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Women's Swimming and Diving Ranked No. 8

The Lady Vols opened the year at No. 8 in the first CSCAA Division I women's swimming and diving poll, which was released Wednesday evening. 

Tennessee has started the year 4-0 and 1-0 in the SEC. Two of the Lady Vols' victories already this season have come against No. 13 Indiana and No. 19 Louisville. The Lady Vols return to action Nov. 9 at home against Ohio State, a team that received votes in the opening poll. 

The Lady Vols finished last spring second in the SEC Championships and seventh in the NCAA Championships.

The men's rankings were released last week, and the Vols checked in at No. 24.

 NCAA Division 1 Women's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 31, 2012

1.     Southern California (2-0, Pac 12 1-0)

2.     Georgia (3-0, SEC 2-0)

3.     California (2-0, Pac 12 1-0)

4.     Texas A&M (3-0, SEC 1-0)

T5   Auburn (3-0, SEC 2-0)

T5   Stanford (1-0, Pac 12 0-0)

7.     Texas (2-0, Big 12 0-0)

8.     Tennessee (4-0, SEC 1-0)

9.     Arizona (4-0, Pac 12 1-0)

10.  North Carolina (2-1, ACC 1-0)

11.  Florida (1-1, SEC 1-1)

12.  Minnesota (4-0, Big Ten 2-0)

13.  Indiana (2-2, Big Ten 1-0)

14.  Virginia (2-0, ACC 0-0)

15.  UCLA (3-0, Pac 12 2-0)

16.  Arizona State (2-0, Pac 12 1-0)

17.  LSU (4-1, SEC 1-1)

18.  Notre Dame (0-1, Big East 0-0)

19.  Louisville (1-1, Big East 0-0)

20.  Michigan (1-3, Big Ten 1-2)

21.  Arkansas (3-1, SEC 2-1)

22.  Florida State (7-0, ACC 3-0)

23.  Wisconsin (3-2, Big Ten 1-2)

24.  Purdue(1-0, Big Ten 0-0)

25.  San Diego State (2-0, Mountain West 1-0)

 Also receiving votes: Missouri, Virginia Tech, Penn State, West Virginia, Kansas, Ohio State, UNLV, NC State


Chris Scott Signed To Bucs Practice Squad


Former Vols offensive lineman Chris Scott was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Practice Squad on Wednesday. Scott began the season on the Green Bay Packers Practice Squad after spending two seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Scott finished his career with the Vols after the 2009 season and was a fifth round draft pick by the Steelers in 2010. 


NFL Wrap Up (10/31)

Week eight is done and complete so take a look at how the NFL Vols did.

Jason Witten set a new Cowboys record with 18 receptions for 167 yards this week (breaking his old record). He became just the fourth every NFL player to make that many catches in a single game. The 18 receptions are also an NFL reception record for a tight end.

Player

Pos.

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

Bye Week

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

vs. New Orleans

W, 34-14

Played no stats

Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

vs. Oakland

L, 16-26

Started at SS, 3 tackles, 1 TFL

Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

at NY Jets

W, 30-9

Started at LB, 6 tackles,

1 sack, 1 pass def.

Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

vs. New Orleans

W, 34-14

5 punts, 46.4 avg. 3 I 20

Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

vs. Oakland

L, 16-26

5 punts, 47.2 avg. 2 I20

Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

Bye Week

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

Bye Week

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

vs. Washington

W, 27-12

Started at RG

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

at Cleveland

L, 6-7

Started at DT

Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

at Denver

L, 14-34

Started at LCB,

3 tackles, 1 pass def

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland

Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

at Arizona

W, 24-3

Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

vs. San Diego

W, 7-6

3 rushes, 3 yds.

Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

vs. New Orleans

W, 34-14

Played no stats

Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

vs. New Orleans

W, 34-14

22-3-305, 3 TDs

5th straight game 300+ yards

Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

at St. Louis

W, 45-7

Started at LB, 7 tackles,

1 TFL, 1 FF

Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

at Denver

L, 14-34

2 tackles

Jacques McClendon

OL

Pittsburgh

vs. Washington

W, 27-12

Practice Squad

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

at NY Jets

W, 30-9

1 tackle, 1 QBH

Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

at Cleveland

L, 6-7

Played no stats

Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

vs. Tampa Bay

L, 17-36

Played no stats

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

at Kansas City

W, 26-16

Started at WR, team high

8 rec. 96 yds. 1 TD

Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

at Chicago

L, 22-23

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Green Bay

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

vs. San Diego

W, 7-6

Not active

Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

at Minnesota

W, 36-17

Started at TE

Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

vs. New England

L, 7-45

Injured Reserve

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

vs. San Francisco

L, 3-24

Started at NT, 1 tackle

Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

vs. NY Giants

L, 24-29

Had a Cowboy record

18 catches, 167 yds.

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.

Vols Calls takes place on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT at Calhoun's on the River. Football coach Derek Dooley will be there in person. Also volleyball coach Rob Patrick will talk about the upcoming weekend of action for the Lady Vols at Mississippi State and Florida.

Live Live:UTSports.com/AllAccess

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/31)

Check out the Vol Hoops Report: Oct. 30 for the latest on the team including some great facts about the court at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Here are a few stories from the media on the men as they prep for Victory University and Monday's exhibition game:

- Associated Press: Full season with Stokes gives Vols reason for hope

- FSNextTV: FSNextTV: Coach Cuonzo Martin

- Inside Tennessee: Shooting star

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Playing four ideal for Quinton Chievous with Jeronne Maymon out

- Nooga.com: Martin pleased with Vols' play in scrimmage

- Rocky Top Talk: Tennessee Basketball Preview: The Right Pieces

ON TOUR: Williams, Smith into Second Round in Charlottesville

Rhyne Williams and John-Patrick Smith both moved on to the second round of the Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va.

Williams picked up his first win of the week via an upset, beating fifth-seeded Ryan Sweeting 6-4, 6-4 thanks to a strong serving performance. He faces a very familiar foe in his second-round match Wednesday: two-time NCAA singles champion and former USC Trojan, Steve Johnson.

Williams and Johnson faced twice in championship matches during the 2010-11 season, with Williams winning in three sets in the finals at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York and Johnson pulling off a similar feat on the outdoor courts at the NCAA Singles Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.

The rematch will be streamed live by the USTA on its Pro Circuit Site. It will begin at about 11:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, Smith advanced to the second round of singles via a USC rematch as well. He took on Robert Farah, the Trojans' former No. 1 who had beaten Smith in the finals of the 2010 NCAA team championships. Winning an stellar 89 percent of his first serves and breaking five times, Smith won this round against Farah 6-3, 6-1. 

He plays sixth-seeded American Bobby Reynolds on Thursday. Smith beat Reynolds on his way to winning the Winnetka Challenger in July.

In doubles, Smith and fellow Aussie John Peers won a pair of tiebreakers to beat Williams and Tennys Sandgren 5-7, 7-6 (5), [10-2]. Smith enters this week approximately 127 points from reaching the top 100 in doubles. There are 90 ATP points on the line this week.

Former Vol Adam Hubble will also be in action Wednesday as he and former Oklahoma Sooner Andrei Daescu play doubles against wild cards Jarmere Jenkins and Jack Sock.

Happy Birthday: Oct. 31- Softball's Haley Fagan

On Halloween, Oct. 31, we wish Happy Birthday to sophomore softball player Haley Fagan.

Haley Fagan

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/31)

The Vols are closing in on Saturday's Homecoming game with Troy. Get the latest in VOL REPORT: Senior Pride.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Associated Press: Vols' Rogers making most of his senior season

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols's Rajion Neal hopes to be back for Troy

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Derek Dooley's D-cision was for long haul

- GoVols247: Better Know a Foe: Troy

- GoVols247: Notes: Dooley reflects on Sunseri

- GoVols247: Neal eager to return Saturday

- Inside Tennessee: Tennessee preps for Troy

- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT coach Derek Dooley was thinking long term with defensive change

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Rajion Neal could return Saturday Vols' starting RB still not 100 percent

- Nooga.com: Tennessee notebook: Dooley says defense is indefensible

- USA Today: Dooley needs to fix Vols' historically bad defense

- Volquest: Trivia answer? Z-Ro

- Volquest: Bowl's the goal; Steele stops by

- Volquest: Neal and Fulton hopeful to return

News on Troy includes:

- Dothan Eagle: Troy recevier ready to face Vols

- Mobile Press Register: Troy's Robinson eager for 'different view' of Neyland Stadium

- Troy Messenger: Troy players past and present have UT connections

Tuesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/30)

The held a silent scrimmage on Sunday against Georgia Tech. Check out Cuonzo Martin's Post-Scrimmage Comments as well as these stories from the media:






Happy Birthday - Oct. 30: Dallas Thomas, Sarah Toti

On Oct. 30, we wish Happy Birthday to Vol football senior Dallas Thomas and sophomore tennis player Sarah Toti.

Dallas Thomas  Sarah Toti

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/30)

The Vols were back on the practice field on Monday, read about the start of Troy week in: VOL REPORT: Start of Second Season


Here are the latest stories on the team from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Derek Dooley says 'D' work goes on
- Inside Tennessee: Vols hope to hit reset button
- Inside Tennessee: Thou shalt not quit

News on Troy includes the following:


Softball Blog Update (10/29)

Guess who stopped by softball practice? Legendary former UT head football coach Johnny Majors!

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Vols In NFL Monday Night Football (10/29)

Late night in Arizona


San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals Game Center

In this week's edition of Monday Night Football, Dan Williams and the Arizona Cardinals (4-3) will host the San Francisco 49ers (5-2).

Last time out, Williams started at nose tackle and had one tackle in a 21-14 loss at Minnesota.

San Francisco played on Thursday Night Football over 10 days ago coming away with a 14-9 win over Seattle.





Vols-Missouri Set For 12:21 p.m., on SEC Network

The Missouri at Tennessee football game on Nov. 10 will kickoff at 12:21 p.m., and air on the SEC Network. Here is the full rundown of SEC games from that date. 

Saturday, November 10:
CBS 12:00 ET Arkansas at South Carolina
SEC Network (Split) 12:21 ET Missouri at Tennessee
                                                        AND La. Lafayette at Florida
CBS 3:30 ET Texas A&M at Alabama
                        OR Miss. State at LSU
ESPN2 7:00 ET Georgia at Auburn
ESPNU 7:00 ET Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
ESPN 7:00 - 7:45 ET Texas A&M at Alabama
                                       OR Miss. State at LSU

*CBS has elected to use a six-day selection for the 3:30 ET window game on November 10. The following games are being held: Texas A&M at Alabama and Miss. State at LSU. ESPN will televise the game not selected by CBS between 7:00 and 7:45 ET.

Happy Birthday - Oct. 29: Dickey, Gelb, Henry, Marciniak, Solernou

Lots of birthdays to celebrate on Oct. 29. 

New York Mets pitcher Cy Young candidate R.A. Dickey, a three-time All-American while pitching for the Vols in the 1990s.

Tennessee swimmer Samara Gelb, who graduated from UT in 2012.

Former Vols star running back Travis Henry, who is Tennessee's all-time leading rusher with 3,078 yards. Henry played seven years in the NFL.

All-American women's basketball legend Michelle Marciniak was named the MVP of the 1996 FInal Four as UT won the National Championship.

Current Tennessee swimmer Lauren Solernou also celebrates her birthday on Oct. 29. 

Lauren Solernou

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/29)

The Vols return to the practice field Monday morning as they start preparations for the Homecoming game vs. Troy. Coach Derek Dooley will hold his weekly press conference on Monday at 12 Noon. Watch it live on UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Inside Tennessee: Vol Notebook: Game 8
- UT Daily Beacon: Vols stumble late, fall 38-35
- Volquest: The Day After

Vols In NFL - Gameday (10/28)

In Week seven of the NFL regular season, 18 NFL Vols will be in action, with 10 returning after their team's bye week.

There are two 'new' faces to the NFL Vol ranks as Jacques McClendon was picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 17 and will look to play this week for the first time, and Jarrod Shaw was activated from the Cleveland Browns practice squad on October 22 for the first time in his NFL career.

Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network featured Luke Stocker and the Bucs against Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings as Tampa Bay won 36-17 on the road. Stocker got the start at tight end but did not finish with any stats as Marvin Mitchell saw playing time, but did not record a tackle.

Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets Game Center
Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Dolphins (3-3) head to New Jersey for a AFC East meeting with the New York Jets (3-4).

Burnett and McDaniel are coming off of a bye week while the Jets are coming off of a tough 29-26 OT loss to the Patriots.

Sun-Sentinel: LB Kevin Burnett fills many roles for Dolphins on the field and in the locker room
Sun-Sentinel: Miami Dolphins DT Randy Starks misses practice

Montario Hardesty << Montario Hardesty

San Diego Chargers vs. Cleveland Browns Game Center
Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and the Chargers (3-3) head to Cleveland for a meeting with Montario Hardesty and the Browns (1-6).

Franklin and Meachem had a bye week last week week while Hardesty and the Browns fell to Indy. Hardesty finished as the team's leading rusher finishing with seven carries for 28 yards.

Canton Repository: Three for the money: Key matchups for Browns vs. Chargers
North County Times: Meachem: Browns CB may be Canton-bound
New Bern Sun Journal: COLUMN: Hardesty overcomes obstacles
Canton Repository: The case for Montario Hardesty

New England Patriots vs. St. Louis Rams (In London) Game Center
Jerod Mayo and the Patriots (4-3) have traveled across the pond with the St. Louis Rams for a meeting in London. Wembley Stadium will host a different kind of football on Sunday.

Mayo, the NFL's leading tackler finished with a team-high 11 tackles and a forced fumble last weekend in a 29-26 OT win over the Jets.

Boston Herald: New England meets Jolly Olde England
Comcast SportsNet New England: 'Sorry, Mama Mayo'
ESPN: Mayo back at practice; Hernandez out

Jerod Mayo with Aerosmith

Washington Redskins vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Center
Ramon Foster, Jacques McClendon and the Steelers (3-3) play host to the 3-4 Redskins this weekend at Heinz Field.

Last weekend, Foster started at right guard in a 24-17 win over the Bengals. McClendon, who was signed to the Steelers roster on October 17 did not play in last' week's game.

Steelers Depot: Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown - Cincinnati Bengals - Week 7

Steelers Bengals Football

Sunday 4:00 p.m.

Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game Center
Denarius Moore and the Oakland Raiders (2-4) head to Kansas City for a meeting with Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs (1-5) Sunday afternoon.

Moore started at wide receiver last time out against Jacksonville finishing with four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown. For the Chiefs, Berry and Colquitt had the week off.

KFFL: Raiders | Denarius Moore back in end zone
ESPN: One guy to watch
FOX Sports Kansas City: P Colquitt a bright spot for Chiefs

New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys Game Center
Jason Witten and the Cowboys (3-3) will host the New York Giants (5-2) in one of the nation's biggest rivalries.

Last time out, Witten started at tight end, finishing with a team-high six receptions for 44 yards.

San Antonio Express: Cowboys Gameday: Five things to watch for vs. Giants
USA TODAY: Jason Witten back on track as top target
ESPN: Jason Witten will be big part of plan this time



Sunday Night Football

New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos Game Center
Sunday Night Football this week features Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the New Orleans Saints (2-4), who will head to Denver for a meeting with Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos (3-3).

Greer finished with three tackles and a pass defended last time out while McBride was not active. The four Broncos had an off week as Peyton Manning returned to Rocky Top during his time off.

Denver Post: Broncos rookie Malik Jackson makes his own way apart from twin brother
Knoxville News Sentinel: Peyton Manning went from rookie to icon at UT
Denver Post: Saints vs. Broncos: Brees and Manning a classic mile-high showdown
NBCSports.com: Peyton Manning's secret workouts at Duke a key to his rehab
ESPN: The NFL's best QB (so far)

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/28)

Tennessee battled valiantly, but Saturday's Comeback Fell Short at #17 South Carolina, 38-35. Check out Videos: South Carolina 38, Tennessee 35


Here are stories from the media on the down-to-the-wire game:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols close but short again
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT still can't catch 'opportunity balls'
- Inside Tennessee: More from Moore
- Knoxville News Sentinel: O-for-October: Clowney sacks Vols' chances
- Knoxville News Sentinel: New high point for Rogers
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Not enough resilience to mask the mistakes
- Knoxville News Sentinel: "A Second Season"



Happy Birthday - Oct. 27: Peerless Price

On Oct. 27, we wish Peerless Price a Happy Birthday. No Vol fan will ever forget this image!

Tamika Catchings Day in Indianapolis

Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard announced that Oct. 27 would be declared Tamika Catchings Day in the city.

The honor is connected to the Simon Youth Foundation's and the Pacers Foundation's annual fundraiser, "Masquerade."

The seven-time WNBA All-Star helped lead the Indiana Fever to its first WNBA crown, as the team defeated the Minnesota Lynx 87-78 on Oct. 21. Catchings was named the WNBA Finals MVP.

She is the eighth Tennessee player to win a WNBA championship. 

President Obama also called Friday to congratulate Catchings, head coach Lin Dunn, and C.O.O and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf on the team's WNBA accomplishment. The President said as the father of two girls, it's great to see women setting a positive example as strong leaders on their court and communities.

IndyStar: Oct. 27 will be Tamika Catchings Day in Indianapolis
Indy Star: President Obama calls Catchings, Dunn, Krauskopf to congratulate Fever on WNBA title

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/27)


Gameday is here! Rise and shine for the earliest kickoff of the season as the Vols take on No. 17 South Carolina at Noon. Get all your info in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: UT at #17 S. Carolina.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press:  Vols' 'Tiny' tackle has huge job today
- Inside Tennessee: Worley's ready
- Inside Tennessee: Something's gotta give
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchups to watch
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things for South Carolina

News out of South Carolina includes:

- Anderson Independent Mail: Tennessee vs. South Carolina




Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/26)

The Vols took part in SEC Media Day on Thursday in Hoover, here is the latest coverage from UTSports.com: 


Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Cuonzo Martin's Vols can be SEC threats
- Gainesville Sun: Donovan: Keep eye on Vols
- Inside Tennessee: Cuonzo Martin settles into SEC
- Inside Tennessee: Golden's healthy again
- Inside Tennessee: Martin on Media Day
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Cal on Cuonzo: "He brings it."

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/26)

Tennessee heads to Columbia this afternoon to take on South Carolina on Saturday at 12 Noon in a game that will air on ESPN and ESPN 3D. Get the latest on the Vols in VOL REPORT: Familiar Foe.

For all your game info, visit: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: UT at #17 S. Carolina

Here are the latest stories from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols aide Graham visits ex-employer
- Inside Tennessee: Worley's ready
- Lindy's Sports: Tennessee at South Carolina

News out of South Carolina includes:

- Greenville News: USC changing its focus

Tobias Harris' Contracted Extended With Bucks

Former Vols star Tobias Harris had his third-year contract extension exercised by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday. 

Tennessee Update: Soccer Blog (10/25)

Tennessee celebrates Senior Night tonight against Georgia at 7 p.m. It has been an amazing four-year journey that continues for Kylie Bono, Ali Hall, Amy Harrison, Alexis Owens and RB Wyatt.

Riley Blevins did a great story on Amy for GoVolsXtra and the News Sentinel. Check it out!

News Sentinel/GoVolsXtra: Amy Harrison 'couldn't imagine myself anywhere else' than at UT

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Happy Birthday - Oct. 25: Soccer's RB Wyatt

On Soccer Senior Day, Oct. 25, we wish Happy Birthday to senior goalkeeper RB Wyatt.

RB Wyatt

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/25)

SEC Basketball Media Day takes place in Hoover, Ala., today. Get the latest on the men's team in the Vol Hoops Report: Oct. 24.

News from the media includes:

- Inside Tennessee: 'Minor setback'

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/25)

The Vols will head to South Carolina on Friday after their final practice in Knoxville on Thursday. Get the latest in the VOL REPORT: Investing in Improvement.



Here are stories from the media:

- Associated Press: Bray looks to bounce back
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Phillip Fulmer still loves the Vols
- Inside Tennessee: Vol defense preps for S.C.

News on the South Carolina front includes:

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.


Vol Calls returns to the airwaves tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on the Vol Network. Join us at Calhoun's on the River in Knoxville for the weekly program that looks at Tennessee Athletics.

Football head coach Derek Dooley will be on the show along with soccer coach Brian Pensky. 

LISTEN LIVE ONLINE or on the Vol Network

Men's Swimming & Diving Team Ranked 24th

The College Swim Coaches Association of American's first NCAA Division I men's rankings were released Wednesday, and the Vols came in at No. 24.

The men's team is 2-1 overall this year and 1-0 in SEC play. The Vols and Lady Vols host Louisville on Thursday at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center at 4 p.m. Eastern.

Here is Swimming World's article about the rankings.

Vols In NFL Wrap Up (10/24)

Week seven of the NFL regular season has come and gone. Ten NFL Vols had a bye week last week, but take a look at how the other Vols in the NFL did.

Player

Pos.

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

vs. Pittsburgh

L, 17-24

Not active

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

Bye Week



Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

Bye Week



Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

Bye Week



Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

Bye Week



Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

Bye Week



Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

at Houston

L, 13-43

Snapped on all punts

and kicks

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

vs. Baltimore

W, 43-13

19 rushes, 98 yds. 2 TDs

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

at Cincinnati

W, 24-17

Started at RG

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

Bye Week



Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

at Tampa Bay

W, 35-28

Started at LCB, 3 tackles,

1 pass def.

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland




Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

vs. Seattle

W, 13-6

Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

at Indianapolis

L, 13-17

Team high 7 rush, 28 yds.

Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

Bye Week



Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

Bye Week



Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

vs. NY Jets

W, 29-26

Started at LB, Team-high

11 tackles, 1 FF

Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

at Tampa Bay

W, 35-28

Not active

Jacques McClendon

OL

Pittsburgh

at Cincinnati

W, 24-17

Signed 10/17

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

Bye Week



Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

Bye Week



Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

vs. Arizona

W, 21-14

Played, no stats

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

vs. Jacksonville

L, 23-26

Started at WR,

4 rec. 36 yds. 1 TD

Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

vs. Dallas

L, 14-19

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Green Bay

at St. Louis

W, 30-20

Practice Squad

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

at Indianapolis

L, 13-17

Activated from

Practice Squad 10/22

Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

vs. New Orleans

L, 28-35

1 rec. 33 yards

Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

vs. Green Bay

L, 20-30

Injured Reserve

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

at Minnesota

L, 14-21

Started at NT, 1 tackle

Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

at Baltimore

W, 19-14

Started at TE,

team high 6 rec. 44 yds.

 

This week a couple of changes have been made to NFL rosters.

  • OL Chris Scott has been waived from the Green Bay practice squad after signing in early September.

 

  • OL Jarrod Shaw, who has been on the Cleveland Browns practice squad since 2011 after signing as an undrafted free agent has been called up to the 53-man roster for the first time in his NFL career.

 

Vol Network Stadiumcast On 92.7 At South Carolina

The Vol Network's on-site "StadiumCast" frequency for the game at South Carolina this Saturday will be 92.7 on the FM dial. Fans attending the Tennessee-South Carolina game at Williams-Brice Stadium can tune into the Vol Network broadcast at the stadium by bringing a portable radio. The "Kickoff Call-In Show" begins at 10:30 a.m. EASTERN / 9:30 a.m. CENTRAL on Saturday. 

 

Tennessee Update: Volleyball Blog (10/24)

Once a season, the Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball team dons pinks uniforms for their annual "Dig for a Cure" match to show its continued support for breast cancer awareness and to help raise money to find a cure. For redshirt senior Kayla Jeter, that match and cause took on a whole new meeting this season.

Happy Birthday - Oct. 24: Kayla McMurry, Byron Moore

On Oct. 24, we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior tennis player Kayla McMurry and junior football safety Byron Moore.

Kayla McMurry  Byron Moore

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/24)

- The Vols' Full Home Hoops Schedule to be Televised in 2012-13. 

- The Tennessee Journalist has this feature: Vol Spotlight: Power Forward Jarnell Stokes

- From the NBA, check out this feature on former Vols star C.J. Watson from the Examiner: The most important Net no one is talking about

C.J. Watson could play a large role in Brooklyn&#039;s success in 2012-13.

