Dook Devil Blues

The Five in a line "offense"

At least there is ONE thing we can count on
Miss Automatic at the line.

Players and the sitters go their separate ways

Can anybody figure this out??
From "They call yeller bammers the crimson lied; call me dookin blues":
Got the Dook Devil Blues
Miss this shot and we lose
We can't take more bad news
Got the miserable Dook Devil Blues

At least the Cheerleaders looked good

Christmas lights shine on the Tennessee River
Best view of the night.


A Work of Art .... UT 71 - GWU 41

Our Lady Vols in the Light

Sa'de & Candace ......... Sybil

The Sensational Shyra

Maria & Beanster with a friend

Ginko's Ablaze in the Light

Candace & Alex all smiles & Brittany at the Line

City Lights on the Tennessee River at Night from TBA


ESPN 2 Screen Shots from NCSTATE game

The Super Six Freshmen

Candace in the Dunk Contest

Candace looks on

Injury Row

Move over Sid - we can't see


Lady Vols 77 - West Coast Allstars - 36

Beautiful Autumn Afternoon outside TBA
The Ginko's were yellow
The Maples & the court were ablaze in Red and ORANGE
Dr. Boling was in attendance at the game.

Beanster & Fido's skinmom hard at work

Candace let's her hair down & was looking GOOD
Alex still on crutches

Warming up

Rugby Scrum?

Spreading the floor & creating space

Sid & Loree worked hard

We had tiny purple cheerleaders at halftime

Alexis suffered a scraped left arm and hand in the 2nd half.
The staff was partially through providing medical attention when WCA started bringing the ball upcout. Before the bandaid could be applied Alexis says "I've got to go!" and dashed back on the court.

Tye'sha, Nicky, Aubrey, Sidney, Loree, Candace, & Brittany look on as Coach Summitt coaches.

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LV Basketball Time in Tennessee

A few views of the November opener against Carson Newman

Loree, Shanna, Shyra, Sidney, & Tye'sha prepare to take the court

Lady Vols on offense early in the game

With 15 on the bench it's hard to see Coach Summitt.

The view from Thompson-Boling after the 105 to 47 win.

Brittany Loree Nicky & Shanna

Alexis Dominique Shanna & Shyra

HOME TEAM: Tennessee 0-0
01 Spencer, Sidney..... * 4-8 1-1 0-0 1 4 5 2 9 1 0 0 1 23
05 Zolman, Shanna...... * 3-5 2-3 2-2 2 2 4 1 10 2 0 0 3 19
21 Moore, Loree........ * 3-6 1-3 2-4 2 1 3 0 9 3 2 0 2 22
43 Ely, Shyra.......... * 9-14 1-1 1-3 1 6 7 0 20 2 1 0 0 26
50 Fluker, Tye'sha..... * 2-5 0-0 0-0 4 6 10 2 4 4 0 1 2 20
12 Canon, Abby......... 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
13 Redding, Dominique.. 6-7 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 13 0 1 0 0 12
14 Hornbuckle, Alexis.. 5-8 1-2 3-4 2 5 7 2 14 7 2 3 5 21
25 Jackson, Brittany... 5-9 3-4 1-2 1 1 2 1 14 1 0 1 1 19
31 Guastalli, Aubrey... 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
33 Dosty, Sybil........ 4-5 0-0 0-1 3 3 6 1 8 1 0 2 1 10
55 Anosike, Nicky...... 1-3 0-0 2-5 1 2 3 5 4 4 1 2 2 20
TEAM................ 2 3 5
Totals.............. 42-73 10-18 11-23 19 36 55 15 105 26 7 9 17 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 18-36 50.0% 2nd Half: 24-37 64.9% Game: 57.5% DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-5 40.0% 2nd Half: 8-13 61.5% Game: 55.6% REBS
F Throw % 1st Half: 6-12 50.0% 2nd Half: 5-11 45.5% Game: 47.8% 6

Special kudos to Dominique for her 6 for 7 shooting and 13 points in 12 minutes


Lady Vols edge LSU for Number one ranking

From ESPN.com news services
The Southeastern Conference boasts three teams in the top five of the ESPN/USA Today preseason women's basketball poll released Wednesday: No. 1 Tennessee, No. 2 LSU and No. 5 Georgia.

