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Fond Farewell For Tori Bailey (10/31/13)

Last Friday, Tennessee soccer honored the contributions of its outstanding senior class of Tori Bailey, Caroline Brown, Caroline Capocaccia, CC Cobb, Katie Lenz and Jessica Rolfs. Check out this feature on Tori Bailey by The Daily Beacon.

The Daily Beacon: Tiny stature never stopped Bailey from making large impact

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/31/13)

We are 12 days from the men's hoops regular-season opener at Xavier on Nov. 12 in Cincinnati. Check out some of the latest news on the team including, Jordan McRae Being A Candidate For Senior CLASS Award.

Cuonzo Martin was a guest on Vol Calls on Wednesday night. His segment comes on at the 48 minute mark: Vol Calls 

Also from the media: 

ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL
Tennessee men's basketball freshman A.J. Davis at Pratt Pavillion last Thursday. Davis' dad, Antonio, played 13 seasons in the NBA.
The Knoxville News Sentinel, check out this feature on freshman AJ Davis, who have an NBA pedigree: Tennessee men's basketball freshman A.J. Davis is learning from dad's NBA experience, veteran Vol teammates.

Also from the Daily Beacon, here's a story on how the Vols are adapting to the new defensive rules for 2013-14: Vols adjusting to defensive rule changes

Women's Swimming Ranked Eighth Nationally

The women's swimming and diving team is opening the year ranked eighth nationally. UT is coming off a banner year in which the team finished third at the NCAA Championships and won its first three NCAA relay titles. 

The CSCAA D1 Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll.  The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Ranking are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.

 

NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 31, 2013

1. California

2. Georgia

3. Southern California

4. Texas A&M

5. Florida

6. Texas

7. Stanford

8. Tennessee

9. North Carolina

10. Indiana

11. Arizona

12. Louisville

13. Auburn

14. Minnesota

15. Arkansas

16. Southern Methodist University

17. Michigan

18. Virginia

19. Ohio State

20. Wisconsin

21. Alabama

22. Arizona State

23. NC State

24. Florida State

25. Penn State

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 31)

The Vols have had good success on Halloween in the course of history with a 12-3 all-time record.

On Oct. 31, 1998, quarterback Tee Martin set the NCAA record for most consecutive completions with 23 in a row vs South Carolina in a 49-14 Tennessee win. Martin finished the game 23-of-24 for 315 yards and fur touchdowns. Peerless Price had 10 catches for 165 yards in the win.

OCTOBER 31 (12-3)
1903 W, 10-0 Nashville
1908 W, 6-5 Georgia Tech
1910 L, 0-48 Mississippi A&M
1914 W, 67-0 CHATTANOOGA
1925 W, 12-7 GEORGIA
1931 W, 25-2 DUKE
1936 W, 46-0 Georgia
1942 W, 26-0 No. 19 LOUISIANA STATE
1953 W, 20-6 North Carolina
1959 W, 29-7 North Carolina
1970 W, 41-7 Wake Forest (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1987 L, 18-20 Boston College
1992 L, 23-24 South Carolina
1998 W, 49-14 South Carolina
2009 W, 31-13 No. 21 SOUTH CAROLINA

On Oct. 31, 2009, the Vols knocked off No. 21 South Carolina as Tennessee donned black uniforms on Halloween. That win was UT's last vs. a ranked team until the Vols ended a 19-game losing streak to ranked teams on Oct. 19, 2013 with a 23-21 win over South Carolina.

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/31/13)

Get the latest on the Vols as Tennessee will head to Missouri for the first time in history on Friday. Check out #VolReport: Advanced Offense 101. Here's a look at what the Vols' coaches had to say after Wednesday's practice:


Also, read up on the defensive line in this feature: Defensive Line Leaders Step Up including a feature on the return of Jacques Smith from a preseason hand injury:


Here's the latest from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bajakian talks Dobbs' debut, future
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Defense looks to rebound

News out of Missouri includes:
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou to face another backup QB
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Previewing Mizzou-Tennessee

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.


Vol Calls returns to the airwave on Wednesday night from Calhoun's on the River as football coach Butch Jones will be on location while men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin will be a call-in guest. Be sure to listen to the Vol Network starting at 8 ET/7 CT for the latest on Tennessee:

Vols in the CFL Update (Week 18)

Three former Vols took the field during Week 18 of the CFL season, including Jonathan Crompton, who saw action against the BC Lions, and brought his career completion percentage above 50. 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

October 26 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders: 1 tackle

Season: 16 G, 33 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 2 fumble recovery, 10 fumble return yards

Jonathan Crompton - Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos

October 25 vs. BC Lions: 4/6, 67 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs

Season: 28/54, 51.9%, 418 yards, 4 TDs, 4 INTs

Jonathan Hefney - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

October 26 vs. Saskatchewan Roughriders: Did not play

Season: 11 G, 25 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 36 fumble return yards

Demetrice Morley - Defensive Back, Toronto Argonauts

October 24 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: 2 tackles

Season: 11 G, 35 tackles, 2 INT, 37 INT return yards

Jermaine Copeland - Receivers Coach, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

October 26 vs. Montreal Alouettes: Copeland's receiving corps combined for 13 receptions, 141 yards and no touchdowns.

Cory Stone - Defensive Line Coach, Toronto Argonauts

October 24 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Stone's linemen combined for 5 tackles.

Top 10 plays from week 18.

Patterson Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week


Former Vol standout and current Minnesota Vikings rookie WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson has been named the NFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for his Week 8 performance against the Green Bay Packers. Patterson set an NFL record with the longest kick return in league history, taking the opening kick of the game 109 yards for a TD.

Dobbs Will Be Vols' 8th True Freshman To Start At QB

When true freshman Joshua Dobbs starts at quarterback on Saturday at #10 Missouri, he will be the eighth true freshman in Tennessee football history to start at quarterback. He will be the third in four seasons, joining Tyler Bray in 2010 and Justin Worley in 2011. Here's a look back at the results and stats of first seven true freshmen in their starting debuts:


Alan Cockrell vs. Colorado State (9/19/1981) W, 42-0: 7-14-74 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 2 rushing TD

Peyton Manning vs. Washington State (10/1/1994) W, 10-9: 7-14-79 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT

Casey Clausen vs. Alabama (10/21/2000) W, 20-10: 17-24-213 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT

Brent Schaeffer vs. UNLV (9/5/2004) W, 42-17: 7-10-123 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 1 rushing TD

Erik Ainge vs. Auburn (10/2/2004) L, 10-34: 17-35-173 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT

Tyler Bray at Memphis (11/6/2010) W, 50-14: 19-33-325 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT

Justin Worley vs. South Carolina (10/29/2011) L, 3-14: 10-26-105 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT


Jones On Marty & McGee Show


Marty Smith & Ryan McGee chatted with Tennessee coach Butch Jones about re-instilling a sense of pride with the Vols, playing at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016 and much more. Listen back to the interview from ESPN Radio: Butch Jones Interview

Happy Birthday - Oct. 30: Dallas Thomas

On Oct. 30, we wish former Vol and current Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Dallas Thomas a Happy Birthday. Thomas and the Fins play a Halloween matchup vs. the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network.


