Lindsay Schutzler returns to UT softball with visions of national title
Published 10/01/2012 at 9:56 p.m. 5 Comments
As Tennessee three-time All-American Lindsay Schutzler was beginning her duties as the Lady Vols new director of softball operations last month, she came across tape of the 2007 Women's College World Series.
Timing right for Ralph, Karen, Marc Weekly
Published 09/28/2012 at 7:56 p.m.
Ralph Weekly believes timing is everything, and when one considers the path that led him to the University of Tennessee, that would be hard to argue.
Ashlee Burt ready to move on past knee injury
Published 09/27/2012 at 6:52 p.m. 1 Comment
The action heated up between Tennessee and Vanderbilt, the rivals tied 1-1 with some 18 minutes remaining at Regal Soccer Stadium.
Dave Serrano 'excited' about young Vols
Published 09/24/2012 at 11:17 p.m. 9 Comments
Tennessee coach Dave Serrano is two days into full-squad practices for a baseball team undergoing one of the most encompassing makeovers in program history.
Coaching U.S. Elite team same as at UT for Karen Weekly
Published 09/19/2012 at 9:32 p.m.
Tennessee co-head coaches Ralph and Karen Weekly open work in tandem on their 12th Lady Vols softball team when fall drills begin today at Lee Stadium.
ESPN GameDay spotlight will shine on Knoxville
Published 09/13/2012 at 7:36 p.m. 36 Comments
Big-time college football is making an earnest return to Knoxville as two top-25 teams face off in an SEC rivalry game with division-title implications.
Knoxville's ESPN football market a top 10 staple
Published 09/13/2012 at 5:40 p.m. 21 Comments
The Tennessee football team entered the Top 25 this week for the first time since 2008, but Knoxville's college football television fans have maintained a spot in the top 10 since at least 2002 when the city became a metered ...
Phillip Fulmer likes direction Derek Dooley has Vols headed
Updated 09/10/2012 at 6 p.m. 82 Comments
Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer said Florida is vulnerable in Saturday's game at Neyland Stadium against the Vols.
Serrano applying overseas lessons to Vols
Published 08/30/2012 at 8:52 p.m. 1 Comment
Dave Serrano knows high expectations come on Tennessee turf, but the second-year Tennessee baseball coach also understands the process necessary for long-term success.
Fall baseball season a determining factor for Vols' lineup
Published 08/30/2012 at 6:56 p.m.
Tennessee's fall baseball drills are about more than just sharpening skill sets.
Kelsey Robinson shows her leadership against No. 10 Iowa State
Published 08/25/2012 at 11:44 p.m. 2 Comments
Coach Rob Patrick has a vision of what he wants his Tennessee volleyball team to look like at the end of the season.
Service leaves Lady Vols without a smile
Published 08/24/2012 at 10:28 p.m. 3 Comments
Florida State lined up side-by-side on the end line during introductions, tomahawk chopping in unison each time a Tennessee player was announced.
Former Lady Vol DeeDee Trotter takes bronze in 400 meters
Updated 08/05/2012 at 9 p.m. 4 Comments
LONDON — Former Tennessee track star DeeDee Trotter didn't get the gold medal she was seeking, but she came away with a bronze medal in the women's 400 meters Sunday night at Olympic Stadium.
Justin Gatlin wins bronze in fast 100
Updated 08/05/2012 at 9:41 p.m. 14 Comments
LONDON – Justin Gatlin won the bronze medal in the 100 meters Sunday night with a personal-best time of 9.79 seconds at Olympic Stadium.
Justin Gatlin is second fastest in 100
Updated 08/04/2012 at 1:24 p.m. 3 Comments
LONDON — Justin Gatlin fought back tears in the Olympic Stadium tunnel moments before entering to the cheers of 75,000 pumped-up fans.
Tianna Madison opens up after fast start in London
Published 08/03/2012 at 7:55 p.m.
LONDON — Former Tennessee All-Americans Tianna Madison and DeeDee Trotter took advantage of Olympic Stadium's fast track on Friday, each qualifying for their respective events' semifinals.
Bruce Pearl hired by ESPN, will stay in Knoxville
Updated 07/30/2012 at 6 p.m. 78 Comments
Former Tennessee men's basketball coach Bruce Pearl has been hired as an analyst by ESPN.
