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Happy Birthday - Aug. 31: Jacob Carter

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On the opening day of the 2013 Tennessee football season, we celebrate the birthday of Vols wide receiver Jacob Carter.


Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/31/13)

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267 days after he was hired on Dec. 7, 2012, Butch Jones will take the field at Neyland Stadium as the head coach of the Vols for the first time in a regular-season game. Tennessee Tennessee Hosts Austin Peay in the 2013 season opener. Get all your info on tickets, parking, traffic and stadium rules in our Gameday Info.

Get hyped up for the opener with this collection of some of the greatest plays over the last 25 years:


Here's a look at what the media is writing about Jones' debut:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: College football's race to the top begins
- Clarksville Leaf Chronicle: Vols eager to get shot at Govs
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things: Tennessee vs. Austin Peay
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols wary of nothing-to-lose Govs
- UT Daily Beacon: Brick-by-Brick

#NFLVols Update (8/30/13)

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The final night of NFL Preseason action saw some big performances by former Vols. Here's a look at some big nights:

Image: New York Jets quarterback Matt Simms (© Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)
- It was a huge night for Matt Simms, who played the entire game with the exception of the final snap for the Jets. Simms was 33-of-44 for 285 yards. He connected with fellow VFL Zach Rogers on four receptions for 40 yards. 
- Fox Sports.com: Simms impresses in Jets win

Packers Chiefs Football
- Huge game for Tyler Bray as he threw three touchdown passes on 14-of-25 for 169 yards. 

- Punter Dustin Colquitt punted five times for 43.4 average. Eric Berry did not play for Kansas City. 


- In a match-up of former Vols receivers, Justin Hunter had four catches for 45 yards including a 17-yard touchdown for Tennessee. 
- Cordarrelle Patterson did not play for Minnesota, neither did linebacker Marvin Mitchell. 

- Jarrod Shaw drew the start at center for Cleveland.

- Luke Stocker had a catch for two yards in a start at tight end for the Buccaneers. 

 - Ben Bartholomew carried the ball once for four yards for the Patriots, his first carry of preseason. 

- Aubrayo Franklin made one tackle for the Colts 

 - Offensive lineman Jacques McClendon was credited with a catch for minus-10 yards in the game for Atlanta. 


- Tauren Poole rushed 10 times for 32 yards for Carolina. He also had a catch. 
- With the Steelers, Ramon Foster started at his normal left guard position.

- Kevin Burnett made three tackles, including a TFL. Omar Gaither made one tackle for Oakland. 
- With Oakland, Denarius Moore started at receiver, but did not have a catch.  Tight end Mychal Rivera did not play either. 
- Tony McDaniel of the Seahawks also sat out. 

- Rookie Dallas Thomas started for the Dolphins at right guard as Miami gained.
- With the Saints, Jabari Greer and newly-acquired Parys Haralson did not play. 

- Robert Meachem had four catches for 23 yards for San Diego. 

- Britton Colquitt punted four times for a 50.8 average. 
- Peyton Manning, Robert Ayers and Malik Jackson did not play for Denver. Dan Williams did not play for Arizona. 


- Morgan Cox snapped nine times for the Ravens while Scott Wells, the starting center for the Rams did not play. 

- Neither Vol Arian Foster or Jason Witten played in the game. 


Happy Birthday - Aug. 30: Tyler Page

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Celebrating a birthday on August 30 is redshirt junior quarterback Tyler Page. Page and the Vols kick off the 2013 season tomorrow at Neyland Stadium against Austin Peay at 6 p.m. ET.







Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/30/13)

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Tomorrow is gameday as we are down to ONE DAY until kickoff with the Vols Jersey Countdown #1. Check all of your info on the matchup with  Austin Peay in our FOOTBALL CENTRAL. Be sure to  Get Your #BigOrangeBRICK On Saturday. Here's the latest coverage from UTSports.com



Here's what the media is writing heading into the 117th season opener in Tennessee football history:

- Clarskville Chronicle: Govs, Vols share common ties
- Knoxville Metro Pulse: Introducing: Nothing Rhymes With Orange
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 3D billboard strikes cord with UT fans >>
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols Confidential: Austin Peay week
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bajakian recalls Neyland noise
- UT Daily Beacon: Brick-by-Brick
- UT Daily Beacon: #SociallyShackled
- UT Daily Beacon: Too Maggitt to quit
- UT Daily Beacon: Returning to its roots



Vols in the Pros Update (8/26-28)

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There were 15 former Vols that saw action in professional baseball this week, including R.A. Dickey, who earned his 10th win of the season on Monday. See how he and the other 14 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

August 26: 0-for-1, 1 K

August 27: 0-for-4, 1 K

August 28: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Season: .214, 116 G, 41 R, 87 H, 17 2B, 20 HR, 51 RBIs


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 73 G, 11 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 22 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

August 26: W, 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 6 K

Season: 10-12, 4.39 ERA, 28 G, 182.2 IP, 171 H, 97 R, 89 ER, 62 BB, 143 K

VIDEO: Dickey gets his 10th win of the season. 


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

[Did not play]

Season: .289, 61 G, 28 R, 58 H, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 28 RBIs, 2/2 SB


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

August 26: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 27: 1-for-2, 1 RBI

Season: .240, 117 G, 48 R, 105 H, 28 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 36 RBIs, 52 BB, 127 K, 6/8 SB

VIDEO: Headley hits an RBI single. 


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

August 26: 1-for-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBIs, 1 BB

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

Season: .252, 100 G, 27 R, 77 H, 13 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR, 42 RBIs, 33 BB, 63 K

VIDEO: Helton launches a two-run home run. 


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

August 28: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 3-2, 1.88 ERA, 2 SV, 45 G, 57.1 IP, 34 H, 12 R, 16 BB, 59 K


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

August 26: 1-for-5, 1 BB, 1 K

August 27: 0-for-4, 3 K

August 28: 1-for-4, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .273, 44 G, 24 R, 47 H, 6 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 13 RBIs, 21 BB, 42 K, 7/12 SB


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 26: SV, 1.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Season: 2-1, 4 SV, 2.30 ERA, 28 G, 43.0 IP, 35 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 14 BB, 36 K


Stephen McCray - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 27: L, 0.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 3 BB, 0 K

Season: 0-3, 9.35 ERA, 5 G, 8.2 IP, 13 H, 11 R, 9 ER, 7 BB, 8 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


Matt Duffy - Corpus Christi (Astros)

August 26: 2-for-4, 2 R

August 28: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 K

Season: .254, 19 G, 9 R, 18 H, 3 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 7 RBIs, 1/2 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

August 27: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 1 K

August 28: 1-for-5, 1 R, 1 K

Season: .195, 86 G, 36 R, 59 H, 18 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 33 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 10-7, 3.25 ERA, 22 G, 119.0 IP, 107 H, 53 R, 43 ER, 48 BB, 70 K


A-ADVANCED


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 3.63 ERA, 8 G, 17.1 IP, 15 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 12 BB, 10 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

August 26 DH-1: 1-for-3

August 26 DH-2: 1-for-3

August 27: 1-for-3, 2B, 1 BB

Season: .244, 86 G, 31 R, 77 H, 13 2B, 9 HR, 34 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-5, 5.28 ERA, 18 G, 88.2 IP, 102 H, 58 R, 52 ER, 36 BB, 86 K


Matt Ramsey - Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays)

August 28: L, 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Season: 1-1, 3.28 ERA, 12 G, 24.2 IP, 27 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 15 BB, 22 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

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

August 28: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 K

Season: .223, 76 G, 34 R, 59 H, 12 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 35 RBIs, 3/6 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

[Did not play]

Season: 2-0, 1.90 ERA, 12 G, 23.2 IP, 19 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 26 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)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-2, 3.70 ERA, 1 SV, 38 G, 41.1 IP, 32 H, 21 R, 17 ER, 31 BB, 53 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

August 28: 0-for-4, 1 K

Season: .249, 84 G, 47 R, 76 H, 14 2B, 5 3B, 4 HR, 40 RBIs, 31 BB, 67 K, 14/20 SB


Zach Osborne - Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

August 27: 0-for-3

Season: .273, 10 G, 4 R, 9 H, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 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


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 - Aug. 29: Erin Allen, Bronson Heflin

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On August 29, we celebrate the birthdays of sophomore rower Erin Allen and former Vol baseball pitcher Bronson Heflin, who went on to pitch in the majors for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1996.

Erin Allen \


Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/29/13)

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The Vols will hold their final full practice on Thursday as they prepare for the opener vs. Austin Peay on Saturday. Get the latest on Team 117 in the newest #VolReport: Focused On The Process.

