August 2012 Archives
New York Jets vs. Philadelphia Eagles Game Center
Featuring Matt Simms - NYJ
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Green Bay Packers Game Center
Featuring Eric Berry and Dustin Colquitt - KC
Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans Game Center
Featuring Marvin Mitchell - MIN and Arian Foster - HOU
Baltimore Ravens vs. St. Louis Rams Game Center
Featuring Morgan Cox - BAL and Scott Wells - STL
Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Center
Featuring Tauren Poole - CAR and Ramon Foster and Chris Scott - PIT
New Orleans Saints vs. Tennessee Titans Game Center
Featuring Jabari Greer and Turk McBride - NO
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts Game Center
Featuring Jason Allen - CIN
Chicago Bears vs. Cleveland Browns Game Center
Featuring Montario Hardesty and Jarrod Shaw - CLE
Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks Game Center
Featuring Denarius Moore - OAK
San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers Game Center
Featuring Aubray Franklin and Robert Meachem - SD and Parys Haralson - SF
Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals Game Center
Featuring Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson and Peyton Mannin - DEN and Dan Williams - ARI
Wilson started and operated the clock for the first official game at Thompson-Boling Arena in 1987 and also was at the scorer's table as UT hosted the 1990 NCAA Women's Final Four.
A KnoxNews.com feature story on Wilson and his obituary can be accessed at the links below.
-- Educator, Coach David Wilson Dies
-- Robert David Wilson Obituary
After Monday's roster cuts, just five NFL Vols will be taking part in the three games tonight.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins Game Center
Luke Stocker and the Bucanneers (2-1) will head north to take on the Washington Redskins (2-1) at 7 p.m. Stocker got the start the last time out against the Patriots, but did not record any catches despite playing about a quarter of the game.
New England Patriots vs. New York Giants Game Center
In a Superbowl XLVI rematch, the New England Patriots (1-2) and Jerod Mayo will head to New Jersey for a battle with the New York Giants (1-2) at Metlife Stadium at 7 p.m. The game will be aired live on NFL Network. Mayo earned the start at linebacker last time out against the Bucs tallying five tackles while playing the majority of the game.
Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys Game Center
Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Dolphins are in Dallas for a meeting with Jason Witten and the Cowboys at 8:30 p.m. All three NFL Vols have been out with injuries in the preseason. Burnett and McDaniel could make an appearance tonight but Witten still likely to be out with a lacerated spleen.
On Aug. 29, we wish Happy Birthday to former Vols pitcher Bronson Heflin, who went on to pitch in the majors for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1996.
As fans across the country prepare for the start of the 2012 college football season, ESPN examined the ratings for its game telecasts in the 56 metered markets from 2000 to 2011. The results show the Top 25 markets from 2011, how the markets compare to this year's Top 25 teams and overall trends from the past 12 years.
|Top 25 Markets for 2011|
|No. 1 Birmingham: 5.9 rating|
|No. 2 Oklahoma City: 4.3 rating|
|Columbus: 4.3 rating|
|No. 4 Greenville: 4.1 rating|
|No. 5 New Orleans: 3.4 rating|
|Atlanta: 3.4 rating|
|No. 7 Jacksonville: 3.3 rating|
|Tulsa: 3.3 rating|
|No. 9 Las Vegas: 3.2 rating|
|No. 10 Knoxville: 3.0 rating|
Knoxville, Tenn. trends
- Six of the 56 markets have finished a season in the second highest-rated spot
(Knoxville, Tenn. in 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004 and 2002)
- Thirteen markets have been in the top five highest-rated at least once from 2000 to 2011.
- Knoxville was in the top five in eight years (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003 and 2002).
- The home city of the Tennessee Volunteers wasn't a metered market in 2000 or 2001, and finished 10th in 2011, and sixth in 2005.
- Solid Debuts: Knoxville and Greenville each debuted as a metered market in 2002 to impressive finishes. Knoxville finished the season in second while Greenville finished in 12th.
- Knoxville has finished in the top 10 every year since 2002 when it was first metered.
Let's see who was able to survive the cuts in an extended Vols In NFL Update
Dan Williams - Williams has four tackles through Arizona's preseason games.
Morgan Cox - The longsnapper has gotten into each of Baltimore's three preseason games in 2012.
Tauren Poole - The rookie put up some good numbers in his first ever NFL game carrying four times for 26 yards and a scoring on a 1-yard run, but has been out after suffering a concussion during camp.
Jason Allen - The seven year veteran of the NFL hasn't played a snap of the preseason as he is rehabbing an injury, but is still one of 75 remaining Bengals.
Allen looks to make his preseason debut Thursday: Sunday update
Montario Hardesty - After an injury to Trent Richardson, Hardesty has had the opportunity to step up for the Browns and has succeeded. The third-year veteran has tallied 73 rushing yards on 24 carries in the preseason also scoring a touchdown.
Warren Tribune Chronicle: Hardesty wants to protect the ball
The News Herald: Browns haven't demoted running back Montario Hardesty
Jarrod Shaw - The backup guard has seen action in each of Cleveland's first three preseason games
Jason Witten - In the Cowboys' first preseason game, Jason Witten was knocked out of the game with a lacerated spleen. He hasn't seen playing time since (obviously) but the 10 year veteran is currently rehabbing and trying to get back on the field in 2012.
Robert Ayers - Ayers is entering his fourth year with the Denver Broncos and through the first three preseason games, the defensive end has accumulated two tackles and a sack.
Britton Colquitt - Colquitt has been steady for the Broncos, getting the majority of reps as a punter booting 15 punts for an average of 48.3 yards while getting four inside the 20.
Malik Jackson - Jackson, a rookie for the Broncos, has impressed at defensive end tallying four tackles and a sack while forcing one fumble.
Peyton Manning - Manning has shaken the rust off and had his best outing of the preseason the last time out against the San Francisco 49ers. The veteran, entering his 15th year in the league, has had outings of 4-for-7, 44 yards, 1 INT; 16-for-23, 177 yards, 2 INTs, and 10-for-12, 122 yards, 2 TDs. He will more than likely not play in the Broncos final game of the preseason.
Jacques McClendon- McClendon was cut from the Lions Monday afternoon.
Arian Foster - Foster is a lock at the starter role for the Texans. He has rushed for 89 yards on 19 carries this preseason while also making four catches for 16 yards and scoring a TD.
Omar Gaither - After signing with the Texans the day before Houston's first preseason game, Gaither has been let go.
Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Berry - Berry is back for the Chiefs and has impressed during his three preseason games tallying nine tackles.
Kansas City Star: Chiefs counting on players coming back from torn ACLs
Dustin Colquitt - The elder Colquitt continues to stay solid for Kansas City through the first three preseason games. He has tallied 11 punts for an average of 48.2 yards/punt while dropping four inside the 20. Last time out he booted a preseason long of 70 yards against the Seahawks.
Kevin Burnett - Burnett has missed much of the preseason with a back injury, not seeing a snap yet in 2012.
Tony McDaniel - McDaniel is in the same boat as Burnett and has missed the last two preaseon games. He recorded one tackle in the Dolphins' first preseason game of the year.
Jonathan Wade - Wade was scratched from the Dolphins roster prior to their game against the Atlanta Falcons back on August 25.
Marvin Mitchell - Mitchell has had a good preseason during his first year in Minnesota tallying nine tackles and forcing a fumble.
New England Patriots
Jerod Mayo - Mayo will embark on his fourth season as a captain of the New England defense. The veteran has some missed game play due to his status on the team, but will be back out for the Patriots opener at the Titans September 9.
Donte' Stallworth - Fighting with many other veteran wide receivers for a spot on the squad, Stallworth was edged out and released from the Patriots Monday.
Very grateful to have had the opportunity to go back & play for the-- Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) August 28, 2012
#Patriots...I'm disappointed it didn't work but it felt good to be back.
New Orleans Saints
Jabari Greer - Greer, who has yet to play in the 2012 preseason after suffering a sports hernia during training camp, looks to return for the regular season. Meanwhile he has been doing good around New Orleans through his charity.
NOLA.com: Jabari Greer and the New Orleans Saints lift young cancer patient's spirits
Turk McBride - McBride came up big for the Saints his last time out registering two tackles, a sack and a forced fumble against the Texans.
New York Jets
Matt Simms - The rookie has yet to see game time in the preseason despite some positive words from head coach Rex Ryan. With Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow likely sitting this Thursday, Simms will have a chance to prove himself for the third QB spot.
San Francisco Chronicle: Sanchez plus Tebow equals no TDs so far for Jets\
John Henderson - Released from the team a couple of weeks ago.
Denarius Moore - Hasn't played in the preseason and has been rehabbing a hamstring injury, but looks to be back for the regular season. One of Oakland's top-receivers in 2011, his rookie season.
Ramon Foster - Has seen a couple starts at right tackle during the preseason and will likely battle for the starting role.
Chris Scott - Has entered the game as a reserve on the offensive line for the Steelers this preseason
San Diego Chargers
Aubrayo Franklin - Has netted two tackles and a pass defended this preseason in two games after coming over from the Saints.
Nick Guess - Released Monday after not seeing any game time during the preseason.
Robert Meachem - Looks to be one of the starters in the San Diego offense but has registered just one catch for seven yards in the preseason.
San Francisco 49ers
Parys Haralson - Had a huge hit on Peyton Manning the last time out, the biggest hit Manning has taken this preseason.
St. Louis Rams
Scott Wells - Returned to action for his first preseason game after coming back from an injury. In his first season with the Rams. He had a very interesting offseason however (see below)
Yahoo! Canada: Rams center Wells adds three Ugandan children to family in offseason
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Luke Stocker - Hasn't played in the last couple of preseason games for the Bucs after suffering a concussion but reeled in one catch for 14 yards in game one against the Dolphins.
Jonathan Crompton - Was released from the Redskins Monday.
Chad Clifton - Free Agent
Shaun Ellis - Free Agent
Deon Grant - Free Agent
Albert Haynesworth - Free Agent
Anthony Herrera - Free Agent
David Martin - Free Agent
Gibril Wilson - Free Agent
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 27, 2012) - When fans attend football games at Southeastern Conference stadiums this season, they will witness more game action on stadium video boards, including replays of officiating reviews.
Starting with games this weekend, institutions are not limited in the use of replays except when a stoppage occurs for an official review. The time during which replays may be shown is from the end of a play until the beginning of the next play, except when a stoppage occurs for an official review.
During official reviews, stadium video boards will be able to show replays from the television network that is broadcasting the game. During an official review, the video feed from the television network will be shown on the stadium video board only between the referee's announcement to stop play for the review and his communication of the review's outcome.
In previous years, the SEC had a standard one real-time replay policy for all plays in a game for all sports.
"The change in policy will allow our fans to see more of the action, including great plays and close calls," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. "Fans in the stadium now can see many of the same views of a play seen by fans watching on television. This should add to the overall game experience for fans inside our stadiums."
Replays of touchdowns not stopped for official review can be shown following the point-after-touchdown attempts until the ensuing kickoff begins.
There are exceptions to the policy for game-highlight packages shown later in the contest.
The change in policy was approved by the SEC Athletics Directors in August following a recommendation prepared by the conference's Working Group on Fan Experience. The Working Group is chaired by Mississippi State University Athletics Director Scott Stricklin.
Another policy change approved by the Athletics Directors and recommended by the Working Group, permits bands to be amplified when playing during designated times. Bands will not be allowed to play once the center takes his place over the football until the play is whistled dead. Previously, bands were not allowed to be amplified during the game and were not allowed to play once the offensive team broke the huddle.
VOL NETWORK STADIUMCAST FREQUENCY WILL BE 101.9 AT GEORGIA GAME
The Vol Network's on-site "StadiumCast" frequency for Tennessee's game in the Georgia Dome Friday will be 101.9 on the FM dial. Fans attending the Tennessee-NC State game in Atlanta can tune into the Vol Network broadcast at the stadium by bringing a portable radio. The "Kickoff Call-In Show" begins at 6 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. CT on Friday.
- Scott Wells returned to the gridiron earning the start at center for his new team, the St. Louis Rams.
- Arian Foster started for the Houston Texans tallying eight carries for 32 yards and a touchdown, a six yard run. Omar Gaither came into the game tallying one tackle.
- Watch Foster's run here on NFL.com
- Arian Foster highlights here at 1:26
- For the Saints, Jabari Greer was still out with his sports hernia, but Turk McBride returned with a huge night tallying two tackles, including a sack for a loss of 9 yards while forcing T.J. Yates to fumble.
- Jacques McClendon came off the bench for the Lions on the offensive line, while Denarius Moore did not play for the third-straight preseason game.
- Chris Scott and Ramon Foster saw action on the offensive line for the Steelers.
- Jonathan Crompton did not see action for the Redskins.
On Sunday, six more NFL Vols will help close out the third week of the preseason.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos Game Center
Peyton Manning, Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson and the Denver Broncos play host to Parys Haralson and the San Francisco 49ers at 4:00 p.m.
Last time out, all four Vols saw action. Manning was 16-for-23 for 177 yards and two INTs, Ayers recorded one tackle, Jackson registered a tackle for a loss of five yards, and two quarterback hurries and Colquitt tallied six punts for an average of 52.7 yards, with a long of 69. For the 49ers, Haralson earned the start on defense netting two tackles.
