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Marquee games are Texas A&M, No. 6 Kentucky and No. 17 LSU.

SEC Releases 2014-15 Women's Hoops Schedule

The Southeastern Conference released the 2014-15 women's basketball league schedule Friday, and Tennessee's marquee home games include battles vs. No. 4 Texas AM, No. 6 Kentucky and No. 17 LSU. The Lady Vols overcame deficits of 10 or more points to defeat all three of those teams en route to UT's 17th SEC Tournament Championship a year ago in Duluth, Ga. Tennessee, ranked No. 3 in Charlie Crème's espnW Pre-Preseason Poll, also will play road games against No. 2 South Carolina, the defending ... More>>

Henderson will be honored before the game

Henderson Returns To Neyland Stadium

From 1999-2001,John Hendersoncast a long shadow on the defensive line for Tennessee. Sunday, the man and the shadow return to Neyland Stadium for the first time since his final run through the T. Henderson will be honored before the Tennessee-Utah State game as the Legend of the Game, celebrating a decorated career at UT that saw the Nashville native pick up a long list of awards, including two All-American nods and multiple SEC honors. He was the 2000 Outland Trophy winner fro a season that ... More>>

Vols Karaokee "Rocky Top"

Tri-Cities natives Crowder and Swafford help sing "Rocky Top" Video included

The Tennessee Volunteers are preparing for Utah State in their season opener on Sunday and not only do they want to be perfect on the football, they also want to be pitch perfect as well.COURTESY: VOL NETWORK More>>

Tennessee raises the bar on recruiting photoshops Video included

It's not unusual for schools to Photoshop recruits onto fake magazine covers, but the Tennessee Vols took the next step. More>>

Vols five days from answering questions on opening day Video included

Five days is all that stands between us and meaningful football at Neyland Stadium. More>>

Vols release Week One depth chart Video included

For Tennessee, the season is still six days away because they have that Sunday primetime start against Utah State, but it's an especially exciting game week for a couple locals. More>>

Defense could end up playing 11-13 newcomers.

Vols defense deals with lack of experience, size

After years of playing catch-up with the rest of the Southeastern Conference, Tennessee's defense finally is getting up to speed. A variety of position switches and the infusion of a talented recruiting class have given Tennessee a faster defense, addressing what had been a major weakness. The Volunteers need that extra quickness to make up for a lack of experience and size as they head into their Aug. 31 opener against Utah State. The inexperience is most apparent. Defensive coordinator John... More>>

Russell saw action in all 35 games

Lady Vols Mercedes Russell expected to redshirt

Tennessee women's basketball head coach Holly Warlick announced Thursday that 6-foot-6 sophomore center Mercedes Russell is expected to redshirt during the 2014-15 season. “Mercedes has a history of orthopaedic problems with her feet that our sports medicine staff is working to correct,” Warlick said. “Redshirting this season will allow her the opportunity to return to full health and still have three full years of eligibility with our program. We look forward to seeing Mercedes back in actio... More>>

Woodson, who is 6-foot-10

Vols adding Memphis transfer Woodson

A person close to the situation says that former Memphis forward Dominic Woodson is transferring to Tennessee.The source said that Woodson should be in class at Tennessee's Knoxville campus on Thursday and that it remained up in the air whether he'd seek a waiver to avoid sitting out the 2014-15 season. The source spoke on the condition of anonymity because Tennessee hasn't announced Woodson's addition.Memphis announced last week that Woodson was transferring. Woodson, who is 6-foot-10, playe... More>>

Announced attendance of 40,000 to Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee's open practice has attendance of 40,000 Video included

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says the Volunteers' open practice Saturday should allow his team's 32 newcomers to enter the season with at least some idea of what it's like to perform in front of a big crowd at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers tuned up for their Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State with a workout that drew an announced attendance of 40,000 to Neyland Stadium. Fourteen of Tennessee's newcomers were here for spring practice and got to play in the Orange White Game, which had ... More>>

Vols will host Kentucky

Vols face ex-coach Pearl, host Auburn on Jan. 31

Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl returns to Thompson-Boling Arena as an opponent Jan. 31 when the Volunteers host Auburn. Pearl led Tennessee to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his six seasons before getting fired amid an NCAA investigation in 2011. Auburn hired Pearl in March, and he returns to coaching this season. The date of the Auburn-Tennessee game was announced Friday as the Vols revealed their entire 2014-15 season. Tennessee already had announced its non-conference schedule ... More>>

Four Vols freshmen lose their black helmet stripes Video included

Monday's double-session began with the removal of four stripes of Team 118 freshmen. More>>

Vols Howard never doubted his return to team

Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard says he never doubted he would return to the team even as he had to work his way back into good standing. More>>