Trevor Bayne car will honor Pat Summitt
Updated 07/13/2012 at 9:32 p.m. 36 Comments
Pat Summitt's drive to raise awareness for Alzheimer's disease now includes a Tennessee Lady Vols-themed stock car with 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne behind the wheel at Bristol Motor Speedway on Aug. 24.
UT's Matt Kredich soaking up Olympic atmosphere
Updated 07/11/2012 at 10:08 p.m. 1 Comment
Matt Kredich will submerge himself in the atmosphere surrounding the U.S. Olympic swimming team the remainder of this week at the $27 million Allan Jones Intercollegiate Aquatic Center.
UT signee Ben Myhre taking it all in at U.S. Swim Trials
Published 06/27/2012 at 12:04 a.m. 2 Comments
OMAHA, Neb. — Ben Myhre's mission is complete, but today remains an important part of his swimming journey.
Trio of local swimmers make U.S. Trials finals in 100 butterfly
Published 06/26/2012 at 1:16 a.m.
OMAHA, Neb. —Christine Magnuson said it best Monday night.
Christine Magnuson knows it starts at the U.S. Trials
Published 06/24/2012 at 11:09 p.m.
OMAHA, Neb. — Christine Magnuson has enjoyed the view from the top ranks of the professional swimming world over the past four years.
UT sending 17 to U.S. swim trials
Published 06/20/2012 at 1:08 a.m. 2 Comments
It could be a big splash for Tennessee's big orange at the U.S. Olympic swim trials.
C.J. Watson is Bullish on NBA future
Published 06/15/2012 at 10:08 p.m. 1 Comment
C.J. Watson was ready for his opportunity to lead the Chicago Bulls this season, and lead he did, starting 25 games and averaging 23.7 minutes as the team finished with the NBA's best record.
Former players rekindle memories for Phillip Fulmer
Published 06/15/2012 at 8:24 p.m. 143 Comments
Former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer spent much of Friday afternoon driving golf balls at Three Ridges.
Raven Chavanne: 'We'll be back'
Updated 06/03/2012 at 8:40 p.m. 45 Comments
The Tennessee softball team's chartered flight back from Oklahoma City had just lifted off on Sunday when Ralph Weekly began divulging next season's plans.
Lady Vols' WCWS problems began with first inning
Published 06/02/2012 at 9:40 p.m. 16 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tennessee's troubles at the Women's College World Series started and all but ended in the first innings of both games.
Oregon sends Lady Vols home from WCWS, 3-1
Updated 06/02/2012 at 8:48 p.m. 41 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Tennessee softball team arrived at the Women's College World Series on Thursday as a team trying to find itself.
Oregon on the rise, but playing up underdog role
Published 06/02/2012 at 12:08 a.m. 5 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — Two desperate softball teams will be on the field when Tennessee and Oregon meet in an elimination game today (TV: ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.) at the Women's College World Series.
Oregon a must-win for Lady Vols, or 'no more tomorrows'
Updated 06/02/2012 at 12:49 a.m. 9 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tennessee is running out of time and excuses at the Women's College World Series.
After struggles, Ellen Renfroe back on track
Updated 06/01/2012 at 12:34 a.m. 8 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — Ellen Renfroe was stunned, taken aback, and not sure how to react.
Alabama sends Lady Vols to losers' bracket in WCWS, 5-3
Updated 06/01/2012 at 12:15 a.m. 33 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Alabama softball team opened the Women's College World Series with fire in its eyes and thunder in its bats, sending seven players to the plate before Tennessee recorded an out.
Lady Vols, Tide feature prime-time performers
Published 05/30/2012 at 9:32 p.m. 2 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — A glance at the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America team might explain why tonight's Tennessee-Alabama game was selected for the 7 p.m., prime-time slot on ESPN2.
Melissa Brown wants to make up for her last visit to WCWS
Published 05/30/2012 at 9:28 p.m. 5 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — Melissa Brown remembers the optic-yellow ball rocketing off Ashley Andrews' bat and over her head in laser-like fashion toward the left-center field wall at Hall of Fame Stadium on June 6, 2010.