ESPN: Three things: 49ers-Broncos
Denver Post: Woody Paige: Peyton Manning not about to pass up a shot at super year
Carolina Panthers vs. New York Jets Game Center
Tauren Poole and the Carolina Panthers head to New York to face Matt Simms and the New York Jets for Sunday Night Football at 8 p.m.
Last time out Poole missed action after suffering a concussion during camp. Simms also did not see any action.
Anderson Independent Mail: Poole makes his case for spot with Panthers
Also, the Daily Beacon cast a spotlight on senior captain Amy Harrison!
GoVolsXtra.com: Caroline Brown steps up under pressure for Lady Vols
Daily Beacon: Harrison back as leader
Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins Game Center
The No. 1 draft pick vs. the No. 2 draft pick as the Colts (1-1) and the Redskins (1-1) face off at 4 p.m. on the NFL Network. Also taking part is former Vol Jonathan Crompton as he vies for a back up role behind Robert Griffin III for the Redskins.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills Game Center
Ramon Foster, Chris Scott and the Steelers (1-1) shuffle off to Buffalo to take on the Bills (0-2) in a 7 p.m. meeting. Foster got the start for the Steelers at right tackle in week two of the preseason while Scott saw action as a reserve.
Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders Game Center
Jacques McClendon and the Detroit Lions (1-1) head to Oakland for a meeting with Denarius Moore and the Raiders (0-2) that will kick off at 7 p.m.
Last time out, McClendon came on in relief on the offensive line, however, Moore was not active as he is rehabbing a hamstring injury.
Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Saints Game Center
Arian Foster, Omar Gaither and the Houston Texans travel to New Orleans to square off with Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the New Orleans Saints in an 8 p.m. battle on CBS.
In week two, Foster earned the start at running back, leading all rushers with 10 carries for 46 yards also making three catches for 16 yards. Gaither saw his first action as a Texan and registered two tackles, one for loss.
Neither Greer nor McBride saw action last time out for the Saints. Greer is coming back from a sports hernia.
Best of New Orleans: Preview: Saints-Texans as good as it gets in preseason
NOLA.com: New Orleans Saints injury update: Darren Sproles, Turk McBride
St. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys Game Center
The final game of the night is a meeting between Scott Wells and the St. Louis Rams and Jason Witten and the Dallas Cowboys. Both Vols missed game time last week.
CBSSports.com: Witten (spleen) making good progress
STLToday.com: Rams get Wells, two others back on field
Three games will begin at 7:30 p.m. and three more will start at 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Cleveland Browns Game Center
The first game of the night will feature Montario Hardesty, Jarrod Shaw and the Cleveland Browns (2-0) hosting the Philadelphia Eagles (2-0) in a 7:30 p.m. contest.
Last time out, Hardesty led all rushers with 12 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown, while Shaw did not play.
Washington Post: Hardesty finding fun, filling in for Browns' injured Trent Richardson
Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolphins Game Center
Game number two of the night sees the Atlanta Falcons (0-2) head to Miami for a meeting with the Dolphins (0-2), Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and Jonathan Wade.
Last time out, Wade picked up a tackle on special teams while Burnett and McDaniel did not see action.
New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Center
Donte' Stallworth, Jerod Mayo and the New England Patriots (1-1) have been in Tampa Bay since Monday taking part in joint practices with Luke Stocker and the Buccaneers (1-1) prior to tonight's game.
Last time out, Stallworth hauled in a 20-yard reception while Mayo and Stocker did not see game action.
WEEI.com: Jerod Mayo previews the season with The Big Show
Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants Game Center
The only nationally televised game of the night between the Chicago Bears and New York Giants (8 p.m., CBS) is unfortunate to have no former Vols on the sidelines.
San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings Game Center
Aubrayo Franklin, Nick Guess, Robert Meachem and the San Diego Chargers (2-0) head north to Minnesota for a meeting with Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings (1-1) at 8 p.m. at Mall of America Field.
Last time out, Meachem picked up the start on offense for San Diego also making one reception for seven yards while Franklin started on defense registering two tackles. Nick Guess did not play.
Marvin Mitchell came on as a sub netting three tackles for the Vikings.
Pioneer Press: Vikings create intriguing competition at linebacker in preseason
North County Times: CHARGERS: Finding Meachem more often
Seattle Seahawks vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game Center
The final game of the night will begin at 8 p.m. as the Seattle Seahawks (2-0) head to Kansas City to face Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs (1-1).
Last time out, Berry got the start at strong safety, leading all Chief tacklers with five while Colquitt launched four punts for an average of 52.3 yards including a long of 60.
Arrowhead Pride: Dustin Colquitt, Sports Reporter
Kansas City Star: NFL team rankings for 2012 from No. 1 to No. 32
The three games between the Green Bay Packers/Cincinnati Bengals, the Jacksonville Jaguars/Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals/Tennessee Titans represent the start to week three of the postseason.
Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Center
The Packers/Bengals game kicks off the night of football at 7 p.m. and features UT cornerback Jason Allen (Bengals), who is not expected to play for the third-straight game of the preseason due to a muscle-related injury. The Packers enter the game with an 0-2 record while the Bengals are 2-0.
Cincinnati.com: Bengals vs. Packers scouting report
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Center
With a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, Morgan Cox and the Baltimore Ravens (1-1) play host to the undefeated Jags (2-0).
Arizona Cardinals vs. Tennessee Titans Game Center
Mr. Dan Williams and the Arizona Cardinals (1-2) will travel to Tennessee to face off with the Titans in an 8 p.m. game on ESPN.
Williams has seen action in each of the Cardinals' first preseason games this year. During the Hall of Fame game, Williams registered a tackle, picked up one more tackle in Kansas City and finished last week with two tackles against the Oakland Raiders.
On Aug. 23, we wish Happy Birthday to rising senior track & field thrower Drew Thomas.
To read the full story from the SEC Digital Network's San Inocencio, or to view the 2013 SEC Tournament bracket format, please click on the links below.
SEC Announces Women's Basketball Tournament Format Change
KNOXVILLE - Tenn. -- Tennessee Head Women's Basketball Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt, Knoxville-native and NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne, and the orange No. 60 "We Back Pat" car were popular attractions Wednesday night, as the annual Food City Race Night was held at the Knoxville Expo Center.
Summitt, who will serve as the grand marshal of Friday night's Food City 250 Nationwide Series Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, was recognized at the event. The race's presenting sponsor, Food City, also announced it was donating $1,000 to the Pat Summitt Foundation Fund, which is a fund of the East Tennessee Foundation.
The Pat Summitt Foundation's mission is to make grants to nonprofits that provide 1) education and awareness of Alzheimer's, its onset and treatment, 2) support services to patients, their families and caregivers, and 3) research to treat, prevent, cure, and ultimately eradicate this disease.
