UTSPORTS.COM HOME
Buy Tickets Tenn Fund
ALERT
BUTCH JONES NAMED VOLS' NEW FOOTBALL COACH. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY »
UPS Blog

September 2013 Archives

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (9/30/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Sept. 30, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 124 (+4)
Doubles: 158 (+2)
Note: Reached the singles quarterfinals of the $50,000 Napa Challenger last week ... Playing at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger this week ... 

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 219 (-2)
Doubles: 69 (+2)
Note: Won the doubles title at the $50,000 Napa Challenger last week after taking a week off singles competition ... It was his 15th pro doubles title ... Playing the Sacramento Challenger this week in singles and doubles.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 248 (-15)
Doubles: 131 (-4)
Note: Reached second round of singles last week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger ... Playing this week at the $100,000 Sacramento Challenger.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 702 (-13)
Doubles: 457 (+50)
Note: Career best No. 457 in the doubles rankings after points were added from Futures title two weeks ago ... Off last week ... 

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 30)

Tennessee is 9-5 all-time on Sept. 30. One of the biggest wins was in 1989, as the No. 12 Vols downed No. 4 Auburn, 21-14. Reggie Cobb and Chuck Webb combined for 354 rushing yards.
 

 


September 30 (9-5)
1905 W, 16-6 TENN. SCHOOL FOR DEAF
1916 W, 33-0 TUSCULUM
1922 W, 32-7 CARSON-NEWMAN
1933 W, 27-0 VIRGINIA TECH
1944 W, 26-13 KENTUCKY
1950 L, 0-7 at Mississippi State
1961 L, 21-24 AUBURN
1967 W, 27-13 AUBURN
1972 L, 6-10 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1978 L, 10-29 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1989 W, 21-14 No. 4 AUBURN
1995 W, 31-0 OKLAHOMA STATE
2000 L, 31-38 at Louisiana State (OT)
2006 W, 41-7 at Memphis


Also, on Sept. 30, 2005: Former Vol Ray Nettles was selected to the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame. Nettles joined Dick Huffman and Condredge Holloway as Vols in the CFL Hall of Fame.

Happy Birthday - Sept. 30: C. Burdick, T. Callahan, A. Carson, F. Weary

On Sept. 30, we celebrate the birthdays of Lady Vol hoops forward Cierra Burdick and Vols' defensive lineman Allan Carson.

Cierra Burdick Allan Carson

We would also like to wish Happy Birthday to former Tennessee softball standout Tonya Callahan and former Vols football star offensive lineman Fred Weary.

 Tonya Callahan 

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/30/13)

Saturday will mark the debut of the Vols Smokey Gray Uniforms, as Tennessee takes on No. 6 Georgia at 3:30 p.m., on CBS. Get pumped up with this video:



Get the latest on the Vols with these stories:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Jones says he believes in Worley as UT Vols' QB
- Fox Sports Tennessee: Too Close For Cmfort
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols 'found a way to win'
- Tennessee Journalist: Vols squeak past South Alabama

News on Georgia includes:
- ESPN.com: Murray's Moment


Happy Birthday - Sept. 29: Jasmine Jones, Rawane "Pops" Ndiaye

On Sept. 29, we wish Happy Birthday to two Tennessee basketball players - Lady Vol sophomore forward Jasmine Jones and Vol hoops center Rawane "Pops" Ndiaye.

Jasmine Jones Rawane Ndiaye

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 29)

The Vols posted a 9-4-1 record on Sept. 29.

 

September 29 (9-4-1)
1923 L, 0-41 at Army
1928 W, 41-0 MARYVILLE
1934 W, 32-0 CENTRE
1939 W, 13-0 NC State
1945 W, 7-6 WAKE FOREST
1951 W, 14-0 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1956 W, 35-7 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1962 L, 21-22 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1973 W, 21-0 at No. 11 AUBURN
1979 W, 35-17 AUBURN
1984 L, 10-29 at No. 20 Auburn
1990 T, 26-26 at No. 3 Auburn
2001 W, 26-18 No. 14 LOUISIANA STATE
2012 L, 44-51 at No. 5 Georgia


On Sept. 29, 2001: Tennessee has its fifth largest Neyland Stadium game attendance against LSU with a total of 108,472 as the Vols beat the #14 Tigers.

Vols Vs. Georgia To Kickoff At 3:30 pm On CBS

The Vols game vs. Georgia next Saturday, Oct. 5 will kickoff at 3:30 p.m., and air on CBS Sports. 

Vols In The NFL Gameday (9/29)

There are 25 NFL Vols in action today including some in London!



1:00 p.m. games
Ravens vs. Bills - Morgan Cox and the Ravens are headed to Buffalo

Cardinals vs. Buccaneers - Dan Williams' Cardinals are in Tampa Bay for a meeting with Luke Stocker's Bucs

Steelers vs. Vikings - Ramon Foster and the Steelers and Marvin Mitchell, Cordarrelle Patterson and the Vikings are in London for this meeting
Steel City Insider: OLine Looking to get nasty

Giants vs. Chiefs - Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs welcome the Giants to town this week
Kansas City Sports: Chiefs Berry playing the way his favorite player once did
KY3: Berry confronts fear of horses

Colts vs. Jaguars - Aubrayo Franklin and the Colts are headed to Jacksonville for a meeting with Jacques McClendon and the Jags
ActionNewsJax.com: Jaguars ReSign McClendon

Seahawks vs. Texans - Tony McDaniel and the Seahawks are in Houston for a meeting with Arian Foster and the Texans

4:00 p.m. games
Jets vs. Titans - Matt Simms and the Jets are in Nashville for a meeting with Justin Hunter and the Titans this afternoon
The Tennessean: Hunter ready for more playing time

