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#7 AUBURN TOPS TENNESSEE, 55-23
Tigers' explosive attack on offense and special teams was on display
all afternoon. Auburn piled up 479 yards of total offense and 312
VOLS DROP 31-3 DECISION AT #10 MIZZOU
Mo. -- Tennessee continued its gauntlet of a schedule, playing a ranked
team for the sixth time in seven weeks as the Vols suffered a 31-3 loss
at No. 10 Missouri on Saturday night at Faurot Field.
Henderson, William Champs At Tennessee Fall Invite
Tenn. – Juniors Joanna Henderson and Caitlyn Williams swept the singles
and doubles titles for the University of Tennessee women’s tennis team
at the Tennessee Fall Invitational
VOLS FALL TO NO. 1 ALABAMA, 45-10
Ala. -- A week after knocking off No. 11 South Carolina, the Vols lost
to the top team in the land, No. 1 Alabama, 45-10, before 101,821 at
"We probably played our worst half of football that we have played all year," Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said...
READYING FOR RIVAL
Tenn. -- With the thrills of the then #11 South Carolina victory in the
distant past, Team 117 took to the practice field Tuesday with one
goal: forget the past and win each week.
"First of all you
shouldn't need any motivation," said Vols head coach Butch Jones.
"You're playing the best of the best in the country. The next evolution
of this football team is learning how to win on the road."
Tenn. -- Football is a game of inches. After practice on Wednesday
every member of the Vols was given an inch, literally. Head coach Butch
Jones had rulers cut into inches and they were distributed to the
players to emphasize the importance of each inch.
VOLS UPSET GAMECOCKS, 23-21
Tenn. -- Tennessee added another Brick to Butch Jones' Brick-By-Brick
mantra by rallying to upset No. 11/9 South Carolina on Saturday
afternoon, 23-21, at Neyland Stadium in front of 95,736.
BRINGING IT EVERY DAY
Tenn. -- The schedule may not have a game on Saturday, but the Vols are
practicing like they do according to Butch Jones.
"You have to bring it every single day," said Jones. "It is energy in practice."
VOLS DROP OT HEARTBREAKER TO #6 UGA 34-31
- The Tennessee football team fell 34-31 in overtime to No. 6 Georgia
in front of a sold-out crowd of 102,455 at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.
Vols came up just short of upsetting their visiting opponent when
Georgia sophomore Marshall Morgan connected a 42-yard field goal in
overtime to give the Bulldogs the victory.
VOLS TOP SOUTH ALABAMA 31-24
- Tennessee moved to 3-2 on the season with a 31-24 victory over South
Alabama on Saturday afternoon. Brian Randolph's interception in the
final minutes secured the win.
TENNESSEE ROWING LAUNCHES COMPETITION SCHEDULE
fall practices well under way and morning rows alongside the sunrise
every morning, the rowing team announced their competitive racing
VOLS DROP 31-17 DECISION AT #19 FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --
Vols couldn't overcome four first-half turnovers and dropped a 31-17
decision to 19th-ranked Florida at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium before
THIS IS WHY YOU PLAY THE GAME
- The Tennessee football works year round to make themselves the best
they can be. Offseason workouts. Spring practice. Fall Camp.
But it all comes down to 12 games.
Each game is important. But rivalries, well they are something else.
Ducks Soar Past Volunteers 59-14
Ore. - The Tennessee football team was gouged defensively in a 59-14
loss to the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, Ore., at Autzen Stadium in front of
a sell-out crowd of 57,895, including 5,000 Vol fans, in UT's first
road trip of its 2013 campaign.
Vol Report: Keeping It Moving
KNOXVILLE - Special teams are a key element to Butch Jones' practices.
117 practices every aspect of special teams on a daily basis, from
surprise game-winning field goals in the middle of drills, to coverage
to punt returns and on and on.
VOLS DOWN APSU 45-0 TO OPEN BUTCH JONES ERA
- The football team opened up the Butch Jones era Saturday with the
program's 800th win, trouncing Austin Peay State University, 45-0 in
front of an opening night crowd of 97,169 at Neyland Stadium.
CAMP WRAPS UP, STILL NO QB
Tenn. -- After the final day of fall camp the Vols' still have their
biggest question mark still hovering in the air. Who will be under
center when the Tennessee offense takes the field against Austin Peay?
VOLREPORT: TWO-A-DAY = PRODUCTIVE DAY
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Vols held their first scrimmage of training camp the same day of their first two-a-day practice.
Rise To The Challenge
Tenn. -- Three days into training camp, it is apparent that Butch Jones
is challenging the Vols to play at a higher level each day.
Tennessee Softball: Chavanne Sparks USA Rally In 4-1 Win Over California A's
Canada -- Raven Chavanne sparked a fourth-inning rally and Lauren
Gibson had an RBI double to help Team USA to a 4-1 win over the
California A's on Tuesday in the Canadian Open Fastpitch International
CHAVANNE, GIBSON NAMED TO 2013 USA SOFTBALL WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
CITY -- Tennessee's Raven Chavanne and Lauren Gibson have been selected
to the 18-player roster for the 2013 USA Softball Women's National
Team, as announced by the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America
and USA Softbal
Bailey Takes 19th In NCAA Championship Discus Competition
Ore. – The only Tennessee track & field performer on day three of
the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championships, sophomore thrower Tavis Bailey
placed 19th in the men’s discus competition with a mark of 177-feet,
9-inches (54.18m) on Friday evening at historic Hayward Field in
LEWIS LEADS LADY VOLS PAST HUSKIES 1-0
Lewis ripped a single to centerfield driving in the game winning run on
a seventh inning walk off as the Lady Vols remain perfect in the WCWS
CITY –A two-out walkoff single up the middle by Tory Lewis handed the
University of Tennessee softball team the win over Washington on
Saturday in Game 5 of the Women’s College World Series.
UT Defeats Alabama, 5-3
Lady Vols Punch Ticket to WCWS
Tenn. -- Tennessee and Alabama put on a quite a show in a
nationally-televised matchup as the Lady Vols rallied from a three-run
deficit to punch their sixth ticket the Women's College World Series
with a 5-3 triumph over the Crimson Tide in front of a sold-out crowd.
