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VOLeaders Reflect On Incredible Trip To Vietnam

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —The VOLeaders Academy, a first-of-its-kind program, is a dynamic partnership between the UT Center for Leadership and Service, the Center for Sport, Peace and Society and the Tennessee Athletics Department. The program is unlike any in the country, spanning the boundaries of three different areas of campus, from academics to student life and…MORE

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Vol Report: Kelly, Wolf On Approaching 2017 Season

Todd Kelly Jr. Kelly reflected on how quickly his time has gone by here and how he feels about heading into his final season on Rocky Top. “It’s wild how time flies. The veterans told me when I was freshman that when you blink your eye and you snap your finger, you’ll be a senior…MORE

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Bridgette Gordon joins Lady Vol Staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Bridgette Gordon, who helped Tennessee capture two of its eight NCAA titles in the sport as a student-athlete, has returned to her alma mater as an assistant, UT Head Coach Holly Warlick announced on Thursday. Gordon, a 1988 U.S. Olympic gold medalist, comes to Rocky Top from Wichita State, where she…MORE

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Jones Named To Dodd Trophy Watch List

ATLANTA — Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is one of 19 coaches who have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2017 Dodd Trophy, as announced on Wednesday by officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The list includes 19 of the nation’s top college football coaches representing all Power 5…MORE

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Tennessee Basketball Report: Barnes and players talk team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With just more than two weeks remaining until it makes its trek across the Atlantic Ocean for a 10-day exhibition tour of Spain and France, the Tennessee basketball team continues preparations for the trip, during which the Volunteers will play three games. The tour, coordinated through Anthony Travel, takes place Aug. 2-12 and includes stops in…MORE

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Todd Kelly Jr. Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — On Tuesday, the Wuerffel Trophy named Tennessee senior defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. as one of a record 109 players on its 2017 preseason watch list from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented annually by the All Sports Association in…MORE

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Berry Named To Watch List For Paul Hornung Award

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On Monday, the Louisville Sports Commission named Tennessee senior defensive back and kick returner Evan Berry to the 2017 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. Berry is one of 46 multi-talented college football student-athletes on the Watch List. The Paul Hornung Award, now in its eighth season, is given annually…MORE

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Robertson Earns Spot on Outland Trophy Watch List

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee senior offensive lineman Jashon Robertson has been named to the watch list for the 2017 Outland Trophy as announced by the Football Writers Association of America on Thursday. The Outland Trophy is awarded annually to the nation’s top interior lineman by the FWAA All-America Committee. The winner is chosen from three finalists who are a…MORE

Daniel Named To Ray Guy Award Watch List

Daniel Named To Ray Guy Award Watch List

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tennessee redshirt senior punter Trevor Daniel has been named to the pre-season watch list for the 2017 Ray Guy Award, as announced by the Augusta Sports Council on Wednesday. The Ray Guy Award honors the nation’s top collegiate punter and the pre-season watch list features 29 candidates. In 2016, Daniel, posted a 44.6-yard average with 28…MORE

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Todd Kelly Jr. Named As Nominee For 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

NORTHBROOK, Ill.– Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) on Monday named Tennessee senior defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. as one of its 146 nominees for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. Since 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has brought together a select group…MORE

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Wolf Named to Mackey Award Watch List

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Tennessee senior tight end Ethan Wolf was named to the 2017 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List on Tuesday. The John Mackey Award is given annually to the most outstanding collegiate tight end. The award recipient is selected by vote of the John Mackey Award Selection Committee and the Mackey Award recipient will…MORE

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A Letter From John Currie: July 8, 2017

Good Afternoon Big Orange Nation! We trust you and your family enjoyed a safe Fourth of July holiday celebrating the birth of the greatest country in the world 241 years ago. Of course, one of the most uniquely American traditions is college football—can you believe that we are just 59 days from our season-opener on…MORE

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Janeen Lalik to Lead UTAD Strategic Initiatives

Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie announced Friday that Janeen Lalik (last name pronounced: LAHL-ick) is joining the UTAD leadership team as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Initiatives. A native of Troy, Michigan, Lalik boasts deep relationships across intercollegiate athletics and currently serves as Senior Vice President of College Athletics for Ticketmaster, a post she has held…MORE

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Lady Vols’ non-league schedule set

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Notre Dame, Stanford and Texas headline a challenging non-conference Tennessee women’s basketball schedule that was released Thursday by sixth-year Lady Vol Head Coach Holly Warlick. Tip times and television network assignments will be available at a later date when the information is approved for release. UT returns two full-time starters (Mercedes Russell, Jaime Nared) and a part-time…MORE

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Vol Hoops Unveils 2017-18 Non-Conference Slate

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee basketball program released the non-conference portion of its 2017-18 schedule Wednesday. Major-conference opponents for the Volunteers include 2017 national champions North Carolina as well as Georgia Tech, Wake Forest and Iowa State. In their third season under the direction of head coach Rick Barnes, the Vols will play host to a handful of…MORE

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Lady Vols in the WNBA update: July 3

