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"Vol Calls", the University of Tennessee's official statewide radio show, concludes its 25th season tonight live from the "VOLSCARS" event at the Knoxville Convention Center. The season finale will feature interviews with head football coach Butch Jones, running back Rajion Neal and Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae. Director of Athletics Dave Hart and head baseball coach Dave Serrano will join hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs live from the event. Listeners may ask a question by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon can dial #TENN. Fans may also submit questions through the IMG-Vol Network Facebook page.
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"To Pat," he wrote, "together we will win."
The $500,000 commitment, made by Manning and his wife, Ashley, is the largest gift so far to the Pat Summitt Foundation, which formed soon after the Lady Vols coach emeritus announced her Alzheimer's disease diagnosis in 2011.
The four-time NFL MVP and current Denver Broncos quarterback was joined at the presentation by Tyler Summitt, who co-founded the organization with his mother, and foundation board chair Jim Haslam.
Pat Summitt spoke briefly, expressing her gratitude.
"This is a special, special day and it belongs to all of you as well as us," she said. "And obviously, Peyton, you're the best."
"Vol Calls" at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central tonight will feature live interviews with head football coach Butch Jones, assistant football coach Mark Elder (Tight Ends/Special Teams), head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and ESPN's Kara Lawson.
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Hart took questions from attendees and led a round-table discussion over sandwiches, chatting openly about the turmoil surrounding the football program. As Hart sees it, the solution lies not in change but in consistency.
"When you look at championship programs, what you see is stability," Hart said, "And there has been too much transition in leadership positions. But we are on our way to establishing stability."
In the hire of UT's newest coach, Hart believes he has found that stability.
"I think we got the right guy in Butch Jones," Hart said, citing his great "track record" and recruitment abilities. "This is where he wanted to be."
Read the full story in the Daily Beacon.