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ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (7/29/2013)

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Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of July 29, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 116 (+5)
Doubles: 161 (-16)
Note: Last week reached the second round of BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP 250 event. He lost to former world No. 1 Lleyton Hewitt 7-6, 6-4 ... No. 116 is a career best for Williams ... Played the Citi Open this week in Washington, D.C., where he lost to Somdev Devvarman 7-5, 6-1. 

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 245 (+8)
Doubles: 137 (-4)
Note: Reached the quarterfinals of the $50,000 Lexington Challenger last week in Kentucky ... Wild card this week at the $100,000 Vancouver Challenger, where he lost in the first round in singles and doubles ...   

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 324 (0)
Doubles: 69 (+2)
Note: Lost in the first round of singles at the $50,000 Lexington Challenger last week ... Qualified in singles for the Vancouver Challenger but lost in the opening round. Set to play doubles later today as the No. 2 seed. 

Matteo Fago
Singles: 686 (+2)
Doubles: 675 (+282)
Note: Career high in doubles after reaching the finals of a $15,000 Futures in Italy earlier this month and winning a round at the Orbetello Challenger ...  Lost in the first round of singles this week at a $15,000 Futures in La Spezia, Italy. 

Kaden Hensel
Singles: 1002 (-3)
Doubles: 764 (-2)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

Happy Birthday - July 31: VFL Ben Bartholomew

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Celebrating a birthday on July 31 is former Vol fullback and current New England Patriots running back Ben Bartholomew. He was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 3 and is currently participating in training camp.



Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/31/13)

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The football season opens one month from today when the Vols take on Austin Peay on Aug. 31. Butch Jones and six members of the team will take part in a preseason press conference starting at 11 a.m. Jones will speak at 12 p.m. WATCH LIVE on UTSports.com

The six Vols who will be speaking are: 
 - Linebacker A.J. Johnson
 - Defensive End Corey Miller
 - Defensive Back Brian Randolph
 - Linebacker Dontavis Sapp
 - Center James Stone
 - Quarterback Justin Worley

Here are the latest stories from the media, as we are 31 Days Until It's Football Time In Tennessee.

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Five key questions as Tennessee Vols crank up
- Inside Tennessee: Post to pulpit
- Inside Tennessee: Position battle: CB
- Inside Tennessee: Position battle: RB

Former Vol Gaines Hired At ETSU

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Former Vols defensive back Teddy Gaines has been hired as an assistant football coach at East Tennessee State, it was announced on Wednesday. 

- ETSU Press Release: Torbush announces addition of Gaines as assistant

Most recently Gaines served as an assistant coach at Tusculum College, directing the team's defensive back and passing defense coordinator. Prior to Tusculum, Gaines served as defensive backs coach and special teams' coordinator at Maryville College. The Scots' posted a 6-4 overall record, including a 5-2 mark in league play to capture a share of the USA South Athletic Conference championship, the program's first league title since 1931.

He was a standout student-athlete at the University of Tennessee and was a top contributor in the Vols' secondary. A member of the 1998 National Championship Tennessee squad, Teddy was drafted in the seventh round of the 2002 National Football League Draft. He enjoyed stints with the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears. He also gained playing experience with the NFL Europe's Rhein Fire in Germany and the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Tennessee in 2004 and began a career in education as he gained experience in Knoxville, Cleveland and Kingsport as an educator and coach.

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Celebrating birthdays on July 30 are current Vols Marques Pair of the football team and Ryan McFall of the swimming & diving squad. 

Marques Pair Ryan McFall

Former men's basketball player Rob Jones, who ranks third all-time in games played (130), and former Lady Vol hoops and current Seattle Storm star Shekinna Stricklen also celebrate birthdays today.


Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/30/13)

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The Vols open training camp on Friday afternoon. Get the latest on the squad right here. 

On Wednesday at 11 a.m., Butch Jones and several members of the Vols will meet with the media for a Preseason Press Conference. You can watch all of the sessions right here on UTSports.com

Here's what the media is writing as we are 32 Days from kickoff on Aug. 31.

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Five key questions as Tennessee Vols crank up
- Inside Tennessee: Position battle: RB

Gaither Re-Signs With Raiders

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The Raiders added free agent linebacker and former Vol Omar Gaither, General Manager Reggie McKenzie (a fellow VFL) announced Monday.



A seven-year NFL veteran, Gaither was with the Raiders for the second half of the 2012 season, seeing action in seven games with four starts for the Silver and Black. Gaither started four of the team's final five games of the campaign, posting 20 tackles (10 solo).

The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Gaither was in training camp with the Houston Texans in 2012 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.

The Charlotte, N.C.-native has played in 84 career games with 44 starts, totaling six sacks, 18 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

NFL Training Camp Stories (7/29)

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All 32 of the teams in the NFL have officially started their training camps, and 25 of those 32 have former Vols on their roster, with 37 total VFLs currently at NFL camps. Additionally, eight of them have multiple former Vols on their roster. That's a quarter of the league with two or more VFLs on their 90-man training camp roster.

The Denver Broncos lead the way with four VFLs, including Peyton Manning, who is joined by Britton Colquitt, Robert Ayers, and Malik Jackson. After the that, both the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs have three VFLs, while the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, and New York Jets all have two.

Check out these stories about some of the Vols that are in training camps around the league.

ESPN: Jason Witten scores a 25-yard touchdown on Sunday that ESPN's Tim MacMahon deemed the "play of the day."

WCF Courier: Peyton Manning talks about the upcoming season and what expectations the Broncos have put on themselves.

The Washington Post: It looks like Peyton Manning is going to have another weapon at his disposal this season in Julius Thomas.

The Daily Dolphin: Dallas Thomas was bumped up to taking reps with the first team as the starting left guard, after having previously been practicing as a backup tackle.

Ultimate Texans: Arian Foster says he will take his time coming back from a calf injury to be sure he is 100% before making his return.

ESPN: Cordarrelle Patterson is deemed the top option for kick return duties by the Minnesota Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer.

Heartland Connection: Eric Berry expresses confidence about the upcoming season for the Kansas City Chiefs.

New Orleans Saints: Jabari Greer talks to the media after practice on Saturday.

All for Tennessee: Justin Hunter had a solid first day of camp with the Titans.

KC Chiefs: Tyler Bray took some extra reps with the first team.

NBC: Kevin Burnett will play a prominent role on the Oakland Raiders defense this season.

AZ Central: Dan Williams gets complimented by Bruce Arians as the Cardinals open camp.