The Lady Vols, who got 15 of the 40 first-place votes and 944 points, also were picked as the preseason No. 1 in the SEC's voting and in some "unofficial" preseason polls.

Just 10 points behind, LSU got 10 first-place votes to go with its No. 1 nod from SLAM, and Texas was right behind the Tigers at No. 3 with nine votes for the top spot. The Longhorns got the No. 1 nod in Athlon's preseason rankings.

Defending champion Connecticut got the remaining six first-place votes in the coaches' poll and is ranked No. 4. The Huskies topped the Lady Vols 70-61 in April to win their third straight national title.

Duke, Stanford, Baylor, Ohio State and Texas Tech round out the top 10, with the last two tied for ninth. The Buckeyes weren't ranked at the end of the 2003-04 season.

Notre Dame is No. 11, followed by North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Minnesota and Purdue. Interestingly, Vandy, which is ranked eight below Georgia by the national coaches, was the SEC's pick for preseason No. 3 over the Lady Bulldogs.

No matter how you stack the top teams, though, the SEC looks fully loaded.

Rankings: Week 1 Preseason
1. Tennessee (15) 0-0 944 2
2. LSU (10) 0-0 934 3
3. Texas (9) 0-0 908 10
4. Connecticut (6) 0-0 883 1
5. Georgia 0-0 2 6
6. Duke 0-0 7 5
7. Stanford 0-0 4 7
8. Baylor (688) 0-0 1 1
9. Texas Tech (555) 0-0 1 7
9. Ohio State 0-0 5
11. Notre Dame (483) 0-0 2 NR
12. North Carolina (472) 0-0 2 1
13. Vanderbilt (468) 0-0 1 3
14. Minnesota 0-0 5 4
15. Purdue 0-0 0 9
16. Michigan State 0-0 7 NR
17. Rutgers 0-0 4 NR
18. Boston College (259) 0-0 1 4
18. Kansas State (259) 0-0 1 5
20. DePaul (232) 0-0 2 5
21. Penn State 0-0 6 6
22. Louisiana Tech (165) 0-0 1 2
23. Maryland 0-0 3 NR
24. Arizona 0-0 7 NR
25. Oklahoma (139) 0-0 1 8


Freshmen at Boost-Her Night

6 of the 7 - Sade had to go to class
Abby, Nicki, Alexis, Alex, Candace & Sybil

Nicki says she's put on 20 pounds of muscle and she loves the food in Tennessee

Nicki & Alexis witty and spirited

ALEX needs a little help from Candace without crutches



Cyber Stalker Alert

Over the past days one particular long time participant here on ESPN has adopted a string of identities and used them to post messages on the NCAA Women's Basketball board and on my profile wall. These messages have included personal attacks and vulgarities and the moderators removed them at my request.

The screen names involved are Slewbopper, Bauraass, and now Nameredacted - not much problem with those - I can handle them but Thursday evening 11/1 this poster used my real last name followed by _bass as yet another ESPN identity.
Again today 11-6 he used my real names (first and last) in two posts on a thread that has now been removed from the board by the moderators.

'Slewbopper' and I had become acquainted here some 4 years ago and even exchanged email after becoming friends of sorts. He also posted on The SUmmiTT under the screen name CTWhitey having been banned from posting on the Boneyard - or so he said. One night he posted a completely offensive rant on The SUmmiTT in what he later revealed was a drunken stupor. At that point I broke off all communication with him and later made it plain that I think interaction between UConn and Tennessee fans on The SUmmiTT is a bad idea to be avoided for the time being until the animosity over the cancellation is in the distant past.