SHIPMAN HOMERS, IVY RENFROE TOSSES ONE-HITTER AS UT DEFEATS NC STATE, 7-0, TO ADVANCE TO SUPER REGIONALS
Tenn. - Madison Shipman had a two-run homer and drove in three and Ivy
Renfroe fanned five over seven shutout innings as Tennessee punched its
sixth trip to the NCAA Super Regionals with a 7-0 win over NC State on
Sunday in Game 6 of the Knoxville Regional.
Tennessee Closes Out SEC Championships
Mo. – The Tennessee track & field team collected seven top-five
finishes to close out the final day of competition at the 2013 SEC
Outdoor Championships in Columbia, Mo.
Underclassmen Throwers Lead UT on Day Three of SEC Championships
Mo. – Sophomore Matthew Hoty and freshman Cassie Wertman led Tennessee
on the third day of competition at the SEC Outdoor Track & Field
Championships at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Mo.
BOREN, SZEKELY TO COMPETE IN NCAA SINGLES/DOUBLES FIELD
The duo will compete in both the NCAA individual singles and doubles championship
Tenn. – In addition to the team earning a spot in the NCAA Championship
as announced Tuesday, the University of Tennessee women’s tennis duo of
Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely have earned spots in the NCAA singles and
Tennessee Softball: No. 2 UT Falls To No. 25 Arkansas, 2-1
Tenn. - The No. 2 Tennessee softball team rallied late with a run in
the seventh, but the Lady Vols came up just short in a 2-1 loss to No.
25 Arkansas on Friday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium.
CHAVANNE HOMERS AS NO. 2 UT WINS, 9-1 (5), TO SWEEP OLE MISS
Miss. - Raven Chavanne went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and Ellen
Renfroe struck out five over five innings as No. 2 Tennessee defeated
Ole Miss, 9-1, in five innings on Sunday to complete the series streak
and extend its winning streak to 19 games
NO. 3 TENNESSEE SHUTS DOWN AUBURN, 6-0, TO SWEEP SERIES
Tenn. --Madison Shipman drove in three runs, Kat Dotson went 3-for-4,
Cheyanne Tarango and Melissa Davin homered and Ellen Renfroe struck out
five over 5.2 shutout innings as No. 3 Tennessee defeated Auburn, 6-0,
on Sunday to sweep the season series and extend UT's winning streak to
GAFFIN HITS GRAND SLAM AS UT BEATS EKU, 8-0
Tenn. - Rainey Gaffin smacked a grand slam and drove in five runs to
back Ivy Renfoe's six-strikeout gem and lead No. 6/5 Tennessee to an
8-0, five-inning win over Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday at Lee Stadium.
NO. 6/7 LADY VOLS FALL TO NO. 3/3 FLORIDA, 5-3, IN EIGHT INNINGS
Fla. -- Lauren Gibson had a homer and two RBIs to lead the Lady Vol
attack, but Florida's Lauren Haeger hit a three-run blast in the sixth
and a two-run shot in the eighth to carry the No. 3/3 Gators past No.
6/7 Tennessee, 5-3, on Sunday at Pressly Stadium.
NO. 8/10 LADY VOLS SCORE IN 6TH TO EDGE NO. 1/2 ALABAMA, 2-1
Tenn. -- Rainey Gaffin's pinch-hit RBI double in the sixth proved to be
the difference in Saturday's pitchers' duel between Ivy Renfroe and
Leslie Jury, lifting No. 8/10 Tennessee to a 2-1 win over No. 1/2
Alabama at Lee Stadium.
BIG ORANGE CONCLUDES ACTION IN THE BIG APPLE
YORK – Competing in the 12th edition of the historic Armory Collegiate
Invitational in New York City, the Vol track & field squad closed
the nation’s biggest and best indoor meet by tying an elusive school
record and posting five top-three finishes on Saturday at The Armory.
Stanford 73, UT 60
Tenn. -- Taking on the No. 1 team in the nation, just days after
falling at the No. 3 team, the Lady Vols battled, but fell to
undefeated Stanford, 73-60 at Thompson-Boling Arena on Sunday before
Vols' OL Dallas Thomas Invited To 2013 Senior Bowl
Ala. -- Tennessee offensive lineman Dallas Thomas has been invited to
the 2013 Senior Bowl. The All-American lineman will be the 119th Vol to
play in the prestigious game on Jan. 26, 2013 in Mobile, Ala.
VOLS SEND SENIORS OUT WITH 37-17 WIN OVER KENTUCKY
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee said goodbye to its seniors with a 37-17 victory over Kentucky on Saturday afternoon.
Its offense, the brightest spot in an otherwise difficult season, again
led the way behind quarterback Tyler Bray and a slew of skill players.
Tight end Mychal Rivera, and receivers Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin
Hunter and Zach Rogers all caught touchdown passes in the final game of
Tennessee's 5-7 season.
VOLS FALL AT VANDERBILT, 41-18
DEREK DOOLEY WILL NOT RETURN AS VOLS’ HEAD COACH
NASHVILLE - Tennessee's offense never got going, and the Vols fell to
Vanderbilt, 41-18, on Saturday night in Vanderbilt Stadium.
After averaging 37 points a game through its first 10 games of the season, Tennessee struggled to find a rhythm offensively.
TYLER BRAY LIFTS VOLS TO 55-48 HOMECOMING WIN OVER TROY
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On Saturday afternoon, Tyler Bray threw for more yards than anyone who's ever worn a Tennessee uniform.
Turns out the Vols needed almost every single one to escape with a 55-48 victory over Troy on Homecoming in Neyland Stadium.
CHAMPIONS AGAIN: SZEKELY, BOREN REPEAT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – On the final day of the Lady Vol Classic, University
of Tennessee women’s tennis players Kata Szekely and Brynn Boren earned
the doubles championship title with Szekely capturing the singles crown
for the second week in a row.
VOLS LOSE 44-13 TO NO. 1 ALABAMA
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the first 30 minutes in a sold-out Neyland
Stadium on Saturday night, Tennessee played No. 1 Alabama as well as
any team has all season.
But the Crimson Tide proved too much in the second half, scoring 21
unanswered points to pull away for a 44-13 victory over the Vols.
VOLS’ COMEBACK COMES UP SHORT AT NO. 5 GEORGIA, 51-44
ATHENS, Ga. - Tennessee's afternoon in Sanford Stadium began with a
17-point deficit. It ended with turnovers on its last three
possessions. But in between, the Vols showed plenty of resolve in
pushing No. 5 Georgia to the brink before falling, 51-44, on Saturday.
