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Missy Whittemore on SEC Volleyball

Missy Whittemore has known the ins and outs of Southeastern Conference volleyball for nearly two decades, first as an All-SEC setter at Florida and, for nearly a decade, as a college volleyball analyst for Sun Sports and CSS.

Four weeks into the 2011 SEC volleyball campaign, Whittemore sat down with the SEC Digital Network to give her analysis of the season so far.

To read Whittemore's entry, including her thoughts on Tennessee, visit Five Questions.

SECSports Blog About Rob Patrick's 300th Win

The SEC Digital Network's Sean Cartell recently posted a blog about the importance of Tennessee head coach Rob Patrick's 300th win and what he has done to help legitimize the sport of volleyball in the Southeastern Conference over the last 15 years.

What Patrick has meant to Southeastern Conference volleyball, however, can't go unnoticed. Consistently turning out teams that have competed with the top squads in the nation gave the SEC legitimacy and respect among other conferences. 

To read the complete story, visit Cartell's Chatter: 300 Wins to Change a League

Lady Vols Close to Re-Entering Top 25

The Lady Vols are close to being back in the national top 25 volleyball poll following an undefeated weekend in Blacksburg, Va.

Tennessee (7-2) received 63 points in the AVCA Coaches Poll, which was released Tuesday evening. The Lady Vols are ranked 26th, behind Ohio State, which has 76 points. 

Tennessee was ranked in the 25 for school-record tying 19 consecutive polling periods before the team dropped to 26th on Aug. 29 despite starting the year 3-0 after winning the Comcast Lady Vol Classic.

California is ranked first in the poll, followed by Stanford and Illinois.

For a look at this week's full rankings, click here.

In other polls: The Lady Vols are ranked No. 23 in the RickKern.com poll and 27th in the Pablo Rankings.

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