Watson Makes Pacers Debut In NBA Opener

Former Vols star C.J. Watson made his Indiana Pacers debut on Tuesday night in the first game of the 2013-14 NBA regular-season. 

Watson played 20 minutes off the bench and finished with five points and three assists in the Pacers' 97-87 win over Orlando. Fellow Vol Tobias Harris didn't play with the Magic as he is sidelined with a left ankle injury. 


This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 30)

On Oct. 30, 1993, the Vols routed South Carolina, 55-3, as James 'Little Man' Stewart ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns; Charlie Garner opened the game with a 60-yard rushing TD on the second play for the Vols as he finished with 105 yards. Todd Helton threw two TD passes for the Vols.

OCTOBER 30 (7-5)
1909 L, 0-29 GEORGIA TECH
1915 L, 0-35 Vanderbilt
1920 L, 7-13 Mississippi A&M
1926 W, 33-0 Mississippi A&M
1937 W, 32-0 GEORGIA
1948 L, 7-14 No. 3 NORTH CAROLINA
1954 W, 26-20 NORTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 38-3 TULSA
1993 W, 55-3 SOUTH CAROLINA
1999 W, 30-7 SOUTH CAROLINA
2004 W, 43-29 South Carolina
2010 L, 24-38 No. 17 South Carolina

On Oct. 30, 2004, the Vols won their 12th consecutive game vs. South Carolina with a 43-29 win in Columbia. The Vols exploded in the third quarter as Erik Ainge threw three TDs and Cedric Houston ran for 190 yards with runs of 37, 54 and 65 yards.

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/30/13)

Loads of news from Tuesday's football media sessions following practice. Get the latest in #VolReport: Dobbs To Start Vs. Mizzou including Butch Jones' comments on the team's new starting QB and a perfect APR score for the program:


Also on UTSports.com: 

Here's the latest from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Better Know a Foe: Missouri
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones excited by APR news

News out of Missouri includes: 
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Franklin may be ready to play
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Sorting out Mizzou's path to Atlanta
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Previewing Mizzou-Tennessee

Vols In The NFL Update (10/29)

There were 22 NFL Vols in action last weekend with 13 of them making starts for their respective teams.

Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver vs. Washington W, 45-21 3 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 QBH
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. Cleveland W, 23-17 Started at SS, 4 tackles, 1 TFL
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. Cleveland W, 23-17 Not Active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland vs. Pittsburgh W, 21-18 Started at WLB, 5 tackles
Britton Colquitt P Denver vs. Washington W, 45-21 3 punts, 49.0 avg. 1 I-20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. Cleveland W, 23-17 5 punts, 48.0 avg. 1 I-20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Bye Week

Arian Foster RB Houston Bye Week

Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh at Oakland L, 21-18 Started at LG
Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  Bye Week

Omar Gaither LB Atlanta at Arizona L, 27-13 Played, no stats
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans vs. Buffalo W, 35-17 Started at LCB, 3 tackles, 2 PD
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans vs. Buffalo W, 35-17 Started at OLB, 1 tackles, 2 QBH
Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland


Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Bye Week

Malik Jackson DE Denver vs. Washington W, 45-21 1 tackle, 2 QBH
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans vs. Buffalo W, 35-17 Practice Squad 
Peyton Manning QB Denver vs. Washington W, 45-21 Started at QB, 30-44-354-4 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England vs. Miami L, 27-17 Injured Reserve 
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville vs. San Francisco (London) L, 42-10 Not Active
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle at St. Louis W, 14-9 Started at LDT, 5 tackles 
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans vs. Buffalo W, 35-17 1 rec. 15 yds. 
Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota vs. Green Bay L, 44-31 Started at WLB
Denarius Moore WR Oakland vs. Pittsburgh W, 21-18 Started at WR, 2 rec. 32 yds. 
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota vs. Green Bay L, 44-31 2 rec. 26 yds. 5 KR, 228 yds, 1 TD *109 Return Tied NFL Record 
Tauren Poole RB Carolina at Tampa Bay W, 31-13 Practice Squad
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland vs. Pittsburgh W, 21-18 Played, no stats
Chris Scott OL Carolina at Tampa Bay W, 31-13 Started at RG
Matt Simms QB NY Jets at Cincinnati L, 49-9 3-7-17-0 TDS, first action of season
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay vs. Carolina L, 31-13 Injured Reserve 
Dallas Thomas OL Miami at New England L, 27-17 Not Active
Scott Wells C St. Louis vs. Seattle L, 14-9 Started at C
Dan Williams DT Arizona vs. Atlanta W, 27-13 Started at NT, 
Jason Witten TE Dallas at Detroit L, 31-30 Started at TE, 2 rec. 15 yds. 

NEWS AND NOTES
CBS Sports: CP Ties NFL Record WIth 109-Yard Kickoff Return
VOTE FOR PATTERSON FOR NFL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Monday Night Football Scott Wells Feature
Sports Mole: NFL Debut was "good experience"
CBSSports.com: Peyton throwing absolute darts in practice


CP STRIKES AGAIN
For the second time this season, Viking Cordarrelle Patterson took back a kickoff return for a touchdown, the first NFL player to do so in 2013.

His 109-yard kick return set an NFL record for longest kick return and propelled him into the NFL lead for kick return yards in 2013 with 703.

