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On August 9, we celebrate the birthdays of current Tennessee swimmer Miles Garner, former Vol football walk-on Chris Cates, former Tennessee men's basketball player Clint Newman and Lady Vol hoops stars Shyra Ely and Chamique Holdsclaw.

Miles Garner Chris Cates

Chamique Holdsclaw Shyra Ely

Manning Latest Lady Vol To Enter Coaching Ranks


Former University of Tennessee basketball standout Alicia Manning has become the latest in a long line of Lady Vols who have gone into the coaching ranks.  Manning, who played at UT from 2008-12, has been hired as an assistant coach at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio.

Manning, who hails from Woodstock, Ga., is believed to be the 49th player from the Lady Vol program to enter the coaching ranks following her basketball career.  She is the 39th of those coaches to work in the college ranks.

To read JCU's announcement of the hiring, please click on the link below:

Former UT Standout Alicia Manning Hired At John Carroll University





Celebrating birthdays on July 30 are current Vols Marques Pair of the football team and Ryan McFall of the swimming & diving squad. 

Marques Pair Ryan McFall

Former men's basketball player Rob Jones, who ranks third all-time in games played (130), and former Lady Vol hoops and current Seattle Storm star Shekinna Stricklen also celebrate birthdays today.

On July 27, we celebrate the birthdays of three former Tennessee athletes. Happy birthday to women's basketball great and current member of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock Glory Johnson, former Vol wideout and current Tennessee Sports Radio host Jayson Swain and former Vol hoops player Anthony Richardson.

Lady Vol Hoops Update

It's been an active news week in Lady Vol Land.

Holly Warlick talked about raised expectations for her 2013-14 Tennessee team.

UT Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart talked about the upward trajectory of the Tennessee Athletics Department as it has worked its way through a transitional time.

Two newcomers, Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds, are focusing on summer school and off-season conditioning.

There was news, both happy and sad about former UT players.

Lady Vol all-time greats Tamika Catchings, Glory Johnson and Candace Parker were named to the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game on July 27.

Tennessee legend Mary Ostrowski lost her battle with multiple myeloma last Friday. Her celebration of life will be held on July 27 in her hometown of Parkersburg, W.Va.

All-time Tennessee leading scorer and rebounder Chamique Holdsclaws talks about getting her life back on the right track and dealing honestly with some mental health issues.

Below is a collection of stories that cover those topics.

--ASSOCIATED PRESS: Tennessee Lady Vols raise expectations in Holly Warlick's second season

--ASSOCIATED PRESS: Tennessee Vols AD says program on verge of rebound

--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Mercedes Russell)

--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Jordan Reynolds)

Offseason Lady Vols news roundup extravaganza

KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL: UT Lady Vols Hall of Famer Mary Ostrowski, 51, dies

Happy Birthday - July 21: Antonio Carter, Tamika Catchings

On July 21, we wish Happy Birthday to current Vol middle distance runner Antonio Carter. Also celebrating is legendary women's basketball player and current member of the Indiana Fever Tamika Catchings. A three-time Olympic gold medalist, Catchings captured her first WNBA Championship in 2012. 

Antonio Carter

Restless Simmons Has Past On Her Mind, Eyes On The Future

Tennessee has one senior on the 2013-14 women's basketball roster, but 2013 SEC Co-Player of the Year Meighan Simmons brings plenty of scoring punch and unbelievable quickness to the equation for Holly's Warlick's second edition.

Steve Megargee of Associated Press talked to Simmons last week about her goals for the upcoming campaign and the disappointing memory of an Elite Eight loss to Louisville that left the Lady Vols just short of a trip to the Final Four in a season where UT advanced beyond the expectations of nearly everyone.

Read what Simmons had to say below:

-- Associated Press: Loss in NCAA tourney motivates Lady Vols' Simmons

So Much Love For "Pat XO"