Vols in the Pros Update (7/26-28)

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There were 18 former Vols that took the field in professional baseball this weekend, including Chase Headley, who hit .333 with a double, a triple and a home run on top of scoring four runs. See how he and the other 17 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

July 27: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

July 28: 0-for-1

Season: .220, 92 G, 36 R, 74 H, 14 2B, 17 HR, 44 RBIs


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

July 24: 1-for-1, 1 R

Season: .206, 68 G, 11 R, 20 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 21 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

July 26: 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 8 K

Season: 8-11, 4.86 ERA, 22 G, 140.2 IP, 133 H, 81 R, 76 ER, 50 BB, 108 K


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

July 28: 3-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

Season: .283, 43 G, 23 R, 41 H, 8 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 23 RBIs, 2/2 SB

VIDEO: Gomes hits an RBI single. 


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

July 26: 1-for-3, 2B

July 27: 1-for-2, HR, 3 R, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 1 K

July 28: 1-for-4, 3B, 1 R, 2 K

Season: .238, 92 G, 42 R, 82 H, 21 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 33 RBIs, 45 BB, 93 K, 6/7 SB

VIDEO: Headley hits a solo shot. 

VIDEO: Headley hits a triple. 


Deunte Heath - Chicago White Sox

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 11.74 ERA, 5 G, 7.2 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 12 BB, 3 K


Todd Helton - Colorado Rockies

July 26: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

July 27: 0-for-4

July 28: 1-for-4, 3B, 1 K

Season: .259, 75 G, 21 R, 59 H, 9 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 33 RBIs, 26 BB, 42 K

VIDEO: Helton hits and RBI single. 


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

July 26: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

July 28: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 3-1, 1.80 ERA, 1 SV, 33 G, 40.0 IP, 23 H, 8 R, 10 BB, 40 K


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

July 26: 0-for-3, 2 K

July 28: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Season: .196, 14 G, 5 R, 10 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBIs, 7 BB, 17 K, 1/2 SB


Yan Gomes - Columbus Clippers (Indians)

[Did not play]

Season: .300, 6 G, 2 R, 6 H, 4 2B, 3 RBIs, 4 BB, 4 K


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

July 28: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Season: 2-1, 1.67 ERA, 21 G, 32.1 IP, 22 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 11 BB, 22 K


Andrew Simunic - Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros)

[Did not play]

Season: .278, 44 G, 22 R, 40 H, 3 2B, 15 RBIs, 15 BB, 28 K, 9/11 SB


DOUBLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Huntsville Stars (Brewers)

[Did not play]

Season: .266, 88 G, 51 R, 81 H, 19 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 33 RBIs, 45 BB, 74 K, 18/23 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

July 26: 1-for-3

July 28: 0-for-3, 2 K

Season: .198, 69 G, 29 R, 48 H, 14 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 25 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 9-6, 3.36 ERA, 20 G, 107.0 IP, 101 H, 49 R, 40 ER, 41 BB, 63 K


A-ADVANCED


Matt Duffy - Lancaster JetHawks (Astros)

July 26: 1-for-4, 1 K

July 27: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI, 1 K

July 28: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .317, 95 G, 70 R, 112 H, 19 2B, 4 3B, 16 HR, 73 RBIs


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

July 27: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 0-0, 6.35 ERA, 3 G, 5.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

July 28: 1-for-5, 3 K

Season: .250, 66 G, 22 R, 62 H, 8 2B, 9 HR, 27 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

July 26: L, 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 BB, 3 K

Season: 3-4, 4.97 ERA, 17 G, 87.0 IP, 99 H, 54 R, 48 ER, 33 BB, 86 K


Khayyan Norfork - Potomac Nationals (Nationals)

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 11 G, 5 R, 7 H, 0 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 3 BB, 8 K, 2/3 SB


Zach Osborne - Modesto Nuts (Rockies)

[Did not play]

Season: .167, 4 G, 2 R, 3 H, 0 RBIs, 0 BB, 3 K


Matt Ramsey - Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 2.31 ERA, 5 G, 11.2 IP, 14 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 10 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

[Did not play]

Season: .203, 65 G, 32 R, 47 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBIs, 2/4 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

July 26: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 G, 11.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 10 K


Steven Gruver - Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins)

[Did not play]

Season: 5-2, 2.45 ERA, 24 G, 3 SV, 58.2 IP, 50 H, 22 R, 16 ER, 16 BB, 62 K


Will Locante - Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks)

July 26: W, 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 2-2, 3.47 ERA, 1 SV, 33 G, 36.1 IP, 28 H, 18 R, 14 ER, 26 BB, 46 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

July 26: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

July 27: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 K

Season: .236, 63 G, 38 R, 55 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 31 RBIs, 25 BB, 50 K, 14/16 SB


Matt Ramsey - Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-1, 6 SV, 2.42 ERA, 20 G, 26.0 IP, 24 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 10 BB, 36 K


Drew Steckenrider - Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins)

[Did not play]

Season: 1-1, 4.58 ERA, 5 G, 19.2 IP, 15 H, 14 R, 10 ER, 10 BB, 28 K


ROOKIE


Zach Osborne - Grand Junction Rockies (Rockies)

July 26: 2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBIs, 1 K

July 27: 1-for-3, 1 R

July 28: 1-for-4

Season: .241, 26 G, 10 R, 21 H, 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBIs, 4 BB, 5 K, 2/3 SB


INDEPENDENT


Spencer Clifft - Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier League)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 4.21 ERA, 10.2 IP, 3 G, 11 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 8 K


Ty'Relle Harris - Bridgeport Bluefish (Atlantic League)

[Did not play]

Season: 2-3, 2.76 ERA, 10 G, 29.1 IP, 31 H, 11 BB, 38 K


Aaron Tullo - Newark Bears (American Association)

[Did not play]

Season: 4-0, 6.80 ERA, 9 G, 41.0 IP, 48 H, 32 R, 31 ER, 34 BB, 36 K

Happy Birthday - July 29: Kirstyn Colonias

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On July 29, we celebrate the birthday of former Tennessee swimmer Kirstyn Colonias. A December 2012 graduate, Colonias competed in the 100 and 200 yard breaststroke for the Lady Vols.

Kirstyn Colonias

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/29/13)

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Butch Jones will hold his first Preseason Press Conference as the Vols'  head coach this Wednesday. Starting at 11 a.m., Jones and members of the 2013 squad will address the media. You can catch the presser right here: Preseason Press Conference.

The Vols will hit the field for their first camp practice under Jones this Friday. Stay tuned to UTSports.com for all the latest. 

Here are some recent stories from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Chris White's UT career has sweet end
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols ticket sales lagging behind 2012
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT football season-ticket trends by the numbers

Happy Birthday - July 28: Howard Bayne

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On July 28, we wish former Tennessee men's basketball player Howard Bayne a happy 71st birthday. The 6-foot-6 forward was drafted by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1966 Draft. He's pictured on the left of William B. Stokely Jr. here with teammates Red Robbins and A.W. Davis.


