July 2011 Archives
"You take a look at things and what's potentially going to happen, and I realized that I've got to have these guys around me,'" Manning said. "I've had that title, if you will, for the past seven years and I appreciate Bill (Polian) and Jim (Irsay) doing that seven years ago. I did everything I could to play like it, and I think there is an extra responsibility that comes with it. If they're going to pay you like the highest-paid player, you better play like it."
Read some more here:
• Indianapolis Star: QB Peyton Manning: I'll be a Colt my entire career
• Associated Press: Manning shows up on time for Colts training camp
Maria Cornelius of Scout.com/Rocky Top News recently spoke with Tennessee Softball Co-Head Coach Ralph Weekly about the end of this past season and to preview what should be an exciting 2012 campaign.Scout.com Q&A With Tennessee Softball's Ralph Weekly.pdf
Relive some Manning moments at UT.
Dooley gave a warm welcome Friday to high school coaches and administrators at the Knox County Coaches' Kickoff Luncheon at Thompson-Boling Arena.
With the Vols, he was an All-America and two-time All-SEC. In 2003, he and T Michael Munoz became first juniors to serve as team captains since 1944. In 2004, they became first two-time captains since J.G. Lowe in 1924-25. Burnett was a 2004 semifinalist for Butkus and Nagurski Awards.
Former Volunteer baseball player and current Tennessee senator Bob Corker will share his insights on the current US economic situation at the Knoxville Economics Forum, organized by the College of Business Administration's Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee on Monday, Aug. 8, at Club LeConte in downtown Knoxville.
Corker played in 13 games for the Vols as an outfielder in 1972 and graduated from UT in 1974. He went on to become mayer of his hometown Chattanooga before winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2006.
For more information on the Knoxville Economics Forum, click HERE
Current Tennessee Lady Vol sophomore soccer player Tori Bailey was recently featured in a profile in the Tri-County Times, the local newspaper of her hometown of Fenton, Mich. The 4-11 midfielder/defender tallied four points on a goal and two assists while playing in 19 matches during her rookie season at Rocky Top. Her first career goal proved to be a big one as her tally at 68:23 downed Richmond, 2-1, in the First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic.Tri-County Times/Dave Troppens: 7-13 Tori Bailey story -- Tri-County Times.pdf
36 days until it's officially Football Time in Tennessee! 36 is a number that carries plenty of significance in UT football history:
-The Vols have gone undefeated at Neyland Stadium 36 times, most recently in 2007 (7-0).
-Peyton Manning set the UT individual record with 36 touchdown passes in 1997.
-36 Vols have earned Freshman All-American honors. Sophomore James Stone was honored last season by the FWAA and Sporting News.
-The Vols set a school and SEC record with 36 interceptions in 1970.
"It's really an honor just to get a chance in the NFL," Cunningham said. "I'm going to go out there and give it my best."
Chad Cunningham has used all his time since graduating from Tennessee to prepare for a chance to latch on with a team. Even though he was disappointed when he went undrafted, it didn't curtail his training.
He worked every day at the University of Memphis with players already in the NFL like New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, long snapper Morgan Cox of the Baltimore Ravens and former Tennessee teammate Britton Colquitt, now a punter with the Denver Broncos.
Former Tennessee wide receiver Gerald Jones has agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. A team-high 55 receptions in 2010 made Jones just the fifth receiver to lead the Vols in catches in three consecutive seasons. He was the first to do so since Joey Kent in 1994-96.
Jones finished fifth on UT's career receptions list with 142 and 11th in receiving TDs with 13. Compiling 1,710 career receiving yards, he was just 37 short of reaching the top 10 in that category.
The Patriot-News: Eagles sign rookie free agent wide receiver Gerald Jones
Looking for more Tennessee apparel? Click "Download Photos" in the link below to check out the Big Orange options in the new "SEC on ESPN" apparel collection.
ESPN Consumer Products, in collaboration with the Southeastern Conference, announces the launch of the "SEC on ESPN" apparel collection, a t-shirt line inspired by the conference's achievements, traditions and rivalries, as well as ESPN's dedication to being the home of college football. The collection features slogans and logos from each of the twelve schools and gives fans a new way to show their passion for college football, SEC style.
There are just 37 days until the Vols kickoff against Montana on Sept. 3!
Tennessee's team record for passing touchdowns in a season is 37, which took place in 1997. Peyton Manning threw for 36 of those, while Tee Martin accounted for the other.
37 is also the UT single-game record for completions, set by Manning in a game vs. Florida in 1996. The record was matched in 2000 by A.J.Suggs in an overtime contest against LSU.
Today's links in relation to Tennessee football.
ESPN.com: Video: Tennessee's Malik Jackson
Knoxville News Sentinel: Year of the RB: Burning questions with Tauren Poole
247sports.com: Jackson defends Vols young DL
247sports.com: Ten days, ten battles: Tight end
InsideTennessee.com: Can Bray lead?
InsideTennessee.com: Another summer another strength coach
Moore, a four year letterman at Tennessee, became the seventh receiver in school history to surpass 2,000 career yards. In 2010, he was the only player in major college football to have two 200+ yard receiving games.
Read some more on the Raiders and their start of training camp in the Mercury News from the Bay Area.
"What they are converting is switchgrass, that nobody wants, and thats the beauty of it, so they are not going to be competing with anything, I don't want them to touch Neyland Stadium, we can't convert that to ethanol, we have to keep that for the team," said Dooley.
While the coach may be a little protective, Tuesday night he helped honor the 16 farmers who took part in the UT program to turn switchgrass into biofuel.
Read the full story from WBIR.com.
Former Tennessee defensive end Chris Walker tweeted Wednesday (@cwalk8432) that he did not pass his physical to join the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.
"I'm coming home AGAIN! I can't even get passed a playing physical! Maybe God has something different! This hurts! #hurtinforcertain"
Check out today's links involving Tennessee football.
ESPN.com: Chat: Derek Dooley, Houston Nutt
ESPN.com: The Page 2 SEC coaches' questionnaire
Knoxville News Sentinel:Derek Dooley ready to stop talking, start working
247sports.com: Ten Days, Ten Battles: Return game
Want the easiest access to Tennessee football in the news? Check out the links below.
Knoxville News Sentinel
It's been four days since the Vols took stage at SEC Media Days, but that didn't stop the extended coverage and recaps during the weekend. Links are below.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Chattanooga Times Free Press
The Tennessee football program took part in SEC Media Days on Thursday. Below is a variety of perspectives regarding the Vols' appearance, which featured head coach Derek Dooley, seniors Malik Jackson and Tauren Poole, and junior Dallas Thomas.
The Sporting News
-Vols leaning on the Tennessee way, Bray to make resurgence completeKnoxville News Sentinel
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Memphis Commercial Appeal