Vols make strides in first scrimmage Video included

Saturday night, the Tennessee football team had a golden opportunity to impress its coach, and the Vols didn't disappoint.
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Jones says Vols made progress in closed scrimmage

Volunteers coach Butch Jones had said Monday that he didn't like his team's consistency, and he canceled that night's scheduled player interviews as a result. He also criticized the efficiency of quarterbacks later in the week. Jones saw plenty of improvement in both areas Saturday at the team's first scrimmage. More>>

Volunteers have added a heralded 32-man recruiting class

Tennessee's youth offers hope, tests patience

Tennessee is quickly discovering the frustration and fascination involved in having such a young team. The Volunteers have added a heralded 32-man recruiting class, and many of the newcomers will get substantial playing time. Tennessee coach Butch Jones Jones says the Vols can't use their youth "as a crutch, an excuse." He made his point by canceling the players' scheduled interviews Monday after a sluggish practice. One week into training camp, Tennessee's newcomers already are making an imp... More>>

Palardy is now in the NFL with the Raiders

Vols seeking new kicking specialist

Tennessee replaces every starter on the offensive and defensive line in 2014, a topic well documented in training camp thus far. But those are not the only units on the field that are undergoing a complete overhaul from 2013. In 2013,Michael Palardykicked off every ball for Tennessee. He dropped back to boom away every punt. He lined up for every field goal and extra point. It was a heavy load for a player that head coachButch Jonesreferred to as the team MVP, one that will require more than ... More>>

Vols redeem themselves on day five of camp Video included

By now we know all about it. Butch Jones was unhappy with the way his team approached practice Monday, and in an effort to refocus them, he banned all players from the media. The question: Did it work? Short answer: Yes.
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Vols WR Blanc out for season with torn achilles

Tennessee wide receiver Cody Blanc will miss the entire season after tearing an Achilles tendon on the opening day of training camp.
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Jones has strong words for young Vols team Video included

Though he knows the team is working hard, Tennessee Coach Butch Jones banned his team from the media after practice struggles.
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Jones cuts Vols off from reporters Video included

Tennessee coach Butch Jones isn't allowing his players to speak to the media until they improve their practice performance.
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DirecTV reaches deal to carry SEC Network

DirecTV has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network when it launches.
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Vols feeling confident about big play potential Video included

The Vols will be heavily relying on youth, but the plus side is that those young guys are incredibly gifted athletes. Those skills should dramatically increase the team's big play potential.
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Young athletes key to Vols' success Video included

Coach Butch Jones said more than half his squad is going through its first fall camp with Big Orange, and that can be a scary thought. More>>

Vols golfer Goss to turn pro Video included

Tennessee men's golfer Oliver Goss announced Tuesday that he will forego his remaining two years of collegiate eligibility and enter the ranks of professional golf.
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Lady Vols softball finish season ranked for 11th straight year

For the 11th consecutive season, the Tennessee softball program has finished the year ranked in both national polls.
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Burdick, Team USA win World 3x3 basketball tournament

With a 15-8 win over host Russia in the gold medal game of the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship on Sunday, the USA women captured a second-straight world championship title with an unblemished 9-0 record. More>>

Burdick, USA move on to Semis

The USA women remained undefeated, taking down Uruguay and France on Saturday at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championship and securing a spot in Sunday’s semifinal round.
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Maddox drafted by Tigers in 18th Round

Tennessee junior infielder Will Maddox was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 18th Round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
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Auburn releases details of Malzahn, Pearl contracts

Auburn has released details of coach Gus Malzahn's six-year, $26.85 million contract, which includes a $500,000 bonus if he leads the Tigers to a national championship. More>>

Burdick, Team USA remain unbeaten at World 3x3

The USA Women’s 3x3 World Championship Team advanced to Saturday's Round of 16 at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Championships in Russia after the U.S. women earned the No. 1 seed out of Pool D on Friday.
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Florida beats Alabama 6-3 to win Women's College World Series

Kirsti Merritt hit a 3-run homer, and Florida defeated Alabama 6-3 on Tuesday night to win its first NCAA softball championship. More>>

Lady Vols' Burdick set for World 3x3 play

Tennessee’s Cierra Burdick and her USA teammates will open play Thursday at the 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Basketball Championship in Russia. More>>

Shipman named finalist for Honda Sports Award for softball

Tennessee All-American shortstop Madison Shipman has been named one of four finalists for the prestigious Honda Sports Award for softball. More>>

Tennessee doubles pair wins national championship

History made. Juniors Mikelis Libietis and Hunter Reese hoisted the Vols’ first NCAA Doubles Championship trophies since 1980, but the hard-fought victory came by the narrowest of margins. More>>

