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UPDATE: UT Athletics brings back Lady Vols brand

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Tennessee AD Currie said the important thing now is that the Athletics department can move forward and restore the Lady Vols brand.

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Lady Vols' DeShields says she's returning for senior year

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Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields plans to return to the Lady Vols for her senior season rather than entering the WNBA draft. 

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Lady Vols' Russell says she's returning for senior season

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Tennessee center Mercedes Russell says she plans to return for her senior season.      

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Lady Vols rally to beat Florida, 74-70

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A late run by Tennessee helped give the Lady Vols a 74-70 victory over the Florida Gators on Senior Night at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Lady Vols use late surge to beat Arkansas, 59-46

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Led by Mercedes Russell's 15th double-double of the season, Tennessee took care of business over Arkansas, 59-46, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday.

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Lady lose DeShields in loss to Alabama

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Schaquilla Nunn recorded her first double-double of the season, but it wasn't enough as Tennessee fell short against Alabama, 65-57, at Coleman Coliseum on Thursday.

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No. 24 Lady Vols finish strong to beat Missouri, 77-66

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Diamond DeShields fired in 22 points, as the Lady Vols pulled away from the Tigers in the fourth quarter to win, 77-66, in Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday night.

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Lady Vols take down Florida, 85-75, next up USC

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Diamond DeShields posted an all-around performance to lead Tennessee to an 84-75 win over Florida at Exactech Arena on Thursday night.

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Lady Vols sink No. 6 Notre Dame on "We Back Pat" night

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Jaime Nared drained the winning jumper with 10.3 seconds remaining, Diamond DeShields scored 20 points and Tennessee clawed its way back to seize a 71-69 upset win over No. 6/6 Notre Dame on Monday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Middleton scores 29, Lady Vols beat Troy 110-84

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Alexa Middleton scored a career-high 29 points and Jaime Nared, Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds posted double-doubles to lead Tennessee to a 110-84 win over Troy.

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Lady Vols' comeback falls short vs. Texas, 72-67

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Tennessee made a valiant rally after trailing by 15, but fell 72-67 against #17 Texas on Sunday afternoon at the Erwin Center. 

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Middleton scores career high in 85-55 win

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Junior Alexa Middleton shot lights out in No. 13/14 Tennessee's 85-55 win over Navy on Sunday at Thompson-Boling Arena. Middleton scored a career-high 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, including 6-of-7 from behind the arc.

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Gov. Haslam joins in prayer for Pat Summitt

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Gov. Bill Haslam added his prayers Monday to others concerned about the health of former University of Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt.

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Vols fall in extra innings of regional final to Arizona

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Tennessee had its postseason run ended on Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 loss to Arizona in extra innings at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium during the NCAA Knoxville Regional final.

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No. 4 Lady Vols trounce Central Arkansas 102-47 in opener

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kortney Dunbar had 24 points and 13 rebounds - career highs in both categories - and No. 4 Tennessee opened its season with a 102-47 blowout of Central Arkansas on Sunday.    Te'a Cooper added 22 points and six assists in her college debut and Mercedes Russell had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Vols.    Tennessee scored the game's first 17 points and never looked back.    Sunday's game marked the Tennessee deb... More>>

Tennessee preps for Florida in WCWS

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Defending champion Florida leads five Southeastern Conference teams that qualified for the eight-team Women's College World Series. Alabama, Tennessee, Auburn and LSU join the Gators in the field. Florida defeated Kentucky in Super Regional play to advance. The Gators will play Tennessee on Thursday. More>>

Lady Vols bound for WCWS

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- No. 8 Tennessee punched its ticket to the 2015 Women's College World Series with a 2-1 victory over No. 9 Florida State on Friday in Game 3 of the Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee will make its seventh appearance in the Women's College World Series after previously making it to softball's grandest stage in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2013. The Lady Vols have now advanced in seven of their eight Super Regional appearances and UT improves to 15-6 all-... More>>

UT student-athletes post 3.04 GPA in spring semester

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee student-athletes have posted a 3.04 overall grade point average for the spring semester, their second-highest GPA since the school started recording sport-by-sport data on the subject in 2003. This marks the fifth straight semester Tennessee student-athletes posted an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Sixty percent of the student-athletes finished with a 3.0 or better. The team-by-team GPAs included a 2.85 for football, 2.75 for men's basketball and 3.12 for wome... More>>

