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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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Video: Interview with Vols hoops newcomer James Daniel III

One of the Vols men’s basketball newcomers is 6’0 guard James Daniel III from Hampton, Virginia who has transferred in as a graduate from Howard University. Vols coach Rick Barnes on Daniel: “James gives us not only offensive production but toughness and experience as well. He recognized that our program has a lot of positive momentum…MORE

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Video: Interview with Vols hoops newcomer Chris Darrington

One of the Vols men’s basketball newcomers is 6’1 combo guard Chris Darrington from Toledo, Ohio, who has transferred in from Vincennes University in Indiana. Vols coach Rick Barnes on Darrington: “Chris brings two qualities we were looking for: confidence and the ability to score the basketball. Chris’ experience at Vincennes was valuable because he has developed…MORE

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Video: Interview with Vols hoops newcomer Derrick Walker

One of the Vols men’s basketball newcomers is 6’8 forward Derrick Walker from Kansas City, Missouri. Vols coach Rick Barnes on Walker: “Derrick is going to blend nicely into our team due to his combination of size, strength and toughness. We’re also excited about his basketball IQ and the fact that he’s a vocal defender, a…MORE

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Video: Interview with Vols hoops newcomer Zach Kent

One of the Vols men’s basketball newcomers is 6’9 forward Zach Kent of Magnolia, Delaware. Vols coach Rick Barnes on Kent: “Zach obviously adds some needed size and length to our frontcourt, but he’ll also elevate our overall skill level with his ability to pass and shoot the ball, as well as his high basketball IQ.…MORE

Christian Coleman: A letter to Vol Nation

Christian Coleman: A letter to Vol Nation

First off, I want to thank you so much for the love, support, and most of all, the dedication to helping me get where I am today. I not only want to thank the Tennessee track & field coaching staff, but I would also like to thank the entire University of Tennessee faculty and extended…MORE

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Frank Anderson Set to Join Vol Baseball Coaching Staff

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee head baseball coach Tony Vitello announced the first addition to his coaching staff Monday, naming former Oklahoma State head coach Frank Anderson as the Volunteers’ pitching coach. Anderson comes to Knoxville after spending the last five seasons as an assistant coach at Houston, where he helped lead the Cougars to three NCAA Tournaments, including…MORE

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Brett Eldredge Announces 10-Date Holiday Tour

Brett Eldredge Announces 10-Date Holiday Tour

Brett Eldredge will embark on a 10-date holiday tour this December. The Glow Live Tour—which takes its name from Brett’s 2016 holiday album—will kick off on Dec. 4 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, making additional stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago and more. “Since I was a kid, I’ve had the Christmas music spirit running…

Wade Bowen Announces New Christmas Album, “Twelve Twenty-Five”

Wade Bowen Announces New Christmas Album, “Twelve Twenty-Five”

Texas country mainstay Wade Bowen will release his first holiday album, Twelve Twenty-Five, on Nov. 8. The 13-song offering features a number of holiday classics, including “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night,” as well as renditions of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and Maria Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas,” which you can listen to below. Wade…

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