On July 27, we celebrate the birthdays of three former Tennessee athletes. Happy birthday to women's basketball great and current member of the WNBA's Tulsa Shock Glory Johnson, former Vol wideout and current Tennessee Sports Radio host Jayson Swain and former Vol hoops player Anthony Richardson.




Head coach Butch Jones spoke to over 500 Farm Bureau Insurance agents and employees at the company's annual convention in Nashville on Friday. Farm Bureau Insurance is the Vols newest corporate champion sponsor and will now be recognized as the "Official Insurance of the Vols."

Here are a few photos from the day: 








Vols in the Pros Update (7/22-25)

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There were 17 former Vols that took the field in professional baseball this week, including Yan Gomes, who went 4-for-8 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. See how he and the other 16 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

July 22: 1-for-4, 2 K

July 23: 3-for-5, 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

July 24: 1-for-4

July 25: 0-for-3, 2 K

Season: .223, 90 G, 36 R, 74 H, 14 2B, 17 HR, 44 RBIs

VIDEO: Arencibia hits an RBI single. 


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

July 23: 0-for-1, 1 K

July 24: 0-for-1

Season: .198, 67 G, 10 R, 19 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 21 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

[Did not play]

Season: 8-11, 4.75 ERA, 21 G, 134.2 IP, 127 H, 76 R, 71 ER, 48 BB, 100 K


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

July 23: 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs

July 24: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 1 BB

Season: .270, 42 G, 22 R, 38 H, 7 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 22 RBIs, 2/2 SB

VIDEO: Gomes makes a great play at the plate to prevent Kendrys Morales from scoring a run. 

VIDEO: Gomes hits a two-run shot to the upper deck in left. 


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

July 22: 0-for-2, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K

July 23: 2-for-5, 2B, 1 R, 1 K

July 24: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 K

July 25: 1-for-5, 2 K

Season: .236, 89 G, 38 R, 79 H, 20 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 32 RBIs, 43 BB, 90 K, 6/7 SB


Deunte Heath - Chicago White Sox

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 11.74 ERA, 5 G, 7.2 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 12 BB, 3 K


Todd Helton - Colorado Rockies

July 22: 0-for-4, 3 K

July 23: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI, 1 K

July 24: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Season: .259, 72 G, 20 R, 56 H, 9 2B, 7 HR, 32 RBIs, 26 BB, 40 K

VIDEO: Helton launches an upper deck homer against Miami. 


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

July 22: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

July 24: W, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Season: 3-1, 1.95 ERA, 1 SV, 29 G, 37.0 IP, 23 H, 8 R, 10 BB, 38 K

VIDEO: Hochevar's bullpen t-shirts. 


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

July 22: 0-for-4, 4 K

July 23: 0-for-3, 2 K

July 24: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

July 25: 0-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB

Season: .222, 12 G, 5 R, 10 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBIs, 6 BB, 13 K, 1/2 SB


Yan Gomes - Columbus Clippers (Indians)

[Did not play]

Season: .300, 6 G, 2 R, 6 H, 4 2B, 3 RBIs, 4 BB, 4 K


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

July 25: 2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Season: 2-1, 1.72 ERA, 20 G, 31.1 IP, 22 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 11 BB, 22 K


Andrew Simunic - Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros)

[Did not play]

Season: .278, 44 G, 22 R, 40 H, 3 2B, 15 RBIs, 15 BB, 28 K, 9/11 SB


DOUBLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Huntsville Stars (Brewers)

[Did not play]

Season: .266, 88 G, 51 R, 81 H, 19 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 33 RBIs, 45 BB, 74 K, 18/23 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

July 22: 0-for-3, 1 K

July 23: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

July 25: 0-for-4, 3 K

Season: .198, 67 G, 29 R, 47 H, 14 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 25 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

July 24: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R 4 BB, 1 K

Season: 9-6, 3.36 ERA, 20 G, 107.0 IP, 101 H, 49 R, 40 ER, 41 BB, 63 K


A-ADVANCED


Matt Duffy - Lancaster JetHawks (Astros)

July 22: 0-for-3

July 23: 0-for-4, 1 RBI, 1 K

July 24: 2-for-5, 2B, 1 R

July 25: 1-for-4, 3B, 1 R, 2 K

Season: .319, 92 G, 67 R, 109 H, 19 2B, 4 3B, 15 HR, 72 RBIs


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

July 23: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 0-0, 10.12 ERA, 2 G, 2.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

July 22: 1-for-4, 1 K

Season: .251, 65 G, 22 R, 61 H, 8 2B, 9 HR, 27 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-3, 4.57 ERA, 16 G, 82.2 IP, 90 H, 48 R, 42 ER, 29 BB, 83 K


Khayyan Norfork - Potomac Nationals (Nationals)

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 11 G, 5 R, 7 H, 0 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 3 BB, 8 K, 2/3 SB


Zach Osborne - Modesto Nuts (Rockies)

[Did not play]

Season: .167, 4 G, 2 R, 3 H, 0 RBIs, 0 BB, 3 K


Matt Ramsey - Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays)

July 24: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 1 K

Season: 0-0, 2.31 ERA, 5 G, 11.2 IP, 14 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 10 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

[Did not play]

Season: .203, 65 G, 32 R, 47 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBIs, 2/4 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

July 22: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 G, 9.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 8 K


Steven Gruver - Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins)

[Did not play]

Season: 5-2, 2.45 ERA, 24 G, 3 SV, 58.2 IP, 50 H, 22 R, 16 ER, 16 BB, 62 K


Will Locante - Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks)

July 23: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K

Season: 1-2, 3.53 ERA, 1 SV, 32 G, 35.2 IP, 28 H, 18 R, 14 ER, 26 BB, 45 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

July 22: 2-for-3, 3B, 1 R, 1 K

July 23: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Season: .238, 61 G, 36 R, 54 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 31 RBIs, 24 BB, 48 K, 14/16 SB


Matt Ramsey - Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-1, 6 SV, 2.42 ERA, 20 G, 26.0 IP, 24 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 10 BB, 36 K


Drew Steckenrider - Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins)

[Did not play]

Season: 1-1, 4.58 ERA, 5 G, 19.2 IP, 15 H, 14 R, 10 ER, 10 BB, 28 K


ROOKIE


Zach Osborne - Grand Junction Rockies (Rockies)

[Did not play]

Season: .224, 23 G, 7 R, 17 H, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 4 BB, 4 K, 2/3 SB


INDEPENDENT


Spencer Clifft - Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier League)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 4.21 ERA, 10.2 IP, 3 G, 11 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 8 K


Ty'Relle Harris - Bridgeport Bluefish (Atlantic League)

[Did not play]

Season: 2-3, 2.76 ERA, 10 G, 29.1 IP, 31 H, 11 BB, 38 K


Aaron Tullo - Newark Bears (American Association)

[Did not play]

Season: 4-0, 6.80 ERA, 9 G, 41.0 IP, 48 H, 32 R, 31 ER, 34 BB, 36 K

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/26/13)

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On July 26, we wish Vol football senior linebacker Channing Fugate a happy 22nd birthday.

