The Tennessee Vols men’s basketball non-conference schedule being released leads our Volunteers news for Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
After a weekend of fall camp festivities that kicked of the Tennessee Vols preseason, we’re now in full preseason mode for college football. But there are other stories that surprisingly lead the way for us today.
Our morning update on Rocky Top begins with men’s basketball news in relation to its upcoming schedule. Hey, UT is looking like a basketball school, so we have to continue to cover it as much as possible, even in August.
We also have news surrounding Candace Parker and WNBA recognition she received along with men’s golf scheduling. Football, in a rare moment, is not in the news for us today. So let’s start with men’s basketball.
UT basketball non-conference schedule released – Grant Ramey, GoVols247.com
The Tennessee Vols men’s basketball non-conference schedule for 2019-2020 came out Monday. Key games include the Washington Huskies in Toronto on Nov. 16, the Emerald Coast Classic in Florida against the Florida State Seminoles and then the VCU Rams or Purdue Boilermakers on Nov. 29 and Nov. 30, the Memphis Tigers at home on Dec. 14, the Cincinnati Bearcats on the road on Dec. 18, the Wisconsin Badgers at home on Dec. 28, and the Kansas Jayhawks on the road in the Big 12/SEC challenge on Jan. 25.
"The schedule starts with an exhibition game on Oct. 30 at Thompson-Boling Arena against Eastern New Mexico. On Nov. 5, UNC Asheville visits Knoxville and a week later is a third straight home date against Murray State."
Former Tennessee Lady Vol Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks was named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week. She won it while Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
"Elena Delle Donne of the Washington Mystics (2-1) averaged 26.7 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 1.67 bpg (Eastern Conference Player of the Week). Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks (2-0) averaged 18.5 ppg 7.0 rpg, and 2.0 bpg (Western Conference Player of the Week)."
Men’s golf schedule announced – UTSports
The Tennessee Vols 2019-2020 men’s golf schedule was announced Monday by head coach Brennan Webb. UT will open the season in September at the Carpet Capital Collegiate, hosted by the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. That is the first of five tournaments in the fall, which will be followed by four in the spring before SEC Championships begin in April.
"For the start of spring, the Vols will travel outside of the mainland United States for the first time in eight years when they play in the Puerto Rico Intercollegiate in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico in February. The last time they played an event outside of the mainland United States came in 2011 at the Cabo Intercollegiate."