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/25)

Tennessee is continuing prep for its fourth consecutive Top 25 opponent as the Vols travel to No. 17 South Carolina on Saturday. Get the latest in VOL REPORT: Staying The Course. All of your info on the game in Columbia can be found here: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: UT at #17 S. Carolina



Here is the lastest from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Cordarrelle Patterson's return skill UT highlight
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Alex Bullard, Marcus Jackson ready as UT plugs
- Inside Tennessee: Next man up

News out of South Carolina includes:

- Anderson Independent Mail: Gamecocks shift 2012 goals

Shaw Elevated To Browns Active Roster; Scott Waived By Packers


Former Vols lineman Jarrod Shaw was elevated to the Cleveland Browns active roster after left guard Jason Pinkston was played on injured reserve with a blood clot in his lung.

Shaw, who finished with the Vols in 2010 has been on the Browns practice squad since the start of the 2011 season. He signed with Cleveland as an undrafted free agent. 

Here are a few stories mentioning Shaw: 

- Akron Beacon Journal: Browns Notebook

With the Green Bay Packers, fellow former UT lineman Chris Scott was waived from the practice squad on Tuesday. Scott had previously played with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

- Green Bay Press Gazette: Packers make more practice squad moves

Vols At South Carolina Game To Air On ESPN 3D

Saturday's Tennessee at South Carolina football game will air on ESPN 3D in addition to the broadcast on ESPN. Dave Pasch, Brian Griese and Jenn Brown will call the action.

Last season, Tennessee hosted Vanderbilt in the Vols' first football game ever televised in 3D. 

Vols-Bama Game Draws 4.2 Million Viewers


ESPN's prime time telecast of Alabama at Tennessee, was the second most-viewed night game on Oct. 20. The game averaged 4,223,000 viewers on a 2.5 US rating (2.9 coverage rating).

The game averaged a 41.7 metered market rating in Birmingham, the fifth highest-rated regular-season college football game on ESPN in the market. The other top markets: Knoxville (27.6 rating), Nashville (15.5 rating), Memphis (10.4 rating) and Atlanta (6.2 rating).

ABC's Saturday Night Football Presented by Windows 8 - Baylor at Texas and Florida State at Miami - averaged 4,843,000 viewers on a 3.1 rating, making it the most-viewed game of the night and less than 60,000 viewers from the most-viewed telecast of the day (CBS's South Carolina at Florida matchup averaged 4,900,000 viewers on a 3.1 rating).

ESPN's LSU at Texas A&M Saturday noon telecast averaged 4,176,000 viewers on a 2.8 national rating (3.2 coverage rating). The top five metered markets for the telecast: New Orleans (18.7 rating), Birmingham (11.1 rating), Austin (10.3 rating), Knoxville (9.1 rating), Houston (6.9 rating) and San Antonio (6.9 rating).

VIDEO: The Vols One-Handed Holder

Check out Vols' Tyler Drummer's special skill


Tennessee Update: Volleyball Blog (10/23)

The Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball team extended its winning streak to five consecutive matches with a 3-0 sweep at Texas A&M last week. Prior to the Big Orange's trip to College Station, Volleyball Magazine examined what it's been like for redshirt senior and All-American Kayla Jeter to battle back from a season-ending knee injury.

Tuesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/23)

The SEC released its preseason selections for the standings and All-SEC teams on Monday. Read about it in: Fourth-Place SEC Finish Predicted For Vols.

Here are some more stories on the Vols, who are closing in on the preseason opener vs. Victory University on Nov. 5 at Thompson-Boling Arena. 

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/23)

Vols Vs. Troy Set For 12 Noon On Nov. 3

The Vols' homecoming game against Troy on Nov. 3 is set for a 12 Noon kickoff and will be televised Fox Sports Net (FSN). 

Here is a look at the SEC schedule for that week Saturday, November 3:

FSN 12:00 ET Troy at Tennessee
ESPN 12:00 ET *One of the held games
ESPN2 12:00 ET *One of the held games
ESPNU 12:00 ET Vanderbilt at Kentucky
SEC Network 12:21 ET Tulsa at Arkansas
CSS 12:30 ET New Mexico State at Auburn
CBS 3:30 ET * One of the held games
CBS 8:00 ET Alabama at LSU
*Held games: Texas A&M at Miss. State, Missouri at Florida and Ole Miss at Georgia

Palardy Earns CFPA Award

After taking over on all facets of special teams against Alabama, Michael Palardy has been named the College Football Performance Awards honorable mention Punter of the Week.

Palardy averaged 48.2 yards per punt for the evening, hitting two 50+ yarders and dropping two inside the 20.

Michael Palardy booted a 50-yard punt in the second quarter and a career-long 56-yarder in the third frame, his fourth and fifth punts of 50 or more yards this season and the fifth and sixth of his career.

He also handled all of the kickoffs and was 2-for-2 on the night on field goals connecting for a 32-yarder and 21-yard kick.

Palardy's first quarter field goal marked the first points scored against Alabama in the first quarter this season. They had outscored their opponents 90-0 through the first six games.



Happy Birthday - Oct. 22: Suzanne Capocaccia, Yemi Makanjuola

On Oct. 22, we wish Happy Birthday to freshman soccer player Suzanne Capocaccia and sophomore basketball big man Yemi Makanjuola.


Suzanne Capocaccia  Yemi Makanjuola

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/22)

The Vols will be back on Haslam Field on Monday morning as they start practice for Saturday's game at South Carolina. Be sure to watch Derek Dooley's Monday Press Conference at 12 Noon on UTSports.com.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols put Bama loss in the past
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Is Tennessee's fan base unrealistic about Vols?
- Inside Tennessee: Vol Notebook: Game 7
- Volquest: The Day After

Pluskota Wins Rock Hill Rocks Open Doubles Tourney

Doubles Draw Results

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Competing with Jacqueline Cako, former Lady Vol Natalie Pluskota took the Rock Hill Rocks Open doubles tournament title Sunday with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Chieh-Yu Hsu and Chi Chi Scholl.

Pluskota and Cako battled to the finals easily taking their round one match up with Anamika Bhargava and Isabella Robbiani 6-4, 6-2.

They battled back to take down the No. 2 seed of Duque-Marino and Adriana Perez 1-6, 7-6 (2), [10-4] followed by a 6-3, 6-0 win over Angelina Gabueva and Arina Rodionova in the semis.

With the win, Pluskota and Cako earn a split of the $25,000 prize money with some solid play over the course of the weekend.


Vols In NFL Game Day (10/21)

Its week seven of the NFL Regular Season and 13 Vols are back in action.

Ten Vols have a bye week as the Denver Broncos (4), San Diego Chargers (2), Miami Dolphins (2) and the Kansas City Chiefs (2) will take the week off.

1:00 p.m.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Minnesota Vikings Game Center
Dan Williams and the Cardinals (4-2) will head to Minnesota for a meeting with Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings (4-2).

Williams had one tackle for the Cardinals in their 19-16 loss to Buffalo last week while Mitchell was not active last week for the Vikings as they lost 38-26 to the Redskins.

1500 ESPN: Preview: Vikings need another fast start versus home-skidding Redskins

Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers Game Center
Jason Witten and the Cowboys (2-3) will head to Charlotte for a meeting with the Carolina Panthers (1-4) this Sunday.

Last time out, Witten started at tight end and registered six receptions for 88 yards in a tough 31-29 loss to Baltimore.

NFL News: Jason Witten: 'Get out' if you don't believe in Cowboys
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys' Witten says beating Carolina 'pivotal'
ESPN: Jason Witten: Nonbelievers 'get out'

New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Center
Coming off of a bye week, Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints (1-4) will head to Tampa Bay for a meeting with Luke Stocker and the Buccaneers (2-3).

WWL: Saints CB Jabari Greer excited to get back onto field, 'get some tackles"

Baltimore Ravens vs. Houston Texans Game Center
Morgan Cox and the Baltimore Ravens (5-1) will face off with Arian Foster and the Houston Texans (5-1) in a battle for the best record in the AFC.

Cox was business as usual snapping on all of the punts and kicks for the Ravens in their 31-29 victory over Dallas while Arian Foster had an uncharacteristic running day gaining just 29 yards on 17 rushes, but scored two touchdowns in a 42-24 loss to Green Bay.

Shreveport Times: Texans look to run past Ravens
CBSSPorts.com: Texans Game Preview vs. Ravens: Preview, prediction, TV info
Houston Chronicle: Texans face familiar nemesis in Ravens
Baltimore Sun: Dueling running backs Rice and Foster share a mutual admiration

Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts Game Center
Montario Hardesty and the Cleveland Browns (1-5) head to Indianapolis for a meeting with the Colts (2-3).

Hardesty, who played sparingly through the first five games of the season had a breakout game last week in Cleveland's first win of the year over Cincinnati. Hardesty was the Browns leading rusher finishing with 15 carries for 56 yards and a touchdown.

4:00 p.m.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots Game Center
The New York Jets (3-3) will head to Foxboro for a meeting with Jerod Mayo and the New England Patriots (3-3) Sunday. The meeting will help decide the top of the AFC East as all of the teams in the division currently have a 3-3 record.

Mayo, who leads the league in tackles this season with 61, had eight last week against Seattle also forcing and recovering a fumble.

Comcast SportsNet New England: Curran and Mayo: The odd couple
WEEI.com: Jerod Mayo with the Big Show

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders Game Center
Denarius Moore and the Raiders (1-4) will host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-4) this week.

Moore had his breakout game of 2012 last week against the Atlanta Falcons in a tough 23-20 loss finishing with five receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown.

CBSSports.com: Raiders: WR Denarius Moore fulfills his promise

Sunday Night Football
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Center
Ramon Foster, newly signed Jacques McClendon and the Steelers (2-3) will head to Cincinnati for a meeting with Jason Allen and the Bengals (3-3).

Steelers Depot: Steelers Bring Back DE Corbin Bryant & Sign OL Jacques McClendon
Steelers Depot: Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown - Tennessee Titans - Week 6


Happy Birthday - Oct. 21: K.Gibson, M.Hoty, M.Mitchell

On Oct. 21, we send Happy Birthday wishes to rowing senior Kaelyn Gibson and track & field sophomore Matthew Hoty.

Kaelyn Gibson  Matthew Hoty

Also, celebrating a birthday is former football stat and current Minnesota Vikings linebacker Marvin Mitchell.

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/21)

Tennessee Lost 44-13 to No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night before a sellout crowd at Neyland Stadium. Check out Videos from Vols-Alabama as well as a feature on the pregame ceremony honoring former coach Phillip Fulmer, '97 Vols Honored on Special Night.


Here is the media's coverage on the game:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols of 1997 recall better times in Knoxville
- Inside Tennessee: Bama rips Vols
- Inside Tennessee: More from Moore
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Alabama-Tennessee Report Card


Tennessee Update: Softball Blog (10/20/12)

Tennessee softball junior Melissa Davin is coming off a monster fall season in which she led the team with a .533 batting average, four homers, 12 RBIs, nine runs scored and a whopping 1.515 OPS.

Riley Blevins of the Knoxville News Sentinel write about what motivates Davin and how she is ready to make a big leap forward in the 2013 season.

Knoxville News Sentinel: Melissa Davin more than a one-hit wonder for Lady Vols softball

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Lady Vol Hoops In The News

The Tennessee women's basketball team has been grinding on the court in preparation for the squad's first exhibition game Nov. 1 at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Check out the Lady Vols in the headlines.

Knoxville News-Sentinel: Lady Vols juco transfer Jasmine Phillips out to prove she's No. 1
Knoxville News-Sentinel: Jasmine Jones ready to take charge for Lady Vols
Associated Press: Warlick embraces challenge of replacing Summitt
WBIR: Holly Warlick pleased with Lady Vols practice
InsideTennessee: Lady Vols being pushed in preseason
InsideTennessee: Lady Vols get up and down court

Feature On Tobias Harris Pushing To Start With Bucks

Bucks forward Tobias Harris is averaging 8.3 points and 3.0 rebounds over 21.3 minutes in four preseason games.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this feature on former Vols' star Tobias Harris, who is competing to start in his second NBA season:

Happy Birthday - Oct. 20: Brian Randolph, Pat McGlothin

On Oct. 20, we send Happy Birthday wishes to football sophomore defensive back Brian Randolph and former Vols' baseball player and Brooklyn Dodger Pat McGlothin, who turns 91.

