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Vols Football Opponent Insider Preview: Southern Miss

By WNML Staff John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyams are previewing every UT football 2017 season opponent on SportsTalk. They learned about the Southern Miss Golden Eagles, UT’s home opponent November 4, from Jason Munz of the Hattiesburg American. Listen to that preview interview below.MORE


Preview: Vols Host Missouri needing 2 more wins than UGA for SECT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Volunteers host the Missouri Tigers for the final regular-season conference series of 2017 from Thursday, May 18 – Saturday, May 20at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols enter their last weekend series with a 27-22 overall record, including a 7-18 mark in Southeastern Conference play while the Tigers (32-21, 11-16 SEC)…MORE


Head Coach Dave Serrano to resign at season’s end

Tennessee Head Baseball Coach Dave Serrano has notified Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie of his intention to resign at the conclusion of UT’s season. Serrano informed the Tennessee baseball team of his decision Wednesday. He will continue to coach the team through the end of the regular season as well as any postseason tournaments for which…MORE


Te’a Cooper To Transfer From Lady Vols

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced Tuesday that redshirt sophomore guard Te’a Cooper is transferring. “Te’a Cooper and I had a good conversation today during which she shared with me her wishes to transfer. We plan to grant that request. I appreciate all of Te’a’s hard work and her contributions to our program…MORE


2017 NCAA Softball Knoxville Regional Preview

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The No. 8 national seed Tennessee Volunteers begin their quest to return to the Women’s College World Series this week by hosting Ohio State, USC Upstate and Longwood at the NCAA Knoxville Regional from Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21. For more information on the this week’s regional, please visit the Tennessee…MORE


Revamped Big Orange Caravan Set to Hit the Road

Tennessee Athletics has announced three of four dates, cities and venues for a revamped, Big Orange Caravan summer fan appreciation tour that will have a look and feel similar to the traditional caravan but with some new, fan-friendly elements. A collaborative effort between athletics and the Tennessee Alumni Association, this summer’s Big Orange Caravan events…MORE


Lady Vol camp dates set

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee Women’s Basketball Day Camp dates have been set for June 5-7, and complete information now is available on UTSports.com. Lady Vol Day Camp will be held for youngsters aged 6-12 and will run June 5-7. Both morning (8 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) sessions are offered. The cost is $175.00…MORE


Video: QB Meetings #9 with Erik Ainge – prep before a game paying off in-game

Check out the new 9th edition of QB Meetings with Erik Ainge presented by LCUB, Amerigas, Heritage Propane and SafeT Systems! On this video, Erik breaks down coverage preparation before a game paying off in-game. Submit your specific play suggestion in Tennessee history that you want Erik to analyze on an upcoming show and find out more about the exclusive weekly…MORE


Tennessee Earns No. 8 National Seed in NCAA Tournament

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee will host an NCAA Regional for the 13th straight year as the Volunteers were revealed as the No. 8 national seed when the bracket was announced late Sunday night on ESPN2. The Big Orange will welcome Ohio State, USC Upstate and Longwood to Sherri Parker Lee Stadium for the NCAA Knoxville Regional…MORE


UT baseball swept at UK, fall to 26-22 and 7-18 in SEC

LEXINGTON, Ky. — In the series finale against No.8-ranked Kentucky, Tennessee fell behind early and struggled to catch up as the Wildcats took a 7-2 win on Sunday at Cliff Hagan Stadium. With the loss, Tennessee now stands at 26-22 (7-18 SEC), while the Wildcats move to 36-16 and 18-9 in conference play this year. At…MORE


Vols land commit from Adrian Martinez 4-star QB from California

Butch Jones and the Tennessee football staff were awaiting a potential decision soon from former Cal commit, QB Adrian Martinez from Fresno, California. That decision happened and it was exciting news for UT as Martinez announced his decision to the public on Twitter. All Glory to God. #Committed 🍊 pic.twitter.com/ki1Fa2E9JS — Adrian Martinez (@MartinezTheQB) May…MORE


Kelly Named To 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Tennessee senior defensive back Todd Kelly Jr. has been named to the 2017 Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List, which was announced by the Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation on Friday. Kelly is one of 42 student-athletes named to the watch list. The list of the top defensive players in the country includes 17 linebackers, 14…MORE


Vols Out In SEC Tournament, Can’t Hang On to Early Lead vs LSU

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 7 Tennessee jumped out to an early lead but was unable to hold on in a 6-2 loss to No. 21 LSU in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals in front of a record crowd of 2,448 fans at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium on Thursday night. Brooke Vines drove in both runs for UT with…MORE


