The Lady Vols have a devoted following throughout Tennessee and across the nation. In recognition of this devotion we have decided to bring Cornelius on board to cover the program. Cornelius, 42, is passionate about sports and brings her devotion to her work. She has written extensively about the Lady Vols for newspapers and sports magazines.
She worked for 14 years for The Knoxville News-Sentinel as an award-winning reporter and news editor and wrote a Web-exclusive column on the Lady Vols that was distributed across the country. Born in Massachusetts and raised in North Carolina, Maria has claimed Tennessee as her home state since 1982. The 1987 graduate of the University of Memphis has lived in Knoxville for more than 16 years.