Tennessee Vols morning report: Reaction to Tee Martin hiring

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Reaction to the Tennessee Vols hiring Tee Martin as an assistant coach leads our Volunteers news for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.

We’re through the middle of January, and the Tennessee Vols have already had a much more eventful month than they did in December. That continues this Wednesday with more news across four different sports.

Our morning update on Rocky Top includes the continued coverage of news about a hire the football program made. We then have a men’s basketball game to recap for you as well, continuing the good news on both fronts.

Other sports also get a shoutout, as two Lady Vols achieved recognition in their own way on Tuesday. We’ll get to both of those as well. But let’s start with the impact of the football news that came out earlier this week.

Vols react to Tee Martin hiring – Patrick Brown, GoVols247

The Tennessee Vols bringing Tee Martin home drew major reactions across the Rocky Top community. Former Vols players and coaches along with current players all gave their take on it. ETSU head coach Randy Sanders and all three quarterbacks on the roster this upcoming year also touted the hire.

"Martin had coached at Southern California for the past seven seasons, but Pruitt brought the 2016 247Sports Recruiter of the Year back to his alma mater as an assistant coach on the offensive side of the ball.The hire was universally celebrated by Tennessee fans throughout Tuesday morning, and a handful of former Vols also took to Twitter to celebrate Martin’s return to Tennessee."

Tennessee basketball dominates Arkansas – UTSports

The No. 3 ranked Tennessee Vols men’s basketball team scored another dominating victory Tuesday night in their return home after a two-game road trip. Rick Barnes’s team moved to 15-1 overall and 4-0 in the SEC with a 106-87 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks, who fell to 10-6 and 1-3 in the SEC.

"Jordan Bowden and Lamonte Turner teamed up for 40 points off the bench, leading the team to a season-high 50 points from non-starters. Bowden was perfect from the field until his final shot of the game, finishing the night 6-of-7 from the field and 5-of-6 from behind the 3-point arc.Turner had a season and team-high 21 in the game, finishing the night 6-of-8 from the field, including a trio of 3-pointers."

Bunny Shaw named to CONCACAF Female Best XI – Concacaf.com

Tennessee Lady Vols soccer star Khadijah Shaw was named to the 2018 CONCACAF Female Best XI, joining Jody Brown for their role in a historic season for the Jamaican women’s soccer team. She also finished runner-up for female player of the year to Alex Morgan.

"The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the winners of the 2018 Concacaf Awards. Hirving Lozano and Alex Morgan won the 2018 Male and Female Players of the Year, respectively.The annual awards, which began in 2013 and are being presented for the sixth time, recognize players, coaches and referees at all age levels, who have excelled in Concacaf and FIFA-sanctioned tournaments involving the Confederation’s national teams and clubs."

Stamatia Scarvelis named SEC Women’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week – SECSports.com

Tennessee senior thrower Stamatia Scarvelis was named SEC Women’s Co-Field Athlete of the Week Tuesday after her play in the UAB Invite last weekend. It was the first time in her career she achieved such recognition.

"Tennessee’s Stamatia Scarvelis shattered her own school record in the weight throw, tossing a personal best 22.54m (73-11.5) at the UAB Blazer Invite. Her mark is more than four feet further than any other SEC women’s athlete this season, and she currently leads the country by more than two feet."