Brian Randolph 

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/20)

The Third Saturday in October is Here! Get geared up for the game with everything you need know in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. #1 Alabama.

On Friday, Peyton Manning Pass Was Dedicated, check out Manning's speech.



Here are the latest stories from the media heading into the primetime showdown:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Sunseris to be on opposite sides of field tonight
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Analyst: Vols trio, stay at UT
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchups to watch
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Things To Know

News on the game out of Alabama includes:

- ESPN.com: Inside the numbers
- ESPN.com: Parent Trap




Patterson On Midseason Jet Award Watch List

Vols returnman Cordarrelle Patterson has been named to the Midseason Jet Award Watch List. The Jet Award honors the best return specialist in college football. Drawing its name from former Heisman trophy winner Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers, the Jet award will be voted on by a selection committee featuring football writers and broadcasters from around the country as well as Johnny Rodgers and Joe Adams, the 2011 winner of the Jet Award.

The Midseason 2012 Jet Award watch list includes several of the nation's leading kickoff and punter returners. Hawaii junior Mike Edwards leads the nation in number of kickoff returns (26) and yards (807) with two touchdowns. Missouri's Marcus Murphy has three punt return touchdowns while averaging nearly 19 yards a return. Kent State junior Dri Archer is averaging more than 47 yards a kickoff return with three touchdowns.

Athletes on the watch list represent seven different conferences, with the SEC leading the way with three. Nebraska Sophomore Ameer Abdullah, Junior Venric Mark from Northwestern and Missouri Sophomore Murphy are among the leaders in both punt return and kickoff return. 

To be considered for the Jet Award players must be a primary kick or punt returner for his team. They must be among the national leaders in return categories and show leadership, courage, desire, respect for authority and discipline.  

This midseason watch list twelve will be whittled down to four finalists in November. The winner will be chosen by a vote of the selection committee and the 2012 winner will be announced before the award presentation in December.

Veteran college football return specialists will be honored with legend awards each year as well, with the first winners coming from 1960 thru 1969. This year's veteran recipient will be announced in November.

The award event will benefit the Johnny Rodgers Youth Foundation's charitable programs. Currently through his youth foundation, Rodgers has joined the fight to keep kids in school until graduation.

 2012 Midseason Jet Award Watch List



Player Year School
Ameer Abdullah So. Nebraska
Tavon Austin Sr. West Virginia
Dri Archer Jr. Kent State
Mike Edwards Jr Hawaii
Rashad Green So. Florida State
Duke Johnson Fr. Miami
Tyler Lockett So. Kansas State
Venric Mark Jr. Northwestern
Marcus Murphy So. Missouri
Cordarrelle Patterson Jr. Tennessee
Ace Sanders Jr. South Carolina
Tre Watts Jr. Tulsa

Former Vol quarterback and Vol Network sideline reporter Andy Kelly had surgery to remove his appendix on Thursday. Kelly's surgery went well and he is at home in Dayton, Tennessee recovering. He hopes to feel well enough to attend Saturday's Tennessee-Alabama game but will not handle the sideline duties during the broadcast. 

Kelly's former Vol teammate and quarterback mentor Jeff Francis will step back into his former role with the Vol Network to give Kelly time to recoup. Francis, who was a three-year starting quarterback at Tennessee from 1986-88, served as the Vol Radio Network's first sideline football reporter for eight seasons (1999-2006). He stepped down from the role prior to the 2007 season in order to spend more time watching his sons play football. 

Kelly, who is in his third season as sideline reporter, is expected to be back in action for next weekend's game at South Carolina.

 

Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/19)


Here are a few feature stories on the Tennessee basketball program heading into the weekend:

Happy Birthday - Oct. 19: Leonard Little, Tauren Poole

Two former Tennessee football stars celebrate birthdays on Oct. 19: defensive lineman Leonard Little, who played more than a decade in the NFL with the Rams and current Carolina Panther running back Tauren Poole, who graduated from Tennessee following the 2011 season. 

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/19)

Loads of football news as Saturday's game with No. 1 Alabama nears. On Friday at 4:30 p.m., Peyton Manning will be back at UT to dedicate Peyton Manning Pass outside Neyland Stadium. College Football Hall of Famer  Phillip Fulmer and the 1997 SEC Title Team will be honored on prior to the kickoff on Saturday


Get all the latest on the match-up with the Tide in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. #1 Alabama.

Plus, read a feature on Tyler Bray: Standing Tall.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' offensive line a strength of team
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: SEC has another 'bridge' schedule in 2013
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT's '82 win still a thrill
- Clarksville Leaf Chronicle: Austin Peay to play Vols next year
- Inside Tennessee: Mid-term grades
- Inside Tennessee: Patterson warrants more touches
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols, Tide have a tendency to streak

News out of Alabama includes:



Vols-Bama Knoxville Programs Back To 1931

Check out an amazing photo gallery of every Vols home game program from the Tennessee-Alabama series of games played in Knoxville. Visit the Tennessee Football team Facebook Page for the Photo Gallery

Here's a look at the 1931 program  to whet your appetite for history:

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/18)

T-minus two days from the Alabama game. It will be an emotional game for defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri, who will coach against his son Vinnie and the team he coached for prior to coming to Rocky Top. Get the latest in VOL REPORT: Keeping It Professional.



Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols working backfield contingency plans
- Inside Tennessee: The forgotten challenge
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Former Vol Nick Showalter, 65, dies

News out of Alabama includes:


Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.


Vol Calls returns to the airwaves tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on the Vol Network. Join us at Calhoun's on the River in Knoxville for the weekly program that looks at Tennessee Athletics.

Football head coach Derek Dooley will be on the show along with senior soccer player Amy Harrison. 

LISTEN LIVE ONLINE or on the Vol Network

Catching Up On Vols In The NBA

Tobias Harris

Former Vols star Tobias Harris has started all three preseason games with the Milwaukee Bucks and is averaging 7.7 points per game along with 4.0 rebounds. 

Check out a feature story on him from the Lacrosse Tribune: More time with his team helps Harris prepare for the season


With the Brooklyn Nets, C.J. Watson is averaging 12.3 points in three games including a preseason-best 19 points vs. Philadelphia on Oct. 13. 

Here are a few stories that mention Watson.


Also, the Nets are the subject of the NBA's series "The Association" check out The Association Says 'Hello, Brooklyn' where Watson is included. 

Manning Earns NFL-Record 22nd Conference Player Of Week


The records for Peyton Manning keep on coming. The Vols legend earned his NFL-record 22nd conference player of the week accolade on Wednesday. Manning broke a tie with Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (21) for most times honored as a conference player of the week.

On Monday Night Football, Manning completed 24 of 30 passes (80 percent) for 309 yards with three touchdowns versus one interception and a 129 passer rating in the Broncos' 35-24 win at San Diego.

Helped the Broncos overcome a 24-0 deficit and become the first team in NFL history to win by double digits after trailing by at least 24.

Registered his 47th career game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime to tie Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino for the most by a player since 1970. Led all AFC quarterbacks with 129 passer rating and had an NFL-best 80 percent completion percentage in Week 6.

Posted his 67th career 300-yard passing game, the most in NFL history. Through Week 6, Manning leads the AFC with 14 touchdown passes.

In his 15th season from Tennessee, Manning has 22 career Player of the Week Awards, the most since the award originated in 1984. He most recently won the award in 2010 (Week 14) with the Indianapolis Colts.

Most Conference Player Of Week Awards
1. Peyton Manning* - 22
2. Tom Brady* - 21
3. Dan Marino - 18
4. Drew Brees* - 16
4. Brett Favre - 16
6. John Elway - 15
*Active

Steelers Sign McClendon To Practice Squad

Former Vols lineman Jacques McClendon was signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad on Tuesday. 

Steelers Make Roster Moves: McClendon, who most recently spent time with the Detroit Lions, was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

McClendon got a special welcome from fellow former Vol and current Steelers' starter Ramon Foster.

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/17)

Check out the latest HOOPS REPORT: Martin Gets Offensive and watch a video feature on Tuesday's basketball practice.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Inside Tennessee: High hopes for hoops

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/17)

Check out the VOL REPORT: Energized For Alabama as the Vols continue to gear up for a visit from the No. 1 team in the nation. Everything you need to know about the game can be found here: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. #1 Alabama


Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Associated Press: Vols limping as Bama looms
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Maggitt hurting head to toe
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Could these Vols shock the world?
- Inside Tennessee: Bray the gladiator
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tyler Bray returns to practice
- Volquest:  Bray armed for 'Bama

News out of Alabama includes:

- Tuscaloosa News: McCarron's health is an issue

Happy Birthday - Oct. 16: L.Gendron, A.Hornbuckle, J.Townsend

On Oct. 16 we wish Happy Birthday to the following connected to Tennessee Athletics:

Junior swimmer Lindsay Gendron; former women's basketball star and current member of the Phoenix Mercury Alexis Hornbuckle and junior track runner and jumper Jazmen Townsend.


Lindsay Gendron

Alexis Hornbuckle

Jazmen Townsend

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/16)

The Vols are deep into preparations for No. 1 Alabama. UT is seeking its first win over a No. 1 ranked team since 1985 when the Vols knocked off the top-ranked Auburn Tigers and Bo Jackson. Here's a look at Monday's VOL REPORT: It's Alabama Week. Also the FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. #1 Alabama is live and running.

Here are the latest stories from the media on the Vols and Tide:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Alabama wary of Tennessee's offense
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols aware of their D-ficiencies
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Cordarrelle Patterson adds variety
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Records aside, Vols-Tide still is 'personal'
- Inside Tennessee: Vol Notebook: Game 6
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Offensive line example of progress
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Players excited to take crack at the best

News out of Alabama includes:


Manning Engineers Greatest Road Comeback In NFL History

In case you missed it late Monday night, Vols legend Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos back from a 24-0 halftime deficit at San Diego to win 35-24. It was the largest road comeback in NFL history and equalled the largest comeback in Monday Night Football History.

Manning threw for 309 yards on 24-of-30 with three second-half touchdowns. It was his 67th career 300-yard game, an NFL record and his 47th time engineering a fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive, tying Dan Marino for most in NFL history.

Here are a few stories on the epic comeback:

- Denver Broncos.com: California Comeback
- San Diego Union Tribune: BRONCOS COMPLETE INCREDIBLE COMEBACK

Vols at South Carolina Set For Noon on Oct. 27 on ESPN

The Vols at South Carolina game will kickoff at 12 Noon on ESPN on Oct. 27. It will be UT's third appearance on ESPN this season. 

Here are the SEC games on Saturday, October 27:

ESPN 12:00 ET Tennessee at South Carolina

ESPNU 12:00 ET Kentucky at Missouri
SEC Network 12:21 ET Ole Miss vs. Arkansas At Little Rock
CBS 3:30 ET Florida vs. Georgia At Jacksonville
ESPN U 7:00 ET Texas A&M at Auburn
FSN 7:00 ET Massachusetts at Vanderbilt
ESPN 8:30 ET Miss. State at Alabama

Happy Birthday - Oct. 15: Golf's Danny Keddie

Happy Birthday on Oct. 15 to golf's Danny Keddie.

Danny Keddie

Monday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/15)

The Vols had their first full weekend of practices. Check out some stories from the media on Cuonzo Martin's crew:

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/15)

The Vols and No. 1 Alabama will kickoff at 7 p.m., on ESPN this Saturday. Check out the latest stories as Tennessee begins preparations for the Crimson Tide this morning.

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tyler Bray looking to spark UT
- Inside Tennessee: Vol Notebook: Game 6
- Volquest: The Day After

Vols-Alabama Game Set for 7 p.m., on ESPN

It was announced on Sunday that the Tennessee vs. Alabama football game on Oct. 20 will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET and be televised on ESPN. 

Here is the full slate of SEC games:


LSU at Texas A&M [ESPN] (12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT)

Auburn at Vanderbilt [SEC Network] (12:21 p.m. ET / 11:21 a.m. CT)

South Carolina at Florida [CBS Sports] (3:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. CT)

Middle Tennessee at Mississippi State [ESPN2] (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT)

Alabama at Tennessee [ESPN] (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT)

Georgia at Kentucky [FSN] (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT)

Happy Birthday - Oct. 14: Matteo Fago & Hannah Steadman

Happy Birthday on Oct. 14 to former Vols tennis star Matteo Fago and current soccer goalkeeper  Hannah Steadman

Matteo Fago  Hannah Steadman

Vols In NFL Game Day (10/14)

Another Sunday, another full day of NFL football. This week 14 NFL Vols take part in week six of the NFL regular season.

The Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints all have a bye this week.

1 p.m. games

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Center
Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Kansas City Chiefs (1-4) will head to Tampa Bay for a meeting with Luke Stocker and the Buccaneers (1-3).

Berry finished with five tackles last time out in a 6-9 loss to Baltimore while Colquitt finished with three punts for a 45.7 average dropping two inside the 20. Stocker had the weekend off last week.

CBSSports.com: Chiefs-Buccaneers Preview

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns Game Center
Jason Allen and the Bengals (3-2) head to Cleveland for a meeting with Montario Hardesty and the Browns. Cleveland is looking for its first win of the season heading into the game with an 0-5 record.

Allen was not active last week while Hardesty did not see action.

Lyndy's: Bengals' secondary is finally getting healthy

Oakland Raiders vs. Atlanta Falcons Game Center
Denarius Moore and the Oakland Raiders (1-3) hope to hand the Falcons their first loss of the season coming off of their bye week last weekend. The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history.

St. Louis Rams vs. Miami Dolphins Game Center
The Scott Wells-less Rams (3-2) head to Miami for a meeting with Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Dolphins (2-3).

Wells remains on the IR for the Rams, but last week marked the return of Tony McDaniel to the gridiron where he finished with two tackles and a fumble recovery. Burnett, once again, started at linebacker where he finished with seven tackles, a quarterback hit and a half of a sack for a loss of 3.5 yards.

MiamiHerald.com: Grading the Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Sun-Sentinel: Miami Dolphins practice report (Oct. 10)

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten says the Cowboys' offensive game plans have been good, the team just hasn't executed.\

Dallas Cowboys vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Center
Jason Witten and the Cowboys (2-2) have a tough test ahead of them as they take the trip to Baltimore to face Morgan Cox and the 4-1 Ravens.

Witten is coming off of a bye week while Cox and the Ravens eked out a 9-6 victory over Kansas City last week. Cox snapped on all of the kicks and punts including the would be game-winner in the third quarter.

ESPN: Jason Witten hopes to speak with Ozzie Newsome
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth: Jason Witten Announces Arrival Of Third Child

4 p.m. games


Buffalo Bills vs. Arizona Cardinals Game Center
The 2-3 Buffalo Bills head to Arizona for a meeting with Dan Williams and the 4-1 Cardinals Sunday.

Williams got the start at nose tackle last time out finishing with three tackles against St. Louis.

Arizona Sports: Dan Williams: Rams hit us early with big plays

New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks Game Center
Jerod Mayo and the Patriots (3-2) will make the cross-country trek to take on the Seattle Seahawks (3-2) Sunday afternoon.

Last week in a 31-21 victory over Denver, Mayo finished with 13 tackles, second highest in week five, as well as a sack for a seven yard loss. Mayo has accumulated 52 total tackles this season, third in the NFL and first in the AFC.

WEEI.com: Jerod Mayo with the Big Show
Providence Journal: Patriots 31, Broncos 21: It's run that gets it done

Minnesota Vikings vs. Washington Redskins Game Center
Marvin Mitchell and the 4-1 Vikings head to Washington for a meeting with the Redskins (3-2).

Mitchell was not active the last time out as the Vikings trounced the Titans 30-7.

Sunday Night Football 8:20 p.m.

Green Bay Packers vs. Houston Texans Game Center
The 2-3 Green Bay Packers head to Houston for a meeting with Arian Foster and the undefeated Texans.

Foster, who put up a season high 152 yards the last time out against the Jets, became the third fastest player in NFL history to reach 5,000 yards from scrimmage, netting the milestone in 40 games. Foster hit 5,000 yards from scrimmage mark on an 8-yard rush in the fourth quarter.

Foster also recorded a rushing touchdown in the game and has now recorded at least one TD in each game this season. He ranks first in rushing TDs (5) and second in total rushing yards (532) and yards/game (106.4) in 2012.

CBSSports.com: Texans Game Preview vs. Packers: Analysis, prediction, TV info
NFL News: What we learned: Arian Foster runs wild for Texans
ESPN: Foster's inside rushing keys Texans win

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/14)

Happy Birthday - Oct. 13: L.Hadden, D.O'Brien, C.Williams

A trio of birthdays among Tennessee student-athletes on Oct. 13. Best wishes for a great day to senior javelin thrower Luke Hadden, freshman defensive lineman Danny O'Brien and women's tennis sophomore Caitlyn Williams.

Luke Hadden  Danny O'Brien  Caitlyn Williams

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/13)


GAMEDAY IS HERE! Get all your latest info on the match-up with Mississippi State in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at #19 MSU.

Here are the latest articles from the media on the game, which is the first between the teams since 2008.

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols bracing for noisy game at MSU
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: This 'big game' must be win for desperate Vols
- Inside Tennessee: Hittin' the hole
- Inside Tennessee: Rapid riser
- Inside Tennessee: Must-win game?
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Must-see matchups
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five big things against Mississippi State

From the Bulldogs perspective, here are some more articles:

- Inside MSU Sports: Game Day Eve: Fencing In the Vols

Saturday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/13)


The Vols held their first official practice of 2012 on Friday. Check out the latest  in Vols First Hoops Practice Efficient

Here are some more stories on the team from the media:

Catchings, Fever Headed To WNBA Finals

Former Lady Vol standout Tamika Catchings scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds Sunday night to lead the Indiana Fever to their second WNBA Finals appearance in four seasons.

The Fever defeated the Connecticut Sun in the best-of-three Eastern Conference Finals, 2-1, with an 87-71 victory in Uncasville, Conn. Another former Lady Vol, Kara Lawson, had 16 points in the losing cause for the Sun.

Indiana will play in Game 1 of the best-of-five Finals on Sunday at defending champion Minnesota, which swept Los Angeles in the Western Conference.

Check out some stories and videos about Catchings and the Fever.


- ESPN.com: Tamika Catchings leads Fever back to WNBA Finals
- Associated Press:
Catchings' 22 lead way for Indiana
- Daily Herald:
Catchings would love to secure first WNBA title
- WNBA.com (Tamika Catchings feature/video):
The Quest
- WNBA.com (video highlights): Fever Moves On To WNBA Finals

- WNBA.com (series preview): Series Preview: (1) Minnesota Lynx vs. (2) Indiana Fever


Vols Earn Phil Steele MidSeason All-SEC Honors

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Complete List

Phil Steele released the Midseason All‑SEC Team as well as the Midseason All-American Team, Thursday and six Vols have been honored for their work this season.

PHIL STEELE'S 2012 MIDSEASON ALL-SEC TEAM

First Team Offense
WR - Justin Hunter
TE - Mychal Rivera

Third Team Offense
WR - Cordarrelle Patterson
OL - Dallas Thomas

Second Team Defense
LB - A.J. Johnson

Third Team Defense
DB - Byron Moore

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PHIL STEELE'S 2012 MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

Third Team All-American Offense
WR- Justin Hunter

Fourth Team All-American Offense
OL - Dallas Thomas





Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/12)

Check out Men's Hoops Media Day Coverage as well as Coach Cuonzo Martin's Media Day Press Conference. This behind-the-scenes video gives you insight to the exciting day.


Here is coverage from the media:

- Associated Press: Golden, Vols eye NCAA tourney

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/12)

The Vols will depart for Mississippi this afternoon and take on the No. 19 Bulldogs on Saturday. Coach Derek Dooley was back at practice on Friday, read about it in the VOL REPORT: Back at Work.

All your information on the game can be found here: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at #19 MSU.

Here is the latest news from the media on the game:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols aim to avoid bloody October
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: LaDarrell McNeil's time to shine
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Derek Dooley returns to Vols practice
- Tennessee Journalist: Vols seek first SEC win of the year

News on the Bulldogs includes:


Vols In NFL Thursday Night Football (10/11)

Ramon Foster and the Pittsburgh Steelers will kick off week six of the NFL regular season as they head to Tennessee to face the Titans on Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network.

The meeting marks Foster's second return to Tennessee since leaving the University of Tennessee. Foster is 3-0 all-time against the Titans.

2009 vs. Tennessee - W, 13-10 OT
2010 at Tennessee - W, 19-11
2011 vs. Tennessee - W, 38-17

TribLive Sports: Homecoming for Ramon Foster
CBS Local: Steelers Guard Ramon Foster Gets Home Field Advantage In Tennessee
Steelers Depot: Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown - Philadelphia Eagles - Week 5
Behind the Steel Curtain: Behind The Steel GIFs: Four play sequence against Eagles

(File photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Happy Birthday - Oct. 11: Reggie Juin

On Oct. 11, we wish Happy Birthday to two-sport athlete Reggie Juin of the football and track & field team.

Reggie Juin

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/11)

The Vols went through practice in typical fashion without head coach Derek Dooley on Wednesday as he recovered from hip surgery. Looking ahead to Saturday, the Vols' assistants say it will be Business As Usual. Coach Dooley is expected to be back at practice on Thursday.



Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Inside Tennessee: Vols won't stand PAT
- Inside Tennessee: Vol coordinators go on record
- Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC road win next big step for Tennessee

News on the Bulldogs includes:

- Commercial Dispatch: MSU trying to mix run, pass
- For Who, The Cowbell Tolls: Know the Foe - Tennessee
- Inside MSU Sports: Week 7 Statshot: 39

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.

Be sure to listen in to Vol Calls from the Vol Network tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Football coordinators Jim Chaney and Sal Sunseri will be interviewed. Former UT quarterback Pay Ryan will be on site at Calhoun's on the River in Knoxville. 

 - LISTEN LIVE ONLINE or on the Vol Network

Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (10/10)

Former Vol Aries Merritt represented the Big Orange track & field program well this summer, capturing the gold medal at the London Olympics and breaking the world record in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 12.8 seconds in Brussels. After his whirlwind season, the former NCAA champion recently made a trip back to where it all started, Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. In addition, Merritt is up for a prestigious award, the annual Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year Award, and needs Vol fans help. Click the link below to vote for the former Vol.

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/10)

The big news late in the day on Tuesday was that Dooley Underwent Successful Hip Surgery. Earlier in the day the Vols continued preparation for MSU, check out VOL REPORT: Lessons Learned.



Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' receivers test superb MSU's DBs
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Dooley still sees progress in Tyler Bray
- Inside Tennessee: Defense must make own luck
- Inside Tennessee: Vols take advantage of bye week
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Defense has been a story of 'What ifs'


News on the Bulldogs includes:

- For Whom The Cowbell Tolls: History of MSU vs. Tennessee

Vols In NFL Wrap Up (10/9)

Week five of the NFL Regular Season is officially done after Arian Foster put up 152 yards against the NY Jets to help the Texans remain undefeated with a 23-17 win on Monday Night Football.

Foster's 168 all-purpose yards (152 rushing, 16 receiving) helped him become the third fastest player in NFL history to reach 5,000 yards from scrimmage, netting the milestone in 40 games. Only Edgerrin James (36 games) and Eric Dickerson (39 games) reached the milestone faster.

Foster hit 5,000 yards from scrimmage mark on an 8-yard rush in the fourth quarter. Foster also recorded a rushing TD in the game, and has now recorded at least one TD in each game this season. He leads the league in rushing TDs (5) and ranks second in total rushing yards (532) and yards/game (106.4) behind Jamaal Charles.

Fastest to 5,000 yards from Scrimmage

Player

Team(s)

Year (Gms)

Rush Yds.

Rec. Yds.

Edgerrin James

Indianapolis

2001 (36)

3,677

1,323

Eric Dickerson

Los Angeles

1985 (39)

4,355

645

Arian Foster

Houston

2012 (40)

3,626

1,374


Now let's look at the rest of the NFL Vols.

Player

Pos.