VOLS ZAP ZIPS, 47-26
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee didn't have much trouble moving the ball against
Akron on Saturday night in Neyland Stadium. It didn't have much trouble
slowing down the Zips' passing attack, either.
But finding a comfortable margin on the scoreboard took the better part
of three quarters before the Vols pulled away for a 47-26 victory in
their last game before facing four straight ranked SEC opponents.
NO. 23 VOLS FALL TO 18TH-RANKED FLORIDA, 37-20
KNOXVILLE - During its 2-0 start to the season, No. 23 Tennessee made a habit of scoring points in a flash.
Against No. 18 Florida on Saturday night, its fortunes changed just as quickly.
The Gators (3-0, 2-0 SEC) dealt the Vols a couple of body blows in the
third quarter and pulled away to win their eighth consecutive game in
the series, 37-20, in front of a sold-out Neyland Stadium.
VOLS SPRINT TO 51-13 WIN IN HOME OPENER OVER GEORGIA STATE
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee's first possession inside Neyland Stadium this
season lasted 13 plays, covered 78 yards and ended with a trip to the
checkerboard end zone.
But for the rest of the Vols' 51-13 victory over Georgia State on Saturday afternoon, that opening drive proved an anomaly.
For the better part of three quarters, the Vols - now 2-0 heading into
next week's SEC opener against Florida (TV: ESPN, 6 p.m. ET) - looked
like they were caught in one long two-minute drill.
VOLS ROLL NC STATE, 35-21, IN OPENER
ATLANTA - Tennessee's 2012 season got off to an impressive start. The
same could be said for wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson's career. And
Sal Sunseri's defense.
The Vols rolled up more than 500 yards of total offense and dispatched
NC State 35-21 in front of 55,529 in the Georgia Dome on Friday night
in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff
UT Ranked 13th In Preseason Poll
Lady Vols Earn Seventh-Straight Top-25 Preseason Ranking
The Tennessee women's golf team enters the 2012-13 season ranked 13th
in Golf World/NGCA Division I College Women's Preseason Coaches' Poll.
The Lady Vols, receiving 272 points, are one of 10 SEC teams in the top
25. UT has been ranked in the top 25 preseason poll for seven
- The Vols put the pads on for the first time Sunday afternoon, which
head coach Derek Dooley saw as a welcome challenge for his squad.
of the heat at Haslam Field and the additional weight being hauled
around by each player, Dooley was quick to point out that the first day
in pads is always one of the toughest, but it also allows him and his
staff to stress the importance of being mentally prepared each and
UT SWIMMERS DEPART FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS
current or former Tennessee swimmers will compete for positions on Team
USA beginning Monday at the U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb.
UT DIVERS SET FOR OLYMPIC TRIALS
divers with University of Tennessee ties will compete this week at the
U.S. Olympic Diving Trials in Federal Way, Wash., for an opportunity to
represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
5 Tennessee Takes Opening Game of Super Regionals, 3-2 Over Georgia
Tenn. – On a blisteringly hot Saturday afternoon in front of 1,822
Orange-clad fans at the sold out Lee Softball Stadium, the #5 Tennessee
Lady Vol softball team (51-11) climbed ever closer to a berth in the
annual Women’s College World Series by taking the opener of the NCAA
Knoxville Super Regional from #11 Georgia (44-16), 3-2.
Summitt Named Head Coach Emeritus
basketball all-time wins leader won 1,098 games at UT; Warlick named
Tenn. - The University of Tennessee announced today that head women's
basketball coach Pat Summitt, the all-time wins leader among NCAA
basketball coaches, has been named head coach emeritus following 38
seasons (1974-2012) and 1,098 victories at Tennessee.
Looking To Get Most Out Of Last Week Of Spring
Tenn. - As the Tennessee football team approached the final week of
spring practice, it could see the light at the end of the tunnel. But
rather than focusing on the end, the Vols are zoned in on the process
of getting there.
VOL TENNIS TO OPEN SEC TOURNEY vs. AUBURN
Tenn. - The eighth-seeded Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team will face
ninth-seeded Auburn in the opening round of the SEC Tournament at 7
p.m. ET on Thursday, April 19, in Oxford, Miss
Striving To Be The ‘Best’ This Spring
Tenn. - The Tennessee football program has been considered the `best'
in the nation five times and the `best' in the SEC on 13 occasions.
SHINES AT MICHIGAN
Lady Vols V4+ shell was the star again, earning a silver and bronze
medal at Michigan on Saturday.
first varsity four finished more than six seconds ahead of the
Wolverine’s shell, crossing the finish line in 7 minutes 44 seconds in
the morning session and finishing second behind Ohio State.
Running Game Showed Signs Of Progress In First Scrimmage
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - One of the main focal points heading into
Tennessee's 2012 spring was to improve the running game.
results so far have been favorable for the Vols, evidenced by their
performance on the ground during last Friday's scrimmage.
Vol Tennis Wins 21st Straight Over Auburn, 4-3
Tenn. - Despite finishing with just two tandems in doubles and four
players in singles, the 22nd-ranked Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team
overcame injuries and picked up its second consecutive win, defeating
CHANCE TO BE ‘SPECIAL’
A.J. Johnson Looking To Improve On Impressive Freshman Season
Tenn. - Sophomore linebacker A.J. Johnson can show up and be a good
football player. Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley said as much after
Tuesday's practice at Haslam Field.
It's the unknown possibilities that lie ahead of Johnson that has those
around the program excited.
WRAP UP DAY 1 OF NCAAS
Receives NCAA Elite 89 Award
senior Ryan Helms earned honorable mention All-America honors on the
1-meter springboard and the Vols’ 400-yard medley relay team did the
same Thursday to start the NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash.
