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Vol Calls - Monday Night at 8 p.m.


Vol Calls returns to the airwaves on Monday night. Join us at Calhoun's on the River as assistant women's basketball coach Dean Lockwood will be an in-person guest. Also joining the show will be softball co-head coach Ralph Weekly. 

Listen in at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Lady Vols Claim 17th SEC Regular Season Title

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The Lady Vol basketball team claimed its 17th SEC regular season title Thursday night at Thompson-Boling Arena with an 82-72 victory over Texas A&M. It is the first SEC regular season crown under head coach Holly Warlick. Senior Kamiko Williams led the squad with a career-high 18 points, while her fellow senior Taber Spani added eight as the duo won their third SEC regular season championship. The Lady Vols were picked to finish fourth by the media in the SEC preseason poll, and were tabbed to place fifth in the SEC coaches preseason poll.

Warlick has been a part of 16 of Tennessee's 17 regular season league championships. As a senior, she led UT to its first regular season title in school history in 1980. She has been involved with every championship since with the exception of 1985.

Check out highlights and the senior tribute from last night's game:


Also see what the media had to say about the Lady Vols' victory:
ESPN.com: No. 8 Tennessee 82, No. 13 Texas A&M 72
Associated Press: Lady Vols seal outright title
Knox News Sentinel: Lady Vols win SEC, but Ariel Massengale, Isabelle Harrison injured
Inside Tennessee (subscription): Lady Vols claim Warlick's first SEC title
Rocky Top Talk: SEC CHAMPIONS
UT Daily Beacon: Lady Vols clinch SEC title on Senior Night

Catchings to Hold Clinic, Speak at FCA Banquet

Former Lady Vol and three-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings will speak to the FCA's Road to Victory banquet on March 5 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Catchings will conduct a basketball clinic earlier that day at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The clinic is open to girls from any area middle school, high school, recreational league, Upward or AAU team. The first 300 registering receive FCA bags. Anyone interested in attending the free clinic must register by Friday, March 1, by calling 423-877-3561.

Catchings led the Indiana Fever to its first WNBA title last fall and was named the WNBA Finals MVP.

Times Free Press: Wiedmer: Catchings great catch for FCA

Vol Calls - Monday Night at 8 p.m.

Vol Calls returns to the airwaves tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT live from Calhoun's on the River. Calling in to join in the action will be men's basketball Cuonzo Martin, women's basketball coach Holly Warlick and baseball coach Dave Serrano. 

Listen Live starting at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on the Vol Network or via UTSports.com/AllAccess

Summitt to be Featured in "Nine for IX" Series

Lady Vol Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt will be featured in ESPN Films and espnW's "Nine for IX" series, which will air on this summer.

The documentary series focuses on women who have made an impact on the sports world and paved the way for females in athletics. The entire series was shot and put together by female filmmakers.

Summitt's feature titled "Pat XO" is produced by Robin Roberts, and her son, Tyler, acts as the lead storyteller. It also shares recollections from Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings, Michelle Marciniak and Peyton Manning, to name a few.

Summitt is the winningest coach in the history of NCAA basketball, with a 1,098-208 record (.840). She spent 38 years at the helm of the Lady Vol basketball program, coaching eight NCAA Championships and 32 combined Southeastern Conference titles.

The series premieres on July 2 on ESPN and the films will air over consecutive Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. ET. You can check out an intro into the series from Robin Roberts and Pat Summitt here.

espnW: ESPN Films and espnW Announce Nine for IX




Vol Calls - Monday Night at 8 p.m.


Be sure to tune into Vol Calls on Monday night, coming to you live from Calhoun's on the River. Women's Basketball Coach Holly Warlick will be on site starting at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Men's coach Cuonzo Martin will join the show on the phone around 8:15 p.m.

The featured guest will be Super Bowl Champion Morgan Cox of the Baltimore Ravens, who will join the show around 8:40 p.m.

LISTEN LIVE on UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Graves Burying the Competition

Lady Vol freshman standout Bashaara Graves has been a dominant factor in Tennessee's success this season. The 6-foot-2 Clarksville native has racked up a team-best nine double-doubles, which is third overall in the SEC,  and leads all freshmen in the league in scoring (14.6 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg). She has been honored as SEC Freshman of the Week on four occasions this year, the most any player has been recognized this season.

Among Division I freshmen, Graves is fourth in scoring, sixth in rebounds, and second in field goal percentage (51.2 percent). Her field goal percentage is 35th overall in the nation.

