-winning teams ready to celebrate and they werent disappointed.You could feel the energy of the fans, Green said. That led right into the opening ceremony, in through the intros and then the game. We were excited and wanted to put on a good show.Green scored twice in the first period and his third goal restored a three-goal lead with 6:36 left in the game.The 31-year-old defenseman entered the game with 120 goals in his career, which began during the 2005-06 season with the Washington Capitals and included a 31-goal season three years later.He certainly showed that hes still has a lot of ability from a few years ago, Andrew Hammond said after stopping 20 shots in his first start of the season for Ottawa. He was the difference.The Red Wings signed Green last year and he had a relatively quiet season with seven goals and 28 assists.Hes coming into this season much more comfortable, Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. He spent a whole career with another team and then he switched teams. It takes a little while as a human sometimes to adjust.Helm scored on a breakaway in between Greens goals in the first period and added a second goal with 2:56 left in the third, giving the Red Wings three goals in a 5:34 stretch.That first goal just deflated us and theres no way thhat one goal should deflate us, Senators coach Guy Boucher said. Cheap Boston Celtics Jerseys. Youre asking for trouble when you react that way to one goal.Ryan Dzingels short-handed goal midway through the second period pulled the Senators within two goals.We tried to come back in the second period, but you cant start out that way in the first period, he said.Detroits Petr Mrazek made 13 of his 31 saves in the second period to keep a relatively comfortable cushion.After beginning the season with two losses, Detroit looked determined to start strong against the previously unbeaten Senators.Detroits Jonathan Ericsson fired up the crowd by dropping his gloves and fighting Ottawas Dion Phaneuf less than 6 minutes into the game.With more scoring and fights, fans had plenty of reasons to cheer the rest of the night.The home opener is one thing for sure, but certainly it felt more a little more a playoff game, given the last home opener in The Joe, Blashill said. You could feel that energy right at the drop of the puck. Its an unreal building in terms of energy and Im sure we feed off that.Game notes The Red Wings, playing their first home game since the death of Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, honored the man known as Mr. Hockey with a video tribute during the first break in the game. Fans were asked to stand and to hold up No. 9 signs that were on each seat before the game. The Red Wings also will wear a 9 on their jerseys. Behind each net, Howe 9, is painted in red. ... Ottawa F Matt Puempel played for the first time this season, replacing Phil Varone in the lineup.UP NEXTSenators: Host Arizona on Tuesday night.Red Wings: Play Wednesday night at the New York Rangers. Cheap NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Cheap Jerseys 2019 Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping ' ' '