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    Joe Doyle named Freshman All-American by USA Today ByPatrick Brown Dec 13, 5:05 PM Another Tennessee freshman has been tabbed with a postseason accolade. Punter Joe Doyle, a redshirt freshman walk-on from the Knoxville area, was named to the USA Today Freshman All-American Team this week. Doyle was the main reason the Vols ranked 36th nationally in net punting, which takes into account return yardage allowed and touchbacks, and allowed just nine returns, the fourth-fewest in the SEC, in 12 games this season. The former Farragut High School standout won the preseason competition against freshman Paxton Brooks for the punting role and ensured Tennessee didn't suffer too severe a drop-off at the position after Trevor Daniel, who was one of the nation's best punters the past three seasons for the Vols, moved on to the NFL, where he's now the punter for the Houston Texans after signing with the team as an undrafted free agent. In a Thursday tweet, Doyle thanked his coverage team and long snapper Jesse Medford for their roles in his success. "This honor is much bigger than one person. This goes to all of the guys who cover downfield and of course the snapper @_Medford . Thank you all for making this happen!" Doyle tweeted. Tennessee currently has five former punters starting in the NFL in Daniel, Britton Colquitt (Browns), Dustin Colquitt (Chiefs), Matt Darr (Bills) and Michael Palardy (Panthers), and Doyle might be next in line after doing a solid job in 2018. Doyle hit 12 punts for 50-plus yards this season, and his 41.1-yard averaged ranked second among all freshmen in Power 5 Conferences. No punter in the SEC punted more times than Doyle. His 65 punts were returned eight times for just 15 yards, the fewest allowed by any full-time punter in the SEC. Doyle led the SEC in total punting yards (2,673) and ranked tied for second in the conference and second nationally among freshmen by putting 23 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. He prompted fair catches on 43 percent of his punts (28 of 65). Doyle is the eighth Tennessee freshman to earn Freshman All-American honors in the past six years, joining wide receiver Marquez North and cornerback Cameron Sutton in 2013, defensive end Derek Barnett, offensive lineman Jashon Robertson and return specialist Evan Berry in 2014, offensive lineman Chance Hall in 2015 and offensive lineman Trey Smith in 2017. Joining Doyle from the SEC on the USA Today Freshman All-American Team were Alabama wide receiver Jaylen Waddle and defensive back Patrick Surtain II and Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore also were among the team's headliners. Chris Rumph II, the son of Tennessee outside linebackers coach Chris Rumph, also made the team as a defensive end after totaling collected 24 tackles, eight tackles for loss and three sacks for Duke.

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    Vols beat Memphis in foul plagued game

    Tennessee vs. Memphis - Game Summary - December 15, 2018 - ESPN WWW.ESPN.COM Get a summary of the Tennessee Volunteers vs. Memphis Tigers basketball game  

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    Added a new Holiday theme for Christmas

    I add this new holiday to get our spirits up for the holidays. Obviously the football team ain't helping this year with that So anyway this should default to this theme. If you want to go back to the standard one it is quite easy. Just scroll down to the bottom of the site and hit the drop for "Theme"   Then select Voltalk default skin 2nd version. This will take you back to the default one. I just thought I would add this for a little holiday spirit.   Thanks folks  

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    Ex-Vols QB Dormady transferring again

    Former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady is on the move again. After leaving the Vols earlier this year as a graduate transfer and spending the 2018 season at Houston, Dormady is heading elsewhere to play his final season of eligibility. Dormady on Tuesday morning announced via Twitter he would transfer to Central Michigan and play the 2019 season with the Chippewas, who earlier this month hired former Florida coach Jim McElwain as their new head coach. The move to Houston didn't pan out for Dormady, who completed just two of the five passes he attempted in his two appearances against Rice and Arizona in September, and because he played less than four games, he was able to take advantage of college football's new redshirt rules and preserve one more season of eligibility. "I would like to start out by thanking everyone who has been there to support me and helpme get back to being 100% healthy," Dormady wrote in a note accompanying his announcement tweet. "I would also like to thank the University of Houston for the past six months! During that time I was able to redshirt, which allowed me to get healthy, stronger and faster. I now have the opportunity to play my final collegiate season at Central Michigan University! "Thank you Coach McElwain and Coach (Kevin) Barbay for this opportunity. I am excited for this new adventure at CMU! Let's get to work!" Dormady, a former four-star prospect out of Texas, joined the Vols as an early enrollee in 2015 and spent two seasons as the backup to Joshua Dobbs. https://247sports.com/college/tennessee/Article/Former-Tennessee-Vols-QB-Quinten-Dormady-transferring-Houston-to-Central-Michigan-126212696/?fbclid=IwAR3oQMKQkrKxHQlaigMP4xkIdynOJdewyH4jJ0Qx6XQcvmeokx5qOurjrhI  

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    FedEx Forum soldout for No. 3 Tennessee vs. Memphis

