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Peyton Pays Tribute To Fallen Broncos Fan

What Peyton Manning did for a fallen Broncos fan will touch your heart.

Check out this story from the Mile High Report: Peyton Manning pays small but unforgettable tribute to fallen Broncos fan.

You probably didn't notice the unfamiliar name written on Peyton Manning's hand towel during training camp practice last week. We didn't. Such subtle acts sometimes need to be pointed out.

"Chris Crowson," the hand towel read, and thanks to a curious Redditer, we now know the story behind Crowson, Manning, and the hand towel.

Chris Crowson is the name of a young man in North Carolina who passed away unexpectedly on June 13th, due to complications from surgery. At age 28, Crowson was a huge Broncos fan, despite he and his family moving from Colorado roughly 20 years earlier; that fandom continued from his trips to Broncos training camp.

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Rivera Earning Raves In Raiders Camp

Former Tennessee standout tight end Mychal Rivera is earning lots of praise in training camp with the Oakland Raiders as he enters his second season. 

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson pointed Rivera saying, "One of the guys that has shown the most improvement from a year ago is Mike Rivera. He looks more athletic. He's stronger. He's more confident. I said to him the other day and we said it in our meeting, there's a little bit of swagger to him this season."

Read more from the Mercury News: Oakland Raiders Mychal Rivera setting his sights high and Raiders.com: Sky is the Limit for Mychal Rivera, which is a Q&A with him. 

Tuesday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/5/14)

Day 4 of Vols football training camp was an intense one where Butch Jones wasn't happy with his team's performance. Following practice, he was he lone member of the program to address the media, saying the players had to 'earn the right' to represent the Power T to speak publicly. Check out the coverage from UTSports.com: #VolReport: Earning The Right

Here's what the media wrote: 

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones unhappy with Vols' performance
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Robertson switches to offensive guard
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Carson will graduate, move on
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Robertson switches to OL
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis from Tennessee's practice

Happy Birthday - August 4: Reynolds, Hembry and Bajakian

Celebrating their birthday today are sophomore guard Jordan Reynolds and freshman volleyball player Raina Hembry

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Also celebrating his birthday today is offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian


Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/4/14)

Loads of football news from over the weekend. Take a look back coverage on UTSports.com from Day 3 of #VolsCamp:

#VolReport: New Year, New Lines

Azzanni Building Vols' Receivers

#AskAVol with Josh Malone

VFL Update with Nick Reveiz and Rodney Ruth

- Day 3 Photo Gallery

Here's look at coverage from the media: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Martinez says Vols are faster in the secondary
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' Hurd handling the hype
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Freshman Wolf still leading at tight end for Vols
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Vols stronger, but bowl may be year away
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT defense says it will be faster in 2014
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Downs return boosting Vols offense
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Hurd worried about little things, not hype
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis from Tennessee's practice
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT tight ends hope to evolve with trend
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Wharton off to good start with Vols
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Barnett, Hendrix surging up front
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: QBs need 'much more consistency'
- Maryville Daily Times: Randolph fresh after summer gains

Happy Birthday - August 2: Pickett, Pietila, Gabriel and Frazier

On August 2 we send Happy Birthday wishes to junior running back Justus Pickett, sophomore golfer Hannah Pietila, sophomore soccer player Eleanor Gabriel and head football equipment manager Roger Frazier

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Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/2/14)

Team 118 was in action for the first time as the Vols' 2014 training camp got underway on Friday night. 

Check out coverage from UTSports.com:

#VolReport: Day 1 In The Books

- Feature: Here In A Flash

#Storify: Day 1 Of #VolsCamp 2014

Here's a look at what the filed following the first day:

- Associated Press: Tennessee lacks experience on both sides of line

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols finally end wait for practice

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee safety Brian Randolph bulkier to absorb hits

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Jones values staff continuity

- Knoxville News Sentinel: New arrivals try to catch 'veterans'

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Bigger Randolph hopes to stay healthy

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Instant analysis from Tennessee's practice

- Knoxville News Sentinel: Blair makes big impression on Day One

- UT Daily Beacon: Day one: Lane and others take lead in Vols first day of training camp

- WVLT: Vols Open Camp

Friday's Tennessee Football Briefing (8/1/14)

We are talking about PRACTICE! Butch Jones will lead Team 118 through its first training camp practice on Friday evening. On Thursday, Jones and seven members of the Vols met with the media to preview camp. Check out coverage on UTSports.com:  

Here's a look at coverage from the press conference: 

- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols' Worley, Dobbs had surprise encounter
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols' North 'eager' to take next step
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: For Vols' Williams, the bigger the better
- Knoxville News Sentinel: No timetable for starter at QB, Jones says
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Extra pounds will help Jordan Williams
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Notes: Jones discusses rebuilt roster

VFL Patterson Featured As Sports Illustrated 'Rising Star'

Check out this tremendous feature on Cordarrelle Patterson, who calls himself a "Vol For Life" as Sports Illustrated chronicles CP as one of its 'Rising Stars.'

  • Rising Stars: Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

  • Happy Birthday - July 30: Pair, McFall and Stricklen

    Celebrating birthdays on July 30 are current Vols Marques Pair of the football team and Ryan McFall of the swimming & diving squad. 

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    Former men's basketball player Rob Jones, who ranks fourth all-time in games played (130), and former Lady Vol hoops and current Seattle Storm star Shekinna Stricklen also celebrate birthdays today.


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