 Redskins vs. Raiders - The Vol heavy Raiders, Kevin Burnett, Denarius Moore and Mychal Rivera, welcome Washington to Oakland today

Eagles vs. Broncos - Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos play host to the Eagles in Denver this afternoon.
The Gazette: The Book of Colquitt? Better believe it
National Post: Manning getting better with age
The Denver Post: Ayers surprise leader in sacks
Predominantly Orange: Manning FedEx Air Player of the Week

Cowboys vs. Chargers - Jason Witten and the Cowboys are on the road in San Diego for a meeting with the Chargers
ESPN: Old School Tight Ends Still Effective
Star-Telegram: Five Things To Watch in Cowboys-Chargers Game
DallasCowboys.com: Witten, Gates Have Similar Road

Sunday Night Football
Patriots vs. Falcons - Jerod Mayo and the Patriots are in Atlanta for a meeting with Omar Gaither and the Falcons at the Georgia Dome to wrap up Sunday's games

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/29/13)

The Vols Topped South Alabama 31-24 on Saturday. Check out the highlights right here:

More coverage from UTSports.com includes:

Here's a look at the media coverage:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols' good defensive moments overshadowed
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Justin Worley acquirin' experience the hard way
- Tennessee Journalist: Vols squeak past South Alabama
- UT Daily Beacon: Vols escape Jags, 31-24

Happy Birthday - Sept. 28: Tyler Coombes, Ambika Pande, Robert Meachem

On Sept. 28, we celebrate the birthdays of Tennessee defensive back Tyler Coombes and Lady Vol tennis freshman Ambika Pande.

Tyler Coombes Ambika Pande

Also celebrating a birthday today is former Tennessee standout and current New Orleans wide receiver Robert Meachem.


This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 28)

The Vols have had great success on Sept. 28 over the course of history posting an 8-3 record. That includes a dramatic 38-20 upset of a No. 1 Auburn in 1985. That was only the second-ever win for the Vols over a top-ranked team and remains the last such win. Check out our Lowe's #DefiningMoments feature on the game.
 

September 28 (8-3)
1929 W, 40-6 CENTRE
1935 W, 20-0 SOUTHWESTERN
1940 W, 49-0 MERCER
1946 W, 13-9 GEORGIA TECH
1957 L, 0-7 AUBURN
1963 L, 19-23 AUBURN
1968 W, 24-17 MEMPHIS STATE
1974 L, 0-21 at Auburn
1985 W, 38-20 No. 1 AUBURN
1991 W, 30-21 No. 13 AUBURN
2002 W, 35-14 RUTGERS

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/28/13)

Lady Vol Hoops Update


Photo by Robin Layton

There's been plenty of off-campus activity involving former Lady Vols this week. Candace Parker and Tamika Catchings were named All-WNBA, while Parker, Catchings and Glory Johnson were invited to attend the 2013 USA Women's National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.

 

Catchings also is featured in "Hoop the American Dream," a book of photographs by Robin Layton that features photographs of basketball goals all around the country and stories told by the users of those hoops. In addition to Catchings, Layton's book also features UT Head Coach Emeritus Pat Summitt and former Lady Vols Chamique Holdsclaw and Michelle Marciniak.

 

Coach Summitt also was in the news for attending a fundraiser in Clarksville for the Pat Summitt Foundation. Summitt was born in nearby Cheatham County in the town of Henrietta.

 

To read more about these stories, please click on the links below.

 

--WNBA.com: Parker, Catchings Headline 2013 All-WNBA Team

-- USAB.com: Olympic, World Championship Gold Medalists Headline USA Mini-Camp

--NewsChannel5.com: Pat Summitt Attends Fundraiser For Her Foundation

--HoopTheAmericanDream: Lady Vols Featured In "Hoop the American dream"

 

Sept. 27 is a busy day for birthdays on Rocky Top as we celebrate five with Tennessee ties. We wish a happy birthday to senior rower Katherine Changes, sophomore swimmer Adam Cornett and junior Lady Vol hoops star Isabelle Harrison.

Katherine Changes Adam Cornett Isabelle Harrison

Also celebrating a birthday today is former Tennessee men's basketball player Ed Gray and former Vol quarterback and current New York Jets' signal caller Matt Simms.

Ed Gray 

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 27)

The Vols are 8-4 all-time on Sept. 27. That includes three wins in a row vs. Auburn from 1969-80 including a 42-0 whitewash in 1980.

In 2003, the Vols handed South Carolina a thrilling 23-20 overtime win at Neyland Stadium in front of 107,881.

September 27 (8-4)
1913 W, 58-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1919 W, 29-6 TUSCULUM
1930 W, 54-0 MARYVILLE
1947 L, 0-27 at Georgia Tech
1952 W, 14-7 Mississippi State (N)@ Memphis, Tenn.
1958 L, 0-13 No. 3 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1969 W, 45-19 AUBURN
1975 W, 21-17 AUBURN
1980 W, 42-0 at Auburn
1986 L, 8-34 at No. 8 Auburn
2003 W, 23-20 SOUTH CAROLINA (OT)
2008 L, 12-14 at No. 15 Auburn

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/27/13)

Tennessee returns to Neyland Stadium for the first time in three weeks on Saturday as the Vols host South Alabama in the first-ever meeting between the teams. Get all of your info on the game in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: South Alabama.

