Tennessee's Warlick inspired by sister's recovery

Tennessee's Warlick inspired by sister's recovery


AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE (AP) - Whenever Tennessee coach Holly Warlick needs inspiration, she only has to look at the example set by her older sister.

While Warlick was preparing for her debut season as the Lady Vols' head coach last fall, her sister was battling breast cancer. After undergoing a double mastectomy in September, Marion Ferrill has recovered to the point that she has attended all but one Tennessee home game and 4 of the Lady Vols' road games.

Warlick's family situation brings special meaning to Sunday's matchup as No. 12 Tennessee (19-5, 10-1 Southeastern Conference) hosts Vanderbilt (16-8, 6-5) in its annual "Live Pink, Bleed Orange" game to raise awareness of breast cancer and support the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Both teams will have pink uniforms, with Tennessee wearing a lighter shade.

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