Outlast FIU in 11 Innings, 4-3
Tenn. - Senior Zach Osborne scored from third on a high chopper to
first by freshman Jake Rowland in the bottom of the 11th inning as
Tennessee outlasted FIU, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Lindsey Nelson
TENNESSEE SOFTBALL REBOUNDS FROM LOSS TO TAKE SERIES AT ARKANSAS, 2-0
Ark. – On Sunday afternoon at Bogle Park in Fayetteville, Ark., the #9
Tennessee Lady Vol softball squad (19-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference)
got a solo HR from junior second baseman Lauren Gibson, a RBI triple
from junior right fielder Kat Dotson and another three-hit shutout from
sophomore pitcher Ellen Renfroe in topping Arkansas (18-9, 2-6 SEC),
MORGAN LEAD VOLS TO 3-0 SHUTOUT AT NO. 19 GEORGIA
Ga. – Sophomore Nick Williams fired six shutout innings in his first
career start and Davis Morgan launched his first home run of the year
as Tennessee shutout No. 19 Georgia, 3-0, to give head coach Dave
Serrano his 300th career win and first SEC victory on a sunny Sunday
afternoon at Foley Field.
DROP 3-2 DECISION TO INDIANA
Match Play Contest Tuesday Against Oklahoma State; Winner Claims
solace for losing in Monday’s consolation bracket at the Callaway
Collegiate Match Play Championship round is no consolation at all.
DOMINATES AFTERNOON AT OAK RIDGE INVITATIONAL
RIDGE, Tenn. – The Lady Vols rowing team overcame an early rain delay
to finish day one of the Oak Ridge Invitational strong, winning their
last five races on Melton Hill Lake.
“Today was great
racing for everyone,” head coach Lisa Glenn said. “To start the day off
facing the No. 1 team (Virginia) in the country was definitely a good
test for us. From the morning to the afternoon, we were able to make
some necessary adjustments in a few of our boats and emerged stronger
because of it.”
Wins SEC Tournament Championship
SEC Women's Basketball Tournament Championship Game: Tennessee 70, LSU
Tenn. -- Glory Johnson had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Shekinna
Stricklen added 16 points as No. 13 Tennessee beat LSU 70-58 on Sunday
to win a third-straight Southeastern Conference tournament title.
Vols Finish Second at Memorable 2012 SEC Championships
Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Lad Vol swimming & diving
won’t soon forget the 2012 Southeastern Conference Swimming &
Diving Championships, as the squad put on its best showing in over 20
years to claim second in its home pool at the Allan Jones
Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Blasts Grand Slam as #7 Tennessee tops Illinois, 10-7
Texas – Led by a season-best 12-hit offensive attack, the #7 Tennessee
Lady Vol softball team (6-1) fought off a stern challenge from Illinois
to win a 10-7 slugfest on a cold and rainy Friday in Time Warner
Invitational action at McCombs Field in Austin, Texas.
LADY VOL TENNIS BUILDS LEAD, WINS AT #64 OHIO STATE, 4-3
Jumps Out To 4-0 Advantage To Win Eighth In Last Nine
Ohio - The 10th-ranked Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team tallied the first
four points to clinch its eighth win in nine tries, defeating No. 64
Ohio State, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis
LADY VOL TENNIS CRUSHES #24 NOTRE DAME, 6-1
Sweeps Doubles, Gains Confidence, Rolls To 6-0 Lead
Tenn. - The 17th-ranked Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team put on a
dominating performance, rolling No. 24 Notre Dame, 6-1, for its third
consecutive win after opening the season 0-2.
Vols Win Nine Events but Fall to Georgia, 169-131
Tenn. – Despite taking first in two more events than top-ranked
Georgia, the 14th-ranked University of Tennessee Lady Vol swimming and
diving team came up a bit short on Saturday afternoon, as the Lady
Bulldogs prevailed by a score of 169-131 at Gabrielsen Natatorium in
NAME SAL SUNSERI DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR
assistant head coach experienced two national titles with Crimson Tide,
Super Bowl appearance with Carolina Panthers
of Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley announced Friday that the
Vols have hired Sal Sunseri as defensive coordinator.
NAME SAM PITTMAN OFFENSIVE LINE COACH
veteran spent last five seasons on North Carolina staff
of Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley announced Thursday that
the Vols have hired Sam Pittman as offensive line coach. Pittman, who
has spent the last five years at the University of North Carolina staff
from 2007-11 in charge of the offensive line, was named associate head
coach before the 2011 season.
Johnson Set For College All-Star Game
Tenn. - Tennessee linebacker Austin Johnson will be playing in the
Casino Del Sol All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 16 at Kino
To Play In East-West Shrine Game
Tenn. -- Tennessee tailback Tauren Poole will be playing in the 2012
East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21, 2012 at Tropicana Field in St.
Petersburg, Fla. Poole is the 43rd Volunteer to be selected to the game.
Lamp Takes Platform Crown at Georgia Diving Invitational
Tenn. – Tennessee redshirt sophomore diver Tori Lamp bettered her
runner-up performance yesterday on the 3-meter boards with a victory on
the platform on the final day of the Georgia Diving Invitational held
at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.
PLACES THIRD ON PLATFORM AT UGA
junior Ryan Helms took third place in the platform competition Thursday
in the final afternoon of competition at the Georgia Diving
Invitational in Athens, Ga.
FINISH GIVES HELMS SECOND ON 1-METER SPRINGBOARD
senior Ryan Helms recorded the highest score in the finals to vault to
second in the 1-meter springboard Wednesday at the Georgia Diving
Invitational in Athens, Ga.
Lady Vols Shine on Day Two of Georgia Diving Invite
Tenn. – All three of the Tennessee Lady Vol divers who were in action
Wednesday fared well on the 3-meter boards, as Tori Lamp, Gabrielle
Trudeau and Jodie McGroarty claimed top five finishes at the Georgia
Diving Invitational held at Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Ga.
VOL TENNIS RANKED 18TH TO OPEN 2012 SEASON
Individuals Ranked In Singles, Two Duos In Doubles
Tenn. - The Tennessee Lady Vol tennis team will open the 2012 spring
season ranked 18th nationally by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association
head coach Derek Dooley met with the media
know you wanted to visit with me about a few issues and I certainly
wanted to come speak on a couple of things just to clear up some of the
confusion, so what I'd like to do is kind of start with some of these
high-item issues that have been floating out there and at least clear
FOOTBALL 2012 SCHEDULE RELEASED
to host Florida, Alabama, Missouri among slate of seven home games
University of Tennessee announced the football schedule for the 2012
season, with the Vols slated to host seven games at Neyland Stadium
Punches Ticket to Olympic Trials With Fifth-Place Finish
Tenn. – University of Tennessee diver Tori Lamp accomplished what she
set out to do Sunday, grabbing fifth in the 10-meter platform finals at
the USA Diving Winter Nationals at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate
Lamp Earns Sixth in Platform Quarterfinals, Earns Spot in Semis
native will compete tomorrow morning at the USA Winter Nationals
Tenn. - University of Tennessee redshirt sophomore Tori Lamp notched a
spot in the platform semifinals after placing sixth in Saturday’s
quarterfinals at the USA Diving Winter Nationals at the Allan Jones
Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Diving Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials Coming to
nation’s best divers will compete at the University of Tennessee from
– The nation’s best divers are coming to Knoxville. The USA Diving
Winter National Championships and World Cup Trials will be held
December 15-22, 2011 at the University of Tennessee’s Allan Jones
Johnson, Randolph Named Yahoo! Freshman All-Americans
freshmen A.J. Johnson and Brian Randolph were named to the Yahoo!