Gregg's walk-off single lifts Vols over FSU

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- Meghan Gregg hit a walk-off RBI single to lift No. 8 Tennessee to a thrilling 3-2 comeback win over No. 9 Florida State in Thursday's Game 1 of the Knoxville Super Regional. Tennessee scored one run in the fifth and one in the sixth before Gregg's game-winning hit in the seventh. Florida State scored runs in the second and the third. Florida State struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI double by Victoria Daddis. Ellie Cooper was hit... More>>

#5 Lady Tide beat Vol softballers 10-3

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (UTSports.com)-- No. 11 Tennessee fell to No. 5 Alabama, 10-3, on Saturday at Rhoads Stadium. The Crimson Tide, which won Game 2 on Friday, 3-1, took the series with Saturday's victory. Tennessee won Game 1 on Thursday, 3-2. The game was halted for nearly one hour in the top of the fifth due to lightning in the area. Tory Lewis scored two runs in the loss. In the fifth inning, Gretchen Aucoin had an RBI single and Taylor Koenig drew a bases-loaded walk. Erin Gabriel (14-6) to... More>>

Final Four bid at stake as Maryland faces Lady Vols

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The expectation was placed on Holly Warlick the moment she was named as Pat Summitt's successor at Tennessee. Competing for a national title was the baseline Summitt created and even with the transition to Warlick in charge, the standard for defining success didn't change. With that backdrop, No. 2 seed Tennessee (30-5) goes into Monday night's Spokane Regional final against top-seeded Maryland, trying to get back to the Final Four for the first time since 2008. That was... More>>

Graves helps Lady Vols hold off Pittsburgh 77-67

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bashaara Graves scored 21 points and had 14 rebounds as Tennessee withstood a late rally to defeat Pittsburgh 77-67 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game Monday night. The second-seeded Lady Vols (29-5) improved to 56-0 in NCAA Tournament home games and advanced to a Spokane Region semifinal Saturday against No. 11 seed Gonzaga (26-7). Tennessee is the only program to appear in all 34 NCAA Tournaments and has reached the regional semifinals every year but 2009, when ... More>>

Input from Nike preceded Tennessee's Lady Vols decision

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Before Tennessee decided to phase out the Lady Volunteers nickname in all sports but women's basketball, Nike suggested that maintaining the nickname would be inconsistent with the athletic department's "One Tennessee" theme. The Knoxville News-Sentinel reported that a line in a document of Nike's brand audit of Tennessee (http://bit.ly/1MWYgPH ) stated that "continued use of Lady Volunteers further segments an athletic institution that is striving to be united as 'One... More>>

Graves, Lady Vols outlast Boise State 72-61 in 1st round

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bashaara Graves scored a career-high 24 points and Tennessee outlasted pesky Boise State 72-61 in an NCAA Tournament first-round game Saturday. Tennessee (28-5), the No. 2 seed in the Spokane Region, advances to a second-round game Monday with No. 10 seed Pittsburgh (20-11), which beat Chattanooga 51-40. The Lady Vols had a much tougher time than expected against the 15th-seeded Broncos (22-11). Tennessee was clinging to a 63-58 lead after Boise State's Camille Redmon ... More>>

South Carolina downs Tennessee 62-46 to win SEC tourney

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Tiffany Mitchell scored 17 points as No. 3 South Carolina earned its first women's Southeastern Conference Tournament championship with a 62-46 victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Sunday. The top-seeded Gamecocks (29-2) beat the Lady Vols for the second time in two weeks, and likely secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Mitchell was 5 for 10 from the field, while Aleighsa Welch added 14 points and eight rebounds for South Carolina - which shot 14 for 26 (53.8... More>>

Burdick leads Tennessee past Kentucky in SEC semis 75-64

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Cierra Burdick had 20 points and 11 rebounds as No. 5 Tennessee pulled away to reach the women's Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game with a 75-64 win over Kentucky on Saturday night. It's the 23rd time in 35 seasons the defending tournament champion Lady Vols (27-4) have reached the final, where they'll face No. 3 South Carolina on Sunday. They have won the tournament 17 times. Burdick was 8 of 14 from the field as Tennessee won for the fifth ti... More>>

Graves, Lady Vols roll past Georgia 75-41 in SEC tourney

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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Bashaara Graves had 13 points and 11 rebounds to help Tennessee reach the Southeastern Conference Tournament semifinals for a 22nd straight season with a 75-41 win over Georgia on Friday night. The No. 5 Lady Vols (26-4) have won the conference tournament 17 times in 35 seasons. They will face the Kentucky-Mississippi State winner on Saturday. Tennessee, which won the tournament last season when it was also the No. 2 seed, outrebounded the Lady Bulldogs (19-12) ... More>>

