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Gregg Among Top Three Finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year

Gregg Among Top Three Finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s Meghan Gregg is one step closer to being named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year after earning a spot among the top-three finalist for the prestigious award on Wednesday afternoon. The award is widely considered the most prestigious honor in Division I college softball. Gregg joins Florida sophomore pitcher Kelly Barnhill and James Madison…

Video: The Big 3 with Heather and Will – Show 8 (Preds/OJ/Cheesecake a pie or cake?)

Video: The Big 3 with Heather and Will – Show 8 (Preds/OJ/Cheesecake a pie or cake?)

Check out show 8 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 talk about the Nashville Predators’ incredible run, the NBA Playoffs and OJ…

Five Vols Named To Athlon’s Preseason All-SEC Team

Five Vols Named To Athlon’s Preseason All-SEC Team

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Five Vols have been named to the Athlon’s preseason All-SEC squad, as announced by the magazine on Tuesday. Tennessee is also ranked 19th in Athlon’s preseason top 25 ranking. The Vols return 53 lettermen and 14 starters (seven on offense, seven on defense) from last year’s squad. UT opens its season against Georgia…

Vols Make It Official; Add Daniel To Bolster Backcourt

Vols Make It Official; Add Daniel To Bolster Backcourt

James Daniel, a 6-0, 175-pound guard from Hampton, Virginia, has signed an institutional aid agreement and plans to enroll at Tennessee this summer and play for the Volunteers as a graduate transfer during the 2017-18 season. Daniel earned his degree in Sociology from Howard University this spring. One of the best-kept secrets in college basketball…

Softball Preview: 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional

Softball Preview: 2017 NCAA Knoxville Super Regional

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After perfect 3-0 showings in last week’s NCAA Regional round, SEC foes No. 8 Tennessee and No. 9 Texas A&M square off in this week’s NCAA Super Regionals from Friday–Sunday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. The showdown between the Volunteers and Aggies will be a rematch of the last series of the regular…

Rodgers, A. Lipcius receive All-SEC honors, full teams listed

Rodgers, A. Lipcius receive All-SEC honors, full teams listed

HOOVER, Ala. — Tennessee Baseball’s Jordan Rodgers has been named a 2017 First Team All-Southeastern Conference third baseman while Andre Lipcius has also been recognized as a Freshman All-SEC first baseman, as announced by the league office on Monday. With the nominations, Tennessee has two players recognized for postseason All-SEC honors for the first time since 2014, when VFLs Christin Stewart (First…

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Vols Punch Ticket to Supers with Shutout Over Longwood

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 8 Tennessee punched its ticket to the NCAA Super Regionals for the fifth time in the past six seasons with a 3-0 victory over Longwood in Sunday’s regional final at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. Meghan Gregg tied UT’s single-season RBI record by driving in two runs and starting pitcher Matty Moss was dominate once again…

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Mizzou beats Vols 8-2 for sweep in UT season finale, end of Serrano era

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — After Tennessee led off the game with a two-run first inning, Missouri responded with eight unanswered runs to fend off the Volunteers, 8-2, in Saturday’s 2017 season finale at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Prior to the game, the Volunteers recognized student assistant coach and recent Tennessee graduate Steven Gruver and eight seniors as Max Bartlett, Eric…

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Vols Post Comeback for the Ages in Win Over USC Upstate

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — No. 8 Tennessee rallied for an unbelievable comeback win, scoring seven runs with two outs in the seventh inning to defeat No. 25 USC Upstate, 7-3, in Saturday’s NCAA Regional at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. The Spartans’ pitching duo of Lexi Shubert and Holly McKinnon held the Volunteers without a hit for 6.2…

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11 interviews with UT Baseball Seniors and Graduates

The longtime voice of Tennessee baseball John Wilkerson visited with Tennessee players and even some graduate assistants that are seniors and/or earning their degrees. They all articulated their journeys, and how much their time at the University of Tennessee has meant to them. You can listen to all 11 of those interviews right here on…

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Video: The Big 3 with Heather and Will – Show 7 (Serrano/NBA Boring?/Best Burgers)

Check out show 7 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 talk about Dave Serrano’s tenure as Vols baseball coach coming to an…

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Vols Football Opponent Insider Preview: UMass

By WNML Staff John Wilkerson and Jimmy Hyams are previewing every UT football 2017 season opponent on SportsTalk. They learned about the UMass Minutemen, UT’s home opponent September 23, from Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette. Listen to that preview interview below.

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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.

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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)…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Video: Watch the giveaway of the Chicago Flyaway presented by Big O Tires

By WNML Staff Watch the Sports Radio WNML Chicago Flyaway presented by Big O Tires giveaway here. The winner is headed to see the Cubs take on the Cardinals at Wrigley Field! Want to win big from us too? It could be you winning The Big Ticket 9 that’s now underway. Get the details and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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Video: QB Meetings #7 with Erik Ainge – Taking alerts on the backside in passing game

Check out the new 7th edition of QB Meetings with Erik Ainge presented by LCUB, Amerigas, Heritage Propane and SafeT Systems! On this video, Erik breaks down taking alerts on the backside in the passing 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…

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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…

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