Burdick Featured In Scoop

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Check out this feature about Tennessee graduate Cierra Burdick, who now plays for the Los Angeles Sparks. It was written by UT student Lauren Moore for Scoop Magazine.

Scoop is a magazine for alumni, students, faculty and friends of the College of Communication & Information. It aims to keep readers up to date with what's happening around campus and in the University of Tennessee's School of Journalism & Electronic Media, School of Advertising & Public Relations, School of Communication Studies and School of Information Sciences. It is created by students in Journalism & Electronic Media 415: The Magazine Workshop.

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Happy Birthday - May 17

On May 17th we're celebrating two Big Orange birthdays on Rocky Top as men's diver Mauricio Robles and women's basketball's Jannah Tucker are blowing out the candles today!



A rising senior from Monterrey, Mexico, Robles just completed a strong junior season in which he earned All-America and All-SEC honors. After competing at the NCAA Championships, Robles was named an All-American on all three boards after he finished eighth on the 3-meter (422.45), 10th on the 1-meter (397.75) and 15th on the platform (362.25). He won SEC gold in the 1-meter springboard at the conference meet with a school record score of 421.15 and was named SEC Diver of the Meet. Robles turns 22 years old today.



After redshirting her true freshman year in 2013-14, Tucker made her Lady Vol debut last season when she checked in late against No. 7 Stanford. She recorded her first career rebound in that contest. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Tucker arrived at UT in 2013 as the No. 8 ranked player in the ESPNw Hoop Gurlz Top 100. She was also a member of the gold medal-winning USA U18 team that placed first at the FIBA Americas Championship in August of 2012. Tucker is 20 years old today.

Happy birthday Mauricio and Jannah!


Worley In Rookie Mini-Camp With Saints

A week after going through rookie mini-camp with the Cleveland Browns, former Vols quarterback Justin Worley is in New Orleans Saints rookie mini-camp. 

Happy Birthday - May 14

On May 14 we're wishing a happy birthday to Cherelle Thompson of Tennessee swimming and diving!



A native of Princes Town in Trinidad & Tobago, Thompson just completed her senior season on Rocky Top. A strong season saw Thompson record a career-best time of 22.43 in the preliminary round of the 50-meter freestyle at the SEC Championships before finishing eighth in the consolation final. During those same Championships, Thompson picked up the second SEC medal of her career when she placed third in the 200 free relay with teammates Faith Johnson, Amy Lubawy, and Harper Bruens.

Thompson went on to be a named a 2015 honorable mention All-American and a member of the 2015 SEC Community Service Team. 

Born this day in 1992, Thompson is 23 years old today.

Happy birthday, Cherelle!




Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (5/14/15)

The Big Orange Caravan rolled into Chattanooga on Thursday as Butch Jones and company met up with another sellout crowd at The Chattanoogan. Check UTSports.com: Chattanooga Shows Its Orange on BOC

Here's what Jones had to say to the media: 


Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Big Orange Caravan rolls into Chattanooga
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Barnes spending time with fans
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Spring Wrap: Wide receivers

Athlon Sports revealed its preseason Top 25 and has the Vols at #22: Tennessee Volunteers Preview

Butch Jones On SEC Teleconference


Tennessee head coach Butch Jones addressed the media as part of the SEC teleconference on Wednesday morning. Jones spoke about a variety of topics giving an overview of Team 119's spring camp. 

"We do have a lot of positive momentum," Jones said. "I think our players have fed off that. They've been extremely focused.  Their capacity for work, their mental effort, their mental intensity, I thought they brought it each and every day. That's what you want. You want the expectations because this is a very proud football program. We also understand we have a long, long ways to go in the development of our program."

Coverage from the media includes the following: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Butch Jones says freshman Shy Tuttle 'started to get it' late in spring practice

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones: Vols have 'a lot of positive momentum'

Happy Birthday - May 13

On May 13 we're celebrating a trio of birthdays on Rocky Top: we're wishing a happy birthday to football's Derrick Brodus, Brittany Lindl of women's tennis, and to VFL Samuel Rairden of men's swimming and diving.



Brodus spent four seasons with Vol Football as a placekicker, wrapping up his collegiate career following the 2014 season. He was a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and won the Lou Groza Star of the Week Award on Sept. 24, 2011. He was the protagonist of one of the amazing stories coming out of Rocky Top in 2011 when the walk-on was plucked from his couch less than an hour before the start of a game against Middle Tennessee and rushed to Neyland Stadium by police escort. He went on to start his first collegiate game, connecting on a 21-yard field goal and three PATs. Born this day in 1992, Brodus is 23 years old today.



A native of Panama City, Florida, Lindl recently concluded her sophomore stint with Lady Vol Tennis. To this point, she owns a career singles record of 24-21, including her first-ever win over a ranked opponent when she defeated No. 63 Beatrice Gumulya of Clemson 4-6, 7-6, 7-5 in the 2014-15 season opener. Upon arriving on Rocky Top, Lindl was ranked as the No. 16 women's tennis recruit in the country and had a five-star rating. She is 20 years old today.



Rairden competed for Vol Swimming and Diving from 2010-14, collecting 13 All-America certificates and 12 SEC Medals to make him one of the most successful swimmers in UT history. He ranks inside the top three of the all-time Tennessee performance list in four individual events, including the 100-meter butterfly in which his time of 45.92 still stands as the program record in the event. That time earned him a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly at the 2014 SEC Championships. Rairden turns 24 years old today.

Happy birthday Derrick, Brittany, and Sam!




Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (5/13/15)

The Big Orange Caravan continued at Atlanta's College Football Hall of Fame last night. Get the latest from Butch Jones and Rick Barnes as they met with the media prior to the event: Vols Take Over College Football Hall.

Check out some awesome photos: Photo Gallery 

It was a special night for Jones as he was able to see the numerous displays dedicated to the Vols and its history. Watch what he said: 

Coverage from the media includes: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT, Alabama cross paths on caravan circuit

Barnhart Feature On Dobbs & Vols

Mr. College Football, Tony Barnhart takes a look at quarterback Joshua Dobbs and Tennessee football following his recent to Knoxville. 

Joshua Dobbs loves to compete, even with his own mother.

Dobbs, from Alpharetta, Ga. (about 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta), grew up in a household that was very serious about a lot of things, especially academics. His mother, Stephanie, missed only one day of school in 12 years (she had a fever in the second grade and was kept home out of caution). Thus, at a very young age, Joshua Dobbs was challenged.

"It just became like a game to me," Dobbs said. "I just wanted to prove that I could do what my mother did."


Barnes, Jones Take In Grizzlies Playoff Game

Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones, center, and head basketball coach Rick Barnes, right, watch the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball Western Conference playoff series between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors, Monday, May 11, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes and football coach Butch Jones were courtside for the Memphis Grizzlies playoff game vs. the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. 

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