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This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 7)

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On Nov. 7, 1959: Tennessee defeats #1 LSU in Knoxville 14-13 on homecoming by stuffing RB Billy Cannon on LSU's two-point conversion attempt. The play would later be known as "The Stop." It was the first of UT's two wins over the No, 1 team in the nation. 


Tennessee is 14-3 all-time on Nov. 7 having not lost since 1908.

NOVEMBER 7 (14-3)
1893 L, 0-60 North Carolina
1902 W, 10-0 Nashville
1903 L, 0-5 GEORGIA
1908 L, 9-16 Vanderbilt
1914 W, 16-14 Vanderbilt
1925 W, 12-0 Centre
1931 W, 31-0 CARSON-NEWMAN
1936 W, 34-0 MARYVILLE
1942 W, 34-12 CINCINNATI
1959 W, 14-13 No. 1 LOUISIANA STATE
1964 W, 22-14 No. 7 Georgia Tech
1970 W, 20-18 South Carolina
1981 W, 24-21 WICHITA STATE
1987 W, 41-10 LOUISVILLE
2009 W, 56-28 MEMPHIS

Dobbs Featured On ESPN.com

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The coverage of Joshua Dobbs continues as he is featured in a story on ESPN.com as Greg Ostendorf profiles the sophomore signal caller at Tennessee. 

Here's the opening of the story: 

Who wouldn't want to be Joshua Dobbs right now? He's working on his aeronautical engineering degree; he hung out with Peyton Manning this summer; and after Saturday's overtime win at South Carolina, he's quickly becoming a celebrity around campus.

Life is good for the Tennessee quarterback.

"People recognized me before, but I would say it's definitely picked up," Dobbs said Tuesday. "People have just been congratulating me on the win, telling me good performance. I'm thankful to have the support of classmates."

Dobbs even got a standing ovation when he walked into one of his classes this week. Can you blame his fellow students for getting excited? After 301 passing yards, 166 rushing yards and five touchdowns against the Gamecocks, it looks as if the Volunteers have found their quarterback of the future.

READ MORE: Future looks bright for Tennessee, QB Joshua Dobbs

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/6/14)

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This week has been one of rest and recovery for the Vols as they near the end of their second open week of the season. 

Get the latest from the Vols' assistant coaches: #VolReport: Bajakian On Dobbs' Improvements

Here's what the media is writing after Wednesday's media session: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols defense welcoming open-date break
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Coin toss not 50-50 for Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Starters, Lane back at practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols' defense 'needed a break'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bajakian discusses Dobbs' progress
- UT Daily Beacon: Josh Dobbs, my hero

This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 6)

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On Nov. 6, 1999, the No. 4 Vols knocked off No. 24 Notre Dame, 38-14 as ESPN's College Gameday was on campus. Lee Corso dressed as Davy Crockett and selected the Vols on the show.

NOVEMBER 6 (10-4)
1909 L, 0-51 Vanderbilt
1937 L, 7-20 Auburn (N) @ Birmingham, Alabama.
1948 W, 13-6 No. 6 Georgia Tech
1954 L, 7-28 Georgia Tech
1965 W, 21-7 No. 7 GEORGIA TECH
1976 W, 21-14 Memphis State
1982 W, 29-3 MEMPHIS STATE
1993 W, 45-10 No. 13 LOUISVILLE
1999 W, 38-14 No. 24 NOTRE DAME
2004 L, 13-17 NOTRE DAME
2010 W, 50-14 Memphis

On Nov. 6, 1993, the 7th-ranked Vols dismantled No. 13 Louisville, 45-10 at Neyland Stadium as DeRon Jenkins had an interception and fumble return for a touchdown. Heath Shuler threw for 215 yards and run for a score.


On Nov. 6, 2010, Tyler Bray made his first-career start as a true freshman at Memphis as he threw for five touchdowns in a 50-14 victory.

Wednesday's Vol Calls Features, Jones, Tyndall & Pensky

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Tonight's Vol Calls show will showcase a trio of Tennessee coaches. Football coach Butch Jones will be on the show with an interview taped earlier in the day on Wednesday. Men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will be a live in-person guest at Calhoun's. Soccer coach Brian Pensky will call in live from Orange Beach, Ala., where he guided Tennessee to a thrilling shootout win over #8 Florida earlier in the day on Wednesday. 

The show will also feature interviews with Jalen Hurd, Curt Maggitt and Pig Howard following the overtime win at South Carolina. 

The show starts at 8 p.m., ET/7 p.m. CT statewide on the Vol Network. 

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.

