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This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 10)

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One of the trademarks of Tennessee football debuted on this date, 50 years ago on Oct. 10, 1964. Coach Doug Dickey debuted the orange & white checkerboard end zones as the Volunteers beat Boston College, 16-14 at Neyland Stadium.

Checkerboards Photo Gallery

Tennessee is 13-3 all-time on Oct. 10.

OCTOBER 10 (13-3)
1900 W, 22-0 KING
1903 W, 38-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1908 W, 39-5 MARYVILLE
1914 W, 27-0 CLEMSON
1925 W, 13-0 MARYVILLE
1931 W, 38-0 MISSISSIPPI
1936 L, 0-6 AUBURN
1942 W, 34-6 DAYTON
1953 W, 40-7 CHATTANOOGA
1959 L, 7-14 No. 3 GEORGIA TECH
1964 W, 16-14 BOSTON COLLEGE
1970 W, 17-6 No. 13 Georgia Tech
1981 W, 10-7 GEORGIA TECH
1992 L, 24-25 ARKANSAS
1998 W, 22-3 No. 7 Georgia
2009 W, 45-19 GEORGIA


Also on Oct. 10, 1998, the eventual National Champion Vols knocked off No. 7 Georgia, 22-3 in Athens. Travis Stephens ran for 107 yards while Tee Martin threw for two TDs to Cedrick Wilson and Peerless Price.

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/10/14)

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We are counting down the hours to game time as the Vols host Chattanooga on Saturday at 4 p.m., for Homecoming 2014. Get your full breakdown of the game: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Vols vs. Chattanooga.

Our Dani Klupenger takes a look at the preparations on campus this week for Tennessee's Homecoming.

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols freshman Barnett eager to build sack total
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: College football preview, SEC items of interest
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT needs to reconsider plan for Dobbs
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: OL Gilliam 'could be game-ready'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Reeves-Maybin flexing mind muscles
- Maryville Daily Times: Window open at DT for freshman Mixon
- Maryville Daily Times: Lane stays positive as Vols grow up

News on the Mocs includes:


Taylor White of the Daily Beacon takes a closer look at the rise of freshman Kendra Turner up the Tennessee volleyball depth chart. 

The Louisiana native ranks second on the team in total kills and is just one of three Lady Vols to have eclipsed the 100-kill mark this season. She has 113 total kills, good for 2.57 per set, and holds the top hitting percentage (.187) on the team for players that have logged at least 200 attacks. Earlier this season, Turner hammered 19 kills against Kennesaw State -- the highest individual output for UT this year.



Joe Sullivan of Metro Pulse penned this feature story on the arrival of new director of track and field/cross country Beth Alford-Sullivan, her impact on the program, and the plans for renovation of Tom Black Track.

Coach Sullivan's hire was announced on June 24 of this past summer and she arrives on Rocky Top after 15 years at Penn State -- eight of which were spent as the head of the dual men's and women's programs. She produced nine Big Ten championships in her tenure at Penn State. She produced 158 All-Americans and four individual NCAA champions. 


Happy Birthday - Oct. 9

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Happy Birthday to three special current and former Vol Football players, Todd Kelly Jr., Danny Finch and the legendary Hank Lauricella!

Hank LauricellaTodd Kelly Jr.Danny Finch

Lauricella was a back for the Vols from 1949-51. He earned All-American honors in 1951 and All-SEC First Team selection in 1950 and 1951. He won a regional award in 1950 for most outstanding tailback and was second in the 1951 Heisman vote. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1981. 

Kelly is one of the seven legacy freshmen on the roster, following his father Todd Kelly Sr. He has started in two of the five games so far this season and has 13 tackles and two interceptions on the season.

Finch, a redshirt freshman long snapper, has yet to see action for the Vols. He was a three-year letterwinner at Maryville High School and helped his team to the championship game in each of his seasons on varsity, winning the 2010 and 2011 titles.



Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/9/14)

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The Vols assistant coaches met with the media on Wednesday, check out the key points they made with coverage on UTSports.com: 


Also, check out why wearing pink on Saturday is important to the Vols, specially linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 


Coverage from the media includes
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' McNeil playing 'with a lot confidence'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Win, but explore options
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gilliam could return to field Saturday
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis: Lane practices
- Maryville Daily Times: Lane stays positive as Vols grow up

Coverage of Chattanooga includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Mocs make use of 'money game' cash

Tennessee head coach Butch 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.

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 9)

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Take a look back some of the great games on Oct. 9 as Tennessee is 9-4-2 all-time on the date.


OCTOBER 9 (9-4-2)
1909 L, 0-3 NORTH CAROLINA
1915 L, 0-3 CLEMSON
1920 L, 0-20 VANDERBILT
1926 W, 14-7 Louisiana State
1937 T, 0-0 Duke
1948 W, 26-0 CHATTANOOGA
1954 W, 20-14 CHATTANOOGA
1965 W, 24-3 SOUTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 10-6 GEORGIA TECH
1976 W, 42-7 Georgia Tech
1982 T, 24-24 No. 18 Louisiana State
1993 W, 28-14 Arkansas (N) @ Little Rock, Ark.
1999 W, 37-20 No. 10 GEORGIA
2004 W, 19-14 No. 3 Georgia
2010 L, 14-41 Georgia

On Oct. 9, 1982, the Vols tied the undefeated No. 18 Tigers at LSU, 24-24. Willie Gault had a 96-yard kickoff return for a TD and Alan Cockrell threw for 213 yards.

 

On Oct. 9, 1993, the Vols won at Arkansas, 28-14 as Heath Shuler threw for 307 yards including a TD pass to Craig Faulkner. Cory Fleming had six catches for 101 yards.

Tennessee ended Georgia's 17-game home win streak with a 19-14 win in Athens on Oct. 9, 2004. Check out a full look back in last week's Lowe's #DefiningMoments. Erik Ainge threw for 2 TDs while Gerald Riggs Jr., ran for 102 yards. 


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

Bob Kesling will be joined by coach Butch Jones and Lady Vol basketball coach Holly Warlick. 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.

You can listen to Vol Calls live HERE on UTSports.com.

Feature Story on Williams Tennis Tradition

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The Daily Beacon ran a feature story today on senior Caitlyn Williams and her family tennis-playing tradition.

Williams is the third person in her family to play tennis at Tennessee. Her older brother, Rhyne, was an All-American for the Vols in 2010 and 2011 and currently plays on the professional tennis circuit. Her mother, Michelle, was also a Tennessee All-American, and her father, Bob, played at Duke. Her grandfather, Mike DePalmer Sr., was the Tennessee men's head coach from 1981-1994. 

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