Mar 17, 2013; Bristol, TN, USA; NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Danica Patrick (left) speaks with Tennessee Volunteers head football coach Butch Jones before the Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Tennessee Volunteers New 5/19

From Go Vols Xtra

The time, careers and awards all came down to one fleeting moment.

Tennessee’s Varsity 8 finished the Conference USA Rowing Championship grand final in 6 minutes, 37.88 seconds on Saturday at Melton Hill Lake. If the Lady Vols had taken only 1.42 seconds off of their total time, they could have come away with gold.

Tennessee placed second overall with a score of 57 points, only six points behind champion, Oklahoma. The Varsity 8 final meant the six-point difference.



A walk-off triple by Rainey Gaffin to deep right center field in the bottom of the 11th inning brought Cheyanne Tarango around to score from first base and gave the Tennessee softball team a 1-0 victory over NC State to stay perfect in NCAA Tournament play Saturday.

The 11-inning game matched the longest game in Tennessee history and marked the seventh time the Lady Vols have played into the 11th inning. It was just the second time UT has reached the 11-inning mark in the NCAA Tournament, the only other time coming against No. 1 Michigan on June 5, 2005 in the Women’s College World Series.


From the Times Free Press

Butch Jones says his job is nonstop.

Even during the slowest time on the college football calendar, when there’s a break between spring and summer classes and some brief down time for players after spring practice and before the summer workout program, Tennessee’s first-year coach is constantly on the go.

Yet even amid his travels to various speaking arrangements, fan and alumni events and booster receptions, and his long hours in the offices in Knoxville, Jones takes time to review the work he’s done running the Volunteers’ program.


From Fansided

It looked like the Maryland Terrapins were set to land Memphis Tigers point guard transfer Antonio Barton, as Barton hails from Baltimore and a source close to the Baltimore Sun referred to Maryland’s chances as “a layup”. Now, those chances are at a “three point shot”, because another source told writer Don Markus that the Tennessee Volunteers could keep Barton in the state of Tennessee after hosting Barton on a visit in Knoxville either on Wednesday or Thursday.





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