Some more NFL records for CP:
  • Patterson set an NFL record for longest kick return in NFL history
  • Patterson set an NFL record for longest kickoff return in NFL history by a rookie.
1) 109t Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota vs. Green Bay, 10/27/2013
2t) 108t Randall Cobb, Green Bay vs. New Orleans, 9/8/2011

  • Patterson tied an NFL record for longest play in NFL history. Both plays occurred in the Metrodome.
1t) 109t Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota vs. Green Bay, 10/27/2013 (kickoff return)
1t) 109t Antonio Cromartie, San Diego @ Minnesota, 11/4/2007 (field goal return)

  • Patterson set an NFL record for most plays of 105 yards or more, most TDs of 105 yards or more and most kickoff returns of 105 yards or more by a rookie.
1) 2 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota, 2013
2t) 1 Randall Cobb, Green Bay, 2011
2t) 1 Roy Green, St. Louis, 1979
2t) 1 Noland Smith, Kansas City, 1967
  • Patterson tied an NFL record for most plays of 105+ yards in a career.
  • Patterson tied an NFL record for most plays of 105 yards or more in a season/most kickoff return yards in a season/career.
1t) 2 Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota, 2013
1t) 2 Jacoby Jones, Baltimore, 2012

  • Patterson tied a team record for most kickoff return touchdowns in a season (both were rookies)
1t) 2 Cordarrelle Patterson, 2013
1t) 2 Percy Harvin, 2009

  • Patterson set a team record for longest kickoff return.
  • Patterson becomes the fifth player to gain 200 kickoff return yards in a game.
1) 237 Nate Jacquet @ Philadelphia, 11/11/2001
2) 228 Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Green Bay, 10/27/2013
3) 225 Bethel Johnson vs. St. Louis, 12/31/2006
4) 216 Robert Smith @ Detroit, 12/17/1994
5) 207 Qadry Ismail @ Detroit, 11/23/1995

  • Patterson set a team record for most kickoff return yards in a game by a rookie.
1) 228 Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Green Bay, 10/27/2013
2) 225 Bethel Johnson vs. St. Louis, 12/31/2006


This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 29)

On Oct. 29, 2005, Tennessee retired No. 16 in honor of Peyton Manning at the game vs. South Carolina.


 

All-time, the Vols are 10-5 on Oct. 29 with the last win coming on Oct. 29, 1994, 31-22 over the Gamecocks.

OCTOBER 29 (10-5)
1903 L, 0-24 South Carolina
1904 L, 0-12 UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
1910 W, 17-0 Howard (N) @ Birmingham, Alabama.
1921 L, 0-14 Vanderbilt
1927 W, 42-0 VIRGINIA
1932 W, 16-13 DUKE
1938 W, 14-6 LOUISIANA STATE
1949 W, 35-6 No. 13 North Carolina
1955 W, 48-7 North Carolina
1960 W, 27-14 NORTH CAROLINA
1966 W, 38-7 Army (N) @ Memphis, Tennessee.
1983 W, 7-0 Rutgers
1994 W, 31-22 South Carolina
2005 L, 15-16 SOUTH CAROLINA
2011 L, 3-14 No. 14 SOUTH CAROLINA

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

There are lots of birthdays with Tennessee ties to celebrate on Oct. 29.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey, a three-time All-American while pitching for the Vols in the 1990s.



Former Vols running back Travis Henry, who is Tennessee's all-time leading rusher with 3,078 yards.



All-American women's basketball legend Michelle Marciniak, the MVP of the 1996 Final Four.



Current women's swimmer senior Lauren Solernou also celebrates her birthday today.

Lauren Solernou

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/29/13)

Another game, another ranked opponent. The Vols will play their sixth game in seven against a Top 25 team this Saturday when they head to Columbia, Missouri, for the first-time ever. Get all of your game info in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: #10 Missouri.

On Monday, Butch Jones addressed the media in his weekly press conference, check out what he had to say: 


Also on UTSports.com: 

Here's the latest coverage from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Josh Dobbs could start for Vols at Missouri
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Coach Butch Jones wary of Missouri's Mauk
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' Butch Jones sees a bigger picture

News out of Missouri includes:

- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou's Franklin may be ready to play

Vols' Homecoming Game Vs. Auburn Set For 12 Noon On ESPN


The Vols' Homecoming game vs. Auburn on Nov. 9 will kickoff at 12 Noon and air on ESPN. It will be the Vols' fourth start in the 12 o-clock hour this season.

Here's the rundown from the SEC: 

ESPN Noon ET Auburn at Tennessee
ESPNU Noon ET Missouri at Kentucky or Vanderbilt at Florida
FSN Noon ET Missouri at Kentucky or Vanderbilt at Florida
SEC TV 12:21 ET Arkansas at Ole Miss
Institutional Point to Point 12:30 ET Appalachian State at Georgia
CBS 3:30 ET Miss. State at Texas A&M
CBS 8:00 ET LSU at Alabama

Jones Passes 100,000 Twitter Followers

On Monday at 11:24 a.m ET., Vols head coach Butch Jones became the third college football coach to surpass the 100,000 follower mark on Twitter. Jones' account @UTCoachJones was followed by Josh Poloha (@JorshP) to reach 100,000.



As of 1 p.m., on ET, here's a look at the top five most followed coaches on Twitter:

1. Les Miles (@LSUCoachMiles): 120,049
2. Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly): 100,905
3. Butch Jones (@UTCoachJones): 100,087
4. Mark Richt (@MarkRicht): 89,089
5. Bret Bielema (@BretBielema): 77,630

Happy Birthday - Oct. 28: Jason Carr, CC Cobb, Quint Robinson

On Oct. 28, we wish Happy Birthday to Vols freshman defensive lineman Jason Carr, women's soccer midfielder CC Cobb and Vols' freshman right-handed pitcher Quint Robinson.

Jason Carr CC Cobb

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 28)

The Vols won a high-scoring 45-39 contest at LSU on Oct. 28, 1989. More than 900 total yards of total offense were piled up. Chuck Webb ran for 132 yards while Andy Kelly three for 180.

On Oct. 28, 2000, the Vols upset No. 17 South Carolina, in Columbia, 17-14. Travis Henry's TD with 26 seconds left in regulation gave the Vols the upset win. He ran for 115 yards and both of the Vols TDs in the game. 