Check out the latest from the Vols' staff in #VolReport: Putting The Pieces Together as well as a feature video on the team's in-season conditioning program:


Here's what the media is writing: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols say third-down defense is 'close'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley's career can go one of two ways

News out of Alabama includes: 

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/27/13)

Tennessee returns to Neyland Stadium for the first time in three weeks on Saturday as the Vols host South Alabama in the first-ever meeting between the teams. Get all of your info on the game in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: South Alabama.

Check out the latest from the Vols' staff in #VolReport: Putting The Pieces Together as well as a feature video on the team's in-season conditioning program:


Here's what the media is writing: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols say third-down defense is 'close'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley's career can go one of two ways

News out of Alabama includes: 

Vols in the Pros Update (9/23-25)

There were five former Vols that saw action this week in major league baseball including Todd Helton, who played the last home game of his career at Coors Field, going 2-for-3 with a home run and a double. See how he and the other four players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

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

September 24: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .194, 136 G, 45 R, 91 H, 17 2B, 21 HR, 54 RBIs

VIDEO: Arencibia hits a solo homer.


R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays

[Did not play]

Season: 13-13, 4.27 ERA, 33 G, 217.1 IP, 202 H, 111 R, 103 ER, 70 BB, 174 K


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

September 24: 1-for-4, 1 K

September 25: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .289, 84 G, 42 R, 80 H, 18 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 34 RBIs, 2/2 SB


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

September 23: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

September 24: 1-for-4, 1 BB, 2 K

September 25: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 3 RBIs, 1 K

Season: .249, 137 G, 57 R, 126 H, 32 2B, 2 3B, 13 HR, 49 RBIs, 8/11 SB

VIDEO: Headley hits an RBI single.

VIDEO: Headley hits an RBI double to right-center.

VIDEO: Headley hits an RBI single to left.


Todd Helton - Colorado Rockies

September 24: 2-for-4, 1 RBI, 2 K

September 25: 2-for-3, HR, 2B, 1 R, 3 RBIs, 1 K

Season: .254, 121 G, 41 R, 98 H, 22 2B, 1 3B, 15 HR, 61 RBIs, 39 BB, 83 K

VIDEO: There have literally been over 20 videos put up of Helton on the Major League Baseball website over the past few days, so just click the link and pick the ones you want to see.


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

September 23: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 2 K

Season: 5-2, 1.98 ERA, 2 SV, 56 G, 68.1 IP, 40 H, 15 R, 17 BB, 79 K

Vols in the CFL Update (Week 13)

Three former Vols took the field during Week 13 of the CFL season, including Demonte' Bolden, who had a tackle and a fumble recovery. See how 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

September 21 vs. Toronto Argonauts: 1 tackle, 1 fumble recovery

Season: 11 G, 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 2 fumble recovery, 10 fumble return yards

Jonathan Crompton - Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos

September 20 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Did not play

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

Jonathan Hefney - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

September 21 vs. Toronto Argonauts: Recoded no stats

Season: 8 G, 18 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 36 fumble return yards

Demetrice Morley - Defensive Back, Toronto Argonauts

September 21 vs. Calgary Stampeders: 3 tackles

Season: 8 G, 22 tackles, 2 INT, 37 INT return yards

Jermaine Copeland - Receivers Coach, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

September 21 vs.Montreal Alouettes: Copeland's receiving corps combined for 14 receptions, and 196 yards and no touchdowns.  

Cory Stone - Defensive Line Coach, Toronto Argonauts

September 21 vs. Calgary Stampeders: Stone's linemen combined for seven tackles and one sack.

Top 10 plays from week 13.

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 26)


On this day, Sept. 26 in 1953 Smokey chosen at halftime of Miss. State game by student body to become mascot.


The Pep Club held a contest to select a coonhound, a native breed of the state, as the school's live mascot. Announcements of the contest in local newspapers read, "This can't be an ordinary hound. He must be a 'Houn' Dog' in the best sense of the word."

The late Rev. Bill Brooks entered his prize-winning blue tick coon hound, "Brooks' Blue Smokey," in the contest. At halftime of the Mississippi State game that season, the dogs were lined up on the old cheerleaders' ramp at Shields-Watkins Field. Each dog was introduced over the loudspeaker and the student body cheered for their favorite, with "Blue Smokey" being the last hound introduced. When his name was called, he barked. The students cheered and Smokey threw his head back and barked again. This kept going until the stadium was in an uproar and UT had found its mascot.

 September 26 (9-3-2)
1914 W, 89-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1931 W, 33-0 MARYVILLE
1936 W, 13-0 Chattanooga
1942 T, 0-0 South Carolina
1953 L, 0-26 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1959 W, 3-0 No. 3 AUBURN
1964 L, 0-3 No. 8 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1970 L, 23-36 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1981 W, 10-7 AUBURN
1987 T, 20-20 No. 3 AUBURN
1992 W, 40-0 CINCINNATI
1998 W, 42-7 HOUSTON
2005 W, 30-27 No. 4 Louisiana State (OT)
2009 W, 34-23 OHIO


In 2005, the Vols posted their last win over a top-5 team with a 30-27 victory over No. 4 LSU in overtime. Gerald Riggs Jr.'s 1-yard rush in overtime proved to be difference. Check out the highlights:

Happy Birthday - Sept. 26: Heather Kiger

Celebrating her 19th birthday on Sept. 26 is Tennessee sophomore swimmer Heather Kiger.


Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/26/13)

Tennessee returns to storied Neyland Stadium on Saturday for its first-ever game with South Alabama. Get the latest in the #VolReport: A Game Of Inches. On Saturday, more than 100 Vols will have the honor of running through the T again. Check out this feature on what it means to continue the tradition.

Also from UTSports.com: 

Here's what the media is writing
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols say third-down defense is 'close'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Time for yet another freshman debut

News on South Alabama includes:

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.


