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Tarwater Takes Silver, Magnuson Bronze on Day 1

AUSTIN, Texas -- Volunteer assistant Davis Tarwater and former Lady Vol Christine Magnuson both finished with medals Thursday to start the AT&T Winter National Championships.
 
It was a good first day for UT competitors both past and future as all four reached the finals of their respective races.
 
Tarwater took silver in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 19.36 seconds, improving on his fifth-place prelim time of 19.52.
 
Magnuson, a four-year standout for the Lady Vols who now trains in Arizona, had the fastest prelim time in the women's 50 free but ended up finishing third in the evening finals in 21.91.
 
Evan Pinion, a Knoxville swimmer who recently signed his National Letter of Intent with the Vols, took sixth in the 500 freestyle in 4:19.78. He had clocked a time of 4:17.21 in the preliminaries.
 
A former SEC champion breaststroker for UT, Brad Craig found success in the 200 individual medley. He qualified for the evening races with the 21st fastest time in the preliminaries and then won the C Final in a time of 1:46.17.
 
Races continue today in Austin. 

Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/30)

Tennessee takes on No. 20/25 Georgetown tonight at 6:30 p.m., on ESPN, check out Vol Hoops Central: Georgetown. Also, the newest edition of Vol Access (Episode 4) is live,watch it here: 

Here are the latest stories from the media on tonight's showdown as part of the SEC/BIG EAST Challenge:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press:Tennessee Vols face history in visiting Hoyas

News from the Georgetown perspective include:
- Washington Post: Hoyas aren't spared 'change'


Happy Birthday - Nov. 30: Shawn Bryson, Nick Kaiser

On Nov. 30, we wish Happy Birthday to former Vols running back Shawn Bryson, who was one of four team captains on the 1998 National Championship team. Check out this feature from the Knoxville News Sentinel on Shawn Bryson's long road to graduation, from a year ago.

 

Also, we send Happy Birthday wishes to Nick Kaiser of the cross country and track & field teams. 

Nick Kaiser

R.A. Dickey Up for Three GIBBY Awards

Former Vol and 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey will try to add even more hardware to his increasingly crowded mantle as he is a nominee for three Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) trophies. 


Help him take home the awards for "Storyline of the Year," Best Starting Pitcher and Breakout Pitcher by voting online at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/awards/y2012/gibbys/index.jsp.

Already this year, Dickey has been named the recipient of the Cy Young and Branch Rickey Awards, was tabbed the NL Payer of the Month for June, made his appearance on an All-Star team and was inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame.

The first knuckleballer to ever win the Cy Young Award, Dickey finished the season with 20-6 record and 2.73 ERA, while leading the league in strikeouts (230), innings pitched (233.2), complete games (five), shutouts (three) and quality starts (27).

Vols In NFL Thursday Night Football (11/29)

Last week, 21 NFL Vols were in action in Week 12 of the NFL Regular Season. This week, two NFL Vols will kick off week 13 with a showdown at the Georgia Dome on Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network as Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints come to town.

Take a look at the match up below.

In Week 12, St. Louis Rams center Scott Wells returned the active roster and the starting line up after spending nine weeks on the injured reserve this season.

Now take a look at how the rest of the NFL Vols did.

Player

Pos.

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

vs. Oakland

W, 34-10

Not active

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

at Kansas City

W, 17-9

1 QBH

Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

vs. Denver

L, 9-17

4 tackles, 1 TFL,

2 pass def.

Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

vs. Seattle

W, 24-21

Started at LB, 6 tackles

Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

at Kansas City

W, 17-9

4 punts, 42.3 avg.

Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

vs. Denver

L, 9-17

6 punts, 45.3 avg. 4 I-20

Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

at San Diego

W, 16-13 OT

Snapped on all punts and kicks

including game-tying (:03 left in

regulation) and game-winning FG

with 1:12 left in OT

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

at Detroit

W, 34-31 OT

20 rushes, 102 yds. 2 TDs

Fourth 2 rush TD

game of 2012

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

at Cleveland

L, 14-20

Started at RG

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

vs. Baltimore

L, 13-16 OT

2 tackles

Omar Gaither

LB

Oakland

at Cincinnati

L, 10-34

Played, no stats

Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

vs. San Francisco

L, 21-31

Started at LCB, 5 tackles

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland




Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

at New Orleans

W, 31-21

Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

vs. Pittsburgh

W, 20-14

2 rush, 14 yds.

Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

at Kansas City

W, 17-9

Played, no stats

Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

at Kansas City

W, 17-9

22-of-37 285 yds 2 TD 1 INT

Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

at NY Jets

W, 49-19

Started at LB, 11 tackles,

1 sack-9 yds 1 QBH

Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

vs. San Francisco

L, 21-31

1 pass def.

Jacques McClendon

OL

Pittsburgh

at Cleveland

L, 14-20

Practice Squad

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

vs. Seattle

W, 24-21

1 tackles, Combined

on sack for 6 yds.

Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

vs. Baltimore

L, 13-16 OT

Played, no stats

Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

at Chicago

L, 10-28

1 special teams tackle

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

at Cincinnati

L, 10-34

Started at WR,

1 rec. 20 yds TD

Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

at Philadelphia

W, 30-22

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Tampa Bay

vs. Atlanta

L, 23-24

Practice Squad

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

vs. Pittsburgh

W, 20-14

Not active

Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

vs. Atlanta

L, 23-24

Started at TE, 1 rec. 5 yds.

Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

at Arizona

W, 31-17

Returned to the active roster

Nov. 20; Started at C

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

vs. St. Louis

L, 17-31

Started at NT,

4 tackles, 2 TFL

Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

vs. Washington

L, 31-38

Started at TE,

led Cowboys with

9 rec. for 74 yds.


NFL Leading Foster

Finishing with two rushing touchdowns at Detroit on Thanksgiving, including the game-tying TD in regulation to give the Texans a shot in OT, Foster notched his fourth multiple rushing TD effort of the season.

His 102 yard effort against Detroit put him up over 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season.

Foster leads the NFL with 12 rushing TDs (14 overall), is second in rushing yards with 1,064 (1st in AFC), 1st in rush attempts (24.5/game), and 2nd in yards/game with 96.7 (1st in AFC).

Foster registered either a rushing or receiving TD in 11 straight games (Jan. 7, 2012-Nov. 11, 2012), which tied for the second longest streak since 2001 (LaDainian Tomlinson 18 games from 2004-05).

After recording 110 yards on 28 carries against Jacksonville Sunday, Sept. 16, Foster became the Houston Texans' all-time leading rusher. passing Domanick Davis who had 3,195 rushing yards for the franchise from 2003-05.

Foster continues to add to his lifetime total, upping his rushing yards to 4,161 after a 102-yard effort against Detroit.

 

Extra Mayo, Please

Adding a team-high 11 tackles to his total last week against the Jets, Jerod Mayo continued to add to his NFL leading tackle total (112). His 112 tackles are five more than Chad Greenway of Minnesota (107) and is first in the AFC by a large margin (Jerrell Freeman-101)

Mayo went over the century mark against Buffalo on Nov. 18 to mark the  fourth time in his five year NFL career he has registered at least 100 tackles. 

 

Franchise Records Keep Coming For Witten

Former Vol and current Dallas Cowboy Jason Jason Witten registered seven catches for 51 yards against Atlanta on Nov. 4 and in doing so became the Cowboys' all-time reception leader, passing Michael Irvin (750). Witten currently has 778 career receptions in 10 seasons with Dallas.

In a tough loss to the New York Giants on Oct. 28, Jason Witten broke his own Cowboys receiving record and set a league record for tight ends with 18 catches for 167 yards. Only Brandon Marshall, Terrell Owens and Tom Fears have ever caught as many or more passes at any position.

With his second catch against Seattle (Sept. 16) Witten became the third tight end in NFL history with 700 career catches. In 10 seasons, Witten has 762 total receptions.

Witten is also the second player in Cowboys history to reach 700 catches, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin (750).

 

All-Time NFL Receptions by Tight Ends

Player   Team(s)               Years     Receptions

Tony Gonzalez  Kansas City, Atlanta        1997-pres.           1,218

Shannon Sharpe               Denver, Baltimore           1990-2003            815

Jason Witten      Dallas    2003-pres.           778

Ozzie Newsome               Cleveland            1978-90                662

Antonio Gates   San Diego            2003-pres.           625

 

The Battle of the Colquitts

Two former Tennessee punters, and brothers, will went head to head as Britton Colquitt's Denver Broncos and Dustin Colquitt's Kansas City Chiefs met Sunday, Nov 25.

After Sunday's 17-9 Denver win, the brothers have met seven times since Britton was drafted by the Broncos in 2009. Britton holds the slight 4-3 edge in the series.

2012:     Week 12              Denver, 17-9

2011:     Week 10              Denver, 17-10

Week 17              Kansas City, 7-

2010:     Week 10              Denver, 49-29

Week 13              Kansas City, 10-

2009:     Week 13              Denver, 44-13

Week 17              Kansas City, 44-24


Thursday Night Football

Two NFL Vols will be back in action for Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network tonight when Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints (5-6) head to Atlanta for a meeting with the 10-1 Falcons. Just three weeks ago, the Saints spoiled Atlanta's shot at a perfect season with a 31-27 win in New Orleans. 



 


Vols In The NBA Update (11/29)

Here's a look at former Vols in the NBA:

Tobias Harris has started all 13 games for the Bucks and is averaging 7.8 points per game along with 3.1 rebounds per game. 

As he took on his hometown team, the Knicks on Wednesday, Harris was featured in Newsday: LI's Tobias Harris keeps improving for Bucks.


With the Brookyn Nets, C.J. Watson has played in all 14 games as the team's backup point guard to Deron Williams. Watson is averaging 7.1 points per game and handing out 2.0 assists per game. 

Tennessee Update: Volleyball Blog (11/29)

The Tennessee Lady Vol volleyball team opens the 2012 NCAA Tournament with a matchup against Big Ten foe Michigan at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday at 5 p.m. Check out a few of the recent stories as well as video content on the Lady Vols heading into the tournament.


NCAA Tourney Takes: Part 2


NCAA Tourney Takes: Part 1

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/29)

The Vols head to Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening. Get the latest with the newest Vol Hoops Report: Nov. 28. Also, everything you need to know about the No. 20 Hoyas, can be found in Vol Hoops Central: Georgetown.

Here are the latest stories from the media: 

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.

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Tune in tonight for Vol Calls at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT as men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and volleyball coach Rob Patrick will be guests on the show. Martin and his Vols depart for our nation's capital to play No. 20 Georgetown on Friday evening. Patrick is gearing up for the Lady Vols' NCAA Tournament appearance that begins on Thursday night against Michigan in Louisville.  Come on down to Calhoun's on the River to join the live show. 

Happy Birthday: Nov. 28 - Football Legend Dale Carter

On Nov. 28, we wish Happy Birthday to Vols football All-American Dale Carter, who played 14 seasons in the NFL with the Chiefs, Broncos, Vikings, Saints and Ravens. 