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

vs. Miami

L, 13-17

Not Active

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

at New England

L, 21-31

Played, no stats

Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

vs. Baltimore

L, 6-9

Started at SS, 5 tackles

Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

at Cincinnati

W, 17-13

Started at LB, 7 tackles,

0.5 sack for 3.5 yards,

QB Hit

Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

at New England

L, 21-31

3 punts, 45.7 avg. 2 I-20

Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

vs. Miami

L, 6-9

5 punts, 47.2 avg. 3 I-20

Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

at Kansas City

W, 9-6

Snapped on all punts and

 kicks including Ravens'

GW FG

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

at NY Jets

W, 23-17

Started at RB, 29-152 yds.

1 TD

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

vs. Philadelphia

W, 16-14

Started at RG

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

at New Orleans

L, 24-31

3 tackles

Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

vs. San Diego

W, 31-24

Started at LCB, 1 Pass. Def.

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland




Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

vs. Buffalo

W, 45-3

Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

at NY Giants

L, 27-41

Did not play

Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

at New England

L, 21-31

1 tackle

Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

at New England

L, 21-31

31-for-44 345 yds.
3 TDs 0 INT

Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

vs. Denver

W, 31-21

Started at LB, game-high

13 tackles, 1 sack

for 7 yard loss

Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

vs. San Diego

W, 31-24

Not Active

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

at Cincinnati

W, 17-13

Made return with

2 tackles, FR

Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

at New Orleans

L, 24-31

Started at WR, 3 rec.

67 yds. 2 TDs

Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

vs. Tennessee

W, 30-7

Not Active

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

Bye Week



Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

vs. Seattle

L, 12-16

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Green Bay

at Indianapolis

L, 27-30

Practice Squad

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

at NY Giants

L, 27-41

Practice Squad

Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

Bye Week



Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

vs. Arizona

W, 17-3

Injured Reserve

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

at St. Louis

L, 3-17

Started at NT, 3 tackles

Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

Bye Week





Foster's 13-yd. TD - http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap2000000078702/Foster-13-yd-TD

Foster's 46-yd. run
- http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap1000000078646/Foster-46-yd-run

Pats-Broncos Highlights
- http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap2000000077939/Broncos-vs-Patriots-highlights

Tony McDaniel Fumble Recovery
- http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap2000000077939/Broncos-vs-Patriots-highlights

Robert Meachem TDs
44 yds - http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap1000000078110/Meachem-44-yard-TD-catch
15 yds - http://www.nfl.com/videos/auto/0ap2000000077946/Meachem-15-yard-TD-catch


Happy Birthday - Oct. 9: Legend Hank Lauricella

Happy Birthday to Hank Lauricella turns 82 years old on Oct. 9. 

Hank Lauricella was "Mr. Every-thing" during one of the most prominent stretches in UT football history. His small stature - 5-foot-11, 175 pounds - fit the mold of a Tennessee tailback in Gen. Robert R. Neyland's single-wing attack.

The 1948 recruits have been called the best freshman class in Vol history, and it is hard to argue.

By his 1950 sophomore campaign, Lauricella called all the plays as the tailback and also played safety. He earned All-SEC, but his best was yet to come.

In the 1951 Cotton Bowl against Texas, Lauricella set up Tennessee's first score with perhaps the most memorable run in school history. From the Vols' 20-yard line, Lauricella knifed his way through the Longhorns' defense and reversed field three times to allow for blocking help before finally being brought down at the Texas 5. The 75-yard run led to the Vols' first touchdown in a 20-14 win. Lauricella finished with 131 yards on the day.

He was named All-SEC and All-America in 1951, averaging 7.9 yards per carry in leading the Vols to a 10-0 regular season. Tennessee was named national champions prior to its Sugar Bowl appearance and Lauricella finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting.

During his career, Lauricella helped Tennessee to a 28-4-1 overall record, including a streak of 20 consecutive wins. He led the team in passing, rushing, total offense and punting his junior and senior years.

Lauricella later was elected to the Louisiana State House (8 years) and Senate (24 years).

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/9)

The Vols return to the practice field on Tuesday as they close in on the second of four games against ranked teams when UT travels to Mississippi State for a Saturday tilt. Get the latest in the VOL REPORT: Vols Prepping For MSU, plus all your info in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at #19 MSU.


Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Daniel McCullers' role growing for Tennessee Vols
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Mississippi State game crucial for Derek Dooley
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols need to play to strengths

News on the Bulldogs includes:

- For Whom The Cowbell Tolls: MSU News & Notes | Tuesday, October 9, 2012
- Inside Mississippi State Sports: First Look: Bulldogs Back Home for Tennessee
- Inside Mississippi State Sports: Video: McKinney Talks About SEC Honor, Tennessee
- Inside Mississippi State Sports: Videos: Koenning, Wilson, Banks

Men's Golf Update

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Over the weekend, two former Tennessee Vols made some noise in the world of golf.

Philip Pettitt, Jr., a 2008 graduate, played a marvelous weekend of golf. He finished tied for 3rd in the Neediest Kids Championship at TPC Potomoc in Potomac, Maryland. The Web.com Tour event was held Thursday, Oct. 4th - Sunday, Oct. 7th.

The tournament sponsor, Neediest Kids, is a non-profit organization that helps low-income students in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia obtain the basic essentials they need so they can get the education they deserve. All net proceeds from the weekend event will enable Neediest Kids to help more children in their communities succeed in school. More information: click here.

Pettitt navigated the course at Avenel Farm spectacularly, shoot a four round total of 274 (-6). His 6-under par performance netted the former Vol a nice payday of $34,800.

Pettitt, the Murfreesboro native, came out of the gate blazing with a first round of 66 (-4), but then cooled down in the second round with a 71 (+1). He finished out the tournament with a 68 (-2) and 69 (-1) respectively. To view the results: click here.

Pettitt's next event will be on Thursday, October 11th at the Miccosukee Championship in Miami, Florida.

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Garrick Porteous, a 2012 graduate, also put in some serious work this weekend. Porteous was selected to play for his home country of England in the World Amateur Team Championship.

The event took place Thursday, Oct. 4th - Sunday, Oct. 7th in Antalya, Turkey at the Cornelia Golf Club and the Antalya Golf Club.

The former Vol finished tied for 62nd by shooting a three round total of 217 (+3). His best round of the weekend came in the last round as he shot a 68 (-3).

As for Porteous' team, England finished 8th in the tournament, which saw the United States take top prize. The England team shot a total of 418 (-10) and did well to finish in 8th considering tournament field consisted of 72 countries.

To view the results: click here.

In addition, here is a good write up on Porteous from The Journal newspaper: click here.


WNBA Conference Finals Update

Two players and an assistant coach with ties to the Lady Vol family are still in action in the WNBA Conference Finals.

The Eastern Conference Finals between the Connecticut Sun and Indiana Fever features a match-up of two former teammates in Kara Lawson (Sun) and Tamika Catchings (Fever), along with former assistant coach Mickie DeMoss (Fever).  

Lawson helped lead the Sun to a 76-64 victory in the series opener Friday night, scoring 16 points. Connecticut looks to sweep in order to return the WNBA Finals for the first time since 2005.

Catchings, the 2011 WNBA MVP, scored seven points and grabbed nine boards in Friday's match. The Fever is in its third conference final in four years.

In the second game of the WNBA Western Conference Finals on Sunday, the Los Angeles Sparks fell to the Minnesota Lynx 80-79.

Former Lady Vol standout Candace Parker totaled 33 points and 15 rebounds for the Sparks, playing all 40 minutes of the contest, and joined retired Sparks star Lisa Leslie as the only players with at least 30 points and 15 rebounds in WNBA postseason history. In Parker's five seasons in the WNBA, she has yet to make the Finals.

Tune in to ESPN2 tonight at 8 p.m. ET to watch the Sun take on the Fever in Indianapolis.   

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (10/8/12)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Oct. 8, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.


John-Patrick Smith

Singles: 227 (+3)

Doubles: 124 (+13)

Note: Won the doubles title at the $35,000+ Belem Challenger in Brazil last week with Baylor standout John Peers, good for their fourth Challenger-level title together this year ... Doubles ranking is a career best ... Playing this week at the $35,000+ Challenger in San Juan, Argentina.


Tennys Sandgren

Singles: 257 (+21)

Doubles: 171 (+46)

Note: Won the doubles title at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger last week with Rhyne Williams, their first Challenger-level title ... has won six doubles titles this year ... Career best in both singles and doubles ... Playing this week at the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger in California.


Rhyne Williams

Singles: 277 (-3)

Doubles: 220 (+98)

Note: Won the doubles title at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger last week with Tennys Sandgren, their first Challenger-level title ... Playing this week at the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger in California.


Matteo Fago

Singles: 938 (+1)

Doubles: 1563 (-2)

Note: Closing in on career-best singles ranking of 908 (10/2/2006) ... Off this week.


Adam Hubble

Singles: 1284 (+6)

Doubles: 170 (+4)

Note: Reached the doubles quarterfinals at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger last week with Andrei Daescu ... Playing the $100,000 Tiburon Challenger this week in California.

Time For Vols-Bama Game Not Set, Yet

The Vols game with Alabama on Oct. 20 will not have its time announced until after the action has concluded this Saturday, Oct. 13. 

The UT-UA game could be any one of three slots, but will be televised nationally in all cases:

12:00 p.m. ET - ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET - CBS
7:00-7:45 p.m. ET - ESPN

Here is the full release from the SEC. 

CBS has elected to use a six-day selection for games of October 20. The following games are being held: Alabama at Tennessee, South Carolina at Florida and LSU at Texas A&M. The television windows for these three games are: CBS at 3:30 ET, ESPN at Noon ET and ESPN between 7:00 and 7:45 ET.

Saturday, October 20:
ESPN 12:00 ET *One of 3 held games

SEC Network 12:21 ET Auburn at Vanderbilt

CBS 3:30 ET *One of 3 held games

ESPN2/ESPNU/FSN** 7:00 ET Georgia at Kentucky

ESPN2/ESPNU/FSN** 7:00 ET Middle Tennessee at Miss. State

ESPN 7:00-7:45 ET *One of 3 held games

*Held games: Alabama at Tennessee, South Carolina at Florida and LSU at Texas A&M

**Selection of Network will be made after completion of games on Oct. 13

Vol Pros Roll in Challenger Doubles

Three former Vols on the professional tennis circuit won Challenger-level doubles titles over the weekend in California and South America respectively. 

Rhyne Williams and Tennys Sandgren teamed up to win the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger doubles title, the first tournament win at the Challenger level for either player. The two won a trio of straight-set matches before beating 2010 NCAA singles champion Devin Britton and 2011 NCAA doubles champion Austin Krajicek in a closely contested final 4-6, 6-4, [12-10]. 

Sandgren, who also reached the singles final in Sacramento, is at a career-best No. 257 in singles and broke the top 200 in doubles at No. 171. He has won six doubles titles this year. Williams is not far away from the top 200 in doubles at No. 220.

Meanwhile, 2011 SEC Athlete of the Year John-Patrick Smith and former Baylor standout John Peers cruised to their fourth Challenger title together of the year, winning the $35,000 Belem Challenger in Brazil. 

Smith is rapidly closing in on the top 100 in doubles, checking in at a career-best No. 124. Like Sandgren, Smith has won six doubles titles this year. 

NOW ON TWITTER:
Now that Tennys Sandgren and Rhyne's coach and former Vol Christopher Williams have joined Twitter recently, here's a look at how you can follow the current touring pros...

Tennys Sandgren: @Tennys Sandgren
John-Patrick Smith: @jpatsmith
Rhyne Williams: @RhyneWilliams
Adam Hubble: @hubbleadam
Christopher Williams: @cpatwilliams


VFL Program: Vols Register To Vote

As part of the Vol For Life program and under the administration of Antone Davis, the Vols registered to vote, check out a photo gallery and a video: 

Tennessee Update: Volleyball Blog (10/8)

The Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball team battled for two five set SEC wins this weekend, defeating Missouri and Georgia on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Redshirt senior Kayla Jeter posted a career-best 27 kills in the win over the Bulldogs, while sophomore Tiffany Baker notched back to back double-doubles. Check out the match highlights from Sunday's win and a few stories from the local media.

