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Vols Squeak by UMass Minutemen, 17-13

Vols Squeak by UMass Minutemen, 17-13

On a hotter-than-normal late September Saturday, the University of Tennessee Volunteers hosted the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. UMass came to Neyland Stadium 0-4, having suffered losses to Hawaii, Coastal, Old Dominion, and Temple. The Vols, still reeling from the heartbreaking loss to Flordia last week, came into this contest 3-1. Predictions had UT steamrolling over [...]

VOL Report: UT Turns Attention to UMass

VOL Report: UT Turns Attention to UMass

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, defensive tackle Kendal Vickers and wide receiver Marquez Callaway met with the media on Monday in the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio to preview this weekend’s game against UMass and talk about moving forward following the loss at Florida. Details a Point of Emphasis for Vols this Week  Jones praised his team’s will to [...]

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

#23 Vols Fall at #24/25 Florida, 26-20

No. 23 Tennessee fought back from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game, but No. 24/25 Florida’s Hail Mary pass gave the Gators a 26-20 win on Saturday night at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Tennessee (2-1, 0-1 SEC) entered the second half trailing, 6-3, and fell behind by as much as 10 points [...]

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

Patriots Succumb to Admirals, 33-6

The Jefferson County Patriots welcomed the Farragut Admirals to Leroy Shannon Field and left a bit downtrodden by the end of the evening. The number four Admirals were quick to get on the board early in the first quarter with a breakout run. The Patriots were able to block the extra point to keep the [...]

Patriots Swat the Hornets, 35-7

Patriots Swat the Hornets, 35-7

The Jefferson County Patriots invaded Carter High School Friday night, in a big way. It wouldn’t take long for Jefferson County, still feeling the 23-0 loss against Bearden the week before, to take their frustration out against the Hornets. Topping off the first drive of the game, Clay Woods dove into the endzone after breaking [...]

Vols Edge Georgia Tech, 42-41, in 2OT

Vols Edge Georgia Tech, 42-41, in 2OT

Junior running back John Kelly dashed for four touchdowns and racked up 128 rushing yards to help lead No. 25/24 Tennessee to a double-overtime victory against Georgia Tech in the Vols’ season-opening Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “That was a very good college football game,” Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said. ”I have a lot of respect for [...]

UT Prepares for 2017 Volunteer Football Season

UT Prepares for 2017 Volunteer Football Season

Ten days from now, UT will welcome Vol fans and visitors to Rocky Top for the first home football game of the season. The Vols will face the Indiana State University Sycamores at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 9, in Neyland Stadium. Parking and Traffic New this year is the closing of Peyton Manning Pass to [...]

Patriots Knock the Wind Out of the Hurricanes, 26 – 6

Patriots Knock the Wind Out of the Hurricanes, 26 – 6

The Jefferson County Patriots hosted a rare Thursday night game against the Morristown East Hurricanes this week at Leroy Shannon Field. It didn’t take Jefferson County long to set the tone for the game, which was total domination. After winning the coin toss, the Patriots elected to defer to the second half. On the Hurricanes’ [...]

Four Vols Named to Preseason Coaches All-SEC Teams

Four Vols Named to Preseason Coaches All-SEC Teams

The No. 24/25-ranked Tennessee football team had four players named to the Preseason Coaches All-SEC teams as announced by the Southeastern Conference on Wednesday afternoon. Senior Evan Berry collected second-team recognition as a return specialist, while senior offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, junior wide receiver Jauan Jennings and redshirt senior punter Trevor Daniel grabbed third team [...]

Patriots Sneak by Smoky Bears in Season Opener, 6 – 3

Patriots Sneak by Smoky Bears in Season Opener, 6 – 3

Friday night lights were burning once again at Leroy Shannon Field. The Jefferson County Patriots welcomed a packed house to open the 2017 season against the Sevier County Smoky Bears. The county line rivalry proved itself to be just as strong as ever, and the Patriots were ready for a Bear hunt. The Patriots were [...]

Vols Camp Report: Newcomers and Veterans Stepping Up

Vols Camp Report: Newcomers and Veterans Stepping Up

Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones, assistant head coach Robert Gillespie and three student-athletes spoke to reporters after Tuesday’s fall camp practice at Haslam Field. Vols Reward Eli Wolf With Scholarship Jones and the team surprised sophomore tight end Eli Wolf at the start of practice when Jones announced that the former walk-on has been [...]

Bucks Second Half Surge Falls Short Against Hokies

Bucks Second Half Surge Falls Short Against Hokies

Despite keeping Virginia Tech scoreless in the first half on 14 shots, the ETSU men’s soccer team could not find the net as the Bucs dropped a 1-0 decision in a season opening exhibition Tuesday night in Summers Taylor Stadium. After falling behind on a goal by Virginia Tech’s Marcelo Acuna in the 52nd minute, [...]

FORMER PIONEER FIRES 63 TO QUALIFY FOR WEB.COM EVENT

FORMER PIONEER FIRES 63 TO QUALIFY FOR WEB.COM EVENT

Former Tusculum golfer Brad Hawkins posted a nine-under par 63 to qualify for this weekend’s News-Sentinel Open presented by Pilot. Hawkins carded nine birdies and nine pars to post the low score of the day on the par-72, 7,036-yard Three Ridges Golf Course layout.  He was one of six individuals to qualify in the 104-player [...]

Eight Set For Induction in to Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame

Eight Set For Induction in to Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame

Tennessee Athletics announced its eight-person 2017 induction class for the Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday. The star-studded class includes Monica Abbott (softball), the late Ray Bussard (coach; men’s swimming), Phillip Fulmer (coach; football), Justin Gatlin (men’s track), Todd Helton (baseball), Jeremy Linn (men’s swimming), the late Gen. Robert Neyland (coach; football) and Delisa Walton Myricks (women’s [...]

Greater Knoxville HOF Inducts 2017 Class

Greater Knoxville HOF Inducts 2017 Class

The Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame welcomed 10 members of the local athletic community to their most recent class at the 36th annual dinner and induction ceremony held on Thursday, Aug. 3 at the Knoxville Convention Center. Among the inductees were four individuals with close ties to University of Tennessee athletics. Former offensive lineman [...]

Statistical Analysis of Batter Productivity from Changed Strike Zone Could Spell Trouble

Statistical Analysis of Batter Productivity from Changed Strike Zone Could Spell Trouble

New statistical analysis examining changes in batter productivity as a result of the recently changed strike zone could raise concern for the Major League Baseball Players Union and individual baseball players. University of Florida Assistant Professor of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management Brian Mills will present new findings on this subject August 1 at the [...]

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