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Basketball writer Mechelle Voepel of espnW assesses the job first-year Tennessee head coach Holly Warlick has done this season of leading the Lady Volunteers. After losing all five starters from 2011-12 and missing three starters this year for a combined 50+ games, Warlick still guided the Big Orange to an SEC regular-season championship at 14-2, a 24-7 overall record and a ranking in the nation's top 10 entering the upcoming NCAA tournament.
Voepel used the following pull-out quote from long-time Georgia head coach Andy Landers:
"What Holly [Warlick] did was incorporate some freshmen and some players who'd played totally different roles a year ago and made them a very, very good basketball team. ... Holly took what she had and basically rebuilt Tennessee this year into a Southeastern Conference champion."
To find out the answers to Voepel's questions of "How has Holly Warlick's first season gone as head coach of the Lady Vols?" and "Who's the boss?" please click on the link below.
-- espnW: Adjusting to life as a head coach
University of Tennessee faculty, students, staff and alumni are sharing their big ideas that are making a difference in the world around them. Recent Lady Vol track & field alum Elizabeth Tiller - a 2012 graduate in public administration and Spanish - shared her big idea of improving the lives of the homeless and underprivileged through a 5K fundraiser. Check out the video below.
espnW's Michelle Smith did last season in Total Access with Stanford, the ESPN web entity will present the many sides of Tennessee women's basketball this season, with Mechelle Voepel leading off the series Wednesday with a look at the Lady Vol program.
espnW will take a Total Access look at Tennessee: the eight-time NCAA champion that has been in transition since Pat Summitt announced in August 2011 that she has early-onset dementia.
On alternate weeks, during the 2012-13 season, espnW will provide an inside look at the Lady Vols that is not so much X's and O's, but the nuts and bolts of the people and personalities that make up the Tennessee program.Click on the link below to take a look at the first installment.
Welcome to Tennessee Total Access
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Editor's Note: The Chanelle Price featurette references 2010 in the first paragraph. The Lady Vols actually won two events that season. It was 2011 when Tennessee was unable to secure a relay win in Philly.
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Former Vol Justin Gatlin advanced from the prelims to the semifinals in the men's 60m dash. He did so with a time of 6.64 that won heat seven.
In the women's 3000 meters, ex-Lady Vol Jackie Areson moved out of the qualifying round to the final. Her season-best 9:12.62 readout left her fourth in section one and eighth-fastest of the qualifiers for Sunday's final.
It was a mixed bag in the women's 800m prelims. Erica Moore finished second in section three in 2:00.24 to advance to a Sunday final as the second-fastest qualifier. Phoebe Wright, on the other hand, led her race through 400 meters but could not hold on, settling for fifth place in section one in 2:03.11.
The only non-American Tennessee product in action on day one was Patricia Hall. The Jamaican sprinter advanced out the first round of the women's 400 meters with a 52.99 readout but saw her road come to an end in that event when she checked in third in heat three of the semifinals at 53.21.
Aries Merritt (men's 60m hurdles) and Tianna Madison (women's 60m dash) will compete for the first time on Saturday, representing the United States in first-round races. Gatlin has a semifinal race and potentially a final as well on Saturday.
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A 16-time All-American during his college days in Knoxville from 2005-08, Williams ran the third leg for the USA as the Americans finished third in 39.17. Brazil seized the gold, clocking in at 38.18, while St. Kitts & Nevis moved the stick around the oval in 38.81.
That was the final Pan Am assignment for the two-person Big Orange contingent on the U.S. squad. Former Lady Vol Jackie Areson was the other, placing 11th in the 1500m run on Thursday.
Track & field (Athletics) results for the Pan Am Games can be found at the Pan Am Games Results Site
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A pair of former Tennessee track & field standouts will represent the United States on Oct. 27 and 28, when they compete in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Former Vol sprinter Rubin Williams (2005-08) and former Lady Vol distance runner Jackie Areson (2007-11) will be on hand at Telmex Athletics Stadium for the 16th edition of the Pan Am Games, which ranks as the world's second-largest multi-sport event behind the Summer Olympics. Williams is slated to run in the 4x100m relay semifinals at 3:45 p.m. ET (2:45 p.m. CT) on Thursday and in the finals at 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT) on Friday, should the U.S. advance. Areson, meanwhile, will have only one race, the 1500m final, at 6:05 p.m. ET (5:05 p.m. CT) on Thursday.
During his UT career, Williams was a 16-time All-American and five-time SEC champion, winning an NCAA Indoor title in the 200 meters in 2008 and finishing second indoors and out in the 200m in 2007. At the SEC level, he raced to indoor crowns in the 55m in 2006, and the 200m in 2007 and 2008, as well as outdoor titles in the 200m (2007) and 4x100m relay (2007).
Areson, meanwhile, was a four-time All-American and five-time SEC victor on the oval, winning an NCAA Indoor crown in the 5000 meters in 2011. She also claimed SEC crowns in the 3000m (indoors) in 2011, the distance medley relay in 2010 and 2011 and the 5000m (indoors/outdoors) in 2010. In cross country, she earned All-South Region distinction in 2006, 2008 and 2009 and was All-SEC in 2009 during a career that saw her make three appearances at the NCAA Championship meet.
To follow the track & field (athletics) portion of the 2011 Pan Am Games, please go to the
2011 Pan Am Games Results Site.
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