Check out coverage from UTSports.com, including the unveiling an innovative 3D Billboard for the 2013 season:



Here's a look at what the media is writing heading into Game 1 of the Butch Jones era:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols hope to keep Michael Palardy fresh
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Green light gives Worley confidence
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols ready to test young DBs
- Knoxville News Sentinel: The Matchups: Vols-Governors

Happy Birthday - Aug. 28: Annie Alexander, Steve Fassino

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On August 28, we wish Happy Birthday to former Tennessee track & field athletes Annie Alexander and Steve Fassino. Alexander was a seven-time All-American and eight-time SEC champion thrower for the Lady Vols.

Annie Alexander Steve Fassino

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/28/13)

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Only 3 days until we hear Bobby Denton yell out the words we love, "It's Football Time In Tennessee!" Check out the Vols Jersey Countdown #3 as we close in on the opener. 

Get the latest on the team from Tuesday's practice in preparation of Austin Peay:



Here's what the media is writing about the Vols:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' receivers working on artistry
- Cleveland Daily Banner: Jones says Worley will start for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT deserves playing Austin Peay in opener
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Neal hoping to rewrite career story
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Peterman gets back to work

Vols in the CFL Update (Week 9)

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Two former Vols took the field during Week 9 of the CFL season, including Jonathan Hefney, who had a fumble recovery that he returned for 36 yards. 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

August 23 vs. Toronto Argonauts: 1 tackle

Season: 7 G, 20 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

Jonathan Crompton - Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos

August 24 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders: [Did not play]

Season: 11/22, 50.0%, 147 yards, 1 TDs, 1 INT

Jonathan Hefney - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

August 23 vs. Toronto Argonauts: 1 tackle and 1 fumble recovery

Season: 4 G, 15 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery

Demetrice Morley - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

August 23 vs. Toronto Argonauts: [Did not play]

Season: 6 G, 14 tackles, 1 INT

Jermaine Copeland - Receivers Coach, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

August 24 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Copeland's receiving corps combined for 17 receptions, and 212 yards.

Cory Stone - Defensive Line Coach, Toronto Argonauts

August 23 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Stone's linemen combined for 12 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 fumble recovery.

Top 10 plays from week nine. 

Vols In The NFL Update (8/27)

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Week three of the NFL Preseason is complete there have been some NFL Vols moves

Donte' Stallworth has been cut from the Redskins
Washinton Post: Veterans Donte' Stallworth, cut by teams

Parys Haralson has been traded from the 49ers to the Saints
ESPN: Saints get Haralson in trade
NBCSPorts.com: 49ers trade Parys Haralson to Saints

Now let's take a look at how the NFL Vols did

Thursday Night
Detroit 40, New England 9 - Jerod Mayo notched a tackle and Ben Bartholomew saw game action as the Pats fell on the road
Carolina 34, Baltimore 27 -  Tauren Poole led all Carolina rushers with 15 attempts for 36 yards also making one catch while Morgan Cox snapped on all punts and kicks for the Ravens.

Friday Night
Seattle 17, Green Bay 10 - Tony McDaniel got the start at left defensive tackle for the Seahawks and finished with two tackles
Seahawks.com: Focus On: Tony McDaniel

Chicago 34, Oakland 26 - Denarius Moore and Kevin Burnett started while Omar Gaither and Mychal Rivera saw time. Rivera finished with two catches for 35 yards helping to set up Oakland's first field goal of the night with a 26 yard catch, Moore had one catch for nine yards. On the defensive front, Gaither had two tackles including one for a loss while Burnett finished with one tackle.

Saturday Football?
The majority of the NFL games fell on Saturday this week
Washington 30, Buffalo 7 - Donte' Stallworth saw action for the Redskins
Jets 24, Giants 21 - Matt Simms was 6-of-10 for 120 yards and a touchdown on Saturday while Zach Rogers reeled in two catches for 19 yards for the Jets
Greenandwhitereport.com: Matt Simms Jets' unsung hero

Indianapolis 27, Cleveland 6 - Aubrayo Franklin with the start at nose tackle for the Colts finishing with a tackle and a quarterback hurry
Tampa Bay 17, Miami 16 - Luke Stocker started at tight end for the Bucs while Dallas Thomas saw game action for Miami
Tampa Bay Times: Bucs' Luke Stocker trying to overcome injury

Kansas City 26, Pittsburgh 20 - Eric Berry started at strong safety for Kansas City while Ramon Foster started at left guard for Pittsburgh. Berry finished with five tackles and combined for a sack also hurrying the quarterback once. Dustin Colquitt punted just four times for a 47.3 average while Tyler Bray did not see action.
Daily American Online: Steelers' Ramon Foster under the spotlight
SI.com: Steelers guard Foster's turn has come
Fox News: After years as spare part, Foster's star turn has come
ESPN: Tyler Bray beats out Ricky Stanzi

Tennessee 27, Atlanta 16 - Jacques McClendon saw action for the Falcons and Justin Hunter reeled in his first NFL touchdown on a three yard catch for Tennessee
WATE: Hunter grabs first TD catch in Titans win

Denver 27, St. Louis 26 - Scott Wells started at center for St. Louis, Peyton Manning, of course, started at quarterback and Malik Jackson earned the start at right defensive end for the Broncos. Manning finished 25-of-34 for 234 yards and a TD, Britton Colquitt punted five times for a 44.2 avg., Jackson had two solo tackles including a sack for a loss of 13 yards and Robert Ayers did not play.
San Jose Mercury: Manning not hitting panic button in Denver
Detroit Free Press: Broncos' Elway: Manning 'got better' last year

Dallas 24, Cincinnati 18 - Jason Witten started at tight end and made one catch for 11 yards for the Cowboys
ESPN: Witten hopes to be utilized more in the redzone

San Diego 24, Arizona 7 - Robert Meachem made 2 catches for 18 yards for SD
NFL.com: Arizona Cardinals lose Dan Williams

Arian Foster's back injury is creeping into his legs now?
Sunday
New Orleans 31, Houston 23 - Jabari Greer started at left cornerback while Austin Johnson got in the game for NOLA, Arian Foster still not active for Houston. Johnson finished with one rush for one yard and two catches for 15 yards while Greer notched a tackle.
Houston Chronicle: Foster won't play in preseason
CBSSports.com: Foster claims to be 'fresh', 'rejuvenated' and 'fine'

San Francisco 24, Minnesota 14 - Marvin Mitchell started at linebacker for the Vikings finishing with a tackle while CP came in relief and had two catches for 11 yards. For the 9ers, Parys Haralson had one tackle in his final game for San Fran.
Mail Online: Cordarrelle Patterson of Vikings shows flashes of brilliance

Most Followed CFB Coaches, Teams On Twitter

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As we head into the 2013 football season, here's a look at the most followed college football head coaches. The Vols' Butch Jones is firmly entrenched as the third-most followed college football coach with 86,735 followers. He trails Les Miles of LSU (115,812) and Brian Kelly of Notre Dame (96,010). When Jones arrived as the Vols' head coach Dec. 7, he had roughly 11,000 followers, that has ballooned by nearly 700 percent since coming to Knoxville from Cincinnati. 

Also of note, when UTSports.com posted a story on Dec. 12, 2012 about the most followed coaches on twitter, Jones had 46,805. Since that day his account has grown by nearly 40,000 followers for an 85 percent increase. Among the top 10 most followed coaches, the next closest increase comes from Bret Bielema's account, which has grown by 73 percent with about 30,000 additional followers since Dec. 12.  

Most Followed College Football Coaches On Aug. 27, 2013
1. Les Miles, LSU (@LSUCoachMiles): 115,182
2. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame (@CoachBrianKelly): 96,010
3. Butch Jones, Tennessee (@UTCoachJones): 86,735
4. Mark Richt, Georgia (@MarkRicht): 73,210
5. Bret Bielema, Arkansas (@BretBielema): 68,910

6. Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss (@CoachHughFreeze) 51,455
7. Bo Pelini, Nebraska (@BoPelini): 50,903
8. Steve Sarkisian, Washington (@CoachSark): 48,514
9. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State (@CoachDanMullen): 47,950
10. Will Muschamp, Florida (@CoachWMuschamp): 44,762

Most Followed College Football Coaches On Dec. 12, 2012
1. Les Miles, LSU (@LSUCoachMiles): 87,118 
2. Brian Kelly, Notre Dame (@CoachBrianKelly): 81,162
3. Mark Richt, Georgia (@MarkRicht): 54,436
4. Butch Jones, Tennessee (@UTCoachJones): 46,805
5. Steve Sarkisian, Washington (@CoachSark): 43,120
6. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State (@CoachDanMullen): 41,621
7. Mike Leach, Washington State (@Coach_Leach): 40,282
8. Bo Pelini, Nebraska (@BoPelini): 39,865
9. Bret Bielema, Arkansas (@BretBielema): 39,728
10. Will Muschamp, Florida (@CoachWMuschamp): 34,661


Tennessee's team twitter account is currently the fourth-most followed program. 