Knoxville Challenger Tuesday Recap/Wednesday Preview

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The first day of the Knoxville Challenger is in the books, and one Vol is marching on the main draw of the annual tennis tournament at Goodfriend Tennis Center. Tennys Sandgren declined a tournament wild card and played his way into the round of 32. He earned his third victory in three days, beating Marcelo Arevalo, a former Tulsa standout, 6-4, 6-1. 

Mikelis Libietis had the last match of the evening, taking the court at 10 p.m. for his opening singles match against former top-50 player Frank Dancevic. Just a couple moments made the difference in the match as Libietis lost 7-5, 6-4 in his ATP Challenger-level debut. Hunter Reese lost 6-3, 6-1 to defending tournament champion Tim Smyczek. 

The Vols will be in featured matches Wednesday evening as well. Tennys Sandgren leads things off at approximately 5:30 p.m. against former NCAA singles champion from Ohio State, Blaz Rola. Libietis and Reese will be in doubles action against former Georgia Tech team Kevin King and Juan Spir. Andrew Dromsky and Jess Jones will play doubles on the other second court. 

Admission is $10.

Key Links
Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennys Sandgren Earns Spot in Challenger Main Draw

Tennessee soccer continues play at the 2014 SEC Soccer Tournament at 1:00 p.m. ET against Florida. UT will look to continue a three-match winning streak and solidify a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The game cane be seen live on the SEC Network, or you can watch online HERE.

Tennessee football returns to the practice field this afternoon as the open week continues. Assistant coaches will meet the media following practice around 6:20 with a full recap and video shortly after here at UTSports.com.

Head football coach Butch Jones and head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall will be guests on the Vol Network's weekly Vol Calls at 8:00 p.m. ET. The broadcast will originate as it does each week from Calhoun's on the River, where fans are always invited to watch live and interact. Jones will join host Bob Kesling on Vol Network stations across the state, or you can listen live RIGHT HERE.

Tennessee will be showcased on SEC Film Room on SEC Network this week. The show will feature Butch Jones, Mike Bajakian and Joshua Dobbs breaking down the plays Tennessee made to win at South Carolina.

The show will air at the following times: 
Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 6 at 1 a.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 6 at 4:30 a.m. ET
Thursday, Nov. 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET 

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (11/5/14)

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Following Tuesday's practice, head coach Butch Jones announced that senior quarterback Justin Worley Would Be Out For The Remainder Of The Year with a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. 

Also on UTSports.com, check out this feature on sophomore quarterback Joshua Dobbs and the reception he has received his his breakout game at South Carolina: Standing Ovation Appropriate For Dobbs

Additionally on UTSports.com: 

Stories from the media include: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT holder Ashford held Vols together
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley's memorable career ends too soon
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols working to 'develop depth'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Dobbs finds nicknames 'funny'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols WR Smith might need surgery
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley out for season
- Tricities Sports.com: Worley out for season

This Day In #Vols History (Nov. 5)

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Justin Worley picked up his first win as a Vols' quarterback on Nov. 5, 2011 as Tennessee defeated Middle Tennessee, 24-0 on Homecoming.

On Nov. 5, 1955, Tennessee tied 8th-ranked Georgia Tech, 7-7 in Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 5 (8-5-1)
1904 L, 0-22 Vanderbilt
1921 W, 14-7 Mississippi A&M (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1932 W, 31-0 MISSISSIPPI A&M
1938 W, 45-0 CHATTANOOGA
1949 L, 13-30 GEORGIA TECH
1955 T, 7-7 No. 8 GEORGIA TECH
1960 L, 7-14 Georgia Tech
1966 W, 28-10 CHATTANOOGA
1977 W, 27-14 MEMPHIS STATE
2005 L, 21-41 No. 8 Notre Dame

VFL Rajion Neal Signed To Packers Practice Squad

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VFL Rajion Neal has been signed by the Green Bay Packers and has joined the team's practice squad. Read about it on Packers.com. Neal was with the Packers during training camp after a stellar career with the Vols. 

Neal ran for 1,124 yards as a senior, scoring a team-best 12 touchdowns in 2013. His rushing total was the most by a Vol in a regular-season since 2009 (Montario Hardesty). Neal posted five 100-yard rushing games including a career-high 169 vs. South Alabama.

The Fayetteville, Ga., native finished 14th on the career rushing yardage list with 2,163. Overall, he ran for 100 yards or more in seven of his 43 career games with the Vols. That included three SEC games with 100 yards or more (Georgia, 148; Kentucky, 134; Auburn, 124). He also had 66 catches for 626 yards and five touchdowns in his career.

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