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COMCAST LADY VOL CLASSIC #12 FLORIDA STATE

RV CINCINNATI

#10 IOWA STATE

2011 Record 28-7, 18-2 ACC Conference Finish: 1st Final AVCA Rank: 7th NCAA Tournament: 4-1, Semifinal Round

2011 Record 27-10, 12-2 BIG EAST Conference Finish: 2nd Final AVCA Rank: RV NCAA Tournament: 1-1, 2nd Round

2011 Record 25-6, 13-3 Big 12 Conference Finish: 2nd Final AVCA Rank: 8th NCAA Tournament: 3-1, Regional Final

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE & NOTES

LAST 10 HOME OPENERS

SCHEDULE FRIDAY

Iowa State vs. Cincinnati Tennessee vs. Florida State

SATURDAY

Tennessee vs. Cincinnati Iowa State vs. Florida State Florida State vs. Cincinnati Tennessee vs. Iowa State

5 p.m. 7 p.m.

10 a.m. Noon 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

WELCOME TO 2012 FIRST SERVE

¢ This weekend marks the start of the 2012 season for the Lady Vols, who are coming off their first outright Southeastern Conference title in program history. The Orange & White posted a 28-4 overall mark, a 19-1 record in league play and reached the second round of the NCAA Championships last season. ¢ Tennessee has characteristically gotten off to a good start in season openers, with a 31-8 record alltime. The Lady Vols have not lost a season opener at home since 1978. ¢ Since 2001 - when the Big Orange really began playing matches in August - UT is 29-4 in the month, including an unbeaten 14-0 at home. ¢ Rob Patrick, now entering his 16th season as head coach, has made eight NCAA appearances with the Lady Vols, including the current stretch of four straight. ¢ Under Patrick, Tennessee is 34-6 in the annual Lady Vol Classic. Dating back to 2004, the squad’s only loss in their home event came in a five-set match against then-No. 17 Illinois. 2012 marks the 31st edition of the Lady Vols’ home tournament.

HISTORY IN HOME OPENERS

¢ The Lady Vols have amassed a 28-5 (.848) record in home openers, including a 3-2 triumph over Ohio last season. ¢ In the Rob Patrick era, Tennessee has been even better with a 14-1 (.933) record. The lone loss during that span was to LSU on Sept. 21, 2001. The Orange & White has won 10 consecutive home openers.

Date Opponent 8/26/11 Ohio 8/27/10 Xavier 8/29/09 Tennessee Tech 9/12/08 Gardner-Webb 8/31/07 Appalachian State 8/25/06 Virginia 9/9/05 Baylor 9/10/04 Wake Forest 9/12/03 Cal State Fullerton 9/13/02 Virginia

OVERALL RECORD:

0-0

SEC 0-0 NON-CONFERENCE 0-0 HOME 0-0 AWAY 0-0 NEUTRAL 0-0

„ THE SCHEDULE

AUG. 24 & AUG. 25 » THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA » KNOXVILLE, TENN. 2011 Record 28-4, 19-1 SEC Conference Finish: 1st Final AVCA Rank: 19th NCAA Tournament: 1-1, 2nd Round

THE RECORD

#15 TENNESSEE

2012 » SCHEDULE & RECORD

Score W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1

A LOOK AT THE TOURNAMENT FIELD ¢ Florida State, Cincinnati and Iowa State are traveling to Knoxville for the annual Lady Vol Classic. Take a look at how Tennessee has fared against its first three opponents in the past: ¢ Florida State Series Record: FSU leads, 9-7 Last Meeting: Lady Vols won, 3-0 (25-20, 25-23, 25-20) on Sept. 4, 2010 in a match played at the University of Houston Notes: The teams have split their last 10 meetings, 5-5. FSU won the series’ first four meetings, but UT has won seven of the last 12. Both teams were ranked in the top 20 when they played in 2010. ¢ Cincinnati Series Record: UT leads, 4-3 Last Meeting: Bearcats won, 3-2 (5-15, 9-15, 15-5, 15-3, 15-5) on Nov. 25, 2000 in the SEC/Conference USA Challenge in Orlando, Fla. Notes: The Lady Vols have won three of the last four meetings. ¢ Iowa State Series Record: ISU leads, 1-0 Last Meeting: Cyclones won, 3-0 (15-4, 15-12, 15-13) on Sept. 2, 1989 at Purdue’s Boilermaker Fall Preview. Notes: Only the second meeting between the two programs.

DATE Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 16 Sept. 21 Sept. 23 Sept. 26 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct. 14 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Nov. 2 Nov. 4 Nov. 9 Nov. 11 Nov. 16 Nov. 18 Nov. 21 Nov. 23

OPPONENT (TV) TIME Florida State # 7 p.m. Cincinnati # 10 a.m. Iowa State # 7:30 p.m. vs. Colorado State $ 6 p.m. vs. BYU $ 8 p.m. at Wichita State $ 3 p.m. vs. George Washington & 5 p.m. vs. Boston College & 11 a.m. at Maryland & 7:30 p.m. at Missouri * (ESPNU) 8 p.m. at Alabama * 2 p.m. Arkansas * 7 p.m. South Carolina * 1 p.m. at Kentucky * (ESPNU) 8 p.m. MIssouri * 7 p.m. Georgia * 1 p.m. at LSU * (ESPNU) 8 p.m. at Arkansas * 2 p.m. at Texas A&M * 7 p.m. Kentucky * 7 p.m. Alabama * (SportSouth) 1 p.m. at Mississippi State * 8 p.m. at Florida * (CSS/CST) 2 p.m. at Ole Miss * 8 p.m. at South Carolina * 1 p.m. Auburn * 7 p.m. LSU * 1 p.m. Texas A&M * 7 p.m. Mississippi State * 7 p.m.

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