Knoxville News Sentinel: Kayla Jeter leads lady Vols rally for 3-2 win over Georgia
Knoxville News Sentinel: UT volleyball tops Missouri in five sets
The Daily Beacon: Lady Vols battle to victory over SEC foes

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/8)

The Vols are back in action on Monday morning as they ready for No. 19 Mississippi State on Saturday night. Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols offense has lots of options
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Mullen has brought stability to Bulldogs

Happy Birthday - Oct. 8: Carl Svagerko

On Oct. 8, we wish Happy Birthday to junior swimmer Carl Svagerko.



Happy Birthday - Oct. 7: N.Guess, R.Rasnick, R.DeLucia,

Happy Birthday on Oct. 7 to recent UT grad and long snapper Nick Guess, who was on the Oakland Raiders earlier this season; recent track & field pole vaulter Robert Rasnick and former baseball pitcher Rich DeLucia, who went on to pitch for the Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians from 1990-99.

Nick Guess  Robert Rasnick


Summitt Honored With Statue At UT Martin

A hall of fame basketball coach and winner of eight NCAA basketball titles at the University of Tennessee, Pat Summitt returned to her roots at the University of Tennessee Martin for the unveiling of statues of herself as well as those of former UTM coach Nadine Gearin and former UTM women's athletics director Bettye Giles on Saturday.

Please click the link below to read the complete story by the Jackson Sun and see photos of the statues.

Statues unveiled of Pat Summitt, her UT Martin coach Nadine Gearin and former women's AD Bettye Giles



Vols In NFL Game Day (10/7)

Week five of the NFL season is underway as the St. Louis Rams have already defeated the Arizona Cardinals 17-3. 

NFL Vol Dan Williams finished the game with three tackles. 

This weekend brings games for 18 more NFL Vols. This week marks the bye week for the Cowboys (Jason Witten), Lions, Raiders (Denarius Moore), and Buccaneers (Luke Stocker). 

Let's take a look. 

1 p.m.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Center
Ramon Foster and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2) are coming off of a bye week as they host the 3-1 Eagles Sunday afternoon. 

Foster got the start a couple of weeks ago at right guard in his last time out. 

Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants Game Center
Montario Hardesty and the Cleveland Browns (0-4) are looking for their first win of the season when they head to New Jersey to face the 2-2 Giants. 

Hardesty did not play the last time out. 

Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Center
Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Dolphins (1-3) head to Cincinnati to face off with Jason Allen and the Bengals (3-1). 

The Dolphins are coming off of a tough loss to Arizona last week in which Burnett picked up the start at linebacker along with eight tackles. McDaniel was out for the third straight week. 

For the Bengals, after returning in week three, Allen was ruled out for week four and did not compete last week.

MiamiHerald.com: Miami Dolphins DT Tony McDaniel expected to return vs. Bengals
Sun-Sentinel: Two defensive starters sit out Dolphins practice
Sun-Sentinel: Joe Philbin 'anxious' to see Tony McDaniel's return
Bengals.com: Friday notes: Clements, Allen doubtful; Hall, Faine questionable
Bengals.com: Dolphins-Bengals Preview

Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game Center
Morgan Cox and the 3-1 Ravens head to Kansas City for a meeting with Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the 1-3 Chiefs. 

Cox, once again, was the primary long snapper for the Ravens for all of their punts and field goals last week against Cleveland. 

Berry got the start at strong safety picking up six tackles and a tackle-for-loss last time out against San Diego while Colquitt had four punts for a 51.3 avg. dropping three inside the 20.

Fans cheer refs, and Ravens beat Browns 23-16 << Morgan Cox

4 p.m.

Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots Game Center
This meeting between the two teams will feature five NFL Vols as Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos (2-2) will head in to face Jerod Mayo and the Patriots (2-2). 

The meeting will also pitt Manning against Tom Brady for the 13th time, with Brady winning eight of those 12 meetings. 

Last time out, Ayers had one tackle, Colquitt did not need to punt, Jackson played and Manning finished 30-for-38 throwing for 338 yards and three touchdowns, his 65th career 300+ yard passing game. 

For Mayo, he earned the start at linebacker tallying six tackles last time out in Buffalo.

Boston Globe: Christopher L. Gasper Lucky to see Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning again
Toronto Sun: Peyton Manning, Tom Brady are friendly rivals
Boston Globe: Peyton Manning is changing the Broncos' culture
WEEI.com: Jerod Mayo with the Big Show
Kansas City Star: NFL Preview - Denver (2-2) at New England (2-2) (ET)

Patriots Bills Football << Jerod Mayo celebrates his interception
 
Tennessee Titans vs. Minnesota Vikings Game Center
Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings (3-1) will host the Titans (1-3) this weekend. 

Last time out, Mitchell made just one tackle for the Vikings in a 20-13 win over Detroit.

8:20 p.m.

San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints Game Center
This meeting is the first for two San Diego NFL Vols who played for the Saints last season. Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and the Chargers (3-1) head to New Orleans to face off against Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints (0-4) on Sunday Night Football.

Franklin got the start at defensive tackle notching a tackle last week while Meachem was targeted just twice. 

Greer started at left cornerback making six tackles against the Packers while McBride was not active.

Rant Sports: San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints: Former Friends Turned Foes
Sports Radio Interviews: Robert Meachem is Surprised the Saints have Yet to Win
Who Dat Dish: Several former New Orleans Saints return home for Sunday's game
Boltbeat: Where Has Antonio Garay Been Hiding?

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/7)

The Tennessee football team will reconvene tonight and be back on the practice field on Monday morning as the Vols prep for undefeated Mississippi State next Saturday. Here are a few stories on Derek Dooley's squad:

Happy Birthday - Oct. 6: Faith Johnson & Katie Lenz

On Oct. 6 we wish Happy Birthday to freshman freestyler Faith Johnson and junior soccer forward Katie Lenz.


Katie Lenz

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/6)

The lone off Saturday of the football season is here. Even with the lack of action, here are a few stories from the media on Derek Dooley's squad:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Surprise: Vols' Neal leads SEC in carries
- Inside Tennessee: Just for kicks

A Look Inside Parker's Life

ESPNW took a look inside a day in the life of former Lady Vol standout Candace Parker, documenting her routine on and off the court.

You can watch how Parker interacts with her family and teammates, and what challenges she faces by clicking the link for the full video.

ESPNW: All Access: Candace Parker

Former Vol Wingardh Wins at Bogogno

Former Vol golfer Robin Wingardh won the First Qualifying Stage Section C at Circolo Golf Bogogno in Italy.

Wingardh shot a one-under par final round (71) to win the First Stage at the Italian venue. With a total round score of 15-under par (273), Wingardh was two shots clear of South African Dylan Fritelli after his two-under par final round (70).

Earlier in the week, Wingardh came out determined and focused as a six-under par opening round of 66 handed him the lead after first day of play. He added a second round score of 69 before a five-under par third round of 67 kept him on top in Italy.

The former Tennessee golfer is a native of Morarp, Sweden and graduated in 2011. During his time on Rocky Top, Wingardh racked up numerous awards and honors such as: 2008 Freshman All-SEC, 2nd Team All-SEC (2009, 2010, 2011), 2011 D-1 Ping All-American Honorable Mention, and Team Caption for the 2011 Volunteer squad.

Vols-Georgia Draws 2nd-Best Rating Among Sept. 29 Games

The Tennessee at Georgia football game on CBS last Saturday recorded a national rating of 2.9 with a 7 share. The viewing audience for the Vols and Bulldogs was 4.682 million.

The game was the second-most watched college football game for the Sept. 28 weekend. Only the Ohio State-Michigan State game on ABC drew a larger audience with a 3.6 rating.

In Knoxville, the Vols-Georgia game drew a 26.8 rating and a 47 share, meaning 47 percent of televisions in the market were tuned in to the game during that 3:30-7:30 p.m., time slot. 

The top five markets for viewing the game were:

1)      Knoxville- 26.8/47

2)      Birmingham- 17.8/29

3)      Nashville- 17.2/31

4)      Atlanta- 15.6/32

5)      Memphis- 10.2/17

New Photo Gallery Of Football Training Center

The Football program has begun its move into the new Football Training Center. Check out this  Photo Gallery of images from the first week. 

Happy Birthday - Oct. 5: Trae Golden

On Oct. 5, we wish a Happy Birthday to Vols junior point guard Trae Golden, who turns 21. 
Trae Golden

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/5)

The Vols head into their lone off weekend of the 2012 season, get your final check up with Thursday's VOL REPORT: Hall Pass.


Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Dooley says open-date practices 'good'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Kicking coaches are a thing of the past
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Injuries hamper Daniel Gray, Dallas Thomas
- Volquest: What we've learned

Manning (1), Witten (23) Among NFL's Top 25 Selling Jerseys

According to the NFL, Broncos quarterback and Vols legend Peyton Manning stands first among the top-selling jerseys on NFL.com spanning April 1-Sept. 30, 2012. Also on the list of top 25 is former Vols star tight end Jason Witten of the Cowboys, who has the 23rd-most popular jersey. 

Here is the list of top 25 players from the Sports Business Journal:

RK
PLAYER
RK
PLAYER
1
Broncos QB Peyton Manning
14
Cowboys QB Tony Romo
2
Redskins QB Robert Griffin III
15
Packers LB Clay Matthews
3
Jets QB Tim Tebow
16
Lions WR Calvin Johnson
4
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers
17
Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware
5
Giants QB Eli Manning
18
Ravens LB Ray Lewis
6
Colts QB Andrew Luck
19
Bears LB Brian Urlacher
7
Patriots QB Tom Brady
20
Raiders RB Darren McFadden
8
49ers LB Patrick Willis
21
49ers RB Frank Gore
9
Giants WR Victor Cruz
22
Eagles QB Michael Vick
10
Steelers S Troy Polamalu
23
Cowboys TE Jason Witten
11
Panthers QB Cam Newton
24
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch
12
Saints QB Drew Brees
25
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul
13
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski

Feature On Tobias Harris in Bucks Camp

Tobias Harris will have a chance to win the starting job at small forward.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a feature story on former Vols star Tobias Harris, who in entering his second season with the Bucks. Check out: Older (at age 20) and wiser, Harris makes strides.

Also from the Journal Sentinel: Bucks face dilemma at small forward, which mentions Harris as one of the candidates. 

Happy Birthday - Oct. 4: Bowden Wyatt

Former Tennessee football coach Bowden Wyatt, a College Football Hall of Famer, would have turned 95 years old on Oct. 4, as he was born in 1917. Bowden passed away in 1969 at the age of 51. Wyatt led the Vols to a 49-29-4 record in eight seasons winning the SEC championship in 1956. He also served as head coach of Wyoming and Arkansas.

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/4)

The Vols go through their final practice of the open week on Thursday. Get the latest from the UT assistant coaches as they met with the media on Wednesday in VOL REPORT: A Higher Standard.


Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Sal Sunseri holding defense to 'standard'
- Inside Tennessee: Fundamental, physical practice
- Inside Tennessee: Better late than never
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Sal Sunseri: Vols get back to fundamentals

Mo Couch Family Feature

Check out this story featuring another side of RS Junior defensive lineman Maurice Couch, the family man.

When Couch leaves the University of Tennessee campus every day he goes home to his wife Stephanie and daughter Ahmya.

Thanks to Terry Brooks and WBIR for the story.

Take a look into his life here:

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.


University of Tennessee head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and Lady Vols volleyball coach Rob Patrick will be the on-site guests for "Vol Calls" tonight (Wednesday, October 3) at Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville. The 60-minute radio program, heard across the state of Tennessee on the Vol Network, will also feature a interview by Bob Kesling with Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley as the Vols work through an open date week and prepare for a trip to Mississippi State on October 13. "Vol Calls" airs at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central and is hosted by Kesling and Brent Hubbs. 

Calhoun's On the River, located in the shadow of the University of Tennessee campus on the banks of the Tennessee River, serves as the home of "Vol Calls". Calhoun's will give away prizes each week during football season through its Facebook and Twitter pages. Fans can place a "Vol Call" anywhere in the United States and talk to Coach Martin or Coach Patrick by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon can dial #TENN. Patrons at Calhoun's On the River may ask a question in person and fans may also submit questions through the IMG-Vol Network Facebook page.

NFL Vol Update (10/3)

Week four is complete highlighted by a 13 catch, 112 yard, TD performance by Jason Witten on Monday Night Football.

Take a look at how all of the NFL Vols did this past week.