Lady Vols breeze past Vandy 79-49

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 26 points and tied a school single-game record with eight 3-pointers Sunday to help No. 6 Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 79-49 in the regular-season finale for both teams. Massengale went 8 of 11 from 3-point range and Tennessee (25-4, 15-1 Southeastern Conference was 12 of 22 from beyond the arc. It was the last regular-season home game for Tennessee seniors Cierra Burdick, Ariel Massengale and Isabelle Harrison, who each received a framed jersey an... More>>

Lady Vols coach Warlick has broken bone in right wrist

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Holly Warlick has a broken bone in her right wrist after slipping on the ice while on campus. Warlick said she slipped Wednesday. After coaching the sixth-ranked Lady Vols' 70-59 victory at Georgia on Thursday, Warlick had a soft cast placed on her wrist Friday. She was wearing the orange cast while leading Saturday's practice. Tennessee (24-4, 14-1 Southeastern Conference) hosts Vanderbilt (14-14, 5-10) on Sunday in the regular-season finale for both t... More>>

Lady Vols overcome injuries, top No. 10 Kentucky 72-58

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 17 points to end her slump and No. 6 Tennessee overcame the loss of starting center Isabelle Harrison to beat No. 10 Kentucky 72-58 on Sunday. Harrison, the Lady Vols' top scorer and rebounder, was carried off the court early in the second half after her right leg and right knee twisted awkwardly as she battled for a rebound. Tennessee also lost Jordan Reynolds, who was hit in the nose Thursday in a victory at Mississippi. She started Sunday, bu... More>>

Lady Vols topple Florida 64-56

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Isabelle Harrison scored 17 points and Jordan Reynolds added 13 to lift No. 6 Tennessee to a 64-56 win over Florida on Sunday. Tennessee (20-3, 10-0 Southeastern Conference) jumped out to an 11-4 lead in the first seven minutes - with all of the Lady Vols' points coming from Harrison - before Florida (11-12, 3-7) clawed its way back, making nine of its final 17 first-half shots and 6-of-8 free throw attempts to take a 30-28 lead into intermission. The Gators extended ... More>>

No. 6 Lady Vols beat No. 18 Mississippi State 79-67

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cierra Burdick scored a career-high 24 points and had eight rebounds and six assists to help No. 6 Tennessee beat No. 18 Mississippi State 79-67 on Sunday. The Lady Vols (19-3, 9-0 SEC) are 36-0 against Mississippi State (22-3, 7-3). Bashaara Graves added 17 points, including nine straight during an 11-0 run early in the second half, as Tennessee won its 17th straight home game. Isabelle Harrison had 11 points and nine assists. Tennessee hasn't lost at home since falli... More>>

No. 5 Lady Vols rally for 59-51 victory over No. 22 Georgia

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Reynolds scored 15 points and No. 5 Tennessee came from behind in the second half for a 59-51 victory Sunday over No. 22 Georgia, which lost leading scorer Shacobia Barbee to an injury. Barbee got hurt with less than three minutes left in the first half, was helped off the court and walked to the locker room on crutches just before halftime. She didn't return in the second half. Tennessee (17-3, 7-0 SEC) won despite failing to score in the first eight-plus minut... More>>

Massengale lifts No. 7 Tennessee past Arkansas 60-51

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored all 16 of her points in the second half as No. 7 Tennessee rallied past Arkansas 60-51 Sunday. The Lady Vols (14-2, 4-0 SEC) overcame a nine-point deficit in the second half and won their 10th straight game. They haven't lost since Nov. 30 and won despite shooting just 34.7 percent (17 of 49). Massengale hit four 3-pointers as Tennessee rallied from 37-28 down to improve to 26-2 overall against the Razorbacks (10-6, 0-4). All four of the senio... More>>

Carter leads No. 7 Tennessee to 57-49 win over Vanderbilt

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Andraya Carter scored a career-high 19 points and No. 7 Tennessee used a solid defensive effort to beat Vanderbilt 57-49 on Monday night. Ariel Massengale scored 12 points while Jordan Reynolds added 11 and Cierra Burdick 10 points for the Lady Vols (12-2, 2-0 SEC), who have won eight straight. Vanderbilt (8-6, 0-2) has lost four of its last five. The Commodores narrowed the gap to 47-43 late before Tennessee's Nia Moore hit a 3-pointer with 1:11 left to seal the win. ... More>>

No. 8 Tennessee women beat No. 10 Oregon St 74-63

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Center Isabelle Harrison had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 8 Tennessee beat No. 10 Oregon State 74-63 on Sunday. Freshman Alexa Middleton added 12 points off the bench as the Lady Vols handed the Beavers (10-1) their first loss. Tennessee (10-2) has now defeated two straight top-10 opponents. The Lady Vols beat Stanford 59-40 on Dec. 20. Sydney Wiese led Oregon State with 19 points on 6-for-17 shooting. Ali Gibson added 14. Middleton scored six consecutive points ... More>>

