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On Saturday, much of the sports world was focused on men's basketball and the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta. Still, there was very much a Tennessee presence surrounding the game's coverage.

CBS aired an interview with Pat and Tyler Summitt by Lesley Visser during the pregame show. To watch, click on the link below.

CBS Interview: Pat and Tyler Summitt fight Alzheimer's together

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ABC News' Robin Roberts conducted an interview with legendary Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt last month. Watch as they discuss her career, family, and battle with early onset dementia. Watch at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.

WatchESPN Interview: One On One With Pat Summitt

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Peyton and Ashley Manning made a special announcement on Saturday, making a $500,000 donation to the Pat Summitt Foundation. To read about that, click on the link below.

Associated Press: Peyton Manning to give $500,000 to Pat Summitt Foundation to help fight Alzheimer's disease

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In New Orleans, UT junior guard Meighan Simmons and freshman forward/center Bashaara Graves were honorable mention selections for the WBCA All-America Team. Those honors were announced on Saturday.

WBCA: WBCA Announces All-America Team

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Also in New Orleans, a future Lady Vol was in action in the WBCA All-America Game. After helping her West squad to victory at the McDonald's All-American Game earlier this week, Mercedes Russell helped the Black defeated the Purple, 74-70, at New Orleans Arena.

While Russell didn't earn MVP honors as she did in Chicago at the "Mickey D's" game, she pulled down seven rebounds and two assists to contribute to her squad's victory on Saturday.



 



Happy Birthday - April 6: Z.Luther, K.Williams

On April 6, we send Happy Birthday wishes to senior baseball infielder Zach Luther and senior women's basketball player Kamiko Williams.


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Wednesday Lady Vol Basketball Briefing (4/3/13)



The 2012-13 season ended Tuesday night for the Tennessee women's basketball team with an 86-78 loss to Louisville, but Ron Higgins of the SEC Digital Network writes that it's really just the beginning for first-year head coach Holly Warlick.

To read Higgins' take on Warlick's stab at following her coach, mentor and friend, the legendary Pat Summitt, at the helm of the Lady Volunteer program, please click on the first link below and check out some of the other articles written about Tennessee's game with the Cardinals in Oklahoma City.

-- SEC Digital Network: SEC Traditions: It's Just The Beginning For Warlick

Tuesday Lady Vol Basketball Briefing (4/2/13)

Tennessee looks to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 2008 as the Lady Vols take on Louisville at 9 p.m. ET in Chesapeake Energy Arena. See what the media are saying.

Inside Tennessee: Lady Vols seek Final Four berth
Associated Press: Tennessee the next giant up for Louisville to slay
Knox News Sentinel: Lady Vols adjust their NCAA focus to Louisville
espnW: Cards back for more vs. Lady Vols
The Louisville Courier-Journal: Louisville women focusing on victory for Final Four spot





Vol Calls - Monday Night at 8 p.m.

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"Vol Calls" at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central will feature a live report from Oklahoma City as the Lady Vols basketball team prepares to meet Louisville Tuesday night for the right to advance to the NCAA Women's Final Four. 

After Spring Break last week, Spring Football practice cranks back up on Tuesday and Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs will talk to new assistant football coach Robert Gillespie. 

In addition, UT first baseman Scott Price and sophomore tennis star Hunter Reese will be on-site guests at Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville.  

Be sure to listen to the Vol Network on UTSports.com/AllAccess

Monday's Lady Vol Basketball Briefing (4/1/13)

After defeating the No. 6 seed Oklahoma Sooners in the Sweet 16, the No. 2 seed Lady Vols will face No. 5 seed Louisville on Monday night at 9 p.m. ET. The winner will advance to the Final Four. Check out what media are saying about UT's win and upcoming contest against the Cardinals.

Knox News Sentinel: Lady Vols feeling at home in regional, advance to play Louisville
Knox News Sentinel: Baylor not the only ones 'stunned' by upset
Knox News Sentinel: Oklahoma given a (somewhat) healthy dose of Isabelle Harrison
Inside Tennessee (subscription): Lady Vols reach Elite Eight

Sunday's Lady Vol Basketball Briefing (3/31/13)

The No. 2 seed Lady Vols take on No. 6 seed Oklahoma in Chesapeake Energy Arena at 4:35 p.m. ET Sunday. Check out what the media is saying about the matchup.

Knox News Sentinel: Lady Vols will find out how well their game travels
Knox News Sentinel: Lady Vols mission will require more improvement
Tulsa World: OU must overcome Vols' image
Inside Tennessee (subscription): Simmons seeks complete game
Inside Tennessee (subscription): Media Day in Oklahoma City
espnW: No. 6 seed Sooners steal spotlight
espnW: Oklahoma City regional breakdown
The Oklahoman: Q&A: Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons
The Oklahoman: Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale reflects on last meeting with Tennessee










Thursday's Lady Vol Basketball Briefing (3/28/13)

The Lady Vols hit the road to Oklahoma City for the Sweet 16 to face Oklahoma on Sunday in a 4:35 p.m. ET contest.

Here are some of the latest stories from the media:
Associated Press: Lady Vols' Simmons emerges as more complete player
Knox News Sentinel: Not unfamiliar territory for Lady Vols, opponents in Oklahoma City regional
Inside Tennessee (subscription): Lady Vols get back to practice
The Oklahoman: Oklahoma women's basketball: Pat Summitt shaped Sherri Coale, Sooner players





Happy Birthday - March 27: Coleman, Lofton, Manning, Wade

Lots of birthdays on March 27 among the Tennessee Athletics family. 

Celebrating are junior defensive back Justin Coleman from the football team.

Justin Coleman

All-time basketball great Chris Lofton from the basketball program.


Recent women's basketball graduate Alicia Manning.


Former Vols star defensive back and longtime NFL pro Jonathan Wade.


Tuesday's Lady Vol Basketball Briefing (3/26/13)

The Lady Vols posted 68-52 win over Creighton to advance to the Sweet 16 for the 31st time in 32 seasons. Check out our Lady Vol Diaries from Monday: 

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Inside Tennessee: Lady Vols secure Sweet 16 slot
- UT Daily Beacon: Lady Vols march on to Sweet 16

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