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Also celebrating today is former Tennessee baseball player Buddy Gilbert. The Knoxville native, who turns 78 today, played professionally with the Cincinnati Reds organization and is a member of the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame.


Butch Jones on SI Cover

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Head Coach Butch Jones will be featured in the August 1 issue of Sports Illustrated and will be on the regional cover of the SEC Preview edition. Check it out below:

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Florida Game To Air On ESPN Radio

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Full release on ESPN.

ESPN Audio will broadcast 25 regular-season college football matchups this season. All regular season and championship games will be available on ESPN Radio, ESPNRadio.com and ESPN Radio mobile app. This is the 14th year ESPN Audio will broadcast college football games. Bill Rosinski will describe the action while David Norrie serves as color analyst.

This year's game selection includes marquee matchups between several SEC and ACC teams, including the September 21 matchup between Tennessee and Florida. The kickoff time for that game will be announced at a later date.

About ESPN Audio

ESPN Radio, the country's largest sports radio network, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNRadio.com, and ESPN Podcasts comprise ESPN Audio.

ESPN Radio, which launched January 1,1992, provides more than 9,000 hours of talk and event content annually, reaching 24 million listeners a week on 450 nationwide stations, including more than 360 full-time affiliates and clearance in the top 25 markets with owned and/or operated FM stations in New York and Dallas, AM signals in Chicago and Los Angeles. ESPN Radio programming is also available on Sirius XM and via digital distributors Slacker Radio and Tune In. ESPN Deportes Radio is the only all-sports Spanish radio network, and has 46 affiliates covering 72% of the Hispanic DMA with stations in the top 10 Hispanic markets, including owned and/or operated stations in New York and Dallas.

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Parrington Featured by SEC

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The Southeastern Conference's Sean Cartell recently published a story about UT's longtime diving coach Dave Parrington

Parrington, who was voted the CSCAA Women's Diving Coach of the Year, has spent the last two weeks in Spain with rising senior Tori Lamp at the FINA World Championships. Lamp, the national diver of the year, placed 10th on platform Thursday. 

Libietis Reaches First Futures Semifinal

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Rising junior and reigning SEC Player of the Year Mikelis Libietis won again Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Saaremaa Open in Kuressaare, Estonia. 

Libietis defeated unseeded Alexander Zhurbin of Russia 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals to reach his first career singles semifinal at an ITF Futures event. He faces second-seeded and world No. 463 Mathias Bourque on Friday. 

Incoming freshman Markus Kerner lost in the opening round in three sets to wild card Anton Pavlov in three sets. In doubles, Kerner and Libietis were coming off a tournament victory the week before but lost their first-round match in Kuressaare. 

Patterson Signs With Vikings

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Per Vikings.com:

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that rookie Cordarrelle Patterson has signed. Patterson was one of three first round selections (#29 overall) by the Vikings in the 2013 draft.

During his lone season at Tennessee, Patterson led the Southeastern Conference averaging 158.43 all-purpose yards per game. His play earned him 1st-Team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press as an All-Purpose Player.


Lady Vol Hoops Update

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It's been an active news week in Lady Vol Land.

Holly Warlick talked about raised expectations for her 2013-14 Tennessee team.

UT Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart talked about the upward trajectory of the Tennessee Athletics Department as it has worked its way through a transitional time.

Two newcomers, Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds, are focusing on summer school and off-season conditioning.

There was news, both happy and sad about former UT players.

Lady Vol all-time greats Tamika Catchings, Glory Johnson and Candace Parker were named to the upcoming WNBA All-Star Game on July 27.

Tennessee legend Mary Ostrowski lost her battle with multiple myeloma last Friday. Her celebration of life will be held on July 27 in her hometown of Parkersburg, W.Va.

All-time Tennessee leading scorer and rebounder Chamique Holdsclaws talks about getting her life back on the right track and dealing honestly with some mental health issues.

Below is a collection of stories that cover those topics.

--ASSOCIATED PRESS: Tennessee Lady Vols raise expectations in Holly Warlick's second season

--ASSOCIATED PRESS: Tennessee Vols AD says program on verge of rebound

--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Mercedes Russell)

--INSIDE TENNESSEE ($): Getting to know a new Lady Vol (Jordan Reynolds)

--SB NATION/ROCKY TOP TALK: 
Offseason Lady Vols news roundup extravaganza

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KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL: UT Lady Vols Hall of Famer Mary Ostrowski, 51, dies


Happy Birthday - July 25: Michael Nagy, Tee Martin

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On July 25, we wish happy birthday to rising Vol golf sophomore Michael Nagy and to the quarterback who brought the Vols the 1998 BCS National Championship, Tee Martin. The signal caller completed 57.3 percent of his passes, threw for 2,164 yards and had 19 touchdown passes during the championship run.


NFL Training Camp Stories (7/24)

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By the end of the week all 32 NFL teams will have begun their annual training camp with the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts being the final two to get things fully underway, when their veterans report on Saturday. Just under half of the league's teams already have their veterans at camp or will have their veterans report today.

Check out these stories about some former Vols that are getting geared up for their teams' camps: 
Arrowhead Pride: Tyler Bray speaks with the media
Mankato Free Press: Cordarrelle Patterson's speed and size give Vikings another weapon
Music City Miracles: Justin Hunter says he is ready to go
Tennessee Titans: Justin Hunter surprises ticket holders in Tennessee National Guard

Tennessee seniors Tori Bailey and Caroline Brown and juniors Allie Sirna and Hannah Wilkinson were listed on the 2013 SEC Soccer Preseason Watch List. Check out the full rundown of what and who to watch around the SEC in 2013!

