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The Tennessee Lady Volunteer volleyball team closes out the home schedule tonight at Thompson-Boling Arena and will celebrate Senior Night for Shealyn Kolosky at 6 p.m. ET As a thanks for your support all season long, admission is free for tonight's match. 

Wednesday marks the 35th meeting all-time in a dead-even series between Tennessee and Arkansas. The Lady Vols and Razorbacks have split the previous 34 meetings evenly with the series record knotted at 17-17. UT is 7-7 in Knoxville against Arkansas while holding a slight 8-7 edge in Fayetteville. Head coach Rob Patrick is 16-16 all-time against the Razorbacks, but is 9-3 in matches against current Arkansas head coach Robert Pulliza.

You can watch tonight's match on the SEC Network or catch it online HERE.


#4/5 Tennessee (4-0) plays its first road game of the 2014-15 season on Wednesday, as the Lady Vols face Chattanooga (3-2) at The McKenzie Arena (10,928) at 7 p.m. ET.

This marks the 34th meeting between the Lady Volunteers and the Lady Mocs, with Tennessee holding a 26-7 advantage in the all-time series that dates back to 1924. UT is 8-2 vs. UTC on the Lady Mocs' home floor, with the Big Orange suffering only one loss to the Lady Mocs in Chattanooga since 1973, an 80-71 setback on Nov. 9, 2012, in Holly Warlick's first game as head coach of the Big Orange.

The game will be shown on the SoCon Digital Network, which you can watch free HERE.
You can also listen live HERE.


CBS Sports Network premieres HOOPS CONFIDENTIAL: VETERANS CLASSIC, a behind-the-scenes look at the inaugural Veterans Classic at the Naval Academy, a season-opening college basketball event featuring Tennessee, VCU, Michigan State and Navy. The show debuts tonight at 9 p.m. ET.

The 30-minute show features exclusive coverage as the basketball teams from Tennessee Michigan State and VCU had the rare opportunity to get a glimpse of what life is like as a midshipman at the Naval Academy. The teams observe morning colors, tour the Naval Academy and have dinner with enlisted sailors and marines. Additionally, first-year Vols head coach Donnie Tyndall receives an honorary Navy Officer's sword.


In only her second year with the Lady Vols, junior setter Lexi Dempsey is quickly climbing up the career rankings and closing in on Tennessee records. The UT Daily Beacon's Trenton Duffer takes a closer look into Dempsey's time at Tennessee and all that she has already accomplished in Knoxville.

Earlier this season, Dempsey climbed into ninth place on Tennessee's career assist list and currently holds 1,730 career assists to her name. She also ranks seventh all-time in assists per set with 8.48.

Daily Beacon: Lexi Dempsey shows Volunteer talent on volleyball court

 



Two tough SEC matchups await the Tennessee volleyball team this weekend as it prepares to face defending SEC champion Missouri at home on Friday night before traveling to Auburn for a Sunday afternoon clash. Friday's match gets underway at 7 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena while Sunday's is slated for a 2:30 p.m. first serve. Both matches will air on SEC Network +, the online, digital component of the SEC Network. 

The Daily Beacon's Trenton Duffer previews UT's upcoming weekend.


Beacon: Tennessee VB Weekend Preview



With the Tennessee volleyball team set to wrap up its longest homestand of the season with a pair of contests this weekend, Trenton Duffer of The Daily Beacon takes a closer look at the matchups that await the Lady Vols on Friday and Sunday.

UT takes the floor for its annual Dig Pink match at 7 p.m. on Friday night against No. 13 Kentucky, while LSU arrives in Knoxville on Sunday for a 1:30 p.m. matinee. Currently, UK is in first place in the SEC with a 4-0 conference record while LSU is 2-3 in league play.



Taylor White of the Daily Beacon takes a closer look at the rise of freshman Kendra Turner up the Tennessee volleyball depth chart. 

The Louisiana native ranks second on the team in total kills and is just one of three Lady Vols to have eclipsed the 100-kill mark this season. She has 113 total kills, good for 2.57 per set, and holds the top hitting percentage (.187) on the team for players that have logged at least 200 attacks. Earlier this season, Turner hammered 19 kills against Kennesaw State -- the highest individual output for UT this year.



Ranking among the team leaders in kills, blocks, and digs, Tennessee sophomore Jamie Lea has been demonstrating the tools necessary to a six-rotation player throughout the 2014 season. The UT Daily Beacon's Trenton Duffer took a closer look into Lea's all-around game and the impact its had on the Lady Vols this year. 

Currently, Lea ranks first on the team in kills per set (2.84), fourth in digs per set (2.20), and fifth in blocks per set (0.57)

Bawcombe Coming Off Big Weekend for UT




True freshman outside hitter Kelsey Bawcombe will make her first foray into SEC play this weekend riding a strong outing over four matches at the DISH Lady Vol Classic. The California native totaled 35 kills, 31 digs, and 10 total blocks on her way to earning the honor, helping Tennessee to a 2-2 record. In the Lady Vols' gritty 3-2 win over Mercer, Bawcombe recorded her first career double-double behind a career-best 17 kills and 15 digs. She has started each of the last three matches for Tennessee. Patrick Maccoon of The Daily Beacon documents the freshman's rising role as conference play approaches. 





Former libero and VFL Ellen Mullins will receive a distinct honor on Thursday night when Father Ryan High School in Nashville retires her jersey in a pre-match ceremony at the Catignani-Drennan Fieldhouse at 5:30 p.m. CT.

In her distinguished time with the UT volleyball program, Mullins set six program records for the Orange and White. She is currently the Lady Vols' all-time leader in career digs with 1,801 scoops over four seasons. She also set the single-season marks for digs in 2013 during her senior campaign when she racked up 640 digs in 32 matches last year.

Mullins was a two-time AVCA All-American as well as a two-time AVCA All-South Region selection. Over her career, she also earned seven SEC Defensive Player of the Week accolades.

Mullins started all four seasons of her prep career at Father Ryan, garnering All-State and All-Region accolades each season. She helped Father Ryan reach the state championship match in each year of her career and was also recognized as an honor roll student.

Coco Featured in Knoxville News Sentinel



True freshman Claudia Coco was featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel on Thursday. Mike Strange profiled the rookie defensive specialist, who arrived on Rocky Top as the national high school record holder in career digs.



A freshman with a wealth of international experience already under her belt, Puerto Rico native Kanisha Jimenez has settled in nicely with the UT volleyball program. Hailing from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Jimenez has started in eight of this season's 10 matches and leads the team with 35 sets played. Displaying a well-rounded skill set, Jimenez is fifth on the team in total kills with 45, third on the team in total blocks with 24, and second on the team in total digs at 106. She recorded her first double-double of her career in a 3-1 win, posting 11 kills to go with 20 digs and has the most aces in any single game for the Lady Vols this season after dropping in four at Evansville. 

Here's a look at a feature story from the University of Tennessee's Daily Beacon, documenting Jimenez's transition to Knoxville:

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