Dale Carter came to Tennessee to be a playmaker, and he did just that. In two seasons with the Vols, Carter earned All-America status each year and garnered national recognition as a sticky defensive back and an explosive kick return man.

It was his kick-return capabilities that sealed his All-America status in 1990. He led the nation with 507 yards on 17 returns for an average of 29.82 yards per return.

Carter also returned 29 punts for 381 yards, a 13.1-yard average. His senior year, he was one of three final candidates for the Thorpe Award given to the nation's top defensive back.


Ward Up For NSSA Hall Of Fame

Legendary Vol Network voice John Ward is a finalist for the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame


Ward is a finalist in the category of Hall of Fame Sportscaster. Here is a list of the candidates:

Chris Berman, ESPN 
Skip Caray, Atlanta Braves TV 
Woody Durham, Unv. of North Carolina Radio Network 
Chris Economaki, ABC Auto Racing 
Milo Hamilton, Astros, Braves Radio 
Dan Kelly, NHL on CBS, St. Louis Blues
Al McCoy, Phoenix Suns Radio/TV 
Ken Squier, CBS Auto Racing 
Dick Vitale, ESPN/ABC 
John Ward, Univ. of Tennessee Radio Network 

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association & Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization, dedicated to honoring, preserving and celebrating the legacy of sportscasters and sportswriters in the United States - for their creativity in storytelling, their pursuit of truth and their conveyance of information - all of which helps American sports fans form lifelong connections to both participatory and spectator sports. NSSA also seeks to develop educational opportunities for those who are interested in pursuing a career in sports media, through networking, mentoring and scholarship programs.

Tuesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/27)

The Vols locked down Oakland to post a 77-50 win on Monday night in Knoxville. Check out HIGHLIGHTS of the game. 

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Associated Press: Vols turn up defense, win big
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Golden Tennessee Vols rip Grizzlies
- Inside Tennessee: Vols D-liver

Vols In CFL Wrap Up (11/26)

With the Toronto Argonauts winning the 100th Grey Cup Championship over the Calgary Stampeders 35-22, the Canadian Football League season has come to a close.

The Vols had five alumni in the CFL ranks this season.

Three CFL Vols played for the two teams that made it to the Grey Cup this season, Demonte' Bolden and Demetrice Morley of Calgary and Gerald Riggs, Jr. of Toronto.

Calgary Stampeders
Demonte' Bolden - DL
Demetrice Morley - LB

Hamilton Tiger Cats
Jeremaine Copeland - Asst. Coach Wide Receivers

Toronto Argonauts
Gerald Riggs, Jr. - RB

Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Jonathan Hefney - DB

Here's a look at their seasons.


The Calgary Stampeders (12-6) made it to the Grey Cup falling 35-22 to Toronto in the championship game. However, neither CFL Vol recorded a stat during the game. Bolden, did not play in the final, his final game on the field for Calgary this sesaon was against Edmonton on Nov. 2.

Bolden appeared in 11 games for the Stampeders this season making 16 tackles and two sacks while forcing a fumble. In three seasons in the CFL, the first two with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Bolden has made 76 career tackles, five sacks and forced three fumbles.

Morely only played two games for the Stampeders in 2012 but made 10 tackles and a sack during that time. His last appearance for the Stampeders was on July 7.  He has been listed on the 9-game Injured List since the middle of the season. In his two year CFL career, both with Calgary, Morely has racked up 50 tackles and five sacks.

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Jeremaine Copeland, who enjoyed an 11-year CFL career, was in his first year as a coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. The Tiger-Cats failed to make the playoffs after finishing with a record of 6-12, tied with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the worst in the CFL in 2012.

However, Chris Williams, led the team and was third in the league in receiving yards in the 2012 season making 83 catches for 1,298 yards and tallying 11 touchdowns, second in the league. He also registered a 93 yard catch, the second longest in the CFL in 2012. Joining Williams in the top-10 receiving category was Andy Fantuz who finished with 72 catches for 971 yards and eight touchdowns.

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riggs

Gerald Riggs, Jr. who's Tennessee career came to a close prematurely after suffering a lower leg and ankle injury during the fourth quarter of the Vols' 6-3 loss to Alabama in 2005, signed with the Toronto Argonauts in August.

Riggs, began his professional career signing as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins in 2006 before being cut on Sept. 5. In 2007, he signed with the Chicago Bears on Feb. 9 and was assigned to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe during the offseason before being released on May 23. He did not play football in 2008, and attended Detroit Lions mini camps in 2009 but was not signed. He did not play football again in 2010 and was part of the Argonauts training camp in 2011 but was released as a final cut.

On August 13, 2012, Riggs' professional dreams came true as he signed with the Argonauts. And played his first snaps a month later on Sept. 15, 2012. Seven years after scoring his last TD for the Vols, Riggs netted his first professional touchdown on Oct. 8 against Saskatchewan on a

Riggs played in four games in 2012 for the Argonauts rushing the ball 35 times for 220 yards and a touchdown. He also registered 14 receptions for 148 yards and a TD, the lone TD of the game for the Argonauts on Canada's Thanksgiving, on a five yard catch.

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Bombers look to lock up free agents now that season over and 2013 in sights

Jonathan Hefney, a four year pro of the CFL entered his fourth season with Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers finished with a 6-12 record in 2012. Hefney, a defensive back, finished the season with 74 tackles, three on special teams, a sack, an interception, and four fumbles.

Hefney played the entire season for the Blue Bombers not missing a game. He had a season-high eight tackles his final time out against Montreal.

Hefney is currently in free agency. Canada.com: Bombers look to lock up free agents now that season over and 2013 in sights



Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/26)

With the football off-season officially underway, here's a look at some of the stories form the media as the Vols look towards the future and a new head coach. 

- Inside Tennessee: Parting shots
- Inside Tennessee: More from Moore

Monday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/26)


The Vols return to action on Monday night as UT welcomes Oakland to Thompson-Boling Arena. Get all your info in Vol Hoops Central: Oakland.

Here are the latest stories on the Vols including a must-read feature on Cuonzo Martin and his connection with his mother. 

- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT-Oakland lineups

Vols In NFL Game Day (11/25)

Three NFL Vols have already been in action this week, and 22 are taking part today in Week 11 of the NFL Regular Season.

Arian Foster, Jason Witten and Jerod Mayo took part in Thanksgiving games earlier this week.

Foster and the Texans came away with their second straight overtime victory using a 32-yard field goal to earn the win. Foster finished with 20 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-tying 1-yard rush with 1:55 left in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Foster 1 yard run     Foster 6 yard run

Jason Witten and the Cowboys fell for the first time on Thanksgiving to the Washington Redskins. Witten finished the game with a team-high nine catches for 74 yards.

Jerod Mayo finished the day out with a blowout 49-19 win over the New York Jets. Mayo finished the game with a game-high 11 tackles, a sack for nine yards and a quarterback hurry.

Sunday's Games
1:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns Game Center
Ramon Foster and the Steelers (6-4) head to Cleveland for a meeting with Montario Hardesty, Jarrod Shaw and the Browns (2-8).

Foster made his 10th start at right guard this season last time out against Baltimore. Hardesty had four rushes for 23 yards while Shaw was not active in a 23-20 loss to Cleveland.

Oakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Center
Omar Gaither, Denarius Moore and the Raiders (3-7) head to Cincinnati for a meeting with Jason Allen and the 5-5 Bengals.

Moore had just one catch for nine yards last time out in a 38-17 loss to New Orleans. Allen was not active.

San Francisco Chronicle: Raiders' Moore, Palmer try to connect

Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater (5) is congratulated by punter Britton Colquitt (4) after kicking a field goal against the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game Center
Six NFL Vols will be in action as the Broncos (7-3) head to Kansas City for a meeting with the Chiefs (1-9) including punting brothers Britton and Dustin Colquitt.

Alongside Britton, playing for the Broncos, are Robert Ayers, Malik Jackson and Peyton Manning while Dustin and Eric Berry represent the Vols for Kansas City.

The Colquitt brothers have met six times in the NFL with the series tied at 3-3.

Last time out for Denver, Ayers came up with two tackles and a tackle for loss, Britton Colquitt finished with five punts for a 50.4 average dropping one inside the 20, Jackson had a quarterback hurry and Manning was 25-for-42 throwing for 270 yards and three touchdowns in a 30-23 win over San Diego.

Eric Berry had a game-high 11 tackles while Dustin Colquitt punted seven times for a 50.9 average dropping four inside the 20 in a 28-6 loss to Cincinnati.

Kansas City Star: Peyton's now the man in charge in Denver
Denver Post: Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning utilizing talented tight ends
NBCSports.com: Peyton Manning: I've learned to compensate

Seattle Seahawks vs. Miami Dolphins Game Center
The Seahawks (6-4) head to Miami for a meeting with Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Dolphins (4-6).

Last time out Burnett registered nine tackles while McDaniel was not active in the Dolphins 19-14 loss to Buffalo on Thursday night football 10 days ago.

FS Florida: Dolphins look to turn things around vs. Seattle

Atlanta Falcons vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Center
The 9-1 Atlanta Falcons head to Tampa Bay for a meeting with Luke Stocker and the Bucs (6-4).

Last time out, Stocker was targeted twice in the Bucs 27-21 OT win at Carolina but cradled a 2-point conversion pass, one of the most important plays of the game, to send the game to overtime.

Anderson Independent Mail: Tampa Bay rallies to stun Panthers in overtime

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears Game Center
Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings (6-4) head to Chicago for a meeting with the 7-3 Bears.

Mitchell and the Vikings are coming off of their bye week.

4:00 p.m.
Chargers starter returns to practice

Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers Game Center
Morgan Cox and the Baltimore Ravens (8-2) head across the country to San Diego for a meeting with Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and the Chargers (4-6).

Cox snapped on all kicks and punts last time out in a 13-10 win over conference rival Pittsburgh. Franklin was not active while Meachem had one catch for 10 yards in a 30-23 loss to Denver.

St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals Game Center
The 3-6-1 Rams head to Arizona for a meeting with Dan Williams and the 4-6 Cardinals.

Williams had two tackles and a pass defended in Arizona's 23-19 loss at Atlanta last week.

San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints Game Center
The 7-2-1 49ers head to New Orleans for a meeting with Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints (5-5).

Greer finished with five tackles while McBride had a special teams tackle in a 38-17 win over Oakland last week.

The Advocate: Saints defense playing its best in red zone
Jackson-Sun: Annual turkey handoff helps fathers provide for family; More than 200 turkeys ...

Happy Birthday - Nov. 25: Ryan Helms & Samantha Lera

On Nov. 25, we wish Happy Birthday to a pair of members of divers from the swimming & diving program: men's All-SEC performer Ryan Helms and freshman Samantha Lera.

Ryan Helms  Samantha Lera


Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/25)

The 2012 Tennessee football season is in the books, check out the recap: Vols Send Seniors Out With 37-17 Win. Along with a feature: A Winning Final Act for the Vol Seniors and Postgame Videos: Tennessee 37, Kentucky 17.



