Q&A: Tennessee guard Meighan Simmons

Sister of Oklahoma State linebacker Ryan Simmons leads the Lady Vols against Oklahoma in the Sweet 16 on Sunday.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: March 30, 2013

How do you think the Cowboys' season went?

I think their season went very well. I think this year they're going to be a lot better. They have so many guys that are coming in, but I think he's going to do an amazing job. They have him stepping up as more of a leader on the team. I think he's going to do a really good job.

Has he told you a lot about the Bedlam clash of OU and OSU?

He talked to me about it once, but he really focuses on him and his team. He knows that he has to focus on him getting better.

Has he been able to watch any of your games? Has he come out to Tennessee and seen you play?

He hasn't come out to Tennessee, but he has watched every game on TV. After every game, he'll sit there and he'll text me or he'll post on Instagram, “Watch my sister on so-and-so channel.”

What's it going to be like having him at your game?

It's going to mean a lot. I haven't seen him in forever. He's gotten so big. When I see pictures of him, I'm like, “Oh my god. My brother is huge.” When I see him, it's going to be an amazing feeling.

You're in OU's backyard. Usually at the tournament, Tennessee fans fill up the entire arena. What are you expecting?

I'm expecting a lot. I'm expecting a ton of fans. My whole family is going to be there. I know everyone else is going to have family out there, but our fan base is amazing. I think anywhere we go, it's a home advantage. I think we'll just go out there and do it for them.

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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