Most Followed College Football Programs On Aug. 27, 2013
1. Michigan (@umichfootball): 155,829
2. LSU (@LSUfball): 111,085
3. Alabama (@AlabamaFTBL): 92,484
4. Tennessee (@Vol_Football): 74,122
5. Texas A&M (@AggieFootball): 68,445
6. Auburn (@FootballAU): 65,791
7. Notre Dame (@NDFootball) 56,847
8. Florida (@GatorZoneFB): 56,667
9. Florida State (@FSU_Football): 55,744
10. Michigan State (@MSU_Football): 51,006


Back on Dec. 12, here was a look at the most followed team accounts on twitter with Tennessee standing fourth. Other than Alabama (49.3) and Texas A&M (38.0), the Vols have had the third largest percentage increase among the top 10 most followed programs since Dec. 12, gaining nearly 20,000 followers for a 36.4 increase.

Most Followed College Football Programs On Dec. 12, 2012
1. Michigan (@umichfootball): 120,586
2. LSU (@LSUftball): 92,421
3. Alabama (@AlabamaFTBL): 61,926
4. Tennessee (@Vol_Football): 54,351
5. Auburn (@FootballAU): 52,730
6. Texas A&M (@AggieFootball): 49,602
7. Florida (@GatorZoneFB): 46,249
8. Florida State (@FSU_Football): 45,683
9. Michigan State (@MSU_Football): 45,113
10. Wisconsin (@BadgerFootball): 41,118

Happy Birthday - Aug. 27: VFL Aubrayo Franklin

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On August 27, we wish a Happy Birthday to former Vols defensive lineman and current Indianapolis Colts' defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin


Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/27/13)

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There are 4 Days Until It's Football Time In Tennessee! Check out the Vols Jersey Countdown #4.

On Monday, Butch Jones and several members of the Vols met with the media, here's a look at the Butch Jones Week 1 Press Conference as well as the Players' Monday Week 1 Press Conference.


Jones announced that Justin Worley would be the team's starter at quarterback. Read about it in this feature: Starting For UT Is 'An Honor' For Worley.

Everything you need to know about the Austin Peay game can be found in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Austin Peay.

Here are stories from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Freshmen part of 'unknowns' for Tennessee Vols
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Justin Worley the reasonable choice
- Global Post: Tennessee - TeamReport
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley wins quarterback race
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Freshmen on Vols' two-deep

Vols in the Pros Update (8/22-25)

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There were 16 former Vols that saw action in professional baseball this weekend, including J.P. Arencibia who had four hits, including two home runs and a double. See how he and the other 15 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

August 22: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI, 2 K

August 23: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI

August 24: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

August 25: 1-for-3, 1 K

Season: .214, 113 G, 40 R, 85 H, 16 2B, 20 HR, 51 RBIs

VIDEO: Arencibia hits a solo shot to left. 

VIDEO: Arencibia hits another solo homer. 

VIDEO: Arencibia hits an RBI double. 

VIDEO: Arencibia throws out Robbie Grossman, who was trying to steal second. 


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 73 G, 11 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 22 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

[Did not play]

Season: 9-12, 4.49 ERA, 27 G, 176.1 IP, 165 H, 95 R, 84 ER, 59 BB, 137 K


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

August 23: 1-for-2, 1 K

August 24: 0-for-4

August 25: 0-for-3, 1 BB

Season: .289, 61 G, 28 R, 58 H, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 28 RBIs, 2/2 SB


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

August 23: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 1 K

August 24: 1-for-2, 2B, 1 BB

August 25: 1-for-5, 2 BB, 1 K

Season: .238, 115 G, 48 R, 103 H, 28 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 35 RBIs, 52 BB, 126 K, 6/8 SB

VIDEO: Headley makes a great play to get Nate Schierholtz out, who was trying to steal second. 

VIDEO: Headley charges a slow grounder to make a nice play. 


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

August 22: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 24: 2-for-3

Season: .254, 98 G, 25 R, 76 H, 13 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 40 RBIs, 31 BB, 62 K


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

August 22: L, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K

August 24: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Season: 3-2, 1.93 ERA, 2 SV, 44 G, 56.0 IP, 34 H, 12 R, 16 BB, 58 K


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

August 22: 2-for-4, HR, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

August 23: 1-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 K

August 24: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

August 25: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .283, 41 G, 24 R, 45 H, 6 2B, 3 3B, 2 HR, 13 RBIs, 19 BB, 37 K, 7/12 SB


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 23: 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 2 K

Season: 2-1, 3 SV, 2.36 ERA, 27 G, 42.0 IP, 33 H, 12 R, 11 ER, 14 BB, 36 K


Stephen McCray - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 23: L, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Season: 0-2, 4.50 ERA, 4 G, 8.0 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 8 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


Matt Duffy - Corpus Christi (Astros)

August 22: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 23: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI

August 24: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 25: 2-for-4, HR, 1 RBI

Season: .238, 17 G, 7 R, 15 H, 2 2B, 0 3B, 5 HR, 7 RBIs, 1/2 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

August 22: 0-for-4, 1 K

August 23: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

August 25: 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Season: .195, 84 G, 34 R, 57 H, 17 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 33 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 10-7, 3.25 ERA, 22 G, 119.0 IP, 107 H, 53 R, 43 ER, 48 BB, 70 K


A-ADVANCED


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

August 23: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Season: 0-0, 3.63 ERA, 8 G, 17.1 IP, 15 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 12 BB, 10 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

August 23: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 R

August 24: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .241, 83 G, 31 R, 74 H, 12 2B, 9 HR, 34 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-5, 5.28 ERA, 18 G, 88.2 IP, 102 H, 58 R, 52 ER, 36 BB, 86 K


Matt Ramsey - Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays)

[Did not play]

Season: 1-0, 3.13 ERA, 11 G, 23.0 IP, 25 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 14 BB, 20 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

August 23 DH-1: 2-for-3, 1 RBI, 2 BB

August 23 DH-2: 0-for-3

August 25: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 2 K

Season: .221, 74 G, 34 R, 57 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 35 RBIs, 3/6 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

August 24: 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Season: 2-0, 1.90 ERA, 12 G, 23.2 IP, 19 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 26 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)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-2, 3.70 ERA, 1 SV, 38 G, 41.1 IP, 32 H, 21 R, 17 ER, 31 BB, 53 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

August 22: 0-for-5, 1 K

August 24: 0-for-2, 1 RBI

August 25: 2-for-3, 1 BB

Season: .252, 83 G, 47 R, 76 H, 14 2B, 5 3B, 4 HR, 40 RBIs, 31 BB, 66 K, 14/20 SB


Zach Osborne - Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

August 22: 1-for-2, 1 R

August 23: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K

August 25: 3-for-5, 1 RBI

Season: .300, 9 G, 4 R, 9 H, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 BB, 2 K, 1/2 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


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

On August 26, we wish Happy Birthday to former offensive lineman Carson Anderson and legendary Vols running back Jamal Lewis. We also celebrate the birthdays of sophomore swimmer Harper Bruens and sophomore soccer player Susan Ferguson.

Carson Anderson Harper Bruens Susan Ferguson


Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/26/13)

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It's Game Week! The Vols take on Austin Peay on Saturday at 6 p.m. Be sure to watch Monday's weekly press conference starting at 11:30 a.m., with Butch Jones speaking at 12 Noon. 

Get the latest on the team in the following articles from the media:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Young pushing for playing time
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Veteran Breakout Watch

Happy Birthday - Aug. 25: Amy Neal, Jenny Jeffers

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On August 25, we celebrate the birthdays of two with Tennessee soccer ties. Current freshman Amy Neal celebrates her 19th birthday, while former Lady Vol Jenny Jeffers turns 28 today.

Amy Neal Jenny Jeffers

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/25/13)

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Special to the News Sentinel
Butch Jones' bedroom of his home was covered entirely with Tampa Bay Buccaneers decorations.

The Knoxville News Sentinel has extensive coverage on Butch Jones and his family in Sunday's newspaper. The paper visited his hometown of Saugatuck, Mich., this summer, read up to learn about what molded Jones into the man he is now, ready to lead the Orange & White. 

- Knoxville News Sentinel: A trip home to Saugatuck
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones: Growing Up in Saugatuck
- Knoxville News Sentinel: College Football Preview: UT's Offense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: College Football Preview: UT's defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Howard healthy, happy with role

Other stories on the Vols include:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: New coach, new UT Vols? Game day will tell
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: 2013 College Blitz - UT Clashing colors
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: 2013 College Blitz - Color coding UT





Happy Birthday - Aug. 24: VFLs Arian Foster, Doug Roth

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On August 24, we celebrate the birthday of former Vols tailback and NFL All-Pro running back Arian Foster, and former Vols center and NBA player for the Washington Bullets Doug Roth.

