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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

Happy Birthday - Nov. 22: Charles, Kerner, Mullins, Reynolds, Rogers

On Nov. 22, we celebrate the birthday of senior volleyball libero Ellen Mullins, who set Tennessee's career digs record this week (1,756), and Vol tennis rookie Markus Kerner.

Ellen Mullins 

We would also like to wish Happy Birthday to former women's basketball star Daedra Charles and football players Zach Rogers and Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds.

Zach Rogers 

 

Happy Birthday - Nov. 12: A. Carter, M. Goodwin, B. Wade, R. Wilks

Celebrating birthday on Nov. 12 are Lady Vol hoops star Andraya Carter, who scored 10 points in last night's win at North Carolina, senior rower Michelle Goodwin and junior soccer player Brittney Wade.

Andraya Carter Michelle Goodwin Brittney Wade

Also celebrating a birthday today is former Vols defensive back Rod Wilks.

Rod Wilks

Lady Vol Hoops Update

 

With many reports on Tennessee's shocking comeback in its season opener against Middle Tennessee, the media focused a great deal on the differences in the 2012-13 season to this year. Also included is a feature from ESPNW about the new fouling rules.

The Lady Vols head home to Knoxville after their 9 p.m. tipoff game in Chapel Hill, N.C., verses North Carolina on ESPN2 as a part of Big Monday.

-- The Tennessean: Lady Vols pose threat to young, talented UNC
-- ASSOCIATED PRESS: No. 4 Lady Vols beat Middle Tennessee
-- Washington Post: MTSU women go cold blowing lead to UT
-- ESPNW: Time for Tennessee to just play
-- News Sentinel: Tennessee vs. UNC will be something to watch
-- News Sentinel: Tennessee overcomes 12-point deficit for win over MTSU
-- News Sentinel: Memories serve as guide for Lady Vols' opener
-- News Sentinel: Warlick likely to stick with same starters for opener
-- Inside Tennessee: Lady Vols start season with win
-- Inside Tennessee: Lady Vols open regular season
-- Inside Tennessee: Lady Vols romp in opener
-- UT Daily Beacon: Lady Vols start slow, close strong to MTSU

Lady Vol Hoops Update

Just days away from its regular-season opener, Tennessee is in the news surrounding Knoxville about the potential the Lady Vols have to return to the Final Four. The Lady Vols will play their solo exhibition game tonight against Carson Newman at Thompson-Boling Arena at 7 p.m. Check out the Lady Vol Hoops Update, delivered by UPS.

Get the latest from the media on Holly Warlick's 10-person team in these stories:

--HOOPISM BLOG - Tennessee Lady Vols 2013-14: Back to the Final Four

--KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 5 things to watch in exhibition vs. Carson Newman

--KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 5 things to know about the preseason Top 25

--KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - Tennessee No. 4 in AP preseason Top 25

--ASSOCIATED PRESS - Lady Vols hope better unity produces better finish

--INSIDE TENNESSEE - Lady Vol Media Day signals season's start

--WBIR - Holly Warlick talks about upcoming season

 

Happy Birthday - Oct. 29: Dickey, Henry, Marciniak, Solernou

There are lots of birthdays with Tennessee ties to celebrate on Oct. 29.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey, a three-time All-American while pitching for the Vols in the 1990s.



Former Vols running back Travis Henry, who is Tennessee's all-time leading rusher with 3,078 yards.



All-American women's basketball legend Michelle Marciniak, the MVP of the 1996 Final Four.



Current women's swimmer senior Lauren Solernou also celebrates her birthday today.

Lauren Solernou

SEC Media Day Buzz

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The 2013 SEC Basketball Media Days were held Oct. 16-17 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Birmingham, Ala. The Lady Vols took their turn on Thursday, with head coach Holly Warlick and senior guard Meighan Simmons making the rounds and participating in interview sessions with various print, TV, radio and internet reporters and producers.  Below is some of the coverage of the event as it pertains to Tennessee women's basketball.

The Lady Vols have been picked by the media to repeat as SEC championships in 2014, and Simmons and sophomore forward Bashaara Graves have been voted to the five-player preseason All-SEC First Team. Simmons also has been predicted to repeat as SEC Player of the Year.

-- UTSPORTS.COM:
Tennessee at SEC Media Days
-- ASSOCIATED PRESS: Warlick, Lady Vols find comfort zone in Year 2
-- MOUNTAIN PRESS:
Holly Warlick making strides as Lady Vols head coach
-- CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS: Lady Vols believe they can win it all
-- KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL:
Holly Warlick not planning new approach for Lady Vols
-- WVLT-TV: Post game will be strong for Lady Vols, Vols






Lady Vol Hoops Update

 

Former Lady Vol and current record-holder for most three-pointers in a season, Angie Bjorklund was hired as Director of Operations by head coach Jennifer Mountain at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, Calif. Bjorklund played for Tennessee from 2007-2011, accumulating one national championship, three regular season SEC titles and three SEC Tournament Championships. During her time as a Lady Vol, Bjorklund was named 2010 and 2011 All-SEC First Team, 2010 and 2011 Associated Press All-American Honorable mention, 2009 All-SEC Second-Team and 2008 SEC Rookie of the Year.

Among other stories, Knoxville was selected to host the early rounds of the 2014 NCAA women's basketball tournament and the media's coverage of Tuesday's practice highlighted the beginning of the Lady Vols' 2013-14 season.

-- SANTA CLARA UNIV. - Angie Bjorklund hired as Dir. of Ops for Women's basketball

-- KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - Tennessee to host early rounds of NCAA Tournament

-- KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - Lady Vols' coaches taking the 'direct' route with point guards

-- KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL - 'Grind for 9' slogan gives Lady Vols something to think about

-- UT DAILY BEACON - Defense will be key for Lady Vols

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