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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.

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Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Cardinals vs. Panthers, 4:35 p.m. (ESPN)
Nose tackle Dan Williams will look to head into the postseason with a wild card win over Carolina. Williams has remained consistent in the Arizona lineup in the starting lineup on defense. However, Williams was limited in practice this week with a foot injury. Offensive guard Chris Scott will be in action with the Carolina Panthers. 

Ravens vs. Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (NBC)
Ramon Foster and rookie Daniel McCullers will also look to advance in the postseason when they host Baltimore on Saturday evening.

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

Lions vs. Cowboys, 4:40 p.m. (FOX)
Jason Witten has had a record breaking year. With a winning record, Witten will try to aid his team to the next step of the postseason with a wild card win over Detroit. 

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (1/2/15)


The Vols seek their first bowl win since 2008 when they take on Iowa in the 70th annual TaxSlayer Bowl at 3:20 p.m., on ESPN. All of your gameday info can be found here: TAXSLAYER BOWL CENTRAL.

On Thursday, Tennessee held its Pep Rally at Jacksonville Landing as they team wen through its final practice, a closed one, check out the coverage: 

Here's a look at what the media is writing:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: QB Josh Dobbs leads UT Vols into bowl and beyond
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Inside the matchups: Tennessee vs. Iowa
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Charlie Daniel cartoon for Jan. 2, 2015
- Knoxville News Sentinel: 5 Big Things: Tennessee vs. Iowa
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT, Iowa high on incentive

News on Iowa includes: 

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (1/1/15)


Tomorrow is the day, the Vols return to action in the TaxSlayer Bowl, seeking their 26th all-time bowl victory. Get the full report on Wednesday's action, which included the bowl press conference, luncheon and team photo along with a a visit to the Wolfson Children's Hospital. 

UTSports.com has all the coverage: 

Here's a look at the latest from the media covering the Vols: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Maggitt shows skills as linebacker, DE
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Iowa's Scherff has unfinished business
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones praises Gilliam's 'true grit'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones mum on Vols' MLB battle
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs: Butch Jones 'called me Urkel'
- The Gazette: Dobbs makes the grade

News on Iowa includes: 
- Hawkeye Sports.com: Hawkeyes Ready to Play
- Hawkeye Sports.com: A Time to Give Back
- Quad City Times: Hawkeyes are 'eager and ready'
- Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: TaxSlayer Bowl viewer's guide

Happy Birthday - Dec. 31

On the last day of 2014, join us in wishing senior football running back Marlin Lane a very Happy Birthday! Lane will be spending his birthday with teammates in Jacksonville as they prepare for the TaxSlayer Bowl. We would also like to wish Erin Gibbemeyer of rowing a Happy Birthday!

Marlin LaneErin Gibbemeyer

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (12/31/14)

The final day of 2014 will be a busy one for Team 118. Butch Jones along with Joshua Dobbs, Curt Maggitt and Jordan Williams will take part in the TaxSlayer Bowl Press Conference at 11 a.m. The Vols will make their first appearance at EverBank Field for a team photo and walk-thru in the afternoon. Follow all of the action on UTSports.com and @Vol_Football on Twitter. 

Loads of fun and excitement on Tuesday as the Vols held their second practice at North Florida and enjoyed a beach party in the afternoon. Check out the action:

Coverage from UTSports.com includes: 

Here's what the media is writing: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: 'Pig' Howard's maturation valuable for UT Vols
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT, UTC should like how 2014 is ending
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Layoff allowed Vols to get 'a breather'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Emotion-filled bowls get Jones' attention
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gilliam will play with injured hand
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols soak up the sun in Florida
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Little Pig big for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Gilliam practices with clubbed hand
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Fast Five: Tuesday practice

News on Iowa includes: 
- Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: Ferentz says Rudock will start bowl game
- Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: Hawkeyes mixing business with pleasure in Florida

Happy Birthday - Dec. 30

Today, we wish Erin Gaeckle (swimming and diving), Trevor Charpie (baseball and Bridget Boland (rowing) a very special Happy Birthday!