OCTOBER 28 (13-4)
1899 L, 0-51 University of the South
1905 L, 6-11 University of the South
1911 L, 0-16 North Carolina State
1916 W, 24-0 Florida (N) @ Tampa, Florida.
1922 W, 49-0 MISSISSIPPI
1933 W, 13-6 FLORIDA
1939 W, 17-0 MERCER
1944 W, 26-7 CLEMSON
1950 W, 27-20 WASHINGTON & LEE
1961 W, 20-7 CHATTANOOGA
1967 W, 17-14 LOUISIANA STATE
1972 W, 34-2 HAWAI'I
1978 L, 21-34 Mississippi State (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1989 W, 45-39 Louisiana State
1995 W, 56-21 SOUTH CAROLINA
2000 W, 17-14 No. 17 South Carolina
2006 W, 31-24 South Carolina

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/28/13)

Head coach Butch Jones will meet with the media on Monday at 12 Noon. Be sure to watch what he has to say as the Vols head into yet another game with a nationally-ranked team in No. 10 Missouri. WATCH LIVE.

Here's a look at the media coverage on the Vols:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: First glimpse of Josh Dobbs merits another

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 27)

Prior to a loss at South Carolina last season, the Vols had their most wins on any day without a loss on Oct. 27. Tennessee is 11-1 all-time on Oct. 27.

Prior to the win over No. 11 South Carolina, 23-21, two weeks ago, Tennessee had their last win over a Top 15 team on Oct. 27, 2007. Tennessee beat South Carolina, 27-24 in overtime. Daniel Lincoln kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime from 27 yards out.

The Vols also beat No. 12 South Carolina on Oct. 27, 2001, 17-10. Travis Stephens ran for the game-winning 1-yard rush in the fourth quarter.

OCTOBER 27 (11-1)
1923 W, 7-3 Mississippi A&M (N)@ Memphis, Tenn.
1928 W, 26-7 WASHINGTON & LEE
1934 W, 14-6 DUKE
1945 W, 33-2 VILLANOVA
1951 W, 68-0 TENNESSEE TECH
1956 W, 34-7 MARYLAND
1962 W, 48-14 CHATTANOOGA
1973 W, 39-7 TEXAS CHRISTIAN
1984 W, 24-21 Georgia Tech
2001 W, 17-10 No. 12 SOUTH CAROLINA
2007 W, 27-24 No. 15 SOUTH CAROLINA (OT)
2012 L, 35-38 No. 17 South Carolina

Vols In The NFL Gameday (10/27)

Six teams on a bye week this week but still there are 24 NFL Vols in action this Sunday



1:00 p.m. Games
San Francisco vs. Jacksonville (London)
- Jacques McClendon and the Jags are in London for a meeting with San Fran at Wembley Stadium

Cleveland vs. Kansas City - Eric Berry, Tyler Bray, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs are back at home to take on Cleveland
SI.com: Kansas City Chiefs defense built for long-term success

Miami vs. New England - Dallas Thomas and the Dolphins head up to New England for a meeting with Jerod Mayo's Patriots. Mayo is currently on injured reserve.

Buffalo vs. New Orleans
- Saints Jabari Greer, Parys Haralson, Austin Johnson, and Robert Meachem play host to Buffalo after coming off of a bye week.
ESPN: Saints Roster Spotlight: Cornerbacks

Dallas vs. Detroit - Jason Witten and company are in Detroit for a meeting with the Lions

4:00 p.m. Games
Pittsburgh vs. Oakland
- Ramon Foster and the Steelers head across the country to Oakland to meet up with Kevin Burnett, Denarius Moore, Mychal Rivera and the Raiders
Silver and Black Pride: Denarius Moore becoming most reliable of 2013
Sports Mole: Moore has become more consistent

New York Jets vs. Cincinnati -
Matt Simms and the Jets are in Cincy this week

Atlanta vs. Arizona - Omar Gaither and the Falcons are on the road in Phoenix for a meeting with Dan Williams and the Cardinals

Washington vs. Denver -
Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos return to Mile High for a game against the Redskins.
Coloradoan.com: Manning, Shanahan face off in meeting of friends in Denver
DenverBroncos.com: Former Vols reuinte with Fulmer

Sunday Night Football
Green Bay vs. Minnesota - Marvin Mitchell, Cordarrelle Patterson and the Vikings are the host team in this week's Sunday Night Football game vs. the Pack.
Viking Update: Patterson 'My Time Will Come'

Tennessee, Missouri Set for 7 p.m.

The Vols November 2 meeting with Missouri at Faurot Field has been set for 7 p.m. on ESPN as announced Sunday morning.

Tennessee and Missouri will meet for just the second time in history. It will be the Vols first trip to the state of Missouri.


Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/26/13)

It's GAMEDAY! Get all of the latest on the matchup with No. 1 Alabama in: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: #1/1 Alabama. What does this rivalry mean to Tennessee natives? Find out here: 


Here's the view from the media heading into the 96th meeting:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Grading the SEC's rookie coaches
- ESPN Radio, Doug Gottlieb Show: The Doug Gottlieb Show 10-23-13
- FOX Sports Gridiron Live: Butch Jones Interview
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things: Tennessee vs. Alabama
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Walls finding a way
- Tim Brando Show:


News out of Alabama includes:
- Tuscaloosa News:  Tennessee Preview

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 26)

Over the last 100 years, Oct. 26 is the latest date the Vols and Alabama have played as they will on Saturday in 2013. In 1996, led by Peyton Manning, the Vols beat No. 12 Alabama, 20-13.

OCTOBER 26 (9-4-1)
1901 L, 5-16 Nashville
1907 W, 34-0 MARYVILLE
1912 L, 6-33 University of the South (N)@ Chattanooga, Tenn.
1913 W, 9-0 DAVIDSON
1929 W, 30-0 Washington & Lee
1935 W, 25-14 CENTRE
1940 W, 14-0 FLORIDA
1946 L, 6-19 WAKE FOREST
1957 W, 16-0 Maryland
1963 W, 49-7 CHATTANOOGA
1974 W, 29-28 CLEMSON
1985 T, 6-6 GEORGIA TECH
1996 W, 20-13 No. 12 ALABAMA
2002 L, 14-34 No. 19 ALABAMA

Jones National Interviews (Oct. 23-25)

Vols head coach Butch Jones took part in several national media interviews late this week, check them out here.

- Tim Brando Show: Butch Jones Talks Alabama

- Jones was on the Doug Gottlieb Show on ESPN: The Doug Gottlieb Show 10-23-13

- Gridiron Live on Fox Sports: Butch Jones Interview




Get an inside, in-depth look at how SEC players, coaches, and fans prepare for game day in the first installment of "Mercedes-Benz Presents College Football's Open Season" at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on MyVLT, a sister channel of WVLTThe program, produced by Intersport, will feature 'mic'd up' practices with Tennessee's Butch Jones, Georgia's Mark Richt and Florida's Will Muschamp, an inside look at Texas A&M's 'Midnight Yell,' night games at LSU's 'Death Valley' and more.