SECDigitalNetwork.com - 2013 SEC Preseason Watch List

Vols Summer Ball Update (7/24)

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USA BASEBALL COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM

Will Maddox - Team USA

.389, 2 R, 7 H, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 BB, 5 K, 2 SB

*No longer on roster

 

ALASKA BASEBALL LEAGUE

Jeff Moberg - Anchorage Glacier Pilots

.278, 7 R, 15 H, 2 2B, 4 RBIs, 4 BB, 4 K, 2 SB

A.J. Simcox - Mat-Su Miners

.342, 24 R, 40 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBIs, 9 BB, 12 K, 8 SB

- Leads the league in batting average

- Leads the league in hits

Trevor Bettencourt - Mat-Su Miners

3-1, 2.41 ERA, 7 G, 41.0 IP, 30 H, 13 R, 11 ER, 20 BB, 35 K

- Second in the league in innings pitched

- Tied for second in the league in starts

- Third in the league in strikeouts

- Tied for third in the league in wins

Christin Stewart - Mat-Su Miners

.339, 21 R, 37 H, 12 2B, 2 3B, 3 HR, 28 RBIs, 15 BB, 12 K, 4 SB

- Leads the league in doubles and RBIs

- Second to Simcox in both batting average and hits

- Also tied for second in the league in home runs and triples

 

CALIFORNIA COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Dalton Saberhagen - Canejo Oaks

6-0, 3.00 ERA, 10 G, 51.0 IP, 60 H, 24 R, 17 ER, 12 BB, 30 K

- Leads the league in wins

Davis Aiken - San Luis Obispo Blues

.185, 9 R, 12 H, 1 2B, 8 RBIs, 15 BB, 12 K, 9 SB

Drake Owenby - San Luis Obispo Blues

1.11 ERA, 1-1, 8 SV, 18 G, 24.1 IP, 16 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 8 BB, 46 K

- Leads the league in saves

- Third in the league in ERA

Andrew Lee - San Luis Obispo Blues

.259, 14 R, 30 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 20 RBIs, 17 BB, 26 K

VIDEO:  Check out Lee's four RBI game.

Will Maddox - San Luis Obispo Blues

.317, 15 R, 19 H, 2 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 7 BB, 13 K, 6 SB

Pierce Bily - Los Angeles Brewers

.190, 13 R, 12 H, 2 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 12 BB, 17 K, 5 SB

 

CAL RIPKEN LEAGUE

Trevor Charpie - Bethesda Big Train

0-0, 4 SV, 5.83 ERA, 10 G, 12.1 IP, 13 H, 13 R, 8 ER, 10 BB, 8 K

 

CAPE COD LEAGUE

Will Maddox - Hyannis Harbor Hawks

.063, 3 R, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 SB

*No longer on roster

Taylor Smart - Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox

.183, 10 R, 15 H, 4 2B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 4 BB, 13 K, 4 SB

- Leads the team in games played

 

COASTAL PLAIN LEAGUE

David Houser - Columbia Blowfish

.188, 2 R, 13 H, 1 2B, 6 RBIs, 7 BB, 20 K

Scott Price - Columbia Blowfish

.211 1 R, 4 H, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 SB

Parker Wormsley - Florence Red Wolves

.261, 10 R, 23 H, 5 2B, 8 RBIs, 4 BB, 20 K, 2 SB

 

FAR WEST LEAGUE

Robbie Kidd - Neptune Beach Pearl

0-0, 27.00 ERA, 3 G, 3.1 IP, 4 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 11 BB, 4 K

 

GREAT LAKES SUMMER COLLEGIATE LEAGUE

Derek Lance - Cincinnati Steam

.215, 7 R, 14 H, 3 2B, 11 RBIs, 11 BB, 11 K, 3 SB

Eric Martin - Cincinnati Steam

0-0, 1.42 ERA, 8 G, 44.1 IP, 33 H, 11 R, 7 ER, 9 BB, 32 K

Heath Loyd - Lake Erie Monarchs

.191, 8 R, 13 H, 2 2B, 4 RBIs, 6 BB, 20 K, 4 SB

 

JAYHAWK LEAGUE

Michael Flax - Dodge City A's

.111, 9 AB, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SB

 

NEW ENGLAND COLLEGIATE BASEBALL LEAGUE

Andy Cox - Saratoga Brigade

1-1, 8.43 ERA, 3 G, 10.2 IP, 10 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 6 BB, 11 K

 

NORTHWOODS LEAGUE

Matt Esparza - Green Bay Bull Frogs

1-1, 3.63 ERA, 9 G, 52.0 IP, 42 H, 30 R, 21 ER, 14 BB, 43 K

Vincent Jackson - St. Cloud Rox

.259, 15 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 3 HR, 15 RBIs, 9 BB, 13 K

 

WESTERN MAJOR BASEBALL LEAGUE (CANADA)

Jason Manis - Okotoks Dawgs

.162, 6 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 7 RBIs, 4 BB, 5 K

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/24/13)

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There are 38 days until It's Football Time In Tennessee! Head coach Butch Jones made the rounds at ESPN headquarters on Tuesday, participating in a 'Car Wash' format on multiple programs and platforms in Bristol, Conn. Take a look at our Through The Lens: ESPN 'Car Wash' for a timeline of the day. Lastly, check out the newest #VolByVol, where we look at rookie offensive lineman and Knoxville native Brett Kendrick: #VolByVol: Brett Kendrick.

Here are the latest stories from the media:
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones clean sweeps 'car wash'


Soccer Senior Photo Shoot (7/23)

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Tennessee soccer seniors Tori Bailey, Caroline Brown, Caroline Capocaccia, CC Cobb, Katie Lenz and Jessica Rolfs took part in a photo shoot on Tuesday for the 2013 soccer schedule poster. The 2013 soccer season is right around the corner!

Vols in the CFL Update (Week 4)

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Three former Vols took the field during Week 4 of the CFL season, including Jonathan Crompton who threw the first touchdown pass of his CFL career against the BC Lions. See how he and the other former Vols have performed throughout the season so far with this week's Vols in the CFL Update.

Demonte' Bolden - Defensive Lineman, Calgary Stampeders

July 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes: 4 tackles

Season: 3 G, 10 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery

Jonathan Crompton - Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos

July 20 vs. BC Lions: 4/5, 76 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs

Season: 10/16, 62.5%, 146 yards, 1 TDs, 0 INTs

Jonathan Hefney - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

July 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes: Did not play

Season: 2 G, 14 tackles, 1 TFL

Demetrice Morley - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

July 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes: 1 tackle

Season: 4 G, 9 tackles

Jermaine Copeland - Receivers Coach, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

July 21 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders: Copeland's receiving corps combined for 15 receptions, 154 yards, and no TDs.

Cory Stone - Defensive Line Coach, Toronto Argonauts

July 19 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Stone's linemen combined for 6 tackles.

Top 10 plays from week four.

Happy Birthday - July 23: Bobby Maze

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Celebrating his 27th birthday on July 23 is former Vol hoops star Bobby Maze. Maze has played overseas in countries such as China, Belarus, Cyprus, Lithuania and Greece. He played the 2012-13 season in Cyprus for Keravnos BC.


Libietis Rolls on Day 1 in Estonia

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In his second tournament of the summer, SEC Player of the Year Mikelis Libietis got things rolling with an opening round win at this week's ITF Futures Circuit stop in Kuressaare, Estonia. 

