Tennessee Volunteers News for March 6, 2014
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Start spring ball in the war room

This afternoon, Tennessee starts spring camp for team #118. They do so with momentum coming out of their winter off-season. In this week's war room, we have more on their winter program including words that are banned from use. Plus, it's going to be a busy weekend on the recruiting front. We have the latest on who's expected in town. It's all inside this week's war room.

R100 OT talks Vols offer, has leader

Offers have been piling up for Rivals100 offensive lineman Richie Petitbon. The stand out from Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga picked up an offer from Tennessee earlier this week and has a clear leader.

Jones sees major interest

Sheriron Jones has six offers and the four-star quarterback said last weekend at the RCS Southern California that more could be on the way.

5-star DB recaps southern swing

Five-star Minkah Fitzpatrick has stayed relatively quiet since the season ended. The Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep defensive back just finished up a series of four visits to southern schools.

Lady Vols' depth brings momentum

Tennessee went deep into its bench against SEC regular-season champion South Carolina - a trend the Lady Vols expect to continue at the SEC Tournament.

Vols starting new season, but quarterbacks remain a familiar...

The four-man battle to be Tennessee’s starting quarterback could be resolved in one week, or it might not be decided until a week before the season opener in August.

Lady Vols have role-playing blueprint for SEC tournament

DULUTH, Ga. — Many hands made for impressive work last Sunday by Tennessee.

Mike Strange: Vols' Senior Day is about continuing the journey...

Senior Day is an occasion for reflection. How have the past four years worked out? Is the college experience ending with a bang or a whimper?

Surging Vols know NCAA tournament ramifications come with regular...

The Tennessee men’s basketball team was well on its way to its most lopsided true road win in 39 years when UT coach Cuonzo Martin demanded focus during a timeout at Auburn Arena.

W. Basketball. SEC Tournament Diaries: Day 1

En route to the SEC Tournament, the Lady Vols stopped by the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on Thursday.

Matchup: Lady Vols vs. LSU

The Lady Vols will take on LSU Friday March 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga.

Softball. SOFTBALL CENTRAL: Tennessee Tournament

No. 3/2 Tennessee hosts the Tennessee Tournament from March 7-9. There will be 13 total games played and UT will face Campbell, Western Kentucky, Georgia Southern and College of Charleston.

John Adams: No. 1 seed likely at stake in SEC women's tournament...

DULUTH, Ga. — Tennessee might cut down nets and collect another trophy at the end of the SEC women’s basketball tournament. But the impact of three victories in as many days wouldn’t be fully realized for another week.

Injuries and moves will leave some positions thinner than expected...

Tennessee will start the spring season with at least six scholarship players out due to injuries.

W. Basketball. Catchings UT's NCAA Volunteer of the Year

Lady Vol legend Tamika Catchings has been chosen as the University of Tennessee's winner of the NCAA Women's Basketball Volunteer of the Year.

Tennessee gets chance against 'big boys' with Arizona State

Tennessee’s baseball team is off to its best start in program history and out to prove it can compete on the national stage.

News Sentinel sports wins six awards in national contest

The News Sentinel received three top-10 writing awards and was named one of the 20 best Sunday sports sections among newspapers with circulations between 75,000-175,000 in the annual contest conducted by the Associated Press Sports Editors, which concluded Wednesday in Indianapolis.

GVX Audio: Aric Thomas joins to talk UT baseball

Aric Thomas, UT Baseball Assistant Coach, joined Vince Ferrara and Evan Woodbery on the show.

QBs must chart their course in spring [$]

They might chart mouthpiece drops. As Tennessee prepares for its second-ever spring football camp under second-year coach Butch Jones, the Volunteers do so with all 12 of their quarterback starts from a year ago trotting back onto Haslam Field Friday afternoon and absolutely nothing remotely settled at the position.

Baseball. BASEBALL CENTRAL: #19 Vols at #24 Sun Devils

The No. 19 Diamond Vols travel to Tempe, Ariz., for their first road series of the season, a three-game set at No. 24 Arizona State from March 7-9. LIVE AUDIO | LIVE VIDEO | LIVE STATS | LIVE BLOG

Football. Vols Bring Cheer To Children's Hospital

Vols Jacob Carter, Mack Crowder, Matt Darr, Cameron Sutton and Justin Worley brought cheer and happiness to East Tennessee Children's Hospital on Thursday. Check it out. VIDEO FEATURE | PHOTOS

Transcript of Butch Jones' pre-spring press conference

Full transcript of Butch Jones' pre-spring press conference at Neyland Stadium Thursday, March 6, 2014. Tennessee's first spring practice will be held at Haslam Field on Friday, March 7 at 4:20 p.m.

W. Tennis. WTENNIS CENTRAL: Ole Miss & Miss. St.

The University of Tennessee women's tennis team wraps up its five-match road stretch in the state of Mississippi this weekend.

M. Basketball. Vol Hoops Central: Missouri (Senior Day)

The Tennessee men's basketball team will play its home finale against Missouri on Senior Day, Saturday, March 8 at 4 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. LISTEN LIVE | WATCH | GAME TRACKER | LIVE BLOG | GAME NOTES | TICKETS

Opportunity presents itself to Ferguson [$]

Stay on top of the latest Tennessee football news with a subscription to InsideTennessee.com. Sign in to learn more about one of the candidates to the Volunteers' starting quarterback in 2014.

Vols' Butch Jones talks injuries on eve of spring practice

Starting tight end Brendan Downs and reserve wide receiver Drae Bowles will miss spring ball due to injury, coach Butch Jones said Thursday during a pre-spring press conference at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones talks Vols football prior to spring...

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones addresses the media prior to Vols spring practice.