No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory. Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game losing streak in the series. Stanford went scoreless for an eight-minute stretch and made just one basket in the last 10 minutes of the first half. Stanford (6-4) has lost consecutive games for the first time si... More>>

Harrison leads No. 11 Tennessee over Rutgers 55-45

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Isabelle Harrison scored all 11 of her points in the second half and No. 11 Tennessee used a late run to beat 17th-ranked Rutgers 55-45 on Sunday. It was Harrison's first start since missing five games with a sprained right knee suffered in the opener against Penn. She had played in the last two contests coming off the bench. Trailing 43-39 with 7:14 left in the game, the Lady Vols (7-2) scored 10 straight points, including the first four by Harrison to take control. B... More>>

Lang leads No. 6 Texas over No. 4 Tennessee 72-59

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Kelsey Lang scored 18 points and No. 6 Texas continued its torrid start with a 72-59 win over No. 4 Tennessee, snapping a five-game losing streak in the rivalry. The victory was another important step in Texas coach Karen Aston's mission to return the Longhorns to the nation's elite programs. Once a women's basketball powerhouse, Texas has struggled to be a factor nationally or in the Big 12 over the last decade. But Texas started this season ranked in the Top 10 and back... More>>

Ex-Lady Vols media director, Tennessee settle suit

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings has reached a $320,000 settlement in her lawsuit against the University of Tennessee and athletic director Dave Hart. Jennings' lawyer, David Burkhalter, released a statement Thursday saying the parties had "reached an amicable settlement" and noting the $320,000 figure. The lawsuit alleged age and sex discrimination led to Jennings' forced retirement after 35 years. Jennings said, "I am hopeful my lawsuit has cast light o... More>>

Pat Summitt's new deal

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pat Summitt will remain the Tennessee women's basketball head coach emeritus next season and can continue holding the position as long as she wants it. That's according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus "in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it." Summitt has served as head coach emeritus since ending her 38-season tenure as the Lady Vol... More>>

Lady Vols to NCAA Super Regionals

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- Sophomore Lexi Overstreet hit a two-run homer and senior Ellen Renfroe struck out 10 over seven shutout frames to power No. 10 seed Tennessee to a 2-0 victory over Lipscomb in Game 6 of the Knoxville Regional to advances the NCAA Super Regionals for the seventh time in program history. Tennessee (45-10) is headed to the NCAA Super Regionals for the third consecutive year. UT will go to Norman, Okla., for the Norman Super Regional, hosted by defending national... More>>

Lady Vols Prep For Maryland

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No. 1 seed Tennessee got a taste of the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, as the team held practice and met with members of the media. More>>

Lady Vols NCAA Home Cookin Recipe Works

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After a sluggish first half, #1 seeded Tennessee took control and dominated the second half on the way to a 70-46 victory over 16-seed Northwestern State of Louisiana on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena. More>>

Lady Vols Take SEC Title, 71-70 Over Kentucky

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Tennessee captured its record 17th SEC Championship on Sunday afternoon with a 71-70 victory over Kentucky. The #6 Lady Vols have now won four of the last six SEC Tournament titles and seven of the last 10. More>>

Lady Vols Vie For SEC Title After 86-77 Win Over A & M

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Tennessee advances to the SEC Championship game for the 22nd time in the 35-year history of the tournament. More>>

Lady Vols Top South Carolina 73-61

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Tennessee clinched the No. 2 seed in the SEC Tournament with the victory over the regular-season champion Gamecocks, who will have the No. 1 seed in Duluth later this week. More>>

Lady Vols Fend Off Missouri, 56-50

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A year after suffering an upset defeat at Missouri, Tennessee withstood a pesky Tigers team to win 56-50 on Sunday. More>>

Tennessee Sweeps UTC Netters

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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 dual at No. 27 Tennessee Sunday.
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Lady Cats First Win in Knoxville since 1985

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Kentucky won in Knoxville for the first time since 1985 as the #18 Wildcats upset #8 Tennessee, 75-71, before a season-high 15,664 fans at Thompson-Boling Arena. More>>

Lady Vols Come Back on 'Bama, 64-54

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No. 10 Tennessee rallied from down by as many as 15 points to beat Alabama for the 40th consecutive time, 64-54, on Sunday at Foster Auditorium. More>>

