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Thursday's Tennessee Men's Basketball Briefing (10/23/14)

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The Tennessee Volunteers participated in the SEC Tipoff '15 on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. Head coach Donnie Tyndall, senior Josh Richardson and junior Armani Moore had a day full of interviews with media outlets and the SEC Network.

Here's the coverage from UTSports.com

Here's some coverage from around the media: 

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has a couple of radio stops this afternoon. 

First, Jones will join Jack Arute on SiriusXM College Sports Nation at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Later today, Jones will make his usual weekly appearance on 3HL with Brent Dougherty and Blaine Bishop and Mickey Ryan on Nashville's 104.5 The Zone this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. ET. You can listen on 104.5 in Nashville or online RIGHT HERE.

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/23/14)

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Tennessee's assistant coaches met with the media on Wednesday to talk about the challenge of facing #4 Alabama. Get the latest: #VolReport: Always On The Ready

Other news from UTSports.com includes: 

Here's a look at what the media is writing: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols look to cure offensive woes
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Worley's status 'ongoing' for Vols-Tide
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Could big play break loose offense?
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis: Jackson practices
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Mahoney: Vols' OL will 'find a way'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols see 'complete team' in Alabama
- Lindy's Sports: Alabama at Tennessee

Here's a look at coverage from Alabama:
- The Crimson White: Tide prepares to take on Vols

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 23)

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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)
1909 L, 0-3 GEORGIA
1915 W, 101-0 CUMBERLAND
1920 W, 26-0 CLEMSON
1926 W, 30-7 CENTRE
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.

Vol Calls - Wednesday Night At 8 p.m.

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"Vol Calls" tonight on the Vol Network at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville.

Co-hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs will be joined by football coach Butch Jones and basketball coach Donnie Tyndall. Fans can call in and ask questions by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee Verizon customers can dial # TENN. Fans may also submit questions through the Vol Network's Facebook page - Vol Network_IMG.


Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/22/14)

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The Vols continued prep for their second consecutive Top 5 foe as #4 Alabama comes to Neyland Stadium on Saturday. Get the latest coverage from UTSports.com: 

Here's what the media is writing: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee's defense works to keep improving
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols managing injuries on offensive line
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gilliam gets another chance
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley 'making progress' from injury
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT billboards aim to reach recruits
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones gives updates on injured Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Injured starters' statuses unclear

From the Alabama perspective: 
- The Crimson White: Tide defense gaining confidence

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 22)

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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)
1900 T, 0-0 Vanderbilt
1904 L, 0-2 Georgia Tech
1910 L, 5-35 Georgia
1921 W, 9-0 FLORIDA
1932 W, 60-0 MARYVILLE
1938 W, 44-0 THE CITADEL
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.

Saturday's Alabama Game Officially Sold Out

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Saturday's game vs. Alabama is officially sold out. It marks the third sellout of the season along with the Utah State game on Aug. 31 and the Florida game on Oct. 4.

With the crowd of 102,455 on hand for Saturday, it will mark the first time since the 2007 season that Neyland Stadium drew three or more crowds of that size. The attendance for a sellout has fluctuated over the last decade due to construction and seating adjustments at Neyland. In 2007, Tennessee welcomed more than 104,000 on five occasions. 

Witten's Story On ESPN's E60 on Tuesday Night

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Be sure to watch ESPN's E60 on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET, for Jason Witten's story as you have never heard before:

As a string of domestic violence scandals rocked pro football, one NFL star looked on from a very personal perspective.  Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten's once lived that nightmare, witnessing the abuse of his loved ones at home.  Witten sat down with E:60's Jeremy Schaap to tell his story of pain and perseverance, and his unwavering goal of breaking the cycle of violence.


Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/21/14)

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Butch Jones and three members of the Vols defense met with the media on Monday to preview Saturday's rivalry game against Alabama. 

Here's a look at coverage on UTSports.com from Monday:

Here's what the media is writing: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Crimson Tide say they are motivated for Vols
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Corey Vereen has breakout game for UT Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones still sees progress
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Sacks not just on offensive line
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Beating Kiffin most important to fans
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols have to close gap in 'Bama rivalry
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Midstate Vols on Nashville billboards
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols fighting through top-10 gauntlet
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones discusses injured starters

News on Alabama includes: 
- Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: Sims rolls with the Tide
- The Crimson White: Tide gears up for Tennesse trip

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