"Mercedes-Benz Presents College Football's Open Season" is a two-part series highlighting the best of the 2013 SEC college football season.  The first episode, airing at 2 p.m. ET Saturday on MyVLT, will provide fans a mid-season tour around college football's power conference, which has produced seven-straight National Champions and four of the last six Heisman Trophy winners.

 The hour-long special will re-air Monday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.

   

Caroline Brown: The "Total Package" (Oct. 25, 2013)

The Tennessee soccer team celebrates Senior Night when it hosts No. 7 Florida tonight at 7 p.m. Few players in UT soccer history have meant as much to the program as senior Caroline Brown. Check out Matthew Reagan's feature on Caroline in today's News Sentinel or on GoVolsXtra.com!

Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols' soccer senior Caroline Brown has been 'total package'

Happy Birthday - Oct. 25: Jaylen Miller

Celebrating his 19th birthday on Oct. 25 is Vols freshman defensive lineman Jaylen Miller.

Jaylen Miller

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/25)

The Vols will head to Alabama this afternoon as Tennessee takes on the No. 1 Crimson Tide on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., on CBS. Team 117 has shown how far it has come on the field, knocking off No. 11 South Carolina last Saturday. Check out how well the Vols know each other off the field in this feature:


Also on UTSports.com: 

Here are the latest articles from the media:
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols, Tide carry Beads of Courage

Coming out of Alabama:


This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 25)

The Vols and Crimson Tide played an epic 5-overtime thriller on Oct. 25, 2003. Relive the game in Thursday's Lowe's #DefiningMoments. Casey Clausen finished 23-of-43 for 283 yards and four touchdowns, a performance that pushed his road record as a starter at Tennessee to 12-1. James Banks set career highs in yards with 103 and touchdowns with two.
 

OCTOBER 25 (5-7-1)
1902 L, 5-12 VANDERBILT
1906 T, 5-5 American University (N) @ Harriman, Tenn.
1919 L, 0-14 Clemson
1930 W, 9-7 NORTH CAROLINA
1941 W, 21-6 CINCINNATI
1947 W, 49-0 TENNESSEE TECH
1952 W, 50-0 WOFFORD
1958 L, 0-10 FLORIDA STATE
1975 L, 14-21 NORTH TEXAS STATE
1980 L, 6-30 No. 12 PITTSBURGH
1986 L, 13-14 Georgia Tech
2003 W, 51-43 Alabama (5 OT)
2008 L, 9-29 No. 2 ALABAMA

VIDEO: Battle at Bristol Press Conference Time Lapse

Check out an awesome Time Lapse video of the Battle At Bristol Press Conference held on Oct. 14, 2013:

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 24)

The Vols have a 12-3-2 record all-time on Oct. 24. Tennessee didn't lose a game on the date from 1925 through 1998. In the National Championship season of 1998, the Vols dumped Alabama, 35-18 on Oct. 24 as Travis Henry ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns. Peerless Price returned a kickoff 100 yards to equal the longest return in UT history.

OCTOBER 24 (12-3-2)
1892 L, 0-54 University of the South
1896 W, 4-0 Chattanooga Athletic Club
1908 W, 10-0 GEORGIA
1914 W, 17-7 ALABAMA
1924 L, 2-7 Mississippi A&M (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1925 T, 0-0 LOUISIANA STATE
1931 W, 7-0 North Carolina
1936 W, 15-13 No. 2 DUKE
1942 W, 52-7 FURMAN
1953 W, 59-6 LOUISVILLE
1959 W, 23-0 CHATTANOOGA
1964 T, 3-3 No. 7 Louisiana State
1970 W, 38-7 FLORIDA
1981 W, 28-9 Memphis State
1987 W, 29-15 GEORGIA TECH
1998 W, 35-18 ALABAMA
2009 L, 10-12 No. 1 Alabama

Also on Oct. 24, 1970, Tennessee thumped Florida, 38-7. Bobby Scott threw for a then-record 385 passing yards and was named the AP Back of the Week. Jackie Walker also returned an interception 19 yards for a touchdown.

On Oct. 24, we wish a very Happy Birthday to Lady Vol tennis players Kayla McMurry and Victoria Olivarez and Vols defensive back Byron Moore.

Kayla McMurry Victoria Olivarez Byron Moore

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/24/13)

The Vols are a little over a week away from opening the preseason schedule against Florida Southern at 1 p.m. on Nov. 2. Check out some of the recent stories from the media on the Vols:

Men's Swimming & Diving Ranked 8th Nationally

The Tennessee has opened the year eighth in the CSCAA's Division I men's swimming and diving national team rankings. 

With nearly everyone back this year plus some key newcomers, the Vols are looking to build off last year's postseason performance. Tennessee finished fourth in the Southeastern Conference and 16th at the NCAA Championships. 

The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Division 1 Team Rankings are voted on by eight CSCAA-member coaches and one media member.   The rankings will be released on a regular basis throughout the 2013-14 season, alternating weeks between a men's and women's team ranking.
 


The CSCAA D1 Poll Committee will produce in-season rankings of the 25 best performing NCAA Division 1 Swimming and Diving teams in rank order at the time of each poll.  The poll is not designed to predict the results of the NCAA Championship, but rather which teams would win head-to-head against other teams in the country. Rankings are based on performances that have taken place since the previous poll and include invites as well as dual meets.
 


NCAA Division 1 Men's Swimming and Diving Ranking as of October 24, 2013

1.    Michigan

2.    Florida

3.    California

4.    Texas

5.    Stanford

6.    Georgia

7.    Minnesota

8.    Tennessee

9.    Indiana

10.  Florida State

11.  Ohio State

12.  Auburn

13.  Louisville

14.  Virginia Tech

15.  Alabama

16.  Missouri

17.  North Carolina

18.  Wisconsin

19.  Penn State

20.  Utah

21.  Iowa

22.  Notre Dame

23.  Arizona

24.  North Carolina State

25.  South Carolina
 

Also receiving votes: LSU and Kentucky

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/24/13)

Tennessee is seeking its third all-time win over a No. 1 team in the nation, when the Vols head to top-ranked Alabama. Get the latest in the #VolReport: Up For The Challenge

What does this rivalry mean to Vols, who grew up in the Volunteer State? Find out right here:


Here's the latest from the media: 

- Knoxville News Sentinel: ESPN puts Alabama on upset alert
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols' coaches relive 'The Catch'
- Lindy's Sports Annuals: Tennessee at Alabama


News out of Alabama includes: 

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.



