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Wilkinson Features From New Zealand

Tennessee rising senior Hannah Wilkinson helped her Team New Zealand to a 1-1 tie vs. Brazil on Monday in an international match. Check out this feature on Hannah: Wilkinson threatens Brazil in the wet.

Also, here's a nice feature on Wilkinson and her family: Family launching pad for Wilkinson

The teams will play against on Tuesday in Taupo, for the second game of the series -- the 200th international match for the Football Ferns. 

Happy Birthday - June 15: Corey Vereen and Darwin Walker

On June 15 we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore defensive lineman Corey Vereen.


We also celebrate the birthday of former football defensive lineman Darwin Walker. Walker was a third-round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2000 after playing at Tennessee and being part of the 1998 National Championship team.


KNS Features On Father's Day

The Knoxville News Sentinel has a pair of touching features on Father's Day related to the Vols football program. 

Butch Jones tries to talk his youngest son, Andrew, 7, into making the Vol For Life hand sign at their home on June 5. From left, are sons Adam, 13, Andrew, wife Barb Jones, and Alex, 17. The family is decked out in orange in preparation for an annual family portrait.
- Jennifer Lawson takes a look at Butch Jones and his relationship with his dad, his three sons and his 105 sons on the football team:  Volunteer Dad: Butch Jones applies lessons from his dad to his three sons -- and 105 more

John Adams: One of Bates' Father's Day presents will be wrapped in orange
- John Adams profile VFL Bill Bates, who can celebrate Father's Day as the dad of a Tennessee Volunteer for the first time in 2014: One of Bates' Father's Day presents will be wrapped in orange

Saint Preux Wins UFC174 Match By Submission

Former Vols Football player turned MMA star Ovince Saint Preux won his UFC174 match by submission on Saturday night in Vancouver. He took down Ryan Jimmo in the second round at the 2:50 mark in a light heavyweight battle. OSP is now 16-5 overall in his UFC career.

UFC.com: Event Results
A busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee Athletics family on June 14. 

Celebrating today is the women's basketball legend Pat Summitt.


Men's basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall and women's volleyball head coach Rob Patrick are also celebrating their birthday today.


We also send happy birthday wishes to rising junior thrower Cassie Wertman, rising sophomore tennis player Sean Karl and rising senior tennis player Andrew Dromsky

CassieWertman SeanKarl AndrewDromsky

Also celebrating is former Vols football lineman Anthony Herrera, who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2004-11. 


#VFL Ovince Saint Preux Set For UFC 174 On Saturday

Former Tennessee football player Ovince Saint Preux will compete in his 21st fight at UFC 174 on Saturday night in Vancouver at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT. He will take on Ryan Jimmo in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division. 

OSP is 15-5 in his career and has won his last four matches. Here's a breakdown of his match: UFC PREVIEW and a preview in the Knoxville News Sentinel: Ovince St. Preux seeks fifth straight victory in UFC.

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Happy Birthday - June 13: Kahala Schneider

On June 13 we send Happy Birthday wishes to rising junior rower Kahala Schneider.


Happy Birthday - June 12: Erik Ainge

On June 12 we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols quarterback Erik Ainge.


Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (6/12/14)

Get the latest on the men's basketball right here in the Tennessee Update. 

PEARL1.JH#4252.JPG SPORTS 09/03/05 NEWS SENTINEL PHOTO BY JOE HOWELL Reggie Johnson, left, and Dale Ellis, center, talk with Ray Mears, seated,  Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

- In the Knoxville News Sentinel, Mike Strange has a wonderful feature on VFL Reggie Johnson, who bridged the gap between Bernard King and Dale Ellis:  Reggie Johnson was quite a bridge between King and Ellis.

- Also in the Knoxville News Sentinel, check out a story on the Rocky Top League, which includes many current and former Vols: UT newcomers will have chance to make their names known in Rocky Top League

- Also, Donnie Tyndall talked about the Rocky Top League: VIDEO

- The Maryville Daily Times had this story on the Rocky Top League: UT coach says Hubbs will miss Rocky Top League

- The Tennessean and Chattanooga Times Free Press have these stories on the Vols season-opener:

- The Daily Beacon takes a look at the Vols' summer camps: Summer basketball camps allows team to give back

Happy Birthday - Warlick, Petersen and Maddox

On June 11, we send Happy Birthday wishes to women's basketball head coach Holly Warlick, recent swimming graduate Sam Petersen and baseball player Will Maddox who has just signed with the Detroit Tigers.


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