On July 13, Bayne, along with YourRaceCar.com, The Pat Summitt Foundation, Roush Fenway Racing, K-VA-T Food Stores/Food City and Bristol Motor Speedway announced the "We Back Pat" Racing promotion and unveiled the popular vehicle. The promotion is designed to raise national awareness of The Pat Summitt Foundation's mission and contribution to the fight against Alzheimer's disease.
On Wednesday night, YourRaceCar.com presented $8,981 from sales of "We Back Pat" Racing shirts as well as from fans paying to have their names painted on the car for the race.
While Bayne will pilot the No. 60 Roush Fenway "We Back Pat™"-themed Ford Mustang on Friday night, Summitt will be serve as grand marshal and command drivers to "start your engines" in her first visit to the "World's Fastest Half-Mile."
Summitt, who stepped down as head coach of the Lady Vols in April of this year, was diagnosed with early on-set dementia, Alzheimer's type, in August of 2011 and is now the Lady Vols' head coach emeritus. She is the only basketball coach in NCAA history, and one of three college coaches overall, with 1,000 wins.
He was featured in the Catching On: Top Wide Receivers Category and in the Dress For Success: Looks the Part category.
Catching On: Top Wide Receivers
1. Marqise Lee, USC
2. Tavon Austin, West Virginia
3. Robert Woods, USC
4. Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee
5. Marquess Wilson, Washington State
1. William Gholston, Michigan State
2. Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina
3. Shayne Skov, Stanford
4. Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee
5. Marqise Lee, USC
In addition, Rogers was named to the:
All-Herbie Team: What a college team should look like.
|QB Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech||DL William Gholston, Michigan State|
|RB Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina||DL Sam Montgomery, LSU|
|RB Rex Burkhead, Nebraska||DL Corey Lemonier, Auburn|
|WR Marqise Lee, USC||DL Jadeveon Clowney, South Carolina|
|WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia||LB Shayne Skov, Stanford|
|WR Da'Rick Rogers, Tennessee||LB Jarvis Jones, Georgia|
|TE Jake Stoneburner, Ohio State||LB Jamie Collins, Southern Miss|
|T Oday Aboushi, Virginia|
|T Jake Matthews, Texas A&M||CB Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech|
|C Barrett Jones, Alabama||CB Xavier Rhodes, Florida State|
|G Chance Warmack, Alabama||S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas|
|G Braden Hansen, BYU||S Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma|
Defensive Coordinator Sal Sunseri, and head coach Derek Dooley for hiring him, got the nod in the category of Sudden Impact: Best Coordinator Hires.
1. Mike Stoops, Oklahoma
2. Doug Nussmeier, Alabama
3. Sal Sunseri, Tennessee
4. Brian VanGorder, Auburn
5. Justin Wilcox, Washington
And for the final award of the night, the Tennessee Vols earned the honor as a team in the category Surprise Party: Teams.
Surprise Party: Teams
1. Mississippi State
3. Boise State (Chris Petersen!)
Hefney is now a strong-side linebacker for the Blue Bombers while Copeland is the receivers coach for the Tiger Cats after an 11-year CFL career.
The younger CFL Vol had a stellar game helping the Blue Bombers to their second win of the season racking up four tackles and his first sack of the season. Hefney now has 30 tackles on the year.
Hefney said after the game he had only one regret about his sack. "It was fun but (Burris) kind of ducked on me so I didn't get to hit him all the way," Hefney said. "Still, I'll always take a sack."
Winnipeg 32, Hamilton 25 Recap
Canada.com: Bolden's long wait to play again finally appears over
The Globe and Mail: Toronto, Calgary in Photos
NEXT TIME OUT
Thursday, August 23
Copeland and the Tiger Cats head to Montreal for a 7:30 p.m. meeting with the Alouettes
Friday, August 24
Hefney and the Blue Bombers play host to the BC Lions at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 25
Bolden, Morley and the Stampeders head to Saskatchewan for a Saturday afternoon matinee against the Riders
To read about Lawson's announcement, click on the following links:
Kara Lawson Announcement via Connecticut Sun Blog
Modesto Bee: Raiders' receivers might be fast, but they are hurting (Denarius Moore)
Boston Globe: Donte' Stallworth a changed man after fateful turn in 2009
Boston.com: Stallworth: 'Nikko' plays on
New York Times: Kansas City Chiefs, 2012 NFL Season Preview
MiamiHerald.com: Miami Dolphins' defense getting bullied around during pre-season
The Ledger.com: Tampa Bay Bucs Injury Update (Luke Stocker)
Chronicle-Telegram: Browns RB Hardesty feeling good after solid preseason start
Cleveland.com: Browns and Montario Hardesty give fans reason to smile after victory
NFL News: Peyton Manning solid for Broncos despite flat stats
Also a big congrats to Luke Stocker as he and his wife Daine are expecting their first child. Vol For Life!
With great joy, Luke and I are so excited to FINALLY announce that we are expecting! A little blessing willinstagr.am/p/OhMmUsGhro/-- Daine Karst Stocker (@DaineStocker) August 19, 2012
There is one more game in week two as Jerod Mayo, Donte' Stallworth and the New England Patriots play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football beginning at 8 p.m. You can find the game on ESPN.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots Game Center
Last time out, Stallworth reeled in one reception while Mayo led all New England tacklers with four in a 7-6 victory over the Saints.
Two former Lady Vols competed professionally over the weekend.
Angela Oh finished tied for 54th at the Safeway Classic. The Baltimore, Md., native sunk 11 birdies over three rounds. Oh carded a three-day total of 70-70-78=218 (+2).
A member of the LPGA Symetra Tour, Nicole Smith wrapped up the Eagle Classic in Richmond, Va., in a tie for 26th. Smith was one of 13 players out of 145 to notch a sub-70 round during the tournament. She closed out the weekend 3-over-par (219).
At the conclusion of the Symetra Tour, the top 10 on the money list earn their LPGA tour cards. Smith is currently fifth on the list with four tournaments remaining.
Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Aug. 20, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.
Singles: 225 (+3)
Doubles: 136 (+2)
Note: Off last week ... Career-best ranking in doubles ... Will play US Open qualifying for first time in his career starting Tuesday
Singles: 283 (+6)
Doubles: 269 (+2)
Note: Off last week ... Received US Open qualifying wild card and will start Tuesday
Singles: 313 (+8)
Doubles: 231 (0)
Note: Off last week ... Received US Open qualifying wild card and will start Tuesday
Singles: 1292 (+3)
Doubles: 197 (+4)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week
Helton received an athletic scholarship from the University of Tennessee to play both football and baseball. He was named a Gatorade Player of the Year for football and baseball at Tennessee. As a freshman and sophomore, he backed up Heath Shuler at quarterback. Entering his junior season in 1994, he was the back-up to Jerry Colquitt and ahead of Peyton Manning. After Colquitt tore knee ligaments in the season opener at UCLA, Helton took over as the starter. Three weeks later against Mississippi State, he suffered a knee injury himself and was replaced by Manning. Manning went on to break several records and eventually be drafted first overall by the Indianapolis Colts. Helton did, however, win the Dick Howser Trophy as National Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year following his junior baseball season.
