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  • Vols prep for fall camp opening practice

    Vols prep for fall camp opening practice

    Throughout the course of the year, there are certain days that mean more than others for football fans. Friday is one of those days for Big Orange Nation.
    Throughout the course of the year, there are certain days that mean more than others for football fans. Friday is one of those days for Big Orange Nation.
  • Tennessee opens training camp Friday

    Vols enter preseason camp relying on newcomers

    Vols enter preseason camp relying on newcomers

    Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season. He can only hope the Vols don't produce the usual results of an expansion team. Tennessee opens training camp Friday with a roster that features a 32-man recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services. Many newcomers will have prominent roles as the Vols attempt to end a string of f...
    Tennessee coach Butch Jones says he occasionally feels as though he's running an expansion team because the Volunteers have altered their roster so much since the end of last season. He can only hope the Vols don't produce the usual results of an expansion team. Tennessee opens training camp Friday with a roster that features a 32-man recruiting class ranked among the top five in the nation by multiple services. Many newcomers will have prominent roles as the Vols attempt to end a string of f...
  • Lady Vols host 2014 NCAA tournament semifinalist Stanford

    Lady Vols release 2014-15 non conference schedule

    Lady Vols release 2014-15 non conference schedule

    Tennessee has released a non conference women's basketball schedule that includes matchups with two of last season's Final Four representatives. The Lady Vols host 2014 NCAA tournament semifinalist Stanford on Dec. 20 and travel to 2014 NCAA runner-up Notre Dame on Jan. 19. Tennessee's other home nonconference games are Nov. 14 against Penn, Nov. 17 against Oral Roberts, Nov. 21 against Winthrop, Nov. 24 against Tennessee State, Dec. 3 against St. Francis (Pennsylvania), Dec. 16 against Wichi...
    Tennessee has released a non conference women's basketball schedule that includes matchups with two of last season's Final Four representatives. The Lady Vols host 2014 NCAA tournament semifinalist Stanford on Dec. 20 and travel to 2014 NCAA runner-up Notre Dame on Jan. 19. Tennessee's other home nonconference games are Nov. 14 against Penn, Nov. 17 against Oral Roberts, Nov. 21 against Winthrop, Nov. 24 against Tennessee State, Dec. 3 against St. Francis (Pennsylvania), Dec. 16 against Wichi...
Knoxville, Tn -    It's that time of year for college football's preseason watch lists to be released, and there's a familiar name that's going to be popping up a lot.
   That, of course, is Tennessee linebacker A-J Johnson.
   Johnson found his name on the Bednarik award watch list, given to the nation's best defensive player.    
   That's no surprise considering the talent of the guy that answers to "the beast."
    He easily could have left for the draft last year, but he's back, and he's ready to prove he made the right decision. we'll likely see Johnson on at least two more lists before it's all over. The Nagurski award, which is another one for best defensive player, and the Butkus award, given to the best linebacker.
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