Sports Freshman All-America Team on Monday. Johnson earned first-team
honors while Randolph made the second team.
JOINS TENNESSEE COACHING STAFF
letterman returns to alma mater to coach running backs
head football coach Derek Dooley announced today the addition of Vols
letterman Jay Graham to the Tennessee coaching staff as the running
backs coach. Graham, most recently the running backs/tight
coach at South Carolina...
Meaning of Thanksgiving
thousands living in Knoxville, there is no home. And without a home,
celebrating Thanksgiving gets complicated. On Sunday night, though
around 100 local homeless got to celebrate the holiday with Tennessee
student-athletes at the Varsity Inn inside Gibbs Hall.
is such a wonderful opportunity,” senior diver Gabrielle Trudeau said.
“It’s getting colder outside, and it’s great to be able to offer these
people a break, a warm meal and some new clothes.”
Face Same Must-Win Situation For Second Straight Week
- Tennessee might be winding down its final week of regular-season
practice, but the mentality has remained on winning Saturday to keep
the season alive.
Molly Hannis Earns SEC Honors, Named Freshman of the Week
Tenn. – For the second time this season, the Southeastern Conference
announced Monday that Tennessee Lady Vol swimmer Molly Hannis has been
selected as the league’s Freshman of the Week.
Wide Receiver Embracing Opportunity
- It’s no secret that Tennessee has relied heavily on its true freshmen
this season, playing the third-most of any school in the FBS (16).
Locked In On Final Regular-Season Game
- For the second consecutive season, Tennessee will head into its final
game of the season needing a sixth win to secure bowl eligibility.
And for the second straight year, all the Vols will be worried about is
the opponent at hand, Kentucky.
MAGGITT EARN SEC HONORS
UT Duo To Be Honored By SEC In Same Week Since 2007
- For just the 11th time in school history, multiple players were found
on the SEC’s Players of the Week list. Senior DL Malik Jackson earned
SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, while freshman LB Curt Maggitt was
awarded SEC Freshman of the Week honors, the league office announced
Rally for OT Win, 27-21
-- Twice last season, Tennessee celebrated in vain. First at LSU, then
in the Music City Bowl against North Carolina, joy turned into
On Saturday night in Neyland Stadium, Tennessee
celebrated in the south end zone, only to have it interrupted for an
Vol Swimming & Diving Finishes Tennessee Invite in
Tenn. - Behind multiple finalists in three races and a trio NCAA B-cut
times Friday, the ninth-ranked Lady Vols remained second to finish the
Tennessee Invitational at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic
SCORES HISTORIC DEBUT IN PLATFORM
FINISH THIRD IN TENNESSEE INVITATIONAL
Freshman Mauricio Robles’ collegiate debut in platform diving Friday
was nothing short of historic.
became the second Vol ever to score more than 400 points in the
platform diving event, winning the contest with a 404.00 total as the
Vols finished third of five schools in the team standings in the
HENAHAN WIN ON SECOND DAY OF INVITE
victories by a freshman and a senior highlighted Thursday’s competition
at the Tennessee Invitational as the Vols finished the second day in
third place at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
Quarterback Progressed Mentally During Injury
- While Tyler Bray was sidelined for five weeks with a broken thumb,
the Tennessee sophomore quarterback used that time gain more experience
in the film room while he was limited from physically throwing the
Vol Swimming & Diving in Second After Day One of UT Invite
Tenn. – The ninth-ranked University of Tennessee Lady Vol swimming and
diving team saved its best performance for last, as the 400y medley
relay team recorded a runner-up finish in the final event of day one of
the Tennessee Invitational at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic
WINS DICK VITALE TOURNEY: IT’S AWESOME, BABY!
& Toti Win Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic Doubles Championship
LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla.- Sophomore Brynn Boren and freshman Sarah Toti,
the top-seeded tandem at the Dick Vitale Intercollegiate Clay Court
Classic, won the tournament’s doubles championship Sunday at the
Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club to cap a strong fall for the
Lady Vol tennis program.
FOOTBALL POSTGAME QUOTES
Tennessee Head Coach Derek Dooley :
“Give Arkansas a lot of
credit. They put it to us. Not much you can say after a game like that.
Very disappointing in how it ended, but we missed a lot of
Confidence Grows In Leading UT Offense
KNOXVILLE - As Tennessee prepares for its third game with freshman
quarterback Justin Worley leading the huddle, his confidence in the
11-man circle is growing.
Not only has Worley’s confidence bolstered, but the confidence in him
from the other 10 players in the huddle has shot up as well.
Shut Out MTSU on Homecoming
KNOXVILLE -- Heading into Saturday's homecoming game against Middle
Tennessee State, Tennessee hadn't made a visit to the end zone --
checkerboard or otherwise -- in more than two games.
The Vols snapped a 10-quarter touchdown drought on their second
possession and kept on scoring, defeating the Blue Raiders 24-0
Saturday night in Neyland Stadium.
WR Doesn’t Let Injury Keep Him From Improving
KNOXVILLE - Being on crutches hasn’t prevented Tennessee sophomore wide
receiver Justin Hunter from being a part of the team or becoming a
Hunter, who underwent surgery in September to repair a torn ACL in his
left knee suffered at Florida, has tried to maintain a positive
mindset, not only to help himself, but his teammates as well.
Carolina Postgame Notes
"We fought them hard, but we are just a mess on offense. We can't run
it, we struggled to throw it. We had the ball twice in the red area and
we turned the ball over. I don't know what else you can do defensively.
We didn't stop the run very well in the second half, that's for sure.