Erin GaeckleTrevor CharpieBridget Boland

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (12/30/14)

The Vols return to the practice fields at the University of North Florida around 10:15 a.m., on Tuesday. Monday featured a spirited practice spurred on by a visit from VFL legend John Henderson. Get the full scoop with coverage from UTSports.com: 

On Monday evening, the TaxSlayer Bowl hosted a Welcome Dinner for the Vols. Check it out: VIDEO: TaxSlayer Welcome Dinner

Here's what the media is writing about the Vols and the TaxSlayer Bowl: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols get visit from 'Big John' Henderson
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols keeping their focus in Jacksonville
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Henderson talks to Vols before practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT's pass game may not follow trend
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Fast Five: Monday practice

News on Iowa includes: 
- HawkeyeSports.com: TaxSlayer Bowl Central Page
- HawkeyeSports.com: From Zero to 60 in Under a Year
- HawkeyeSports.com: Parker Prepares Hawkeye Defense
- Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier: Rudock, Beathard will both play for Iowa in bowl

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (12/29/14)

The Vols Arrived In Jacksonville on Sunday and will hit the practice field at the University of North Florida on Monday at little after 12 Noon. 

Check out coverage from the Vols arrival in the Sunshine State on Sunday: Vols Arrive In Jacksonville

Follow all of our coverage in our TaxSlayer Bowl Central.

Here's a look at the latest from the media: 

- Des Moines Register: Iowa crushes Vols on bowl experience
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Coaching stability an asset for UT
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Charlie Daniel cartoon for Dec. 29
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Five storylines for TaxSlayer Bowl week

#NFLVols Conclude Week 17 Action

It's been an exciting season for many of your favorite VFLs and now it's time for the NFL postseason to begin.

Peyton Manning finished the regular season with 39 passing touchdowns. During the season, Manning passed for over 500 career touchdown passes and broke numerous NFL records. With the win over Oakland, the Broncos earned a bye with the start of playoffs. Malik Jackson of the Broncos had a great game with two tackles, including one for a loss, a quarterback hurry and two pass deflections. 

Arian Foster left today's game with a hamstring injury. On the season, the five year veteran rushed for 1,269 yards, which marked his fourth season rushing for over 1,000 yards. Foster has recorded 14 touchdowns, rushing and passing combined. Despite today's win over Jacksonville, Houston will miss the playoffs.

Seattle's Tony McDaniel tallied three tackles in the win over St. Louis. The Seahawks seized the NFC's top seed for the West after having started the season 3-3. 

Dan William's three tackles limited San Fran. to 20 points, but did not provide Arizona a win. However, Williams will play in a Wild Card game vs. Carolina. 

Check out how the rest of the NFL Vols performed in week 17:

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Lost to Philadelphia 34-26 Injured reserve
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 19-7 Non-football related illness
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 19-7 Injured reserve
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. Oakland 47-14 Three punts, 32 yd. avg.
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 19-7 Five punts, 48.6 yd. avg.
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Def. Cleveland 20-10 Injured reserve
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Def. Jacksonville 23-17 23 yds. Rushing, 10 yds. Receiving, TD
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers SNF SNF
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Def. San Diego 19-7 Started at RG
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 23-20 Two tackles, two QHs
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Lost to Indianapolis 27-10 Injured reserve
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. Oakland 47-14 Two tackles, tfl, QH, two PDs
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins Lost to NY Jets 37-24 Started at LT
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 23-20 Injured reserve
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. Oakland 47-14 21-37-273 yards
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Lost to Buffalo 17-9 Injured reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Lost to Houston 23-17 Played at G
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Def. St. Louis 20-6 Three tackles
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers SNF SNF
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Def. Tampa Bay 23-20 One reception for 16 yards
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Lost to Denver 44-17 Inactive
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Def. Chicago 13-9 Played at WR
Tauren Poole RB Baltimore Ravens Def. Cleveland 20-10 Practice squad
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Def. Chicago 13-9 Injured reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Lost to Denver 44-17 Two receptions for 26 yds.
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Def. Miami 37-24 Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Lost to Carolina 34-3 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Lost to New Orleans 23-20 Started at TE, one tackle
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Lost to Carolina 34-3 Started at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Lost to NY Jets 37-24 Inactive
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Lost to Seattle 20-6 Started at C
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Lost to San Fran. 20-17 Three tackles
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Def. Washington 44-17 Four recs., 49 yards

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