Here are some stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' tough season ends with victory
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' interim Chaney king for a day, at least
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: University of Tennessee seniors reflective
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' junior trio on hold on NFL
- Inside Tennessee: IT's take
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee beats Kentucky 37-17
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Naz Oliver makes debut for Tennessee
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee-Kentucky report card

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/24)

It's GAMEDAY for the final time in the 2012 football season. Get all your game info in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Kentucky.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols facing foe that began mess
- Inside Tennessee: 'It's hell'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: A look at Tennessee's 13 seniors
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things: Vols vs. Kentucky
- Volquest: The Cheat Sheet

News on the Wildcats includes:

Vols to Honor R.A. Dickey at UT-Kentucky Football Game

R.A. Dickey Then and Now

Tennessee will welcome former Vol and winner of the 2012 National League Cy Young Award R.A. Dickey back to Rocky Top on Saturday when he will be honored on the field at the UT-Kentucky football game.

Dickey will be recognized for his remarkable achievements this season during the second timeout of the first quarter.

The first knuckleballer to ever win a Cy Young Award, Dickey finished the season with 20-6 record and 2.73 ERA, while leading the National League in strikeouts (230), innings pitched (233.2), complete games (five), shutouts (three) and quality starts (27).

Former Vol R.A. Dickey Wins NL Cy Young Award

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/23)

The Vols close out the 2012 season on Saturday as Kentucky comes to Neyland Stadium. Come out and support the seniors in their finale game in Orange & White. Get all your gameday info in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Kentucky

Here are some of the most recent football articles from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols players left to wonder again
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' 'Last Tackle' maybe more special this year
- Inside Tennessee: No slobber-knockers
- Inside Tennessee: No regrets

Happy Birthday - Nov. 22: Charles, Henry, Mullins, Reynolds, Rogers

Thanksgving Day 2012 is also a busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee Athletic family. Celebrating on Nov. 22 are volleyball libero Ellen Mullins and football receiver Zach Rogers.

Ellen Mullins  Zach Rogers

Also celebrating are former women's basketball stars Daedra Charles and Lea Henry as well as former football star Jack "Hacksaw" Reynolds.




Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.

Be sure to join us for Vol Calls on Wednesday night as Interim Head Coach Jim Chaney will be the special on-site coach at Calhouns on the River in Knoxville. The show gets underway at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT and can be heard on the Vol Network and via UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Basketball coaches Cuonzo Martin and Holly Warlick will be on the show as well. 




Happy Birthday - Nov. 21: Raynoch Thompson

On Nov. 21, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols star linebacker and All-American Raynoch Thompson, who went on to play with the Cardinals in the NFL. 



Tennessee-Kentucky Game SEC Network Stations

Not sure what channel Saturday's game will be on in your area? Check out this list of stations across the country that will carry the Tennessee-Kentucky game this Saturday, Nov. 24. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m.


Here are the stations in Tennessee that will carry the game:
Chattanooga - WDSI FOX
Jackson - WJKT FOX
Knoxville - WVLT-DT CBS
Memphis - WLMT CW
Nashville - WUXP MNT
Tri-Cities - WCYB NBC

espnW TOTAL ACCESS: Tennessee Women's Hoops

Much as espnW's Michelle Smith did last season in Total Access with Stanford, the ESPN web entity will present the many sides of Tennessee women's basketball this season, with Mechelle Voepel leading off the series Wednesday with a look at the Lady Vol program.

espnW will take a Total Access look at Tennessee: the eight-time NCAA champion that has been in transition since Pat Summitt announced in August 2011 that she has early-onset dementia.

On alternate weeks, during the 2012-13 season, espnW will provide an inside look at the Lady Vols that is not so much X's and O's, but the nuts and bolts of the people and personalities that make up the Tennessee program. 

Click on the link below to take a look at the first installment.

Welcome to Tennessee Total Access


Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/21)

Saturday will be the final college football game for 13 Vols seniors. Find out what some of them are feeling in the VOL REPORT: The Right Mindset.


Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee pride finale's incentive
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT giving athletic department some money back
- Inside Tennessee: Kentucky looms
 - Inside Tennessee: Chaney unchanged
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley has two decisions to wait on

News out of Kentucky includes:

- Lexington Herald Leader: Joker Phillips is giving away his UK gear

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/20)

Jim Chaney ran his first practice as the interim head coach on Monday. Check out the VOL REPORT: Chaney In Charge as well as Jim Chaney Media Transcript as he met with the media on Monday.

Here's a look at some of the latest articles on the football team as the Vols prep for Kentucky in the season finale on Saturday. 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols saddened but not really surprised
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: 'Steady' Jim Chaney not auditioning
- Inside Tennessee: Change has come
- Volquest: Shiftchange

Here are a few stories from the Kentucky side:

Happy Birthday: Nov. 20 - Ricky Henahan, Justin Worley

On Nov. 20 we wish Happy Birthday to recent swimming graduate Ricky Henahan and current Vols sophomore quarterback Justin Worley.

Ricky Henahan Justin Worley

UT Swimming in the News

With the Tennessee Invitational in the books, here is some meet coverage about the Vols and Lady Vols from local and swimming outlets:

And some other recent stories: 

Also, here's the most recent article from Tyler Fenwick's Ask a Coach! column for Swimming World:

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (11/19/12)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Nov. 19, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.


Rhyne Williams

Singles: 192 (+25)

Doubles: 226 (+2)

Note: Ended season by cracking the top 200 for the first time in his career ... climbed 25 spots up the rankings by reaching his first career Challenger semifinal in Champaign, earning a strong win against American veteran Ryan Sweeting in the quarterfinals to do so ... 2012 season over, but could play the USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff in December, as he has the last two years.  


Tennys Sandgren

Singles: 234 (+7)

Doubles: 163 (-1)

Note: Made it to the second round of the Champaign Challenger to end the season. His ranking of 234 is a career best ... 2012 tournament season over, but could play the USTA Australian Open Wild Card Playoff in December.


John-Patrick Smith

Singles: 246 (0)

Doubles: 105 (0)

Note: Reached the quarterfinals of the Champaign Challenger to successfully defend his points from last year ... Made it to the doubles quarterfinals with John Peers and will enter 2013 about 30 points from becoming the 13th Vol in program history to entering the top 100 ... Likely to play the Australian Open Playoffs in Melbourne in December.


Matteo Fago

Singles: 878 (0)

Doubles: 1566 (+3)

Note: Off last week ... Off this week.


Adam Hubble

Singles: 1294 (+10)

Doubles: 194 (-4)

Note: Had to pull out of the Champaign Challenger with a knee injury to finish the season ... Off this week.

Happy Birthday: Nov. 19 - Kelsey McQuaid, Jordan Mauney

Happy Birthday on Nov. 19 to freshman soccer player Kelsey McQuaid and senior diver Jordan Mauney.

Kelsey McQuaid  Jordan Mauney

Monday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/19)

The Vols finished play at the Puerto Rico Tipoff with a 83-69 Win Over UMass on Sunday. Jarnell Stokes was Named To Tip-Off All-Tournament Team. Check out highlights of the game: 

Here are some stories on the game: 

- Rocky Top Talk: Tennessee 83 UMass 69



Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/19)

On Sunday, it was announced that Derek Dooley Will Not Return As Vols' Head Coach. Check out Dave Hart Addressing The Vols' Football Future in a press conference.


Here is a look at some of the coverage on the change of leadership for the Vols:

- Inside Tennessee: It's over
- Inside Tennessee: Battle and Dooley
- Knoxville News Sentinel: New coach has opportunity to revive Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dave Hart: Vols 'at a crossroads'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: At a crossroad, UT can't take wrong path
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Former Vols speak out 

Vols In NFL Game Day (11/18)

Week 11 in the NFL regular season and 21 NFL Vols are back in action.

1:00 p.m. Games

Arizona Cardinals vs. Atlanta Falcons Game Center
Dan Williams and the Cardinals (4-5) head to Atlanta for a meeting with the Falcons (8-1). The Cardinals are coming off of a bye week while the Falcons suffered their first loss of the season to New Orleans last time out.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers Game Center
Luke Stocker and the Bucs (5-4) head to Carolina for a meeting with the Panthers (2-7).

Stocker had one catch in his last time out for 11 yards in a 34-24 win over San Diego.

Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys Game Center
Montario Hardesty, Jarrod Shaw and the Browns (2-7) will travel down to Dallas where they will meet up with Jason Witten and the Cowboys (4-5).

Cleveland is coming off of a bye week, while Witten registered 8 catches for 47 yards in his last outing, a 38-24 win over Philadelphia.

The Morning Journal: Montario Hardesty emerges after Trent Richardson's injury (Browns notes)
ESPN: Jason Witten: Nonbelievers 'get out'
ESPN: Washed up? Jason Witten ranks third in NFL in receptions
DallasCowboys.com: Victory Won't Mean Much To Witten If It's Not Built Upon


Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs Game Center
Jason Allen and the Bengals (4-5) will head to Kansas City for a meeting with Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs (1-8) Sunday afternoon.

Allen was not active last time out, while Berry notched a five tackles, a tackle for loss and two passes defended, and Colquitt punted eight times for a 42.1 avg and dropped five punts inside the 20 in the Chiefs' last time out in a 16-13 OT Monday Night Football loss.

Welland Tribune: Berry feels Pro Bowl form slowly returning
Arrowheadpride: Dustin Colquitt remains 'very valuable' to the Chiefs
Fox News: Punter Dustin Colquitt may be best player for otherwise woeful 1-5 Chiefs

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans Game Center
The 1-8 Jags head to Houston for a meeting with Arian Foster and the Texans.

Foster ran 29 times for 102 yards last time out, notching the lone touchdown of the game on a five yard catch in a 13-6 Sunday Night Football win. Foster reeled in his NFL-leading 12th TD of the season, second receiving. It was the 11th straight game Foster had recorded a touchdown, tied for the second longest streak since 2001 (Ladanian Tomlinson 18 games from 2004-05).

Florida Times-Union: Arian Foster's rise was big surprise
ESPN: Can the Texans reach Super Bowl?
SI.com: AP Pro32 comments about Texans

4:00 p.m. Games

New Orleans Saints vs. Oakland Raiders Game Center
Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints (4-5) head to Oakland for a meeting with Omar Gaither, Denarius Moore and the Raiders (3-6).

Greer and McBride aided the Saints win over Atlanta last time out, handing the Falcons their first loss of the season. Greer tallied five tackles and a pass defended while McBride had a tackle and a quarterback hurry.

Omar Gaither, who spent the preseason with the Texans, signed with the Raiders Wednesday, Nov. 14. He joins Denarius Moore who had four catches for 90 yards and a TD the last time out for the Raiders.

Mississippi Press: New Orleans cornerback Jabari Greer exudes humility over game-saving play
NOLA.com: New Orleans Saints use goal-line stand to knock off Atlanta 31-27
WNWS: The Greer Campaign Unites Fathers and Families with Turkey Handoff
SunHerald.com: CB Jabari Greer: "We'll take it."
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area: Raiders add veteran linebacker Gaither
Carroll County Times: Three Raiders players to watch

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San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Game Center
Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and the Chargers (4-5), head to Denver for a meeting with Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

Last time out against the Bucs, Franklin notched a tackle while Meachem had one catch for eight yards.