Vol Calls returns to the airwaves tonight at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. Be sure to listen for the latest from Tennessee head coach Butch Jones. 

Join us in person at Calhoun's on the River or LISTEN LIVE on UTSports.com/AllAccess

Knoxville Posts 2nd-Highest Rating For Manning Movie

Knoxville ranked second among all markets in terms of Nielsen TV ratings for viewers of The Book of Manning with a 5.5 rating. That was second only to the city where Archie Manning played the majority of his pro career, New Orleans, which posted a 6.5. Memphis and Nashville both posted 4.5 ratings. 

ESPN Films kicked off its third season of the "SEC Storied" series last night with The Book of Manning, which earned a 1.6 overnight rating from the metered markets, according to Nielsen. The film featured an unprecedented look at Archie Manning and his famous football family.

 

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 25)

On Sept. 25, 1926, General Robert Neyland coached his first game as head coach of the Volunteers as Tennessee shutout Carson-Newman, 13-0. The General went on to post a 76-7-5 record in his first tenure with the Vols from 1926-34. His career mark over 21 seasons was 173-31-12 for a 82.9 win percentage. 

 September 25 (9-4-1)
1915 W, 101-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1920 W, 45-0 EMORY & HENRY
1926 W, 13-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1937 W, 32-0 WAKE FOREST
1948 L, 6-21 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1954 W, 19-7 Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1965 T, 13-13 AUBURN
1971 L, 9-10 No. 5 AUBURN
1976 L, 28-38 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1982 L, 14-24 Auburn
1993 W, 42-20 LOUISIANA STATE
1999 W, 17-16 MEMPHIS
2004 W, 42-17 LOUISIANA TECH
2010 W, 32-29 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM (2 OT)

Check out highlights from the Vols' 42-20 win over LSU on Sept. 25, 1993 as Heath Shuler led the Orange & White with three TD passes

Tennessee Update: Baseball Blog (9/25)


In total, 26 Volunteers played in 13 different summer leagues, spanning 11 states and two countries. Four Vols - Trevor Bettencourt, Jeff Moberg, A.J. Simcox and Christin Stewart - made the long haul up to The Last Frontier to compete in the Alaska Baseball League.

Simcox and Stewart, who recently spoke with the media about their experience, were both named first team Perfect Game Summer All-Americans. Simcox posted a .356 batting average, garnering the league's Silver Slugger Award, while Stewart was named the league MVP.

Below are a couple stories from the local media on the pair's summer up north:

Happy Birthday - Sept. 25: Erin Champion

On Sept. 25, we wish Happy Birthday to Lady Vol pole vaulter Erin Champion.


Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/25/13)

Tuesday's practice saw several returns to Haslam Field. Most notably Hall of Fame coach Phillip Fulmer was back at a Vols practice for the first time since 2008. Read about here: A Welcome Return For Fulmer.

Get the latest on two other players' returns to action after defensive backs Riyahd Jones and Michael F. Williams were back: #VolReport: A Day Of Happy Returns. Check out what Butch Jones had to say about an eventful day at practice. 

Also on UTSports.com, get up-close-and-personal with this feature on Helmet Cam: 


Here's what the media is writing:

- Associated Press: Fulmer makes appearance at Tennessee practice

- Associated Press: Vols' defense struggling in third-down situations

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Brian Randolph shining in Tennessee Vols secondary

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Cornerbacks Jones, Williams back at practice for Vols

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Missed 'Book of Manning?' No problem

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Phillip Fulmer attends Tennessee practice for first time since firing


Here's a look at coverage from Alabama:


Vols In The NFL Update (9/24)

There were 24 NFL Vols in action this past weekend, 16 of them making starts for their respective teams.

Not a bad ratio at all.

Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver Oakland W, 37-21 Started at RDE, 2 sacks, 3 QBH
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Philadelphia W, 26-16 Started at SS, Pick-6, 5 tackles, 2 PD
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Philadelphia W, 26-16 Not Active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland Denver L, 37-21 Started at WLB, game high 10 tackles
Britton Colquitt P Denver Oakland W, 37-21 1 punt, 37 yds, I-20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Philadelphia W, 26-16 5 punts, 43.6 avg. 3 I-20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Houston W, 30-9 Snapped on all punts, kicks
Arian Foster RB Houston Baltimore L, 30-9 Started at RB, 12 rush 54 yds
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Chicago L, 40-23 Started at LG
Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  San Francisco W, 27-7 Started at NT, 3 tackles
Omar Gaither LB Atlanta Miami L, 27-23 Did Not Play
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans Arizona W, 31-7 Started at LCB, 5 tackles, 1 TFL
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Arizona W, 31-7 Started at OLB
Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland Minnesota W, 31-27 Injured Reserve
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee San Diego W, 20-17 1 rec. 34 yds GW TD
Malik Jackson DE Denver Oakland W, 37-21 1/2 sack, for 5.5 yd loss
Austin Johnson FB



Peyton Manning QB Denver Oakland W, 37-21 32-37-374-3 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England Tampa Bay W, 23-3 Started at LB, 9 tackles, 1 sack
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville
Seattle
L, 45-17
Not active
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle Jacksonville W, 45-17 Started at LDT, 6 tackles, 1 TFL
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Arizona W, 31-7 2 rec, 34 yds, 1 TD
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota Cleveland L, 31-27 Started at WLB
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Denver L, 37-21 Started at WR, 6 rec. 124 yds, TD
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Cleveland L, 31-27 2 rec. 49 yds
Tauren Poole RB Carolina NY Giants W, 38-0 Practice Squad
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Denver L, 37-21 2 rec, 21 yds
Chris Scott OL Carolina NY Giants W, 38-0 Started at RG
Matt Simms QB NY Jets Buffalo W, 27-20 Did Not Play
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay New England L, 23-3 Not Active
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Atlanta W, 27-23 Not Active
Scott Wells C St. Louis Dallas L, 31-7 Started at C
Dan Williams DT Arizona New Orleans L, 31-7 Did Not Play
Jason Witten TE Dallas St. Louis W, 31-7 Started at TE, 5 rec. 67 yds