Lady Vols Roll Over Texas A & M 76-55

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In a return to her homestate, senior Meighan Simmons had one of her best games of the season, a 76-55 Tennessee win at Texas A&M. More>>

Tennessee dropping adidas in favor of Nike

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Tennessee becomes the second high-profile school to leave adidas in the last few weeks, after Notre Dame also ended its relationship with the company. More>>

Lady Vols Fall To Vanderbilt 74-63

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Eighth-ranked Tennessee suffered a 74-63 defeat at Vanderbilt on Sunday evening. The win was just the ninth for the Commodores all-time against the Lady Vols in 71 meetings. More>>

Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt honored with plaza, statue

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Players and coaches past and present flocked to Knoxville Friday morning to honor legendary coach Pat Summitt at the dedication of the new "Pat Summitt Plaza" on the University of Tennessee campus More>>

UT announces plans for "Pat Summitt Plaza" on campus

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KNOXVILLE (WRCB/UT) - The University of Tennessee announced on Wednesday its plans to honor Hall of Fame coach and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Pat Summit in a spectacular and lasting way. Plans More>>

Lady Vols head to the Women’s College World Series championship

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One night after a tense 1-0 win over Washington, Tennessee found itself back in another pressure-cooker at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. More>>

Peyton Manning makes $500,000 gift to Summitt Foundation

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Pat Summitt, and her son Tyler expressed their sincere thanks and appreciation. More>>

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A Tennessee tradition: Lady Vols' top spot earns Holly Warlick honor

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Warlick was voted by her peers Tuesday as the SEC coach of the year after guiding the Lady Vols to a 23-6 record and a 14-2 league mark. More>>

SEC games to support Pat Summitt Foundation

During 17 games in 14 cities across the Southeastern Conference this week, college basketball players will be showing their support for the Pat Summitt Foundation and encouraging awareness of Alzheimer's disease. More>>

Pat Summitt honored with Andrus Award

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Tennessee leaders are proud but not surprised that Pat Summitt, a legendary basketball coach and courageous Alzheimer's advocate, is being honored with AARP's national Andrus Award. More>>

Pat Summitt initially felt forced out by Tennessee

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Pat Summitt said in an affidavit that she initially felt she was being forced to step down as the Lady Vols' basketball coach by Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart, who later told Summitt that she had misinterpreted his comments. More>>

Pat Summitt to receive USTA award named for King

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Former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt will receive the U.S. Tennis Association's Billie Jean King Legacy Award, which honors people who have helped change the global cultural landscape. More>>

Phoebe Wright falls short in 800m Olympic Bid

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The former Red Bank High runner and Signal Mountain native finished fifth in the women's 800-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team Trials at the University of Oregon's Hayward Stadium. More>>

Pat Summitt notches first hole-in-one on TN golf course

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The hall of fame hoops coach demonstrated her deft touch with a golf club at Seveirville Golf Club, knocking in her very first hole in one on Friday afternoon More>>

Pat Summitt to be honored by White House next Tuesday

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Tennessee Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt will be a guest at the White House next Tuesday where President Barack Obama will award her a Presidential Medal of Freedom. More>>

UGA and Bama win, Lady Vols upset in NCAA softball openers

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Georgia and Alabama softball claim wins in the opening game of their NCAA Regionals, but Tennessee was upset by Miami (Ohio) in a 1-0 loss More>>

Warlick adds Kyra Elzy as assistant coach

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Tennessee coach Holly Warlick has hired Kyra Elzy as her new assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, bringing another former Lady Vols player back to campus. More>>

Pat and Tyler Summitt honored by Alzheimer's Association

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Legendary Lady Vols' head coach Pat Summitt and her son, Tyler, were presented with the Sargent and Eunice Shriver Profiles in Dignity Award at the Alzheimer's Association National Dinner on Tuesday night. More>>

Tennessee's Pat Summitt working on memoir

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Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, who last week announced she was stepping down after 38 years at the University of Tennessee, has a book deal. More>>

Warlick's UT challenge: meeting Summitt's standard

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Holly Warlick has her work cut out for her as Tennessee's new women's basketball coach. She is replacing Pat Summitt, which has been compared to following Dean Smith at North Carolina, John Wooden at UCLA or Bear Bryant at Alabama. More>>

Summitt: It was a 'privilege' to coach at Tennessee

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After 38 years at Tennessee, the Hall of Fame coach who won more games than anyone else in NCAA college basketball talked about the move on the court named for her after her 1,000th win. More>>

Friends, former players react to Summitt's decision

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Pat Summitt is not going very far, but the fact that she's going anywhere other than the Tennessee women's basketball sidelines is still seen as a significant blow to women's basketball and all of women's athletics. More>>