Division I Freshmen Scoring (overall national rank at beginning)

118. Briahanna Jackson, UCF

15.3

141. Talia Walton, Washington

15.0

160. Lia Galdeira, Washington State

14.7

163. Bashaara Graves, Tennessee

14.6


Division I Freshman Rebounding (overall national rank at beginning)

7. Jillian Alleyne, Oregon

12.2

27. Schaquilla Nunn, Winthrop

10.6

31. Riana Byrd, San Jose State

10.3

59. Joy Adams, Iona

9.5

69. Imani McGee-Stafford, Texas

9.2

91. Bashaara Graves, Tennessee

8.7


Division I Freshman Field Goal Percentage (overall national rank at beginning)

34. Breanna Stewart, Connecticut

51.4%

35. Bashaara Graves, Tennessee

51.2%


Graves has scored in double figures in 21 of 24 games this season, and 14 of those instances were more than 15 points. She's also led the team in rebounding 13 times, more than half of the games this season.

Aside from her standout statistics, Graves has came up big for UT in close match ups this season, including making needed free throws in UT's overtime victory at Florida, and scoring the game-winning shot at LSU with .8 seconds left in the game.

Check out what media are saying about the Tennessee newcomer.

-Swish Appeal: Bashaara Graves: The fire within
-The Daily Beacon: Graves brings more than skill to Lady Vols
-WBIR: Rapid Fire: Bashaara Graves
-Associated Press: Freshman Graves emerges as force for Lady Vols
-Associated Press: Injuries leave Lady Vols weak at post;Freshmen must step forward vs. Bulldogs
-Knox News Sentinel: Responsibility is growing for Lady Vols' Bashaara Graves
-espnW: Tenn Questions with Graves

Happy Birthday - Feb. 14: Justin Harrell, Kara Lawson

A pair of former Tennessee stars celebrate their birthdays on Valentine's Day. 

On Feb. 14, former football star Justin Harrell celebrates his birthday. Harrell was a 2007 NFL first-round selection by the Green Bay Packers and won Super Bowl XLV.


Also celebrating on Feb. 14 is Lady Vols legend Kara Lawson, who has had a star career on and off the court in the WNBA and as a broadcaster on ESPN since graduating from Tennessee



Catchings Featured at 2013 Sears Shooting Stars

Five-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year and three-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings will represent the Eastern Conference at the 2013 Sears Shooting Stars as part of the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night this Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Toyota Center in Houston.

The former Lady Vol standout guided the Indiana Fever to the 2012 WNBA title and earned Finals MVP honors along the way.

Also representing the Eastern Conference from the WNBA is Swin Cash of the Chicago Sky. NBA Eastern Conference participants include Miami Heat's Chris Bosh and Brooklyn Nets' Brook Lopez. The NBA Legends of the East squads are Muggsy Bogues and Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins.

For the Western Conference, James Harden of the Houston Rockets and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder will represent the NBA and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx and Tina Thompson of the Seattle Storm will play on behalf of the WNBA. NBA legends Sam Cassell and Roberty Horry round out the Western Conference's representatives.

Team New York defeated Team Texas in last year's competition, with former Vol Allan Houston featured on Team New York.

Sears Shooting Stars is part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, an all-inclusive skills showcase, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Toyota Center in Houston and will be televised live by TNT at 8 p.m. ET.  The other events consist of the the Taco Bell Skills Challenge, a contest of top guards working against the clock to complete a series of passes, free throws, layups and agility drills; the Foot Locker Three-Point Contest; and the Sprite Slam Dunk contest. For the first time, State Farm All-Star Saturday Night will feature a new format that pits the Eastern Conference against the Western Conference in a night of competitions that will raise money for charity.

The Sears Shooting Stars contest features one current NBA player, one current WNBA player and an NBA legend on each team. There are six numbered shooting locations of increasing difficulty, with each team attempting to make all shots in numeric order in the fastest time. Each team will select a specific player rotation to follow throughout the competition. Each shot must be made before the next player begins shooting in succession. Teams have up to two minutes to complete the entire shooting course.

Lady Vol Illustrated/Vol Calls - Monday Night at 7:30 p.m.


This week prior to the regularly scheduled Vol Calls at 8 p.m., Head Coach of the Lady Vols basketball team Holly Warlick will take part in Lady Vol Illustrated at 7:30 p.m. followed by freshman Bashaara Graves around 7:45 p.m.

Head coaches Butch Jones as well as Cuonzo Martin will be in-person at Calhoun's on the River tonight for "Vol Calls" on the Vol Network at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central. Jones will kickoff the show at 8 p.m. ET followed by wide receiver coach Zach Azzanni at 8:20 p.m. ET and concluding with Martin at 8:35 p.m. ET

Fans can listen across the state on the Vol Radio Network or online at UTSports.com/AllAccess.


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