Libietis beat Konstantin Gerlakh of Russia 6-3, 6-2. He will play his second-round match later in the week, likely against sixth-seeded Ivan Anikanov. 

Incoming freshman Markus Kerner is also in the singles field and starts play Tuesday. He's taking on fellow Estonian Anton Pavlov, a wild card entry this week. 

Libietis and Kerner, who won a doubles title together last week, lost in the opening round of Monday's tournament. They dropped a three-setter to Adria Mas Mascolo and Ashwin Vijayragavan 6-2, 3-6 [10-4]. 

Vols in the Pros Update (7/15-21)

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There were 21 former Vols that took the field in professional baseball over the past week, including Todd Helton, who hit his 578th career double, tying him for 18th all-time in Major League Baseball. See how he and the other 20 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

July 19: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI, 1 K

July 20: 0-for-4, 1 K

Season: .218, 86 G, 35 R, 69 H, 13 2B, 17 HR, 43 RBIs

VIDEO: Blue Jays hit four home runs against the Rays. 

VIDEO: Arencibia hits a solo shot. 


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

July 20: 0-for-1

July 21: 1-for-1

Season: .202, 65 G, 10 R, 19 H, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 20 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

July 21: L, 6.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 8 K

Season: 8-11, 4.75 ERA, 21 G, 134.2 IP, 127 H, 76 R, 71 ER, 48 BB, 100 K

VIDEO: Dickey strikes out eight batters in six innings. 


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

July 19: 0-for-3, 2 K

Season: .256, 40 G, 20 R, 34 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 20 RBIs, 2/2 SB

VIDEO: Gomes throws out a runner at second. 


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

July 19: 2-for-4, 2B 1 R, RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

July 20: 2-for-5, 2 R, 1 K

July 21: 1-for-4, 1 K

Season: .235, 85 G, 36 R, 75 H, 18 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 32 RBIs, 41 BB, 85 K, 6/7 SB

VIDEO: Headley makes a great throw from third to home to get an out. 

VIDEO: Headley hits an RBI double. 


Deunte Heath - Chicago White Sox

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 11.74 ERA, 5 G, 7.2 IP, 8 H, 10 R, 12 BB, 3 K


Todd Helton - Colorado Rockies

July 19: 0-for-2, 1 BB

July 20: 3-for-4, 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .265, 69 G, 18 R, 54 H, 8 2B, 6 HR, 31 RBIs, 26 BB, 35 K

VIDEO: Helton hits an RBI single. 

VIDEO: Helton hits the 578th double of his career, tying him for 18th all-time. 


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

July 20: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Season: 2-1, 2.06 ERA, 1 SV, 29 G, 35.0 IP, 21 H, 8 R, 10 BB, 36 K


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

July 18: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB

July 19: 2-for-5, 1 RBI, 1 K

July 20: 1-for-4, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

July 21: 0-for-4, 1 K

Season: .281, 8 G, 4 R, 9 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 4 BB, 6 K, 1/2 SB


Yan Gomes - Columbus Clippers (Indians)

[Did not play]

Season: .300, 6 G, 2 R, 6 H, 4 2B, 3 RBIs, 4 BB, 4 K


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

July 18: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

July 21: SV, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 2-1, 1.88 ERA, 19 G, 28.2 IP, 20 H, 6 R, 10 BB, 20 K


Andrew Simunic - Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros)

[Did not play]

Season: .278, 44 G, 22 R, 40 H, 3 2B, 15 RBIs, 15 BB, 28 K, 9/11 SB


DOUBLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Huntsville Stars (Brewers)

[Did not play]

Season: .266, 88 G, 51 R, 81 H, 19 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 33 RBIs, 45 BB, 74 K, 18/23 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

July 15: 0-for-4, 2 K

July 16: 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBIs, 1 BB

July 18: 0-for-4, 1 K

July 19: 2-for-4, 1 BB

July 21: 0-for-4

Season: .204, 64 G, 28 R, 46 H, 14 2B, 2 3B, 7 HR, 24 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

July 19: W, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R 0 BB, 4 K

Season: 9-6, 3.56 ERA, 19 G, 101.0 IP, 96 H, 49 R, 40 ER, 37 BB, 62 K


A-ADVANCED


Matt Duffy - Lancaster JetHawks (Astros)

July 15: 1-for-4, 1 K

July 17: 2-for-5, 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI

July 18: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

July 19: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 BB, 2 K

July 20: 2-for-3, HR, 2 RBIs

July 21: 2-for-4, 2 RBIs

Season: .325, 88 G, 65 R, 106 H, 18 2B, 3 3B, 15 HR, 71 RBIs


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

July 19: 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 0 K

Season: 0-0, 40.50 ERA, 1 G, 0.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 0 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

July 17: 1-for-3, 2B, 1 R, 2 K

July 18: 2-for-3, 1 BB

July 21: 0-for-4

Season: .251, 64 G, 22 R, 60 H, 8 2B, 9 HR, 27 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

July 20: 4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 BB, 2 K

Season: 3-3, 4.57 ERA, 16 G, 82.2 IP, 90 H, 48 R, 42 ER, 29 BB, 83 K


Khayyan Norfork - Potomac Nationals (Nationals)

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 11 G, 5 R, 7 H, 0 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 3 BB, 8 K, 2/3 SB


Zach Osborne - Modesto Nuts (Rockies)

[Did not play]

Season: .167, 4 G, 2 R, 3 H, 0 RBIs, 0 BB, 3 K


Matt Ramsey - Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays)

July 19: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 0-0, 3.00 ERA, 4 G, 9.0 IP, 10 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 9 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

[Did not play]

Season: .203, 65 G, 32 R, 47 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 30 RBIs, 2/4 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

July 18: 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 G, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K


Steven Gruver - Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins)

[Did not play]

Season: 5-2, 2.45 ERA, 24 G, 3 SV, 58.2 IP, 50 H, 22 R, 16 ER, 16 BB, 62 K


Will Locante - Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks)

July 16: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

July 17: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

July 20: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 1-2, 3.63 ERA, 1 SV, 31 G, 34.2 IP, 28 H, 18 R, 14 ER, 24 BB, 42 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

July 15: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

July 17: 0-for-3, 1 K

July 20: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K

Season: .232, 59 G, 35 R, 51 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 30 RBIs, 24 BB, 45 K, 14/16 SB


Matt Ramsey - Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-1, 6 SV, 2.42 ERA, 20 G, 26.0 IP, 24 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 10 BB, 36 K


Drew Steckenrider - Greensboro Grasshoppers (Marlins)

[Did not play]

