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#NFLVols Ready For Week 14

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Steelers vs. Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)
VFLs Ramon Foster and rookie Daniel McCullers are set to suit up for the action against Cincinnati. 

Texans vs. Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Last week was Arian Foster's first game back after a groin injury. He rushed for 79 yards, the only time he hasn't rushed for 100-plus yards this season being 100-percent healthy. Even without having played in two games, he is ranked No. 6 in the league for rushing yards with 901 yard total yards.

Ravens vs. Dolphins, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Starting offensive linemen Ja'Wuan James and Dallas Thomas will be the lone VFLs to host the Ravens this week. James is cleared to play after a neck injury. 

Jets vs. Vikings, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Cordarrelle Patterson will try to add to his reps after playing just three of 50 snaps in last week's game against the Panthers. Patterson is not expected to start.

Panthers vs. Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Parys Haralson will represent the Saints as they host Carolina on Sunday.

Giants vs. Titans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Justin Hunter was added to the Titans' injured reserve list after suffering from a lacerated spleen in last week's game against Houston. He will be out for the remainder of the season.

Rams vs. Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Starting center Scott Wells will be the lone VFL as the Rams travel to Washington. Wells did not practice a day this week.

Chiefs vs. Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nose tackle Dan Williams will host Chiefs' Zach Fulton and Dustin Colquitt in the match-up. Colquitt is probable with a right calf injury but is likely to play.  

Bills vs. Broncos, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson will host Buffalo in this week's game as leaders of their division.

49ers vs. Raiders, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Mychal Rivera and Denarius Moore will host San Fran. in this week's game. They look to win their second game of the season.

Seahawks vs. Eagles, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Tony McDaniel will make his way to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles for week 14. 


Cowboys vs. Bears, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
For the first time in five years, the Cowboys have clinched a winning record. In the 41-28 win over Chicago, VFL Jason Witten had two catches for 26 yards.

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 6)

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The Vols won their first-ever SEC Championship Game on Dec. 6, 1997 as Tennessee knocked off Auburn, 30-29. The 1997 Champs held a reunion on the 15th anniversary of the title win in 2012, check out this video.

On Dec. 6, 1975, Stanley Morgan became the first Vol to rush for more than 200 yards in a game as he racked up 201 in the Vols' only game ever in Hawai'i. 

DECEMBER 6 (3-0)

1930 W, 13-6 Florida (N) @ Jacksonville, Fla.
1975 W, 28-6 Hawai'i
1997 W, 30-29 No. 11 Auburn (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)

Happy Birthday - Dec. 5

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On December 5, we send Happy Birthday wishes to soccer player and Knoxville native Kathryn Culhane. 

Kathryn Culhane

Also join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to two VFLs, Daniel Hood and Alan Cockrell. Cockrell became the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Vols in 1981. In baseball, he was an All-American outfielder for Tennessee and was drafted overall by the giants in 1984. 

Alan Cockrell
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On Thursday, Dec. 4, the 2014 American League Champion Kansas City Royals announced an agreement to terms on a two-year deal with former Tennessee Volunteer and Royals bullpen ace Luke Hochevar, as reported by MLB.com.

After spending the 2014 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander began a throwing program late in the season with plans to be game-ready by Opening Day 2015. After becoming a free agent for the first time in his professional career this offseason, Hochevar ultimately chose to remain with Kansas City, the team that drafted his as the first-overall pick of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Rocky Top.

Following his big league debut with the Royals in 2007, Hochevar was a vital piece of the Kansas City's rotation for the next five seasons. In 2013, he made the move to the bullpen and excelled, posting a 5-2 record with a 1.92 ERA in 58 appearances. Hochevar also recorded 82 strikeouts over 70.1 innings of work, which ranked as sixth-most among American League relief pitchers. His 10.49 strikeouts per nine innings ratio that season also proved to be eighth-best in franchise history for Kansas City.

Check out more of the latest news on the former Tennessee Baseball All-American and 2005 Roger Clemens National Pitcher of the Year Award winner:

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 5)

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The Vols won the 1998 SEC Championship Game with a 24-14 victory over Mississippi State on Dec. 5, 1998. Tee Martin threw TD passes to Peerless Price and Cedrick Wilson in the span of 32 seconds in the fourth quarter. Travis Henry ran for 120 yards in the win.


On Dec. 5, 1931, the Vols played in their first-ever bowl game, a 13-0 win over New York University in the New York Charity Bowl. Beattie Feathers ran for a 65-yard touchdown and Deke Brackett returned a punt 75 yards for the other TD.

DECEMBER 5 (3-1-1)
1931 W, 13-0 New York University (N) @ New York, N.Y. (New York Charity Game)
1936 T, 0-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1953 L, 19-33 Houston
1970 W, 28-17 UCLA
1998 W, 24-14 No. 23 Mississippi State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 4)

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On Dec. 4, 1965, the No. 7 Vols beat No. 5 UCLA, 37-34, in what was dubbed the "Rosebonnet Bowl" by Vol Network broadcaster George Mooney, because of the postseason destinations of the two teams based on the game's result. The Vols' Dewey 'Swamp Rat' Warren scored the game-winning touchdown on 4th-and-1 in the final minute on a 1-yard bootleg. Warren threw for 274 yards in the game played in Memphis.

On Dec. 4, 2012, legendary Vols coach Phillip Fulmer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. 

DECEMBER 4 (3-1)
1937 W, 32-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1965 W, 37-34 No. 5 UCLA (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1971 W, 31-11 No. 5 PENN STATE
2004 L, 28-38 No. 3 Auburn (N) @ Atlanta, Ga, (SEC Championship)

After a two-game road swing, #14/14 Tennessee (4-2) is back at home Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET, as Saint Francis (Pa.) comes calling at Thompson-Boling Arena. UT has dropped consecutive games at unranked Chattanooga (63-67) on Nov. 26 and at #6/9 Texas (59-72) on Nov. 30 and fell out of the top five in both polls after previously being ranked #4/5.

The game will be shown on SEC Network+, which you can access HERE.
You can listen live HERE.
Live Stats are HERE.

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 3)

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The Vols are 2-1 all-time on Dec. 3, but haven't played on the date since 1938.

DECEMBER 3 (2-1)
1905 L, 0-5 Grant
1932 W, 32-13 Florida (N) @ Jacksonville, Fla.
1938 W, 47-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.

Statement Regarding Vols' 2015 Opener

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Statement from Dave Hart regarding the Vols' 2015 season opener scheduled vs. UAB

"We are working with the SEC and Scott Ramsey in Nashville to secure a replacement for UAB to open our season in 2015. When we have a formal resolution, we will make an announcement."

Married To The Game: Julie Wells, Wife Of VFL Scott Wells

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Check out this tremendous feature on Julie Wells, wife of VFL Scott Wells, of the St. Louis Rams. The couple attended Tennessee and as a sophomore with the Vols, Scott proposed to Julie, in his dorm room at UT. Watch the entire video feature: Married To The Game: Mrs. Wells

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