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Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/13/14)

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It's GAMEDAY! Follow our LIVE BLOG from Norman as part of FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols at #4/3 OU. Check out the Vols arrival in Oklahoma on Friday right here:


Here's a look at coverage from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols to get big gauge of progress
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols, UGA step into national spotlight
- CBSSports.com: 
- ESPN.com: Game Preview
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Oklahoma rebuilding model for UT
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Things: Tennessee vs. Oklahoma
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Taking stock of Tennessee vs. Oklahoma
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT vs. Oklahoma matchups
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols face 'top-level' Oklahoma team
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT's non-conference game no laugher
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five Questions: Vols at No. 4 Oklahoma

News out of Oklahoma includes:
- Enid News & Eagle: Vols first major test for Sooners


Former Lady Vol Candace Parker was named to the 2014 All-WNBA First Team. Parker was named the league's MVP in 2013. Finishing the season, Parker was averaging 19.4 points alongside 7.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 blocks. Parker led her team, the Los Angeles Sparks, in points, blocks and steals. Parker's average for the 2014 season was the second-best in her career. 

Happy Birthday - Sept. 12

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Happy Birthday to three former track and field/cross country athletes: Joe Franklin, Linda Hadfield and Patavia Lowery!


Franklin was a nine-tie SEC scorer during his career, including five times in the 800. He qualified for the NCAA outdoor in the 800m as a rookie and earned 2009 SEC All-Freshman Team honors.

Hadfield was a two-time USTFCCA All-America Honorable Mention and a 2011 member of the SEC Outdoor All-Freshman team. She also hold the school record for indoor pole vault (13-11).

Knoxville local Lowery ran a best of 2:17.5 in the 800m and ran both the 800m and 1500m at the SECs finishing 23rd and 33rd, respectively. 

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/12/14)

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The Vols depart campus at 2 p.m., on Friday to head to Norman, Oklahoma to face the #4/3 Sooners. Get the latest on the Vols from UTSports.com looking ahead to Saturday's clash on ABC. 




Here's a look at coverage from the media:
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols' defensive line faces big challenge
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols could use marquee non-SEC win
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Johnson: Young Vols 'combat-ready'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Wolf 'will be available'
- UT Daily Beacon: The Oklahoma Daily

Stories out of Oklahoma include: 
- Tahlequah Daily Press: OU's experience cannot be overlooked


This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 12)

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SEPTEMBER 12 (2-2) 
1981 - L, 7-43 Southern California 
1987 - W, 38-10 Mississippi State 
1992 - W, 34-31 No. 14 Georgia 
2009 - L, 15-19 UCLA

Back on Sept, 12, 1992: UT defeated #14 Georgia 34-31. After losing a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, Tennessee was forced to comeback with less than five minutes remaining in the game. Quarterback Heath Shuler faced 4th-and-14, down 31-27 with just over two minutes left. He got the first down and later scored the game winning touchdown to secure the upset, 34-31.

Fast-forward to 39:10 in this video:

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/11/14)

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The Vols head to Norman on Friday afternoon. The equipment truck will head out for Oklahoma on Thursday. Here's the latest on the Vols from UTSports.com. 



Content from the media includes: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: More speed helpful vs. Oklahoma
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT notebook: Martinez faces former team
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis: Wednesday's practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Elder expects Wolf to be 'ready'
- Maryville Daily Times: Jones breaking Vols' hoping past

News out of Oklahoma includes: 
- Norman Transcript: Grissom finally finds a home


This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 11)

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The Vols are 2-2 all-time on Sept. 11. That includes a 38-6 win over No. 22 Georgia in 1993. Heath Shuler threw for 180 yards and two touchdowns, both to Cory Fleming for 21 and eight yards. Charlie Garner ran for 107 yards and a touchdown as the Vols piled up 298 rushing yards. 


SEPTEMBER 11 (2-2) 
1976 L, 18-21 DUKE 
1982 W, 23-21 IOWA STATE 
1993 W, 38-6 No. 22 GEORGIA 
2010 L, 13-48 No. 7 OREGON
In week two of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Baltimore Ravens for a Thursday night showdown including three VFLs on the rosters. 


Steelers vs. Ravens, 8:25 p.m. (CBS, NFL Network)
In the rivalry game between Pittsburgh and Baltimore, Ramon Foster and Daniel McCullers will face long snapper Morgan Cox. In last week's game, McCullers was on the inactive list and may remain there for week two. Both Foster and Cox played at their respective positions and are expected to suit up. 


Happy Birthday - Sept. 11

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Celebrate with us the birthdays of three special Vols, Katie King (rowing), Nia Moore (women's basketball) and Lemond Johnson (football)!



King, a junior, has continuously been a part of the varsity 8+ involved with top-finishes in events. She was also named to the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll along with being the lone sophomore named to the 2014 C-USA All-Academic Team.

Moore, a junior with Lady Vol hoops, appeared in 21 games as a sophomore and averaged 2.3 points per game and 2.14 rebounds per game.

Sophomore defensive back Johnson, has appeared in both games so far this season. In his debut season, he saw action in 12 games and racked up three tackles. 

Vol Calls - Monday Night at 8 p.m.

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Tennessee Coach Butch Jones will be live and on-site at Calhoun's on the River in downtown Knoxville tonight for "Vol Calls" at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central. Following Coach Jones' appearance, College Football Hall of Famer Archie Manning will be calling in as a special guest for the second half of the show. Manning is one of 13 members of the inaugural College Football Playoff selection committee.

LISTEN LIVE at 8 p.m. ET

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