- Arian Foster had 10 carries for 46 yards as the Texans defeated the 49ers 20-9.
Colquitt had four punts for a 51.0 yd./punt average while Eric Berry
led all tacklers with five tackles but the Chiefs feell 31-17 to the
- Robert Meachem had one catch for seven yards, his first catch as a Charger while Aubrayo Franklin tallied two tackles as the San Diego Chargers defeated the Cowboys 28-20.
Manning finished the game on 16-for-23 passing for 177 yards but had two
INTs while Britton Colquitt booted six punts for a 45.7 avg. with a
long of 69 yards.
- Also for the Broncos, Robert Ays picked up a tackle while Malik Jackson had a huge five yard sack against former NC State/Wisconsin QB Russel Wilson, but the Broncos fell 30-10.
- Indianapolis Colts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Center
Ramon Foster, Chris Scott and the Steelers will face off against the
Colts in some Sunday Night Football airing on NBC at 8 p.m. at Heinz
The Colts are coming off of a 38-3 victory over the St. Louis Rams in Week 1 while the Steelers fell to the Philadelphia Eagles in the final minutes of the game, 24-23.
New York Giants vs. New York Jets Game Center
Matt Simms is the lone representative for the Vols in this game. Simms did not see any game action last week as the New York Jets (0-1) took on the Bengals.
Yahoo Sports: New York Jets use garbage cans to improve their passing (Matt Simms)
Washington Redskins vs. Chicago Bears Game Center
Jonathan Crompton and the Washington Redskins (1-0) will head to Chicago to take on the Bears (0-1) at Soldier Field with an 8 p.m. start.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Houston Texans Game Center
Parys Haralson and the 49ers (1-0) head to Houston to take on Arian Foster, Omar Gaither and the Texans (1-0) at Reliant Stadium.
Last time out Foster rushed for 11 yards on one carry against the Panthers. Gaither did not see playing time after signing with the Texans the night before.
Sacramento Bee: Houston Texans Star Arian Foster and Kroger Southwest Kick Off Season
KHOU: Texans sign veteran LB Omar Gaither
CBSSports.com: 49ers notebook: LB Aldon Smith no longer using a cane
Kansas City Chiefs vs. St. Louis Rams Game Center
Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) head to St. Louis to take on the Rams (0-1) and Scott Wells in an 8 p.m. contest.
Last time out, Berry saw action for the first time since his knee injury making one tackle against the Cardinals. Dustin Colquitt handled three punts for an average of 37.3 yards/punt.
New York Times: Kansas City Chiefs, 2012 NFL Season Preview
Atlanta Black Star: Chief Eric Berry's Family Helps In His Knee Rehab
Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos Game Center
The Denver Broncos (1-0) boast four Vols, Roberty Ayres, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson and Peyton Manning. Manning will make his debut at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium against the Seahawks (1-0) starting at 9 p.m.
ESPN: Broncos' Jason Hunter suffers triceps tear
New York Daily News: Myers: Peyton set for second act
Denver Post: Peyton Manning to play more for Broncos in second preseason game
Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers Game Center
Jason Witten and the Dallas Cowboys head to San Diego to take on Aubrayo Franklin, Nick Guess and Robert Meachem on their home turf of Qualcomm Stadium in a 9 p.m. nationally televised game on NFL Network.
Last time out, Witten came out of the game after recording two catches for six yards. Later in the week it was reported that Witten lacerated his spleen and will more than likely not see any time tonight. Robert Meachem picked up a tackle for the Chargers, but no catches, in their victory over Green Bay
ESPN: Nobody to blame for Jason Witten injury
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Injured Witten likely done for rest of preseason
Yahoo Sports: Juggernaut Index No. 14: The San Diego Chargers
Chargers.com: Chargers Thrilled With Addition of Explosive Meachem
On Aug. 18, we wish Happy Birthday to rising junior softball player Tory Lewis.
On Aug. 22, Summitt will be honored during welcome ceremonies at the annual Food City Family Race Night at the Knoxville Expo Center.
At the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner on Aug. 23, NCAA basketball's all-time winningest coach will receive the inaugural Pat Summitt Ignite Greatness Award.
To read more about these two upcoming recognitions for Summitt, please click on the links below.
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Summitt To Be Honored At Food City Family Race Night
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Pat Summitt to be honored by Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame
Hardesty finished the night as the leading rusher in the game with 12 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown.
Hardesty Touchdown Run via NFL.com
Cleveland at Green Bay Box Score
Jason Allen was held out of his second straight game with a muscle-related injury.
Cincinnati at Atlanta Box Score
Friday Night Lights
Six games will be held Friday night in week two of the NFL preseason involving 13 former Vols.
Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Bucaneers Game Center
Luke Stocker and the Tampa Bay Bucs (1-0) will kick off Friday night football at 7:30 when they play host to the Tennessee Titans (0-1) at Raymond James Stadium. Stocker had one catch for 14 yards his last time out.
Detroit Lions vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Center
Jacques McClendon and the Detroit Lions (0-1) will head to Baltimore to face off with Morgan Cox and the Ravens (1-0) for a nationally televised contest on FOX beginning at 8 p.m.
Miami Dolphins vs. Carolina Panthers Game Center
The Miami Dolphins (0-1) roster features three Vols in Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and Jonathan Wade while Tauren Poole is on the Panthers (0-1) for his rookie season.
Wade will more than likely be the only active participant in the game tonight as Burnett and McDaniel have been sidelined for the Dolphins while Poole, who netted his first TD as a Panther last week against the Texans, was carted off the field on Monday with what looked like a concussion.
Buffalo Bills vs. Minnesota Vikings Game Center
Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings (0-1) will play host to Buffalo (0-1) at 8 p.m. Friday night at Mall of America Field. Last time out, Mitchell netted three tackles in a 17-6 loss to San Francisco.
Examiner.com: Minnesota Vikings defense under spotlight in Buffalo Bills
Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints Game Center
Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the New Orleans Saints will partake in their third preseason game of the year, first at home, after winning the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio and falling at the Patriots last week.
McBride has tallied six tackles over the two weeks while Greer has missed time recovering from a sports hernia.
Jackson Sun: Dads question best path of fatherhood (Jabari Greer)
Oakland Raiders vs. Arizona Cardinals Game Center
The final game of the night will feature John Henderson, Denarius Moore and the Oakland Raiders (0-1) vs. Dan Williams and the Arizona Cardinals (0-2) at University of Phoenix Stadium.
The game will be televised live on FOX beginning at 8 p.m.
Montario Hardesty, Jarrod Shaw and the Cleveland Browns will also be in action at 8 p.m. when they face off against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
AJC: Bengals vs. Falcons: 5 position battles to watch
Cincinnati.com: Secondary Under Scrutiny
InsideTennessee.com: Jeter, Harrison video interview
Jason Witten and the Dallas Cowboys edged out Denarius Moore and the Oakland Raiders 3-0 in Monday Night Football. Witten finished the game with two catches for six yards while Moore didn't see any action.
ESPN Box Score: Dallas 3, Oakland 0
ESPN: Jerry Jones held breath on Jason Witten hit
Pro Football Talk: Witten out at least for rest of preseason with spleen injury
Yahoo Sports: Denarius Moore: (Hamstring) Sits Out Monday
ESPN: Foster, Love, Parker in Disney's 'TRYathlon'
CBSSports.com: Chiefs' Berry fights back from ACL to find rightful spot as a top safety
NOLA.com: New Orleans Saints CB Jabari Greer has no timetable but is eager to return
USA Today: Peyton Manning, Champ Bailey feed off each other in practice
Panthers.com: Poole makes splash in preseason debut
HeraldOnline.com: Tempers flaring in Panthers camp means it's time to play other teams
Eric Berry signs autographs for the fans post practice
The one seed of the Southern Adult Claycourt Championship, Tennessee sophomore women's tennis player Caitlyn Williams outlasted her teammate and second seeded Jesse Grace to earn the title.
Williams defeated Grace 6-1 in the first set but had to battle to a 7-5 victory in the second set to earn the win.
Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Aug. 13, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.
Singles: 228 (-3)
Doubles: 138 (-1)
Note: Off this week ... Will play US Open qualifying for first time in his career next week.
Singles: 289 (-6)
Doubles: 271 (0)
Note: Off this week ... US Open wild cards for qualifying -- and a few main draw wild cards -- have not been announced yet.
Singles: 321 (-36)
Doubles: 231 (0)
Note: Off last week ... US Open wild cards for qualifying -- and a few main draw wild cards -- have not been announced yet.
Singles: 1295 (-5)
Doubles: 201 (-3)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week
NFL.com: Recapping this trip: The St. Joseph, Mo. edition (with special guest Eric Berry)
KCChiefs.com: Chiefs and Cardinals pleased with productivity of joint practice
WGNO (La.): Vitt says Robinson will return to practice (Jabari Greer)
Sun Sentinel: Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett held out of exhibition opener
Bucs Nation: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Position Battle Review: Luke Stocker
Cleveland.com: Cleveland Browns finally play a game, watch Montario Hardesty
Fox Sports Ohio: Hardesty looks to revive career in 2012
KHOU: Texans sign veteran LB Omar Gaither
Yahoo Sports: Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning Beat Out the Olympics
Washington Post: A look at Peyton Manning's performance at Broncos training camp
NFL.com: Peyton Manning reflective after Denver Broncos debut
Charlotte Observer: Reflections on Panthers' crowded backfield (Tauren Poole)
ESPN Boston: Mayo's Night Warrants Notice
Jerod Mayo (right)
One final game remains on Monday night when the Cowboys square off with the Oakland Raiders at 8 p.m. at the O.Co Coliseum.
KLTV: Cowboys ready to kick off season with lofty expectations (Jason Witten)
ESPN: Jason Witten can be role model for Dez Bryant
Jason Witten signs autographs for fans post practice
Williams, a native of Knoxville, and the No. 1 seed in the tournament will take on her teammate and Germiston, South Africa native Grace, the No. 2 seed.
Williams has not dropped a game during the tournament defeating Erin Allen in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0 in the quarterfinals followed by another 6-0. 6-0 victory over Kathryn Evans in the semifinals yesterday.
Grace took down Emily Holloway 6-0, 6-1 in the quarters and defeated Tennessee teammate Kayla McMurry 6-1, 6-0 in the semis. (McMurry advanced to the semis after a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Rachel Hinkle).
Also of note, Grace and McMurry took home the doubles championship with an easy 6-2, 6-1 victory over Megan Conley and Holloway.
Q (2) Jesse Grace d. Emily Holloway 6-0; 6-1
Q Kayla McMurry d. Rachel Hinkle 6-0; 6-0
Evans d. Sarah Rainwater 6-2;
Q (1) Caitlyn Williams d. Erin Allen 6-0; 6-0
SF (2) Jesse Grace d. Kayla McMurry 6-1; 6-0
SF (1) Caitlyn Williams d. Kathryn Evans 6-0; 6-0
Houston Texans 26, Carolina Panthers 13
The Carolina fans have already begun the Poole cheers.
- Eric Berry returned to action with the Chiefs in a 27-17 win over Arizona. Berry had a tackle as he started at strong safety. Dustin Colquitt punted three times for the Chiefs for a 37.3 average with two punts inside the 20. With the Cardinals, Dan Williams had a tackle.
- The 49ers topped Minnesota, 17-6. Parys Haralson made two tackles including a half-sack. In his debut with San Francisco, Marvin Mitchell had four tackles, TFL and a forced fumble for the Vikings.
- In the Browns 19-17 win over Detroit, Montario Hardesty had four carries for 16 yards. Jarrod Shaw also saw action on the offensive line for Cleveland. With Detroit, Jacques McClendon played as a reserve offensive lineman.
- The Bengals downed the Jets, 17-6. None of UT's products played as Matt Simms did not see action as a back-up QB with New York. Jason Allen missed the game for Cincinnati with an injury.
- On Saturday, rookie Tauren Poole makes his NFL debut with the Carolina Panthers as he takes on star tailback and former Vol Arian Foster with the Houston Texans at 7 p.m. The game airs on NFL Network.
- In other NFL news related to Vols, Omar Gaither has signed with the Houston Texans. Here are a few stories: Texans place Keyaron Fox on IR, sign Omar Gaither and Texans sign veteran linebacker Omar Gaither.
Also seeing action for the Broncos were Robert Ayers who finished with a huge sack, Malik Jackson who recovered a fumble and Britton Colquitt who booted four punts, three inside the 20.
In the rest of the NFL games, Jerod Mayo came up with four tackles for the Patriots, Donte' Stallworth hauled in a pass, also for the Pats and Turk McBride registered two tackles for the Saints.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS
Jets/Bengals Game Center
The Jets vs. the Bengals will kick off the night on the NFL Network as Matt Simms, rookie quarterback for the Jets will face off against Jason Allen and Gibril Wilson in Cincinnati starting at 7:30 p.m.
