Fisher DeBerry to receive Neyland Trophy

Former Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry has been named 2012 recipient of the Neyland Trophy.

DeBerry, whose final season nearly included an upset victory over UT at Neyland Stadium in 2006, has been named 2012 recipient of the honor, which is presented by the Knoxville Quarterback Club.

DeBerry coached 27 seasons at the U.S. Air Force Academy, the last 23 as head coach. His career record of 169-101-1 (.625) is the best in program history in terms of games won and winning percentage after he guided the Falcons to 17 winning seasons and 12 bowl bids.

The award presentation is at 10 a.m. Saturday at the East Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame banquet at The Foundry.

Neal Wins Nelson Award: Bob Neal is this year's recipient of the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award.

Born in nearby Morristown and raised in Chicago, Neal has compiled an impressive career in both collegiate and professional sports. His work includes play-by-play for the NBA and major league baseball.

These days, Neal serves as anchor of Talkin' Football, Talkin' SEC Football, SEC Hoops Tonight and SportsNite for Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS).

Rowing: The Tennessee Lady Vols varsity four-plus shell earned a silver and bronze medal at Michigan on Saturday.

UT's first varsity four finished more than six seconds ahead of the Wolverine's shell, crossing the finish line in 7 minutes 44 seconds in the morning session and finishing second behind Ohio State. Later in the day, the Lady Vol boat took third behind Ohio State and Michigan.

UT will compete in the Southern Intercollegiate Championships on Saturday at Melton Hill Lake.

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Tau_of_Tennessee writes:

What is the selection criteria for the Neyland Trophy?

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