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Tennessee basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall will meet the media for his usual weekly media luncheon at noon. Look for a full video and report from the press conference here at UTSports.com shortly after.

The Vol Network's weekly Vol Calls program returns to its usual Monday night home tonight from Calhouns on the River. Tennessee coaches will join host Bob Kesling for an inside look at UT sports. You can listen on Vol Network stations across the state, including flagship stations WIVK 107.7 and WNML 99.1 FM/AM 990 in Knoxville. You can listen live online HERE
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VFL and two-time Tennessee Baseball All-American J.P. Arencibia has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles for the 2015 season, as announced by the club's this week.

While with the Texas Rangers last season, Arencibia hit nine doubles, 10 home runs and collected 35 RBI in 62 Major League games. He also played 48 games with the organization's Triple A Round Rock club, where he hit .279 with 14 homers and 41 RBI as the team's primary catcher/first baseman. On the year, his 14 home runs ranked third-best for the Express.

Entering the 2015 season, Arencibia owns a career .207 average with 64 doubles, 74 home runs and 228 RBI in 442 Major League games including parts of three seasons (2011-13) with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 458 minor league games since being drafted by Toronto in the first round (21st overall pick) of the June 2007 Draft, the 29 year old owns a .275 average.

Named a Freshman All-American selection by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger after hitting .322 with 14 home runs, Arencibia was also named SEC Freshman of the Year in 2005 with the Tennessee Volunteers. During his sophomore campaign on Rocky Top, he went on to produce a .352 average with 11 homers to claim All-America accolades from Louisville Slugger and the College Baseball Foundation (CBF) in 2006.

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Here's a look at the coverage on Arencibia's deal with Baltimore:

#NFLVols In Divisional Playoffs

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Six NFL Vols will be in action in the NFL Divisional Playoffs this weekend. 

Here's a look at the VFLs in each of the playoff games.

Baltimore at New England, Saturday at 4:35 p.m. on NBC
This game does not include any active VFLs, but each team has an injured Vol on the roster. Linebacker Jerod Mayo has been sidelined with the Patriots since the sixth game of the season after suffering a knee injury. With the Ravens, long snapper Morgan Cox also torn his ACL this season and has been out since mid-October. The Ravens also feature former Vols tailback Tauren Poole on their practice squad. 


Carolina at Seattle, Saturday at 8:15 p.m., on FOX 
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks host the Carolina Panthers in the second game on Saturday. Defensive lineman Tony McDaniel has started 14 games this season, making 31 tackles with the Seahawks. With the Panthers, Chris Scott has played in eight games as on offensive tackle. 


Dallas at Green Bay, Sunday at 1:05 p.m. on FOX
Tight end Jason Witten and the Cowboys advanced to the Divisional round with a comeback win over Detroit last week. Witten started all 16 regular-season games and had 64 catches for 703 yards with five touchdowns in 2014. Last week, he had five catches for 63 yards. With the Packers, running back Rajion Neal is on the team's practice squad and will not play in the game. 


Indianapolis at Denver, Sunday at 4:40 p.m., on CBS
The Broncos open playoff action against the Colts in the final game of the weekend. Peyton Manning takes on his former club in the postseason. He is one of three former Vols stars on Denver along with defensive tackle Malik Jackson and punter Britton Colquitt. Manning has been the subject of many stories this week in facing the team he played for from 1998-2011.


It's a busy radio day for the Tennessee football coaching staff on Sports Radio WNML in Knoxville. 

Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian will join Sports 180 with Josh Ward and Will West at 1 p.m. ET.

Head coach Butch Jones will be on SportsTalk with John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyamns at 3:30 p.m. ET

Defensive coordinator John Jancek will also join SportsTalk at 4 p.m. ET.

You can listen to all three interviews in Knoxville on 99.1 FM and AM 990, or you can listen online HERE.

Barnett Pegged As 2015 SEC Defensive Player To Watch

According to Matt Stinchcomb of the SEC Network, Tennessee's rising sophomore defensive end Derek Barnett will be the Defensive Player To Watch in 2015 in the league.

SEC Network's Maria Taylor interviewed head coach Holly Warlick to preview the top-10 matchup against #9/8 Texas A&M. Watch the interview here.

Happy Birthday - Jan. 7

Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to Brandon Fickey of men's tennis, Drake Owenby of baseball and VFL and NBA rookie Jarnell Stokes.

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VFL Palardy Signed By St. Louis Rams

VFL Michael Palardy was officially signed by the St. Louis Rams to their off-season roster on Tuesday. Here's a look at the release from the Rams.

Palardy was on the Raiders' practice squad in 2014, following a successful college career at Tennessee. There, Palardy excelled as both a kicker and punter in his senior season, converting 14-of-17 field goal attempts and making 63 punts -- including 33 inside the 20, a mark that tied for the FBS lead.

Happy Birthday - Jan. 5

Today, we wish Erin Gabriel of softball a very Happy Birthday! Gabriel, a junior pitcher, has started in 21 of her 33 games played. 

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Inside the T - Monday's Look Ahead


The Lady Volunteer Basketball team continues SEC play tonight as UT travels to Vanderbilt for a 7 p.m. ET game that can be seen on the SEC Network. This is the 73rd meeting between these schools, with UT holding a 63-9 record in the series and a 24-7 mark in Music City.

You can Watch Live HERE
Listen Live HERE
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