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Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (3/17/14)

Sunday was an eventful day for Butch Jones as he served as Grand Marshal at the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Jones and Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer gave the command prior to Carl Edwards' delayed victory. 

Check out all of the coverage from the big day where the Battle At Bristol will take place between the Vols and Hokies in 908 days on Sept. 10, 2016. 

Here's coverage from UTSports.com: 

From the media: 

Also in the news about the Vols:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Gillespie talks about Vols running backs

#VFL Ovince Saint Preux Wins At UFC 171

#VFL Ovince Saint Preux picked up his fourth consecutive win at UFC 171 in Dallas, last night. Here's a look at a recap from MMA Junkie. He is now 15-5 overall. 

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DALLAS - Ovince St. Preux gave many MMA fans a submission lesson when he choked Nikita Krylov unconscious.

Media previewIt didn't take "OSP" long to get Krylov to the canvas, and while Krylov was going after a choke, it was St. Preux who was squeezing on a Von Flue choke to put Krylov to sleep quickly into the first round.

The light heavyweight bout opened up the main card of today's UFC 171 event at American Airlines Center in Dallas. It aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.

St. Preux took Krylov down early off a kick and worked his way to side control. Krylov held on to St. Preux's neck and threatened with a guillotine while St. Preux was on top.

But St. Preux worked to briefly pin Krylov's right arm down, while keeping his left arm around his neck at the same time. He used his left arm and shoulder to control Krylov's head, and he squeezed his way to a rare submission.

As referee Dan Miragliotta got into position, he checked on Krylov, and he was out cold from the seldom-seen Von Flue choke, named after Season 2 "Ultimate Fighter" contestant Jason Von Flue.

"Tonight I'm calling that the performance of the night," St. Preux said. "Every time I'm in side mount and they have a guillotine on me, I'm going for the Von Flue. All I had to do is just get my hips low. But once I had my hands locked down, I knew I was going to get it."

St. Preux (15-5 MMA, 3-0 UFC) won for the fourth straight time and stayed unbeaten in the UFC. Krylov (16-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is back in the loss column after a quick knockout win in Chicago in January at heavyweight.

Saturday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/15/14)

The Vols advanced to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 59-44 Win over South Carolina on Friday. Check out the highlights: 

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the team as well: 

On Saturday, the Vols look to take down the #1 team in the land, Florida: Vol Hoops Central: #1 Florida - SEC Semi.

Here's the latest media coverage:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' defense topples Gamecocks; Gators await
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: What Gators do best is win
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols rocked the bus, then South Carolina

Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (3/15/14)

The Vols held their first scrimmage of spring on Friday. Find out how the Orange & White felt about their performance: #VolReport: Scrimmaging Into Break including freshman Jalen Hurd, who Turned Heads with an impressive showing in his Neyland Stadium. 

Check out the highlights right here: 

Here's the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols' QBs mix good, bad plays in first scrimmage
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vereen a standout in Vols' scrimmage
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: QBs make big plays, mistakes

Happy Birthday - March 14: Deon Grant

On March 14, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols football star and longtime NFL safety Deon Grant.


Friday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/14/14)

The Vols take on upset-winner 13 seed South Carolina on Friday at approx. 3:30 p.m. ET in the SEC Quarterfinals. Get the full preview right here: Vol Hoops Central: SEC Quarterfinals. Take a look at the first two days of the Vols in Atlanta with this behind-the-scenes Diary Video:

Here's the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols try to keep it going against South Carolina

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (3/14/14)

What other school has been on SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays for a spring football practice play? Tennessee's Von Pearson had the No. 9 #SCTop10 Play of the Day on Thursday night after this sensational one-handed grab. 

Pearson's journey to Tennessee has been a long one. Get to know Pearson in this feature story: Happy & Humble Pearson Drawing Attention. Also on UTSports.com, the Vols' coaching staff met with the media for the first time, see what they had to say:  #VolReport: Assistants' Insight.

Here's a look at coverage from the media: 
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Tennessee plans first scrimmage on Friday
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Pearson, Malone drawing praise
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: RB Hurd off to good start

Happy Birthday - March 13: Hannis, Edwards and Martin

On March 13 we send happy birthday wishes to junior swimmer Molly Hannis.

  From the archives, celebrating on March 13 is former Lady Vols Basketball star and current Alcorn State head coach Tonya Edwards.


Former Vols football star and long-time NFL tight end David Martin also celebrates his birthday on March 13. Martin returned to UT and received his degree in December of 2012. Read about it here: David Martin catches a UT degree at 33

Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (3/13/14)

The Vols arrived in Atlanta on Wednesday night as they prepare to play in the SEC Quarterfinals. Here's the Vol Hoops Central: SEC Quarterfinals. Cuonzo Martin met with the media on Wednesday, here's what he said:

Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols have what it takes to reprise 1979
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols aim to buck bad SEC tournament history
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols thinking big for SEC tournament

Happy Birthday - March 12: Julia Petree

On March 12 we send birthday wishes to junior sprinter Julia Petree.

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