Apr 20, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Tyler Page (6) is chased by defensive lineman Jordan Williams (54) 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: SEC Coaches Address Scheduling Issues And More


From Go Vols Xtra

It’s nearly 90 degrees outside, Wimbledon and the College World Series championship just got underway and we’re 65 days from the first college football game.

So, naturally, the media types who cover the SEC spent Monday hashing out the block/charge rule, an uncharacteristic influx of McDonald’s All-Americans and coercion to beef up the non-conference RPI.

Since Butch Jones hasn’t landed a commitment in the past 30 minutes, let’s talk a little hoops.

The SEC staged a summer teleconference for the league’s 14 coaches. The big story was overlooked — that every coach in the league is back for the first time in at least a decade.


From Clarksville Online

Excited about the opportunities before them, a pair of Lady Vols are preparing to begin stints of play abroad with USA Basketball this summer.

Rising University of Tennessee junior Ariel Massengale earned a spot on the USA World University Games Team, which will play July 8th through 15th in Kazan, Russia. Rising sophomore Bashaara Graves, meanwhile, heads to Panevėžys, Lithuania, for the FIBA U19 World


From Bleacher Report

NFL safety Eric Berry was a star player for Tennessee, but it doesn’t appear as if he’s trying to sway his brothers, 4-star cornerback Evan Berry and 3-star safety Elliott Berry, in the Volunteers’ direction.

That’s not to say that Berry’s affiliation with Tennessee won’t give Butch Jones and his staff an “in” with the Berry twins, because it certainly should. The elder Berry doesn’t appear to be pushing the matter, though. Instead, he’s just giving well-rounded advice, according to a report from Michael Carvell of ajc.com, who gives credit to D. Orlando Ledbetter:





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