Browns/Lions Game Center
Montario Hardesty and Jarrod Shaw will try and lead the Cleveland Browns to a victory over Jacques McClendon and the Detroit Lions in a game also set to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
Buccaneers/Dolphins Game Center
Tennessee will see four former Vols square off when Miami (Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and Jonathan Wade) heads to Tampa Bay to face Luke Stocker and the Buccaneers at 7:30 p.m.
Cardinals/Chiefs Game Center
Dan Williams will play in his second preseason game of 2012 when the Arizona Cardinals head to Kansas City. The 8 p.m. kickoff will feature the return of Eric Berry to the gridiron. Berry and Dustin Colquitt comprise the Kansas City contingent of NFL Vols. Williams and the Cardinals are coming off of a 17-10 loss to New Orleans in the Hall of Fame game on Sunday night in Canton, Ohio.
Vikings/49ers Game Center
The final game of the night will kickoff at 9 p.m. in San Francisco as Marvin Mitchell and the Minnesota Vikings come to town to take on Parys Haralson and the 49ers.
Check back for updates as your Tennessee Vols compete in Friday night's NFL Preseason games.
Justin Hunter becomes the third Vol on the list of the top-25 players in the SEC coming in at No. 16 ahead of teammates No. 19 Tyler Bray and No. 24 Da'Rick Rogers.
Hunter, named to the Biletnikoff Watch list earlier in the season, will return to the starting line up Aug. 31 against NC State in Atlanta, Ga. for the first time since suffering a season ending knee injury against Florida in 2011.
In just two games in 2011 Hunter caught 17 passes for 314 yards and two touchdowns. The junior from Virginia Beach, Va. has totaled 32 receptions for 717 yards receiving and nine touchdowns during his career at Tennessee.
According to Chris Low: "Had it not been for the injury, the general feeling around the SEC is that the 6-4, 200-pound Hunter would have emerged as perhaps the most feared big-play threat in the league last season."
"Hunter also has excellent body control and makes the most difficult mid-air adjustments look easy. He's a weapon whether you're in the red zone or need a big play to get you out of your own territory."
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Stacked lineup returns
Ramon Foster and Chris Scott will be in action for the Steelers tonight also starting at 7:30 p.m. when they take on cross-state rivals the Philadelphia Eagles.
Peyton Manning to see action on the field for the first time since the 2010 Playoffs; A different perspective on Arian Foster's veganism; Robert Meachem working to develop connection with Rivers in San Diego and more.
ESPN: Peyton Manning has Broncos abuzz
Brush News Tribune via Denver Post: Broncos likely to get Peyton Manning 10-12 plays in preseason vs. Bears
Houston Chronicle: Foster's veganism is food for thought for Texans
ESPN: Play of the day: Tony Romo threads needle to Jason Witten
North County Times: CHARGERS: Meachem working to build connection with Rivers
Comcast SportsNet: Stallworth's perspective on the greatness of Brady, Brees
In 18 games with the Muskrats this summer, Bennett hit .313 with eight doubles, five home runs and 18 RBIs.
With a Thursday night meeting between the Calgary Stampeders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats impending, both teams had the weekend off.
Demetrice Morley of the Stampeders will face off against Jermaine Copeland, now the wide receivers coach for the Tiger-Cats Thursday Night at 7 p.m.
Copeland and the Tiger-Cats are coming off of a comeback victory over the Saskatchewan Rough Riders while Morley and the Stampeders fell to the BC Lions in their last time out on July 28.
- Preview Story: Ticats Face Stampeders At Ivor Wynne This Thursday
The only Vol to be in action this past weekend was Jonathan Hefney as he and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers dropped a 36-26 decision to the Montreal Alouettes in front of a crowd of 30,000.
Hefney tallied five tackles in the game, second on the team to bring his season total to 26.
McBride registered four tackles, third most on the Saints while Williams chipped in one for the Cardinals.
Matt Simms (far right)
Vols In The Headlines:
ESPN: Peyton Manning Talks
Sacramento Bee: Raiders' Moore working while injured
Comcast SportsNet: Stallworth: No light at the end of the tunnel
Boston.com: Donte Stallworth focused on fine-tuning
Kansas City Star: Punter D. Colquitt says new special teams coach brings 'good things'
FoxNews.com: Charles, Berry, Moeaki look good on first day
ESPN: Camp observations: Jason Witten's TDs
New York Post: Simms opening eyes in Gangs arms race
Chicago Tribune: Broncos get jolt of confidence from Manning
Washington Post: Steelers' offensive line embraces 'nastiness' (Ramon Foster)
Los Angeles Times: Chargers' Robert Meachem wants more tossed his way
Here are the Lady Vols' updated WTA Tour rankings as of Aug. 6, 2012. The Lady Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first.
Note: Playing this week in the $25,000 Hechingen Ladies Open in Germany ... Off last week.
Note: Shot up the doubles ranking after reaching the final of the $100,000 Vancouver Challenger last week off this week ... Off this week.
Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Aug. 6, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.
Singles: 225 (+4)
Doubles: 137 (+23)
Note: Moved up in the doubles rankings with finals appearance at Vancouver Challenger ... Has won 5 titles and reached 3 finals this year in doubles ... Off this week
Singles: 283 (+5)
Doubles: 271 (0)
Note: Lost in the first round of qualifying at the Aptos Challenger to former Texas A&M star Jeff Dadamo ... Off this week.
Singles: 285 (-19)
Doubles: 231 (-3)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.
Singles: 1290 (-7)
Doubles: 198 (0)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week
Two products of the University of Tennessee track & field program earned bronze medals on Sunday at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. In her third appearance at the Games, DeeDee Trotter captured her first individual medal to go along with the gold she won in 2004 as a member of the USA 4x400m relay team. Justin Gatlin, meanwhile, collected his fourth Olympic medal in his second trip to the Games. In 2004, Gatlin won gold in the 100m, silver in the 4x100m relay and bronze in the 200m.
- UTSports.com Recap: Trotter, Gatlin Earn Olympic Bronze
Here are some news items after their performances at Olympic Stadium on Sunday:
- - Knoxville News Sentinel: Justin Gatlin wins bronze in fast 100
- - Pensacola News Journal: Justin Gatlin's bronze shines as bright as gold
- - The Guardian: Justin Gatlin on winning 100m bronze at London 2012 Olympics - video
- - The Washington Times: Tears flow for Gatlin and Gay after 100 final
- - Knoxville News Sentinel: Former Lady Vol DeeDee Trotter takes bronze in 400 meters
- - NBC Olympics: DeeDee Trotter's legacy as clean athlete bronzed
New Orleans Saints 17, Arizona Cardinals 10
For the Saints, Turk McBride finished the game with four tackles, third most on the team during the game.