Arnold Among 11 Finalists for NFCA Freshman of the Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee freshman Caylan Arnold received another major honor on Wednesday as she was one of 11 finalists named for the Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I Freshman of the Year Award. Arnold is the second player in program history to earn a spot among the 11 finalists for the award, joining Annie Aldrete, who was the co-winner of…MORE


Video: QB Meetings #8 with Erik Ainge – beating busted coverage during a play

Check out the new 8th edition of QB Meetings with Erik Ainge presented by LCUB, Amerigas, Heritage Propane and SafeT Systems! On this video, Erik breaks down how to take advantage of busted coverage during a play. Submit your specific play suggestion in Tennessee history that you want Erik to analyze on an upcoming show and find out more about…MORE


Shembari Phillips Granted Release From Tennessee

Tennessee basketball player Shembari Phillips has requested a release from his scholarship, and that request has been granted. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Phillips appeared in 31 games (with 13 starts) as a sophomore this past season. He averaged 6.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 20.9 minutes per game. He also shot .375…MORE


Gregg Named Top-10 Finalist for USA Softball Player of the Year Award

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The honors keep rolling in for Tennessee junior shortstop Meghan Gregg, as she has been named a top-10 finalist for the 2017 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award as announced by the USA Softball on Wednesday afternoon. The award is widely considered the most prestigious honor in Division I college softball. The…MORE


UT Student-Athletes Including Football Shine in Latest NCAA APR Data

The NCAA on Wednesday announced its 2015-16 NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate data, revealing scores that stand among Tennessee’s most impressive in the 13-year history of the NCAA’s Academic Performance Program. Every Division I sports team across the nation calculates its Academic Progress Rate each academic year, like a report card. Scholarship student-athletes each…MORE


Lady Vols Cancun Women’s Challenge Schedule Revealed

KNOXVILLE — The schedule for the 13th Women’s Cancun Challenge has been announced, and the Tennessee Lady Vols will face Marquette, Oklahoma State and South Dakota in the Thanksgiving Tournament. The Cancun Challenge will take place at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula from Nov. 23-25. All games will be played…MORE


NFL preseason dates and times announced; 1st look at rookie VFLs

The dates and kickoff times of the 65-game NFL preseason schedule were announced today, beginning with the annual NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals in Canton, Ohio on Thursday night, August 3. Televised live at 8:00 PM ET by NBC, the NFL/Hall of Fame Game is the first of eight…MORE


Gregg & Arnold Headline SEC Postseason Honors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s Meghan Gregg was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year while Caylan Arnold earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors as announced by the league office on Tuesday morning. Gregg was also named All-SEC first team and earned a spot on the SEC All-Defensive Team. Arnold was chosen for the All-Freshman Team as well. Other…MORE


2017 SEC Softball Tournament Central

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 9 Tennessee begins postseason play this week in the SEC Tournament, which will be hosted by the Vols at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. For all your information on the tournament, please visit the SEC Tournament Gameday Information page HERE. The Big Orange have secured a first-round bye and will begin their quest for…MORE


Gregg’s Five RBIs Lead Vols to Series Win at #6 Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — No. 9 Tennessee scored early and often for an 8-3 victory in the rubber game against No. 6 Texas A&M on Sunday afternoon at the Aggie Softball Complex. Meghan Gregg hit a grand slam in the second inning and finished the day with five RBIs to move into fourth on UT’s single-season RBI…MORE


Vols split two-game rain-shortened series with Arkansas

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee starter Garrett Stallings threw six strong innings, but the Volunteers could not muster any runs in Game Two of this week’s series against Arkansas, falling to the Razorbacks, 2-0, on Saturday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Tennessee and Arkansas split the series, which was reduced to two games due to rain over the previous days.…MORE


Rocky Top Traditions: Vols 1st Post-Season & Pat Summitt’s Firsts

We have a really neat new feature exclusively here at SportsRadioWNML.com! It’s called Rocky Top Traditions. It’s presented by People’s Home Equity. This week’s Rocky Top Traditions (1 & 2) bring you back to the Vols first post-season and then Pat Summitt’s firsts. Listen to those in this post below. A VOL for Life. Why does…MORE


Barnes Signs JUCO All-American Chris Darrington

Head coach Rick Barnes announced Thursday that junior-college transfer Chris Darrington is joining the Tennessee basketball family. The 6-1, 175-pound combo guard will be a junior for the Vols next season after spending the last two years at Vincennes University in Indiana. A Toledo, Ohio, native, Darrington recently earned his associate degree from Vincennes, where he was…MORE