 




Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/24/13)

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Butch Jones is a man of preparation. On Friday he put the Vols through a Mock Game including everything from the Vol Walk to pregame to game situations. Check out this feature:

Also on UTSports.com

Here are the latest stories from the media

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Williams: 'It's my time' to emerge
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Special teams 'monumental'


Vols In The NFL Preseason Football (8/23)

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Week three of the preseason is underway.

On Thursday night, there were a couple of upsets as the Lions took down the Patriots 40-9 while the Panthers beat the Ravens 34-27.


Tauren Poole was the Panthers leading rusher in the win finishing with 15 rushes for 36 yards.

Jerod Mayo got the start for the Pats making one tackle.



Friday night, the Seahawks look to continue their winning streak in Green Bay as Tony McDaniel and Seattle began play at 8 p.m.


The Bears, minus Turk McBride, head to Oakland for a meeting with Kevin Burnett, Omar Gaither, Denarius Moore, Mychal Rivera and the Oakland Raiders.

Silver & Black Pride: Kevin Burnett Returns To Practice
NFL.com: Oakland Raiders Calling for Denarius Moore To Mature
The Olympian: McDaniel gets audition to impress Seahawks staff
The Seattle Times: Player to Watch Tony McDaniel

The majority of the games this week take place on Saturday



Bills vs. Redskins: Donte' Stallworth looks to return against the Bills at home Saturday in the 4:30 p.m. game on the NFL Network
The Washington Post: Stallworth hopes to play Saturday

Jets vs. Giants: In a battle of New York, Matt Simms, Zach Rogers and the Jets look for bragging rights in MetLife Stadium at 7 p.m.
Browns vs. Colts: Aubrayo Franklin and the Colts will host Cleveland
Bucs vs. Dolphins: Luke Stocker and the Bucs head to Miami for a meeting with Dallas Thomas and the Phins

Eric Berry
Chiefs vs. Steelers
: Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs head to Steel City for a meeting with Ramon Foster and Pittsburgh
Arrowhead Addict: Berry Describes KC Defense as "Organized Aggression"
Bleacher Report: Predicting the Chiefs Postseason Awards
KCChiefs.com: Eric Berry Post Practice

Falcons vs. Titans: Jacques McClendon and the Falcons head to Music City for a meeting with Justin Hunter and the Titans

Rams vs. Broncos: Scott Wells and the Rams will face the NFL Vol heavy Denver Broncos including Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson and Peyton Manning on CBS
Denver Post: Broncos rely dangerously on one player
ESPN: MVP Manning, Rodgers, and... Kaepernick?

Bengals vs. Cowboys: Jason Witten and the Cowboys will play host to the Bengals this week
KENS5: Witten: Expect more from Cowboys tight ends than shown in preseason
Cowboys Corner: Witten spells out what offense wants Saturday
ESPN: Jason Witten finally takes a day off
KENS5: Witten talks about goals

Chargers vs. Cards: Robert Meachem and the Chargers head to Arizona for a meeting with Dan Williams and the Cardinals



Sunday will wrap up week three
Saints vs. Texans: Jabari Greer, Austin Johnson and the Saints head to Houston for a meeting with Arian Foster and the Texans on FOX at 4 p.m.
AP: Foster back on field for Texans
NFL.com: Foster: I'll be ready without preseason

Vikings vs. 49ers: Marvin Mitchell, Cordarrelle Patterson and the Vikings will face Parys Haralson and the Niners in San Fran in preseason Sunday Night Football on NBC at 8 p.m.
ESPN NFL: A bigger role for Cordarrelle Patterson?
ESPN: Marvin Mitchell continues to chase dream of being a 'starter'
Pioneer Press: Patterson looking like a veteran
NinersDigest.com: Haralson back and ready to contribute

August 23rd marks the birthday of former Vol basketball and Chicago Bulls great Tom Boerwinkle, who passed away on March 26, 2013. The 4th pick in the 1968 NBA Draft, Boerwinkle was an All-American and helped lead UT to the 1967 SEC Championship.

Also celebrating birthdays today is men's swimmer Jimmy Dagley and former Vol track thrower Drew Thomas.

 

Drew Thomas Jimmy Dagley

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/23/13)

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It was back to the practice field for the Vols on Thursday after two days off to get acclimated with the start of the school semester. Get the latest on the #VolReport: Mental Prep.

Also on UTSports.com: 


Here's a look at what the media is writing:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols take 'final exam' Thursday
- Knoxville News Sentinel: This time, it's not Year Zero at Tennessee
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols place 7 on coaches' All-SEC teams
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols set starting QB decision date
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Hood sees DL improvement
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gillespie: No big back, no problem
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Camp Stock Report
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five Things: Freshman step-up

Vols in the Pros Update (8/19-21)

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There were 16 former Vols that saw action in professional baseball this week, including R.A. Dickey who struck out nine batters in eight innings of work against the Yankees. See how he and the other 15 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

August 20: 1-for-3, 2 K

Season: .211, 109 G, 38 R, 81 H, 15 2B, 18 HR, 48 RBIs


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 73 G, 11 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 22 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

August 21: L, 8.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 9 K

Season: 9-12, 4.49 ERA, 27 G, 176.1 IP, 165 H, 95 R, 84 ER, 59 BB, 137 K

VIDEO: Dickey has a solid start against the Yankees. 


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

August 19: 1-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

August 20: 1-for-5, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .297, 58 G, 28 R, 57 H, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 28 RBIs, 2/2 SB


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

August 19: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

August 20: 1-for-4, 3 K

August 21: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .235, 112 G, 47 R, 99 H, 26 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 35 RBIs, 49 BB, 124 K, 6/7 SB

VIDEO: Headley makes an impressive diving stop. 


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

August 19: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

August 20: 0-for-4

August 21: 0-for-1, 1 K

Season: .250, 96 G, 25 R, 73 H, 13 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 40 RBIs, 31 BB, 61 K

VIDEO: Helton hits an RBI double. 

VIDEO: Helton talks about turning 40. 


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

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

Season: 3-1, 1.94 ERA, 2 SV, 42 G, 51.0 IP, 32 H, 11 R, 16 BB, 51 K


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

August 19: 0-for-4, 1 K

August 20: 0-for-4, 1 RBI

August 21: 3-for-4, 3B, 2 R, 1 K

Season: .270, 37 G, 19 R, 38 H, 6 2B, 3 3B, 8 RBIs, 17 BB, 32 K, 7/11 SB


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 19: SV, 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 2-1, 3 SV, 1.58 ERA, 26 G, 40.0 IP, 28 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 12 BB, 34 K


Stephen McCray - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-1, 1.29 ERA, 3 G, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 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


Matt Duffy - Corpus Christi (Astros)

August 20: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 21: 1-for-3, 2B, 1 R, 1 K

Season: .213, 13 G, 5 R, 10 H, 2 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 5 RBIs, 1/2 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

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

August 20: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .194, 81 G, 34 R, 55 H, 16 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 31 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 10-7, 3.25 ERA, 22 G, 119.0 IP, 107 H, 53 R, 43 ER, 48 BB, 70 K


A-ADVANCED


Matt Duffy - Lancaster JetHawks (Astros)

[Did not play]

Season: .323, 100 G, 74 R, 120 H, 20 2B, 4 3B, 19 HR, 84 RBIs, 30 BB, 80 K


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 3.52 ERA, 7 G, 15.1 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 11 BB, 8 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

August 20 DH-1: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 2 RBIs, 1 K

August 20 DH-2: 0-for-4, 1 K

Season: .238, 81 G, 29 R, 72 H, 11 2B, 9 HR, 33 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-5, 5.28 ERA, 18 G, 88.2 IP, 102 H, 58 R, 52 ER, 36 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)

August 21: W, 2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 1-0, 3.13 ERA, 11 G, 23.0 IP, 25 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 14 BB, 20 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

August 21: 1-for-3, 0 R

Season: .220, 71 G, 34 R, 55 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBIs, 3/6 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

August 19: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K

Season: 2-0, 2.08 ERA, 11 G, 21.2 IP, 18 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 5 BB, 23 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)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-2, 3.70 ERA, 1 SV, 38 G, 41.1 IP, 32 H, 21 R, 17 ER, 31 BB, 53 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

August 19 DH-1: 1-for-3

August 19 DH-2: 0-for-3, 1 K

August 20: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 21: 1-for-5, 2B, 1 R, 3 K

Season: .254, 80 G, 47 R, 74 H, 14 2B, 5 3B, 4 HR, 39 RBIs, 30 BB, 65 K, 14/19 SB


Zach Osborne - Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

August 19: 1-for-3, 2B

August 21: 1-for-4, 1 K

Season: .200, 6 G, 3 R, 4 H, 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBIs, 1 BB, 1 K, 1/2 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


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

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (8/19/2013)

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Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Aug. 19, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 114 (0)
Doubles: 157 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Played this week at the ATP 250 event in Winston Salem, N.C. He lost to former world No. 3 James Blake in the opening round of singles. 

