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Do you have a question for Coach Jones, Coach Barnes, or Coach Warlick? Participate in "Ask the Coach", presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors!

Each week during football season and during basketball season (starting in January), the Vol Network will prompt fans for questions via Facebook. A handful of questions will be presented to each of the coaches during his or her respective TV show.

Play Volunteer Trivia every week from Tuesday until the following Sunday. Deadline for submissions is every Sunday at midnight.

If your answer is correct, you will be entered into a drawing to win this week's VolCalls Volunteer Trivia. The winner will be announced on VolCalls (Monday nights, 8-9 p.m.) and alerted via e-mail in order to claim his/her prize. The winner will have two weeks to respond and claim the prize.

The winner will receive a Tennessee Prize Pack compliments of Academy Sports + Outdoors (valued at $25).

This week's question:



Coaches Shows Vol Calls and The Big Orange Hotline

For more than 50 years, the Vol Network has served as the main communications link between the University of Tennessee and its fans. As the broadcast rights holder to University of Tennessee athletics, IMG College/Vol Network manages UT radio and television programming, game day publications, on-line services, venue signage and various other marketing and promotional activities related to Big Orange athletics.

The Vol Network is the exclusive producer and marketer of University of Tennessee sports programming. The network coordinates and distributes football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball radio broadcasts, a weekly coaches call-in show and weekly television coaches shows for football, men's and women's basketball.

Additional television projects include preseason television specials for football, men's basketball, and women's basketball, as well as oversight of Vol Network home video products. The Vol Network, in conjunction with the University of Tennessee, supervises the marketing of the UT athletic department's official web site, Tennessee's official game day publications for football and men's and women's basketball are also published and distributed by the Vol Network. Additionally, Tennessee's official game day publications for football, men's basketball, and women's basketball are published and distributed by the Vol Network.

The Vol Network is a division of IMG College, a subsidiary of William Morris Endeavor. IMG College is a nationally recognized sports marketing corporation with more than 500 employees. IMG College manages marketing rights to nearly 90 universities and conferences. IMG also administers the NCAA Corporate Partner Program and has high school and event management divisions.

The Vol Network staff consists of:

  • Steve Early / General Manager
  • Glenn Thackston / Associate General Manager
  • Brandon Parks / Senior Account Executive
  • Mikia Scott / Partner Services Coordinator
  • Heath Trentham / Partner Services Coordinator
  • Ben Bates / Account Executive
  • Mike Steiner / Account Executive
  • Shelby Wright / Account Executive
  • Emily Wakefield / Account Executive

Current Lineup

The Holly Warlick Show

The "Holly Warlick Show" takes Tennessee fans inside the workings of the most dominant women's basketball program in the country. This entertaining 30-minute show, which airs for nine consecutive weeks, is hosted by Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick and the Vol Network's Mickey Dearstone.

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The Rick Barnes Show

Following each game, UT head coach Rick Barnes gives an exclusive courtside interview with Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp. Fans are encouraged to stay and listen near the broadcast position.

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Vol Calls

Hosted by Bob Kesling, "Vol Calls" is the University of Tennessee's weekly, statewide coaches call-in radio show, where Tennessee fans can call in and talk with the head coaches of the Vols and Lady Vols.

The show broadcasts live from Calhoun's on the River at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday nights during football season. Following football season, Vol Calls moves to Monday nights at 8 p.m.

Big Orange Hotline

The Vol Network's "Big Orange Hotline" is a weekly, one-hour, prime time Tennessee football preview and review show presented and hosted by Dead End BBQ.

The Vol Network's Bob Kesling hosts the show, and each week he will be joined by former Vol quarterbacks Pat Ryan and Jeff Francis. Numerous special guests and former Vols will be on the show this season. Tune in for Big Orange Hotline Mondays throughout football season at 8 p.m. ET.



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