U-T San Diego: Chargers defense has enjoyed rare health
Chargers.com: Alexander Starting For Meachem

Ayers had his best game of the season for the Broncos last time out at Carolina notching a season-high five tackles, one sack for a 12 yard loss, 2 tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and two passes defended. Colquitt punted six times for a 48.0 avg. dropping three inside the 20, Jackson had one tackle and Manning finished 27-of-38 for 301 yards and a touchdown.

Denver Post: Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers likely to get his chance back in the lineup
Longmont Daily Times: Hard work paying off for Broncos' Ayers
Press News: Special teams is the glue of the Denver Broncos
Los Angeles Times: Why Peyton Manning is a great quarterback
USA Today: Rookie is going to teach Peyton Manning how to slide (VIDEO)
Denver Post: Peyton Manning has yet another chance at NFL history

Indianapolis Colts vs. New England Patriots Game Center
The 6-3 Colts head to New England for a meeting with Jerod Mayo and the 6-3 Patriots.

Last time out, Mayo had a game-high 12 tackles, giving him 91 in 2012, an AFC best, and second in the NFL.

WEEI.com: Patriots LB Jerod Mayo with the Big Show


Sunday Night Football

Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Center
Morgan Cox and the Ravens (7-2) head to Pittsburgh for a meeting with Ramon Foster and their division rival Steelers (6-3).

Cox snapped on all punts and kicks last time out for the Ravens, helping them to a 55-20 victory over Oakland. Foster earned his ninth start at right guard for Pittsburgh who earned the 16-13 overtime win over Kansas City on Monday Night Football last week.

CBSSports.com: Ravens: Punter Sam Koch scores first career TD on fake FG call
CBS Local: The Fan Morning Show 'In The Room' With Emmanuel Sanders and Ramon Foster
Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Today's vote: Steelers MVP (not Ben)

Saturday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/17)

The Vols Fell To Oklahoma State, 62-45, on Friday in Puerto Rico. UT will face UMass on Sunday at 4 p.m. Get your info on the match-up in Vol Hoops Central: Puerto Rico Tipoff.

Here are the latest stories from the media: 


Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/17)

GAMEDAY! The Vols will battle Vanderbilt tonight at 7 p.m., in Nashville. Get all your gameday info in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at Vanderbilt.

Here are the latest stories as Tennessee looks for its first SEC win of the season: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Bowl trip last major goal left for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things
- Memphis Commercial Appeal: Volunteers expecting tussle from Vandy

Happy Birthday - Nov. 16: Swimming & Diving's Jones, Stewart, Wright

Three birthdays related to Tennessee athletics on Nov. 16 and all three are part of the swimming & diving program. Happy Birthday to Carl Jones, who finished his career with the Vols last season; former Vol and Swimming Hall of Famer Melvin Stewart, who was an Olympic gold medalist at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics; and former Vols star diver Michael Wright, who was an SEC Champion.

Carl Jones  Jones

Stewart

Wright

Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/16)

The Vols opened play at the Puerto Rico Tipoff with a 75-68 win over UNC Asheville. Check out HIGHLIGHTS of the game here.


Get the latest on the game in these stories: 

- CBS Sports.com: SEC Court Report: Nov. 15
- Inside Tennessee: Hall fills the bill

Also, Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin Announced the 2013 Signing Class. Here are some additional stories on the star-studded class:

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/16)

The Vols head to Nashville on Friday for Saturday's Match-up with Vanderbilt.  Get the latest on the team from the VOL REPORT: Graham Recalls Rivalry.

Here's a look at some of the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT coaches just keep doing their jobs
- Daily News Journal: 'Dores revive history against Vols
- Inside Tennessee: Trip to Nashville looms
- Knoxville News Sentinel: James Franklin does the talking for Vandy

News on Vanderbilt includes: 

Vols In NFL Thursday Night Football (11/15)

Miami Dolphis vs. Buffalo Bills Game Center

Two NFL Vols will be in action during Thursday Night Football on the NFL Network as the Miami Dolphins (4-5) head to Buffalo for a meeting with the Bills (3-6).

Miami is coming off of a tough 37-3 loss at home vs. Tennessee.

In the game, Kevin Burnett led the team with six tackles while Tony McDaniel notched two tackles for the Dolphins.

The AFC East is tight this season with New England leading the way, however the battle for the runner up slot is wide open.

AFC EAST
New England 6-3, 3-1 AFC East
Miami Dolphins 4-5, 2-2 AFC East
New York Jets 3-6, 2-2 AFC East
Buffalo Bills 3-6, 1-3 AFC East

Palm Beach Post: After two losses, win Thursday at Buffalo would boost Dolphins' playoff hopes
Palm Beach Post: Miami Dolphins Talking Points
Sun-Sentinel: Dolphins DT McDaniel wants Buffalo RB Jackson, not Spiller
FS Florida: Dolphins eager to put loss behind them

Feature On Tyler Summitt From WVLT

Volunteer TV has a feature on former men's basketball player and the son Pat Summitt, Tyler Summitt, as he begins his career as an assistant coach with Marquette.

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/15)

GAMEDAY! An early one at that as the Vols take on UNC Asheville at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Get the latest on the team in the second episode of Vol Access.

Here's a look at the latest stories from the media on the Vols:

- Rocky Top Talk: Puerto Rico Tip-Off Preview

Happy Birthday: Nov. 15 - Melissa Brown, Nick Williams

We send Happy Birthday wishes to junior softball infielder Melissa Davin and junior baseball pitcher Nick Williams on Nov. 15. 

Melissa Brown  Nick Williams

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/15)

The Vols will go through final preparations for Vanderbilt this morning before departing for Nashville tomorrow. Get the latest in the VOL REPORT: Life Lessons For Vols



Here are the latest media stories:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Two Vols receivers have NFL's attention
- Inside Tennessee: Trip to Nashville looms
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Sal Sunseri: 'Nothing's going to change'

From the Vanderbilt perspective:

Omar Gaither Signed By Oakland Raiders


Former Vol linebacker Omar Gaither signed with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday. Gaither has played in 77 games with 40 starts over six combined seasons with Philadelphia and Carolina.  Gaither joins former Vol Denarius Moore with the Raiders. 

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Gaither, who will wear No. 53 with Oakland, was in 2012 training camp with Houston and spent the 2011 season with Carolina, where he saw action in 10 games with four starts. He played in 67 games with 36 starts over five seasons with the Eagles, entering the league as Philadelphia's fifth-round selection (168th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. 

Gaither's career totals include 393 tackles (254 solo), 51 special-teams stops, six sacks, 25 passes defensed, two interceptions, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.



Vol Calls returns to the airwaves tonight at 8 p.m. Join us at Calhoun's on the River as head coach Derek Dooley takes your calls and previews Vanderbilt. 

Monica Abbott Powers Toyota To 3rd JPL Title

On Monday, Tennessee softball legend Monica Abbott (2004-07) carried her team to its third consecutive championship on Monday in the Japanese Pro League title game.

Abbott tossed 10 shutout innings of one-hit ball to lead Toyota to a 1-0 victory over Renesas Takasaki. UT's four-time All-American, 2007 National Player of the year and Honda Award winner was named the MVP of the playoffs.

For more details on Abbott's heroics, check out:

ChicagoBandits.com: Abbott, Team Toyota win 3rd Consecutive Japanese Pro League Title
MonicaAbbott.net: Japan Championship 2012

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R.A. Dickey Seeking First Cy Young

Former Vol R.A. Dickey is hoping to hear his name called tonight as the National League Cy Young Award winner will be announced on MLB Network at 6 p.m. ET

Dickey, who was 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA for a New York Mets team that won just 74 games, would become the first pitcher using the knuckleball as his primary pitch to claim the award. He would also be just the third from an SEC program, joining Arkansas' Cliff Lee (AL - 2008) and Kentucky's Brandon Webb (NL - 2006).

Inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame in January, Dickey is the only three-time First Team All-American in Tennessee baseball history earning the honors each year from 1994-96. He was also a two-time first team All-SEC selection and an academic All-American following his junior year. In addition, he was a member of the bronze-medal winning 1996 Team USA Olympic team in Atlanta.

ON TOUR: Three Pro Vols Roll to 2nd Round at Champaign

Rhyne Williams, Tennys Sandgren and John-Patrick Smith all won their matches in straight sets to advance to the second round at the Champaign Challenger, played at the University of Illinois. The tournament serves as the year-end finale of the USTA Pro Circuit.

Williams faced former Texas A&M standout Austin Krajicek for the second week in a row. Williams had faced match points in their meeting a week ago in Knoxville, but the rematch Tuesday was not nearly as close. Williams broke Krajicek twice in both sets to win 6-2, 6-2. He now faces Daniel Smethurst of Great Britain.

Sandgren pulled off one of the three first-round upsets, ousting defending champion and eighth-seeded Alex Kuznetsov 6-4, 7-6 (4). He'll square off against recent Ohio State graduate Chase Buchanan today.

Smith played one of the early matches on Monday, beating South Korea's Suk-Young Jeong 6-3, 6-3. He'll play fellow Australian lefty Chris Guccione in the early match today. Guccione, a qualifier, upset second-seeded Mischa Zverev.

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/14)

The Vols have arrived in Puerto Rico as they prepare for the Tipoff in Bayamon. Check out Vol Hoops Central: Puerto Rico Tipoff

Here are the latest stories on Cuonzo Martin and his squad:

- Inside Tennessee: Vols look to improve on opener

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/14)

Vols In NFL Wrap Up (11/13)

Week 10 has officially come to a close with a 16-13 overtime Monday Night Football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the victorious Pittsburgh Steelers.

Take a look at how the NFL Vols did in the 10th week of the regular season.

Player

Pos.

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

vs. NY Giants

W, 31-13

Not Active

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

at Carolina

W, 36-14

Season high 5 tackles,

1 sack-12 yds, 2 TFL,

2 QBH, 2 pass def.

Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

at Pittsburgh

L, 13-16 OT

Started at SS, 5 tackles,

1 TFL, 2 pass def.

Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

vs. Tennessee

L, 37-3

Started at LB,

led team with 6 tackles

Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

at Carolina

W, 36-14

6 punts, 48.0 avg. 3-I20

Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

at Pittsburgh

L, 13-16 OT

8 punts, 42.1 avg. 5-I20

Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

vs. Oakland

W, 55-20

Snapped on all punts and kicks

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

at Chicago

W, 13-6

29 att. 102 yds.

5 rec. 15 yds. 1 TD

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

vs. Kansas City

W, 16-13 OT

Started at RG

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

at Tampa Bay

L, 24-34

Started at DT, 1 tackle

Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

vs. Atlanta

W, 31-27

Started at LCB,

5 tackles, 1 pass def.