News and Notes

Wide Receiver U
Three NFL Vol wide receivers pulled down catches for touchdowns this weekend.
  • Back in the Gold and Black, Robert Meachem had his first TD of the year for New Orleans helping them to a 31-7 victory over Arizona
  • Rookie Justin Hunter had his first catch of the season for Tennessee and it was a big one as he hauled in the game-winning touchdown over San Diego in the final seconds of the game helping Tennessee to a 20-17 win.
  • Denarius Moore capped off the weekend with an outstanding 6 receptions for 124 yards and a 73 yard TD

Taking them Down

  • The Vols were all over the place on the field this weekend combining for 40 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four TFLs and a pick-6
  • Leading the way was Kevin Burnett who registered a game-high 10 tackles against Denver on Monday Night Football.
  • Jerod Mayo totaled a game-high nine tackles in a 23-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Robert Ayres notched two sacks, while teammate Malik Jackson combined for an 11-yard sack of Terrelle Pryor
  • Eric Berry took a Michael Vick pass 36-yards to the house for his second career pick-6

Just Peyton Being Peyton

  • Another week, another NFL record as Peyton Manning threw for 374 yards against Oakland Monday night marking his 75th career 300+ yard passing game.
  • Peyton also tossed three touchdowns giving him 12 through the first three games, an NFL record. 

NFL Vol News

The Tennessean: Hunter ready for more playing time

Journal Gazette: Hunter helps Titans snap 21-year skid

SI.com: Minnesota Vikings Week 3 Takeaways

NFL.com: Luke Stocker on Injured Reserve

USA TODAY: Peyton Manning is going to have the greatest quarterbacking season ever

Chattanooga Times Free Press: Peyton Manning sets record for TD passes in first three games

9News.com: Manning leads Denver past Oakland

Arrowhead Addict: Breaking down Eric Berry's Interception

SunHerald.com: Meachem, Haralson two valuable additions for Saints

The Sacramento Bee: McClendon Promoted To Active Roster

All For Tennessee: Hunter catches Game-Winning TD

Kansas.com: Chiefs' Berry one of NFL's best

Vote For Neyland Stadium For Best Game Day Ambiance



FROM USA TODAY:

Football fans count the days 'til season's first kickoff and certain college towns completely elevate a game day experience.  From girls in pearls and fans arriving by boat to par-tay cabooses and mountain views, a lot of factors go into game day ambiance.  No matter which teams eventually top the BCS standings, these 20 nominees are special.  Vote for your favorite once a day until OCT 21 at NOON.

VOTE HERE FOR NEYLAND STADIUM

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 24)


92 years ago on Sept. 24, 1921, the Tennessee Volunteers played their first game a new venue, housing 3,200 seats in 17 rows on the west side of the field. The field known as Shields-Watkins Field, then Shields-Watkins Stadium is now what we call Neyland Stadium.

PHOTOS: Shields-Watkins Field --- Neyland Stadium Through The Years
 

The Vols defeated Emory & Henry 27-0 on Sept. 24, 1921.

All-time the Vols are 7-5 on this date, winning the first five games from 1921-1949. 

Tennessee has not played on Sept. 24 since 1994.

September 24 (7-5)
1921 W, 27-0 EMORY & HENRY
1927 W, 33-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1932 W, 13-0 at Chattanooga
1938 W, 26-3 UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
1949 W, 10-0 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1955 L, 7-13 MISSISSIPPI STATE
1960 W, 10-3 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1966 W, 28-0 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1977 L, 12-14 AUBURN
1983 L, 14-37 No. 11 AUBURN
1988 L, 6-38 No. 4 Auburn
1994 L, 21-24 at Mississippi State

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/24/13)

It was back to work for the Vols on Monday as Tennessee hosts South Alabama on Saturday to begin the first of three games in a row at Neyland Stadium. Get all of your info in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: South Alabama.

Jones met with the media on Monday and provided updates: 


Here's all the coverage from UTSports.com: 

Check out the following stories from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley is in, but who is next?

News on South Alabama includes: 

Lady Vol Hoops Update



As the 2013-14 approaches, check out some recent features on the Lady Vol basketball program and see what some former Lady Vols have been up to in the WNBA and the coaching profession. Pictured is new Northwood University (Fla.) head coach Courtney McDaniel.

FORMER LADY VOLS IN THE NEWS...
seahawks.gonorthwood.com:
Courtney McDaniel Hired as Head Women's Basketball Coach
ESPN.com: Catchings, Fever overwhelm Sky
ESPN.com: Candace Parker wins WNBA MVP

2013-14 TENNESSEE BASKETBALL IN THE NEWS...
Knoxville News Sentinel:
Strength and conditioning coach Lee Taylor puts Lady Vols in the zone
Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols' Carter finally feeling healthy again
Knoxville News Sentinel:
Meighan Simmons remodels game to better handle pressure





Vols In The Pros - Monday Night Football (9/23)

Seven NFL Vols are in action tonight for Monday Night Football



Kevin Burnett, Denarius Moore, Mychal Rivera and the Raiders have headed to the Mile High City for a meeting with Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos on ESPN.

