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Happy Birthday - June 4: Lizzie Cornell and Steve Searcy

On June 4, we celebrate birthdays for women's track/cross country junior Lizzie Cornell and former Vols pitcher and major leaguer Steve Searcy, who is also a Knoxville native. 

Happy Birthday - May 28: M.DiFelice, A. Sanders and H. Wilkinson

On May 28, we wish Happy Birthday to former Vol baseball star and longtime major league catcher Mike DiFelice, who played with the Cardinals, Rays, Diamondbacks, Royals, Tigers, Cubs and Mets. The Bearden High School product played parts of 13 seasons in the big leagues and was inducted into the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

We also send Happy Birthday wishes to current offensive lineman Austin Sanders and Lady Vol soccer striker Hannah Wilkinson


Happy Birthday - May 22: Marks and McNeilis

On May 22, we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior baseball player Bret Marks and senior swimmer Kate McNeilis


Helton, Naumoff, Gordon, I.Renfroe Honored By TSHF

Former Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton tours the Pat Summitt exhibit at the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Helton is being honored as the Tennessean of the Year by the Hall of Fame. Summitt is the former women's basketball coach at Tennessee, where Helton played college baseball. Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP / AP
The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame held its 2014 ceremonies on Saturday in Nashville and several members of the UT athletics community were recognized. 

Former Vols baseball star and football player Todd Helton was named The Tennessean of the Year

The former Colorado Rockies first baseman retired last year after 17 years in the major leagues. The Knoxville native played football and baseball at the University of Tennessee before being drafted by the Rockies.

"To be honored as Tennessean of the Year is fabulous. I'm humbled," Helton said. "To see some of the names like Pat Head Summitt, Coach (Phillip) Fulmer and to just walk in some of the same shoes they've walked in just amazing."

Former Tennessee football star and Paul Naumoff was inducted into the Hall as was former Lady Vols basketball standout Bridgette Gordon. 

Softball pitcher Ivy Renfroe was honored as the Amateur Female Athlete of the Year. 

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones, left, poses with former Tennessee coaches Phil Fulmer, center, and Doug Dickey before the inductions to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on  Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Photo: Mark Humphrey, AP / AP

Happy Birthday - May 9: Rodgers and Headley

On May 9 we send Happy Birthday wishes to current freshman baseball player Jordan Rodgers and former Vol baseball star and current Padres slugger Chase Headley.


Happy Birthday - Tori Lamp and Luke Hudson

On May 2, we send Happy Birthday wishes to diver Tori Lamp as well as former Vol baseball player Luke Hudson, who played five years in the major leagues with the Reds and the Royals. 



Happy Birthday - April 30: Sawicki and Garner

On April 30, we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore men's tennis player Bartosz Sawicki and legendary Vol baseball star Phil Garner, who has his No. 18 jersey retired at Tennessee. 

Happy Birthday - April 21: Marquez North and Zack Godley

On April 21, we send birthday wishes to sophomore wide receiver Marquez North and former Vol baseball pitcher Zack Godley

Happy Birthday - April 9: Newell and Ewing

On April 9, we send birthday wishes to junior golfer AJ Newell.

From the archives, also celebrating today is Tennessee Baseball Hall of Famer, Sam Ewing, who turns 65 today. 

Vol Calls - Monday Night at 8 p.m.


Tennessee All-American basketball guard Meighan Simmons, softball freshman outfielder Shaliyah Geathers and sophomore baseball outfielder Derek Lance make up the guest lineup for "Vol Calls" on the Vol Network tonight (Monday, April 7). 

Football head coach Butch Jones will also be on the show via a taped interview with Bob Kesling from earlier in the day on Monday as he previews the DISH Orange & White Game.

The show originates from Calhoun's On the River in downtown Knoxville at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. Central with co-hosts Bob Kesling and Brent Hubbs. Fans may tune in across the state on the Vol Radio Network or listen online at utsports.com. Listeners can ask a question by dialing 1-800-688-8657 - Verizon customers can dial #TENN - or submit a question via Facebook at VolNetwork-IMG.

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