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Today's Lady Vol Hoops update brings you a variety of news from the past couple of weeks. Clips include topics involving current players Bashaara Graves, Ariel Massengale and Meighan Simmons; head coach Holly Warlick; head coach emeritus Pat Summitt; former players Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings and Kara Lawson; and even former Vol football player Peyton Manning.
-- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bashaara Graves, Ariel Massengale have golden moments for U.S. hoops
-- The Oklahoman: Competitive family, including sister Meighan, spurs Ryan Simmons to success at OSU
-- ESPN.com: Yankees join Summitt for cause
-- WNBA.com: Tamika Catchings Receives WNBA Community Assist Award Presented by State Farm
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:
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
--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Mercedes Russell)
--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Jordan Reynolds)
--SB NATION/ROCKY TOP TALK: Offseason Lady Vols news roundup extravaganza
--KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL: UT Lady Vols Hall of Famer Mary Ostrowski, 51, dies
--PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL: W.Va. Sports Hall of Famer Ostrowski dies
--PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL: We have lost a legend
--CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL: Mary O's legacy will stand test of time
--TULSA WORLD: Shock forward Glory Johnson receives WNBA All-Star berth
--LOS ANGELES SENTINEL: Candace Parker selected as Western Conference starter for 2013 WNBA All-Star Game
--espnW: Chamique Holdsclaw back on track
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