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Lady Vol Illustrated returns to the airwaves tonight at 7 p.m., on the Lady Vol Network. Lady Vol fans can tune in every Monday night for Lady Vols Illustrated, a weekly radio show featuring Lady Vol basketball Head Coach Holly Warlick, one women's basketball student-athlete and one other Lady Vol student-athlete or coach. The show is hosted by Voice of the Lady Vols Mickey Dearstone along with Knoxville News Sentinel sports writer Dan Fleser.

Tonight's Lady Vols Illustrated features head coach Holly Warlick, senior Ariel Massengale and Lady Vol softball star Annie Aldrete. The women's basketball team is coming off a 60-51 win at Arkansas where the Lady Vols cemented a 10-game winning streak. The Lady Vol softball team kicks off the 2014 season on Feb. 6 in Kennewsaw, Ga. at the Kennesaw State Tournament.

The program begins at 7 p.m. ET and fans can listen on 99.1 FM and 990 AM, as well as online at http://www.sportsanimal99.com/.

Jones, Bajakian, Jancek SportsRadio WNML Interviews

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To wrap-up of the 2014 football season including the bowl win over Iowa, SportsRadio WNML had Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian and defensive coordinator John Jancek on Sports Talk Friday afternoon with John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyams.

Listen to the entire Butch Jones interview HERE.

Listen to the entire Mike Bajakian interview HERE.

Listen to the entire John Jancek interview HERE.

#NFLVols Playoff Update

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NFC Vols
Tony McDaniel is headed back to the NFC Championship for the second year in a row. McDaniel will face the Green Bay Packers. To get to the game,  McDaniel and Seattle defeated Carolina 31-17. He recorded four tackles and had a fumble recovery in the win. 

Jason Witten and the Dallas Cowboys lost to Green Bay 26-21 on Sunday. Witten started yet again at TE and had the most receptions with six for 71 yards. 

On Jan. 3, Dan Williams with the Arizona Cardinals ended his playoff run in a 27-16 loss to Carolina. Williams started at NT and recorded six tackles.

AFC Vols
Ramon Foster and Daniel McCullers of the Pittsburgh Steelers ended their run for the Super Bowl in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, Jan. 3. Foster started at RG and McCullers saw time on the defensive line. 

Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson lost to the Colts on Sunday evening, 24-13. Manning was 26-46-211 with one touchdown. Colquitt punted six times for an average of 39.5. Jackson made the start at DT and made four tackles and was responsible for a quarterback hurry. 

Jerod Mayo's New England Patriots will play in the AFC Championship against the Colts. Mayo has been out since suffering a leg injury at the beginning of the season.


Happy Birthday - Jan. 12

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Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to current track and field thrower Deon McAdoo. He earned a personal best this past week in the men's weight throw. He rounded out the top-three finishers with another personal best mark of 18.58.
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We also wish a Happy Birthday to former track and field  Deaundra Dailey and swimmer Jenny Connolly. 
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Tennessee basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall will meet the media for his usual weekly media luncheon at noon. Look for a full video and report from the press conference here at UTSports.com shortly after.

The Vol Network's weekly Vol Calls program returns to its usual Monday night home tonight from Calhouns on the River. Tennessee coaches will join host Bob Kesling for an inside look at UT sports. You can listen on Vol Network stations across the state, including flagship stations WIVK 107.7 and WNML 99.1 FM/AM 990 in Knoxville. You can listen live online HERE
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VFL and two-time Tennessee Baseball All-American J.P. Arencibia has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles for the 2015 season, as announced by the club's this week.

While with the Texas Rangers last season, Arencibia hit nine doubles, 10 home runs and collected 35 RBI in 62 Major League games. He also played 48 games with the organization's Triple A Round Rock club, where he hit .279 with 14 homers and 41 RBI as the team's primary catcher/first baseman. On the year, his 14 home runs ranked third-best for the Express.

Entering the 2015 season, Arencibia owns a career .207 average with 64 doubles, 74 home runs and 228 RBI in 442 Major League games including parts of three seasons (2011-13) with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 458 minor league games since being drafted by Toronto in the first round (21st overall pick) of the June 2007 Draft, the 29 year old owns a .275 average.

Named a Freshman All-American selection by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger after hitting .322 with 14 home runs, Arencibia was also named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2005 with the Tennessee Volunteers. During his sophomore campaign on Rocky Top, he went on to produce a .352 average with 11 homers to claim All-America accolades from Louisville Slugger and the College Baseball Foundation (CBF) in 2006.

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Here's a look at the coverage on Arencibia's deal with Baltimore:

#NFLVols In Divisional Playoffs

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Six NFL Vols will be in action in the NFL Divisional Playoffs this weekend. 

Here's a look at the VFLs in each of the playoff games.

Baltimore at New England, Saturday at 4:35 p.m. on NBC
This game does not include any active VFLs, but each team has an injured Vol on the roster. Linebacker Jerod Mayo has been sidelined with the Patriots since the sixth game of the season after suffering a knee injury. With the Ravens, long snapper Morgan Cox also torn his ACL this season and has been out since mid-October. The Ravens also feature former Vols tailback Tauren Poole on their practice squad. 


Carolina at Seattle, Saturday at 8:15 p.m., on FOX 
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers in the second game on Saturday. Defensive lineman Tony McDaniel has started 14 games this season, making 31 tackles with the Seahawks. With the Panthers, Chris Scott has played in eight games as on offensive tackle. 


Dallas at Green Bay, Sunday at 1:05 p.m. on FOX
Tight end Jason Witten and the Cowboys advanced to the Divisional round with a comeback win over Detroit last week. Witten started all 16 regular-season games and had 64 catches for 703 yards with five touchdowns in 2014. Last week, he had five catches for 63 yards. With the Packers, running back Rajion Neal is on the team's practice squad and will not play in the game. 


Indianapolis at Denver, Sunday at 4:40 p.m., on CBS
The Broncos open playoff action against the Colts in the final game of the weekend. Peyton Manning takes on his former club in the postseason. He is one of three former Vols stars on Denver along with defensive tackle Malik Jackson and punter Britton Colquitt. Manning has been the subject of many stories this week in facing the team he played for from 1998-2011.


It's a busy radio day for the Tennessee football coaching staff on Sports Radio WNML in Knoxville. 

Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian will join Sports 180 with Josh Ward and Will West at 1 p.m. ET.

Head coach Butch Jones will be on SportsTalk with John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyamns at 3:30 p.m. ET

Defensive coordinator John Jancek will also join SportsTalk at 4 p.m. ET.

You can listen to all three interviews in Knoxville on 99.1 FM and AM 990, or you can listen online HERE.

Barnett Pegged As 2015 SEC Defensive Player To Watch

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According to Matt Stinchcomb of the SEC Network, Tennessee's rising sophomore defensive end Derek Barnett will be the Defensive Player To Watch in 2015 in the league.

SEC Network's Maria Taylor interviewed head coach Holly Warlick to preview the top-10 matchup against #9/8 Texas A&M. Watch the interview here.

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