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Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (10/18/13)

Saturday will be a special day as More Than 200 VFLs Are Set To Return To Neyland Saturday. They will honored as the "VFL Legends Of The Game" and go through the Vol Walk and Run Through the T with the 2013 edition of the Vols. 

Get all of your gameday in on the Vols' clash: FOOTBALL CENTRAL: #11/9 South Carolina.

Also on UTSports.com, read up: 

Get the latest on the Vols and Gamecocks in these stories:

- Knoxville News Sentinel: The Matchups: Vols-Gamecocks
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Charlie Daniel draws Tennessee

News on South Carolina: 

- Lindy's Sports Annuals: South Carolina at Tennessee
- Spartanburg Herald Journal: USC quarterback Shaw causing double trouble




Denton To Guest On 'Big Orange Hotline'

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Legendary Neyland Stadium public address announcer Bobby Denton will be a special guest on "Big Orange Hotline" tonight at Dead End BBQ off Sutherland Avenue with Bob Kesling, Pat Ryan and Jeff Francis. The show will also feature a scouting report on Western Kentucky from the play-by-play voice of the Hilltoppers, Randy Lee, along with comments from Coach Butch Jones, quarterback Justin Worley, running back Rajion Neal and offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James. 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT on the Vol Network.


Dave Hart Interview On CSS

Tennessee Athletics Director and Vice Chancellor was a guest on CSS recently as he discussed the upcoming football season. Check out his interview with Mark Nagi:


Happy Birthday - Aug. 2: Justus Pickett, Roger Frazier

On the first day of Tennessee football camp, we celebrate the birthday of running back Justus Pickett, who recently transferred to UT from the University of Maryland. Also celebrating on Aug. 2 is head equipment manager Roger Frazier, who enters his 30th season with the Vols in 2013.

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Knoxville Named America's Most Patriotic City


Any American will tell you the United States is a patriotic country, but as we mark another Independence Day, can any city stake a claim to be the most patriotic? Foursquare, the popular app that enables mobile check-ins at venues across the nation, has applied an interesting formula to try to provide an answer.

According to Foursquare's analysis, the USA's most patriotic city is ... Knoxville, Tenn., followed by Oklahoma City and Raleigh, N.C. Foursquare bases the list on an analysis of activity from July 4, 2012, when they found that residents of these cities were most likely to check in at parks, parades and fireworks celebrations. Here's a look at the top ten:

1. Knoxville, Tenn. 

2. Oklahoma City 

3. Raleigh, N.C. 

4. San Antonio, Texas 

5. Houston  

6. Sarasota, Fla.

7. Phoenix 

8. Baltimore 

9. Charlotte, N.C. 

10. Kansas City, Mo.

Read the full story from USA Today: USA's Most Patriotic Cities

Listen Back To Dave Hart On Midday 180


Tennessee Athletics Director Dave Hart was a special guest on the Midday 180 on The Zone 104.5 in Nashville on Tuesday. He spoke about the state of the Vols' football program, Butch Jones and facility upgrades at UT. Listen back to the insightful interview right here: Dave Hart with Midday 180

Happy Birthday - June 24: J. King, D. Dickey, S. Ellis

On June 24, we wish Happy Birthday to sophomore tight end Justin King. Also celebrating on June 24 is former Vols football coach and athletic director Doug Dickey. The longtime member of the UT athletics family turns 81.

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Longtime NFL defensive lineman and star of the 1998 National Championship football team Shaun Ellis also celebrates his birthday on June 24.

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Behind The Scenes Of Vols' Tennessee Fund Shoot

Check out this blog entry on photographer Robby Klein, who shot and composed the Tennessee Fund's imagery for its new campaign: Tennessee Sports From Wonderful Machine Cog

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Dave Hart Featured On Volquest

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Volquest's John Brice has a feature story on Tennessee's Athletic Director Dave Hart, which includes some key comments from UT coaches Butch Jones, Cuonzo Martin and Holly Warlick. Check it out right here: Hart of Rocky Top.

VFL Soldier Surprises Parents on Memorial Day

Mr. and Mrs. Neel were invited onto the field before the Memorial Day Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game to give a special message to their son serving overseas. Or, so they thought.

The truth was much better. U.S. Army Lt. Brandon Neel, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, showed up on the field during the interview and gave his parents what may be the surprise of their lives.


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