NFL Vol

Pos

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

at Jacksonville

W, 27-10

Not active

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

vs. Oakland

W, 37-6

1 tackle

Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

vs. San Diego

L, 20-37

Started SS, 6 tackles ,1 TFL

Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

at Arizona

L, 21-24

Started LB, led Miami with 8 tackles

Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

vs. Oakland

W, 37-6

No punts

Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

vs. San Diego

L, 20-37

4 punts, 51.3 avg. 3 I-20

Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

vs. Cleveland

W, 23-16

Snapped on all punts and kicks

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

vs. Titans

W 38-14

Started at RB 24 rush-86 yds. TD

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

BYE WEEK

 

 

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

at Kansas City

W, 37-20

Started at DT, 1 tackle

Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

at Green Bay

L, 27-28

Started LCB, 6 tackles

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland

 

 

 

Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

at NY Jets

W, 34-0

Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

at Baltimore

L, 16-23

Did not play

Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

vs. Oakland

W, 37-6

Played, no stats

Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

vs. Oakland

W, 37-6

30-38 for 338 yards, 3 TDs

 

 

 

 

 

65th career 300 yard game

Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

at Buffalo

W, 52-28

Started LB, 6 tackles, INT

Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

at Green Bay

L, 27-28

Not active

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

at Arizona

L, 21-24

Not active

Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

at Kansas City

W, 37-20

Targeted twice

Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

at Detroit

W, 20-13

1 tackle

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

at Denver

L, 6-37

Started WR, 4 catches 71 yards

Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

at Atlanta

L, 28-30

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Green Bay

vs. New Orleans

W, 28-27

Practice Squad

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

at Baltimore

L, 16-23

Practice Squad

Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

vs. Washington

L, 22-24

Started at TE, 1 rec. 5 yards

Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

vs. Seattle

W, 19-13

Injured Reserve

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

vs. Miami

W, 24-21

Started NT, 2 tackles, 1 QBH

Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

vs. Chicago

L, 18-34

Started TE, 13 rec. 112 yds. 1TD 




Warlick A Celebrity Pilot Pumper For United Way


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- First-year Tennessee Women's Basketball Head Coach Holly Warlick rolled up her sleeves to help the United Way of Greater Knoxville Wednesday morning.

Warlick was one of nearly 70 elected officials, media personalities and sports figures who helped Pilot support the United Way of Greater Knoxville during the annual Pilot Celebrity Pumpers event. These "celebrities" pumped gas for customers at area Pilot stores, Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 1-3. Warlick was at the Cumberland Avenue location on Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

During the three-day event, Pilot donates to the United Way of Greater Knoxville five cents for every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 cents for every dollar of in-store sales at all Knox County locations.

"The United Way makes a huge impact in our community, and this annual event provides an easy and affordable way for people to support the cause," said Pilot Founder and Chairman James A. Haslam II. "Individuals can help by simply filling up their gas tanks or picking up some groceries during Pilot Celebrity Pumpers."

Pilot Celebrity Pumpers is the single largest special event fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Knoxville's annual campaign. The 2011 event raised $63,500.

Celebrity pumpers this year include Warlick, Pilot Flying J NASCAR driver Michael Annett, University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Dave Hart, U.S. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Davis Tarwater, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with a host of other state and local officials and local television and radio personalities. For a complete listing of celebrity pumper times and locations, visit the Media Room at http://www.moxleycarmichael.com.

"Pilot Celebrity Pumpers wouldn't be possible without the generosity of so many elected officials and other celebrities who are willing to donate their time for a great cause," Haslam said. "Of course, we also depend on - and appreciate - our loyal customers who stop by Pilot to show their support and make this United Way donation possible."

ON TOUR: Hubble Advances at Sacramento

In his first tournament on U.S. soil this year, former Vol Adam Hubble and Oklahoma Sooner standout Andrei Daescu earned a first-round victory in doubles Tuesday at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger.

Hubble and Daescu, seeded fourth this week, now play the Aussie team of Chris Guccione and Samuel Groth.

In singles, Rhyne Williams lost to familiar foe Rik de Voest of South Africa 5-7, 7-6, 6-4. They have played each other four times in their careers, with the series tied 2-2. Williams had defeated him in 2011 US Open qualifying and most recently at the Winnetka (Ill.) Challenger in July, a tournament won by John-Patrick Smith.


Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/3)

The Vols continue practice during their open week with a 9 a.m., session on Wednesday. Read up on the the first practice of of the week in: VOL REPORT: Defining a Purpose.



News from the media includes:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' line showing strength
- Inside Tennessee: Better late than never
- Inside Tennessee: Fundamental, physical practice
- Inside Tennessee: Valuable Volunteers
- Maryville Daily Times: Vols seek self-improvement during bye

Szekely Falls In ITA Qualifier

Singles Results

In the singles qualifier at the 2012 Riviera/ITA All-American Championships Tuesday, senior Kata Szekely fell in a tough three set battle to No. 81 ranked Elizabeth Epstein of Yale, 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4.

The No. 28 ranked singles player, Szekely took part in the contest after a grueling 9-8 doubles victory earlier in the day with partner Brynn Boren.

Szekely fell in the first set of the day 3-6, battled back for a 7-6 second set win and dropped a tough third set 4-6.

Szekely will be back in action, however, in the doubles qualifying second round alongside Boren Wednesday morning.

Boren, Szekely Advance at Riviera ITA All-American Championships

Doubles Results

On day one of the Riviera ITA Women's All-American Championships, the No. 34 ranked doubles pair of Brynn Boren and Kata Szekely advanced on to round two of qualifying.

The duo earned a 9-8 victory over Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifier of Auburn University in round one and will move on to face the No. 5 seed of Aleksandra Josifoska and Nives Pavlovic of UNLV tomorrow.

Kasler and Pfiefier won three doubles matches in two days this weekend to earn their spot in the qualifying round.

Szekely, ranked No. 28, also played a singles match Tuesday. Results to follow later.

Tennessee Update: Softball Blog (10/2/12)

Mike Griffith of the News Sentinel did a story on Lindsay Schutzler's return to Rocky Top as the new Director of Softball Operations. The article brings up some of what made the 2007 WCWS team so special.

News Sentinel: Lindsay Schutzler returns to UT softball with visions of national title

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Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (10/2)

Former Tennessee cross country coaches and players gathered at Calhoun's on the River this past weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Vols' 1972 NCAA Cross Country National Championship. Below is a story from the Knoxville News Sentinel on the event.



ON TOUR: Vols Go 4-for-4 in Sacramento and Brazil

Former Vol Tennys Sandgren won his first match at the $100,000 Challenger level Monday with a decisive win to open the Sacramento Challenger in California.

Sandgren defeated wild card and Wimbledon doubles champion Frederik Nielsen 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the second round, where he will face either American Ryan Sweeting or Australian Matt Reid.

Later in the day, Sandgren and Rhyne Williams beat fellow wild cards and former UCLA standouts 6-2, 3-6, [10-7] in their opening doubles match.

Williams plays singles today, and Adam Hubble begins in doubles.

$35,000 Belem Challenger: John-Patrick Smith won his singles and doubles matches to open the $35,000 Belem Challenger in Brazil. 

Smith, the 2010 and 2011 SEC Player of the Year, took on a former Ole Miss Rebel and 2004 SEC Player of the Year Catalin Gard in the first round of singles. Smith picked up the pace in the third set to win 6-2, 3-6, 6-1. 

In the evening, Smith and Peers teamed up to win their opening doubles match 6-1, 6-1 over Brazilian wild cards Marcos Vinicius Dias and Alexandre Tsuchiya.

Harris, Watson Take Part In Media Days With Bucks, Nets

NBA teams held their annual media days on Monday with teams officially beginning practice on Tuesday. Check out some coverage of former Vols stars Tobias Harris with the Milwaukee Bucks and C.J. Watson with the Brooklyn Nets.



The Nets debuted their new Brooklyn jerseys at media day, check out No. 1 C.J. Watson:



Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/2)

Check out this feature story on Vols holder Tyler Drummer: Holding On.

From the media, here are the latest stories: 

- Inside Tennessee: Valuable Volunteers
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Evan's Eleven: Looking back at Georgia

Fenwick's Weekly "Ask a Coach" Column Debuts

Associate swimming coach Tyler Fenwick has teamed up with Swimming World Magazine's online site to produce an "Ask a Coach!" mailbag-style column. This week, he answers questions about repeats and intervals ... and his tan. 

The column: Ask a Coach!

ON TOUR: ATP Rankings (10/1/12)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Oct. 1, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.


John-Patrick Smith

Singles: 230 (-2)

Doubles: 137 (+3)

Note: Off last week ... Playing in Brazil this week at the $35,000+H Belem Challenger as part of a tour through South America ... Won first-round match Monday vs. former SEC Player of the Year, Catalin Gard.


Rhyne Williams

Singles: 274 (-4)

Doubles: 318 (-17)

Note: Off last week ... Playing in the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger this week, taking on familiar foe Rik De Voest in the first round. 


Tennys Sandgren

Singles: 278 (+35)

Doubles: 217 (+10)

Note: Points added for sweeping the singles and doubles titles last week at a $15,000 Futures in Canada ... Doubles ranking is a career best ... Off last week ... Playing in the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger this week.


Matteo Fago

Singles: 939 (+16)

Doubles: 1561 (+12)

Note: Closing in on career-best singles ranking of 908 (10/2/2006) ... Off this week.


Adam Hubble

Singles: 1290 (-5)

Doubles: 174 (-10)

Note: Off last week ... Playing in the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger this week as the No. 2 doubles seed ... Closing in on his career-best doubles rank of 146 (8/2/2010).

Dave Hart Takes Part In Pilot Pumpers

 Photo Gallery

Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Athletic Director Dave Hart was among the familiar faces that are appearing at Pilot locations across Knox County this week as he pumped gas on Monday at the Cumberland Ave., location. Nearly 70 elected officials and media personalities will help Pilot support the United Way of Greater Knoxville during the annual Pilot Celebrity Pumpers event. These "celebrities" will be pumping gas for customers Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 1-3.

During the three-day event, Pilot donates to the United Way of Greater Knoxville 5 cents for every gallon of gasoline sold and 10 cents for every dollar of in-store sales at all Knox County locations.

"The United Way makes a huge impact in our community, and this annual event provides an easy and affordable way for people to support the cause," said Pilot Founder and Chairman James A. Haslam II. "Individuals can help by simply filling up their gas tanks or picking up some groceries during Pilot Celebrity Pumpers."

Pilot Celebrity Pumpers is the single largest special event fundraiser for the United Way of Greater Knoxville's annual campaign. The 2011 event raised $63,500.

Celebrity pumpers this year include Pilot Flying J NASCAR driver Michael Annett, University of Tennessee Athletic Director Dave Hart, U.S. Olympic gold medalist swimmer Davis Tarwater, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, along with a host of other state and local officials and local television and radio personalities. For a complete listing of celebrity pumper times and locations, visit the Media Room at http://www.moxleycarmichael.com.

"Pilot Celebrity Pumpers wouldn't be possible without the generosity of so many elected officials and other celebrities who are willing to donate their time for a great cause," Haslam said. "Of course, we also depend on - and appreciate - our loyal customers who stop by Pilot to show their support and make this United Way donation possible."


Vols at Miss State Set For 9 p.m. ET Start On ESPN2

The Vols at Mississippi State game on Oct. 13 in Starkville, Miss., will be a 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT kickoff. The game will be televised on ESPN2. 

Here are the SEC TV selections for that week: Saturday, October 13:

SEC Network 12:21 ET Auburn at Ole Miss

CBS 3:30 ET Alabama at Missouri

ESPNU 6:00 ET Florida at Vanderbilt

FSN 7:00 ET Kentucky at Arkansas

ESPN 8:00 ET South Carolina at LSU

ESPN2 9:00 ET Tennessee at Miss. State

ESPNU 9:15 ET Texas A&M at La. Tech (Shreveport)

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/1)

Happy October Vols Fans! Check out a look back at Saturday's thriller at Georgia with Four Downs: UGA Weekend By the Numbers.

Here are the latest stories from the media as the Vols head into their open week:

- Associated Press: To win, UT first must stop run
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee targets better run defense
- Inside Tennessee: Vol Notebook: Game 5
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Most important game of season up next
- Volquest: The Day After