Lady Vols to 'soak it all in' before getting down to business at world series
Published 05/29/2012 at 10:08 p.m. 16 Comments
OKLAHOMA CITY — The young women clad in orange laughed and chatted in the lobby of their hotel before heading to the Women's College World Series team welcome function Tuesday night.
Raven Chavanne sparks decisive rally for Lady Vols in Super Regional
Published 05/27/2012 at 9:36 p.m. 5 Comments
Tennessee All-American Raven Chavanne tried to take it in stride when she went 0-for-4 in Sunday's first game of the NCAA softball Super Regional at Lee Stadium.
Tennessee beats Georgia to advance to Women's College World Series
Published 05/27/2012 at 5:52 p.m. 11 Comments
Tennessee advanced to the Women's College World Series with a 2-1 softball victory in the decisive game of the NCAA Super Regional at Lee Stadium on Sunday.
Oklahoma City on UT's mind
Updated 05/27/2012 at 9:16 p.m. 44 Comments
Lady Vols to play in fifth World Series
UT-Georgia Super Regional a hot ticket
Published 05/26/2012 at 7:28 p.m. 10 Comments
The level of play when the rivals meet might explain why tickets for the Saturday's Tennessee-Georgia NCAA Super Regional softball game at Lee Stadium were being scalped at a 300-percent markup.
Lady Vols pull out 3-2 win, one victory away from World Series
Updated 05/26/2012 at 7:28 p.m. 17 Comments
Tying run on third, one out, top of the sixth inning, slow grounder to second, throw to the plate.
Renfroe with hot hand will start against Georgia
Published 05/25/2012 at 7:56 p.m. 7 Comments
Ralph Weekly epitomizes Tennessee softball's best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series this weekend against Georgia as a "heavyweight fight."
Cuonzo Martin demanding effort on and off court
Published 05/24/2012 at 11:39 p.m. 10 Comments
Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin offered neither excuses nor promises when asked about the men's basketball team having the lowest cumulative GPA among UT athletic programs during the spring semester.
Madison Shipman ready to lead Lady Vols
Published 05/24/2012 at 9:44 p.m. 3 Comments
Tennessee sophomore Madison Shipman is ready to come out swinging against Georgia. But as UT co-head softball coach Ralph Weekly explained, it's nothing personal.
Josh Richardson to gain culture, experience, with Athletes in Action
Published 05/21/2012 at 10:52 a.m. 7 Comments
Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin said he's looking forward to rising sophomore Josh Richardson picking up "some tricks of the trade" from his teammates with the Athletes in Action basketball program these next few weeks.
Lady Vols, Georgia won't surprise one another
Updated 05/21/2012 at 8:08 p.m. 9 Comments
Ralph Weekly was only half-kidding when he said he's glad Tennessee doesn't play Georgia in NCAA softball tournament Super Regional at Lee Stadium until Saturday.
Lady Vols sweep Virginia Tech to advance to Super Regionals
Published 05/20/2012 at 9:16 p.m. 30 Comments
Tennessee advanced to the NCAA softball Super Regionals by sweeping both regional games against Virginia Tech on Sunday at Lee Stadium.
Lady Vols stay alive in NCAA regional
Published 05/19/2012 at 10:16 p.m. 7 Comments
Backs to the wall, the Tennessee softball team came out swinging at the NCAA Regional on Saturday at Lee Stadium to avoid elimination.
Hokies advance to regional title game, 6-1
Published 05/19/2012 at 9:28 p.m. 9 Comments
The irony of Virginia Tech's NCAA regional run at Lee Stadium isn't lost on Hokies coach Scot Thomas. Virginia Tech (42-19), in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008, advanced to today's 1:30 p.m. championship game with a ...
Lady Vols stay alive, face Miami (Ohio)
Published 05/19/2012 at 6:12 p.m. 6 Comments
Tennessee advanced to Saturday night's NCAA softball regional elimination game by run-ruling UAB, 8-0, Saturday afternoon at Lee Stadium.
Miami (Ohio) shuts down Lady Vols, 1-0
Published 05/18/2012 at 11:24 p.m. 26 Comments
Tennessee's talent has not been in question this softball season. The Lady Vols grit and resolve, however, has at times been doubted.