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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.    

    TecVol
    TecVol
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    BIG win for BasketVols

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

    GiveHim6
    GiveHim6
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    Thoughts on Kendal Briles?

    Sounds like he is def getting an interview and that there is mutual interest on both sides. 

    Atomic City
    Atomic City
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    College Playoff thoughts

    With the latest ranking out: 1     Alabama     12-0   
    2     Clemson     12-0    
    3     Notre Dame     12-0  
    4     Georgia     11-1    
    5     Oklahoma     11-1    
    6     Ohio State     11-1   
    7     Michigan     10-2    
    8     UCF     11-0   
    9     Florida     9-3   
    10     LSU     9-3       Anyone seeing last week chaos? I think there will be some. So think about this. What happens if Texas upsets Oklahoma. They already beat them so it is hard to do twice but still if they do, Ohio State gets upset by Northwestern and say Alabama destroys Georgia?    Should at that point UCF get in? I know they haven't played anyone. They lost their starting QB but still should a 2 loss team get in over them? Where do you draw the line? Imagine this what if Pitt somehow pulled the whammy on Clemson? They have done it in the past so keep that in mind. So what if any upsets do any of you see this weekend? Anyone honestly give Georgia a chance in the SEC title game?    

    RobVol
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    Freshman All-SEC Team.

    2018 SEC All-Freshman Football Team announced WWW.SECSPORTS.COM Georgia has a league-leading five student-athletes named to the 2018 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Football Team. Read more    

    okfloray
    okfloray
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    Interesting Jalen Hurd article.

    I know it's past stuff and we've moved on from Butch Jones but this article about the whole Jalen Hurd situation I find revealing.    Baylor WR Jalen Hurd's imperfect, but calculated path to the NFL - NFL.com AMP.NFL.COM  

    RobVol
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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