They went on a 99-yard drive. For the most part we just couldn't get
anything going on offense. It was a real struggle. Give them a lot of
credit. It's tough and we have to move on."
IN TOUCH WITH HIS CHI
Classes Help Sophomore WR Stay Positive
KNOXVILLE - Everyone copes with adversity differently. For Tennessee
sophomore wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers, the method of choice is yoga.
“I’ve really been going in there (yoga class) and getting in touch with
my Chi, trying to keep everything level-headed,” Rogers said. “I think
I’ve been doing a good job. I’m really just trying to stay positive. I
feel like it’s just for the better of our team.”
Bullard To Start At Center, James Stone To Guard
KNOXVILLE - When Tennessee faces Alabama on Saturday, it will also be
facing another change in the center of the offense. Sophomore Alex
Bullard, who has started the first six games at left guard for the
Vols, will switch places with sophomore James Stone and be responsible
for snapping the ball to quarterback Matt Simms this weekend.
SIMMS WE TRUST
Quarterback Takes First-Team Reps In Prep For Saturday
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee will have a different, but familiar look under
center when the Vols take the field Saturday at Neyland Stadium. Senior
Matt Simms will replace the injured Tyler Bray, who suffered a
fractured right thumb, at quarterback.
“I’m glad we have Matt and we don’t have to shift with someone with no
experience or no command of the offense,” head coach Derek Dooley said
FALL IN ITA CONSOLATION SEMIS, 8-6
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Following a competitive showing at the
Riviera/ITA All-American Championships, the Lady Vols tennis team
finished Saturday as senior Natalie Pluskota and freshman Joanna
Henderson lost, 8-6, to No. 9 Lindsey Hardenbergh and Erin Vierra of
Virginia in the semifinals of the doubles main consolation draw at the
Riviera Tennis Center.
Fall Short Against Georgia, 20-12
KNOXVILLE -- For much of the season, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley
bemoaned his team's tendency to give up one or two costly plays.
Unfortunately for the Vols, that trend continued in a 20-12 loss to
Georgia in front of 102,455 fans in Neyland Stadium on Saturday night.
After finishing the first half tied, the Vols surrendered 14 unanswered
points in the third quarter and couldn't catch back up.
Face Bulldogs Saturday At 7 p.m. ET On ESPN2.
KNOXVILLE - When two teams play annually, it’s easy to look at the
series’ recent history in anticipation of the next meeting. Tennessee
however, isn’t looking for retaliation for last year’s loss to Georgia.
SWEEPS DAY ONE OF ITA QUALIFIERS
and Pluskota Each One Win Away From Main Draw Berth
PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. - Led by sophomore Brynn Boren’s pair of
singles wins and one doubles win, the Tennessee women’s tennis swept
through its first day (5-0) of the Riviera/ITA All-American
Championship qualifiers Tuesday at the Riviera Country Club.
WR Making Most Of Increased Playing Time
KNOXVILLE - While Tennessee sophomores Tyler Bray and Da’Rick Rogers
are garnering plenty of attention - and rightfully so - freshman wide
receiver DeAnthony Arnett has quietly made the most of his playing time
Roll Past Buffalo, 41-10
KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee's week of rest didn't derail its offense.
Quarterback Tyler Bray and receiver Da'Rick Rogers kept the SEC's best
passing offense on track, and the Vols gained 531 yards of total
offense in a 41-10 victory over Buffalo on Saturday in front of 87,758
at Neyland Stadium.
"Now we turn our attention to what lies ahead," UT coach Derek Dooley
Swimming and Diving Tops UNCW in Opening Dual Meet
Lady Vols won 14 events against the Seahawks
By Todd Mounce
“It was great to get the season started,” Lady Vol head coach Matt
Kredich said. “This was the earliest that we have competed since I have
been here and I really like swimming a meet this early. It really gave
us a chance to focus on some specific things that are difficult to
focus on until you get into a meet.”
SQUADS FOR ALL-AMERICAN, GEORGIA TECH INVITE
For this second week in a row, the Tennessee Volunteers are heading to
a pair of tennis tournaments over the weekend.
VOLS PLAY IN CAROLINA
Duke Tournament UT’s Second Fall Test
BY JOHN PAINTER
Early-season golf rankings can be volatile, but Tennessee's stock is
rising as the Vols prepare for their second tournament of the fall
UT enters this weekend’s Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, N.C., ranked
as high as fifth by Golfstat.com, and no worse than 19th in the latest
Golf World Division I College Coaches’ Poll. The Vols also are seventh
in this week’s Golfweek/Sagarin Ratings.
Vols Finish Week Strong After ‘Sluggish’ Start
KNOXVILLE - After one weekend of individual play, the Tennessee women’s
tennis team already has a lot to build upon. But it also has a lot to
build to reach the goals it wants to accomplish in 2011-12.
“It gives all of us a better idea of the things we have to work on,”
co-head coach Sonia Hahn-Patrick said. “There’s nothing that
substitutes match play."
LANDS SEVEN ON 1A ACADEMIC LIST
Seven former Tennessee student-athletes who graduated in the past year
have been selected inaugural recipients of the 1A Faculty Athletics
Representatives Academic Excellence Award.
Holly Kane, Jena Murphy and Phoebe Wright were named from the UT track
and field team, joining soccer’s Molly Delk, softball’s Tiffany Huff
and swimming and diving’s Jill Pierce. Geoff Sanders of swimming and
diving was chosen as the lone Tennessee male athlete.
Vol Swimming Opens Season at UNC-Wilmington
The Tennessee Lady Vol swimming and diving team will open its 2011-12
campaign on the road in Wilmington, N.C., for a pair of weekend meets.
Starting Linebacker Talks About Adjustment To UT
KNOXVILLE - Adapting from high school to college is tough for any
student-athlete. Luckily for Tennessee, it has a freshman linebacker
that rolls with the punches.
“The one thing he does is he plays with incredible energy,” head coach
Derek Dooley said of Curt Maggitt. “He plays with incredible toughness,
effort, spirit and he’s a big guy. When you add all that up, you can
get by with making mistakes.
Arise For Young Receiving Corps
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee was defeated for the first time this season
Saturday at Florida, but its biggest loss came on the Vols’ third
offensive play when sophomore wide receiver Justin Hunter suffered a
torn ACL in his left knee that will keep him out for the remainder of
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Young Wideouts Emerging
• Freshman wideout D’Anthony Arnett stepped up
in a big way, leading Tennessee with a team-high eight catches for 59
• Fellow first-year Vol Vincent Dallas and sophomore Matt Milton also
recorded their first career catches, with grabs of six and 12 yards.