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland




Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

vs. St. Louis

T, 24-24

Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

Bye Week



Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

at Carolina

W, 36-14

1 tackle

Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

at Carolina

W, 36-14

27-38-301 yds 1 TD

Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

vs. Buffalo

W, 37-31

Started at LB,

game high 12 tackles

Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

vs. Atlanta

W, 31-27

1 tackle, 1 QBH

Jacques McClendon

OL

Pittsburgh

vs. Kansas City

W, 16-13 OT

Practice Squad

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

vs. Tennessee

L, 37-3

2 tackles

Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

at Tampa Bay

L, 24-34

1 rec. 8 yds.

Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

vs. Detroit

W, 34-24

Not Active

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

at Baltimore

L, 20-55

Started at WR,

4 rec. 90 yds. 1 TD

Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

vs. Denver

L, 14-36

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Tampa Bay

vs. San Diego

W, 34-24

Practice Squad

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

Bye Week



Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

vs. San Diego

W, 34-24

1 rec. 11 yds.

Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

at San Francisco

T, 24-24

Injured Reserve

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

Bye Week



Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

at Philadelphia

W, 38-24

8 rec. 47 yds.


NFL Leading Foster
-With the only TD of the game Sunday Night against Chicago, Foster reeled in his NFL-leading 12th TD of the season, 2nd receiving. Foster finished the night with 102 yards rushing on 29 attempts and five catches for 15 yards and a TD.
-Foster has currently registered either a rushing or receiving TD in 11 straight games, which is the tied for the second longest streak since 2001 (Ladanian Tomlinson 18 games from 2004-05).
-After recording 110 yards on 28 carries against Jacksonville Sunday, Sept. 16, Arian Foster became the Houston Texans' all-time leading rusher. passing Domanick Davis who had 3,195 rushing yards for the franchise from 2003-05.
-Foster continues to add to his lifetime total upping his rushing yards to 3,969 after a 102 yard effort against the Bears.
-Foster currently leads the NFL with 10 rushing touchdowns and 12 overall TDs, recording at least one TD in every game this season. He is also third with 872 rushing yards and ranks third in rushing yards per game (96.9).

Ayers Shines at Carolina
-Robert Ayers, who is in his fourth year with the Denver Broncos, returned near his hometown of Clio, S.C. for a meeting with the Carolina Panthers and shone.
-Ayers finished the day with a season high five tackles, a sack for a loss of 12 yards, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries and two passes defended.

Extra Mayo, Please
-Adding a game-high 12 tackles to his total last week against Buffalo, Jerod Mayo, ranks second in the NFL with 91 tackles in 2012.
-Mayo is second in the NFL to just Chad Greenway of Minnesota and leads all AFC tacklers by 11 tackles (Wsley Woodyard, DEN 80).
-With nine tackles at Indy this week, Mayo would hit the century mark for the fourth time in his career. Last season was the only time in his five year NFL career that he didnt record 100 tackles.

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (11/12/12)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Nov. 12, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.


Rhyne Williams

Singles: 217 (+23)

Doubles: 228 (-13)

Note: Back-to-back Challenger quarterfinals for Williams at Charlottesville and last week at Knoxville ... Singles ranking is a new career best ... Playing this week at the Champaign Challenger.  


Tennys Sandgren

Singles: 241 (+15)

Doubles: 162 (+1)

Note: Reached the singles quarterfinals last week at the Knoxville Challenger ... Recorded first career top-100 win by beating top-seeded Jesse Levine in the opening round ... Playing this week at the Champaign Challenger in Illinois.


John-Patrick Smith

Singles: 246 (+1)

Doubles: 105 (+1)

Note: Lost in the first round of singles and doubles at the Knoxville Challenger ... Playing this week to end the season at the Champaign Challenger, where he has already won his first match. 


Matteo Fago

Singles: 878 (+2)

Doubles: 1569 (+14)

Note: Off last week ... Off this week.


Adam Hubble

Singles: 1304 (-5)

Doubles: 190 (-24)

Note: Lost in the first round of doubles at the Knoxville Challenger, losing points since he had reached the finals here the year before ... Reached the final round of singles qualifying ... Finishing season this week at the Champaign Challenger.

Happy Birthday: Nov. 13 - Vincent Dallas

Happy Birthday to Vols sophomore wide receiver Vincent Dallas.

Vincent Dallas

Tuesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/13)

Get the latest on the Vols, who depart for Puerto Rico on Tuesday, in the Vol Hoops Report: Nov. 12


Here are the latest stories from the media: 

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/13)

Derek Dooley met with the media on Monday. Check out the entire  Derek Dooley Media Transcript and the latest VOL REPORT: Focus On Vanderbilt.

Here are some of the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Derek Dooley says Dave Hart says no decision yet
- Inside Tennessee: Shootouts 'R' Us
- Inside Tennessee: Not so fast


News on Vanderbilt includes:

Vols In NFL Monday Night Football (11/12)

Three more NFL Vols are in action for Monday Night Football on NBC as the Kansas City Chiefs head to Pittsburgh for a meeting with the Steelers.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Center

Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs (1-7) will face off with Ramon Foster and the Steelers (5-3).

Last time out, Berry had eight tackles, one tackle for loss and an interception in the end zone in a 31-13 loss to San Diego. Colquitt punted just one time for 43 yards.

Foster started at right guard for the Steelers in their comeback victory over the New York Giants 24-20, his eighth straight start this season.


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

Tennessee's regular-season finale vs. Kentucky on Nov. 24 will kickoff at 12:21 p.m., and be televised on the SEC Network. Here is the full list of games for the final weekend of play in the SEC. It is the third year in a row the Vols-Cats game will air on the SEC Network. 

Nov. 23-24 SEC Football Schedule
Friday, Nov. 23
LSU at Arkansas [CBS Sports] (2:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. CT)

Saturday, Nov. 24
Georgia Tech at Georgia [ESPN] (12 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. CT)
Kentucky at Tennessee [SEC Network] (12:21 p.m. ET / 11:21 a.m. CT)
Auburn at Alabama [CBS Sports] (3:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. CT)
Florida at Florida State [ABC, ESPN or ESPN2*] (3:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. CT)
Missouri at Texas A&M [ESPN or ESPN2*] (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT)
Mississippi State at Ole Miss [ESPNU] (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT)
South Carolina at Clemson [ESPN or ESPN2*] (7 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. CT)
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest [Network & Game Time to be determined after games of Nov. 17]

* - To be determined after games of Nov. 17

Monday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/12)

The Vols will head to Puerto Rico on Tuesday as UT faces UNC-Asheville in their first of three games in Bayamon. Here's a look at some recent hoops articles:

Happy Birthday: Nov. 12 - Carter, Goodwin, Wade, Wilks, Wilson

Big day of birthdays in Tennessee Athletics on Nov. 12. Celebrating are freshman basketball guard Andraya Carter, junior rower Michelle Goodwin, sophomore soccer midfielder Brittney Wade and senior football defensive back Rod Wilks.

Andraya Carter  Michelle Goodwin  Brittney Wade  Rod Wilks

Also, former Tennessee football star and longtime NFL defensive back Gibril Wilson celebrates his birthday on Nov. 12. 


Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/12)

It's Vanderbilt Week as the Vols lok to extend their win streak over the Commodores to seven games when UT travels to Nashville on Saturday. Head Coach Derek Dooley will adress the media in his normal Monday press conference at 12 Noon. Watch it here: UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Here's a look at some stories from the media this morning:

- Inside Tennessee:  Vol notebook: Game 10
- Volquest: Vols in the NFL

Vols In NFL Game Day (11/11)

Happy Veteran's Day to everyone out there! Today 18 NFL Vols will be back in action taking part in nine games.

1 p.m.

San Diego Chargers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Center
Aubrayo Franklin, Robert Meachem and the Chargers head to Tampa Bay for a meeting with Luke Stocker and the Bucs.

Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins Game Center
Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Dolphins will play host to the Titans in today's match up.

Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots Game Center
Jerod Mayo and the Patriots fresh off a bye week look to sweep Buffalo today at Gillette Stadium.

Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens Game Center
Denarius Moore and the Raiders head to Baltimore for a meeting with Morgan Cox and the Ravens.

Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers Game Center
Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos head to Carolina for a meeting with the Panthers.

New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Center
Jason Allen and the Bengals play host to the Giants at 1 p.m.

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings Game Center
Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings welcome in the Detroit Lions in today's meeting in Minneapolis.

Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints Game Center
In this NFC East clash, the Falcons head to New Orleans to face off with Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the Saints.

4:00 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles Game Center
Jason Witten and the Cowboys head to Philly for a meeting with the Eagles looking to extend Philadelphia's four-game losing streak.

Sunday Night Football

Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears Game Center
Arian Foster and the Texans are shipping off to Chicago for a meeting with one of the toughest defenses in the NFL on Sunday Night Football.

Happy Birthday - Nov. 11: Julie Eckel

On her 20th birthday, soccer goalkeeper Julie Eckel, would like nothing better than a win in the NCAA Tournament as the Lady Vols take on Miami (Ohio) at 2 p.m. 
Julie Eckel

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/11)

Happy Birthday: Nov. 10 - Former Vols WR Donte Stallworth

On Nov. 10, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols receiver and NFL star Donte' Stallworth, who turns 32 today. 




Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/10)

It's Gameday! The Vols take on Missouri for the first time in history on Saturday afternoon. Get all of your info on the game in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Missouri.

Here are the latest stories from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols mixed on shootouts
- Inside Tennessee: Dooley does defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Matchups to watch for Vols-Missouri
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things against Missouri

News out of Missouri includes:

- Columbia Daily Tribune: Lane makes strides for Volunteers
- Columbia Daily Tribune: Vols hope changes can stop the bleeding
- Columbia Daily Tribune: SATURDAY'S GAME: Missouri vs Tennessee
- Columbia Daily Tribune: Return to roots at Rocky Top
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou-Tennessee: 5 things to watch

Saturday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/10)

The Vols opened 2012-13 with a 76-67 win over Kennesaw State. Check out the highlights: 


Here's the media's take on the game:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols vault ahead, win 76-67
- CBS Sports.com: SEC Court Report: Nov. 9
- Inside Tennessee: Vols fade but win
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols beat Kennesaw State, 76-67
- Knoxville News Sentinel: For starters, new chapter for Kenny Hall
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols survive 'slippage' on opening night
- Maryville Daily Times: Vols finish weak but take the win

Gendron Featured on Morning Swim Show



Junior Lindsay Gendron was featured on the Morning Swim Show, an online video program by Swimming World. She talks about how the season has gone so far, plus the changes to the coaching staff and combination of the men's and women's program.

This season, Gendron has been practically perfect off the blocks. Counting Friday's meet, she has won all 10 races she has competed in this year. 

Tennessee Update: Softball Blog (11/9)

Senior Whitney Hammond and the Tennessee Student-Athlete Advisory Council hosted a Big Brothers Big Sisters Movie Night at Thompson-Boling Arena on Tuesday night. Check it out!

Also, the Tennessee softball team will be working with Angels of Hope on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the UT Medical Center from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Lady Vols will help prepare stations and pack holiday food baskets for cancer patients. The event starts at 3 p.m.

