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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

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

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

Inside The T - Wednesday's Look Ahead

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)

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)

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

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.

#NFLVols Week 9 Recap

Check out how your favorite NFL Vols performed in week nine action:

Despite a loss, Peyton Manning continued his streaks of excellence. He has thrown a touchdown pass in 47 consecutive games, tying Johnny Unitas for the third-longest streak in NFL history. He has thrown multiple touchdown passes in 158 career games, trailing behind Brett Favre by only one touchdown in NFL history. Manning has also thrown two-plus touchdown passes in 14 consecutive games, the longest streak in NFL history. Manning has thrown multiple touchdowns in each of the first eight games of the season, marking only the sixth time for a quarterback to accomplish that. Mannng has done it three out of the six times. He also has 14 400-yard passing games, the most in NFL history. 

Matt Simms made his regular season debut after an injury to Michael Vick. Simms went 3-for-8 for 39 yards. 

Eric Berry made his debut for the first time since week two of the regular season. Berry had been inactive for a high ankle sprain. In his return, he racked up six tackles. 

Dan Williams had what commentators called his best game of his career with a team-high seven tackles in the win over Dallas. Williams and the Arizona Cardinals are off to one of their best starts in franchise history and are leading the NFL with a 7-1 record. 

Robert AyersDENew York GiantsLost to Indianapolis 40-24Three tackles
Eric BerryDBKansas City ChiefsDef. NY Jets 24-10Six tackles
Tyler BrayQBKansas City ChiefsDef. NY Jets 24-10Injured reserve
Britton ColquittPDenver BroncosLost to New England 43-213 punts, 45 yard avg.
Dustin ColquittPKansas City ChiefsDef. NY Jets 24-104 punts, 38.3 yard avg.
Morgan CoxLSBaltimore RavensLost to Pittsburgh 43-23Injured reserve
Arian FosterRBHouston TexansLost to Philadelphia 31-2156 yds. rushing, 63 yds. receiving, 1 TD
Ramon FosterOTPittsburgh SteelersDef. Baltimore 43-23Started at LG
Zach FultonGKansas City ChiefsDef. NY Jets 24-10Started at RG
Parys HaralsonLBNew Orleans SaintsDef. Carolina 28-10Started at OLB, one TFL
Justin HunterWRTennessee TitansBYEBYE
Malik JacksonDLDenver BroncosLost to New England 43-21Two tackles
Ja'Wuan JamesOLMiami DolphinsDef. San Diego 37-0Started at RT
Austin JohnsonFBNew Orleans SaintsDef. Carolina 28-10Inactive
Peyton ManningQBDenver BroncosLost to New England 43-2134-57-438 yds., 2 TDs
Jerod MayoLBNew England PatriotsDef. Denver 43-21Injured reserve
Jacques McClendonOLJacksonville JaguarsLost to Cincinnati 33-23Played at G
Tony McDanielDTSeattle SeahawksDef. Oakland 30-24Started at LDT, one tackle
Daniel McCullersDTPittsburgh SteelersDef. Baltimore 43-23Inactive
Robert MeachemWRNew Orleans SaintsDef. Carolina 28-10One reception for 25 yards
Denarius MooreWROakland RaidersLost to Seattle 30-24Played at WR, punt return for 23 yds.
Cordarrelle PattersonWRMinnesota VikingsDef. Washington 29-26One rec. for nine yds., 3 KO returns, 23.3 avg.
Tauren PooleWRCarolina PanthersLost to New Orleans 28-10Practice squad
Antonio RichardsonOLMinnesota VikingsDef. Washington 29-26Injured reserve
Mychal RiveraTEOakland RaidersLost to Seattle 30-248 receptions for 38 yards, 2 TDs
Chris ScottGCarolina PanthersLost to New Orleans 28-10Played at G
Matt SimmsQBNew York JetsLost to Kansas City 24-103-8-39 yards
Jacques SmithLBAtlanta FalconsBYEBYE
Luke StockerTETampa Bay BucsLost to Cleveland 22-17Played at TE, one tackle
James StoneOLAtlanta FalconsBYEBYE
Dallas ThomasOLMiami DolphinsDef. San Diego 37-0Started at LG
Scott WellsOLSt. Louis RamsDef. San Fran. 13-10Started at C
Dan Williams DTArizona CardinalsDef. Dallas 28-17Started at NT, team-high 7 tackles
Jason WittenTEDallas CowboysLost to Arizona 28-17Six receptions for 62 yards

Happy Birthday - Nov. 4

Join us in wishing two legacy freshmen, Evan and Elliott Berry, a very Happy Birthday! Their brother Eric Berry was a standout safety for the Vols and is currently with the Chiefs. 

We also want to say Happy Birthday to VFL Corey Miller who set a Tennessee all-time record for sacks in a game with 4.5 against Kentucky. 

Evan BerryElliott BerryCorey Miller

Inside The T - Tuesday's Look Ahead

Tennessee football returns to the practice field on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since a 45-42 win over South Carolina Saturday night. Head coach Butch Jones and selected players will meet the media after practice wraps up around 6:20. Videos and full coverage will be up here at UTSports.com later tonight.  

After being bumped back a night by Tennessee basketball's preseason opener, Big Orange Hotline is on the air tonight live from Dead End BBQ on Sutherland Ave. at 8:00 p.m. Bob Kesling and former Vol QBs Jeff Francis and Pat Ryan will give fans a preview of next Saturday's game against Kentucky on Vol Network stations across the state and HERE on UTSports.com

If you want one more look at Tennessee's win over South Carolina, SEC Network has you covered late tonight at 1:00 a.m. ET. Set your DVR or make an extra pot of coffee. 

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