The broadcasters for the Tennessee Vols opener against the Georgia State Panthers leads our Volunteers news for Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
It’s the last day in July, and fall camp is two days away. That means is almost football time for Tennessee Vols fans, and looking ahead to the season is continuing to take up a lot of our news coverage at this time.
Our morning update on Rocky Top actually leads with news surrounding the UT opener, this time related to who will be calling the game. We also have some former Vols in the NFL news, as one player continues to gain a lot of love.
Finally, there is some swimming and diving news with over two dozen swimmers in the program making some headlines. So we continue to have a good bit of news for everybody. Let’s start with the football coverage.
Tennessee-Georgia State broadcasters announced – Dan Harralson
The broadcasters for the Tennessee Vols’ football season opener against the Georgia State Panthers have been announced. And in crazy fashion, one of the guys making his debut has an NFL Draft connection to Peyton Manning. That should give you an idea of who we’re talking about, and yes, it’s ironic that his first game as a broadcaster will be a UT game.
"Tennessee will host Georgia State Aug. 31 to kickoff the 2019 season. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by ESPNU. Former Washington State quarterback Ryan Leaf announced that he will be alongside play-by-play announcer Clay Matvick in the broadcast booth for the Vols season-opening game."
Alvin Kamara named No. 14 player in NFL – NFL Network
Former Tennessee football running back Alvin Kamara moved up this year’s NFL Top 100 Players list. Voted annually on by the players in the pros, Kamara is now at No. 14, six spots from where he was his rookie year. The New Orleans Saints running back has already made two Pro Bowl appearances his two years in the pros. That’s pretty impressive for a guy who had to split time throughout his two years on Rocky Top. Here’s what Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul said about him.
"“You don’t know where he’s going to be. You’ve got to be on all cylinders with him, because he’s the all-around back. Very shifty, can run routes good, he can catch the ball out of the backfield. He can give you whatever you’re looking for.”"
26 swimmers headed to National Championships – UTSports
The Tennessee Vols swimming and diving program sent 26 swimmers to the Phillips 66 National Championships. They are set to begin today.
"The national championship meet will be hosted at the Stanford Avery Aquatic Center in Stanford, Calif. Finals for the meet will be aired on the NBC Sports Network with streaming available on usaswimming.org, nbcsports.com or the olympicchannel.com."