Be sure to come to Calhoun's on the River on Wednesday night for Vol Calls from the Vol Network as head coach Butch Jones will be in the house to talk about the win over South Carolina and preview the Alabama game.

If you can't make it, be sure to listen online via UTSports.com/AllAccess at 8 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. CT: LISTEN LIVE

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 23)

The Vols are 11-4 all-time on Oct. 23, which includes two wins over this week's opponent Alabama. The Vols also won a game 101-0 on this date back in 1915.

OCTOBER 23 (11-4)
1867 W, 6-0 WILLIAMSBURG
1909 L, 0-3 GEORGIA
1915 W, 101-0 CUMBERLAND
1920 W, 26-0 CLEMSON
1926 W, 30-7 CENTRE
1937 W, 32-0 UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH
1948 W, 41-0 TENNESSEE TECH
1954 W, 14-7 DAYTON
1965 W, 17-8 HOUSTON
1971 W, 10-7 vs. Mississippi State
1976 L, 18-20 No. 11 Florida
1982 L, 21-31 Georgia Tech
1999 W, 21-7 No. 10 Alabama
2004 W, 17-13 ALABAMA
2010 L, 10-41 No. 7 Alabama

The Tennessee-Alabama rivalry returned to Tuscaloosa for the first time in 69 years in 1999 and the No. 5 Vols came away with a 21-7 victory over the 10th-ranked Crimson Tide.

Happy Birthday - Oct. 23: Andy Cox, Eric Freeman

On Oct. 23, we celebrate the birthdays of two Tennessee baseball pitchers, sophomore Andy Cox from Arlington, Tenn, and freshman Eric Freeman from Farragut.

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The Diamond Vols conclude their month of fall practice with a scrimmage against in-state foe Belmont on Friday, Oct. 25 at 4 p.m. ET at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Admission is FREE.




Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/23/13)

The Vols continued to prep for the 96th chapter in the rivalry of the Tennessee-Alabama series. Read about it in #VolReport: Readying For Rival.

Also on UTSports.com: 

Here's the latest from the media: 
- CBS Sports.com: Tennessee-Alabama Preview
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols secondary shows marked improvement

News out of Alabama includes: 

Vols In The NFL Update (10/22)

In Week 7 of the NFL Regular season 19 NFL Vols were in action.

Oakland (three NFL Vols) and New Orleans (four NFL Vols) had their bye weeks this week.

Player Pos. Team Opponent Score Stats
Robert Ayers DE Denver at Indanapolis L, 39-33 1 tackle
Eric Berry DB Kansas City vs. Houston W, 17-16 Started at SS, 3 tackles, 2 PD
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City vs. Houston W, 17-16 Not Active
Kevin Burnett LB Oakland Bye Week

Britton Colquitt P Denver at Indanapolis L, 39-33 7 punts, 47.3 avg. 1 I-20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City vs. Houston  W, 17-16 4 punts, 43.5 avg., 2 I-20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore at Pittsburgh L, 19-16 Snapped on all punts/kicks
Arian Foster RB Houston at Kansas City L, 17-16 Started at RB, 4 rush, 11 yds. 
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore W, 19-16 Started at LG
Aubrayo Franklin DT Indianapolis  vs. Denver W, 39-33 1 tackle
Omar Gaither LB Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay W, 31-23 1 tackle
Jabari Greer CB New Orleans Bye Week

Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Bye Week

Montario Hardesty RB Cleveland Released 9/30 

Justin Hunter WR Tennessee vs. San Francisco L, 31-17 Played, no stats
Malik Jackson DE Denver at Indanapolis L, 39-33 3 tackles, 1 QBH, 1 PD
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Bye Week

Peyton Manning QB Denver at Indanapolis L, 39-33 Started at QB, 29-49-386-3 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England at NY Jets L, 30-27 OT Injured Reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville vs. San Diego L, 24-6 Not Active
Tony McDaniel DE Seattle at Arizona W, 34-22 Started at LDT, 3 tackles, 1 sack-14 yds, 2 TFL
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Bye Week

Marvin Mitchell LB Minnesota at NY Giants L, 23-7 Started at WLB, 6 tackles, 1 TFL
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Bye Week

Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota at NY Giants L, 23-7 3 rec. 22 yds. 1 KR, 69 yds. 
Tauren Poole RB Carolina vs. St. Louis W, 30-15 Practice Squad
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Bye Week

Chris Scott OL Carolina vs. St. Louis W, 30-15 Started at RG
Matt Simms QB NY Jets vs. New England W, 30-27 OT Did Not Play
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay at Atlanta L, 31-23 Injured Reserve
Dallas Thomas OL Miami vs. Buffalo L, 23-21 Not Active
Scott Wells C St. Louis at Carolina L, 30-15 Started at C
Dan Williams DT Arizona vs. Seattle L, 34-22 Played, no stats
Jason Witten TE Dallas at Philadelphia W, 17-3 Started at TE, 4 rec. 48 yds





Vols in the CFL Update (Week 17)

Two former Vols took the field during Week 17 of the CFL season, including Demetrice Morley, who had a career-high nine tackles against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. 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

October 18 vs. Edmonton Eskimos: 1 tackle

Season: 15 G, 32 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 knockdowns, 2 fumble recovery, 10 fumble return yards

Jonathan Crompton - Quarterback, Edmonton Eskimos

October 18 vs. Calgary Stampeders: Did not play

Season: 24/48, 50.0%, 351 yards, 4 TDs, 4 INT

Jonathan Hefney - Defensive Back, Calgary Stampeders

October 18 vs. Edmonton Eskimos: Did not play

Season: 11 G, 25 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 36 fumble return yards

Demetrice Morley - Defensive Back, Toronto Argonauts

October 19 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: 9 tackles

Season: 10 G, 33 tackles, 2 INT, 37 INT return yards

Jermaine Copeland - Receivers Coach, Hamilton Tiger-Cats

October 20 vs. Montreal Alouettes: Copeland's receiving corps combined for 13 receptions, 156 yards and no touchdowns.

Cory Stone - Defensive Line Coach, Toronto Argonauts

October 19 vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers: Stone's linemen combined for five tackles.

Top 10 plays from week 17.


