Apr 1, 2014; Stanford, CA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Diamond DeShields (23) controls the ball against Stanford Cardinal forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) during the first half in the finals of the Stanford regional in the 2014 NCAA Tournament at at Maples Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Today On Rocky Top: Diamond DeShields Heading To Tennessee

From the News & Observer

Former North Carolina guard Diamond DeShields is transferring to Tennessee, joining the school where her mother starred in a different sport.

Tennessee announced Thursday that the 2013-14 Atlantic Coast Conference freshman of the year would be continuing her career with the Lady Vols. Under NCAA rules, DeShields must sit out a year before being eligible to play for the Lady Vols in the 2015-16 season, though she will begin attending classes at Tennessee next month. She will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Read more at the News & Observer


From The Chattanoogan

The Tennessee-Florida football game played in mid-September each fall, was always one of the top two or three games of the year in the SEC. In the 1990’s it was one of those two teams practically every year at the top of the SEC East standings. The Gators were national champs in 1996, while the Vols went 13-0 and won it all in 1998.

The Tennessee football team gradually fell upon hard times through the first decade of the twenty-first century, while the Gators under the guidance of Urban Meyer won a pair of BCS Crowns in 2006 and 2008. Now both teams are coming off losing seasons and no bowl games for the first time in years.

Read more at The Chattanoogan


From Bleacher Report

Nike’s prestigious The Opening training and competition event is rapidly approaching, and the Tennessee Volunteers have several commitments and top prospects participating.

Under head coach Butch Jones, the Vols are recruiting at the nation’s highest level.

As a result, many of the top players on their board will be among the 162 elite high schoolers who have received invitations to compete in the July 7-10 event in Beaverton, Oregon.

Two current UT commitments were selected by Student Sports following in-person evaluations at one of the nationwide events, according to the event website. Linebacker Cecil Cherry and wide receiver Preston Williams earned their invitations to compete against the nation’s best.

Read more at Bleacher Report

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