Sep 8, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteer pioneer mascot cheers with the fans against the Georgia State Panthers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee defeated Georgia State 51-13. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Tennessee Volunteers News 4/12

From the Times Free Press

After Tennessee finished Thursday morning’s practice with only four healthy scholarship receivers, all Zach Azzanni could do was shake his head and count them on his hand.


From Go Vols Xtra

Ralph Weekly stopped mid-story, repositioning his hat and squinting ferociously in attempt to retrieve a distant memory.

The Tennessee softball co-head coach started to recall a game that he said perfectly embodied senior Melissa Brown’s career at UT.

He described a scenario: UT’s third baseman was hit by a line drive and had to exit the game. Brown was summoned from the dugout to replace the injured starter.



After defeating Colin Kaepernick by a 53% to 47% margin in the Quarterfinal round of the Madden 25 Cover Vote, VFL Arian Foster has reached the Final Four!

He will face off against Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings in the semifinal round of the vote as the best of the New School side of the bracket.


From the UT Daily Beacon

Throughout spring practice, a goal of the Tennessee football team has been to develop consistency and fight through adversity on both sides of the ball. At Thursday morning’s practice, the offense took a step toward that objective.

“What I liked about today was the different situations we put the guys in,” offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian said.


From Rocky Top Talk

Tennessee Volunteer head coach Butch Jones continues his PR spin on the responsibility campaign for his players with what he calls the “Circle of Life.”After breaking down the video, he informs each player of the mistakes they made, including loafs. The team then forms a circle, and everyone who made a mistake has to go to the middle and admit his number of mistakes, and then the team has to do an up down for each one. My favorite part of this whole thing? A missed tackle constitutes a “loaf.” Good.



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