Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Deanthonie Summerhill (24) runs with the ball during the second half of the spring Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Vols Receive Sportsmanship Award And More


From NBC Sports

One of themore gruesome injuries in recent memory occurred in late October, with South Carolina running back suffering a severe and devastating knee injury.

The Gamecocks reaction to their fallen teammate was typical as the entire squad gathered around the running back, who had just suffered the second serious knee injury of his career.  The reaction of the Gamecocks’ opponents, the Tennessee Volunteers, was somewhat atypical, though; the Vols, like their SEC foes, gathered around Lattimore as well as the back was being tended to by USC medical personnel and loaded onto a cart for further treatment.


From the UT Daily Beacon

R.A. Dickey, SP—Toronto Blue Jays

Dickey is one of the most intriguing stories in all of baseball. Last season included a rebirthing of his career with the New York Mets that led to his crowning as the NL Cy Young Award winner. After being traded to the Blue Jays when contract issues arose, the fairytale story for the Knuckleballer has incurred a few bumps and bruises. A 5.11 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, along with eight losses, have overruled the 38-year-old Dickey’s resurgence. Experts predicted a slight backtrack for the Knuckleballer but many didn’t expect Dickey to return to his early-career struggles with command. Dickey’s roller coaster season should continue with an occasional quality start sprinkled in the midst of his command struggles.


From Go Vols Xtra

Peyton Manning shook hands with golfers at the Fox Den Country Club in Farragut on a drizzly and overcast Monday morning, thanking them for supporting his long-running charity tournament.

By Monday afternoon, Manning planned to change into athletic wear and head over to the Tennessee campus to start tossing footballs.

Both the golf and the on-campus workouts are annual traditions.


From Go Vols Xtra

The news found Nick Senzel the same week he was preparing for his final run at a state championship with the Farragut High School baseball team, and it shook his college pledge to its core.

Senzel, an infielder who had signed with the University of Georgia in November, learned that the university fired longtime coach David Perno on May 19.

Compartmentalizing his concerns was key.

“I told my dad that I wanted to focus on the state championship and the state tournament (May 21-24) and then we’ll worry about the college situation,” he said. “And that’s what we did.”




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