Happy Birthday - Oct. 22: Suzanne Capocaccia

Celebrating her 20th birthday on Oct. 22 is Tennessee women's soccer sophomore midfielder Suzanne Capocaccia. Suzanne and her sister Caroline recently discussed what it's been like to grow up together as teammates in episode nine of This Week In Tennessee Soccer:

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 22)

On Oct. 22, 1977, Kelsey Finch set the Tennessee record with the longest run in program history with a 99-dash against No. 19 Florida in Gainesville. 

OCTOBER 22 (11-5-1)
1896 W, 10-6 WILLIAMSBURG
1900 T, 0-0 Vanderbilt
1904 L, 0-2 Georgia Tech
1910 L, 5-35 Georgia
1921 W, 9-0 FLORIDA
1927 W, 57-0 TRANSYLVANIA
1932 W, 60-0 MARYVILLE
1938 W, 44-0 THE CITADEL
1949 W, 36-6 TENNESSEE TECH
1955 W, 53-7 DAYTON
1960 W, 35-0 CHATTANOOGA
1966 W, 29-17 SOUTH CAROLINA
1977 L, 17-27 No. 19 Florida
1983 W, 37-3 GEORGIA TECH
1988 W, 38-25 Memphis State
2005 L, 3-6 No. 5 Alabama
2011 L, 6-37 No. 2 Alabama

On Oct. 22, 1983, the Vols dumped Georgia Tech, 37-3. Alan Cockrell threw for 189 yards and TD scores to Clyde Duncan and Lenny Taylor. Johnnie Jones ran for 128 yards and a score.

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/22/13)

Butch Jones met with the media on Monday to preview the Vols' game at No. 1 Alabama. Check out the #VolReport from the presser:


Also on UTSports.com: 

Here's what the media is writing:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT's Michael Palardy becoming a celebrity

News on Alabama includes: 

Big Orange Hotline - Monday At 8 p.m.


Former Vol All-American linebacker Keith DeLong will be a guest on the Vol Network's "Big Orange Hotline" tonight from Dead End BBQ off Sutherland Avenue in Knoxville. The show starts at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central.

LISTEN LIVE

Vols Game At Mizzou Will Be At Night, Time TBA


The SEC announced on Monday at Tennessee's game at No. 5 Missouri on Nov. 2 will be at either 6 p.m. on ESPN2 or at 7 p.m. on ESPN. All times eastern. The official time and TV should be announced Saturday night after the action is concluded on Oct. 26.

Saturday, November 2:
SEC TV 12:21 ET Miss. State at South Carolina
CBS 3:30 ET Georgia vs Florida in Jacksonville
ESPN2 6:00 ET Auburn at Arkansas or Tennessee at Missouri
ESPN 7:00 ET Auburn at Arkansas or Tennessee at Missouri
CSS 7:30 ET Alabama State at Kentucky
ESPN2 9:00 ET UTEP at Texas A&M

ON TOUR: ATP Tour Rankings (10/21/2013)

Here are the Vols' updated ATP Tour rankings as of Oct. 21, 2013. The Vols are listed by highest singles ranking first. The number in parenthesis denotes change from previous week.

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 125 (+1)
Doubles: 165 (-5)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week ... Next stop: $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 207 (+1)
Doubles: 72 (-1)
Note: Career high in singles ... Off last week ... Off this week ... Next stop: $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 249 (-2)
Doubles: 158 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week ... Next stop: $75,000 Charlottesville Challenger.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 722 (-20)
Doubles: 476 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 21)

On Oct. 21, 1972, the song "Rocky Top" was performed at halftime at Neyland Stadium for the first time. As part of a country music halftime show, it was played at the Vols games vs. Alabama. The song attracted so much attention and became beloved by Vols fans everywhere. It was adopted as an official song in 1982.

OCTOBER 21 (9-10-1)
1892 L, 4-22 Vanderbilt
1893 L, 0-56 KENTUCKY A&M
1899 L, 0-5 VIRGINIA TECH
1902 W, 34-0 MARYVILLE
1905 L, 0-45 VANDERBILT
1907 W, 4-0 Clemson
1911 W, 22-5 MARYVILLE
1916 W, 26-0 SOUTH CAROLINA
1922 L, 3-7 Georgia
1933 L, 6-12 ALABAMA
1939 W, 21-0 No. 8 ALABAMA
1944 T, 0-0 ALABAMA
1950 W, 14-9 ALABAMA
1961 L, 3-34 No. 5 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1967 W, 24-13 No. 6 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1972 L, 10-17 No. 3 ALABAMA
1978 L, 17-30 No. 4 ALABAMA
1989 L, 30-47 No. 10 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
2000 W, 20-10 ALABAMA
2006 W, 16-13 ALABAMA


The Vols beat Alabama on each of the last two games played on Oct. 21. Tennessee took down the Tide in 2000, 20-10:

On Oct. 21, 2006, Tennessee beat Alabama, 16-13. That is UT's last win vs. Alabama.

Happy Birthday - Oct. 21: Matthew Hoty, Marvin Mitchell

On Oct. 21, we send Happy Birthday wishes to Vol track & field thrower Matthew Hoty and former football star and current Minnesota Vikings linebacker Marvin Mitchell.

Matthew Hoty 

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/21/13)

The Vols have begun preparations for No. 1 Alabama. Head coach Butch Jones will meet with the media at 12 Noon to preview the game. Watch the press conference on UTSports.com/AllAccess.

Look back at Saturday's win again: Vols Upset #11/9 South Carolina, 23-21

Also on UTSports.com:

Here's the latest from the media:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Jones' leadership looking better and better
- Fox Sports Tennessee: Turning Point
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT defense puts past passing behind it

Vols In The NFL Gameday (10/20)

With the Raiders and Saints on a bye week this week, 22 NFL Vols will be in action this week


 1:00 p.m. Games
Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta - Luke Stocker's Bucs will head to the A for a meeting with Omar Gaither and the Falcons

Dallas vs. Philadelphia - Jason Witten and the Cowboys are in the city of brotherly love for a divisional match up

New England vs. New York Jets - Jerod Mayo's Pats are headed to Jersey for a meeting with Matt Simms' Jets
Decatur Daily: Patriots Place Jerod Mayo on IR

Buffalo vs. Miami - Dallas Thomas and the Dolphins play host to the Bills Sunday afternoon

San Diego vs. Jacksonville - Jacques McClendon and the Jaguars host the Chargers Sunday

St. Louis vs. Carolina - Scott Wells and the Rams will take on Tauren Poole, Chris Scott and the Panthers in Charlotte.