Reaction from Pat Summitt's decision to step down

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With word that Pat Summitt was stepping down after 38 seasons as the head of Tennessee women's basketball, colleagues, former players and friends spent time remembering the iconic coach. More>>

Tennessee QB Bray developing quietly this spring

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With much of Tennessee's focus this spring on improving the Volunteers' running game and putting in a new defense, quarterback Tyler Bray is working away a bit under the radar. More>>

Pat Summitt chosen Tennessean of the Year

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Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt has been chosen Tennessean of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. More>>

Georgia, Lady Vols split dramatic softball doubleheader

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Krysten Sandberg broke up a no-hitter with a solo homer with two outs in the seventh and the tenth-ranked Lady Bulldogs rallied to beat ninth-ranked Tennessee 3-1 in eleven innings in the opener of an SEC doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Mickie DeMoss leaving Summitt's Lady Vols staff

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Veteran coach Mickie DeMoss is leaving Pat Summitt's Tennessee staff to take a position with the WNBA's Indiana Fever. More>>

Report: Summitt decision won't come this week

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Associate head coach Holly Warlick told the Knoxville News-Sentinel that Summitt plans to discuss the situation with her assistant coaches next week after a trip to the Final Four this weekend. More>>

Focus now on Pat Summitt's future with Lady Vols

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Associate head coach Holly Warlick's tears brought home the possibility this was the last run for the 59-year-old Summitt, who hasn't said whether she will return next season. More>>

Summitt, Lady Vols fall short of Final Four

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Brittney Griner had 23 points, 15 rebounds and nine blocks before being ejected with less than a minute left and top-seeded Baylor rolled over Tennessee 77-58 Monday night to advance to the Final Four. More>>

Summitt expects better effort from team vs Kansas

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The Tennessee Lady Vols have been doing a little daydreaming during practice and Pat Summitt says they better snap out of it. More>>

Lady Vols softball upsets unbeaten Alabama

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The Tennessee softball team used a pair of home runs to knock off the nation's No. 1 team for a second time this season, handing SEC rival Alabama its first loss in a 5-2 victory in front of 3,135 fans in the nighcap of a doubleheader at Rhoads Stadium on Wednesday night. More>>

No. 11 Kansas upsets Deleware to earn date with Lady Vols

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Angel Goodrich scored 27 points to lead 11th-seeded Kansas past third-seeded Delaware and the nation's leading scorer, Elena Delle Donne, with a 70-64 win Tuesday night. More>>

Summitt, Lady Vols into Sweet 16 after beating DePaul

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Shekinna Stricklen scored 17 points, and Glory Johnson grabbed a season-high 21 rebounds to lead Pat Summitt and Tennessee past DePaul 63-48 Monday in the second round of the NCAA tournament. More>>

Lady Vols' Johnson, Stricklen named first-team all-SEC

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But Kentucky has pulled off another sweep of the awards, this time for The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference women's basketball team. More>>

Lady Vols get No. 2 seed, UT-Martin in NCAA Tournament

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The Lady Vols drew a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament on Monday night and will face 15th-seeded Tennessee-Martin, where Summitt played from 1970-74. More>>

Stricklen powers Lady Vols into SEC quarterfinals

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Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points in the second half to lead Tennessee to a 68-57 win over Vanderbilt on Friday in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals. More>>

Vandy tops MSU in Fanning-Otis' finale to earn date with Lady Vols

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Christina Foggie scored 18 points, and Vanderbilt beat Mississippi State 67-51 Thursday afternoon in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. More>>

Johnson leads 3 Lady Vols earning SEC postseason honors

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Senior forward Glory Johnson was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and joined fellow senior Shekinna Stricklen on the All-SEC first-team roster, while Ariel Massengale was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. More>>

Arkansas upsets Lady Vols 72-71 in overtime

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Lyndsay Harris scored 20 points and hit a pair of free throws with 6 seconds left to help Arkansas beat No. 10 Tennessee 72-71 in overtime on Thursday night. More>>

Lady Vols Stricklen, Burdick receive SEC honors

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The Southeastern Conference has named Tennessee senior forward Shekinna Stricklen its player of the week and forward Cierra Burdick freshman of the week. More>>

Stricklen leads Lady Vols over Mississippi State

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Shekinna Stricklen had 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 13 Tennessee to a 57-41 victory over Mississippi State on Thursday night. More>>

Statement Made: Lady Vols rout No. 7 Kentucky, 91-54

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Meighan Simmons scored a season-high 25 points and No. 13 Tennessee routed No. 7 Kentucky 91-54 on Monday night. More>>