With the WNBA season well underway, several former Lady Vols have acted as key players for their respective teams. On June 24, Tennessee women’s basketball legend Tamika Catchings was honored for her prestigious career in the WNBA, as the Indiana Fever retired her No. 24 jersey and hang it in the rafters of Bankers Life…MORE

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Aubin Goporo Joins Barnes’ Basketball Staff

Following a highly successful coaching career in the high school ranks, Aubin Goporo (pronounced: AW-bin guh-POR-oh) has joined Rick Barnes’ full-time Tennessee basketball staff as Director of Player Development. His duties with the Vols include serving as a program liaison to the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center, coordinating community outreach and service efforts and serving…MORE

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Lady Vols’ SEC opponents set

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee’s SEC women’s basketball opponents are set for the 2017-18 season, and the Lady Vols will welcome NCAA Final Four teams South Carolina and Mississippi State to Thompson-Boling Arena. Along with match-ups against its permanent opponent, Vanderbilt, in Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee also will face South Carolina and Texas A&M in home-and-home series. USC…MORE

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Kurt Gulbrand Named Senior Associate AD for Development

Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie announced Mondaythat Kurt Gulbrand is joining the UTAD leadership team as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development. Currently serving the University of Colorado as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Athletics Development, Gulbrand has spent the past five and a half years in Boulder, where he coordinated all fundraising efforts to…MORE

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Indiana Fever to Retire Catchings’ No. 24 Jersey

INDIANAPOLIS — Tennessee women’s basketball legend Tamika Catchings will be honored for her prestigious career in the WNBA on Saturday night, as the Indiana Fever retire her No. 24 jersey and hang it in the rafters of Bankers Life Fieldhouse during halftime of their matchup against the Los Angeles Sparks. Catchings is the first player in…MORE

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Larry Scott talks with Jimmy Hyams one-on-one

By WNML Staff SportsTalk co-host Jimmy Hyams had a chance to catch-up with Vols offensive coordinator Larry Scott one-on-one. They talked about Josh Dobbs’ comments comparing the UT offense to the Steelers offense, what he’ll miss the most about Dobbs, the “development of the football player,” adapting to his personnel, his upcoming first year as…MORE

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Warlick announces departure of Diamond DeShields

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee head women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced Friday that Diamond DeShields is no longer with the program. “Diamond has opted to forego her final collegiate season,” Warlick said. “She earned a degree from UT and now has a chance to play professionally. “I am pleased with the commitment of our talented group of…MORE

Vols 2018 QB commit Adrian Martinez discusses USC story

Vols 2018 QB commit Adrian Martinez discusses USC story

By WNML Staff Sports 180 co-host Josh Ward was able to catch-up with Vols QB commit Adrian Martinez for the 2018 class. Martinez talked about his recent visit to Tennessee, meeting other committed players, spending time with uncommitted Vols targets, the interest USC has shown in him, the USC story that’s developed since then, the…MORE

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Jimmy Hyams’ one-on-one interview with Bob Shoop

By WNML Staff SportsTalk co-host Jimmy Hyams had a chance to catch-up with Vols defensive coordinator Bob Shoop one-on-one. They talked about every level of this year’s defense, injuries last season, why they were so much better in the bowl game, the new assistants, expectations for this season and much more. Listen to that full…MORE

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Big Orange Caravan Headed to Tri-Cities July 11

Tennessee Athletics, in partnership with the UT Knoxville Office of Alumni Affairs and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, announced details Wednesday regarding next month’s Big Orange Caravan event in the Tri-Cities. The Kingsport Farmers Market (308 Clinchfield St, Kingsport, TN 37660) will serve as the host site on Tuesday, July 11 from 5-7 p.m. ET.…MORE

Rodgers Named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team

Rodgers Named to ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee baseball’s Jordan Rodgers was named to the 2017 ABCA/Rawlings Division I Gold Glove Team on Wednesday as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Sporting Goods. Rodgers earned the nod at third base after a stellar senior season for the Volunteers in which he was a rock at the hot corner, committing…MORE

Berry Named an Athlon Preseason All-American

Berry Named an Athlon Preseason All-American

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee senior kick returner Evan Berry has been named a Preseason Second Team All-American by Athlon Sports, as announced by the highly regarded college football publication on Tuesday. Berry earns the accolade for the second year in a row, having been tabbed a first team selection prior to the 2016 season. A Fairburn, Georgia native, Berry played…MORE

Phillip Fulmer Named Special Advisor to UT President for Community, Athletics and University Relations

Phillip Fulmer Named Special Advisor to UT President for Community, Athletics and University Relations

University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro announced Tuesday the hiring of Phillip Fulmer as special advisor to the president for community, athletics and university relations. In this role, Fulmer will serve as an ambassador for the University system at community and athletics events, support the intercollegiate athletic programs at UT campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Martin, and work with…MORE

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“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

“Women Want to Hear Women With Elaina” Featuring Cam

I can’t believe we’ve come to the finale episode of Season 1. I’m so excited about what we’ve accomplished since launching this podcast in June—and that includes YOU listening, watching and reading this. We will definitely keep things going in 2019, but we have the perfect way to wrap things up in 2018. Our guest…

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