No. 8 Lady Vols beat No. 9 Lady Cats 9-2 for series win

No. 8 Tennessee scored five in the fifth and Ellen Renfroe struck out eight over seven strong innings as the Lady Vols took a 9-2 comeback win over No. 9 Kentucky on Sunday to take the season series.
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5-run 8th lifts No. 6 LSU to series win over Vols, 9-4 Video included

Tennessee rallied from a 4-2 deficit to tie the game in the top of the eighth, but No. 6 LSU answered with a five-run bottom half to clinch the hard-fought series with a 9-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Alex Box Stadium. More>>

Vols RB Alden Hill plans to transfer

Tennessee running back Alden Hill has decided to transfer to another school. Hill tweeted a link to a post on his Instagram account Tuesday in which he said he had "decided to move on for my best interest and find a new home." More>>

Vols lose series finale at Georgia, 7-4

Georgia jumped on No. 21 Tennessee 2-0 in the first inning and never looked back on Saturday, winning the finale 7-4 to clinch the series over the Volunteers. More>>

Missouri indefinitely suspends WR Green-Beckham

Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been suspended indefinitely for an unspecified violation of team rules.
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No. 25 Vols blank No. 4 Vandy, 7-0

Behind a combined two-hit shutout by Kyle Serrano, Andy Cox and Andrew Lee, the No. 25 Tennessee baseball team blanked in-state SEC rival and 4th-ranked Vanderbilt, 7-0, to win the series. More>>

Blaase breaks Vols record in 10,000

Chelsea Blaase broke the Tennessee school record by more than 10 seconds in the 10,000 meter run late Friday night at the Stanford Invitational. Blaase finished the long race in a time of 33 minutes, 13.94 seconds. More>>

Vols lose early lead as Vandy wins, 6-4

Senior Taylor Smart was 2-for-4 and accounted for all four of the Vols’ RBIs on Friday, but No. 25 Tennessee couldn’t hang onto a 3-0 lead as in-state SEC rival Vanderbilt scored six runs in the middle innings to take the series opener 6-4.
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Duke coach Cutcliffe to receive Neyland Trophy

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is the 2014 winner of the Neyland Trophy, an award the Knoxville Quarterback Club gives annually to a major contributor to college athletics.
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Former Vols standout Hopson signed by Cavs

The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers have signed former Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson to a two-year contract.
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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame gets Summitt exhibit

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is dedicating a permanent exhibit to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt that opens Friday as the Women's Final Four comes to Nashville.
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SEC remains unbeaten in NCAA Tournament

It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak non-conference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA tournament.
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Diamond Vols lose series for first time this season

The No. 14 Diamond Vols couldn’t get the bats going against 29th-ranked Auburn on Saturday, dropping back-to-back games and a series for the first time this season as the Tigers won by a 4-2 margin at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
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Vols sweep doubleheader, take series at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 17 Tennessee bounced back from a Friday night loss to win the final two games of a weekend series for the second week in a row, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Missouri to take its opening series of Southeastern Conference action. After dropping Friday night’s contest, 5-2, the Vols rebounded with a 5-1 win in Saturday’s opener and a 4-1 victory in the nightcap. The doubleheader sweep improves UT to 17-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play. Tennessee concludes its s... More>>

No. 19 Vols takes series at No. 24 Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 19 Tennessee captured the series at No. 24 Arizona State with a 6-4 victory over the Sun Devils on Sunday afternoon. The Vols are now 14-1 overall. After dropping the Friday night series opener, 3-1, Tennessee came back to win the final two games, 6-5 on Saturday and 6-4 on Sunday. The Vols scored three runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock and held on for the victory. “[I told the team] how proud I was of them,” said head coach Dave Serrano. “There are not ma... More>>

No. 12 Kentucky upsets No. 5 South Carolina, 68-58

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Bria Goss scored 14 points and No. 12 Kentucky upset No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 12 points for Kentucky (24-7), which will play Sunday in its fourth SEC tournament final in the last five years. The Wildcats won their only title in 1982. South Carolina (27-4), the SEC regular-season champion, had 16 turnovers, most coming in the first 10 minutes. The ... More>>

Grimes leaves Virginia Tech for LSU

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AFTER JUST ONE SEASON AS THE OFFENSIVE LINE COACH FOR THE VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES, JEFF GRIMES IS LEAVING BLACKSBURG AND HEADING SOUTH TO BATON ROUGE TO TAKE THE SAME POSITION WITH L-S-U. More>>

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Vols' Jones stays optimistic after loss to Gators

By STEVE MEGARGEE AP Sports Writer Tennessee coach Butch Jones believes his program is slowly moving forward, even though the results suggests the Volunteers remain stuck in neutral. More>>

SPORTS

Chargers LG Chad Rinehart hurts foot

San Diego left guard Chad Rinehart has hurt his foot in the second quarter against the Tennessee Titans, and his return is questionable. More>>

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