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 230 (+3)
Doubles: 141 (+1)
Note: Off last week ... Lost in the first round of qualifying at the U.S. Open. to Germany's Peter Gojowczyk 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 304 (-5)
Doubles: 72 (+1)
Note: Off last week ... Playing this week at a $15,000 Futures in Canada ... Playing doubles at the U.S. Open.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 674 (+9)
Doubles: 661 (+27)
Note: Last week, won his first doubles title since 2006, taking the title at a $10,000 Futures in Novi Sad, Serbia. Also reached the second round of singles ... Playing again this week in Novi Sad.

Happy Birthday - Aug. 22: Chanelle Price, Jay Vandeventer

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On August 22, we celebrate the birthdays of nine-time All-American and former women's track athlete Chanelle Price and 2013 men's golf graduate Jay Vandeventer.

Chanelle Price Jay Vandeventer

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/22/13)

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Schools in session and the Vols will be back on the practice field on Thursday afternoon. After two days off to get prepared for the start of the academic year, UT returns to action on Haslam Field under the watchful eye of Butch Jones.

On Wednesday, the Vols Announced the 2014 Football Schedule.

Get the latest on the Vols with this coverage


- Chattanooga Times Free Press: SEC finally releases its 2014 football schedule
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Butch Jones to pick QB early next week
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee releases 2014 football schedule
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 2014 schedule doesn't get easier for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five Things: Freshmen step-up
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson proving he belongs
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Analysis: Vols' 2014 schedule
- UT Daily Beacon: Burning their stripes

Butch Jones On The Tim Brando Show (8/21/13)

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Vols coach Butch Jones was a special guest on the Tim Brando Show on CBS Sports Network with Bruce Feldman and Jeff Rickard on Wednesday. Watch his interview right here: 

On August 21, we celebrate the birthdays of rising junior Tennessee softball player Cheyanne Tarango and former Vol football and NFL wideout Kelley Washington

Cheyanne Tarango


Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/21/13)

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Grantland: The Volume Edition

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Tennessee O-Line Looks To Finish Big
By: Holly Anderson

In years like this, you take your solace where you can find it. In Tennessee, that's in the form of the five behemoths tasked with keeping SEC defenses on their heels. With four returning starters and a not-really-newcomer who has 14 career starts of his own, the Tennessee offensive line is one of the most experienced in the country and ranked fifth nationally in sacks allowed in 2012, best in the SEC. It's a unit that was placed 80 percent formed into the laps of Jones and O-line coach Don Mahoney, consisting of left tackle Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, center James Stone, right guard Zach Fulton, and right tackle Ja'Wuan James. (Alex Bullard, who has played three offensive line positions in his two years at Tennessee, has been named the starter at left guard, replacing the Dolphins-drafted Dallas Thomas.)

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Vols in the CFL Update (Week 8)

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Two former Vols took the field during Week 8 of the CFL season, including Demonte' Bolden who recorded a career-high six tackles 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

August 17 vs. BC Lions: 6 tackles

Season: 6 G, 19 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery

Jonathan Crompton - Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos

August 18 vs. Toronto Argonauts: [Did not play]

Season: 11/22, 50.0%, 147 yards, 1 TDs, 1 INT

Jonathan Hefney - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

August 17 vs. BC Lions: Recorded no stats

Season: 3 G, 14 tackles, 1 TFL

Demetrice Morley - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

August 17 vs. BC Lions: [Did not play]

Season: 6 G, 14 tackles, 1 INT

Jermaine Copeland - Receivers Coach, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

August 16 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Copeland's receiving corps combined for 19 receptions, 259 yards, and one TD.

Cory Stone - Defensive Line Coach, Toronto Argonauts

August19 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Stone's linemen combined for 7 tackles.

Top 10 plays from week eight.

Happy Birthday - Aug. 20: VFL Todd Helton

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Knoxville native and former Vols baseball and football player Todd Helton celebrates his birthday on Aug. 20. The Colorado Rockies first basemen is a five-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger, four-time National League Player of the Month and three-time Gold Glove winner. Helton, the Rockies' career leader in hits (2,493), home runs (362), doubles (583), walks (1,326), runs scored (1,385), RBI (1,385), games played (2,217) and total bases (4,236), is currently just seven hits shy of entering the 2,500 hit club.

  

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/20/13)

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We are down to just 11 days until It's Football Time In Tennessee! Get the latest on the Vols on UTSports.com:


Also, check out this feature on the Vols strength and conditioning

Here are the latest stories form the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols fans exited public practice with smiles
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols not rushing into quarterback decision
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bajakian: Vols' QB job still open
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Starting lineup taking shape


Vols In The NFL Update (8/19)

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The majority of week two of the preseason has come and gone, with a lone game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins to take place Monday night at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Steelers/Redskins Game Center
Steelers Depot: Ramon Foster Getting Comfortable With Life On The Run

Lets take a look at how the #NFLVols did

NFL Vols Photo Gallery

Friday night action:

Vikings/Bills: CP had two catches for 19 yards and a kick return of 22 yards while Marvin Mitchell led the Vikings with seven tackles
Bucs/Pats: Luke Stocker got the start at tight end for the Bucs while Jerod Mayo got the start at LB for the Pats and Ben Bartholomew saw action
Raiders/Saints: For the Raiders, Denarius Moore got the start at WR while Kevin Burnett started at WLB. Moore finished with 2 catches for 29 yds and a TD, Mychal Rivera had one catch for five yards, Burnett led the team with seven tackles and a forced fumble and Omar Gaither had five tackles and an interception. For the Saints, Jabari Greer got the start at LCB and Austin Johnson made one catch for six yards.
49ers/Chiefs: Parys Haralson finished with two tackles and a sack for a loss of three yards for the Niners while Eric Berry got the start for the Chiefs finishing with three tackles and a TFL. Tyler Bray saw action going 4-for-8 for 24 yards and Dustin Colquitt launched 6 punts for a 45.0 yard average and made one special teams tackle.

Boston Herald: Jerod Mayo plays grizzled vet
The Sacramento Bee: Film Review: Haralson, Cox stand out

Saturday Night Action:

Cowboys/Cardinals: Jason Witten got the start at tight end for the Cowboys.
Titans/Bengals: Justin Hunter finished with one catch for 10 yards
Jags/Jets: Matt Simms came into the game in relief finishing a perfect 5-for-5 for 73 yards while Zach Rogers made one catch for 12 yards for the Jets
Dolphins/Texans: Dallas Thomas saw action for the Dolphins but Arian Foster was not active for the Texans
Packers/Rams: Scott Wells went against his former team getting the start at center for the Rams
Broncos/Seahawks: Peyton Manning started at QB, Robert Ayers started at RDE, Malik Jackson and Britton Colquitt saw action for the Broncos. Manning finished 11-of-16 for 163 yards and a TD and Colquitt had six punts for a 43.5 average. For the Seahawks, Tony McDaniel did not play.

Washington Post: Foster to miss Monday practice because of lower back soreness
WFAA8: Witten talks about goals
All For Tennessee: Matt Simms perfect on the night
AllDenverSports.com: Denver Broncos DE/DT Malik Jackson impressing his bosses



Sunday Games:

Aubrayo Franklin got the start at nose tackle for the Colts in the victory and made one tackle for Indy.



Vols in the Pros Update (8/16-18)

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There were 16 former Vols that saw action in professional baseball this weekend, including Khayyan Norfork, who went 3-for-4 with a home run. See how he and the other 15 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

August 16: 0-for-0

August 17: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 18: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .211, 108 G, 38 R, 80 H, 15 2B, 18 HR, 48 RBIs


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 73 G, 11 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 22 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

August 16: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 6 K

Season: 9-11, 4.49 ERA, 26 G, 168.1 IP, 159 H, 91 R, 84 ER, 57 BB, 128 K


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

August 16: 0-for-4, 1 K

August 18: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .299, 56 G, 28 R, 55 H, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 28 RBIs, 2/2 SB


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

August 16: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R, 2 K

August 18: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 K

Season: .237, 109 G, 46 R, 97 H, 26 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 35 RBIs, 48 BB, 117 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

August 16: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI, 1 K

August 17: 0-for-5, 1 K

August 18: 1-for-3, 2B, 1 R, 1 BB

Season: .254, 93 G, 25 R, 72 H, 12 2B, 1 3B, 8 HR, 39 RBIs, 31 BB, 58 K

VIDEO: Helton hits a solo shot. 


