September 2011 Archives
Here is a video clip of that interview.
Tavis Bailey Interview on Sports Mecca
Derek Dooley and the Tennessee football team will be featured on ESPNU All-Access tonight at both 7 and 10:30 p.m. An ESPN crew spent the day taking part in a behind-the-scenes look at the Vols last Tuesday.
The film crew spent the day in Knoxville from the early morning breakfast to practice to team meetings. Senior tailback Tauren Poole hosted the morning activities while senior linebacker Austin Johnson and sophomore defensive lineman Jacques Smith gave a tour of Neyland Stadium and the campus in the afternoon.
Check it out tonight at both 7 and 10:30 p.m., on ESPNU.
Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Sept. 26, 2011. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week:
Singles: 552 (+11)
Doubles: 887 (+651)
Note: Reached the quarterfinals of the National Bank Futures in Markham, Canada, while also making it to the doubles final with Rhyne Williams ... Points added this week for singles quarterfinal and doubles title at the Tevlin Family Futures in Toronto ... Off this week.
Singles: 655 (+2)
Doubles: 794 (-1)
Note: Reached singles and doubles quarterfinals of the Costa Mesa Tennis Classic in California ... Playing this week at the USTA Futures of Laguna Beach in California ... Now on Twitter @jpatsmith
Singles: 1197 (-6)
Doubles: 899 (-9)
Note: Did not play last week ... Off this week.
Doubles: 443 (+1)
Note: Reached the doubles semifinals of the Costa Mesa Tennis Classic, beating John-Patrick Smith and Ben Rogers in the quarterfinals ... Playing this week at the USTA Futures of Laguna Niguel in California.
Doubles: 598 (+4)
Note: Reached the doubles quarterfinals of the Costa Mesa Tennis Classic in California with John-Patrick Smith ... Playing this week at the USTA Futures of Laguna Niguel in California.
The addition of Texas A&M will increase the SEC membership to 13 institutions. It is the first expansion for the SEC since September of 1991 when the University of South Carolina joined the league. The University of Arkansas joined the SEC in August of 1991. With the addition of Arkansas and South Carolina, the SEC was the first conference to split into divisions and add a conference championship game in 1992.
"The Southeastern Conference Presidents and Chancellors are pleased to welcome Texas A&M University to the SEC family," said Dr. Bernie Machen, chair of the SEC Presidents and Chancellors and president of the University of Florida. "The addition of Texas A&M University as the SEC's 13th member gives our league a prestigious academic institution with a strong athletic tradition and a culture similar to our current institutions."
"The Southeastern Conference provides Texas A&M the national visibility that our great university and our student-athletes deserve," said Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin. "We are excited to begin competition in the nation's premier athletic conference. This is a 100-year decision that we have addressed carefully and methodically, and I believe the Southeastern Conference gives the Aggies the best situation of any conference in the country."
Texas A&M , located in College Station, will also be the third institution in the Southeastern Conference to hold membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities, joining University of Florida and Vanderbilt University. Texas A&M has an enrollment of 50,000 students, ranking as the sixth-largest university in the country, with 360,000 former students worldwide.
Tennessee head baseball coach Dave Serrano and his staff got their first look at their full team in action on Thursday night when they held the first fall practice at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Check out comments from Coach Serrano, shortstop Zach Osborne and outfielder Chris Fritts below.
Also read this story from Grant Ramey which ran in the Knoxville News Sentinel today: Dave Serrano Watches First Practice
What Patrick has meant to Southeastern Conference volleyball, however, can't go unnoticed. Consistently turning out teams that have competed with the top squads in the nation gave the SEC legitimacy and respect among other conferences.
First, here are the latest in a series of eight video features entitled "Welcome to Big Orange Country," highlighting the Vols' eight newcomers.
Welcome to Big Orange Country: Wes Washpun
Get to know freshman and Knoxville-native Brandon Lopez in his edition of Welcome to Big Orange Country: Welcome to Big Orange Country: Brandon Lopez
If you haven't been reading Dwight's Insights, a blog by newcomer Dwight Miller, you've been missing out. Dwight is an international student-athlete and shares his perspectives on everything from college athletics to leadership to what he learns from life. Check out his latest entry: Student of Life.
The Vols also added three more TV games to their 2011-12 slate. Click here for Tennessee's entire 2011-12 TV lineup.
As always, you can keep up with everything going on in Tennessee basketball on Facebook.com/BallWithTheVols and on Twitter at @Vol_Hoops.
"Vol Calls" with Bob Kesling
Hart's barely had time to look for a house in Knoxville, or even put his old one in Tuscaloosa on the market. He's been back and forth between the two cities and glued to his cell phone every step of the way, fielding numerous interview requests and communicating frequently with the administrators and coaches he'll now be supervising on a daily basis.
"I've been working since I left the press conference," Hart said.
In between unpacking boxes in his Brenda Lawson Athletic Center office Tuesday, Hart sat down with the News Sentinel to discuss a variety of issues swirling in the world of UT athletics and beyond.
Added on Wednesday morning was a full transcript of Andrew Gribble's interview with Hart.
Former Tennessee basketball player Tobias Harris, the 19th overall selection in June's NBA Draft, has joined a star-studded roster of NBA players taking part in an exhibition game at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah, on Thursday, Sept. 22.
The event is the brainchild of fellow first-round pick Jimmer Fredette, who was taken 10th overall out of BYU by the Sacramento Kings. The exhibition's name: Jimmer's All-Stars.
Other 2011 NBA draftees already committed to participate include Kemba Walker, Nolan Smith and Kawhi Leonard. Full rosters are expected to be announced next week.