Dan Williams saw action for the Cardinals notching a tackle during the second half of the game.
The NFL Preseason gets underway tonight with the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio pitting the Arizona Cardinals against the New Orleans Saints. The game is slated for an 8:05 p.m. start and will be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network.
Three former Vols will be a part of the annual tradition, Jabari Greer and Turk McBride of the Saints and Dan Williams of the Cardinals.
Greer, however, will not be in uniform tonight after partaking in surgery to repair a sports hernia which will see him missing the first three preseason games. Greer is slated to return for the first game of the regular season.
The Advocate: Greer sidelined with sports hernia
Sports NOLA: Saints Camp Q&A: Joe Vitt, Adrian Arrington, Turk McBride
AZCentral.com: Broken arm motivates Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams
After a thrilling run in the Odlum Brown Vancouver Open, University of Tennessee women's tennis player Natalie Pluskota fell in the doubles championship with partner Jacqueline Cako, Saturday.
The duo battled to the end falling in the first set 6-4, but earning the second set victory over Julia Glushko (ISR) and Olivia Rogowska (AUS), 7-5.
Pluskota and Cako's third set went to extra points for the second straight match, however this time it was not in their favor as Glusko and Rogowska went on to earn the 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 win.
-- Odlum Brown VanOpen (@vanopen) August 5, 2012
@nataliepluskota Crush it on the Grind! Great battle in the final last night.Thanks for playing VanOpen. Good luck rest of year
On Aug. 5, we wish Happy Birthday to senior soccer midfielder Amy Harrison.
Here are Sunday's stories from the media on the Vols:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols corner Coleman feels wiser
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Stone snapping with each hand
- GoVols247: Coleman focused on earning top spot
- GoVols247: Versatile Bullard back on the move
- GoVols247: Notes: Dooley discusses newcomers
- GoVols247: Stone settling in at center again
- GoVols247: Neal focused, ready to compete
- GoVols247: Hood: Vols have plenty to prove
- Inside Tennessee: Unexpected lift
- Inside Tennessee: Lane competing; Da'Rick excited for '12
- Inside Tennessee: Vols off to strong start in fall camp
- Knoxville News Sentinel: James Stone, Alex Bullard in battle to start at center
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Call him Omari Phillips, not Dante Phillips
- Knoxville News Sentinel: All-Vols for the last 25 years
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Running game needs fresh start
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Saturday practice report
- Lindy's Sports Annuals: Vols WRs + Bray = Tough to Handle
- Nooga.com: Tennessee practice notebook
- Volquest: Lane trying to make mark in camp
- Volquest: Stone solid in center mix
- Volquest: Rogers says Vols off to fast start
- WVLT: Vols "workmanlike" on Day 2
The duo came back to defeat third seeded Jessica Pegula and Taylor Townsend 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the semifinal round Friday night.
Pluskota and Cako will face off against Julia Glushko (ISR) and Olivia Rogowska (AUS) in the final once again on Centre Court Saturday night.
Cako/Pluskota into women's doubles final on Saturday with 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 win over Pegula/Townsend-- Odlum Brown VanOpen (@vanopen) August 4, 2012
Tauren Poole helps out Derek Anderson at Panthers Camp:
AL.com: Saints CB Jabari Greer undergoes sports hernia surgery
CBSSports.com: Cowboys: 5 questions with Jason Witten
Special thanks to all of the-- Jabari Greer (@Jabari_Greer) August 2, 2012
#WhoDatNation for your well wishes. Excited to use this time as an OPPORTUNITY and not an obstacle.
The Sacramento Bee: Forget Parys? No way. Fangio sees three starters at OLB
ESPN: Peyton Manning talks
ESPN: Peyton Manning, WR Thomas click
Cowboys veteran Jason Witten and newly acquired Chargers Nick Guess, Robert Meachem and Aubrayo Franklin will meet up when: Chargers practice with Cowboys
After winning the U.S. Open Southern Sectional Qualifying in Alpharetta, Ga., she will play in the U.S. Open National tournament Aug. 17-20 at Yale University to earn a wild card spot in the Grand Slam tournament.
Pluskota defeated Alabama junior Mary Anne Macfarlane 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-4 to earn her bid into the qualifier, rallying from a 4-0 third-set deficit to win the last six games in 100-degree heat.
Most recently the Newnan, Ga. native traveled west, and north, to Vancouver where she has found herself in the semifinals of the Odlum Brown VanOpen doubles tournament.
Partnered with Jacqueline Cako of the Arizona State women's tennis team, the duo will play Friday, August 3 on Centre Court at approximately 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Watch Pluskota live as she looks to advance to the finals of the tournament, to be held Saturday.
Also of note, returning junior Brynn Boren has spent much of her summer in Europe playing in clay court tournaments.
Boren recently spoke to Jimmy Hyams of AM 990, FM 99.1, FM 99.3, the Sports Animal here in Knoxville.
Listen Live Friday night between 6 and 7 p.m. during the Tennis Hour to hear all about Boren's experience.
Australian collegiate duo John-Patrick Smith and John Peers advanced to their fifth Challenger doubles semifinal in 2012 on Thursday at the Odlum Brown Vanopen in Vancouver.
Smith and Peers, seeded fourth, beat Nick Monroe and Jack Sock 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals to assure themselves of at least 35 points this week. They face former Ole Miss star Devin Britton and Texas A&M standout Austin Krajicek in today's semifinals.
In the SEC's celebration of 40 years of Title IX, the conference checks in with Tennessee softball's Lauren Gibson. In the article, Gibson talks about reaching her dreams of playing collegiate softball and representing the U.S.
SEC: SEC 40/40: Even Without Olympics, Gibson Still Golden
During the offseason, Eric Berry traveled out of the United States for the first time in his life to help produce a new video game called Adidas micoach in London for Xbox 360/PS3.
News 10 Sacramento: Adidas micoach - Behind the scenes with Chiefs' Eric Berry
Five practices in, Manning brings in the no-huddle offense.
CBSSports.com:Peyton Manning takes Broncos into the no-huddle
Donte' Stallworth has stepped up as a leader his second time around with the Patriots.
Worcester Telegram: DUI death transformed Donte' Stallworth
WEEI: In Brandon Lloyd's absence, Donte' Stallworth stands out
Jason Witten, in his 10th year in the NFL is ready to get to the Superbowl with the Cowboys.
San Antonio Express: With time running out, Witten wants Cowboys to rewrite same old story
Heading into his third year in the NFL, Montario Hardesty looks quicker than ever.
Cleveland.com: Hardesty impressive so far
The San Diego Chargers would like you to get to know Robert Meachem.
Chargers.com: Free Agency Roundup: Robert Meachem