Lady Vols To Compete at Dick Vitale Classic

While Kata Szekely and Brynn Boren are taking part in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships, five Lady Vols have traveled the other direction and are taking part in the Dick Vitale Clay Court Classic this weekend at the Athletic Center of Lakewood Ranch in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Here are the draws

Doubles
Mimi Fotopoulos/Jesse Grace UT vs. Brianna Morgan/Alexandra Cercone UF
Caitlyn Williams/Joanna Henderson UT vs. Stefanie Mikesz/Caroline Wegner Memphis

Singles
Mimi Fotopoulos UT vs. Maria Akvarez Ok St.
Jesse Grace UT vs. Lien Van Geel Miss. St.
Tiffany Tavares UT vs. Britney Sanders Notre Dame (3)
Joanna Henderson (7) vs. Georgiana Patrasc Miss. St.


Tennessee Update: Soccer Blog (11/9)

Junior midfielder Tori Bailey's energy and an agility on the field are unmatched. Her aggressive style of play and her 5-0 stature make her easy to spot from the stands. In addition to being a fan favorite at Regal Soccer Stadium, Bailey is also one of the most inquired about player on the road.

Bailey's inspired play and kind heart make her easy for fans to identify with.

"I was told a bunch of times that I wasn't big enough and I wasn't good enough," Bailey said. "It was kind of like a challenge for me - wanting to be better and wanting to succeed. I just love the game; it has always come so natural to me. When I get out in the field, everything changes. I just have that hunger and passion. I would set a goal, meet that goal and want to meet another goal."

Check out Sean Cartell's great feature on Tori Bailey!

SEC Digital Network: Bailey Finding Advantages For Tennessee

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Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/9)

The college basketball season officially gets underway today! The Vols take on Kennesaw State at 7 p.m., get the latest in Vol Hoops Central: Kennesaw State.


Here are the latest stories previewing the 2012-13 opener:

- Associated Press: Vols, Hall seek redemption
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Jarnell Stokes more prepared this year
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Weekend offers something for everyone

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/9)

Tennessee looks to even its overall record on Saturday as Missouri comes to Neyland Stadium. Get the latest on the team in the VOL REPORT: Positive Presence. Also check out the most recent Derek Dooley TV Show with a feature on the offensive line.

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

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Thomas' 'flow' pointing to NFL
- GoVols247: 1-on-1: Mychal Rivera
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Weekend offers something for everyone

News on Missouri: 

- Columbia Daily Tribune: Tigers drown in mistakes in Swamp debut
- Columbia Daily Tribune: Writer's Block: Woodbery on Vols' woes




McClendon Signed To Falcons Practice Squad


Jacques McClendon signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday as a member of their practice squad. McClendon was previously with the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this season and was with the Detroit Lions last season.

McClendon, 6-3, 324 pounds, was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round (129 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played in four games with the Colts in 2010. 

McClendon played in 49 games with 26 starts in four seasons at the University of Tennessee. As a senior in 2009, he helped RB Montario Hardesty run for 1,345 yards.

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/8)

The Vols open the 2012-13 hoops season on Friday night against Kennesaw State, check out Vol Hoops Central: Kennesaw State.

Here are the latest stories on Cuonzo Martin's squad:

Happy Birthday: Nov. 8 - Track's Martinique Octave

Happy Birthday on Nov. 8 to senior sprinter Martinique Octave.

Martinique Octave

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/8)

The Vols' assistant coaches met with the media on Thursday. Get the latest from the coordinators in the VOL REPORT: Searching For Solutions.

Here at the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT defensive line seeks more push
- Fox Sports Tennessee: Rough road to Rocky Top

News on Missouri includes:

- Jefferson City News Tribune: Missouri Tigers staying away from penalties
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: SEC Notebook

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.


Be sure to join us at Calhoun's on the River at 8 p.m. ET as Vol Calls from the Vol Network takes place. Football coach Derek Dooley will be on hand in person, plus there will be basketball preview interviews. You can listen live on UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Vols Jump to No. 13 in Swimming Poll

The Vols climbed 11 places to No. 13 in the CSCAA Men's Division I Swimming and Diving National Rankings.

The poll, voted on by a select group of coaches, was released late Tuesday evening. By all accounts, Tennessee (3-1, 1-0 SEC) benefitted from a home victory over Louisville, now ranked 23rd. The rankings are based on dual meet strength of teams, rather than which team would perform best at the NCAA Championships. 

The Lady Vols are currently ranked eighth in the women's poll. 

NCAA Division 1 Men's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of November 6, 2012

(Current rank, record, previous rank)

1.      Michigan (4-0, Big Ten 3-0), 2 (Unanimous)

2.      Florida (3-0, SEC 3-0), 1

3.      Stanford (1-0, Pac 12 0-0), 3

4.      Texas (1-1, Big 12 0-0), 5

5.      California (2-0, Pac 12 0-0), 7

6.      Southern California (1-0, Pac 12 0-0), 4

7.      Indiana (2-2, Big Ten 0-1), 8

8.      Virginia (3-0, ACC 0-0), NR

9.      Minnesota (2-1, Big Ten 2-1), 13

10.  Georgia (1-1, SEC 0-1), t9

11.  North Carolina (3-0, ACC 1-0), t9

12.  Auburn (3-0, SEC 3-0), 6

13.  Tennessee (3-1, SEC 1-0), 24

14.  Iowa (1-1, Big Ten 1-1), 19

15.  Virginia Tech (6-1, ACC 3-1), NR

16.  NC State (2-1, ACC 1-0), 14

17.  Arizona (3-0, Pac 12 0-0), 11

18.  Notre Dame (3-0, Big East 0-0), NR

19.  Florida State (5-1, ACC 1-1), 15

20.  LSU (2-1, SEC 1-1), 22

21.  South Carolina (1-3, SEC 1-1), 12

22.  Ohio State (3-0, Big Ten 0-0), NR

23.  Louisville (1-1, Big East 0-0), 16

24.  Penn State (1-0, Big Ten 0-0), 17

25.  Purdue (2-1, Big Ten 1-0), 18

Also receiving votes: Missouri, Alabama, UNLV, Denver, Wisconsin

Happy Birthday: Nov. 7 - Allen, Bohannon, Dresch

On Nov. 7, we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore baseball outfielder Jared Allen, senior football linebacker Willie Bohannon and junior javelin thrower Katherine Dresch.

Jared Allen  Willie Bohannon  Katherine Dresch

Wednesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/7)

The Vols will open the 2012-13 season on Friday night as Kennesaw State comes to Thompson-Boling Arena. Get the latest on the team in the Vol Hoops Report: Nov. 6.

Here are a few stories from the media:




Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/7)

The Vols are in the midst of prepping for Missouri, coming up Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium. Get the latest in the VOL REPORT: McNeil Making His Mark


Here are the latest stories from the media:
 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Hunter seeks TDs in SEC games
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' task 'just the way it is
- Inside Tennessee: McNeil is 'rare for a freshman'

News out of Missouri includes:

- MUTigers.com: Mizzou Media Day Coverage
- Columbia Daily Tribune: Tigers try to lift QB's spirits
- Columbia Daily Tribune: Yost goes deep on Franklin's struggles





Vols In NFL Wrap Up (11/6)

Week nine of the NFL season has come and gone and 16 NFL Vols were back in action including Jason Witten who became the Cowboys franchise leader in receptions after pulling down seven against Atlanta for 51 yards on Sunday afternoon.

Witten passed Michael Irvin (750) for the most all time and currently has 754 just a little over halfway through the middle of his 10th NFL season.

Take a look at how the other NFL Vols did this past weekend

Player

Pos.

Team

Opponent

Score

Stats

Jason Allen

CB

Cincinnati

vs. Denver

L, 23-31

Not Active

Robert Ayers

DE

Denver

at Cincinnati

W, 31-23

1 tackle

Eric Berry

DB

Kansas City

at San Diego

L, 13-31

Started at SS, 8 tackles,

1 TFL, 1 INT in endzone

Kevin Burnett

LB

Miami

at Indianapolis

L, 20-23

Started at LB, 6 tackles

Britton Colquitt

P

Denver

at Cincinnati

W, 31-23

3 punts, 46.7 avg. 1 I-20

Dustin Colquitt

P

Kansas City

at San Diego

L, 13-31

1 punt 43 yds.

Morgan Cox

LS

Baltimore

at Cleveland

W, 25-15

Snapped on all punts and kicks

Arian Foster

RB

Houston

vs. Buffalo

W, 21-9

24 rushes, 111 yds, 1 TD

Ramon Foster

OT

Pittsburgh

at NY Giants

W, 24-20

Started at RG

Aubrayo Franklin

DT

San Diego

vs. Kansas City

W, 31-13

Started at NT, 2 tackles

Jabari Greer

CB

New Orleans

vs. Philadelphia

W, 28-13

Started at LCB,

6 tackles, 1 pass def.

Nick Guess

LS

Oakland




Parys Haralson

LB

San Francisco

Bye Week


Injured Reserve

Montario Hardesty

RB

Cleveland

vs. Baltimore

L, 15-25

Did Not Play

Malik Jackson

DE

Denver

at Cincinnati

W, 31-23

Played, no stats

Peyton Manning

QB

Denver

at Cincinnati

W, 31-23

27-for-35, 291 yds.

3 TD, GW drive

Jerod Mayo

LB

New England

Bye Week



Turk McBride

DE

New Orleans

vs. Philadelphia

W, 28-13

Not Active

Jacques McClendon

OL

Pittsburgh

at NY Giants

W, 24-20

Practice Squad

Tony McDaniel

DE

Miami

at Indianapolis

L, 20-23

Not Active

Robert Meachem

WR

San Diego

vs. Kansas City

W, 31-13

Not Active

Marvin Mitchell

LB

Minnesota

at Seattle

L, 20-30

Played, 1 special teams tackle

Denarius Moore

WR

Oakland

vs. Tampa Bay

L, 32-42

Started at WR, 4 rec. 66 yds

Tauren Poole

RB

Carolina

at Washington

W, 21-13

Injured Reserve

Chris Scott

OL

Tampa Bay

at Oakland

W, 42-43

Practice Squad

Jarrod Shaw

OL

Cleveland

vs. Baltimore

L, 15-25

Not Active

Luke Stocker

TE

Tampa Bay

at Oakland

W, 42-43

1 rec. 2 yds.

Scott Wells

C

St. Louis

Bye Week


Injured Reserve

Dan Williams

DT

Arizona

at Green Bay

L, 17-31

Season-high 4 tackles

Jason Witten

TE

Dallas

at Atlanta

L, 13-19

Became Cowboys

all-time rec. leader

with 7 rec. 51 yds. (754 total)


Vols-Mizzou Game SEC Network Stations

Here is a list of stations across America that will carry the Vols-Missouri game this Saturday, Nov. 10 with a 12:21 p.m. kickoff.

Check the list: SEC Network Clearances

Here are the stations in Tennessee
Chattanooga WDSI FOX
Jackson, TN WJKT FOX
Knoxville WVLT-DT CBS
Memphis WLMT CW
Nashville WUXP MNT
Tri-Cities, TN-VA WCYB NBC

Behind the Scenes with SEC Refs on ESPNU For Vols-SC

All season ESPNU All-Access gives viewers exclusive inside access to the leading college football programs. This week, however, for the first time the show is highlighting the black and white on the field with ESPNU All-Access: SEC Officials on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. 

