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Lady Vols Basketball Update

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, the Tennessee women's basketball team held its 2014 Media Day at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Check out the recap video of the day's events and what local media had to say about the Lady Vols:

The Daily Beacon: Dunbar's 'consistent' 3-point shot adds another element to Lady Vol offense

Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols look to carve out identity

Knoxville News Sentinel: Lady Vols confident in Harrison's star potential

Knoxville News Sentinel: Isabelle Harrison not at a loss for words or game

Inside The T - Thursday's Look Ahead

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones has a couple of radio stops this afternoon. 

First, Jones will join Jack Arute on SiriusXM College Sports Nation at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Later today, Jones will make his usual weekly appearance on 3HL with Brent Dougherty and Blaine Bishop and Mickey Ryan on Nashville's 104.5 The Zone this afternoon at 5:00 p.m. ET. You can listen on 104.5 in Nashville or online RIGHT HERE.

Ja'Wuan James On NFL.com Midseason All-Rookie Team

VFL  Ja'Wuan James has been named to the NFL.com Midseason All-Rookie Team for his play with the Miami Dolphins. Check out the full team from NFL.com: 'Midseason All-Rookie Team'.

James has started all seven games on the Dolphins line at right tackle. 

Thursday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/30/14)

The Vols head to South Carolina on Friday to take on the Gamecocks in a pivotal game for both clubs. Get the latest on Tennessee from the assistant coaches: #VolReport: Assistants Talk S.Carolina.

Also, listen back to what Butch Jones had to say on Vol Calls on Wednesday night as he reaffirmed his commitment to Tennessee: Listen Back To Butch Jones On Vol Calls (10/29/14).

Brian Rice wrote about the offensive line:  Mentality Pays Off For Vols' Offensive Line.

Here's a look at the latest from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Big plays hurting Tennessee's defense
- Fox Sports Tennessee:  Vols offense finds a spark
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley is 'progressing well'
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vereen is smart on, off gridiron
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Charlie Daniel South Carolina cartoon
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Thomas back at practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: SEC call: Spurrier praises A.J. Johnson
- Knoxville News Sentinel: The Matchups: Vols at South Carolina
- Knoxville News Sentinel :Notes: Croom draws praise from Azzanni
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Worley's status unchanged

News on South Carolina includes: 
- Spartanburg Herald Journal: USC's Cooper steps up on offense
- The Times and Democrat: Pharoh Cooper impresses Spurrier Jr.

Listen Back To Butch Jones On Vol Calls (10/29/14)

Head Coach Butch Jones talked Tennessee Football on Wednesday night on Vol Calls live from Calhoun's On The River. He made his commitment to the Vols very clear. 

This Day In #Vols History (Oct. 30)

On Oct. 30, 1993, the Vols routed South Carolina, 55-3, as James 'Little Man' Stewart ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns; Charlie Garner opened the game with a 60-yard rushing TD on the second play for the Vols as he finished with 105 yards. Todd Helton threw two TD passes for the Vols.

OCTOBER 30 (7-5)
1909 L, 0-29 GEORGIA TECH
1915 L, 0-35 Vanderbilt
1920 L, 7-13 Mississippi A&M
1926 W, 33-0 Mississippi A&M
1937 W, 32-0 GEORGIA
1948 L, 7-14 No. 3 NORTH CAROLINA
1954 W, 26-20 NORTH CAROLINA
1971 W, 38-3 TULSA
2004 W, 43-29 South Carolina
2010 L, 24-38 No. 17 South Carolina

On Oct. 30, 2004, the Vols won their 12th consecutive game vs. South Carolina with a 43-29 win in Columbia. The Vols exploded in the third quarter as Erik Ainge threw three TDs and Cedric Houston ran for 190 yards with runs of 37, 54 and 65 yards.

LISTEN: Azzanni On 104.5 The Zone

Tennessee wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Zach Azzanni was a guest on 104.5 The Zone on Wednesday morning. Listen to what he had to say about Josh Malone, Marquez North, Von Pearson, Josh Smith and more: 

Inside The T - Wednesday's Look Ahead

Today is media day for the Tennessee women's basketball team at Thompson-Boling Arena. It kicks off with the Holly Warlick news conference, which will be shown live beginning at 1:05 p.m. Eastern time.

A Google+ Hangout video chat, featuring host Brian Rice interviewing select Lady Vols, is slated to run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ET. Anyone can watch the Google+ Hangout video chat, but those wishing to ask questions must sign up or sign in via a Google+ account. To do so is free. You can watch both by clicking HERE

Tennessee men's basketball assistant coach Chris Shumate will join the Sport Animal's News Sentinel Sports Page show at 10:15 today with host Vince Ferrara. You can listen live right HERE

Tennessee football returns to the practice field this afternoon as preparation for Ole Miss 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 coach Butch Jones will be a guest 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.

Bleacher Report Features 'Ultimate Warrior' Jacob Gilliam

The Bleacher Report has a fantastic detailed story on the heroic return of offensive lineman Jacob Gilliam just weeks after suffering a torn ACL:

Tennessee Football: OL Jacob Gilliam Is College Football's Ultimate Warrior

The story of Tennessee offensive lineman Jacob Gilliam could best be described as one of improbability. But after everything he's endured, that word isn't in his vocabulary.

A collegiate career that began as a 250-pound invited walk-on, featured playing for three offensive line coaches (as well as two head coaches) and culminated with him earning a starting left tackle spot as a fifth-year senior on scholarship leaves little room for incredulity.

But playing on a torn anterior cruciate ligament just 49 days after suffering the injury pushes the boundaries of belief.

Yet, that's just what Gilliam did on Oct. 18 at No. 3 Ole Miss. Then in last week's game against UT's biggest rival, Alabama, Gilliam started, anchoring his 6'4", 297-pound body on that detached knee ligament, play after play.

Wednesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/29/14)

The Vols continue their open quarterback battle in preparation of Saturday's game at South Carolina. Get the latest in the #VolReport: Vols Ready For Gamecocks

Tennessee's run game had its best game of the season against a stout defense with 181 yards vs. Alabama. Freshman Jalen Hurd's Confidence Bolstered Run Game

Also on UTSports.com: 

Coverage from the media includes: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Malone's wait for first TD ends against Alabama
- Global Post: Tennessee - TeamReport
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Decision on Worley is put on hold
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jackson ready for South Carolina
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT still can crack top 25 -- for defense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: North: Constant rehab repaired sore back
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Vols exploring OL combinations
- Tricities Sorts.com: Vol Report: Vols Ready for Gamecocks

News on South Carolina includes:
- Gamecocks Online: Football Game Week Central
- Associated Press: Altered goals at South Carolina
- Greenville News: Gamecocks to wear black?
- Spartanburg Herald Journal: Spurrier spreads the blame for loss to Auburn

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