Da’rick Not Transferring and Other Bullets

  • After a slew of rumors circulated that Tennessee Wide Receiver Da’rick Rogers would be leaving the Vols, Da’rick Rogers has been reported to be practicing with the team and seems to have the problems resolved. A Scout.com writer published a story about Rogers possibly transferring last week. Rogers said there was “No controversy” after a team workout today. “Just had some little things to handle off the field, got those handled and now we’re looking forward to becoming a championship-contending team. … If I was a distraction, I really wasn’t trying to be a distraction. It was a situation that we got handled, and everything is good now.” Vol fans everywhere can take a big sigh of relief. Hopefully this is end of Da’rick’s off the field troubles, but that doesn’t seem likely given his past record.
  • Tennessee announced that admission to the Orange and White spring game on April 21 will be free. The move is part of a Fan Appreciation Initiative, or maybe just to boost attendance to compete with Alabama (90,000 plus at last year’s spring game).
  • Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino was in a motorcycle accident yesterday. In a press release by the school, they described the coach’s condition as “pretty banged up.” Petrino is in the hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Tennessee Baseball swept the Alabama Crimson Tide over the weekend. It took some late game heroics in game 3 by Zach Osborne to seal the sweep, but the Volunteers completed a sweep sunday afternoon after finishing a rain delayed game sunday morning and taking the final game in 7 innings after Osborne’s two RBI single gave the Vols a 5-3 lead.
  • Lady Vols Softball took 2 of 3 from Kentucky including a dramatic walk-off home run on Sunday by Shelby Burchell.