Viewers will follow referees as they prepare for the Tennessee at South Carolina game and also hear them wired using the new headsets they are testing to help communication.

Vols' 600-Yard Total Offense Games

With the Vols posting a school-record 718 yards of total offense in the win over Troy last Saturday, here's a look Tennessee's all-time 600-yard total offense games. There have been 10 all-time occurrences with two coming this season. Tennessee has won all 10 games.

1. 718 yards vs. Troy (11/3/2012) W, 55-48
2. 695 yards at Kentucky (11/22/1997) W, 59-31
3. 665 yards at Vanderbilt (11/26/1994) W, 65-0
4. 657 yards vs. Western Kentucky (9/5/2009) W, 63-7
5. 638 yards vs. Kentucky (11/23/1996) W, 56-10
6. 633 yards vs. Akron (9/22/2012) W, 47-26
7. 628 yards vs. Georgia (10/11/1997) W, 38-13
8. 606 yards vs. Vanderbilt (11/30/1991) W, 45-0
    606 yards vs. Kentucky (11/27/2004) W, 37-31
10. 603 yards vs. Memphis (11/2/1991) W, 52-24

Happy Birthday - Nov. 6: Baseball's Bubba Trammell

On Nov. 6, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols baseball star and major leaguer Bubba Trammell.

Tuesday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/6)

The Vols won their lone preseason exhibition game >99-57 against Victory University on Monday night. Take a look back at the game through the fans with >Storify Of Vols Win Over Victory.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: >Tennessee Vols basketball team shines as group
- Inside Tennessee: >Dynamite debut
- Inside Tennessee: >Remember defense?
- Knoxville News Sentinel: >Tennessee, Chievous start with a Victory

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/6)

The Vols opened their weekly practice sessions on Monday. Check out what Derek Dooley said in his weekly press conference. Also, check out VOL REPORT: Eyes On Mizzou.

Get all the info you need on the first-ever meeting with Missouri in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Missouri.

Here are the latest stories from the media:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' toasted secondary to play more zone
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' task 'just the way it is'
- Inside Tennessee: Vols 'gritted' one out
- Knoxville News Sentinel: No change too extreme on defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols-Vandy set for 7 p.m. on ESPN2

News on Missouri includes:

- Columbia Daily Tribune: Tigers Meet the Press
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou Notebook: Britt out for the season

NFL Vols Monday Night Football (11/5)

Two NFL Vols will be in action tonight for Monday Night Football when Jabari Greer, Turk McBride and the New Orleans Saints (2-5) host the Philadelphia Eagles (3-4).

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints Game Center

Greer had three tackles and a pass defended last time out against the Denver Broncos in Week 8 Sunday Night Football. McBride registered two tackles in the meeting.

Cherry Hill Courier Post: Saints McBride wants to be role model for Camden youngsters

NCAA Division I Soccer Selection Show At 4:30 p.m.

The Tennessee soccer team will learn its fate for the 2012 NCAA Division I Tournament on Monday at 4:30 p.m. Watch the show live: Coming up: DI Women's Soccer Selection Show

Bray Named Manning Award Star Of Week


NEW ORLEANS - The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, has named eight quarterbacks as its "Stars of the Week." College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week.

VOTE HERE!

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The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

 

Tennessee's Tyler Bray is one of eight Manning Award Stars of the Week:

Tyler Bray, Tennessee

(29-of-47, 530 yards, 5 TDs, 0 INT)

Bray tallies the second-most passing yards in SEC history and tosses a career-high number of TDs and the Volunteers need every one of them to hold off a determined Troy squad, 55-48.

 

The Manning Award will be recognizing its ninth winner this year. USC's Matt Leinart was the inaugural winner of the award in 2005, followed by Texas' Vince Young in 2006. Both went on to be top 10 NFL draft picks. In 2007, LSU's JaMarcus Russell earned the award and was the NFL's No. 1 draft pick. Boston College's Matt Ryan claimed the award in 2008 and was drafted No. 3, quickly becoming the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2009, Florida star Tim Tebow earned the honor - he also went on to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The 2010 winner was Texas signal-caller Colt McCoy, the winningest quarterback in college football history, who was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the draft. Auburn's Cameron Newton earned the award in 2011, prior to being selected No. 1 overall in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. This past season's honoree was Robert Griffin, III, from Baylor, who was also a top NFL draft pick (No. 2 overall by the Washington Redskins).

Vols at Vanderbilt Set for 7 p.m. Kickoff

The Tennessee at Vanderbilt game on Nov. 17 will kickoff at 7 p.m., and be televised on ESPN2. Here is a full rundown of the SEC games and their television outlets for Saturday.

Saturday, November 17: 
 SEC Network (Split) 12:21 ET Arkansas at Miss. State 
   AND Western Carolina at Alabama 

Institutional PPV 1:00 ET Jacksonville State at Florida
Institutional PPV 1:00 ET Wofford at South Carolina 
Institutional PPV     1:30 ET Georgia Southern at Georgia 
Institutional PPV 2:00 ET Alabama A&M at Auburn 
Institutional PPV 3:30 ET Sam Houston St. at Texas A&M

CBS 3:30 ET Ole Miss at LSU 

ESPN2 7:00 ET Tennessee at Vanderbilt 

ESPNU 7:00 ET Syracuse at Missouri 

CSS 7:30 ET Samford at Kentucky

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (11/5/12)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Nov. 5, 2012. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.


Rhyne Williams

Singles: 240 (+13)

Doubles: 217 (-5)

Note: Singles ranking a career best after reaching the quarterfinals of the $75K Charlottesville Challenger ... Playing singles and doubles this week at the Knoxville Challenger.


John-Patrick Smith

Singles: 247 (+14)

Doubles: 106 (+12)

Note: Reached a career-high doubles ranking of 106 after winning the doubles title at the $75K Charlottesville Challenger with John Peers. The two have won 5 Challenger-level doubles titles together this season ... Playing singles and doubles at the Knoxville Challenger this week.


Tennys Sandgren

Singles: 256 (+1)

Doubles: 162 (+1)

Note: Lost in first round singles and doubles last week at the Charlottesville Challenger ... Playing singles and doubles this week at the Knoxville Challenger.


Matteo Fago

Singles: 880 (+2)

Doubles: 1583 (-2)

Note: Off last week ... Off this week.


Adam Hubble

Singles: 1299 (-5)

Doubles: 166 (-1)

Note: Lost in the first round doubles of the Charlottesville Challenger ... Playing this week in Knoxville, where he is in main draw doubles and trying to qualify in singles ... Reached the doubles final in Knoxville last year.

Monday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/5)


The Vols play their lone preseason exhibition game on Monday night vs. Victory University at 7 p.m. Get all your gameday information in Vol Hoops Central: Victory.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols adjust to missing Jeronne Maymon
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Things: UT vs. Victory

Happy Birthday: Nov. 5 - Volleyball's Jasmine Brown

On Nov. 5, we wish Happy Birthday to volleyball senior Jasmine Brown.

Jasmine Brown

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/5)

It's back to the practice field this morning for the Vols, as Tennessee prepares to welcome SEC newcomer Missouri for the first time in history. Look back at Saturday's 55-48 Win Over Troy. Plus check out this feature on Tyler Bray: November - The Month of the Bray and Videos from the game.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols still searching for answers on defense
- Inside Tennessee: Vol Notebook: Game 9
- Volquest: The Day After

ON TOUR: Smith, Peers Win Title in Charlottesville

John-Patrick Smith picked up some more hardware Sunday before heading back to his home courts this week for the Knoxville Challenger.

Smith and former Baylor standout John Peers collected their fifth Challenger-level doubles title of the year together, beating wild cards Jack Sock and Jarmere Jenkins 7-5, 6-1 at the $75,000 Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger at the Boar's Head Sports Club. 

The Aussie college duo bagged 90 tour points and split $4,650 between them. 

The title was Smith's first at the $75,000 level. He has won seven doubles titles this year, in addition to two singles titles. 

The 2011 SEC Athlete of the Year will climb to approximately 106 in the ATP World Doubles Rankings. A semifinal appearance in Knoxville should get Smith into the top 100 for the first time in his career. Eleven Vols in history have reached the top 100 in either or both singles and doubles.

Bray Named CFPA National Performer Of Week


After his record-setting day of 530 passing yards and five touchdowns, Vols quarterback Tyler Bray was named the Co-National Performer of the Week in all of college football, along with Georgia's Aaron Murray by the College Football Performance Awards. Bray was also named the National Quarterback of the Week.

Justin Hunter was named the National Wide Receiver of the Week after his nine catches, 181 yards and UT-record-tying three receiving touchdowns.

Fellow wideout Cordarrelle Patterson was named an Honorable Mention Wide Receiver of the Week after he had nine catches for 219 yards and a score. 

Vols In NFL Game Day (11/4)

Thirteen different Vols will faceoff against each other in NFL Week Nine with 17 competing in nine games.

1:00 p.m.

Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers Game Center
Dan Williams and the Cardinals (4-4) head to Green Bay for a meeting with the Packers (5-3) Sunday afternoon. Williams earned the start at nose tackle and finished with one tackle in a 24-3 loss to San Francisco on Monday Night Football.

Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals Game Center
Coming off of a 34-14 Sunday Night Football victory, Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (4-3) head to Cincinnati for a meeting with Jason Allen and the Bengals (3-4).

Ayers and Jackson each got in the game but didn't record any stats. Colquitt finished with 5 punts for a 46.4 average dropping three punts inside the 20 yard line and Peyton Manning went 22-30 for 305 yards and three touchdowns. The 300 yard passing game was his fifth-straight in 2012 and 68th of his career.

Allen had a bye week with the Bengals during week eight.

AZCentral.com: Broncos riding Peyton Manning return
Fox News: Struggling Bengals try to solve Peyton problem
Business Insider: Peyton Manning Is Having The Second Best Season of His Career
UPI.com: Manning, Rodgers receive NFL honors
Examiner.com: Denver Broncos' Peyton Manning wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Peyton Manning

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns Game Center
Morgan Cox and the Ravens (5-2) head to Cleveland for a meeting with Montario Hardesty, Jarrod Shaw and the Browns (2-6).

Cox had a bye week in week eight while Hardesty had just three rushes for three yards and Shaw was not active in a 7-6 victory over San Diego.

ESPN: Trent Richardson has rib injury

Miami Dolphins vs. Indianapolis Colts Game Center
Kevin Burnett, Tony McDaniel and the Dolphins (4-3) head to Indy for a meeting with the 4-3 Colts.

Burnett got the start at linebacker finishing with six tackles, a sack and a pass defended. McDaniel finished with a tackle and a quarterback hurry in a 30-9 victory at the New York Jets.

