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The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame announced its 2015 class of women to be inducted. Included in the list of 11 women is former Lady Vol Tamika Catchings. Catchings is the recipient of the Indiana Fever Silver Medal, which included Hall of Fame induction. The Silver Medal is given in recognition of contributions to Indiana high school basketball by someone other than a high school player or coach.

At Tennessee, Catchings was a four-time All-American and consensus 2000 National Player of the Year. She has been with the Indiana Fever for 14 years and is a nine-time WNBA All-Star, 11-time all-WNBA selection and a member of three U.S. Olympic Gold Medal teams.She leads the league in free throws and steals and is third in scoring and fourth in rebounds in WNBA history. As an advocate for her community, she is a two-time winner of the WNBA Sportsmanshop Award, WNBA Community Assist Award and has been nationally recognized for her contributions to society. 

Catchinfs will be honored and inducted on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame's 14th Annual Women's Awards Banquet in Indianapolis.





It's a busy Tuesday on the Hill!

First, Tennessee men's basketball assistant coach Chris Shumate will join Vince Ferarra on the News Sentinel Sports page on Sports Radio WNML in Knoxville at 10:15. You can listen in Knoxville on 99.1 FM and AM 990 or online right HERE.


Tennessee Football returns to the practice field today as preparation for the Iowa Hawkeyes in the TaxSlayer Bowl continues. Full coverage with comments from Tennessee assistant coaches will be available right here at UTSports.com when practice concludes around 2 p.m. ET. 


Tonight, the Lady Volunteer basketball team returns to action against Wichita State. This marks the first meeting between these schools, but Lady Vol head coach Holly Warlick (as Pat Summitt's assistant) coached both WSU head coach Jody Adams (1989-93) and assistant Bridgette Gordon (1985-89) during their playing careers at Tennessee. The game will be televised by the SEC Network. 

You can also watch live online HERE.
The Lady Vol Network Radio broadcast can be heard HERE.
Live Stats are available HERE



Inside The T - Wednesday's Look Ahead

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.

Lady Vol Hoops Briefing (11/20/14)

Coach Holly Warlick and selected players met with media on Wednesday afternoon. Warlick addressed the four-guard system and her thoughts on the team thus far. See what she had to say:

This Friday the 4/5 Lady Vols take on Winthrop at 7 p.m. in Thompson-Boling Arena. Check out some of the stories from the media:


Happy Birthday - Nov. 12

Today, we celebrate the birthdays of Lady Vol hoops player Andraya Carter and senior soccer player Brittney Wade!

Andraya CarterBrittney Wade

Lady Vols Basketball Update



On Wednesday, Oct. 29, the Tennessee women's basketball team held its 2014 Media Day at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Check out the recap video of the day's events and what local media had to say about the Lady Vols:

The Daily Beacon: Dunbar's 'consistent' 3-point shot adds another element to Lady Vol offense

Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols look to carve out identity

Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols confident in Harrison's star potential

Knoxville News Sentinel: Isabelle Harrison not at a loss for words or game

Former Lady Vol Graves Perseveres

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(Photos by Saul Young)

Liza Graves, a Knoxville local, played for the Lady Vols basketball program as a guard under Pat Summitt from 1975-78. The News Sentinel went one-on-one with Graves about her love for the month of October, the official month of breast cancer awareness, and her story of overcoming cancer. 

Happy Birthday - Sept. 30

Happy Birthday to former Vol Fred Weary of football and current Lady Vol Cierra Burdick of women's basketball!

Fred WearyCierra Burdick

Weary started in all 12 games of his senior year on the offensive line. He was a leader on the line helping former Vol Travis Stephens to set the single-season rushing record. Weary had an NFL career with the Texans and Browns, starting in 43 of 63 games played.

Burdick, a senior forward, was named to the 2014 SEC All-Tournament team and received conference academic honors. She started in 25 of 35 games played in her junior season. Burdick averages 7.1 points per game and 5.47 rebounds per game.





Happy Birthday - Sept. 29

Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to two current Vols, Jasmine Jones of women's basketball and Owen Williams of football.

Jasmine JonesOwen Williams

Jones, a sophomore, has played in 69 games in her career, starting in eight. She averages 4.8 points per game and 3.71 rebounds per game. 

Williams, a redshirt junior, is a transfer from Butler C.C. and has played in all four games so far this season. He has 11 tackles on the season.



Parker Named to All-WNBA First Team



Former Lady Vol Candace Parker was named to the 2014 All-WNBA First Team. Parker was named the league's MVP in 2013. Finishing the season, Parker was averaging 19.4 points alongside 7.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks. Parker led her team, the Los Angeles Sparks, in points, blocks and steals. Parker's average for the 2014 season was the second-best in her career. 

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