• Junior tight end Mychal Rivera recorded a career-high 71 yards
receiving and tallied his first touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.
His five catches were one shy of his personal best set of six last
Saturday vs. Cincinnati.
Ready To Pick Up First Scars
KNOXVILLE - After an opening two-game home schedule, Tennessee is
preparing to get its first road experience in Gainesville this Saturday
when the Vols open SEC play against the Gators. Or as head coach Derek
Dooley sees it, the Vols will get their first ‘scars.’
Career Day Powers Vols UT 45, Cincy 23
KNOXVILLE - There are plenty of words that would fit
Tennessee's passing game in its 45-23 victory over Cincinnati. Wide
receiver Da'Rick Rogers thinks he knows the best one.
Polish Up Saturday’s Gameplan
KNOXVILLE - With more than a month to spare before Halloween, Tennessee
sophomore wide receiver Justin Hunter is doing his best to scare people.
But he’s not using a costume. He’s displaying potential, instead.
Hunter put on a dazzling performance in UT’s season-opener against
Montana with career-highs of six receptions and 146 yards, while
finding the end zone once.
OPEN FALL SLATE
Tennessee head coach Jim Kelson figures if Augusta National makes for a
perfect start to professional golf’s major calendar, it only makes
sense his Vols open their season each year with the collegiate version
of the same caliber.
VOLS TRAVEL TO VIRGINIA TECH FOR WEEKEND TOURNAMENT
The Tennessee Lady
Volunteers begin their final early-season volleyball tournament this
weekend as they travel to Blacksburg, Va., for the Virginia Tech
“The field was good today because of the work we did this summer on the
fields,” head coach Derek Dooley said. “There’s been a lot of rain.
We’ve gotten two outdoor practices with wet-ball work which we needed.
It’s good to see that. The fields’ guys are doing a heck of a job. We
had a good practice today and we have to polish it up tomorrow.”
NAMES DAVE HART VICE CHANCELLOR AND DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
The University of Tennessee today named Dave Hart as the school’s vice
chancellor and director of athletics. Hart, who was the director of
athletics at Florida State University for 12 years (1995-2007),
currently serves as the Executive Director of Athletics at the
University of Alabama, where he leads the day-to-day operations of the
Off Monday, Look Ahead To Game Two
“After watching the film, some big-picture items I was really pleased
with,” head coach Derek Dooley said. “First of all, how we managed the
adversity that hit us with the lightning starting out. I thought our
team did a great job in the locker room, especially given the anxiety
of a first game. There was so much anticipation to that moment, and
then all of a sudden it’s like, ‘We can’t go.’ I was worried a little
bit, but we did a good job. “
42 - Montana 16
Tennessee Head Coach Derek Dooley
“Let me start by giving Montana a lot of credit. That is a good
football team. We knew it coming in here. They whipped us at the line
of scrimmage the whole game. That is a real tribute to them. They are a
veteran team with some big physical guys, and we did not run (the ball)
the way it needed to be run. So, we need a little improvement there but
we did make some big plays in the throwing game which stretched the
game out a little bit early. That was good.”
Slated To Start 14 Underclassmen Saturday
KNOXVILLE - With exponential talent and a fast learning curve comes the
opportunity to play early in your collegiate football career. With
early opportunity comes frequent mistakes. But that’s OK to the
Tennessee coaching staff, as long as they aren’t repetitive ones.
Workout The Brain, Inch Closer To Saturday
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee continued its week one preparations for Montana
on Tuesday morning at Haslam Field with another solid day of practice,
specifically working with third-down and red area situations. While the
Vols got bigger physically throughout the off-season, the focus has
shifted to training the brain as well.
IN THE BANK
Invest In First Game Week Of 2011 Season
KNOXVILLE - Tennessee began ‘depositing’ its preparations Monday at
Haslam Field for the 2011 season opener Saturday against Montana. Much
like a bank account, the Vols are trying to invest enough to shop --
for a win.
“We have a lot of new guys,” head coach Derek Dooley. “We have to teach
them what it means to prepare. I equated it to every day depositing
money in your bank account. Every day, the investment that you put in
physically and the investment you put in mentally is a deposit. On game
day, you withdraw it all. The more you deposit during the week, the
more money you’re going to have on game day to play well. Today, we put
a pretty good deposit in and we’ll see if we can keep going all week.”
game notes for Saturday’s (Sept. 3) contest vs. Montana
Saturday's game is the
first-ever meeting between Tennessee and Montana, as well as the Vols'
initial meeting against any member of the currently constructed Big Sky
VOLS RALLY IN 2011 OPENER
“We expect to maybe play
a little uneven here at the beginning of the season, but I was very
excited about how mature they played on the court, how organized they
were and how they played the big points today,” Tennessee head coach
Rob Patrick said. “We were able to turn around some patches of play
that were inconsistent and pulled out the victory.”
Vols ‘Spirited’ As End Of Fall
“We had a really good, spirited practice and finished early,” head
coach Derek Dooley said. “(We had) good tempo and a lot of plays being
made on both sides of the ball so that was always encouraging. We end
it with a mock game tomorrow which is really more game administration
than it is practice. I’m real pleased with how we’re finishing up and I
know everybody is going to be excited to get to game week.”
VISITS, BIG IMPACT
All-American Linebacker Speaks To Team
“We had Leonard Little
today, which it’s always good to have former greats come back,” head
coach Derek Dooley said. “He had a good message to the team about
finishing every play in practice and working hard. It was a message we
need because we’re not there yet. We were a little sluggish today.”
REPORT: SUNDAY NOTEBOOK
Vols More Optimistic In 2011
KNOXVILLE - Just one short year ago, Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley
was entering his first season on Rocky Top. With a larger talent pool
and Dooley’s structure in place, the optimism surrounding the UT
football program is much higher than it was 12 months ago.
“I’m a little nervous because of our youth and inexperience, but I feel
like that we have a competitive talent level,” Dooley said. “It’s not
where it needs to be to be a championship football team. It doesn’t
mean we can’t win one. We have some holes, but I think we’re a lot
better than where we were a year ago. I think it’s fair to say that.”