No. 11 Lady Vols' struggles continue with loss

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In a matter of eight days, Tennessee has lost twice in the Southeastern Conference, a prospect backed off her longtime commitment to the program and they're out of the top 10 for the first time this season. More>>

Vandy pulls away late to upset Lady Vols

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Tiffany Clarke scored 23 points, and the Vanderbilt Commodores upset No. 11 Tennessee 93-79 on Thursday night for their fifth straight win overall and a very rare victory over their in-state rival. More>>

Lady Vols bounce back with rout of Auburn

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Glory Johnson had 14 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 8 Tennessee beat Auburn 82-61 on Sunday. More>>

South Carolina snaps 40-game losing streak to Lady Vols

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Markeshia Grant scored 27 points and South Carolina beat No. 8 Tennessee 64-60 on Thursday night for its first win over the Lady Volunteers since 1980. More>>

No. 7 Lady Vols bounce back to beat Alabama

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Shekinna Stricklen scored 14 points and Glory Johnson added 13 to lead No. 7 Tennessee to an 86-56 win over Alabama on Thursday night. More>>

Lady Vols suffer historic loss at No. 2 Notre Dame

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Skylar Diggins matched a season high with 27 points Monday night and No. 2 Notre Dame routed No. 7 Tennessee 72-44, holding the Vols to their lowest scoring output in school history. More>>

No. 9 Tennessee women beat LSU 65-56

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Meighan Simmons scored 19 points as No. 9 Tennessee beat LSU 65-56 on Thursday night. More>>

Lady Vols Notes: Stricklen day-to-day with knee sprain

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Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee's leading scorer, has a sprained right knee and is listed day-to-day; Ariel Massengale is the SEC's co-Freshman of the Week More>>

Lady Vols' Johnson named SEC player of the week

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Tennessee senior forward Glory Johnson has earned the Southeastern Conference player of the week honor for a second week in a row. More>>

Lady Vols pull away from Georgia for easy win

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Glory Johnson had 22 points and 13 rebounds as No. 6 Tennessee pulled away from No. 16 Georgia 80-51 on Thursday night. More>>

SEC planning "We Back Pat" week to support Summitt

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The 12 members of the Southeastern Conference is planning a "We Back Pat" week to show support for Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and the foundation she created to support efforts to fight Alzheimer's. More>>

Lady Vols' Johnson named SEC player of the week

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The SEC named Johnson player of the week on Monday after she averaged 15 points and 12 in wins against Old Dominion and Auburn during the past week. More>>

No. 7 Tennessee tops Auburn 73-52 in SEC opener

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Meighan Simmons scored 20 points and the No. 7 Tennessee women pulled away late in opening Southeastern Conference play Sunday with a 73-52 victory over Auburn. More>>

No. 7 Lady Vols crush Old Dominion

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Glory Johnson had 16 points and 11 rebounds as No. 7 Tennessee cruised to a 90-37 win over Old Dominion on Wednesday night. More>>

Ogwumike carries No. 4 Stanford past No. 6 Lady Vols

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Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored a career-high 42 points and No. 4 Stanford beat sixth-ranked Tennessee 97-80 on Tuesday night in one of women's basketballs best rivalries. More>>

Stricklen leads No. 6 Lady Vols over Rutgers

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Shekinna Stricklen scored 22 points and sixth-ranked Tennessee used a late run to beat No. 11 Rutgers 67-61 on Tuesday night. More>>

Tennessee's Massengale expected to miss 2-3 weeks

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Tennessee point guard Ariel Massengale is expected to miss between two and three weeks with a dislocated finger. More>>

Lady Vols' Summitt named SI's Sportswoman of the Year

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Pat Summitt joined an elite group of sports superstars when it was announced that she, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, are the 2011 SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year. More>>

Ariel Massengale named SEC freshman of the week

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Tennessee point guard Ariel Massengale has received her first Southeastern Conference freshman of the week honor. More>>

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Tennessee receivers coach 'retiring'

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Tennessee receivers coach Charlie Baggett will not return to the Volunteers' staff next season. More>>

No. 8 Tennessee cruises to 82-43 win over MTSU

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Cierra Burdick had 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 8 Tennessee routed Middle Tennessee 82-43 on Tuesday night. More>>

Pat Summitt recipient of AARP Inspire Award

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Tennessee's Pat Summitt is among a dozen recipients of AARP The Magazine's Inspire Awards in the wake of the coach's announcement that she has dementia. More>>

