Sep 8, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers mascot Smokey leads the team during the Vol walk before the game against the Georgia State Panthers at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

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From Rant Sports

Tennessee and Ole Miss will have their chance this weekend to impress four-star tight end, Daniel Helm (Chatham, Il. Glenwood) after he visited Florida last week.

The 6-4, 220-pound Helm is the sixth ranked tight end according to 247Sports.com and came away impressed with everything while in Gainesville over his spring break.

 

From Go Vols Xtra

An national baseball powerhouse like South Carolina will bring visiting fans to Lindsey Nelson Stadium this weekend.

One sizeable clot of them is supposed to be wearing orange. The guy they’re coming to cheer plays first base for Tennessee.

“They all said they’re gonna wear orange,’’ Scott Price said, not sounding 100 percent convinced.

 

From Nooga.com

Tennessee’s Jasmine Brown, a 2009 graduate of Girls Preparatory School, has been selected as one of the UT’s two finalists for the H. Boyd McWhorter Scholar-Athlete Award.

Brown, who is on track to graduate with a B.S. degree in social work in May, is one of 28 SEC student-athletes—one male and one female from each of the SEC’s 14 member institutions—nominated for the annual honor.

 

From Rocky Top Talk

So now we’re moving on with the new guy, and he’s moving along quite well, thank you very much. Spring practice will conclude with the Orange & White Game two weeks from Saturday, and then we’ll go into the long road of offseason optimism, which will either be tempered or enhanced by whatever happens when things actually count next fall. Either way, it’s Year One because this coach is actually good at math, among other things, and Year One is always a good year for the relationship. There is grace, there is hope, and there is new.

 

From the Orlando Sentinel

Can Tobias Harris consistently defend NBA big men?

You might answer “no” if you had watched 6-foot-10, 250-pound Houston Rockets power forward Greg Smith receive a pass on the right edge of the lane 1 minute, 37 seconds into the Orlando Magic’s loss Monday. Backing Harris down, Smith took three dribbles, pivoted left and used his left arm to shove Harris a couple of feet backward. Smith scored on a right-handed layup.

You might say “yes” if you had seen Dwight Howard collect a pass inside the restricted area midway through the third quarter of the Magic’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on March 12. Howard went up for a layup, but Harris came up from behind and swatted the ball off the glass.

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