    The first true road game of the season will be a sold-out atmosphere for No. 3 Tennessee. The Vols (7-1) play at Memphis (5-4) at noon Eastern Time on Saturday (TV: ESPN2) inside a now sold-out FedEx Forum. A Memphis spokesperson confirmed to the Commercial Appeal on Monday that the game is sold out. The arena has a capacity of 18,119. Tennessee jumped four spots Monday in the Associated Press Top 25 after knocking off Gonzaga, the poll’s previous No. 1, on Sunday in the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix. The Tigers, under first-year head coach Penny Hardaway, are off to a 5-4 start, but have won their last two, beating South Dakota State, 88-80, and UAB, 94-76. Tennessee, with its highest ranking since beating then-No. 1 Memphis and taking over the top spot at FedEx Forum in 2008, is the toughest task on a schedule that has already tested the Tigers. They’ve faced Power 5 programs in LSU, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, losing all three games. They fell to Charleston on Nvo. 25, too. "Tennessee is its own monster within itself," Hardaway said, according to the Commercial Appeal. "But playing those teams, there's not a 'wow' factor with how big they are going to be, how fast they are going to be, or how physical they are going to be.” The two programs on Saturday are starting a three-year contract, with games in Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville. Memphis will travel to Thompson-Boling Arena in 2019-20 and the neutral-site game will be played at Bridgestone Arena during the 2020-21 season. The contract was signed before Hardaway replaced former Memphis coach Tubby Smith. Barnes last week credited his relationship with Smith as part of the reason the rivalry is back on. Tennessee holds a 14-11 advantage in the all-time series, but Memphis has won the last three meetings, winning in the Maui Invitational in 2011, in Memphis in 2012 and in Knoxville in 2013. “When you think about Memphis, they’ve had one of those great basketball towns,” Barnes said. “It has been. I mean, I grew up watching Memphis State play. I know how important basketball is to Memphis. I know how important now it is to the University of Tennessee.” Freshman point guard Tyler Harris, a Memphis native who picked the Tigers over the Vols as a four-star prospect out of Cordova High School, leads the Tigers in scoring (16.2 points per game) and 3-point percentage (39.5 percent). "I know a lot about it,” Harris told the Commercial Appeal. “I'm a Memphis kid. I was there in 2008 when it was No. 1 vs. No. 2, and I see a lot of things on social media about Memphis-Tennessee. So yeah, I'm aware of it.” Tennessee spent three weeks ranked in the top three during that 2008 season, including a week at No. 1 after the then-second-ranked Vols took down No. 1 Memphis on the road. With the Vols going back as the No. 3 team in the country, Barnes said last week he hopes Saturday’s game is just the starting point of the renewed rivalry. “It’s something I hope we can keep going,” Barnes said.    

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    BIG win for BasketVols

    #1 Zags go down. Schofield with 30 points including some huge 3s down the stretch.

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  • Tennessee Vols Basketball Schedule

    OCTOBER

    Wednesday, Oct. 31 — Tusculum at Tennessee (W) 87-48

    NOVEMBER

    Tuesday, Nov. 6 — Lenoir-Rhyne at Tennessee (W) 86-41

    Friday, Nov. 9 — Louisiana at Tennessee (W) 87-65

    Tuesday, Nov. 13 — Georgia Tech at Tennessee (W) 66-53

    Wednesday, Nov. 21 — Louisville vs. Tennessee (Brooklyn) (W) 92-21

    Friday, Nov. 23 — Kansas vs. Tennessee (Brooklyn)(L) 81-87

    Wednesday, Nov. 28 — Eastern Kentucky at Tennessee

    DECEMBER

    Sunday, Dec. 2 — Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Tennessee

    Sunday, Dec. 9 — Tennessee vs. Gonzaga (Phoenix)

    Saturday, Dec. 15 — Tennessee at Memphis

    Wednesday, Dec. 19 — Samford at Tennessee

    Saturday, Dec. 22 — Wake Forest at Tennessee

    Saturday, Dec. 29 — Tennessee Tech at Tennessee

    JANUARY

    Saturday, Jan. 5 — Georgia at Tennessee

    Tuesday, Jan. 8 — Tennessee at Missouri

    Saturday, Jan. 12 — Tennessee at Florida

    Tuesday, Jan. 15 — Arkansas at Tennessee

    Saturday, Jan. 19 — Alabama at Tennessee

    Wednesday, Jan. 23 — Tennessee at Vanderbilt

    Saturday, Jan. 26 — West Virginia at Tennessee

    Tuesday, Jan. 29 — Tennessee at South Carolina

    FEBRUARY

    Saturday, Feb. 2 — Tennessee at Texas A&M

    Tuesday, Feb. 5 — Missouri at Tennessee

    Saturday, Feb. 9 — Florida at Tennessee

    Wednesday, Feb. 13 — South Carolina at Tennessee

    Saturday, Feb. 16 — Tennessee at Kentucky

    Tuesday, Feb. 19 — Vanderbilt at Tennessee

    Saturday, Feb. 23 — Tennessee at LSU

    Wednesday, Feb. 27 — Tennessee at Ole Miss

    MARCH

    Saturday, March 2 — Kentucky at Tennessee

    Tuesday, March 5 — Miss. State at Tennessee

    Saturday, March 9 — Tennessee at Auburn

  • 2018 Vols Schedule


    Date Opponent Time
    Sept 1st West Virginia L 40-14
    Sept 8th East Tennessee State W 59-3
    Sept 15th UTEP Miners W 24-0
    Sept 22nd Florida Gators L 47-21
    Sept. 29th at Georgia Bulldogs L 38-12
    Oct. 6th (Bye Week)
    Oct. 13th at Auburn Tigers W 30-24
    Oct. 20th Alabama Crimson Tide L 58-21
    Oct. 27th at South Carolina Gamecocks L 27-24
    Nov. 3rd Charlotte 49ers W 14-3
    Nov. 10th Kentucky Wildcats W 24-7
    Nov. 17th Missouri Tigers 3:30 CBS
    Nov. 24th at Vanderbilt Commodores TBA
    Dec. 1st SEC Championship Not the Vols