It's the second day of spring and we've got a trio of Big Orange football birthdays to celebrate! Today we're sending 'happy birthday' wishes to sophomore wideout Josh Malone, sophomore offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, and junior offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman!
A native of Gallatin, Tennessee, Malone caught 23 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown during his freshman season on Rocky Top in 2014. He snagged his first career touchdown against No. 4 Alabama on a nine-yard pass from Joshua Dobbs. He recorded five catches for a season-high 75 yards at No. 3 Ole Miss in mid-October.
Robertson started all 13 games during his true freshman season, becoming the first Vol since current Miami Dolphin Ja'Wuan James
to start on the offensive line in his first collegiate game. He was also the only member of UT's offensive line to start all 13 games at the same position (right guard).
Wiesman is known as a versatile lineman who can play any position on the offensive line. He appeared in all 13 games in 2014 for UT, getting two starts along the way. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Wiesman served primarily as Mack Crowder's backup at center and earned his first collegiate start in place of Crowder in the Nov. 22 home-finale against Missouri.
The Lady Vols and Crimson Tide are meeting for the 50th time, with Tennessee holding a 47-2 advantage in the all-time series, including 20-0 in Knoxville. UT has won 40 consecutive games in the series.
You can watch Live on SportSouth, viewers outside of the coverage area can watch online HERE
Tennessee softball returns to action with a doubleheader against top-25 teams in Palm Springs, California. UT will face #23 Notre Dame at 1 p.m. ET, you can listen live HERE. UT faces #8 Florida State at 3:30 p.m. ET, with live audio HERE.
Start the day with a conversation with defensive coordinator John Jancek, who will join the News Sentinel Sports Page on Sports Radio WNML at 10:15 a.m. ET. Listen live in Knoxville on 99.1 FM or AM990 or online right HERE.
Tonight, the Tennessee basketball team heads to Vanderbilt to face the Commodores in a game that can be seen on the SEC Network. Tennessee's 114 wins over the Commodores are the most by the Vols over any opponent, and only Kentucky (217 games) has been an opponent of the Vols more times than Vanderbilt (185).
Vol Calls is back on the air tonight on the Vol Network. Tennessee basketball head coaches Donnie Tyndall and Holly Warlick will be on-site at Calhoun's on the River with host Bob Kesling and other UT guests.
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.
Tennessee basketball hits the road tonight, looking for its first 4-0 SEC road start since 1982 as the Volunteers face Arkansas in Fayetteville at 9 p.m. ET.
Tennessee has won eight of its last 10 games, including three straight on the road. Junior guard Kevin Punter is shooting .692 from 3-point range over the last three games (9-of-13). Sophomore Robert Hubbs III has averaged 9.2 ppg in the last nine games after averaging just 3.0 ppg through UT's first nine.
You can see the game on ESPNU or watch live online HERE.
The Tennessee Lady Volunteers host LSU in the annual "We Back Pat" game tonight at 7 p.m. ET at Thompson-Boling Arena. This marks the 60th meeting between these schools, with UT holding a 46-13 record in the series, including 19-3 in Knoxville.
You can catch the game on the SEC Network or watch online HERE.
Tennessee basketball heads to South Carolina for a road test against the Gamecocks tonight at 9 p.m. ET in a game that can be seen on ESPNU
Senior guard Josh Richardson needs just seven points against USC to reach 1,000 for his career. The Volunteers enter the game coming off a victory at Missouri, the Vols' first victory this season in which they scored 60 or fewer.
Tennessee basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall will meet the media for his usual weekly media luncheon at noon. Look for a full video and report from the press conference here at UTSports.com shortly after.
The Vol Network's weekly Vol Calls program returns to its usual Monday night home tonight from Calhouns on the River. Tennessee coaches will join host Bob Kesling for an inside look at UT sports. You can listen on Vol Network stations across the state, including flagship stations WIVK 107.7 and WNML 99.1 FM/AM 990 in Knoxville. You can listen live online HERE.