Compass Cayman: Peyton Scares Raiders
Washington Post: Peyton says he owes debt of gratitude to Todd Helton
ESPN: Woodson, Manning share history
San Francisco Chronicle: Rivera brings full skill set to Raiders
ESPN: Burnett leaves
ESPN: Burnett returns to practice

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (9/23/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Sept. 23, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 128 (-3)
Doubles: 160 (-3)
Note: Off last week ... Playing this week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger in California.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 217 (+15)
Doubles: 71 (+1)
Note: Working back up the rankings -- just seven from his career best -- after reaching the quarterfinals last week at the $125,000+H Kaohsiung Challenger in Taiwan ... Playing doubles this week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 233 (-2)
Doubles: 127 (+14)
Note: Nearing the top 100 in doubles after winning the $75,000 Izmir Challenger in Turkey last week with Austin Krajicek. Ranking of 127 is a career best ... Playing this week at the $50,000 Napa Challenger in California. 

Matteo Fago
Singles: 689 (-1)
Doubles: 507 (-24)
Note: Won another doubles title last week at the $10,000 Futures in Italy last week, this time with fellow Italian Manuel Mazzella ... Winner of three doubles titles this year ... Off this week.

Big Orange Hotline - Monday At 8 p.m.



The Big Orange Hotline returns to the airwaves on Monday night at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT from Dead End BBQ in Knoxville. 

Join Bob Kesling and Pat Ryan or listen live on UTSports.com/AllAccess.


Vols in the Pros Update (9/19-22)

There were six former Vols that saw action in professional baseball this weekend including Todd Helton, who had a terrific four-game stretch that included picking up his 1,400th career run scored as well as his 1,400th career RBI. See how he and the other five players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

September 19: 0-for-4, 1 K

September 20: 0-for-4, 3 K

September 21: 1-for-4, 1 RBI

Season: .196, 134 G, 44 R, 90 H, 17 2B, 20 HR, 53 RBIs

VIDEO: Arencibia hits an RBI single.


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

September 22: L, 8.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 1 BB, 11 K

Season: 13-13, 4.27 ERA, 33 G, 217.1 IP, 202 H, 111 R, 103 ER, 70 BB, 174 K

VIDEO: Dickey strikes out 11 in eight innings.


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

September 19: 2-for-5, 1 R, 3 K

September 21: 2-for-3, 2B, 1 R

September 22: 0-for-3, 1 R, 3 K

Season: .294, 82 G, 42 R, 79 H, 18 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 34 RBIs, 2/2 SB

VIDEO: Gomes has an impressive game, both offensively and defensively.

VIDEO: Gomes throws out Jose Altuve who was trying to steal second.

VIDEO: Gomes makes a nice play to recover after a pitch in the dirt to throw out L.J. Hoes at third.

VIDEO: Gomes throws behind a runner on second to get an out in the 10th inning.

VIDEO: Gomes fires to first to get Jonathan Villar out who was taking too much of a lead off the bag.


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

September 19: 0-for-4, 1 K

September 20: 0-for-2, 2 BB, 1 K

September 21: 1-for-4, 2B, 2 K

September 22: 0-for-1

Season: .243, 134 G, 56 R, 120 H, 30 2B, 2 3B, 13 HR, 45 RBIs, 8/11 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

September 19: 2-for-6, HR, 2B, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 K

September 20: 1-for-4, 2B, 1 R

September 21: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 K

September 22: 3-for-5, 2 2B, 1 R, 4 RBIs, 1 K

Season: .248, 119 G, 40 R, 94 H, 21 2B, 1 3B, 14 HR, 57 RBIs, 39 BB, 80 K

VIDEO: Helton used a hidden ball trick to get a runner out in the first and hit a game-tying homer in the ninth to lead the Rockies to a victory.

VIDEO: Helton's game-tying homer.

VIDEO: Helton charges a bunt and fires to third to start a 3-5-4 double play.

VIDEO: Helton makes a nice grab on a line drive to get the Rockies out of a bases-loaded jam.

VIDEO: Helton makes a terrific slide at home plate to put a run on the board.

VIDEO: Helton rips a double to right that gives him his 1,400th career RBI.

VIDEO: A fan paints a picture of Helton as a centaur.

VIDEO: Helton has a three-hit game that gave him both his 1,400th run scored and 1,400th RBI.

VIDEO: Helton hits a two-run single.


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

September 20: W, 0.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Season: 5-2, 1.74 ERA, 2 SV, 55 G, 67.1 IP, 38 H, 13 R, 17 BB, 77 K


Vols-Georgia Game Time To Be Announced Sunday

CBS has elected to use a six-day selection for games on October 5. CBS will hold Arkansas at Florida, Ole Miss at Auburn and Georgia at Tennessee. The game CBS selects will be televised at 3:30 ET. The games not selected by CBS will be televised at 7:00 ET on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU along with the LSU at Miss. State game. CBS should make its selection no later than Sunday afternoon.

 

SEC TV 12:21 ET Georgia State at Alabama


CBS 3:30 ET Arkansas at Florida, Ole Miss at Auburn or Georgia at Tennessee

ESPN 7:00 ET Arkansas at Florida, Ole Miss at Auburn, Georgia at Tennessee or LSU at Miss. State

ESPN2 7:00 ET Arkansas at Florida, Ole Miss at Auburn, Georgia at Tennessee or LSU at Miss. State

ESPNU 7:00 ET Arkansas at Florida, Ole Miss at Auburn, Georgia at Tennessee or LSU at Miss. State

FSN 7:30 ET Kentucky at South Carolina

CSS 7:30 ET Missouri at Vanderbilt

Happy Birthday - Sept. 23: Zach Fulton & Cuonzo Martin

On Sept. 23, we send Happy Birthday wishes to Vol football senior offensive lineman Zach Fulton and Tennessee men's basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin.




