Tennessee forward Jeronne Maymon isn’t worried about his playing status for the upcoming season even though he still has work to do in his recovery from an injured left knee that sidelined him last year.
Maymon says he feels “between 67 percent and 73 percent,” but he isn’t feeling any pain or discomfort. The 6-foot-7 senior explained the discrepancy by saying he can’t feel as if he’s 100 percent until he’s back in peak condition.
From Rocky Top Talk
Tennessee running back Tony Thompson played alongside some incredible names in Knoxville. At first, it seemed he’d be the odd man out with elite runners Reggie Cobb and Chuck Webb standing between him and playing time.
As his career unfolded, however, that was far from the case. Thompson became a star throughout a two-year period in 1989-90 when the Vols went 20-3-2 and won a Sugar Bowl over Virginia and the Moores. Thompson’s legend was cemented in 1990 when he finished an All-SEC season with a league-leading 1,261 rushing yards and the game-winning score against the Cavaliers.
From Go Vols Xtra
N.C. State is coming and Marco Harris is climbing.
Tennessee men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed to the News Sentinel on Friday afternoon that a home game against N.C. State has been added to the Vols’ 2013-14 non-conference schedule and Harris will be promoted to the program’s director of basketball operations position.
“It’s a good fit,” Martin said of Harris, who served as UT’s student-athlete welfare coordinator the past two seasons. “Marco will be locked in on the operations and administrative side.”
From Go Vols Xtra
University of Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes scored 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting, grabbed four rebounds and had a steal as the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National team beat China 113-57 in the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic.
Through two games, Stokes is averaging 12.5 points per game, good for third on the team behind incoming Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon (14.5 ppg) and Houston, Texas, high school player Justise Winslow (14).
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