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

August 16: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 3-1, 1.98 ERA, 2 SV, 41 G, 50.0 IP, 32 H, 11 R, 15 BB, 50 K


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

August 16: 1-for-4, 1 BB

August 17: 0-for-4, 1 RBI

August 18: 0-for-4, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

Season: .271, 34 G, 17 R, 35 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 7 RBIs, 17 BB, 30 K, 7/11 SB


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 2-1, 2 SV, 1.62 ERA, 25 G, 39.0 IP, 27 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 12 BB, 33 K


Stephen McCray - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 18: L, 4.0 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Season: 0-1, 1.29 ERA, 3 G, 7.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 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


Matt Duffy - Corpus Christi (Astros)

August 16: 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBIs, 1 K

August 17: 0-for-4, 1 K

August 18: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 K

Season: .200, 11 G, 4 R, 8 H, 1 2B, 0 3B, 3 HR, 5 RBIs, 1 BB, 13 K, 1/2 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

August 16: 1-for-3, HR, 1 RBI

August 17: 0-for-2, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .196, 79 G, 33 R, 54 H, 16 2B, 2 3B, 9 HR, 30 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 10-7, 3.25 ERA, 22 G, 119.0 IP, 107 H, 53 R, 43 ER, 48 BB, 70 K


A-ADVANCED


Matt Duffy - Lancaster JetHawks (Astros)

[Did not play]

Season: .323, 100 G, 74 R, 120 H, 20 2B, 4 3B, 19 HR, 84 RBIs, 30 BB, 80 K


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

August 16: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: 0-0, 3.52 ERA, 7 G, 15.1 IP, 13 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 11 BB, 8 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

August 16: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 BB

August 17: 1-for-4, 1 R

August 18: 1-for-4, 1 K

Season: .238, 79 G, 28 R, 70 H, 10 2B, 9 HR, 31 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-5, 5.28 ERA, 18 G, 88.2 IP, 102 H, 58 R, 52 ER, 36 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, 3.43 ERA, 10 G, 21.0 IP, 24 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 14 BB, 19 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

August 18: 0-for-1, 1 R, 2 BB

Season: .219, 70 G, 34 R, 54 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBIs, 3/6 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

[Did not play]

Season: 2-0, 2.37 ERA, 10 G, 19.0 IP, 18 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 20 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)

August 17: W, 1.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 3-2, 3.70 ERA, 1 SV, 38 G, 41.1 IP, 32 H, 21 R, 17 ER, 31 BB, 53 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

August 17: 3-for-4, HR, 1 RBI

Season: .257, 76 G, 46 R, 71 H, 13 2B, 5 3B, 4 HR, 39 RBIs, 30 BB, 60 K, 14/19 SB


Zach Osborne - Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

August 17: 0-for-3

Season: .154, 4 G, 3 R, 2 H, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBIs, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 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


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

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/19/13)

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Down to a dozen days before the Vols' 2013 opener vs. Austin Peay on Aug. 31. Butch Jones will put UT through its final camp practice on Monday before the Vols take two days off from on-field action as the semester starts. 

Check out the latest coverage on UTSports.com:


Check out the latest coverage from the media:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols' offensive line staying the course
- Knoxville Focus: Volunteer spirit at its finest
- Knoxville News Sentinel: O-line responds to Jones' challenge
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols work on 'corrections'


Celebrating birthdays on August 19th are recent Tennessee softball standout Lauren Gibson, who just captured a gold medal in the Pan American Games Qualifier, current Vol hoops freshman Robert Hubbs III and former Vol hoops guard Johnny Darden.

Lauren Gibson Robert Hubbs III  

 


Happy Birthday - Aug. 18: Tory Lewis

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On August 18, we wish a very happy birthday to Tennessee softball senior outfielder Tory Lewis

Tory Lewis

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/18/13)

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More than 39,000 fans came out to support the Vols in Saturday night's open practice. Get your coverage from UTSports.com:



Here's coverage from the media:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Butch Jones says UT Vols' open practice effective
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Recap of UT Vols' open practice
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Peterman may be Vols' best quarterback for now
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Open practice 'productive' for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones satisfied with QBs
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Fulton: Vols' O-line will be fine


Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/17/13)

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Coach Jones and the Vols look forward to seeing all of you in Neyland Stadium tonight for the team's open practice. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the practice starts at 6:50 p.m. Get all your information on the night right here: SATURDAY'S OPEN PRACTICE INFO.

Jones talks about the importance of a great fan showing in his press conference on Friday. check it out:

Check out all of the coverage from UTSports.com:


Here's what the media is writing about the Vols:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Can clothes fashion Vols into winners?
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: More newcomers lose stripes
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Randolph ready for responsibility
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Slimmer Bynum surging in new spot
- Lindy's Sports Annuals: SEC Football Preview: Tennessee

Vols In The NFL Update (8/16)

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Preseason week two is underway and with that comes an NFL Vols update!

Thursday night, six NFL Vols were in action

Cleveland 24, Detroit 6 at Cleveland - Jarrod Shaw saw action on the OL for the Browns as Hardesty sat out with a knee injury in the win
Baltimore 27, Atlanta 23 at Baltimore - Morgan Cox saw action as the longsnapper for the Ravens as they scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to forge a comeback win. Jacques McClendon also saw action on the OL for the Dirty Birds
Philadelphia 14, Carolina 9 at Philadelphia - Tauren Poole was the Panthers' second leading rushing with five attempts for 23 yards in the loss
Chicago 33, San Diego 28 at Chicago -  Robert Meachem saw action for the Chargers making a 40 yard catch.

Tonight there are 15 more NFL Vols taking part in preseason games:

Minnesota at Buffalo - 7 p.m. - Marvin Mitchell and Cordarrelle Patterson head out on the road to face the Bills and Da'Rick Rogers
Tampa Bay at New England - 8 p.m. on FOX - Luke Stocker and the Bucs are in Foxborough for a meeting with Ben Bartholomew, Jerod Mayo and the Pats.
Oakland at New Orleans - 8 p.m. - The NFL Vol laden Raiders featuring Kevin Burnett, Omar Gaither, Denarius Moore, and Mychal Rivera head off to New Orleans to meet up with Jabari Greer, Austin Johnson and the Saints.
San Francisco at Kansas City - 8 p.m. - Parys Haralson and the Niners are off to face Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs in KC

NEWS AND NOTES
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Cowboys TE Jason Witten shares five fond memories of Tennessee

NBCSports.com: Bernard Pollard: Justin Hunter can destroy a defense
Knoxville News Sentinel: Titans have high expectations for rookie receiver

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Steelers notebook: Ramon Foster is no fan of scrimmages

Arizona Sports: Arizona Cardinal Dan Williams ready to step his game up

NBCSports.com: Texans hope to get Arian Foster back on Monday
Knoxville News Sentinel: Montario Hardesty needs arthroscopic knee surgery

The State: Five Panthers to watch in Thursday's exhibition vs. Philly

DenverBroncos.com: Jackson Benefitting from Experience
Denver Post: Broncos DL Malik Jackson demonstrates improvement
Daily Camera:  Broncos' Jackson making his move

USA Today: Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson off to a 'flashy' start

ESPN: Other QBs rubbing off on Tyler Bray
ESPN: Chiefs' Eric Berry is all in on Andy Reid

Denver Post: Manning please with Broncos effort in training camp




Vols in the Pros Update (8/12-15)

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There were 17 former Vols that took the field in professional baseball this week, including Charley Thurber, who went 5-for-11 with three RBIs, a stolen base and a run scored. See how he and the other 16 players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

August 12: 0-for-3, 1 BB, 1 K

August 13: 2-for-4, HR, 2 RBIs

August 14: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

August 15: 1-for-3, 1 K

Season: .212, 105 G, 38 R, 79 H, 15 2B, 18 HR, 48 RBIs

VIDEO: Arencibia hits an RBI single. 

VIDEO: Arencibia hits a game-tying homer. 

VIDEO: Arencibia hits an RBI double. 


Juilo Borbon - Chicago Cubs

[Did not play]

Season: .200, 73 G, 11 R, 21 H, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 12 BB, 22 K, 7/8 SB


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

[Did not play]

Season: 9-11, 4.46 ERA, 25 G, 161.1 IP, 153 H, 87 R, 80 ER, 55 BB, 122 K


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

August 12: 1-for-3

August 13: 2-for-4, 2B, 1 R

August 14: 0-for-1, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .313, 54 G, 28 R, 55 H, 11 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 28 RBIs, 2/2 SB


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

August 12: 0-for-3, 1 K

August 13: 0-for-5, 1 K

August 14: 0-for-4, 2 K

August 15: 1-for-4, 1 R, 3 K

Season: .236, 107 G, 45 R, 95 H, 24 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 35 RBIs, 48 BB, 113 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

August 12: 1-for-4, 1 K

August 13: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: .258, 90 G, 23 R, 70 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 38 RBIs, 30 BB, 56 K

VIDEO: Helton hits and RBI single. 


