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Happy Birthday - July 15: Tobias Harris

On July 15, we wish Happy Birthday to former Vols star and current Milwaukee Bucks forward Tobias Harris. Harris is playing for the Bucks NBA Summer League team and is featured in this video on leadership:Summer Leadership. Also, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this story on Harris: Tough rookie year behind Bucks forward Harris. Milwaukee plays its first Summer League game on Monday vs. New Orleans.


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Happy Birthday - July 15: Tobias Harris

On July 15, we wish a very Happy Birthday to former Vol hoops star and current Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris. After earning All-American status his freshman campaign (2010-11), Harris became Tennessee's eighth all-time first-round NBA draft pick when he was selected 19th overall in 2011.

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Stokes Meets With Memphis Media


A day after being drafted by his hometown team, the Memphis Grizzlies, Jarnell Stokes met with the media about living out his lifelong dream of playing with the Grizz. Here's a look at the coverage on Stokes and fellow draft pick Jordan McRae, who was headed to Philadelphia on Friday. 

McRae will meet with the Philadelphia media on Saturday at 11 a.m. The presser will be streamed live on Sixers.com






Jones, Tyndall Featured In MLive Story

Check out this tremendous feature on Tennessee's two head coaches from the state of Michigan, Butch Jones and Donnie Tyndall. MLive writer Peter J. Wallner takes a look at their separate but similar paths to Rocky Top. 


The story includes some classic photos of Jones and Tyndall as youngsters.




Happy Birthday - June 25: Slater, Shipman, Johnson

On June 25 we send happy birthday wishes to swimmer Tristan Slater, recent softball graduate Madison Shipman and former Vols basketball star Reggie Johnson


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Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (6/19/14)


Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall and several members of the Vols spoke with the media on Wednesday. Check out the stories that followed: 

Happy Birthday - June 16: Wayne Chism and Austin Johnson

On June 16, we send Happy Birthday wishes to basketball VFL Wayne Chism and former football player Austin Johnson

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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.

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

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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. 


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Thursday's Tennessee Basketball Briefing (6/12/14)

Get the latest on the men's basketball right here in the Tennessee Update. 

PEARL1.JH#4252.JPG SPORTS 09/03/05 NEWS SENTINEL PHOTO BY JOE HOWELL Reggie Johnson, left, and Dale Ellis, center, talk with Ray Mears, seated,  Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

- In the Knoxville News Sentinel, Mike Strange has a wonderful feature on VFL Reggie Johnson, who bridged the gap between Bernard King and Dale Ellis:  Reggie Johnson was quite a bridge between King and Ellis.

- Also in the Knoxville News Sentinel, check out a story on the Rocky Top League, which includes many current and former Vols: UT newcomers will have chance to make their names known in Rocky Top League


- Also, Donnie Tyndall talked about the Rocky Top League: VIDEO

- The Maryville Daily Times had this story on the Rocky Top League: UT coach says Hubbs will miss Rocky Top League

- The Tennessean and Chattanooga Times Free Press have these stories on the Vols season-opener:

- The Daily Beacon takes a look at the Vols' summer camps: Summer basketball camps allows team to give back

Stokes Works Out For Hometown Grizzlies

Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger laughs with Memphian and former Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes following a pre-draft workout for the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.
Former Tennessee basketball star Jarnell Stokes worked out for his hometown Memphis Grizzlies on Monday as he continues to prepare for the NBA Draft. 

Stokes spoke about how playing for the Grizzlies would be a dream come true.  "I grew up watching them. I was a season-ticket holder in the nose bleed just three years ago," Stokes, the former Tennessee forward, said following a pre-draft workout with the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday. "It's surreal right now being able to work out for them."

Here's a look at media coverage: 

- Memphis Commercial Appeal: Jarnell Stokes Video

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