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Tennessee Finishes Third In USA Today Fan Index

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Tennessee has finished third in USA Today's first-ever Fan Index. The Vols came in behind Ohio State (5,578 points) and Alabama (4,333), finishing with 3,636 points. 

College Football Fan Index presented by Degree is a cumulative, data-based ranking of America's most engaged fan bases as determined by social media activity and online polling. These are the final results for the 2014 season.

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The Volunteers (6-6) were middling this season, but don't tell their fans. For 14 of the last 16 weeks, Tennessee has ranked in the Fan Index top five. Vols fans are vocal, loyal, and extremelywell-organized. Just look at the above photo.

1. Ohio State
2. Alabama
3. TENNESSEE
4. Oregon
5. Texas A&M
6. USC
7. Nebraska
8. Florida State
9. Notre Dame
10. Georgia

Vol Calls Set For Tonight



Vol Calls tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT will feature Coach Butch Jones and Brent Hubbs from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville. Bob Kesling will join the show from Orlando with an interview with Coach Donnie Tyndall as Tennessee prepares in the Orlando Classic Thanksgiving Day.

Inside The T - Wednesday's Look Ahead



Tennessee men's basketball assistant coach Al Pinkins 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 Missouri 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, head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall and head women's basketball coach Holly Warlick will all be on an action-packed edition of 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.

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.

Inside The T - Friday's Look Ahead

Even though it's fall break, it's #BigOrangeFriday on campus as another busy weekend for Tennessee Athletics rolls on. Here are some of the events to watch for and links you need to follow the Vols all weekend long:


The Lady Vol Golf Team plays host to the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship at Cherokee Country Club Friday through Sunday. Admission is free every day, with tee times starting at 9:00 a.m. You can follow live scoring of the event HERE.


Tennessee Soccer hosts a pair of matches this weekend, LSU tonight at 7:00 p.m. and Vanderbilt Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. Both matches will be available on SEC Network+, you can watch Friday's match HERE.


Tennessee Volleyball hits the road for matches at Mississippi State and Georgia this weekend. There is no video for Friday's match, but you can follow live stats HERE. Sunday's match will be on the SEC Network at Noon ET on the SEC Network.


The weekend's main attraction kicks at 7:00 p.m. ET on Saturday as Tennessee travels to Oxford, Miss. to face Ole Miss. ESPN has the broadcast, while the Vol Network broadcast can be heard across the state on Vol Network stations and on Sirius XM Channel 84. 

You can watch online HERE.
Listen online HERE.
Live Stats will be right HERE.

Inside The T - Tuesday's Look Ahead


Tennessee Football returns to the practice field this afternoon for as prep for Saturday's trip to Ole Miss shifts into high gear. Complete post-practice coverage including news, notes and interviews with Butch Jones and selected players can be found right here at UTSports.com when practice wraps up around 6:20.


Quarterback Justin Worley will appear live on SEC Now on the SEC Network tonight. Worley is scheduled to join the show during the 7:15 segment, you can watch online HERE.

Vol Calls Set For Wednesday Night


"Vol Calls" airs tonight on the Vol Network at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville.

Bob Kesling will be joined by coach Butch Jones and Lady Vol basketball coach Holly Warlick. 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.

You can listen to Vol Calls live HERE on UTSports.com.

Inside The T - Wednesday's Look Ahead


Tennessee Athletics hosts the annual "Meet Your Seats" event at Thompson-Boling Arena today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. "Meet Your Seats" is an opportunity for Tennessee fans who do not currently have men's or women's basketball season tickets to come to Thompson-Boling Arena and look at seat options for the upcoming season. Fans will be able to see their options and sit in the seats before committing to season tickets. Current donors and season-ticket holders are also invited to "Meet Your Seats" to evaluate opportunities to add or relocate season tickets. Several giveaways will be drawn throughout the day for new season-ticket holders who purchase tickets on site

Free parking is available on the south end of Phillip Fulmer Way near the UT Ticket Office. Once parked, follow the signage to "Meet Your Seats." If you have any questions, please contact the Tennessee Fund at 865-974-1218.

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As part of the "Meet Your Seats" event, Tennessee men's basketball assistant Chris Shumate will join the Sports Page radio show live at 10:10 a.m. on The Sports Animal WNML, which will be broadcasting live from the arena. Head coach Donnie Tyndall will then join the show at 10:30 a.m. Listen live HERE.

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Lady Vol assistant coach Dean Lockwood with join the Sports Page at 11:15 a.m., while head coach Holly Warlick will hop on at 11:45 a.m. Again, listen live HERE


Tennessee football returns to the practice field this afternoon as preparation for Chattanooga 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. Holly Warlick will join the show at 8:30 p.m. to talk about the start of practice for the 2014-15 season. 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 Kessling on Vol Network stations across the state, or you can listen live RIGHT HERE. 

Inside The T - Thursday's Look Ahead



Tennessee head coach Butch 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.

Inside The T - Wednesday's Look Ahead



Tennessee returns to the practice field this afternoon as Georgia 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 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 Kessling on Vol Network stations across the state, or you can listen live RIGHT HERE. 

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