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

August 12: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

August 14: 2.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 2 K

Season: 3-1, 2.02 ERA, 2 SV, 40 G, 49.0 IP, 32 H, 11 R, 15 BB, 49 K


TRIPLE-A


Kentrail Davis - Nashville Sounds (Brewers)

August 12: 0-for-3, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 SB

August 13: 2-for-3, 1 R, 2 BB

August 14: 2-for-4, 3 R, 1 BB

August 15: 3-for-4, 2 2B

Season: .291, 31 G, 16 R, 34 H, 6 2B, 2 3B, 6 RBIs, 15 BB, 29 K, 6/9 SB


Deunte Heath - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 14: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

Season: 2-1, 2 SV, 1.62 ERA, 25 G, 39.0 IP, 27 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 12 BB, 33 K


Stephen McCray - Charlotte Knights (White Sox)

August 15: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Season: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 G, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 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


Matt Duffy - Corpus Christi (Astros)

August 13: 1-for-3

August 14: 0-for-2, 1 BB, 2 K

Season: .179, 8 G, 2 R, 5 H, 0 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBIs, 1 BB, 9 K, 1 SB


Blake Forsythe - Binghamton Mets (Mets)

August 13: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

August 14: 1-for-4, HR, 1 RBI, 2 K

Season: .196, 77 G, 31 R, 53 H, 16 2B, 2 3B, 8 HR, 29 RBIs, 3/3 SB


Stephen McCray - Birmingham Barons (White Sox)

[Did not play]

Season: 10-7, 3.25 ERA, 22 G, 119.0 IP, 107 H, 53 R, 43 ER, 48 BB, 70 K


A-ADVANCED


Matt Duffy - Lancaster JetHawks (Astros)

[Did not play]

Season: .323, 100 G, 74 R, 120 H, 20 2B, 4 3B, 19 HR, 84 RBIs, 30 BB, 80 K


Steven Gruver - Fort Myers Miracle (Twins)

[Did not play]

Season: 0-0, 3.55 ERA, 6 G, 12.2 IP, 10 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 10 BB, 7 K


Cody Hawn - Brevard County Manatees (Brewers)

August 13: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .233, 76 G, 27 R, 66 H, 9 2B, 9 HR, 31 RBIs, 2/3 SB


Nick Hernandez - Clearwater Threshers (Phillies)

[Did not play]

Season: 3-5, 5.28 ERA, 18 G, 88.2 IP, 102 H, 58 R, 52 ER, 36 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)

August 12: 2.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 5 K

August 15: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Season: 0-0, 3.43 ERA, 10 G, 21.0 IP, 24 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 14 BB, 19 K


Charley Thurber - St. Lucie Mets (Mets)

August 13: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K 1 SB

August 14: 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 K

August 15: 2-for-4, 1 RBI

Season: .220, 69 G, 33 R, 54 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 34 RBIs, 3/6 SB


SINGLE-A


Zack Godley - Boise Hawks (Cubs)

August 14: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Season: 2-0, 2.37 ERA, 10 G, 19.0 IP, 18 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 20 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)

August 14: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: 2-2, 3.12 ERA, 1 SV, 37 G, 40.1 IP, 29 H, 18 R, 14 ER, 31 BB, 51 K


Khayyan Norfork - Hagerstown Suns (Nationals)

August 13: 2-for-4, 1 K

August 15: 1-for-5, 2B, 1 RBI, 2 K

Season: .250, 75 G, 45 R, 68 H, 13 2B, 5 3B, 3 HR, 38 RBIs, 30 BB, 60 K, 14/18 SB


Zach Osborne - Asheville Tourists (Rockies)

August 14: 0-for-4, 1 R

August 15: 0-for-3

Season: .200, 3 G, 3 R, 2 H, 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBIs, 1 BB, 0 K, 1/1 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


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 - Aug. 16: Dena Head

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On August 16, we wish a Happy Birthday to former Lady Vol basketball star Dena Head, who was the first-ever player drafted in the WNBA by the Phoenix Mercury in 1997. The 1992 SEC Player of the Year and 1989 SEC Freshman of the Year, Head helped the Lady Vols win the 1989 and 1991 NCAA National Championships.

 


Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/16/13)

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Thursday was a huge day for the Vols football program. Check out all the coverage from UTSports.com:

- VIDEO: Uneveil Video
- VIDEO: Team Reaction


Check out coverage from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Can clothes fashion Vols into winners?
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols buying into Butch Jones' many quirks
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Open Mic: Vols talk new uniforms
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Maggitt ready to turn knee loose
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones not expected back soon
- Sports Blog: Uniform Stuff

Happy Birthday - Aug. 15: #VFL Bernie Walter

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On August 15, we celebrate the birthday of the late Bernie Walter, who played baseball for the Vols in 1929. Walter died at age 80 on Oct. 30, 1988.

Photo of Bernie Walter

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/15/13)

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The Vols hold their annual Media Day on Thursday. Watch the press conference live at 3 p.m., right here on UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Dubbed 'Championship Wednesday' by head coach Butch Jones, excitement was ramped up as two-time NBA Champion head coach Erik Spoelstra visited the Vols on Wednesday. Check out this feature on his influence on the Orange & White.

Coverage from UTSports.com includes:


Here's what the media is writing:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Devrin Young learns on fly
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols' tight ends pushed hard
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Wednesday night observations
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Spoelstra visits UT practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Croom looming large in slot

Areson Qualifies for World Finals in 5,000

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MOSCOW -- Former Lady Vol Jackie Areson recorded the 10th-best time in the preliminaries of the 5,000-meter run Wednesday to qualify for the finals at the IAAF World Championships.

Areson, who competes for Australia, was eighth in her heat in 15 minutes, 40.21 seconds. Meseret Defar of Ethiopia had the fastest time in 15:22.94. 

The finals will be held Saturday.

In other former UT athlete results at the World Championships, Sarah Bowman Brown finished 22nd in the semifinals of the 1,500 on Tuesday, clocking a time of 4:12.16.

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/14/13)

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The Vols take part in their third double session of training camp on Wednesday with a morning practice at 9 a.m., followed by an evening session at 6:50 p.m. 

Get the latest on the team from Tuesday's practice in #VolReport: Critical Week. Plus watch this feature on a vital part of the team's preparation, one that was inspired by Peyton Manning:


Also from UTSports.com, read this feature on how legend Al Wilson motivates Marlon Walls: A Method Of Motivation.

Here are the latest articles from the media:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dallas does defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones' status still unclear
- Lindy's Annuals: SEC preview: Tennessee
- Yahoo! Sports: SEC preview: Tennessee

Softball Alum Hosfield Named Asst. At Kennesaw State

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Tennessee softball alum Cat Hosfield (2009-12) was recently named an assistant coach at Kennesaw State. Hosfield, who went 49-22 with a 2.91 ERA and 375 strikeouts during her four-year Tennessee career, previously worked as a graduate assistant coach at Armstrong Atlantic State.

Congrats Cat! Read more about it in the KSU release.

KSUOwls.com: SB: Cat Hosfield Named Softball Assistant Coach

Williams Receives Wild Card to U.S. Open

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Former college tennis No. 1 and Vol standout Rhyne Williams accepted one of the USTA's discretionary wild cards into the U.S. Open later this month in New York. 

Williams is no stranger to the USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center. He qualified for the main draw of the U.S. Open last year before losing to American great Andy Roddick in what turned out to be his final career tournament. Williams' lone collegiate major title -- the 2010 USTA/ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships -- came on the indoor courts of the national facility. 

Williams has enjoyed the best season of his career as a professional tennis player in 2013. He enters the week ranked No. 114, a career best in singles. He won his first career ATP Challenger-level title in Dallas and reached the semifinals of the U.S. Men's National Clay Court Championships in Houston, an ATP 250 tournament. 

On the major stage, Williams has started to become a familiar face. He earned the USTA's wild card into the Australian Open in January and was a lucky loser at the French Open. He lost in qualifying at Wimbledon. This year's U.S. Open will be his fourth main draw appearance in the last five Grand Slams. 


Vols In The NFL Update (8/13)

One week of preseason games down -- another coming up at the end of the week and here is your NFL Vols update.