Harris has been staying in shape during the ongoing NBA lockout by training in Tennessee's on-campus basketball facilities. Former NBA All-Star and Vols All-America Dale Ellis also has spent time on Rocky Top in recent weeks putting Harris through various workouts and drills.
Harris, who earned Freshman All-America acclaim last season, also is taking classes at UT this semester.
TATUM APPEARS ON COVER OF LINDY'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW
Senior guard Cameron Tatum appears on one of the regional covers of Lindy's Sports College Basketball Preview, which hit newsstands this week.
A native of Lithonia, Ga., and the most experienced returner on the Vols' roster, Tatum enters his final season on Rocky Top just 194 points shy of becoming the 44th all-time member of Tennessee's 1,000-Point Club.
Below is a shot of the cover that features Tatum.
In terms of pure talent, the Alvin Harper-Carl Pickens duo in 1990 has few peers.
You want production? Go back and look at what Joey Kent and Marcus Nash did in 1996, Marcus Nash and Jermaine Copeland in 1997 (Peerless Price was also a big part of that receiving corps) and Donte Stallworth and Kelley Washington in 2001.
Going back even further, Anthony Hancock and Willie Gault helped elevate Wide Receiver U. to national prominence in the early 1980s, and before that, there was the famed twosome of Larry Seivers and Stanley Morgan.
It appears that another dynamic duo may be on its way in Vol Land.
Sophomores Justin Hunter and Da'Rick Rogers have been sensational through two games this season. They've combined for 31 catches, 502 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
During his recent visit to Rocky Top, YouTube sensation and baseball star Domingo Ayala joined Tennessee strength and conditioning coach Herman Demmink for a quick workout.
For just the third time in the last two seasons, in all of FBS, Tennessee had a game with a 400-yard passer, 100-rusher and two 100-yard receivers. Tyler Bray threw for 405 yards, Tauren Poole rushed for 101 yards, Justin Hunter had 156 receiving yards while Da'Rick Rogers hauled in 100 receiving yards. It is the first instance in the NCAA this season and happened just twice in 2010:
Tennessee on Sept. 10, 2011 (Tennessee 45, Cincinnati 23)
Tyler Bray 405 passing yards
Tauren Poole 101 rushing yards
Justin Hunter 156 receiving yards
Da'Rick Rogers 100 receiving yards
Texas A&M on Oct. 30, 2010 (Texas A&M 45, Texas Tech 27)
Ryan Tannehill 449 passing yards
Cyrus Gray 102 rushing yards
Jeff Fuller 171 receiving yards
Ryan Swope 105 receiving yards
Baylor on Oct. 23, 2010 (Baylor 47, Kansas State 42)
Robert Griffin III 404 passing yards
Jay Finley 250 rushing yards
Josh Gordon 141 receiving yards
Kendall Wright 113 receiving yards
The last time an SEC team had a game with 400-100-100-100 was
Kentucky on Nov. 11, 2006 (Kentucky 38, Vanderbilt 26)
Andre Woodson 450 passing yards
Rafael Little 132 rushing yards
Keenan Burton 171 receiving yards
Rafael Little 114 receiving yards
By playing in his 160th career game tonight, Clifton became only the fourth offensive lineman in franchise history to hit that mark (Forrest Gregg, Larry McCarren, Ron Hallstrom).
First, Dwight Miller continues his blog series, "Dwight's Insight," with a Football Time edition that discusses his excitement for his first big football weekend, as well as learning to manage his time as a Division I student-athlete.Read his blog here. Next, check out some football predictions by Jeronne Maymon and Yemi Makanjuola in this Facebook Fastbreak:
Finally, the Vols recently participated in the Butterfly Fund 5K, an event that raised money to fight childhood cancers. Tennessee basketball players congratulated runners as they crossed the finish line while freshmen Brandon Lopez and Josh Richardson ran the race. For a closer look at the event, watch this:
A month after the Raiders took the intriguing, but perhaps inconsistent, Denarius Moore in the fifth round of the draft, he quickly drew attention from his new quarterback at a player-organized camp in Georgia during the lockout. As soon as he started throwing passes to his assembled receivers, Campbell wanted to know more about Moore, a 5-foot-11, 194-pound Tennessee product.
"He immediately caught my eye," Campbell said this week. "I said 'we need to get some plays for this kid.' From the first day, it was effortless for him."
Moore has been the story of Oakland's camp. He went from being a late-round project with long-term possibilities to a player who looks ready to help the team right away. There is a chance he will start for Oakland in the regular-season opener Sept. 12 at Denver in the second half of ESPN's "Monday Night Football" doubleheader. If Moore is not starting for the Silver and Black early in the season, he will certainly be in the top of part of the Raiders' receiving rotation.
1 day until football time in Tennessee!
-Tennessee won the 1st BCS national championship in 1998, defeating Florida State, 23-16.
-The Vols have finished number 1 in the AP Poll in 1951 and 1998.
-When ranked number 1, the Vols are 15-0.
-Tennessee has defeated the No. 1-ranked team twice, knocking off LSU, 14-13, in 1959 and edging Auburn, 38-20, in 1985.
-All spring and summer, five words sit on the tip of every Vol fan's tongue. 1 minute before kickoff, they can finally say, "It's Football Time in Tennessee!"
Knoxville News Sentinel: UT Cross Country Teams Ready To Run As One.
To read about Bodary and Rainey, and see everyone on the SEC list, please go to the SEC Digital Network.
Bodary and Rainey, as well as the UT men's and women's cross country teams, will open their 2011 campaign on Friday, as they travel to Nashville for the Belmont-VU Opener at Percy Warner Park. For more information on that event, please go to UTSports.com.