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Abbott Posts Second Shutout For Bandits

Two starts, two shutouts, two 4-hitters!
That's how dominating former Tennessee softball star Monica Abbott has been with the Chicago Bandits in the National Pro Fastpitch last night. Abbott struck out seven and walked just one. That include one K of UT's Madison Shipman.

Big Week For Lady Vols

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The Tennessee women's golf program is gearing up for a big week.

On the home front, three Lady Volunteers are competing in the 82nd Tennessee Women's Amateur Championship. After 36-holes of Stroke Play competition, Blakesly Warren (T-3rd), AJ Newell (T-5th) and Teleri Hughes (T-8th) all advanced to Wednesday's Match Play competition. View the full leaderboard.

Lady Vol Scores
Blakesly Warren..... 72-72--144 (+2)
AJ Newell..... 72-73--145 (+3)
Teleri Hughes..... 75-73--148 (+6)

In addition, Erica Popson and Hannah Pietila are getting set to compete in the 2014 U.S. Women's Open in Pinehurst, N.C. The Women's Open will begin on Thursday at the Pinehurst No. 2 course (the same as the 2014 U.S. Open).

Follow @LadyVol_Golf on Twitter for the latest news.

Happy Birthday - June 17: Crossley, Haynesworth, Schwenk

On June 17 we send Happy Birthday wishes to rising sophomore rower Courtney Crossley, former Vols football star and long time NFL player Albert Haynesworth and former Olympic swimmer and Tennessee product Tripp Schwenk, who won a silver medal in the 1996 Games in Atlanta.  


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Happy Birthday - June 17: Crossley, Haynesworth, Schwenk

On June 17 we send Happy Birthday wishes to rising sophomore rower Courtney Crossley, former Vols football star and long time NFL player Albert Haynesworth and former Olympic swimmer and Tennessee product Tripp Schwenk, who won a silver medal in the 1996 Games in Atlanta.  


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Abbott, Shipman Star In NPF Action

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Two Tennessee legends had great weekend while playing in the NPF. Rookie Madison Shipman smacked her first career pro home run with the USSSA Pride on Sunday as the Pride beat the Chicago Bandits, 6-1. 

Photo: Monica Abbott & the #Bandits shutout the USSSA Pride in the series opener, 7-0 

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On Saturday, Monica Abbott made her season debut with the Bandits and dealt the Pride a 7-0 loss. Abbott twirled a four-hit shutout while striking out seven. 

The teams play again on Monday and Tuesday. 

Happy Birthday - June 16: Wayne Chism and Austin Johnson

On June 16, we send Happy Birthday wishes to basketball VFL Wayne Chism and former football player Austin Johnson

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Wilkinson Features From New Zealand


Tennessee rising senior Hannah Wilkinson helped her Team New Zealand to a 1-1 tie vs. Brazil on Monday in an international match. Check out this feature on Hannah: Wilkinson threatens Brazil in the wet.

Also, here's a nice feature on Wilkinson and her family: Family launching pad for Wilkinson

The teams will play against on Tuesday in Taupo, for the second game of the series -- the 200th international match for the Football Ferns. 

Happy Birthday - June 15: Corey Vereen and Darwin Walker

On June 15 we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore defensive lineman Corey Vereen.

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We also celebrate the birthday of former football defensive lineman Darwin Walker. Walker was a third-round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2000 after playing at Tennessee and being part of the 1998 National Championship team.


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KNS Features On Father's Day

The Knoxville News Sentinel has a pair of touching features on Father's Day related to the Vols football program. 

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Butch Jones tries to talk his youngest son, Andrew, 7, into making the Vol For Life hand sign at their home on June 5. From left, are sons Adam, 13, Andrew, wife Barb Jones, and Alex, 17. The family is decked out in orange in preparation for an annual family portrait.
- Jennifer Lawson takes a look at Butch Jones and his relationship with his dad, his three sons and his 105 sons on the football team:  Volunteer Dad: Butch Jones applies lessons from his dad to his three sons -- and 105 more

John Adams: One of Bates' Father's Day presents will be wrapped in orange
- John Adams profile VFL Bill Bates, who can celebrate Father's Day as the dad of a Tennessee Volunteer for the first time in 2014: One of Bates' Father's Day presents will be wrapped in orange



Saint Preux Wins UFC174 Match By Submission



Former Vols Football player turned MMA star Ovince Saint Preux won his UFC174 match by submission on Saturday night in Vancouver. He took down Ryan Jimmo in the second round at the 2:50 mark in a light heavyweight battle. OSP is now 16-5 overall in his UFC career.


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