First and foremost: Watch This One-on-One with Jason Witten

The NFL Vol rookies are impressing early in the preseason:
Mychal Rivera
Sports World Report: Rookies Impress In Preseason Game
"I've been really impressed," Allen said of Rivera. "Like I said [last Thursday], one of the question marks you had on Mychal Rivera is his ability to block. We knew he was going to be skilled in the passing game, which he has been, but I've been impressed with the fullness of his game and his ability in the running game as well as in protection."

Portland Press Herald: Patterson Seems Vikings' Catch-All
Fox Sports North: Cordarrelle Patterson Shows Flashes In First NFL Game
All For Tennessee: Terrell Davis Loves Him Some Cordarrelle Patterson
1500 ESPN: Cordarrelle Patterson impresses, but is far from satisfied

Sports Mole: Mike Munchak: 'Justin Hunter strong in Tennessee Titans practice'

The Kansas City Star: Chiefs are ideal environment for Tyler Bray to mature

Britton Colquitt got some good news this week:
DenverBroncos.com: Colquitt a Bronco Through 2016
Denver Post: Britton Colquitt agrees to new Broncos deal, now among NFL's richest punters
NFL.com: Britton Colquitt, Denver Broncos agree on 3-year extension
NBCSports.com: Britton joins Dustin on highly paid Colquitt list

Some news on Britton's NFL Vol teammates:
Denver Post: Malik Jackson catches Jack Del Rio's attention
Denver Post: Coming off sensational year, Peyton Manning not showing age
USA Today: Pistol is an action weapon for Manning, Broncos

And a wrap up of some more NFL Vols:
ESPN: Donte' Stallworth (hamstring) out
Cleveland.com: Hardesty returns to practice on limited basis: Cleveland Browns quick snaps
ESPN: Hardesty Injures Thumb
Panthers.com: Notes: RB Poole Practices Patience
Thoughts from the Dark Side: Kevin Burnett says he and the Raiders are hungry to win








R.A. Dickey Given Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award

2012 Cy Young Award winner, current Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and Vol For Life R.A. Dickey is the recipient of the United States Sports Academy's 2013 Jackie Robinson Humanitarian Award for his work with Bombay Teen Challenge in India.

The award is presented annually to an individual who has demonstrated a concern for mankind, exhibits dedication, grace under pressure, personal sacrifice, compassion, hope, and dignity that characterize the promotion of human welfare and social reform. Previous winners include Albert Pujols, Tim Tebow, LaDainian Tomlinson, Pat Tillman, Doug Flutie, Michael Jordan and many more.


Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/13/13)

Training camp rolls on for the Vols as they return to Haslam Field Tuesday at 3:40 p.m. Get the latest on the team in the #VolReport: Assistants' Insight.

Check out a pair of videos from Monday including some nifty ball-handling by the Vols:


Plus, a look at why the team's practice jerseys have a new look in 2013:

Here are the latest stories from the media:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: 'Coachable' North making mark
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Smith a 'pleasant surprise'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Monday night practice observations

College Sports Madness Preseason Honors

 

College Sports Madness recently named Tennessee's Hannah Wilkinson and Caroline Brown to its SEC 2013 Preseason All-Conference Teams. The website named Wilkinson to its first team and tabbed Brown for its second team.

College Sports Madness: SEC 2013 Preseason All-Conference Teams

Brandt Tabs McCullers No. 4 Senior NFL Prospect



As the 2013 season approaches, NFL.com Senior Analyst Gil Brandt has tabbed Tennessee defensive tackle Daniel McCullers the No. 4 senior NFL prospect in the country. Brandt also has Vol seniors James Stone (No. 25), Ja'Wuan James (No. 52) and Zach Fulton (No. 71) on the list.

Check out Brandt's complete list of "Hot 100 Seniors" below:

Merritt Sixth in 110 Hurdles at World Championships

MOSCOW -- World-record holder and Olympic gold medalist Aries Merritt finished sixth in the 110-meter hurdles Monday at the IAAF World Championships. 

Merritt crossed the finish line in 13.31. The USA had a 1-2 finish with David Oliver winning (13.00) and Ryan Wilson taking bronze. 

"Obviously in a hurdle race, if you hit hurdles you don't win," Merritt told USA Track and Field. "Last year was the perfect year. I didn't hit any hurdles, I was flawless. This time I made mistakes and I'm not the champion.  That's pretty much how it boils down. 

"I'm not really disappointed. I'm happy that I could walk away from that race injury-free. Obviously, the semifinal was a huge scare. I had to expend so much energy, because I literally thought someone false started. So I sat in the blocks thinking they were going to shoot the gun twice. I expended way too much energy in the semifinal to run myself into the final.  The guys who got it done here deserve all the credit and the utmost respect."

In 2012, Merritt won the Olympic gold in the 110 hurdles and set the world record later in the year. He was coming off a back injury at the World Championships.

Majors On Jones: Vols Best Coach In 10 Years

Former Vols football coach Johnny Majors laughs as the and John Seigenthaler, left, tell old stories after Majors annouched he has given his papers and other memorabilia chronicling his life to the Tennessee State Library and Archives . Monday Aug. 12, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

By: Mike Organ
The Tennessean

Johnny Majors knows a good football coach when he sees one and in Butch Jones he says Tennessee has a good one.

Jones is in fact, the best the Vols have had in a long time, according to Majors, who coached at UT from 1977-92.

"I guarantee you it will be a better-coached football team than what's been up there in eight or 10 years; probably 10 years at least," Majors said. "Butch Jones is going to get it done; you mark this down on August the 12th. John Majors doesn't know all, but John Majors can tell you who can coach and who cannot coach and Butch Jones can coach."

Continue Reading at The Tennessean.com

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (8/12/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Aug. 12, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Take note that junior Mikelis Libietis has also made a surge up the rankings thanks to his summer success on the ITF Futures circuit. The reigning SEC Player of the Year is ranked a career best No. 726 in singles and he is at No. 832 in doubles. He will move higher in the rankings next week thanks to his semifinal singles appearance and doubles title in Jurmala, Latvia, over the weekend.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 114 (+2)
Doubles: 156 (+1)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 233 (+14)
Doubles: 142 (-3)
Note: Reached quarterfinals in singles of last week's $100,000 Aptos Challenger in California ... Off this week. 

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 299 (+15)
Doubles: 73 (+1)
Note: Qualified for singles at the Aptos Challenger but lost in the first round of the main draw ... Off this week.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 683 (+4)
Doubles: 688 (-6)
Note: Off last week ... Playing this week in Serbia. Reuniting in doubles with former Vol and doubles partner Boris Conkic, who will make his first professional tennis appearance in nearly two years. 

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/12/13)

The second double-session of Vols' training camp takes place on Monday with practices at 9 a.m., and 6:50 p.m. Find out what makes two-a-days so important to Head Coach Butch Jones in this feature:


Check out the latest coverage from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols seeking nickel replacements
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' offense satisfied after scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Defense confident, moving forward
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Peterman pleased with scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Hit provides timely lesson

Four Stripes Removed On Sunday For Vols' Newcomers

On Sunday, four newcomers to the Tennessee football program had their black stripes removed from their helmets. The first player to have his stripe removed was freshman cornerback Cameron Sutton, last week. On Sunday, Dylan Wiesman had his stripe removed by 'big brother' Antonio Richardson in the team's morning meeting.

In the evening, three more stripes came off: junior tailback Justus Pickett, freshman wide receiver Marquez North and freshman defensive lineman Corey Vereen. That brings the total to five. 

Head coach Butch Jones instituted this new tradition where new members of the program begin their time with a black stripe and have to earn the removal of the stripe from a 'big brother,' who mentors and watches over the newcomer. 


Happy Birthday - Aug. 11: VFL Ed Littleton

On August 11, we celebrate the 53rd birthday of former Tennessee men's basketball player Ed Littleton. He was part of the 1981-82 SEC Champion Vols squad that compiled a 20-10 (13-5 SEC) record.


(From L-R, Ed Littleton is the second player in on the top row)

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/11/13)

The Vols finished a stretch of three practices in a span of 30 hours with a scrimmage on Saturday night. UT will not take the field on Sunday, as the Vols will have their second day off practice during training camp. Check out all the action from the scrimmage right here:

Coverage from UTSports.com includes:

Check out the latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' offense satisfied after scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Wrath of Butch finds Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols prove that inaction can be a virtue
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Peterman pleased with scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Big runs highlight first scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Second-team OL impresses


On August 10, we celebrate the birthdays of new wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni, and former men's basketball players Bobby Croft, Brandon Wharton and Brian Williams.



   

Vols In The NFL Preseason Football (8/10)

Just one NFL Preseason game tonight as the New York Giants take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on the NFL Network starting at 7:30 p.m.