Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers fans line up for autographs before the spring Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Tennessee Volunteers News 5/11


From Go Vols Xtra

With his pitch count high and the game seemingly in hand, Tennessee right-hander Zack Godley did what he does best going into the ninth inning Friday night.

“I just throw until Coach tells me not to throw anymore,” Godley said.

Godley threw a 1-2-3 ninth inning, his fourth quick inning of the game, and the Vols had 13 hits off the SEC’s best pitching staff in an 8-3 victory over No. 14 Arkansas in front of 9,110 at Baum Stadium.



Southeastern Conference officials have announced that the SEC Softball Tournament Semifinals have been moved to Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET, respectively, due to continuing inclement weather in the Lexington, Ky. area.

Saturday’s semifinal between No. 5 Georgia and No. 1 Florida will air live on ESPNU while the second semifinal featuring No. 3 Missouri and No. 2 Tennessee will air on ESPN3. The championship game slated for Saturday at 8 p.m. ET remains as scheduled and will air live on ESPN.


From Nooga.com

Tennessee guard Jordan McRae has earned an invitation to the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, an event held in Washington D.C. from June 28-30 and hosted by Nike and Durant, one of the NBA’s top players who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder.


From Go Vols Xtra

John Collins can point to the worst moment of his college tennis life. Friday, he got a candidate for the best moment.

In November 2011, Collins was a junior at the University of Maryland, the state in which he was born and raised. That’s when the word came the school was cutting men’s tennis to save money.

“It sucks,’’ Collins said Friday. “I don’t think my heart has ever hung that low. Ever. It was brutal.’’




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