Third-ranked Lady Vols hold off No. 7 Miami 92-76

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Taber Spani scored 20 points and third-ranked Tennessee outlasted No. 7 Miami 92-76 on Tuesday night in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic. More>>

Spani leads Lady Vols to easy exhibition win

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Junior guard Taber Spani scored 22 of her 25 points in the first half and the Tennessee women's basketball team cruised to a 93-45 exhibition win over five-time NAIA champion, Union, Tuesday evening at Thompson-Boling Arena. More>>

Lady Vols crush Carson-Newman in exhibition opener

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No. 3-ranked Tennessee women's basketball team used a 27-2 run across the end of the first half and start of the second to pull away from Carson-Newman in a 105-40 exhibition win at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday evening. More>>

Summitt focuses on hoops while managing dementia

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Pat Summitt has handled the talk about her dementia diagnosis the same way she manages Tennessee basketball and her life: with control and determination. More>>

Two Lady Vols on Wooden Award preseason list

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Senior forwards Shekinna Stricklin and Glory Johnson were both selected as part of a group chosen by a poll of national college women's basketball media voters. More>>

Summitt, Lady Vols excited to return to work

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Pat Summitt says she is glad to be back at practice with her Tennessee squad after revealing during the offseason that she's been diagnosed with dementia. More>>

Lady Vols' Spani has surgery on left elbow

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Tennessee junior guard Taber Spani will miss three to four weeks after having surgery on her left elbow to remove scar tissue buildup. More>>

Summitt to receive Maggie Dixon Courage award

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Pat Summitt will receive the Maggie Dixon Courage award when she brings her Tennessee Lady Vols to the sixth annual Classic that honors the former Army coach. More>>

Alyssia Brewer no longer with the Lady Vols

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Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said in a statement released Thursday that she and Brewer had met and "came to an agreement that she would no longer be a member of the team" but did not say why. More>>

People don orange to show support for Pat Summitt

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Thanks to an informal campaign publicized on Facebook and Twitter, people across the nation were wearing orange on Friday to show support for Summitt, who announced on Tuesday that she's been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. More>>

Lady Vols' Summitt reveals dementia diagnosis

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The 59-year-old Hall of Fame coach surprised the sports world Tuesday by saying she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia—the Alzheimer's type. More>>

Supporters speak out in wake of Summitt's announcement

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In the wake of her announcement Tuesday, support poured in from current and former players, fellow coaches, friends and UT alumni, as well as various individuals from every corner of the sports landscape. More>>

Lady Vols finish SEC play 16-0

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Angie Bjorklund scored 17 points and No. 4 Tennessee completed its ninth undefeated run through Southeastern Conference play with an 80-60 victory over LSU on Sunday. The Lady Volunteers (28-2, 16-0) won their conference games by an average 24.1 points. More>>

Lady Vols remain perfect in SEC, 65-57 over Vandy

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Shekinna Stricklen scored 14 points and Lauren Avant added 11 off the bench and No. 4 Tennessee rallied from one of the Lady Vols' worst first halves ever and beat Vanderbilt 65-57 Sunday for their 15th straight win. More>>

Lady Vols stay perfect in SEC, 73-53 over Auburn

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Shekinna Stricklen scored 18 points and Glory Johnson had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead No. 5 Tennessee to a 73-53 victory over Auburn on Sunday for the Lady Vols' 10th straight win. More>>

#6 Lady Vols take down #3 Stanford in OT, 82-72

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Meighan Simmons scored 23 points, including a 3-pointer to force overtime, and No. 6 Tennessee used free throws to pull away in the extra session and beat No. 3 Stanford 82-72 on Sunday night. More>>

Ice cold shooting dooms #6 Lady Vols vs #2 Baylor

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Brittney Griner had 21 points, nine blocks and provided a giant obstacle on nearly every defensive stand carrying No. 2 Baylor to a 65-54 victory over No. 6 Tennessee on Tuesday night. More>>

Lady Vols cruise past (21) Texas, 92-77

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Angie Bjorklund scored 20 points in the first half and Meighan Simmons added 18 to lead No. 8 Tennessee to a 92-77 victory over No. No. 21 Texas on Sunda More>>

Georgetown hands Lady Vols first loss

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Sugar Rodgers scored 28 points to lead No. 12 Georgetown to a 69-58 victory over No. 4 Tennessee on Saturday in the Paradise Jam. More>>

Ex-Vol Phoebe Wright sets career best in 800m at Prefontaine Classic

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Former University of Tennessee standout Phoebe Wright, who recently signed a contract with Nike, dipped below the two-minute mark in the 800 meters and placed fourth against an international field Saturday at the Prefontaine Classic. More>>

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