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Saint Preux Wins UFC174 Match By Submission

Former Vols Football player turned MMA star Ovince Saint Preux won his UFC174 match by submission on Saturday night in Vancouver. He took down Ryan Jimmo in the second round at the 2:50 mark in a light heavyweight battle. OSP is now 16-5 overall in his UFC career.

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A busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee Athletics family on June 14. 

Celebrating today is the women's basketball legend Pat Summitt.


Men's basketball head coach Donnie Tyndall and women's volleyball head coach Rob Patrick are also celebrating their birthday today.


We also send happy birthday wishes to rising junior thrower Cassie Wertman, rising sophomore tennis player Sean Karl and rising senior tennis player Andrew Dromsky

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Also celebrating is former Vols football lineman Anthony Herrera, who played for the Minnesota Vikings from 2004-11. 


#VFL Ovince Saint Preux Set For UFC 174 On Saturday

Former Tennessee football player Ovince Saint Preux will compete in his 21st fight at UFC 174 on Saturday night in Vancouver at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT. He will take on Ryan Jimmo in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division. 

OSP is 15-5 in his career and has won his last four matches. Here's a breakdown of his match: UFC PREVIEW and a preview in the Knoxville News Sentinel: Ovince St. Preux seeks fifth straight victory in UFC.

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Happy Birthday - June 6: VFL Bill Bates

On June 6, we celebrate the birthday of All-Pro safety and Vol For Life Bill Bates. The Farragut High School product played for the Vols from 1979-1982 and went on to become a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys. Bates was back on campus recently and had the following to say about the power of Big Orange. His son, Dillon Bates, joined Team 118 this summer.

Dobbs Named One Of 14 Smartest College Football Players

NFL.com has named its 14 smartest college football players for 2014. The Vols' sophomore quarterback Joshua Dobbs has earned a spot on the list: 

  • 14 for '14: Smartest players in college football

  • Here's what it says about Dobbs:

    Spend a few minutes with Dobbs and you can understand why he makes this list. He started four games under center for the Vols last year as a true freshman, but still managed to keep his grades up in the aerospace engineering major he's picked. We're sure Alabama's defense is just as tough as honors calculus class.

    Josh Dobbs, QB, Tennessee

    Happy Birthday - June 3: Melissa Davin and Ja'Wuan James

    On June 3 we send Happy Birthday wishes to softball senior Melissa Davin and VFL and offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins Ja'Wuan James.


    Johnson, North Earn Birmingham News Preseason Honors

    Linebacker, A.J. Johnson preparing his  
    A pair of Vols have been named to the Birmingham News preseason All-SEC team in 2014. Linebacker A.J. Johnson was named to the first-team while receiver Marquez North earned a spot on the second team.

    Check out the full team: Birmingham SEC Preseason Picks

    Happy Birthday - June 2: Gregory Grieco

    On June 2, we send Happy Birthday wishes to senior linebacker Gregory Grieco

    Happy Birthday - June 1: Kahala Schneider

    On the First of June we send Happy Birthday wishes to sophomore Kahala Schneider.


    Happy Birthday - May 30: Tobin, Song, and McBride

    Happy Birthday to senior distance runner Daniel Tobin, junior golfer Daeun Song, and VFL and former defensive end Turk McBride.


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