About Dan Fleser
BiographyDan Fleser is the Lady Vols’ basketball beatwriter for the News Sentinel. He has also covered football and baseball in his time at the Sentinel, and is the biggest Pittsburgh Penguins fan this side of the Allegheny Mountains.
Dan Fleser: Lady Vols looking to have better balance with recruiting
Published 10/22/2011 at 4:49 p.m. 12 Comments
Tennessee Lady Vols might have to suffer in the short term to get roster numbers where they want them long term
Dan Fleser: Former players' bond with Pat Summitt remains
Published 09/16/2011 at 9:36 p.m. 31 Comments
Former basketball star Tamika Catchings and Semeka Randall enter Lady Vols Hall of Fame.
Dan Fleser: Only one thing rattles reporter: snakes
Published 06/18/2011 at 10:41 p.m.
A head-on encounter with a bear normally would be reason enough to channel my inner Sam Venable in recounting a day of hiking.
Fleser: Sound of silence worries Lady Vols
Published 10/16/2010 at 9:06 p.m. 12 Comments
My eyes see a better Tennessee women's basketball team this fall: deeper, bigger, more athletic and with more backcourt options.
Fleser: Guarded optimism at point guard
Published 10/09/2010 at 8:28 p.m. 4 Comments
Shekinna Stricklen again is Tennessee's starting point guard and the Lady Vols are convening another women's basketball committee to help with this important position.
Fleser: DeMoss into great detail
Published 10/02/2010 at 5:48 p.m. 17 Comments
Holly Warlick always thought that time would do a reserve pivot and someday Mickie DeMoss would return to Tennessee.
Fleser: Lady Vols needs to find its new leaders
Published 10/31/2009 at 9:43 p.m. 21 Comments
Angie Bjorklund's teammates will know what she's thinking this season. Tennessee's junior guard intends to have her say on women's basketball matters. In the process, will her teammates also know what she's been eating?
Fleser: Unusual off season for Lady Vols
Published 09/04/2009 at 10:58 p.m. 15 Comments
A memory lingers from Tennessee's 2008-09 women's basketball season. The sight of the Lady Vols scattered about a locker room like shards of broken glass doesn't fade easily.
Cierra Burdick and mother have always counted on each other
Published 05/11/2013 at 5:30 p.m. 8 Comments
Lisa Burdick left the usual ambitions to the other dreamers. Let them grow up to be doctors or lawyers. She didn’t yearn for future employment but rather a lifetime commitment.
Cierra Burdick still living up to high school pledge
Published 05/11/2013 at 5:19 p.m. 3 Comments
Cierra Burdick gathered eight teacher reccomendations, answered 10 essay questions and endured five interviews.
Tyler Summitt interviews for Chattanooga opening
Published 05/05/2013 at 6:25 p.m. 47 Comments
Tyler Summitt has emerged as a candidate to fill the women’s basketball head coaching vacancy at Chattanooga.
Parallel lines in two lawsuits against Tennessee
Published 05/01/2013 at 10:50 p.m. 54 Comments
In a three-week span last fall, two separate lawsuits were filed against the University of Tennessee by current and former athletic department employees.
Pat Summitt's 1-year contract dips from $354,375 to $85,000
Updated 05/01/2013 at 5:57 p.m. 74 Comments
Pat Summitt and the University of Tennessee have reached an agreement on a one-year extension for Summitt to continue her duties as head coach emeritus for the women’s basketball team.
With contract to expire, UT working on new deal for Pat Summitt
Updated 04/30/2013 at 5:20 p.m. 69 Comments
While Pat Summitt’s one-year deal with the University of Tennessee concludes on Tuesday, her tenure as head coach emeritus for the women’s basketball program will continue at least for another year.
Heather Mason relieved of duties as UT's associate strength and conditioning coach
Updated 04/25/2013 at 8:17 p.m. 96 Comments
Heather Mason has been relieved of her duties as associate strength and conditioning coach at the University of Tennessee.
Lady Vols golfer Sara Monberg hoping for happy ending to career
Published 04/17/2013 at 9:08 p.m. 1 Comment
With spring finally here, Sara Monberg is dressing with a purpose. The Tennessee Lady Vols golfer joked about her “farmer’s tan” as if it were a hitch in her swing.
Kamiko Williams graded high by Liberty
Published 04/16/2013 at 8:36 p.m. 21 Comments
Kamiko Williams’ eyes were not fixed on her basketball future.
Kamiko Williams picked in second round of WNBA draft
Published 04/15/2013 at 10:42 p.m. 20 Comments
Kamiko Williams was all dressed up Monday night. As the evening played out, the Tennessee women’s basketball senior had somewhere to go other than just the Volscars.
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