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Knoxville, TN – No. 13/13 Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball (12-3, 1-2 SEC) faces back-to-back road games in a five-day span, beginning with a Sunday matinee at Georgia (11-5, 2-1 SEC) on Jan. 13th. Tip-off is slated for 2:02pmCT at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, with the game being carried by ESPN, the Lady Vol Radio Network and SiriusXM.
This marks the 68th meeting between these programs in a series that ranks behind only UT-Vanderbilt (80 games) for most times played by Big Orange women’s hoops. The Lady Vols will try to respond in positive fashion from back-to-back home losses to Missouri (66-64) and #16/16 Kentucky (73-71).
Knoxville, Tn –#7/9 Tennessee won its ninth game in a row, taking down #9/8 Texas A&M, 81-58, on Thursday night at Thompson-Bolina Arena.
The victory for Tennessee (13-2, 3-0 SEC) was their third over a Top-10 opponent this season and fourth over a ranked team during the nine-game win streak.
The Lady Vols have three wins over Top-10 teams for the first time since their last National Championship season, 2007-08, when Tennessee beat eight Top-10 teams in their 36-2 campaign.
Alexa Middleton #33 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers, Nia Moore #1 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and Kortney Dunbar #13 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during the SEC game between the Tennessee Lady Volunteers and the Texas A&M Aggies at Thompson-Boling Arena. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Athletics
Knoxville, Tn –The Tennessee Lady Vols held a media session and open practice period Wednesday in advance of Friday’s season opener vs. Penn.
No. 4/4 UT and the Quakers will meet at Thompson-Boling Arena in a contest slated to tip at 7:02pm ET and be streamed live by SEC Network+.
The contest will be the first between the two programs and only Tennessee’s second vs. a school from the Ivy League. The Lady Vols, who were ranked No. 1 at the time, toppled Princeton, 107-39, on Dec. 20th, 2005, in their only other meeting with an Ivy program.
UT Lady Vols prepare for Penn on Friday night at Thompson-Boling Arena (UTSports.com)
Knoxville, Tn –Senior quarterback Justin Worley threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more as Tennessee pounded Chattanooga, 45-10, before 93,097 on Homecoming at Neyland Stadium. The Vols ended a three-game losing streak and evened their record at 3-3.
Worley finished the day 19-of-24 for 198 yards connected with Johnathon Johnson twice and Marquez North once for touchdowns. Worley became the first Vols quarterback with a pair of rushing scores in a game since Casey Clausen ran for a two 1-yard TDs in a 2002 Citrus Bowl win over Michigan.
Quarterback Justin Worley #14 of the Tennessee Volunteers runs for a touchdown during the Homecoming game between the UT Chattanooga Mocs and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. (Photo By Randy Sartin/Tennessee Athletics)
Knoxville, Tn –Florida’s winning streak against the Vols continues.
Florida took its first lead of the game with 6:20 left in regulation and held on for a 10-9 victory over Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC). It was the Gators (3-1, 2-1 SEC) 10th consecutive victory in the series, dating to a 30-28 Vols’ victory on Sept. 18th, 2004, on a last-second field goal by James Wilhoit.
Florida’s quarterback change from Jeff Driskel to Treon Harris proved to be the difference for the Gators getting their offense kick-started. He led the Gators to both of their scoring drives and their 10 fourth-quarter points.
Knoxville, Tn –The University of Tennessee football team won its 20th home opener in a row in front of a sell-out crowd of 102,455, defeating the Utah State Aggies, 38-7, on Sunday night at Neyland Stadium.
In the 2014 opener, the Vols played a record 20 true freshmen and 10 newcomers, which surpassed the 2011-12 record number of 12 true freshmen seeing action.
Senior Justin Worley had a complete night under center, going 27-for-38 for 273 yards, marking career highs for completions and attempts. His 13 straight completions were good the fourth best in school history. Worley’s three touchdown passes also tied his career high.
Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Pig Howard (2) celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against Utah State Aggies linebacker Nick Vigil (41) (not pictured) during the first half at Neyland Stadium. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)
Knoxville, Tn – Tennessee released its non-conference women’s basketball schedule Thursday, and nine of 13 opponents are coming off postseason action a year ago, headlined by NCAA Final Four teams Notre Dame and Stanford, and WNIT champion Rutgers.
UT, which returns four starters and nine of 10 letterwinners from last season’s 29-6 SEC Tournament Championship team, was ranked No. 3 in Charle Crème’s April 21st espnW Pre-Preseason Top 25.
Tennessee Lady Vols release non-conference schedule (UT Sports Information)
Knoxville, Tn – Former Tennessee basketball standout Jarnell Stokes made his NBA Summer League debut Saturday, totaling 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks as his Memphis Grizzlies squad defeated Oklahoma City 84-63 in Orlando, Fla.
The 35th overall pick in last month’s draft, Stokes is one of at least three former Vols who will be playing in this year’s NBA Summer League. Fellow 2014 draft pick Jordan McRae (Philadelphia 76ers) and Renaldo Woolridge (Los Angeles Lakers) begin summer league action next weekend in Las Vegas.
Former UT Vol Jarnell Stokes makes NBA Summer League debut (UT Sports Information)
Knoxville, Tn –There were 46 NCAA players selected in Thursday’s NBA Draft, and two of them were Tennessee Volunteers. Jarnell Stokes was picked 35th overall, and Jordan McRae was taken with the 58th pick.
Stokes and McRae are Tennessee’s 44th and 45th all-time NBA Draft picks, respectively. Stokes was drafted by the Utah Jazz then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs and then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes and Jordan McRae drafted into NBA (UT Sports Information)