SEC Media Days beginning and Tennessee Vols newcomers’ jersey numbers leads our Volunteers news for Monday, July 16, 2018.
It’s time to look forward to another football season with the Tennessee Vols. That’s what today is all about, and the kickoff to look ahead is obviously what leads our morning report. It’s like the start of the buildup to Christmas for college football fans.
As we get set to bring you our morning updates on Rocky Top, we’re talking about SEC Media Days of course. That’s always a huge story. But it’s not the only one to get to today. We also have jersey numbers to bring you and track and field success on the international stage.
Simply put, there’s a lot of stuff to get to today as we begin our excitement in looking forward to a new season. And let’s start the story that leads to that.
SEC Media Days to begin – SECSports
The Tennessee Vols join the other 13 SEC schools in Atlanta to kick off SEC Media Days on Monday. The Texas A&M Aggies, Kentucky Wildcats and LSU Tigers will take the podium on Monday after opening comments from SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. Jeremy Pruitt and his players will take the stage Wednesday. Pruitt is among five coaches who will be taking the stage for the first time, the other ones being Matt Luke of the Ole Miss Rebels, Joe Moorhead of the Mississippi State Bulldogs, Chad Morris of the Arkansas Razorbacks and Jimbo Fisher of the Texas A&M Aggies. Dan Mullen will be taking it with a new school, the Florida Gators.
"WATCH LIVE: SEC Network’s coverage of Media Days"
Jersey numbers for UT newcomers released – Patrick Brown, GoVols247
Tennessee football has released jersey numbers for 25 newcomers, including junior college and graduate transfers along with freshmen who enrolled in the summer. This is all part or UT’s updated roster.
"First-year coach Jeremy Pruitt’s interest on making the Vols a bigger football team is clear as many of the new additions are over 300 pounds, while the roster also revealed what positions a couple of former four-star recruits will play at Tennessee, at least to start their careers."
Track and field Vols compete in Europe – UTSports
Former and current Tennessee Vols track and field players competed on the international stage last week. They took home two gold medals.
"Nathan Strother, who graduated in May, was part of a the winning U.S. 4×400-meter relay team to conclude the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London. Coming back from injury, pro Vol Christian Coleman won his first career Diamond League gold in Morocco.Rising sophomore Jordan West earned some key international experience, taking sixth in the shot put at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Finland."