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Vol Calls Set For Tonight

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The Vol Network's "Vol Calls" Lineup is set for tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT

New Tennessee Basketball Coach Rick Barnes will be on-site with hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs at Calhoun's On the River, as will former Vol punter Matt Darr. The show will also feature interviews with Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones, tight end Ethan Wolf and linebacker Dillon Bates.

You can tune in on Vol Network stations across the state or listen free online HERE

Happy Birthday - April 13

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It's April 13 and we've got a pair of VFL birthdays to celebrate! Today we're wishing a happy birthday to former men's tennis standout Jarryd Chaplin and, from the archives, baseball legend Ben Cantwell

A native of Sydney, Australia, Chaplin wrapped up a four-year career at Tennessee last season. He finished his time at Tennessee with a singles record 62-55 to go along with his career doubles mark of 72-43. He was second team All-SEC as a junior in 2013 and claimed three doubles titles over his career. Born this day in 1992, Chaplin is 23 years old today.



Cantwell was born in 1902 in Milan, Tennessee, and played baseball at UT from 1922-25. He moved on to professional baseball in 1926 and made his major league debut in 1927 with the New York Giants. He was later traded to the Boston Braves. In 1933, Cantwell won 20 games as a starter for the Braves, becoming just the second pitcher out of the SEC to record 20 wins in a season in the major leagues. Cantwell passed away in 1962 at age 60.



Happy birthday, Jarryd and Ben!

 

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/12/15)

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Saturday was one of the most special days of the year according to Butch Jones as the Vols hosted their annual Family Day at Neyland Stadium. Among the family members on hand to support his brothers was #VFL Eric Berry, along with his dad and fellow #VFL James Berry. Get the latest from UTSports.com: 

Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Eric Berry attends Vols' practice
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Offense 'stale' as Vols work in Neyland
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols defense shines in scrimmaging
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gaulden shows physical play at nickel back
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Blanc out for rest of spring
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kirkland working out his mind
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs: Vols passing game is 'fine'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones praises Vickers, Kelly
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones pushing Vols' Von Pearson to step up
- The Tennessean:  Mistakes plague Vols defense

Happy Birthday - April 12

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Four birthdays on Rocky Top for this April 12! Today we wish a very happy birthday to diver Sarah Chewning, soccer's Josie Jennings, football's Brett Kendrick and men's golf VFL Oliver Goss!

A junior transfer from the University of Kentucky, Chewning made her Orange & White debut this season. She picked up a win in her first meet as a member of the UT squad, posting a 260.25 in the 3-meter springboard. 



Jennings is a defender out of Knoxville's Farragut High School. She completed her freshman season in the fall of 2014, seeing action in 17 matches and picking up seven starts along the way. She closed out the year with 757 minutes played, including a full 90 against Tulsa in September. Jennings turns 19 years old today.



Another Knoxville native, Kendrick enters spring camp as a redshirt sophomore. He appeared in all 13 games for Vol Football in 2014, getting two starts on the offensive line. Kendrick is 20 years old today.



Goss played two seasons at Tennessee before turning pro in 2014. A native of Perth, Australia, Goss was a two-time All-SEC performer and turned heads in 2014 when he finished as the low amateur at the 2014 Masters (+10). He has played this season on the Web.com tour, logging six tournament appearances. He has three top-25 finishes to his name and one top-10. He turns 21 today.



Happy birthday Sarah, Josie, Brett, and Oliver!


Happy Birthday - April 11

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On April 11 we're sending out happy Big Orange birthday wishes to football's Cortez McDowell!



A sophomore linebacker from Locust Grove, Georgia, McDowell appeared in all 13 games for UT in 2014 on special teams and as a reserve WILL linebacker. He led the team with 14 special teams tackles and finished the season with 19 total tackles. Born this day in 1996, McDowell is 19 years old today.

Happy birthday, Cortez!

