Today On Rocky Top: Lady Vols Fall On Parker’s Special Night


Jan 2, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; The Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the second half against the LSU Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

From the Chattanoogan

"Fifth-ranked Tennessee suffered its first home loss in 15 games as the Lady Vols were upset by #16 LSU, 80-77, in a heartbreaker. The loss marked the first victory for former Lady Vols star and Nikki Caldwell as a head coach against her alma mater."


"Candace Parker didn’t think much about having her jersey retired when she played at Tennessee, saying she was more concerned about putting national championship banners in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters.Now she has both.Parker, who led Tennessee to national titles in 2007 and 2008, had her No. 3 jersey retired Thursday night before the fifth-ranked Lady Vols’ loss to No. 16 LSU.“I’ll tell you one thing, it feels great to be home,” Parker said to thunderous applause after her jersey was unveiled."

From TN Sports Radio

"Early in the 2013 college football season, Mack Brown became the topic of hot seat conversation as the Longhorns started the season 1-2, including an embarrassing loss to BYU. As this happened, I had flashbacks of Phillip Fulmer’s last year. People were starting to say that it was time for Fulmer to go while others said give him another year or two. Both administrations at Texas and Tennessee had to consider replacing long-time head coaches that had become legends in the college football world. When Fulmer resigned, Tennessee was left searching for a new head coach, eventually hiring Lane Kiffin."