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Catchings to Play in Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game

Former Lady Vol standout and current Indiana Fever player Tamika Catchings will participate in the third annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game as part of NBA All-Star 2014. 

The game will tip off at NBA All-Star Jam Session at Sprint Arena in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. ET prior to the 63rd NBA All-Star Game that evening. ESPN3 will provide live coverage of the game at http://es.pn/UnifiedGame.  

This year's Unified Sports Basketball Game will feature 12 Special Olympics athletes from around the globe playing alongside NBA Legends Dikembe Mutombo, Detlef Schrempf, Ron Harper, A.C. Green, and current WNBA stars Tamika Catchings, Lindsey Harding, Ruth Riley and Elena Delle Donne, a Special Olympics Global Ambassador. 

Happy Birthday - Feb. 7: Semeka Randall

On Feb. 7, former Lady Vols basketball star and current head coach of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs Semeka Randall celebrates her birthday.

Randall helped the Lady Vols to the 1998 NCAA Championship in a season where UT finished with a perfect 39-0 record. She was a member of "The Meeks" alongside Lady Vol stars Tamika Catchings and Chamique Holdsclaw, was a two-time All-American and later went on to play in the WNBA.


Improvement Paying Dividends For Mercedes Russell

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Mercedes Russell was the subject of a feature story from an online newspaper back home. Check out what Eugene Daily News reporter Corey Buchanan wrote about Tennessee's 6-foot-6 freshman.

EUGENE DAILY NEWS:
For Mercedes Russell, Improvement Has Paid Dividends

Vol Calls Tonight At 8 p.m.


"Vol Calls" airs tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville. 

Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs will be joined in person by Tennessee head basketball coaches Cuonzo Martin and Holly Warlick, as the Vols and Lady Vols both face midweek home games. The UT men welcome Ole Miss to town Wednesday night (8 p.m., SEC TV), while the Big Orange women play host to Arkansas on Thursday (7 p.m., SportSouth).

Also joining the show as a call-in guest will be Lady Vol co-head softball coach Ralph Weekly, who along with wife Karen Weekly have their squad ranked No. 1 in the NFCA preseason poll. The Weeklys were inducted into the Tennessee Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 25 at a ceremony in Nashville.

Fans may tune in across the state on the Vol Radio Network or listen online at UTSports.com/AllAccess. Listeners can ask a question by dialing 1-800-688-8657 - Verizon customers can dial #TENN - or submit a question via Facebook at VolNetwork-IMG. 


Lady Vols Illustrated

Lady Vol fans can tune in to the Sports Animal every Monday night for Lady Vols Illustrated, a weekly radio show featuring Lady Vol basketball Head Coach Holly Warlick, one women's basketball student-athlete and one other Lady Vol student-athlete or coach.

Tonight's Lady Vols Illustrated features head coach Holly Warlick, redshirt freshman point guard Andraya Carter and Lady Vol softball co-head coach Karen Weekly. The women's basketball team is coming off a 76-55 win at Texas A&M Sunday where the Lady Vols handed the Aggies their first SEC loss this year, as well as broke TAMU's 10-game home winning streak. The Lady Vol softball team kicks off the 2014 season on Feb. 7 in Statesboro, Ga., at the Georgia Southern Tournament.

The program begins at 7 p.m. ET and fans can listen on 99.1 FM and 990 AM, as well as online at http://www.sportsanimal99.com/.

Happy Birthday - Jan. 27: Former Lady Vol Taber Spani

On Jan. 27, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Lady Vol hoops star and 2013 graduate Taber Spani. Spani is currently playing professionally overseas in Poland.


Happy Birthday - Jan. 25: Meighan Simmons

On Jan. 25, we wish a very Happy Birthday to Lady Vol hoops star Meighan Simmons. "Speedy" and the No. 11/12 Lady Vols take on Texas A&M on the road on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. ET on ESPN2.


Vol Calls Returns Tonight At 8 p.m.


"Vol Calls" returns to the airwaves tonight after the Holidays at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville. Co-hosts Brent Hubbs and John Wilkerson will be joined on-site by Lady Vols assistant basketball Coach Dean Lockwood. Later in the program Bob Kesling and Vols head coach Coach Cuonzo Martin will join the show live from Baton Rouge on the eve of Tennessee's SEC season opener versus the LSU Tigers Tuesday night. 

Knoxville resident Chris Low with ESPN.com will also give a live report from the BCS National Championship Game in Pasadena, Calif.  

Fans may tune in across the state on the Vol Radio Network or listen online at UTSports.com/AllAccess. Listeners can ask a question by dialing 1-800-688-8657 - Verizon customers can dial #TENN - or submit a question via Facebook at VolNetwork-IMG. 

Happy Birthday - Dec. 17: Whitney Heeres, Nikki McCray

On Dec. 17, we celebrate the birthday of recently graduated volleyball player Whitney Heeres and legendary Lady Vol hoops player Nikki McCray. McCray starred at UT in the mid 1990s and went on to a standout career in the WNBA earning four All-Star Game starts. She is current an assistant coach at South Carolina.

Whitney Heeres 


Vol Calls - Monday Night at 8 p.m.


Vol Calls returns to the airwaves on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET, with some special football guests. Seniors Daniel Hood and Michael Palardy will be on location at Calhoun's on the River. 

Also on Monday's show will be men's basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin and women's head coach Holly Warlick. 

Listen live on the Vol Network on online at UTSports.com/AllAccess