“We moved Anthony Anderson and Naz Oliver to wideout for several
reasons,” head coach Derek Dooley said. “Reason number one is we’re
absolutely depleted at wideout right now. We’re not deep as it is and
we have injuries. We have injuries with Zach (Rogers) and Deanthony
(Arnett). Little stuff. Not major. We don’t have a lot of guys. We have
a lot of guys in the secondary. Naturally, when you’re short in an area
you say, ‘Who on that board has the skill sets to help us that we can
afford to move?’”
REPORT: ‘LIGHT A CANDLE’
Vols Learning To Play Out Of
“Every day, elements of our youth show up in different areas,” head
coach Derek Dooley said. “I think the biggest challenge we’re going to
have as a team is when things aren’t going our way, do we have the
maturity to know how to pull out of it? Things went bad early for the
offense. The defense poured it on. We just need to learn how to be a
little more solution-oriented. It’s the old line, ‘Don’t curse the
darkness. Light a candle.’ We get all the excuses out, we quit worrying
about the last play, we start focusing on what our job is the next play
and we’ll execute our way out of it. That’s going to be our big
challenge this year.”
REPORT: SCRIMMAGE TWO EFFICIENT
Vols Balance Offense
With Longer Drives
- In his five starts as a freshman, Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray
led an ‘explosive’ offense that saw an average time of possession of
2:10 on 27 scoring drives, including 14 that took less than two
minutes. During their intrasquad scrimmage Saturday at Neyland Stadium,
the Vols showed the potential for offensive efficiency as well.
REPORT: TIME TO REFOCUS
Prepare For ‘Biggest’ Scrimmage of Preseason
KNOXVILLE - ‘Sandwiched’ in between ‘a real good’ two-practice day and
the second scrimmage of preseason camp, Tennessee wasn’t looking for
excuses as it practiced Friday at Haslam Field.
“This was the first practice that I felt like we didn’t come out here
with the kind of mindset we needed to get better as a team,” head coach
Derek Dooley said. “It’s pretty common now. We have a scrimmage
tomorrow. We had a real good two-a-day yesterday and last night. It was
a little bit sandwiched in the middle. Guys are a little hurt and tired.
REPORT: ONE WEEK DOWN
KNOXVILLE - The Tennessee
football team suited up in full pads for the first time this preseason
while installing third-and-1 and goal line situations Saturday
afternoon. After beginning the session at Haslam Field, rain forced the
Vols to wrap up their opening week of fall camp inside Neyland-Thompson
“We weren’t as good as we needed to be on third-and-1 (last season),”
head coach Derek Dooley said. “I think we were about 70 percent on
third-and-1 last year on offense and we really need to be 100. A lot of
things go to that and that’s kind of where we are.”
CAPTURES BACK-TO-BACK TITLES IN ILLINOIS
“Coming off the win last week, I was just kind
of numb through this whole tournament,” Sandgren said. “It almost felt
like I was sleepwalking. Everything was all happening really quickly,
and I just kept winning each match day by day. The next day I’d wake up
and do it again. Then I won the tournament. It was great.”
In the title match, Sandgren played a steady game from the outset. He
broke Beidas early to take the first set 6-3. He got a break again at
1-1 in the second set and cruised the rest of the way as Beidas was
plagued by errors.
DOOLEY MEDIA LUNCHEON
"That’s the first thing I do in pregame; I look at their guys and I
look at our guys and just get a little feeling. Sometimes I go, ‘OK,
we’re going to be all right;’ and then sometimes I go, ‘This is going
to be a hard one.’ I think every coach does that, and then they go back
in the locker room and say, ‘Did you see 67? Holy smokes, I didn’t know
he was that big!’ That’s pregame.
Lady Vols Swim Olympic Trial Cuts
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Five members of the Tennessee Lady Vol swimming and
diving team secured Olympic Trial standards over the weekend at the
2011 Long Course Southeastern Championships at the Allan Jones
Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
COMPLETE HABITAT PROJECT
Dry eyes were hard to
come by Friday afternoon when the Tennessee football team presented the
keys to a new Habitat for Humanity home to Debra Tate.
The entire Vols football squad was on hand at Geyland Heights Road in
South Knoxville, squeezing into the living room and kitchen for a
ceremony that was four tough weekends in the making. Each and every one
of the 2011 team members had played a part in the home’s construction
over a course of four consecutive recent Saturdays.
“The Habitat people came to me last fall about the possibility of doing
this project,” said Andre Lott, UT’s Vol for Life Coordinator. “Once we
got everything organized, it was a no-brainer for us.”
of Vols Secure Olympic Trial Standards
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Vol swimmers Brad Craig, Samuel Rairden
and Ed Walsh each recently recorded Olympic Trial cuts at the 2011 Long
Course Southeastern Championships at the Allan Jones Intercollegiate
Aquatic Center over the weekend.
Tennessee’s Darren Renwick has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon
All-America Scholar for 2011 by the Golf Coaches Association of America
EARNS LOMBARDI WATCH LIST SELECTION
HOUSTON - Tennessee senior defensive lineman Malik Jackson was selected
to the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List on Tuesday, his third preseason
nomination for a prestigious national honor. Last week, Jackson was
named to both the Nagurski and Outland Trophy watch lists.
BRAY NAMED TO MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST
Tennessee senior tailback
Tauren Poole and sophomore quarterback Tyler Bray have each been
selected to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, which has annually
honored college football’s most outstanding player since 1937.
The Vols’ duo account for two of 12 SEC student-athletes on the list,
making UT just one of three teams in the conference with multiple names
on the 66-player group. Just 16 teams in the nation feature two or more
student-athletes on the list.
JACKSON RETURNS TO TENNESSEE FOOTBALL TEAM
KNOXVILLE - The Tennessee
football program announced Wednesday that junior defensive back Janzen
Jackson has enrolled in the second session of summer classes.
He has returned to the team and is expected to be a full participant
when training camp begins.
VOLS CLIMB THREE SPOTS
UT rallied after a 9-over-par first nine holes to shoot 2-over for the
second nine and finish the day with an 11-over score of 299 – nine
strokes better than Tuesday’s opening effort. Tennessee climbed into a
tie for 24th place with 18 holes remaining Thursday.
STILLWATER, Okla. – Tennessee’s best nine holes of the week helped the
Vols gain three spots in the standings here Wednesday after two rounds
of the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.