Nov 17, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores corner back Andre Hall (23) attempts to tackle Tennessee Volunteers running back Marlin Lane (15) during the second half at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores beat the Volunteers 41-18. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire

Today On Rocky Top: Vic Wharton Selling Tennessee And More News


From Go Vols Xtra

As good of afootball player as Vic Wharton III has been over the past three seasons, the versatile Independence standout also has exhibited some solid recruiting abilities since becoming the first member of the 2014 class to commit to Tennessee under Butch Jones.

“All of us are doing a lot of recruiting,” Wharton said of the 17 members of his recruiting class. “I took the lead by being the first commit, and then Todd Kelly (Knoxville Webb defensive back) came along and started recruiting with me. We’re just trying to win a national championship before we leave.”


From the Daily News Journal

Cuonzo Martin envisions freshman Darius Thompson on the basketball court this season.

How much?

That will depend on the former Blackman High standout point guard.

“I think he’s playing,” said Martin, who will enter his third season as the Tennessee men’s basketball coach this fall. “There is no question if he’s playing or not. I think the key is if he’s starting or not. That has everything to do with him, and winning it out right.


From Tennessee Sports Radio

Vanderbilt used to be a joke on the field and in recruiting. No longer.

Tennessee finds itself pitted against its rising rival to the west in at least three pivotal in-state recruiting battles. Here are the most prominent in-state prospects that Vandy, the Vols and other programs are battling for:


From the Times Free Press

Less than 24 hours after watching the NBA draft into which he nearly put his name in April, Tennessee’s Jordan McRae will begin trying to raise his stock for next June’s draft.

The Volunteers’ leading scorer last season hopes he can take advantage of an important opportunity he’s been given.



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