UT Release Regarding First UT Coaching Change Under John Currie

Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie announced Thursdaythat Sam Winterbotham has been relieved of his duties as head men’s tennis coach, effective immediately. Currie will lead an internal, four-person committee in a national search for Winterbotham’s replacement. “Associate AD/tennis administrator Dara Worrell and I met with Sam this afternoon, and we came to the conclusion that…MORE


Butch Jones a guest on SportsTalk discussing draft experience

Vols head coach Butch Jones was a guest on SportsTalk recently, with Jimmy Hyams and Vince Ferrara, to discuss going up to the NFL Draft in Philadelphia with Derek Barnett. He reflected on Barnett’s time at UT and talked about the other Vols in the draft. Vols coach Butch Jones / Credit: Joe Faraoni –…MORE

Louisville Football Headshots

Videos/Audio: Shaq Wiggins college highlights and interviews

By WNML Staff Get to know new Tennessee football cornerback, grad transfer from Louisville, Shaq Wiggins (R-Sr., 5’10, 173) in these videos and interviews below. Wiggins, was a consensus 4-star prospect in the 2013 signing class. He played his freshman season with Georgia, sat out a year when transferring to Louisville, where he played two…MORE


Lady Vol hoops signee Evina Westbrook vying for spot on USA U19

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — University of Tennessee women’s basketball signee Evina Westbrook is among 33 of the nation’s top players vying for a spot on the roster of the U.S. U19 FIBA World Cup for Women team. Westbrook and the others have accepted invitations to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Cup Team trials…MORE


Softball Weekend Preview: #9 Tennessee at #6 Texas A&M

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 9 Tennessee hits the road to close out the regular season with a trip to College Station, Texas to take on No. 6 Texas A&M this Friday–Sunday at the Aggie Softball Complex. Media & Broadcast Info The entire series will be streamed online on SEC Network +/WatchESPN with Matt Simon (PxP) and…MORE


Baseball Weekend Preview: Vols vs. #14 Arkansas (Thu-Sat)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Baseball continues Southeastern Conference play this weekend, hosting the No. 14-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks for a three-game set from Thursday, May 4 – Saturday, May 6 at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The weekend marks the first trip to Rocky Top for Arkansas (34-12, 13-8 SEC) since 2012, as well as the first matchup between…MORE


Holly Warlick named 2017 Tennessee woman of distinction

CHATTANOOGA — Lady Vol head basketball coach Holly Warlick was honored Tuesday as the 2017 Tennessee Woman of Distinction at the 32nd Annual Chattanooga Women of Distinction Awards luncheon at the city’s convention center. The event, which honors the area’s outstanding women, benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee and its mission to prevent lung disease and promote…MORE


Video: The Big 3 with Heather and Will – Show 6 (Draft/Bandwagon Fans/Salaries)

Check out show 6 of the SportsRadioWNML.com exclusive weekly video podcast “The Big 3 with Heather & Will.” Sports Radio WNML hosts Heather Harrington and Will West discuss and debate current local and national sports topics including the Tennessee Volunteers. This week they look back on the Bears pick of Mitchell Trubisky, when is it…MORE


Video: QB Meetings #6 with Erik Ainge – How to beat Cover 2 teams with play-action

Check out the new 6th edition of QB Meetings with Erik Ainge presented by LCUB, Amerigas, Heritage Propane and SafeT Systems! On this video, Erik breaks down how to attack “Cover 2” teams with the play action. Submit your specific play suggestion in Tennessee history that you want Erik to analyze on an upcoming show and find out more about the…MORE


Notes on Steelers 4th Rd draft pick Joshua Dobbs

PHILADELPHIA — The Pittsburgh Steelers selected former Tennessee quarterback and VFL Joshua Dobbs with the 135th overall pick during Saturday’s fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval. VOLS DRAFTED BY PITTSBURGH STEELERS Pittsburgh Pirates: 1933-39 Pittsburgh Steelers: 1940-42, 45-Pres. 1941: Bob Suffridge – G, 6th Rd,…MORE


Notes on Bengals 4th Rd draft pick Josh Malone

PHILADELPHIA — The Cincinnati Bengals selected former Tennessee wide receiver and VFL Josh Malone with the 128th overall pick during Saturday’s fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval. VOLS DRAFTED BY CINCINNATI BENGALS Cincinnati Bengals 1967-Pres. 1968: Bob Johnson – C, 1st Rd, 2nd pick 1968:…MORE


“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

“Breaking Thru With Elaina” Featuring Maren Morris

Elaina Smith is back with the second season of her award-winning podcast, Breaking Thru With Elaina, formerly titled Women Want to Hear Women. Elaina kicked off Season 2 with one of her favorite guests from Season 1 . . . the one and only Maren Morris. In addition to chatting with Maren about country radio,…


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