Season: 1-1, 4.58 ERA, 5 G, 19.2 IP, 15 H, 14 R, 10 ER, 10 BB, 28 K


ROOKIE


Zach Osborne - Grand Junction Rockies (Rockies)

July 15: 0-for-3

July 17: 3-for-4, 1 R

July 18: 0-for-3

July 20: 0-for-0

Season: .224, 23 G, 7 R, 17 H, 5 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBIs, 4 BB, 4 K, 2/3 SB


INDEPENDENT


Spencer Clifft - Lake Erie Crushers (Frontier League)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 4.21 ERA, 10.2 IP, 3 G, 11 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 8 K


Ty'Relle Harris - Bridgeport Bluefish (Atlantic League)

[Did not play]

Season: 2-3, 2.76 ERA, 10 G, 29.1 IP, 31 H, 11 BB, 38 K


Aaron Tullo - Newark Bears (American Association)

July 20: 0.2 IP, 2 R, 1 H, 4 BB, 1 K

Season: 4-0, 6.80 ERA, 9 G, 41.0 IP, 48 H, 32 R, 31 ER, 34 BB, 36 K

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/22/13)

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ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (7/22/2013)

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Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of July 22, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 121 (+6)
Doubles: 145 (-4)
Note: Reached singles semifinals at the $50,000 Binghamton Challenger in New York ... Accepted wild card into this week's BB&T Atlanta Open, an ATP 250 event. He plays fellow wild card Denis Kudla in the first round tonight.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 253 (+41)
Doubles: 133 (+4)
Note: Reached singles quarterfinals last week at the $50,000 Binghamton Challenger ... Boost in singles rankings came from Binghamton performance and points added from reaching the finals of a Canada Futures the week before ... In final round of qualifying at the $50,000 Lexington Challenger in Kentucky.  

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 324 (+14)
Doubles: 71 (+3)
Note: Reached doubles final and second round of singles last week at the $50,000 Binghamton Challenger ... Doubles ranking a career high ... Had 98 career pro doubles wins ... Playing this week at the $50,000 Lexington Challenger.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 688 (+5)
Doubles: 957 (+1)
Note: Reached the final round of doubles and the second round of singles at a Futures event in Italy last week ... Off this week.

Kaden Hensel
Singles: 999 (+4)
Doubles: 762 (+6)
Note: Reached second round of singles at the $75,000 Beijing Challenger ... Off this week.

Patterson Ranks 4th In Rookie Jersey Sales

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According to ESPN Sports Business Reporter Darren Rovell, former Vol and current Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson currently ranks fourth in the NFL in rookie jersey sales. 

From April 1 - June 30, Patterson's No. 84 was the fourth-most sold rookie jersey behind Manti Te'o (San Diego Chargers), Tavon Austin (St. Louis Rams) and EJ Manuel (Buffalo Bills). Packers running back Eddie Lacy rounds out the top five.

The Vikings also take us inside training camp for a look at CP and the Viking wideouts in this video
On July 22, we send Happy Birthday wishes to recent Lady Vol track & field alum Nijgia Snapp. Also celebrating birthdays today are former men's tennis star Tennys Sandgren and former Vol hoops player Craig Diegel.

Nijgia Snapp



#1 Recruiting Class: Explaining how Butch Jones has shocked college football fans everywhere

By: Pete Roussel

Despite a 5-19 record over the last three seasons against SEC opponents, the Tennessee Volunteers currently hold the #1 overall recruiting class in the country.

It goes to show you what new leadership and different outlook can do for a program.

According to 247Sports, the Vols have secured twenty-three commitments so far including one 5-star, eight 4-stars, fourteen 3-stars, and one 2-star prospect.  While high school talent in the state of Tennessee is better than publicized, only 5 of 24 commitments come from in-state players, so the Vols have gone to GA, OH, CA, TX, FL, DC, MD, VA, IL, and IN to secure commitments.

The question is: How has first-year head coach Butch Jones and his coaching staff been able to overcome a major lack of success in the program since 2007, the last time the Vols won ten games and competed for an SEC championship, to earn the #1 overall recruiting ranking?

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Despite a 5-19 record over the last three seasons against SEC opponents, the Tennessee Volunteers currently hold the #1 overall recruiting class in the country.

It goes to show you what new leadership and different outlook can do for a program.

According to 247Sports, the Vols have secured twenty-three commitments so far including one 5-star, eight 4-stars, fourteen 3-stars, and one 2-star prospect.  While high school talent in the state of Tennessee is better than publicized, only 5 of 24 commitments come from in-state players, so the Vols have gone to GA, OH, CA, TX, FL, DC, MD, VA, IL, and IN to secure commitments.

The question is: How has first-year head coach Butch Jones and his coaching staff been able to overcome a major lack of success in the program since 2007, the last time the Vols won ten games and competed for an SEC championship, to earn the #1 overall recruiting ranking?

- See more at: http://www.coachingsearch.com/home/3729-1-recruiting-class-in-the-nation-explaining-how-butch-jones-has-shocked-college-football-fans-everywhere.html#sthash.aFKta1us.

Despite a 5-19 record over the last three seasons against SEC opponents, the Tennessee Volunteers currently hold the #1 overall recruiting class in the country.

It goes to show you what new leadership and different outlook can do for a program.

According to 247Sports, the Vols have secured twenty-three commitments so far including one 5-star, eight 4-stars, fourteen 3-stars, and one 2-star prospect.  While high school talent in the state of Tennessee is better than publicized, only 5 of 24 commitments come from in-state players, so the Vols have gone to GA, OH, CA, TX, FL, DC, MD, VA, IL, and IN to secure commitments.

The question is: How has first-year head coach Butch Jones and his coaching staff been able to overcome a major lack of success in the program since 2007, the last time the Vols won ten games and competed for an SEC championship, to earn the #1 overall recruiting ranking?

- See more at: http://www.coachingsearch.com/home/3729-1-recruiting-class-in-the-nation-explaining-how-butch-jones-has-shocked-college-football-fans-everywhere.html#sthash.aFKta1us.dpuf

Despite a 5-19 record over the last three seasons against SEC opponents, the Tennessee Volunteers currently hold the #1 overall recruiting class in the country.

It goes to show you what new leadership and different outlook can do for a program.

According to 247Sports, the Vols have secured twenty-three commitments so far including one 5-star, eight 4-stars, fourteen 3-stars, and one 2-star prospect.  While high school talent in the state of Tennessee is better than publicized, only 5 of 24 commitments come from in-state players, so the Vols have gone to GA, OH, CA, TX, FL, DC, MD, VA, IL, and IN to secure commitments.

The question is: How has first-year head coach Butch Jones and his coaching staff been able to overcome a major lack of success in the program since 2007, the last time the Vols won ten games and competed for an SEC championship, to earn the #1 overall recruiting ranking?

