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Tennessee tips off NCAA play today

Kamiko Williams

Kamiko Williams and Taber Spani, the team's two sophomores, sat side by side in the Lady Vols' locker room Friday. One looked amused; the other looked serious. One was trying to earnestly explain her newfound focus; the other was listening and couldn't suppress a smile.

Taber Spani arrived at Tennessee with an athlete's pedigree. Her father was an All-American football player and her maternal grandfather, a legendary gridiron coach, taught her about the mental approach to sports beginning in elementary school. Spani was home-schooled and grew up in the state of Missouri. Kamiko Williams arrived at Tennessee with an athlete's skill set after a peripatetic... Recommended Stories