4:00 p.m. Games
San Francisco vs. Tennessee - Justin Hunter and the Titans play host to the Niners this weekend

Houston vs. Kansas City - Arian Foster and the Texans will host VFLs Tyler Bray, Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt and the Chiefs
Detroit Free Press: Want to Invest in Arian Foster? Now Here's Your Chance

Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh - Morgan Cox and the Ravens are in Pittsburgh for a meeting with Ramon Foster and the Steelers
Trib Live: Offensive Line Knew It Had To Step up

Sunday Night Football
Denver vs. Indianapolis - Robert Ayers, Britton Colquitt, Malik Jackson, Peyton Manning and the Broncos are in Indy for a meeting with Aubrayo Franklin and the Colts.
Bleacher Report: Breaking Down Malik Jackson's Impact on the Broncos
ESPN: Malik Jackson Looking for More
The Denver Post: Manning's Return To Indy Broncos Biggest Test Yet
The Denver Post: Jackson Steps Up To Impress Teammates
The Washington Post: Manning heads Back To Indy With 17-game Win Streak
ESPN: Ayers Returns To Practice

Sunday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/20/13)

The Vols made history with their Upset Win Over #11/9 South Carolina, 23-21. Check out all of your coverage on UTSports.com:

Here's are the highlights and raw celebration from the field:



Check out the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Jones' leadership looking better and better
- Fox Sports Tennessee: Turning Point
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Freshman receiver has Vols heading North



This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 19)

On Oct. 19, 1985, the Vols won in dramatic fashion as Dale Jones intercepted Mike Shula at midfield to thwart an Alabama drive and secure a 16-14 win for Tennessee.
 

OCTOBER 19 (7-6-1)
1901 T, 6-6 CLEMSON
1907 L, 4-6 Georgia Tech
1912 W, 62-0 Tennessee Medical School
1929 W, 6-0 ALABAMA
1935 L, 0-25 ALABAMA
1937 L, 7-14 ALABAMA
1940 W, 27-12 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1946 W, 12-0 No. 7 ALABAMA
1957 W, 14-0 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1963 L, 0-35 No. 9 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1968 W, 10-9 ALABAMA
1974 L, 6-28 No. 4 ALABAMA
1985 W, 16-14 No. 15 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1991 L, 19-24 No. 14 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.

Also, on Oct. 19, 1940, Tennessee's 71 consecutive quarters without allowing a point (regular season) came to an end (vs. Alabama)

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

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






Happy Birthday - Oct. 18: #VFL Pat Shires

On Oct. 18, we wish a very Happy 82nd Birthday to Pat Shires, a former letterwinner and member of the Vols' 1951 national championship team. Shires and over 200 VFLs will be in attendance this Saturday as the Vols take on South Carolina. The group will relive many gameday traditions including the Vol Walk at 9:45 a.m. ET and running through the T prior to the noon kickoff.

Against North Carolina in 1952, Shires single-handedly led Tennessee to a 41-14 victory in Knoxville. The halfback ran for a touchdown, passed for a touchdown, passed for an extra point, kicked five extra points, punted five times and attempted one field goal against the Tarheels. Below is a newspaper cartoon that appeared after Shires' epic game, which pictures him eating the football:

SEC Media Day Buzz

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The 2013 SEC Basketball Media Days were held Oct. 16-17 at the Westin Hotel in downtown Birmingham, Ala. The Lady Vols took their turn on Thursday, with head coach Holly Warlick and senior guard Meighan Simmons making the rounds and participating in interview sessions with various print, TV, radio and internet reporters and producers.  Below is some of the coverage of the event as it pertains to Tennessee women's basketball.

The Lady Vols have been picked by the media to repeat as SEC championships in 2014, and Simmons and sophomore forward Bashaara Graves have been voted to the five-player preseason All-SEC First Team. Simmons also has been predicted to repeat as SEC Player of the Year.

-- UTSPORTS.COM:
Tennessee at SEC Media Days
-- ASSOCIATED PRESS: Warlick, Lady Vols find comfort zone in Year 2
-- MOUNTAIN PRESS:
Holly Warlick making strides as Lady Vols head coach
-- CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS: Lady Vols believe they can win it all
-- KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL:
Holly Warlick not planning new approach for Lady Vols
-- WVLT-TV: Post game will be strong for Lady Vols, Vols






Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (10/18/13)

Tennessee took part in SEC Media Days on Thursday in Birmingham. Check out Dani Klupenger's report from the site:

Here's what the media wrote about the Vols: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Cuonzo Martin happy to have healthy UT Vols team



This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 18)

On Oct. 18, 1997, senior Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Vols to a 38-21 win in Birmingham. Manning connected on a pair of TDs for Jeremaine Copeland from 30 and 10 yards. Peerless Price also hauled on a 52-yard score.
 

OCTOBER 18 (6-8)
1913 L, 6-17 University of the South (N) @ Chattanooga, Tenn.
1919 L, 0-6 MISSISSIPPI A&M
1924 W, 13-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1930 L, 6-18 Alabama
1941 L, 2-9 ALABAMA
1947 L, 0-10 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1952 W, 20-0 No. 18 ALABAMA
1958 W, 14-7 ALABAMA
1969 W, 41-14 No. 20Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1975 L, 7-30 No. 6 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
1980 L, 0-27 No. 1 ALABAMA
1986 L, 28-56 No. 2 ALABAMA
1997 W, 38-21 Alabama (N) @ Birmingham, Ala.
2008 W, 34-3 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/18/13)

Saturday will be a special day as More Than 200 VFLs Are Set To Return To Neyland Saturday. They will honored as the "VFL Legends Of The Game" and go through the Vol Walk and Run Through the T with the 2013 edition of the Vols. 

Get all of your gameday in on the Vols' clash: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: #11/9 South Carolina.

Also on UTSports.com, read up: 

Get the latest on the Vols and Gamecocks in these stories:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: The Matchups: Vols-Gamecocks
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Charlie Daniel draws Tennessee

News on South Carolina: 

- Lindy's Sports Annuals: South Carolina at Tennessee
- Spartanburg Herald Journal: USC quarterback Shaw causing double trouble




Happy Birthday - Oct. 17: Joe Stocstill

On Oct. 17, we wish Tennessee football linebacker Joe Stocstill a happy 20th birthday!


This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 17)