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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.


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


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


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.

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (5/3/13)

The Knoxville News Sentinel has a story on Johnny Majors' thoughts on Butch Jones and his the new coach will handle the team: Johnny Majors thinks UT will be more disciplined under Butch Jones

Butch Jones spoke in Mufreesboro at the soldout All Sports Banquet on Thursday night. Check out this story from Daily News Journal about Jones' inspirational speech to the local students. 

On Thursday, the SEC & ESPN Announced A New TV Network in Atlanta. Check out some national stories on the new SEC Network.

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: ESPN to start SEC Network in August 2014
- Chicago Tribune: SEC Network to debut in August
- Columbus Ledger Enterprise: SEC announces agreement with ESPN
- Dallas Morning News: SEC Network another reason to smile
- Florida Times Union: New SEC Network to launch in 2014
- Saint Louis Post Dispatch: SEC network becomes a reality

WATCH LIVE: Announcement of SEC Network

You can watch the announcement of the SEC Network live starring at 12 Noon right here: 

Stories on Dave Hart's Contract Extension

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has extended Athletics Director Dave Hart's six-year contract by one year, Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek announced Monday.

Here's coverage from the media on the extension:

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Contract extended for Tennessee's Dave Hart

Final Vol Calls Monday Night At 8 p.m.

"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.


Manning Presents $500K To Summitt Foundation


The Knoxville News Sentinel has this story: Manning presents Summitt's foundation with donation and Photo Gallery

University of Tennessee football great Peyton Manning signed a large, ceremonial check this afternoon and added a touching note at the Cherokee Country Club, officially gifting the Pat Summitt Foundation with its largest donation to date.

"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."

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