February 2014 Archives
Lady Vol Illustrated at 7 p.m. ET
Tennessee women's basketball assistant coach Dean Lockwood will be a special in-person guest on Lady Vol Illustrated at 7 p.m. ET, at Calhoun's On The River. Co-head coach of the softball team Ralph Weekly will join the show from California to talk about the 13-0 start for the Lady Vols. SEC gold medalist Tori Lamp will also be an in-person guest to talk about her SEC Championship diving performance tonight.
Vol Calls at 8 p.m. ET
Tennessee head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, Lady Vols basketball assistant coach Dean Lockwood and UT pitcher Andrew Lee will be on-site guests on "Vol Calls" tonight (Monday, Feb. 24) from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. Central. Co-hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs will also have a live on-air interview with UT assistant football coach Tommy Thigpen, who was recently name National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com. Fans may tune in across the state on the Vol Radio Network or listen online at utsports.com. Listeners can ask a question by dialing 1-800-688-8657 - Verizon customers can dial #TENN - or submit a question via Facebook at VolNetwork-IMG.
"Ever wonder how pro athletes like the Pacers's C.J. Watson relocate in about as much time as it takes the ink to dry on their new contract?"
Watch former Vol basketball star C.J. Watson go house hunting on HGTV Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET.
To learn more about Watson's travels and house shopping, read the Indy Star's "Go house hunting with Pacer C.J. Watson".
Former UT standout Natalie Pluskota has been honored as a "Woman In the Game" by the Nashville Local Organizing Committee.
Tennessee softball legend Monica Abbott recently spoke at the seventh annual College Lecture Series held Friday at the Bright Football Complex in College Station, Texas.
"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do things you've never done." -- Monica Abbott.
Check out this article on the event at Aggie Sports.com: Former Tennessee pitcher speaks at Texas A&M
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Tennessee softball legend Raven Chavanne was a 2014 NCAA Today's Top 10 Award recipient last month. Check out this NCAA video about what softball has meant to Raven!
On Tuesday, John Denton wrote a feature on Tobias Harris for the Orlando Magic website. The feature focuses on Harris' evolution into a bona fide NBA starter after his trade from the Milwaukee Bucks. The story is particularly interesting to Volunteer fans as it sheds light on some of Harris' darker times (being given up on by the Bucks) and how a former Tennessee Vol helped restore his confidence.
Denton went on to write:
Tobias Harris is the type of athlete who practically oozes confidence out his every pore. On the basketball court, there is no situation that scares him and no moment too big for him.
He'll take - and make - big shots, as proven by his game-winning dunk against Oklahoma City two weeks ago. And Harris has no hesitation when it comes to his position on the floor, willingly playing either small forward or power forward against bigger players.However, the trade from Milwaukee rattled Harris' confidence.
But Harris admitted on Tuesday that hearing the initial news that he had been traded was shocking to the senses for him. Luckily for him, he had a former NBA standout and a fellow University of Tennessee product to give him a good piece of advice.
``It was eye-opening for me as a player to realize that the NBA is a business and it showed me that this league is a lot about confidence,'' Harris said. ``When I got traded from here, to begin with I was at first discouraged because I was here in Milwaukee. One of the first persons who called me was Dale Ellis, who played here. He was just telling me, `Don't ever think that just because they traded you, that doesn't mean they don't think that you can play. You can play in this league for a long time and when you get to Orlando you need to have that type of confidence.'Read the full story - Denton: Trade to Orlando From Milwaukee "Sparked" Harris
The Southeastern Conference announced today its annual football media days will be held July 14-17, remaining at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham - Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala. The event will expand to four days in 2014, beginning Monday, July 14 and concluding Thursday, July 17.
The Vols will participate in SEC Media Day on Tuesday, July 15 during the afternoon session.
ESPN will continue to have an expanded presence at the event, with the SEC Network officially launching in August. A more detailed daily schedule, rotational breakdown and student-athletes attending will be available later this summer.The listing of coaches below does not indicate the order of appearance each day.
Beginning with the 2014 event, institutional media guides will only be made available in electronic format, with the annual SEC publication available both via traditional and electronic means.
The previous three SEC Football Media Days all drew over 1,000 attendees, with an all-time high of 1,239 for the 2013 edition last summer.
2014 SEC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAYS SCHEDULE
MONDAY, July 14
Commissioner Mike Slive
Auburn - Gus Malzahn
Florida - Will Muschamp
Vanderbilt - Derek Mason
TUESDAY, July 15
Mississippi State - Dan Mullen
South Carolina - Steve Spurrier
Tennessee - Butch Jones
Texas A&M - Kevin Sumlin
WEDNESDAY, July 16
Steve Shaw - SEC Coordinator of Football Officials / Justin Connolly - SEC Network
Arkansas - Bret Bielema
LSU - Les Miles
Missouri - Gary Pinkel
THURSDAY, July 17
Alabama - Nick Saban
Georgia - Mark Richt
Kentucky - Mark Stoops
Ole Miss - Hugh Freeze
Mercedes Russell was the subject of a feature story from an online newspaper back home. Check out what Eugene Daily News reporter Corey Buchanan wrote about Tennessee's 6-foot-6 freshman.
EUGENE DAILY NEWS: For Mercedes Russell, Improvement Has Paid Dividends