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/10/15)

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#TGIF Only 15 days until the DISH Orange & White Game (April 25, 4pm) 🍊⚪️🍊⚪️🍊⚪️🍊⚪️🍊⚪️

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Get the latest on the Vols from Thursday's practice with coverage from UTSports.com: 

News from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Spring 'time to shine' for UT Vols' Sanders
- Knoxville News Sentinel: North eager to practice at full speed
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Fewer sacks will enhance running game
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kamara still out of action
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Blair still seeking consistency
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols' Jennings adjusting as college QB
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols' Jalen Hurd nearing 240 pounds
- The Tennessean: Mistakes plague Vols defense


Happy Birthday - April 10

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On this 10th day of April we are celebrating a quartet of Tennessee birthdays. Join us in wishing a happy birthday to volleyball's Kelsey Bawcombe, Chelsea Blaase of cross country/track and field, rowing's Morgan Suffridge, and baseball VFL Mike Lincoln

A native of Temecula, California, Bawcombe is coming off a solid freshman season for Tennessee Volleyball in the fall of 2014. She appeared in 31 matches and made 17 starts on the year, logging two double-doubles and a team-high 17 service aces. Born this day in 1996, Bawcome is 19 years old today.



Out on the track, Blaase is having the best season of her career. In the fall, she became Tennessee's 10th cross country All-American after finishing 10th at the NCAA Championships. Blaase earned her second All-American award of the year during the indoor track and field season when she placed fourth in the women's 5,000 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championships. And just last week, Blaase broke her own school record in the 10,000 meter run at the Stanford Invitational, turning in a time of 32:28.39 that ranks second in the nation.



A junior member of the varsity rowing squad, Suffridge was a part of the Second Varsity Eight that finished third in the petite final at the 42nd annual San Diego Crew Classic. A local product out of Knoxville, Suffridge is majoring in in Speech Pathology and was a member of the 2014 spring SEC Academic Honor Roll. 



Today is also the 40th birthday of former Tennessee and Major League pitcher Lincoln. He pitched just one season for UT back in 1996, going 6-4 with a 3.33 ERA before being drafted in the 13th round of the MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins. He made his big league debut on April 7, 1999, and continued on in the Bigs until 2010, making stops with the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, and Cincinnati Reds.



Happy birthday Kelsey, Chelsea, Morgan, and Mike!




Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/9/15)

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The Vols will be back on Haslam Field for Spring Practice #8 on Thursday, just after 4 p.m. Meanwhile, over at Neyland Stadium, the grounds crew is getting ready for Saturday's practice by painting the field. 


Be sure to visit our Spring Camp Central for the latest on the Vols. 

News from the media includes: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Evan Berry heeds brother Eric's advice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 47 years ago, UT was buying 'Doug's rug'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Wolf aiming for big sophomore season

Happy Birthday - April 9

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On April 9 we're celebrating the birthday of Tennessee women's golfer AJ Newell and UT hall of fame baseball player Sam Ewing!

A senior from Tampa, Florida, Newell has posted seven rounds of par or better this season, including a career-low 67 at the Cougar Classic. Through eight tournaments, she owns a scoring average of 72.91 -- the lowest of her career on Rocky Top. Newell and her teammates are off this week, but return to action next weekend in Birmingham, Alabama, for the SEC Championships. Born this day in 1993, Newell turns 22 years old today.



Today we also wish a happy 65th birthday to former Vol and Major Leaguer, Sam Ewing. One of the best to ever play in Tennessee's history, Ewing posted an incredible .464 batting average during his senior season in Knoxville. He drove in 25 runs on 45 hits that season to go along with eight home runs and 33 runs scored. Unsurprisingly, he was a first team All-America selection by both the Sporting News and the ABCA. He finished his career with a .411 batting average before going on to play professionally with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays organizations. He was elected to the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998.



Happy birthday AJ and Sam!


Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (4/8/15)

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Get the latest on the Vols as they have hit the midway point of Spring Football following Practice #7 on Tuesday. UTSports.com has you covered:


News from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols net six-figure profit from TaxSlayer Bowl
- Knoxville News Sentinel: It was a huge kick in hindsight
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vereen out for rest of spring practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kamara absent from UT practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: North putting frustrating 2014 behind him
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: QBs improving under DeBord

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