- See more at: http://www.coachingsearch.com/home/3729-1-recruiting-class-in-the-nation-explaining-how-butch-jones-has-shocked-college-football-fans-everywhere.html#sthash.aFKta1us.dpuf
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On July 21, we wish Happy Birthday to current Vol middle distance runner Antonio Carter. Also celebrating is legendary women's basketball player and current member of the Indiana Fever Tamika Catchings. A three-time Olympic gold medalist, Catchings captured her first WNBA Championship in 2012. 

Antonio Carter


Big day for birthdays in the Tennessee athletics world on July 20. Celebrating are former Lady Vol softball player Shelby Burchell, Vol hoops guard Cameron Tatum and Vol hoops forward Jemere Hendrix.

Shelby Burchell Cameron Tatum Jemere Hendrix

Vol football defensive lineman Gregory Clark and current defensive quality control assistant and former star defensive back Terry Fair also celebrate birthdays today.

Gregory Clark Terry Fair
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(Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess/Knoxville News Sentinel)

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently did an article on "Beauty Hunters," a free, women-only fitness boot camp run by Tennessee soccer alum Sarah Van Sickle McClain (2005-08). Since winning an Under Armour "What's Beatiful" competition last year for her work, Sarah has seen participation grow from 30 women to over 350. Read more about it in this great article written by Rachel Cobb and check out Beauty Hunters.org for more info!

Also, Sarah is a finalist for a YWCA Tribute to Women award. The 2013 Tribute to Women will be held Aug. 15 at the Historic Bijou Theatre.

Knoxville News Sentinel: "Beauty Hunters' treasures: Women's fitness  group finds all kinds of beautiful outcomes from workouts"
Beauty Hunters
Tribute to Women Finalist: Sarah Van Sickle McClain

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/19/13)

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There are 43 days until It's Football Time In Tennessee, when the Vols host Austin Peay on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. ET. While SEC Media Days officially came to a close yesterday, the Vols are still making headlines. Here are the latest stories on the squad:

From UTSports.com:

Linn Heading to Pa. Hall of Fame

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Vol swimming great Jeremy Linn will be among those inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in October. 

Linn, who swam at UT from 1995-98, represented the United States at the 1996 Olympic Games. He was part of the world-record setting gold medal 400-meter medley relay team. He also claimed silver in the 100 breaststroke. 

Linn was a six-time NCAA champion in his time with the Vols. He won the NCAA title in the 100-yard breaststroke three times from 1996-98. He was part of both the Vols' championship medley relay teams in 1996 and won the 200 breaststroke in 1997. In SEC competition, Linn won four consecutive titles in the 100 breaststroke and two titles in the 200 breaststroke. He was the SEC Swimmer of the Year in 1995, 1997 and 1998. 

The hall of fame induction ceremonies will be Oct. 19. 
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Tennessee has one senior on the 2013-14 women's basketball roster, but 2013 SEC Co-Player of the Year Meighan Simmons brings plenty of scoring punch and unbelievable quickness to the equation for Holly's Warlick's second edition.

Steve Megargee of Associated Press talked to Simmons last week about her goals for the upcoming campaign and the disappointing memory of an Elite Eight loss to Louisville that left the Lady Vols just short of a trip to the Final Four in a season where UT advanced beyond the expectations of nearly everyone.

Read what Simmons had to say below:

-- Associated Press: Loss in NCAA tourney motivates Lady Vols' Simmons

Jones To Take Part In ESPN "Car Wash" On July 23



Tennessee head coach Butch Jones will visit ESPN's Bistol, Conn., headquarters on Tuesday, July 23 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET to discuss the upcoming college football season. During the "Car Wash," Coach Jones will appear across multiple ESPN programs and platforms in just a few hours.

Outlets include College Football Live, SportsCenter, First Take and Highly Questionable on television; ESPN Radio's SVP & Russillo, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, Coach and Company and SportsCenter Tonight; and chats, podcasts and more across ESPN.com.

Here is the complete release from ESPN: 50 College Football Coaches Get a "Car Wash" at ESPN

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (7/18/13)



Take a look back at SEC Media Days from the Tennessee perspective with Vols SEC Media Days Central as well as these features: Through The Lens: SEC Media Days and SEC Media Days: An Up-Front Impression. Also, watch videos from various interviews: SEC Media Day Quotes/Videos and SEC Media Days: Behind the Scenes.

Here are stories from the media:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Orange Slices from SEC Media Days
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Enjoy the newness while it lasts
- Inside Tennessee: Keeping up with Butch
- Inside Tennessee: Breakout players on offense
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Antonio "Tiny" Richardson stays focused
- Associated Press: Jones: Tennessee's proud seniors take ownership
- The News Courier: SEC Media Days: Tennessee's Jones all business

On July 18, we celebrate the birthdays of three Lady Vols. Women's track & field sprinter Kianna Ruff turns 21, while recent Lady Vol soccer alum Alexis Owens and former Lady Vol rower Emily Krison turn 22 today.

  

Gibson Featured By Responsible Sports Program

Tennessee's Lauren Gibson was recently featured by the Liberty Mutual Insurance Responsible Sports program. In the above clip, Gibson discusses how she has improved her game. So far this summer, Gibson has been Team USA's top hitter in international play.

Happy Birthday - July 17: Liza Rader, Luke Stocker

Celebrating her birthday on July 17 is Lady Vol rower and Maryville native Liza Rader.

 
Also celebrating a birthday today is former Vols star tight end and current Tampa Bay Buccaneer Luke Stocker.


Vols in the CFL Update (Week 3)

Two former Vols took the field during Week 3 of the CFL season, including Demonte' Bolden, who had a sack and a fumble recovery to go along with four tackles in the Stampeders win over the Alouettes. See how he and the other former Vols have done throughout the season so far with this week's Vols in the CFL Update.

Demonte' Bolden - Defensive Lineman, Calgary Stampeders

July 12 vs. Montreal Alouettes: 4 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery

Season: 2 G, 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery

Jonathan Crompton - Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos

July 13 vs. BC Lions: Did not play

Season: 6/11, 54.55%, 70 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs

Jonathan Hefney - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

July 12 vs. Montreal Alouettes: Did not play

Season: 2 G, 14 tackles

Demetrice Morley - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

July 12 vs. Montreal Alouettes: 3 tackles

Season: 3 G, 8 tackles

Jermaine Copeland - Receivers Coach, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

July 13 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Copeland's receiving corps combined for 19 receptions, 311 yards, and one TD.

Cory Stone - Defensive Line Coach, Toronto Argonauts

July 11 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders: Stone's linemen combined for 12 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.

Top 10 plays from week three.


Martin Guest Speaker for Rhea County United Way