Over the past months I have ignored his presence on the ESPN NCAA Women's Basketball board and on The SUmmiTT where he uses the identity BoldBidder. Evidently that has enraged him and he has now launched a series of personal attacks and rants at an alarming rate.

Once he decided to bring my real identity into the situation he crossed a line that I can no longer ignore. Slewbopper approached that line twice in the past addressing me by my first name instead of the screen name adopted for the internet. The use of my last name Thursday night was the final straw and I reported the situation to ESPN. Slewbopper aka Bauraass aka Nameredacted is the same person and I am urging him to cease and desist from using any part of my real identity on the internet.

To use private information gained from friendship as an attack on a public message board is the lowest form of behavior. I have refrained from answering or replying to 95% of the posts by Slewbopper for months now. His use of multiple identities is transparent. I was completely open to coexistence without contact, but Slewbopper has some ax to grind and simply will not leave it alone. It would be good if he would and we could continue to ignore each other. It seems he cannot abide by the simple rules of common decency suffering the absurd notion that anyone would find it acceptable to post private real identities of message board posters as an act of revenge.


The Candace Parker Archive

Parker named top prep player:
ATLANTA -- Tennessee recruit Candace Parker has been selected as the 2004 Naismith Prep Basketball Player of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Wednesday. Parker helped lead Naperville Central High School to its second consecutive Illinois Class AA State Championship with a 33-2 record. Naperville Central won all 24 games she played, finishing the season with a total of 30 straight wins.
Parker Wins Dunk Contest

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- There are moments, stunning indelible moments, that transcend sport, crumble barriers and create icons.

There's Billie Jean King beating Bobby Riggs at the Astrodome in 1973. Brandi Chastain clinching the Women's World Cup in 1999. Annika Sorenstam teeing off at the Colonial last May.

Candace Parker's history-making victory in the 2004 Powerade Jam Fest will be aired
On Monday night, in a cozy high school gymnasium southeast of Oklahoma City, a 17-year-old high school senior named Candace Parker turned in the latest moment. Parker beat out five male competitors to win the Slam Dunk contest of the McDonald's High School All-American Game.

She won with aplomb, too, darting down the left side of the lane, covering her eyes with her left arm and flushing home a right-handed dunk. At 9:06 p.m. CT, Parker sparked a raucous ovation, chest bumps from her teammates and officially launched herself as the female answer to LeBron James.
The Next Great Thing?
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Since the day she dunked as a lanky 15-year-old sophomore, Candace Parker has lived with the lofty expectations of becoming the next big name in women's basketball.

So far, she's living up to them.

"Candace has the chance to be the greatest female player on the planet. I really believe that," said Andy Nussbaum, her coach at Naperville Central High School in suburban Chicago.


The AV system at casa aurabass

On the Right from top black box
1)Onkyo Integra DTR 7.2
2)Sony 400 DVD Changer/Player
3)Comcast/Motorola DVR (silver box)
4)JVC S-Video Recorder
5)Carver amp for Right Ribbon HF
5)Kenwood 1000 amp for Right 8" Mid-bass
On the Left from top
1)Dual Cassette recorder
2)Sony 300 Disk CD player
3a) Carver amp for left Ribbon HF (behind keyboard for data entry to Sony DVD & CD changers)
3b) Nakamichi 200 Disk CD changer
4) Kenwood 1000 amp for left 8" Mid Bass
5) Fostex Amp for Subwoofer under SONY WEGA Monitor
The center channel speaker (open) is amplified by the Onkyo Integra
The AMD 2000 Windows XP computer is on the left
The monitor for the computer is in the foreground.

Computer room left to right
Monitor for photoshop/photopaint internet computer
Monitor for Pinnacle Video Editing computer
Video monitors for VCR and post capture
Monitor for Video Capture computer