This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 23)

Tennessee is unbeaten all-time on Sept. 23 with a 6-0-1 record. Most notably, in the first game ever played on this date in 1922, Tennessee debuted their now-famous orange jerseys for their home opener and win over Emory & Henry, 50-0. 

 September 23 (6-0-1)
1922 - W, 50-0 EMORY & HENRY
1950 - W, 56-0 SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
1972 - W, 45-6 WAKE FOREST
1978 - T, 13-13 OREGON STATE
1995 - W, 52-14 MISSISSIPPI STATE
2000 - W, 70-3 LOUISIANA-MONROE
2006 - W, 33-7 MARSHALL

Here's a look back at the Vols' 2006 win over Marshall, 33-7. A game that had a 55-minute lightning delay. It marked the first time since the tradition started that the Vols did not run through the T. 

LaMarcus Coker ran for an 89-yard touchdown -- the longest by a Vol since 1977 -- and finished with 146 yards on the ground on just eight carries. Erik Ainge was 18-of-27 for 258 yards including a 47-yard TD to Jayson Swain.

 

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/23/13)

Butch Jones will meet with the media on Monday at 12 Noon for his weekly press conference. Watch it live on UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Take a look back at the highlights of the Vols' 31-17 Loss At #19 Florida:

Here's the latest from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Did Hunter save Titans' season?
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Gators chomp on Tennessee Vols' mistakes

News on this week's opponent South Alabama includes:


This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 22)

Tennessee has never lost on Sept. 22. That includes wins over Army in 1973, Utah in 1979, Arkansas State in 2007 and Akron in 2012. 

SEPTEMBER 22 (4-0-1)
1973 W, 37-18 at Army
1979 W, 51-18 UTAH
1984 T, 24-24 ARMY
2007 W, 48-27 ARKANSAS STATE
2012 W, 47-26 AKRON

Look back at last year's win over Akron: 

Vols In The NFL Gameday (9/22)

Its Week Three of the NFL Regular Season and 21 NFL Vols are in action today.

On Thursday night, Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs headed to Philadelphia and came away with a 26-16 victory.

Berry got the start at SS and finished with five tackles and a 38-yard pick six. Colquitt punted five times for a 43.8 yard average dropping three inside the 20 yard line. Bray was not active.

NFL.com: Eric Berry fulfills a dream with a pick six off Michael Vick
All for Tennessee: Eric Berry Returns INT 38 Yards For TD
41 Action News: Chiefs Exclusive Profile: Dustin Colquitt



1:00 p.m. Games
Houston vs. Baltimore: Arian Foster and the Texans head to Baltimore for a meeting with Morgan Cox and the Ravens

Giants vs. Panthers: Tauren Poole, Chris Scott and the Panthers play host to the Giants in Charlotte.

Chargers vs. Titans: Justin Hunter and the Titans welcome San Diego to town

Cardinals vs. Saints: Dan Williams and the Arizona Cardinals head to the Bayou where they will face off against Jabari Greer, Parys Haralson, Robert Meachem, and the Saints



Revenge of the Birds: Dan Williams questionable

Bucs vs. Pats: Luke Stocker and the Bucs head to New England for a meeting with Jerod Mayo and the Pats

Rams vs. Cowboys: Scott Wells and the Rams head to Dallas for a meeting with Jason WItten and the Cowboys
Fort Worth Star Telegram: Jason WItten quietly passes Shannon Sharpe

Browns vs.Vikings: The Browns are in town as Marvin Mitchell, Cordarelle Patterson and the Vikings play host
ESPN 1500: Patterson says patience comes naturally
ESPN: Vikings on Patterson's Role

4:00 p.m. Games
Falcons vs. Dolphins: Recently signed Omar Gaither and the Falcons travel to Miami for a meeting with Dallas Thomas and the Dolphins
Bleeding Green Nation: Gaither Signs With Falcons

Bills vs. Jets: Matt Simms and the Jets host Buffalo Sunday

Colts vs. 49ers: Aubrayo Franklin and the Colts are across the country in San Fran for a meeting with the Niners

Jags vs. Seahawks
: The Jaguars will also head across the country for a meeting with Tony McDaniel and the Seahawks.
National Football Post: Jags Cut McClendon

Hi-res-107543008_crop_north
Sunday Night Football
Bears vs. Steelers: Ramon Foster and the Steelers welcome in the Bears for Sunday Night Football on NBC.
Bleacher Report: Persistence, Execution key to fixing offense





Happy Birthday - Sept. 21: Tom Smith & Tyler Summitt

On game day, we celebrate the birthdays of redshirt sophomore running back and Florida native Tom Smith and former Tennessee hoops player Tyler Summitt, the son of legendary coach Pat Summitt and current Marquette assistant coach.

Tom Smith Tyler Summitt

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/21/13)

It's Tennessee and Florida for the 43rd time this afternoon. Get all of your gameday information in FOOTBALL CENTRAL: #19/18 Florida

Check out some of the greatest moments in the rivalry in this historical highlight video:



Here are latest stories from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols stuck in a rut against Gators
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Breaking down Tennessee vs. Florida
- Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC Capsules: Sept. 21
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols should avoid back-to-back blowouts
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 things: Tennessee vs. Florida

News out of Florida includes:
- Gainesville Sun: Burton: Wildcat works well

Happy Birthday - Sept. 20: Clint Johnson & Rick Lamb

On Sept. 20 we wish Happy Birthday to Tennessee senior swimmer Clint Johnson and 2013 men's golf graduate Rick Lamb.

