Tennessee is on the verge of making the type of history it would rather avoid.
The Volunteers (4-6, 1-5 SEC) will finish below .500 for a fourth straight year unless they win the rest of their games. Tennessee hasn’t had four straight losing seasons since 1903-06.
If Tennessee wins Nov. 23 against Vanderbilt and Nov. 30 at Kentucky, it would become bowl eligible for the first time since 2010. That gives Tennessee incentive for the rest of the season.
From The Tennessean
“This schedule will be a challenge for our young squad, but we’ve always played a tough schedule and will continue to do so,” Tennessee co-head coach Ralph Weekly said. “Great early season competition prepares us for the demanding SEC schedule and the postseason. We look forward to the challenge.”
Defensive lineman Cory Thomas committed to Tennessee on Monday evening, giving the Vols six total pledges who project to play on the defensive line in the Vols’ class of 2014.
Thomas, a 6-foot-6, 270-pound native of McCalla, Ala., is yet another big, versatile defensive lineman who could play a few different spots on the D-line in Knoxville.
From TN Sports Radio
The Tennessee Lady Vols moved up a notch in the first regular season women’s basketball poll after whacking previously-11th-ranked North Carolina 81-65 in Chapel Hill. The Lady Vols moved to third after that win and after Stanford lost.
Here is the first regular season coaches Top 25 from USA Today:
The first regular-season USA TODAY Sports Top 25 women’s basketball coaches poll, with team’s RECORDS THROUGH MONDAY in parentheses, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, ranking in the preseason poll (Oct. 30) and first-place votes received: