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On April 19, we send Happy Birthday wishes to legendary Lady Vols Basketball player Candace Parker.
On January 2, the University of Tennessee honored one of the greatest female basketball players of all time, as Candace Parker's jersey was retired in Thompson-Boling Arena.
Today's Lady Vol Hoops update brings you a variety of news from the past couple of weeks. Clips include topics involving current players Bashaara Graves, Ariel Massengale and Meighan Simmons; head coach Holly Warlick; head coach emeritus Pat Summitt; former players Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings and Kara Lawson; and even former Vol football player Peyton Manning.
-- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bashaara Graves, Ariel Massengale have golden moments for U.S. hoops
-- The Oklahoman: Competitive family, including sister Meighan, spurs Ryan Simmons to success at OSU
-- ESPN.com: Yankees join Summitt for cause
-- WNBA.com: Tamika Catchings Receives WNBA Community Assist Award Presented by State Farm
It's been an active news week in Lady Vol Land.
Holly Warlick talked about raised expectations for her 2013-14 Tennessee team.
UT Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart talked about the upward trajectory of the Tennessee Athletics Department as it has worked its way through a transitional time.
Two newcomers, Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds, are focusing on summer school and off-season conditioning.
There was news, both happy and sad about former UT players.
Lady Vol all-time greats Tamika Catchings, Glory Johnson and Candace Parker were named to the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game on July 27.
Tennessee legend Mary Ostrowski lost her battle with multiple myeloma last Friday. Her celebration of life will be held on July 27 in her hometown of Parkersburg, W.Va.
All-time Tennessee leading scorer and rebounder Chamique Holdsclaws talks about getting her life back on the right track and dealing honestly with some mental health issues.
Below is a collection of stories that cover those topics.
--ASSOCIATED PRESS: Tennessee Lady Vols raise expectations in Holly Warlick's second season
--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Mercedes Russell)
--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Jordan Reynolds)
--SB NATION/ROCKY TOP TALK: Offseason Lady Vols news roundup extravaganza
--KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL: UT Lady Vols Hall of Famer Mary Ostrowski, 51, dies
--PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL: W.Va. Sports Hall of Famer Ostrowski dies
--PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL: We have lost a legend
--CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL: Mary O's legacy will stand test of time
--TULSA WORLD: Shock forward Glory Johnson receives WNBA All-Star berth
--LOS ANGELES SENTINEL: Candace Parker selected as Western Conference starter for 2013 WNBA All-Star Game
--espnW: Chamique Holdsclaw back on track
Along with her dedication to the sport, Parker finds a way to balance being a mother, wife and WNBA All-Star. Louisa Thomas of Grantland.com gives an in-depth look at how the 27-year-old and former Lady Vol standout balances her roles.
Grantland.com - Candace Parker Knows What She Wants
Eight graduates of the University of Tennessee currently are on league rosters, as the 17th WNBA season begins on Friday with the 2012 WNBA champions starting their title defense.
Tamika Catchings and the defending champion Indiana Fever open their 2013 campaign Friday night in San Antonio, while Kara Lawson and the Connecticut Sun host Kamiko Williams and the New York Liberty, and Glory Johnson and the Tulsa Shock travel to face the Atlanta Dream on Saturday. Candace Parker and the Los Angeles Sparks host the Shekinna Stricklen and the Seattle Storm on Sunday, and a big ESPN2 doubleheader is on tap for Monday, May 27 as Michelle Snow and the Washington Mystics meet the Shock (5pm ET) prior to the Chicago Sky taking on Alexis Hornbuckle and the Mercury in Phoenix (7pm ET).
Here are some advances from WNBA.com and other media outlets that feature former Lady Vols.
Check out two videos of an inside look at Parker's life overseas and as a mother, as well as other news on the former Lady Vols in Russia.
WNBA (video feature): Parker, WNBA players' lives on and off the court in Russia
WNBA (video feature): Parker's Life as a Mom
FIBA.com: Parker still gives edge to WNBA
Eurobasket.com: Parker, Johnson Earn All-Russian PBL Awards
You can watch how Parker interacts with her family and teammates, and what challenges she faces by clicking the link for the full video.
ESPNW: All Access: Candace Parker
-Knoxville News Sentinel: Bashaara Graves loves her hometown, and Lady Vols
-Scout.com: Can the Lady Vols run this season?
-Scout.com: Bashaara Graves prepares for post role
-ESPNW: Kara Lawson sets Sun record for 3s in win over Dream
-ESPNW: Candace Parker, Nneka Ogwumike record double-doubles in Sparks' rout
-Tulsa World: Shock closes home schedule with third straight win
-LA Times: Sparks never trail in 101-76 victory over Mercury
- Scout.com: Andraya Carter embraces Tennessee
- Scout.com: Chamique Holdsclaw finds her voice
- WNBA.com: Candace Parker Returns to her MVP ways
- Seattle Times: Storm rookie Shekinna Stricklen is elevating her game
ESPNW: Coach Summitt is my Inspiration
After a sluggish start, the 2012 USA Basketball Women's National Team (3-0) erased an 11-point deficit and rode a 21-0 run to an eventual 88-63 win over Great Britain in an exhibition contest on Wednesday night in Manchester, England.
Former Lady Vols Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker were once again in the starting lineup for the USA. In 19 minutes of action, Parker knocked down three of six shots from the field and nailed both of her free throw attempts to finish with eight points in a very balanced scoring attack. She added four rebounds and three steals to the cause as well.
Catchings, meanwhile, finished with six points and six boards for the American side in 27 minutes on the hardwood. Displaying her typical versatility and tenacity, she also kicked in five assists and four steals for Team USA.
The USA Women's National Team will next travel to Istanbul, Turkey, where it will take part in its final exhibition contests prior to the Olympic Games. The Americans will play Croatia on Saturday and Turkey on Sunday.
After defeating Brazil, 99-67, in an exhibition game in Washington, D.C., on Monday night, the USA Basketball Women's National Team is in Manchester, England, preparing for the another contest.
At 2:10 p.m. Eastern time (7:10 p.m. local) on Wednesday, the Americans will battle Great Britain in another exhibition game. The meeting, set for Manchester Arena, will be televised on ESPN2 and shown online on ESPN3.
Former Lady Vols Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker started as forwards for Team USA in Monday night's rout over Brazil. Catchings tallied eight points on four-of-seven shooting and added three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a pair of blocks in 20 minutes of action. Parker, meanwhile, chipped in four points, six boards, three assists, a steal and a block in 17 minutes of duty.
To read more about the USA Basketball Women's National Team,
see a photo gallery or view quotes from Catchings and Parker, please click on
the link below. There's also a link for live stats for Wednesday's match-up.
The American squad will take on Brazil at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time at the Verizon Center in D.C. ESPN2 will televise the game as well as the men's tilt between the USA and Brazilian National Teams that follows at 8 p.m.
The practices and exhibitions are preparing the U.S. women's squad for action in the upcoming Olympic Games in London. Catchings, who played for the American side in 2004 and 2008, will be trying to win her third gold medal. Parker is seeking her second gold, having played on the winning squad in 2008.
- USA Basketball Press Release: USA Basketball Women's National Team Kicks Off Training Camp
- USA Basketball Schedule: 2012 USA Basketball Women's National Team Schedule & Results
- USA Roster/Bios: 2012 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team Roster/Bios
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