Clint Johnson Rick Lamb

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/20/13)

The Vols depart for Gainesville this afternoon seeking to end an eight-game losing streak to the Gators, dating to 2004. Get all the latest on the team in the latest #VolReport: This Is Why You Play The Game. Plus check out this feature on what goes into finding the next Vol: Inside The Vols Recruiting Operation


Here are the latest stories from the media:


News out of Florida includes: 


This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 20)

The Vols won at The Swamp for the last time 10 years ago on Sept. 20, 2003. Check out our Lowe's #DefiningMoments feature on the game as a Hail Mary from Casey Clausen to James Banks prior to halftime keyed the Vols' win: Vols Swamp UF in 2003.

 

SEPTEMBER 20 (4-3)
1941 W, 32-6 FURMAN
1969 W, 31-0 CHATTANOOGA
1975 L, 28-34 UCLA
1980 W, 35-23 WASHINGTON STATE
1997 L, 20-33 No. 2 Florida
2003 W, 24-10 No. 17 at Florida
2008 L, 6-30 No. 4 FLORIDA

Vols in the Pros Update (9/16-18)

There were six former Vols that saw action in professional baseball this week, including R.A. Dickey, who earned his 13th win of the season with an impressive seven inning performance in which he gave up no runs. See how he and the other five players performed with today's Vols in the Pros Update.


MLB


J.P. Arencibia - Toronto Blue Jays

September 17: 0-for-0

September 18: 0-for-4, 2 K

Season: .199, 131 G, 44 R, 89 H, 17 2B, 20 HR, 52 RBIs

VIDEO: Arencibia makes a near perfect throw from home plate to get Mark Reynolds, 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

September 17: W, 7.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K

Season: 13-12, 4.21 ERA, 32 G, 209.1 IP, 196 H, 106 R, 98 ER, 69 BB, 163 K

VIDEO: Dickey has a fantastic start, earning the win over the Yankees.


Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians

September 16: 0-for-4, 2 K

September 17: 1-for-3, 1 R

September 18: 1-for-3, 1 R

Season: .291, 79 G, 39 R, 75 H, 17 2B, 2 3B, 10 HR, 34 RBIs, 2/2 SB

VIDEO: Gomes scores on a Royals error.


Chase Headley - San Diego Padres

September 16: 1-for-3, 1 BB

September 17: 1-for-3, 2 BB

September 18: 1-for-3, 1 BB

Season: .245, 127 G, 56 R, 116 H, 29 2B, 2 3B, 13 HR, 45 RBIs, 8/10 SB

VIDEO: Headley makes a nice defensive play to get an out.

VIDEO: Headley has a nice 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

September 16: 1-for-4, 1 K

September 17: 0-for-3

September 18: 1-for-5, 2B, 1 R, 2 K

Season: .242, 115 G, 35 R, 87 H, 17 2B, 1 3B, 13 HR, 52 RBIs, 38 BB, 77 K

VIDEO: Helton gives an emotional talk about his retirement.

VIDEO: Helton receives a standing ovation from both Rockies and Cardinals fans.

VIDEO: Helton talks about getting a win on the day he announced his retirement.

VIDEO: A look back at Helton's career.

VIDEO: An overview of Helton's career.

VIDEO: Helton hits his 587th career double and gets a standing ovation.


Luke Hochevar - Kansas City Royals

September 16: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K

September 17: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K

Season: 4-2, 1.76 ERA, 2 SV, 54 G, 66.2 IP, 38 H, 13 R, 17 BB, 77 K


This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 19)

One of the most historic games took place on Sept. 19, 1998 as the #6 Vols took down #2 Florida, 20-17 on a 41-yard field goal by Jeff Hall in overtime. The game marked the first-ever overtime game in Tennessee history and the first at Neyland Stadium. 

The Vols won the first five games played on this date.   

SEPTEMBER 19 (5-1)
1964 W, 10-6 CHATTANOOGA
1970 W, 28-3 SOUTHERN METHODIST
1981 W, 42-0 COLORADO STATE
1992 W, 31-14 No. 4 FLORIDA
1998 W, 20-17 No. 2 FLORIDA (OT)
2009 L, 13-23 No. 1 at Florida

Happy Birthday - Sept. 19: Nikki Brice & Kata Szekely

On Sept. 19, we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior volleyball player Nikki Brice and recent women's tennis graduate Kata Szekely.

Nikki Brice Kata Szekely

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/19/13)

The Vols will head to Gainesville on Friday. They go through their final full practice on Thursday afternoon. Get the latest on the Vols including the quarterback competition in: #VolReport: Florida On Coaches' Minds.


Here are the latest from UTSports.com: 

Here's what the media is writing:

- CBS Sports.com: Tennessee-Florida Preview
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols quarterback mystery goes on
- Lindy's Annuals: Tennessee at Florida

News on Florida includes: 
- Gainesville Sun: Q&A with Jonotthan Harrison
- Gainesville Sun: Halapio to make return for UF



#VFL Glascott To Be Inducted Into Pennsylvania Sports HOF

Former Vols fullback Bob Glascott, a two-year letterwinner (1955, 57) on Rocky Top, will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame - Montco Chapter as a member of the 2013 class on Friday, Oct. 4. 

A transfer from Penn, Glascott was a lead blocker for Tennessee legend Johnny Majors in 1955, and went on to appear in the 1957 Sugar Bowl and was a member of the Vols' 1957 Gator Bowl team, which defeated Texas A&M, 3-0. Glascott graduated from UT with a bachelor's degree in education and would earn his master's from the University in 1959.

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.