Tennessee coach Butch Jones talks Vols starting QB position

Tennessee coach Butch Jones says there is no timetable on the starting quarterback decision heading in to spring practice.

Spring practice for Team 118 starts Friday

Ahh, yes. Spring practice. The hopes, dreams and aspirations of championships dance through the minds of coaches and players alike while the air is filled with the sweet aroma of unbridled expectations. Fresh starts and new beginnings. For Tennessee, 14 newcomers join the ranks and begin their own journeys on Friday as the team looks to improve on a disappointing … Continue reading ? The post Spring practice for Team 118 starts Friday appeared first on VolNation Blog.

Willie Gault, Jackie Walker on College Football Hall of Fame...

Tennessee wide receiver Willie Gault and the late Jackie Walker are among the he holdovers on the 75-player major college ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

Who are they? Jones says identity is top goal

Butch Jones addressed his team concerning the objectives going into his second spring camp as Tennessee's head football coach. The No. 1 priority on the list? Identity.

It won't be boring [$]

Friday, Tennessee will open the most interesting or intriguing spring practice that I have ever seen or have ever covered. And while all the unknowns will bring good storylines over the next month and potentially some good copy if I don't screw it up, it also should bring some reality to the thoughts of the 2014 season. The reality is that this spring will be anything but boring which oftentimes can autumn an adventure.

W. Volleyball. UT Announces Addition of Lear to Volleyball Staff...

Tennessee volleyball head coach Rob Patrick has announced the addition of Erica Lear to the Lady Vols coaching staff.

Breaking down the start of spring ball [$]

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones addressed the media Thursday afternoon to kickoff the start of spring practice as his team will hit the practice field on Friday. Volquest.com's John Brice, Paul Fortenberry and Brent Hubbs analyze the highlights from Jones' media second with this video breakdown.

Football. A Spring for Leaders

Butch Jones enters spring practice at the University of Tennessee with a leg up on much of his roster. Find out why in Brian Rice's feature on the eve of Team 118's first practice.

Chris Spognardi promoted to Vols' director of football operations...

Chris Spognardi has been promoted to Tennessee's director of football operations after serving as an assistant to head coach Butch Jones during his first year and a half in Knoxville.

M. Tennis. M Tennis: #13 Vols vs. Ole Miss

The 13th-ranked Vols continue their homestand Friday, hosting Ole Miss at 2 p.m. Eastern at Barksdale Stadium. Admission is free.

UT unveils Smokey Gray uniforms for men’s basketball

Tennessee unveiled Smokey Gray uniforms for the men’s basketball team on Tuesday, as part of the adidas “Made in March,” uniform collection.  Tennessee will wear the uniforms starting with the SEC tournament coming up on March 12.                     Let’s hope it’s a matter of, “Look good, feel good, play good,” for … Continue reading ? The post UT unveils Smokey Gray uniforms for men’s basketball appeared first on VolNation Blog.

Vols injury list grows, but Butch Jones says players are 'hungry'...

Starting tight end Brendan Downs and reserve wide receiver Drae Bowles will miss spring ball due to injury, coach Butch Jones said Thursday during a pre-spring press conference at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee men's basketball team can unveil 'Smokey Gray' uniforms...

When the Tennessee men’s basketball team donned new gray adidas shoes at a practice on Feb. 28, the team downplayed the notion that similar jerseys would follow. But after the Lady Vols displayed an alternate jersey at a practice this week, the Vols finally showed their hand.

Pre-spring presser; Jones with media [$]

Keep informed on Tennessee football news with a subscription to InsideTennessee.com. Sign in to learn about what was said at Thursday's press conference.

Football. Butch Jones Pre-Spring Presser Transcript

With Team 118 set to being spring practice on Friday afternoon, Butch Jones met with the media on Thursday to discuss the state of the Vols.

Butch Jones pre-spring press conference: Live updates from Neyland...

Tennessee coach Butch Jones will preview the Vols' spring practice season at a press conference Thursday at Neyland Stadium.

Football. Gault, Seivers, Walker On College Hall Ballot

Three Tennessee standouts are included on the 2014 National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame ballot: Willie Gault, Larry Seivers and Jackie Walker.

M. Basketball. Adidas, UT Unveil Made in March Uniforms

adidas and the Tennessee basketball program Thursday unveiled the "Made in March Uniform System" for the 2014 college basketball postseason. PHOTOS

Newcomers Volquest wants to see [$]

Friday afternoon, team #118 takes to the field for the first time. Thursday, head coach Butch Jones will address the media to kick off spring practice. One of the biggest topics throughout the spring will be the impact of Tennessee's newcomers. As Volquest prepares for the start of spring, we offer up what newcomers we are most interested to watch starting Friday afternoon.

Five spring questions for Tennessee Vols

KNOXVILLE — This time a year ago in Tennessee's football program, just about everything was new.

Football. Welcome To Team 118: Owen Williams

Newcomer Owen Williams might be the strongest Vol in the football program. Get to know the Georgia native in our final 'Welcome To Team 118.' WILLIAMS FEATURE

Win tickets to the key SEC Lady Vol softball game against Florida...

Enter today for your chance to win tickets to see the powerhouse Lady Vol softball team take on SEC rival Florida on March 29.

Jay Greeson: 'Saban' rule logically tabled — for now

The 10-second rule has come and gone for now. The debate the last few months about the pace of play in college football and potentially changing the rules has been derailed -- or at least delayed -- with the news that the NCAA rules committee has tabled a rule-change proposal before today's vote.

Talks with Tiano, Tennessee coach continue [$]

Find out about the interest level of Volunteer State football prospects in playing at Tennessee with a subscription to Scout.com. Sign in to read about this Chattanooga-based quarterback from the Class of 2015.

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