John Adams: Mercedes Russell takes first shot at expectations
Published 11/4/2013 at 11:09 p.m. 4 comments
The Mercedes Russell era of Tennessee women’s basketball got off to an inauspicious start in Monday night’s 115-31 exhibition victory over Carson-Newman at Thompson-Boling Arena. It began on the bench.
Mike Strange: Mercedes Russell can help the Lady Vols' dynasty endure
Published 10/30/2013 at 10:24 p.m. 3 comments
There she was in the 6-foot-6 flesh Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena, wearing her No. 21 Lady Vols jersey, chatting with the media.
Mercedes Russell's basketball role fits her nicely
Published 10/19/2013 at 5:43 p.m. 2 comments
Candace Parker 'humbled' by WNBA MVP
Published 9/19/2013 at 10:09 p.m. 1 comment
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker won the WNBA MVP on Thursday, making her the fifth player in league history to receive the award twice.
UPDATED: Candace Parker honor spices up Lady Vols' 2013-14 schedule
Published 8/27/2013 at 11:55 a.m. 3 comments
Tennessee women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced the Lady Vols’ 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday following the unveiling of this season’s SEC league slate from the conference office earlier in the day. Along with the schedule, UT also announced it will ...
Candace Parker sets WNBA All-Star scoring record
Published 7/28/2013 at 2:21 p.m. 2 comments
UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Candace Parker put on a show in her All-Star debut.
Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings voted starters in WNBA All-Star game
Published 7/19/2013 at 2:19 p.m. 1 comment
NEW YORK — Elena Delle Donne became the first rookie to lead the WNBA All-Star voting when the starters were announced Thursday night.
Candace Parker wins ESPY for Best WNBA Player
Published 7/18/2013 at 1:57 p.m. 2 comments
Candace Parker was too busy playing basketball to accept another ESPY on Wednesday night.
Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings nominated for ESPYs
Published 6/27/2013 at 11:36 p.m. 2 comments
Former Tennessee Lady Vols women’s basketball All-Americans Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have been nominated for 2013 ESPY awards in the category of best WNBA player.
John Adams: Despite runner-up finish, softball remains UT's best title opportunity
Published 6/5/2013 at 6:17 p.m. 23 comments
One national championship opportunity often leaves fans thinking about the next one.
Lady Vols have recent history playing in Oklahoma City
Published 3/29/2013 at 6:58 p.m. 1 comment
Jimmy Delaney tells a good story about Tennessee’s last NCAA women’s basketball tournament trip to Oklahoma City.
Lady Vols' Simmons emerges as more complete player
Published 3/27/2013 at 4:55 p.m. 14 comments
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons has bounced back from a disappointing sophomore season to emerge as the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer in her junior year.
John Adams: Falling short of potential not an option for Taber Spani
Published 3/22/2013 at 7:18 p.m. 6 comments
Don’t call Taber Spani a team player. The description shortchanges her.
Mercedes Russell named Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year
Published 3/20/2013 at 12:28 p.m. 41 comments
During her recruitment, Tennessee signee Mercedes Russell made clear her admiration for Candace Parker.
Tennessee will retire jerseys for Dale Ellis, Candace Parker, Monica Abbott
Updated 2/28/2013 at 8:23 p.m. 32 comments
Tennessee will retire the jerseys of basketball players Dale Ellis and Candace Parker and softball players Monica Abbott, the school announced today.
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