CBSSports.com: After Further Review: Miami's run-stuffing interior linemen the secret
KFFL: Dolphins | Three players do not practice

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Buffalo Bills vs. Houston Texans Game Center
Arian Foster and the Houston Texans (6-1) play host to the 3-4 Buffalo Bills. Foster is coming off of a bye week where he returned home to California to have his high school number retired.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Buffalo Bills aware of challenge in Houston Texans
Washington Post: Bills' porous run defense braces for latest test: Texans running back Arian Foster
ESPN: Texans look to build Foster's streak
Yahoo! Sports: Bills-Texans Preview

4:00 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks Game Center
Marvin Mitchell and the Vikings (5-3) head to Seattle for a meeting with the Seahawks (4-4). Mitchell played last week in a 36-17 loss on Thursday Night Football to Tampa Bay, but had no stats.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders Game Center
Luke Stocker and the Bucs (3-4) head to Oakland for a meeting with Denarius Moore and the Raiders (3-4). The duo of NFL Vols were teammates from 2007-10 for Tennessee.

Stocker started at tight end but registered no stats in the Thursday Night Football meeting with Minnesota while Moore gained the start at wide receiver registering a team high eight catches for 96 yards and a touchdown in a 26-16 win at Kansas City.

San Francisco Chronicle: Spotlight on Denarius Moore Sunday
Pro Football Weekly: Dawning of the age of Denarius
CBS Local: Denarius Moore: Future Superstar for the Oakland Raiders
NBC Bay Area:Healthy Again, Raiders' Denarius Moore is Showing His Talent

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New York Giants Game Center
Ramon Foster and the Steelers (4-3) head to New Jersey for a meeting with the Giants (6-2). Foster earned his seventh start at right guard last week in a 27-12 win over Washington.

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Head to head: Steelers LT Max Starks vs. Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul
Steelers Depot: Steelers Offensive Line Breakdown - Washington Redskins - Week 8
Tribune-Review: Steelers' Foster, Colon on guard against Giants



Sunday Night Football

Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons Game Center
Jason Witten and the Cowboys (3-4) head to Atlanta for a meeting with the NFL's only undefeated team, the Falcons (7-0) for Sunday Night Football.

The Cowboys are coming off of a tough loss to the Giants last week where Witten had a career week making a franchise record, and NFL record for tight ends, 18 catches for 167 yards. With just four receptions this week, Witten will become the all-time Cowboys reception leader passing Michael Irvin (750).

Detroit Free Press: Witten says Cowboys face 'tremendous urgency'
Dallas Morning News: Cowboys' tight end Jason Witten climbing all-time statistical rankings
Kansas City Star: Witten on threshold of becoming No. 1 Cowboy in receptions
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Jason Garrett: Witten "absolutely" a Hall of Famer

Checking On The Vols In The NCAA Stats

After Saturday's record day on the gridiron with the Vols and Troy, here's a look at where the performances stand and where UT's players have moved to in some national rankings.

2012 NCAA Top Single-Game Performances from Saturday vs. Troy

- Tyler Bray 6th-most passing yards in a game (530)
- Cordarrelle Patterson 9th-most receiving yards in a game (219)
- Tyler Bray 9th-most total offense yards in a game (530)
- Cordarrelle Patterson 23rd-most all-purpose yards in a game (275)
- Justin Hunter 34th-most receiving yards in a game (181)

2012 NCAA Top Single-Game Team Performances from Saturday vs. Troy

- 2nd-most combined total yards in a game (1,439), top mark was 1,507 by West Virginia (807) and Baylor (700) from Sept. 29, 2012
- 7th-most total yards in a game (718)
- 7th-most passing yards in a game (530)

Here's a look at where the Vols stand in the top 30 nationally in statistics:

- 2nd in NCAA in fewest sacks allowed/1st in SEC (0.44 per game)
- 12th in NCAA in passing offense/1st in SEC (323.11 yards per game)
- 18th in NCAA in total yards offense/2nd in SEC (485.11 yards per game)
- 24th in NCAA in scoring/3rd in SEC (36.78 points per game)
- 30th in NCAA in passing efficiency/4th in SEC (148.68 rating)

From an individual perspective, the Vols also have several players in the top 30

- A.J. Johnson is 6th in the NCAA/2nd in the SEC in tackles per game (11.22)
- Cordarrelle Patterson is 8th in the NCAA/1st in the SEC in yards per kickoff return (31.53)
- Byron Moore is tied for 12th in the NCA/tied for first in the SEC in interceptions per game (0.44)
- Tyler Bray is 14th in the NCAA/3rd in the SEC in total offense (311.11)
- Justin Hunter is 17th in the NCAA/3rd in the SEC in receptions per game (6.22)
- Cordarrelle Patterson is 24th in the NCAA/1st in the SEC in all-purpose yards per game (143.56)
- Tyler Bray is 30th in the NCAA/6th in the SEC in passing efficiency (174.39)


Happy Birthday: Nov. 4 - Football's Corey Miller

On Nov. 4, we wish Happy Birthday to football defensive lineman Corey Miller.

Corey Miller

ON TOUR: Smith, Peers Play for Fifth Title

While Rhyne Williams and Tennys Sandgren have already returned to Goodfriend Tennis Center to prepare for the Knoxville Challenger, fellow former Tennessee All-American John-Patrick Smith still has some unfinished business in Charlottesville, Va.

Smith and John Peers will play for their fifth Challenger doubles title of the year together when they face wild cards Jack Sock and Jarmere Jenkins on Sunday in the finals of the Charlottesville Challenger at the Boar's Head Sports Club.

The match begins at 1 p.m. and video will be streamed live by the USTA on its Pro Circuit Page.

Smith and Peers, both from Australia, have formed a solid team on the ATP Challenger circuit this season. In addition to their four Challenger titles, they have also reached two additional finals. They beat Jesse Levine and Denis Kudla 6-3, 6-3 in their semifinal match Saturday and have only dropped one set this week. 

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/4)

Check out the recap as Bray Lifted Vols to 55-48 Win Over Troy on Saturday. We have all your Videos and a feature on Bray: November - The Month of the Bray.

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- CBS Sports.com: Tennessee 55, Troy 48
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols rally to win shootout with Troy, 55-48
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols relish rare joy
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson save Vols
- Inside Tennessee: Tennessee topples Troy, 55-48
- Inside Tennessee: More from Moore
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee-Troy Report Card
- Sevier County News: UT Defeats Troy 55-48.


Vols-Troy Game To Air Across Nation On FSN

The Vols-Troy game this Saturday will on various Fox Sports Net stations across the nation. Here is a rundown of the stations and states covered :

FS South (Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina)

Sun Sports (Florida)

FS Midwest Plus (Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska)

FS Southwest (Arkansas, Louisiana)

FS Southwest Plus (Texas)

FS Arizona Plus (Arizona)

FS North Plus (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota)

FS San Diego (California)

FS Prime Ticket (California, Nevada, Hawaii)

Happy Birthday - Nov. 3: Hoops' Brandon Lopez & Derek Reese

On Nov. 3, we wish Happy Birthday to men's basketball's Brandon Lopez and Derek Reese.

Brandon Lopez  Derek Reese 

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/3)

It's Homecoming 2012! Check out FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Tennessee vs. Troy along with several features on Curt Maggitt: Big Game Hitter and one on traditions on The Hill: A "Salute" to Tradition

Here are the latest stories from the media heading into Saturday's contest:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols desperate for win as Troy visits
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT to offer cheap tickets, lots of offense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things against Troy
- Volquest: The Cheat Sheet

News on Troy includes:

Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (11/2)

Catch up on a few stories about the basketball program:


- Rocky Top Talk: Tennessee Basketball Preview: Defining Success

Happy Birthday - Nov. 2: Greg King, Natalie Pluskota

On Nov. 2 we wish Happy Birthday to football junior Greg King and recent tennis graduate Natalie Pluskota.

Greg King   Natalie Pluskota

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/2)

The Vols will host Homecoming 2012 on Saturday as Troy visits Neyland Stadium for the first time. Read up on a former Trojans star that roams the sidelines for the Vols in the VOL REPORT: Homecoming Comes to Ansley. Everything you need to know about the game cane be found here: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Tennessee vs. Troy.

Check out the latest coverage on the game from the media: 
- Associated Press: New Vols give same defense
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols trying to ignore distractions
- Inside Tennessee: Working to get stops
- Inside Tennessee: Winning 101
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Cartoon: Charlie Daniel draws UT vs. Troy
- Volquest: Simple motivation

News on Troy includes: 

ON TOUR: Smith Joins Williams in Quarterfinals

Two former Vols are among the final eight players left in singles at the Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va. 

John-Patrick Smith punched his ticket to the quarterfinals Thursday by holding his nerve late in both sets for a 6-4, 6-4 win over sixth-seeded Bobby Reynolds of the United States.

Reynolds had served for the second set at 5-4, but Smith broke to get back on serve. Reynolds forced a tiebreaker, and with the score tied 3-3, Smith won the final four points to clinch the match. 

Smith faces defending champion Izak Van Der Merwe of South Africa next. 

Rhyne Williams, who won his second-round match Wednesday, plays second-seeded Alex Bogomolov Jr. of Russia in the quarterfinals.

Ask a Coach! with Fenwick Series Continues

Swimming associate coach Tyler Fenwick has been chiming in on a weekly Ask a Coach! series of columns with Swimming World's website. 

This week, Fenwick answers a question about training and competing on a single-gender team. He has coaching experience in both instances. He coached the national men's team at Mission Viejo and was previously a volunteer assistant with the Lady Vols before joining Tennessee's staff full time to be part of the newly combined men's and women's program this season.

ON TOUR: Williams Defeats Johnson in Rivalry Rematch

In their first meeting on the professional circuit, Rhyne Williams got the best of former USC Trojan Steve Johnson in a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory to advance to the quarterfinals at the Charlottesville Men's Pro Challenger in Charlottesville, Va.

Williams and Johnson had not faced each other since the two played each other twice in national title matches during the 2010-12 college season, with Williams winning the USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships in three sets and Johnson pulling off the similar feat at the NCAA Singles Championships that spring. 

On Wednesday, it was predictably more of the same, a heated match fully of big serves and strong play off the forehand side. Williams, who had 13 aces, took a 4-1 lead in the final set and eventually served out the victory. 


In other Vol action, Adam Hubble and Andrei Daescu lost 3-6, 6-3, [10-8] in their opening doubles match to American wild cards Jarmere Jenkins and Jack Sock. 

Today, John-Patrick Smith will try to join Rhyne Williams in the singles quarterfinals. He takes on sixth-seeded Bobby Reynolds, a Challenger Tour veteran currently ranked No. 152. The match is the second match on court and should start no earlier than 12:30 p.m. Live video will be available from the USTA Pro Circuit at this link

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/1)

The calendar has turned to November where the Vols are 76-14 since 1990. Get the latest on the team in the VOL REPORT: Tracking Troy, plus a video recap of Wednesday here:

Get the latest from the media:
- Inside Tennessee: Working to get stops
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT expects 85,000 tickets sold for Troy
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Cartoon: Charlie Daniel draws UT vs. Troy

Here are stories from the Troy perspective: