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Bucs, Mercer and VMI are the newest members

ETSU Bucs at the Southern Conference Media Day Video included

Southern Conference Commissioner John Iamarino is grateful he's through with the late-night rumors and frantic calls to league members about whether they'll be leaving - at least for now. Iamarino says the SoCon is locked in with 10 members eager to stay part of the Football Championship Subdivision league and aren't looking to bolt like five others have the past two years, including football national champions Appalachian State and Georgia Southern. The SoCon added East Tennessee, Mercer and... More>>

Football helmets and redesigned uniforms,

ETSU athletics launches new logos, branding initiative Video included

During a Wednesday press conference inside the Carnegie Hotel’s Grand Soldiers Ballroom, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially announced a new visual identity and branding initiative for the Buccaneers’ program. While the announcement featured the release of new primary and secondary logos, a great deal of excitement also surrounded the release of the program’s new football helmet, home basketball court design, and redesigned player uniforms. ETSU Director of Intercoll... More>>

Rattana advances to Thursday’s semifinal

Pioneers Rattana wins twice to advance to Chick Evans Junior Amateur

Tusculum College incoming freshman Ciara Rattana went 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinal of the 34th annual Chick Evans Junior Amateur Golf Championship. The event is being held at the Itasca Country Club. Rattana, a native of Western Springs, Illinois, opened the day with a 3 2 win over Maria Harrast of Oak Brook, Illinois in Wednesday’s opening match. In the afternoon quarterfinal match with Margaret Hickey (Glencoe, Ill.), Rattana was down three holes at the turn, but she would... More>>

He broke 21 seconds in the 200 meters

Vols Coleman named all-USA in track

Tennessee incoming freshman Christian Coleman was named to USA Today's All-USA Boys Track and Field Team. The native of Fayetteville, Ga., was one of five high schoolers named to the list's first team in the sprints category after posting one of the fastest 100-meter dash times in the country this year. Since wrapping up his senior year of high school, Coleman has had a busy summer of competition. He had a career meet at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in mid-June. He finished second in... More>>

The game marks 28th overall in the state of North Carolina.

Vols to play in Charlotte against West Virginia in 2018

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Tuesday that the Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2018 season on September 1 against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers. All information related to kickoff date, time and tickets will be announced at a later date. This will be the initial game between the schools on the gridiron and Tennessee's first-ever game in Charlotte. "We are excited to formally announce o... More>>

Harris, is a 6-0, 175-pound shooting guard

Eagle signing class moves to six with addition of Harris

Carson-Newman head men's basketball coach Chuck Benson has announced the signing of his sixth men's basketball commitment for the 2014-15 season. Christian (Chris) Harris, a 6-0, 175-pound shooting guard, joins the Eagles out Mesa High School and Gold Canyon, Ariz. The long-range sniper shot 42 percent from three in his senior season. He averaged 16.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. "He is a high level shooter," Benson said. "He's got a resume from his high school career of mak... More>>

Hawkins led the Senators to the 2014 NJCAA National Championship

Tusculum's Hawkins wins Knox Co. Amateur Championship

Tusculum College rising junior Brad Hawkins captured medalist honors last month at the 2014 Knox County Amateur Championship held at the Three Ridges Golf Course. Hawkins posted a nine-shot victory by firing an 11-under par total of 133, including a final round 65 (-7). Hawkins, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., was a two-year All-American at Walters State College in Morristown, Tenn. He put together an impressive resume at Walters State, where he was coached by Tusculum alum and TC Sports Hall... More>>

Vols Johnson returned for his senior season

Vols Johnson and Maggitt are like brothers Video included

The Tennessee football team is going to have plenty of new bodies this year, but a couple old faces will still be in the orange and white. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young explains the relationship between A-J Johnson and Curt Maggitt both on and off the field. More>>

Florida State picked to win the ACC overall

Virginia Tech picked 4th in the Coastal division of the ACC

Defending national champion Florida State and Miami are the favorites to win their Atlantic Coast Conference divisions. The league announced its predicted order of finish Monday after a vote of 112 media members at its preseason media days. The Seminoles were picked as the overall league champions by 104 media members and received 109 first-place votes in the Atlantic Division. The Coastal Division was muddier, with four teams separated by 44 points. Miami had 614 points to 597 for defending ... More>>

Fans will be able to see their options before committing

'Meet Your Seats' At Neyland On Wednesday

With the 2014 football season around the corner, Tennessee Athletics invites fans to "Meet Your Seats" at Neyland Stadium on Wednesday, July 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fans will have the opportunity to take a first-hand look at available seats in Neyland Stadium and have the chance to purchase 2014 season tickets with home games including Florida, Alabama and more. "We initially hosted 'Meet Your Seats' in 2010, and it was very well received. The idea is to continue to take a personal approach... More>>

Lady Vols lose leading scorer Meighan Simmons

Warlick seeking better finish from Lady Vols

Tennessee coach Holly Warlick believes improving her team's toughness can keep the Lady Vols from peaking too early for a second straight season. The Lady Vols headed into the postseason on a roll in March but couldn't maintain that momentum in the NCAA tournament. They missed the Final Four for a sixth straight season, losing in the regional semifinal. In an interview with The Associated Press, Warlick said that "I thought we were tough at times (last season), but not all the time. I thought... More>>

The Tornado open the 2014-15 in Harrogate, Tennessee

King University's Pitts announces 2014 recruiting class

With the new school year fast approaching, teams are wrapping up the recruiting classes and rounding out their rosters for the upcoming season. King University men's basketball head coachGeorge Pittsand his staff signed three student-athletes, Darerraul Jackson, Derick Pope and Alex Overs who will don the Scarlet and Navy this fall. "We anticipate that all three of the players that we signed – Miquell (Darerraul) Jackson, Alex Overs, and Derick Pope will have an impact on our team this seaso... More>>

2014 Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America Football Team.

Pioneers Houston, Powell garner BSN Preseason All-America honors

Tusculum College’s Justin Houston and Wesley Powell have been named to the 2014 Beyond Sports Network Preseason All-America Football Team. Houston, a 5-8, 180-pound junior receiver was named to the BSN Preseason All-America second team, while Powell, a 6-10, 265-pound senior tight end, garnered third team honors. Houston earned Beyond Sports Network All-America third team accolades last year as he established TC single-season records with 110 receptions, 1,347 receiving yards and 1,914 all-... More>>

The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7-17

Milligan College men’s basketball to hold coed camp

The Milligan College men’s basketball team will hold its final camp of the summer July 28 through August 1 at Colonial Heights Christian Church in Kingsport, Tennessee. The camp will be directed by Head Coach Bill Robinson. Camp counselors include Assistant Coach Rob Brendle, former Lees McRae assistant Ryan Reidel, Milligan College Buffaloes Patjo Twagirayezu, Will Robinson and Brooke White, and Jackson Simmons of the UNC Tarheels. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 7-17, of all skil... More>>

It's Neal's first preseason All-America appearance

C-N Jacob and Neal earn preseason football All-America honors

A pair of Carson-Newman defenders have earned preseason first team All-American honors from USA College Football. Defensive back Eien Jacob (New Iberia, La.) and defensive end Javaris Neal (Columbia, Tenn.) both earned the accolade. The honor is Neal's first preseason All-America appearance while Jacob garners his second after appearing on Lindys' preseason All-American team. Jacob was second in the SAC with his five picks last year en route to earning second team all-conference honors and al... More>>

Moorman, was the 2014 WCWA National Coach of the Year

King women’s wrestling is making history

In just five short years since its inception, the King University women’s wrestling team has established itself as one of the premier women’s wrestling programs in the country under the guidance of head coach Jason Moorman in 2014. King was the preseason top-ranked team in each of the last two seasons, and last year, the Tornado sat atop the poll all season, ultimately culminating in a pair of national championships. Moorman, the 2014 WCWA National Coach of the Year, led the Tornado to both ... More>>

Legacy Football Freshmen hope to make impact on program

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They have names like Berry...Bates...Creamer...and Kelly...all names synonymous with the history of Tennessee football...but these are the new crop of legacy recruits at UT.The legacy Freshmen met the media for the first time yesterday, they're all eager to prove themselves on the field, and show they can make a name for themselves on rocky top.According to Nieko Creamer, "Its pressure just being a freshman on a football team...you have to get acclimated to a new type of style of football..es... More>>

Local football coaches gather for Torbush/ETSU Coaches Clinic

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Local youth, high school, and college football coaches gathered at East Tennessee State University for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic today.All area coaches were encouraged to take part in today's clinic, that saw coaches getting tips on all phases of the game.Coach Torbush, and his assistants, joined other area coaches, in teaching offenive and defensive techinques to coaches at all age and skill levels.According to Torbush, "I think it just gives us an opportun... More>>

Five players from highly-touted freshman class have relatives

Tennessee's freshman class features familiar names Video included

Tennessee is counting on family connections to help the program return to prominence. Five players from Butch Jones' highly-touted freshman class have relatives who also played football for the Volunteers. A sixth freshman - wide receiver Vic Wharton - is the nephew of former Tennessee basketball player Brandon Wharton. Defensive backs Evan and Elliott Berry are the younger brothers of 2009 Jim Thorpe Award winner Eric Berry and sons of former Tennessee running back James Berry. Linebacker Di... More>>

SEC Network will carry at least 45 football games

ESPN reaches deal with Comcast for SEC Network

Comcast Cable has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. The network, which launches on Aug. 14, was already set to be carried on cable and satellite providers like DISH Network, Cox Communications and ATT U-Verse. The addition of the nation's largest cable provider announced Friday means the SEC Network will be available in a total of 46 million households nationally, with other negotiations continuing. The SEC Network will carry at least 45 football games this season.AP More>>

Contest now to be televised on ESPNEWS

Tech/William & Mary football game moved to 4 p.m.

The Virginia Tech Athletics Department, in conjunction with ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference, announced Friday game time and broadcast changes for the Hokies’ football opener against William Mary. The game will still be played on Saturday, Aug. 30, but will now kick at 4 p.m. and be televised by ESPNEWS. The game was originally slated for a 3:30 p.m. start on ESPN3, an online-only platform. Courtesy: Va Tech More>>

Jennings, was an assistant coach with Bluefield

Former Buc Mister Jennings interviews with Lees-McRae Video included

The Lees-McRae Bobcats in Banner Elk, North Carolina could soon be adding former ETSU guard Keith "Mister" Jennings to their coaching staff. News Channel 11 sports has learned that "Mister," interviewed with the Bobcats and head coach Steve Hardin and appears to have the job. The 5'7 guard who played for the Bucs 1987-1991 had been an assistant at Bluefield College. He will join a Lees-McRae team that went 7-20 overall last season and 2-14 in Conference Carolinas. More>>

Bailey, Petrovic, and Kalu sign

Milligan College men’s basketball inks four

Julian Bailey, Milos Petrovic, Edward Kalu and Gabriel Logan have signed to play basketball for the Milligan College Buffaloes, announced Head Coach Bill Robinson. Bailey is a 6-foot-6-inch post player transferring from Central Carolina Community College where he was fourth in the nation with 12.2 rebounds per game. Bailey was the Central Carolina team MVP and made the All-Conference first team, averaging 13.4 points per game and shooting 55.2% from the floor. Bailey registered numerous d... More>>

Appalachian State and Southern Miss is the first game of a home-and-home series

App State-Southern Miss to Kick Off at 7 p.m. ET

Appalachian State University football’s Sept. 20 contest at Southern Miss will kick off at 7 p.m. ET and be televised live on the newly formed American Sports Network, Conference USA announced on Thursday. The American Sports Network will air on a number of Sinclair Broadcasting-owned television stations across the country. Sinclair owns and operates 162 television stations in 78 U.S. markets. Specific stations that will carry the Appalachian State-Southern Miss game have yet to be determine... More>>

Conkin, a 6-foot 1-inch MB/RS

Milligan College: Women’s volleyball adds Jenna Conkin

Blountville, Tennessee, native Jenna Conkin has signed with the Milligan College volleyball team and will play for the Buffaloes in the 2014 season, announced Head Coach Doneva Bays. Conkin, a 6-foot 1-inch MB/RS, is a Sullivan South High School graduate who spent the last two years playing club volleyball at the University of Tennessee. In 2013, she received an All-Conference first team nod at Club Volleyball Nationals in Reno, Nevada. “We are so excited to add Jenna to our roster for the... More>>

Jarnigan has been the men's basketball PA announcer

Jarnigan selected as Neyland Stadium PA announcer

Tennessee has hired Jeff Jarnigan as Neyland Stadium's public address announcer following the April death of Bobby Denton, who filled that role for the last 48 years. In a school release announcing the move Thursday, Jarnigan called it "an honor beyond my wildest dreams" and said "it is impossible to replace Bobby Denton. His voice and delivery has been as much a part of Big Orange Saturdays as the Vol Walk, running through the 'T' and 'Rocky Top.'" Denton, who was 73, died on April 9. Jarnig... More>>

Hubbs played just 12 games as a freshman before surgery.

Hubbs glad he's still with Tennessee basketball

Robert Hubbs III believes he made the right decision to remain at Tennessee after a tumultuous freshman year that featured a season-ending shoulder injury and the departure of his coach and two close friends. Now he wants to live up to the acclaim that came with the former five-star recruit's arrival on campus. Hubbs decided to stay after speaking to new coach Donnie Tyndall, who took over the program when California hired away Cuonzo Martin. Martin's exit was followed by the transfers of A.... More>>

LSU, Arkansas and Missouri in the spotlight

College playoffs a topic of discussion at SEC Media Days Video included

It was day three of S-E-C Media Days, and the talk of the town was the college football playoff. As News Channel 11 sports Jake Young reports two of three SEC teams would have been close to qualifying for the four-team event over the last couple years. More>>

LSU, Arkansas and Missouri in the spotlight

SEC Media Day Three Video included

Tuesday Butch Jones talked about how his second year at Tennessee is the most important one to make sure the Vols find success sooner ----- rather than later in the nation's strongest conference. As News Channel 11 sports Jake Young reports from the SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama he's not the only one that feels that second year is the most important. More>>

Sergent coached both men and women’s golf at Cumberland College

Bill Sergent named UVA-Wise Golf Coach

UVa-Wise announced the hiring of Bill Sergent as the new men’s golf coach on Wednesday. The veteran coach has an accomplished background both as a player and as a coach at the collegiate level. Prior to joining the Cavaliers, Sergent coached both men and women’s golf at Cumberland College and the University of the Cumberlands. He coached 16 teams to the NAIA National Championship Tournament. Sergent’s best Cumberland College men’s team finished 6th in NAIA in 1992 which include the Individua... More>>

Mountaineers upset Michigan in 2007

Appalachian State season opener at Michigan to air on ESPN2

Appalachian State University football’s 2014 season opener at Michigan will be televised nationally on ESPN2, ESPN announced on Wednesday. The Aug. 30 contest will kick off at noon ET at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. Appalachian State is a perfect 7-0 all-time in games shown on ESPN2. The last time the Mountaineers played on ESPN2, they stomped former conference rival Wofford, 70-24, in a matchup between teams ranked No. 2 and No. 3 nationally in NCAA Division I FCS on Oct. 31, 2008. ... More>>

The chart is current from Carson-Newman's spring workouts

C-N football introduces weightlifting records

Carson-Newman's football program has introduced a weightlifting and speed record chart. The concept is the brain child of assistant coach Zack Fleming. The chart is current from Carson-Newman's spring workouts and practices. Carson-Newman has always had speed to burn in the backfield, but the record holder for fastest player actually comes from the defensive backfield. Jason Williams – also a sprinter for the track team – turned in a 4.38-second 40-yard dash. Cassadine Blassingame – another t... More>>

Former TN High Viking Crowder was the offensive representative

SEC Football Media Day 2 Video included

On day two of S-E-C Media days it was the Tennessee Vols taking the spotlight. Tennessee, in year two of the Butch Jones era, continues to talk about building brick by brick. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover, Alabama and explains who those bricks are. More>>

Tennessee returns 11 starters

LB Johnson back at Tennessee, intent on winning

Tennessee's A.J. Johnson admitted his decision to stay with the Volunteers or head to the NFL was one of the toughest he's ever had to make. He decided to stay in school. Now the senior hopes to lead Tennessee to its first winning record since 2009. The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Johnson said he "came to Tennessee to be a winner" and will be a defensive anchor for the Volunteers after leading the team with 106 tackles last season. He's one of the few sure things on a roster that's undergoing change ... More>>

Massengale missed 16 games last season

Lady Vols' Massengale eager for comeback

Tennessee is preparing to welcome back a senior point guard while monitoring the status of an ailing post player. Ariel Massengale is looking forward to returning for her senior season after missing the final 16 games of the 2013-14 season with a head injury. Massengale, who also underwent offseason surgery on her right knee, said her head feels better now and that she's hoping to be 100 percent by the start of the school year next month. While Massengale awaits her return, sophomore center M... More>>

Former Tn High player Mack Crowder represents Vols

Vols and Gamecocks at the SEC Media Days Video included

Brick by brick has been a mantra Butch Jones has told anyone who would listen this off season, and Tuesday, plenty of people were listening. It's day two of S-E-C media days, and the Vols were on the clock. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover, Alabama, with more. More>>

They'll also play in 2021 in Morgantown, West Virginia

Virginia Tech, WVU to meet at FedEx Field in 2017

Virginia Tech and West Virginia will renew their football rivalry at FedEx Field in 2017. The game will be played on Sept. 2, 2017, at the home of the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland. FedEx Field officials announced the matchup Tuesday. It will mark Virginia Tech's fourth appearance at FedEx Field since 2004. West Virginia played James Madison there in 2012 and also will play BYU at FedEx Field in 2016. West Virginia and Virginia Tech, both former members of the Big East, last met i... More>>

McKnight planned to play for the Volunteers this season

SEC denies McKnight's bid to play for Tennessee

Former Florida Gulf Coast forward Eric McKnight's bid to play for at Tennessee as a graduate transfer this season has been denied by the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee had announced in May that McKnight planned to play for the Volunteers during the 2014-15 season in his final year of eligibility. But in a statement released by the university Tuesday, Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall says "we have been informed that Eric McKnight has been denied the graduate transfer waiver by the SEC. We pu... More>>

The clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.,

ETSU football coaching clinic speaker schedule released

The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Tuesday the speaking schedule for the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th inside the Martha Culp Auditorium on the ETSU campus. The clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., will feature Torbush along with ETSU assistant football coaches Billy Taylor, Mike O’Cain, Teddy Gaines and Erik Losey. The clinic, whic... More>>

One Acre Café is a non-profit community restaurant

ETSU women’s basketball volunteers at One Acre Café

Members of the ETSU women’s basketball team and coaching staff visited One Acre Café of Johnson City on Monday to lend a helping hand. “There was no better way for our players to greet me upon my return from the Caribbean Basketball Championships than with a day of service at One Acre Café,” said ETSU head coach Brittney Ezell. “I love and appreciate our ETSU players’ willingness and desire to serve the people of Washington County.” One Acre Café is a non-profit community restaurant which h... More>>

She was also awarded a $2,000 scholarship

King's Williamson attends NCAA Women's Coaches' Academy

In college athletics, coaches use the summer months for many different things. Most coaches will take a vacation and spend more time with their families as well as attend conference to improve their skills of the upcoming season and their careers. King University head track and field coachAmanda Williamsondecided on the later as she attended the NCAA Women's Coaches' Academy that was put on by the Alliance of Women Coaches in Atlanta last month. Attendance at the conference proved to be inva... More>>

LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 2

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Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

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Hooven is a setter from Volunteer High School

2014 UVA-Wise Volleyball Recruits

Head Coach Kristen Salyer and her staff announce the signing of three future student-athletes for the 2014 season. Patrick Henry High School's Samantha Edge, Volunteer High School's Ashley Hooven and Mesa High School's Maicee Allen all agreed to continue their playing career at UVa-Wise. Edge, a 5'9" outside hitter fromRoanoke Catholic High Schoollettered in varsity volleyball for three years. As a senior, the future Cavalier was a first team all-conference, second team all-state and Blue Ri... More>>

Florida, Auburn and Vanderbilt on day one

Lack of star power at the SEC Media day this season Video included

Most years, S-E-C Media Days represent a who's who of college football's best players. Just last year, the Johnny and Jadeveon show took over the event. This year, though, it's a little different. News Channel 11's Jake Young is in Hoover with more. More>>

Auburn, Florida and Vanderbilt first up

SEC Media Day gets underway Video included

College football must be just around the corner, because the SEC Media Days are underway in Hoover, Alabama. News Channel 11 sports Jake Young is there with the start of day one coverage. More>>

Marshall had 1,976 yards passing and 1,068 rushing last season

Tigers Malzahn: Marshall 'embarrassed' after legal run-in

Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says Nick Marshall will "suffer the consequences" but declined to elaborate on the punishment the quarterback will face after he was cited for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana following a traffic stop in Georgia. Marshall was pulled out of Monday's SEC media days appearance by Malzahn, three days after the senior received a $1,000 ticket in Reynolds, Ga. Malzahn told beat reporters Marshall had been a "model citizen" before the incident, The coach says Ma... More>>

Florida returns seven starters on both sides

Gators Muschamp unconcerned about job security

Florida coach Will Muschamp is confident he has the remedy for questions about his job security: Winning a lot of football games. These are strange times for the Gators, who are coming off their first losing season since 1979. Nearly everything went wrong in last year's 4-8 disaster, but Muschamp was upbeat during his Monday address at SEC Media Days, saying he's got the talent for a quick turnaround. The return of quarterback Jeff Driskel should help. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound junior played ju... More>>

SEC Media Days dazes media, fans

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The long, dark night that has persisted since the end of football season is almost over. SEC Media Days, that glimmer of hope before life begins again anew, kicks off this week in Hoover, AL.  More>>

LIVE BLOG: 2014 SEC Media Days, Day 1

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Welcome to Raycom News Network's live blog from SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

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SEC football: QB position will see lots of new faces

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In 2013, nine teams brought a quarterback to SEC Media Days. This year only five are scheduled to do so. Only one of those players – Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace – was a full-time starter in 2013.

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Savage was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Coach of the Year

Savage Named App State Softball Head Coach

Janice Savage, a nine-year coaching veteran that has served as head coach at Delaware State University the past two seasons, was named the fourth head coach in Appalachian State University softball history on Friday. Savage was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading her team, whose starting lineup was comprised of seven sophomores and three freshmen, to the MEAC North Division title and a third-place finish at the conference tournament. The Hornet... More>>

Murua-Astorquiza, plays primarily as a center back

Bucs bolster back line with addition of Murua-Astorquiza

Further strengthening the Buccaneers' incoming recruiting class, ETSU Women's Soccer Head CoachAdamSayershas announced the addition of international standoutGarazi Murua-Astorquiza (Getxo, Spain). "We are thrilled that Garazi will be joining us," Sayers said. "She is a very accomplished defender, whose style of play fits our own philosophy very well. She is a very intelligent player, and is technically excellent." Murua-Astorquiza, who plays primarily as a center back, brings a wealth of inte... More>>

The provisional year is the 3rd yr. of a 3-yr transition process

UVa-Wise Moves to NCAA Division II Provisional Year

UVa-Wise is now just one step away from becoming a full NCAA Division II member. Chancellor Donna Henry and Director of Athletics Danny Sterling were informed in a phone call that the Cavaliers have been approved for their provisional year in the NCAA Division II membership process. The provisional year is the third year of a three-year transition process toward full NCAA Division II membership. "At UVa-Wise, our pursuit of NCAA Division II status has afforded us the opportunity to improve o... More>>

Luhmann, Drooker and Sprayberry

King's Booher signs three for upcoming year

King University head men's volleyball coachRyan Booherhas announced his signing class for the 2014-15 season. The trio of student-athletes, Sean Luhmann, Nick Drooker and Jeff Sprayberry will join the Tornado on campus this fall. "Jeff, Nick and Sean will all make an instant impact on our volleyball team," Booher commented. "Not only will they be contributors for the men's volleyball team, but all three will be great students at King University. I am excited to have these three young men pla... More>>

820 student-athletes named to the 2013-14

62 Vols named to SEC 1st-Year Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-two Tennessee student-athletes were among the 820 student-athletes named to the 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll, as announced on Friday by SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. A total of 196 Tennessee student-athletes achieved Academic Honor Roll recognition from the league for the 2013-14 school year. Eighty-two Tennessee sophomores, juniors and seniors were named to the 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll on Thursday. Fifty-two were named to the 2013 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll b... More>>

McKenzie picked the Vols over Arizona

Defensive tackle McKenzie commits to the University of Tennessee Video included

Tennessee Volunteer head coach Butch Jones continues to pile on to the 2015 recruiting class. Thursday night one of the top defensive tackles in the country Kahlil McKenzie picked the volunteers over the Arizona Wildcats. The 6-4, 241-pound McKenzie is the nation's no. 32 overall recruit regardless of position. The 5-star recruit is the son of former Tennessee Volunteer and Knoxville native Reggie McKenzie, the current general manager of the Oakland Raiders. More>>

Davis finished his Carson-Newman career with 1,526 points

C. Newman alum Davis to play professionally in Germany

Former Carson-Newman forward Antoine Davis (Rustburg, Va.) has signed a professional basketball contract with the Sectem Toros of Germany's Regionalliga league in Bornheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Davis becomes Carson-Newman's first professional signee since Andy Tipton went to Australia in 2008. Sechtem went 11-13 last year. "I couldn't be happier for him," Carson-Newman head coach Chuck Benson said. "He was the standard by which everyone else will and should be judged here at Carson-Newman. I'... More>>

Drumtra was born in Bogota, Colombia

Tusculum's Drumtra to play for Colombia lacrosse

Tusculum College men’s lacrosse student-athlete Tim Drumtra will be playing for the Colombian National Team at the 2014 Federation of Internatio­­nal Lacrosse World Championships in Denver, Colorado. The FIL World Championships will be held July 10-19 with pool play starting on July 11th. Drumtra and Team Colombia will begin their world championship quest on Friday when they face Finland at 11:30 a.m. (MST) to begin pool play in the Turquoise Division. Drumtra was born in Bogota, Colombia a... More>>

ETSU has won 8 consecutive conference championship

Campers get tips from ETSU men's tennis team

The playing season for the ETSU men's tennis team may have concluded in May, but the season of giving is in full swing. Thursday afternoon, the 2014 Atlantic Sun Champion Buccaneers provided free tennis lessons to campers, ages 13-16, as part of Fairmont Adventurequest, a four-week summer camp sponsored by Johnson City Parks and Recreation in partnership with Johnson City Schools. Head coachYaser Zaatiniand his squad shared their tricks of the trade with eager campers during a complimentary c... More>>

Carl Torbush adds Erik Losey to ETSU football coaching staff

Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State. Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State.
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ETSU head coach Carl Torbush says former Buccaneers offensive lineman Erik Losey has joined the team’s coaching staff. He says Losey is a strong addition to the reinstated program.  More>>

Corr is a King alum

Corr named USA Today National Coach of the Year

Jamie Corr lead his team to the ultimate goal, a state championship and picked up some individual hardware in the process. Corr is a 1996 graduate of King College, now King University, and was member of a successful Tornado baseball program. That foundation led Corr into coaching where he was recently named 2014 American Family Insurance Coach of the Year byUSA Today. Starting a program from nothing is never easy, and Corr was tasked with starting the baseball program at Lambert High School ... More>>

BFFF raised funds over the last 10-plus years

BFFF makes donation to ETSU Football’s Kick-off Fund

For more than a decade, the Buccaneer Football and Friends Foundation, Inc., kept the dream of football alive at East Tennessee State University. In the fall of 2015, the BFFF’s members will see those dreams become reality when the Buccaneers kickoff a reinstituted football program against Kennesaw State on Sept. 3, 2015. With this in mind, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Wednesday that the BFFF recently approved and signed a gift agreement with the ETSU Foundation... More>>

Hokies’ new staff has 38 years of coaching experience

VT names new basketball staff

Following a summer of assembling a top-notch coaching and support unit, Virginia Tech head men’s basketball coach Buzz Williams has announced the completion of his staff. The Hokies’ new staff has 38 years of Division I coaching experience, eight conference titles and has produced 30 NBA products. ESPN Insider has this season’s recruiting class for Virginia Tech as 19th nationally. Isaac Chew, Steve Roccaforte and Jamie McNeilly have been named assistant coaches with the program. Jeff Reynold... More>>

Scholarships should also cover full cost of attending college

NCAA's Emmert calls for 'scholarships for life'

NCAA President Mark Emmert says college athletes should receive "scholarships for life." Emmert also told a Senate panel Wednesday that scholarships should also cover full cost of attending college, not just the basics. Emmert listed seven changes he favors in testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee. He said he hopes some will come about if Division I schools decide to remake their decision-making structure in the coming weeks. The hearing comes as the NCAA faces pressure from multiple... More>>

DeGrom Ks 11 in 7 shutout innings

Mets top Braves 8-3

Rookie Jacob deGrom struck out 11 in seven shutout innings and also delivered a table-setting hit from the No. 8 spot in the batting order as the New York Mets tagged All-Star Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves 8-3 Tuesday night. Curtis Granderson kept up his resurgence with a leadoff home run and Lucas Duda doubled twice, singled and drew two walks. Daniel Murphy also doubled twice and third baseman David Wright added two of New York's 18 hits and made a nifty catch. The shaggy-haired deGr... More>>

Johnson notched five double-digit tackling efforts in 2013

Vols AJ Johnson happy to return for senior season Video included

It's that time of year for college football's preseason watch lists to be released, and there's a familiar name that's going to be popping up a lot. That, of course, is Tennessee linebacker A-J Johnson. Johnson found his name on the Bednarik award watch list, given to the nation's best defensive player. That's no surprise considering the talent of the guy that answers to "the beast." He easily could have left for the draft last year, but he's back, and he's ready to prove he made the righ... More>>

Hall, spent last season as sprints coach at Kentucky

Hall joins UT track and field staff

Tennessee director of track and field Beth Alford-Sullivan announced the addition of veteran sprint coach Tim Hall to the staff Tuesday. Hall comes to Rocky Top having spent last season as sprints coach at Kentucky as the Wildcats put together a banner performance in the women’s competition. He held a similar position the five previous years at Clemson and also spent 12 seasons coaching at Charlotte. “He’s a teacher and a technician and also a great motivator,” Alford-Sullivan said. “On top... More>>

City of Johnson City working around ETSU schedule

Bucs basketball closer to playing in Freedom Hall

Whether or not ETSU plays basketball at Freedom Hall could be decided in a matter of weeks. News Channel 11 sports has learned the city is working around the ETSU basketball schedule which is not yet complete and some of their normal events such as the Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey circus could become a causality. Another stumbling block could be the "soft drink" wars. ETSU is a Coca-Cola campus, but Freedom hall has a contract with Pepsi. Officials at Pepsi have a meeting set up Thurs... More>>

Bucs will face the Scots in week two

ETSU football will host Maryville College in 2015

News Channel 11 sports has learned the ETSU Buccaneers will play Maryville College in 2015 at Kermit Tipton stadium. The Buccaneers and the Scots will play in week two, following the Bucs season opener against Kennesaw State. Maryville College is coached by Johnson City native Mike Rader a former Science Hill quarterback. Last season they were Co-USA South champions and advanced to their 1st NCAA appearance. It's also been confirmed that ETSU will play Emory Henry in week 4 of the 2015 season. More>>

Mosley underwent surgery Sunday night

Tennessee's Mosley in hospital after car wreck

Tennessee officials say freshman lineman Charles Mosley has been hospitalized after breaking his tibia in a car wreck. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton said Monday that Mosley underwent surgery Sunday night after being in a car accident with his family earlier Sunday. Angie Golding, a spokeswoman at Regional Medical Center in Memphis, said Mosley was in fair condition. Stanton says there is "no definitive word on recovery time at this point," though he's "hopeful" that Mo... More>>

Majors had a solid freshman season at Tennessee.

Majors takes 4th at USATF Junior Championships

Tennessee rising sophomore Felecia Majors finished fourth in the 400 meters on Sunday at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field. Majors was fourth in the finals in 53.42 seconds, more than a second faster than her heat-winning preliminary time. By placing in the top six, Majors qualifies to represent the U.S. in the IAAF World Junior Championships later this month. The world championships will be back on Oregon's home track July 22-27. Majors had a solid freshman season a... More>>

The clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.,

ETSU plans second annual football coaching clinic

The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that it will host the second annual Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Coaching Clinic presented by Appalachian Orthopaedic Associates on Saturday, July 19th inside the Martha Culp Auditorium on the ETSU campus. The clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., will feature Torbush along with ETSU assistant football coaches Billy Taylor, Teddy Gaines and Mike O’Cain. The clinic, which will also feature c... More>>

College Softball/Women's Track & Field

King's Ringstaff & Henry named Scholar Athletes of the Year

As Conference Carolinas continues to hand out awards from the spring season, King University student-athletes keep getting honored. BothCassie Ringstaff(softball) and Maegan Henry(women's track and field) were named Conference Carolinas Scholar Athletes of the Year for their respective sports. A senior and first team All-Conference Carolinas performer this season, King University softball player Cassie Ringstaff added another award to her mantle this week when she was named Conference Carolin... More>>

Johnson returned to Tennessee for his senior season

Johnson on Bednarik award watch list

For the second year in a row, Tennessee linebackerA.J. Johnsonis on the preseason watch list for the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the top defensive player in the nation. Last season, Johnson and teammateDaniel McCullerswere on the preseason watch list. They were the first Vols on the preseason watch list sincePrentiss Waggnerwas named to the list in 2011. The Bednarik Award, which was first presented in 1995, has seen two Vols earn semifinalist honors.Kevin Burnettwas UT’s first Bednari... More>>

Summitt will make $75,000 under terms

Summitt to remain Lady Vols' head coach emeritus

Pat Summitt will remain Tennessee women's basketball head coach emeritus next season and can keep the position as long as she wants it.That's according to a new contract signed in May and obtained Thursday night through a public records request. It states that Summitt will have the title head coach emeritus "in perpetuity, or until she chooses to relinquish it."Summitt will make $75,000 under terms of the contract, which runs through April 30. She had been paid $85,000 last year.Summitt has s... More>>

Jennings is suing over allegations that age and sex discrimination

Ex-Lady Vols official responds to school's motion

The lawyer for former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings says discovery of information regarding former Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt should be included in his client's lawsuit against the school and athletic director Dave Hart. David Burkhalter made his argument Thursday in a response to Tennessee's motion for a protective order that would forbid discovery of information related to Summitt's illness and the circumstances surrounding her departure as Tennessee's coach. T... More>>

Frank Beamer on return of ETSU Football

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Also on hand for the Niswonger Children's Hospital Golf Tourney, was Virginia Tech Head Football Coach Frank Beamer.Beamer has some spots to fill on the Hokies roster heading into the Fall, but there is some quiet optimism in Blacksburg before they kick it off against William and Mary on August 30th.With former assistant coach Mike O'Cain now at ETSU, we wanted to know what beamer thought about the Bucs bringing back football, and the possibility of a Bucs-Hokies match-up in the future.Accord... More>>

Peyton Manning talks 2014 Vols

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It has been said that you can never come home again, but for Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning, that just isn't true.Recently, Manning came home to work out with the Tennessee Volunteers as they prepare for the upcoming season.The all-pro signal caller says that cupboard is no longer bare in Knoxville when it comes to on-field talent, especially at wide receiver.According to Manning, "I enjoyed throwing with the quarterbacks and receivers I was really impressed with Croom, North. Malo... More>>

Bruce Pearl says he is Vol For Life

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Former Tennessee, and now Auburn Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl, was in our neck of the woods this week for the Niswonger Children's Hospital Golf Classic.For Pearl, he is faced with a new challenge of getting Auburn basketball back to prominence, while still under scrutiny by the NCAA. As for Bruce, he may have moved down to the plains at Auburn, but some part of him is still on Rocky Top.According to Pearl, "You know being at Auburn...it won't take anything away from what we accomplishe... More>>

App State officially joins Sun Belt Conference Video included

A move that was decades in the making came to fruition on Tuesday morning when Appalachian State University officially became a member of the Sun Belt Conference.
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ETSU athletics officially returns to Southern Conference Video included

The Buccaneers are back home. After spending the past nine seasons as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics officially rejoined the Southern Conference. More>>

Missed spring drills because of personal circumstances

Vols Howard says "he'll return to the team in the fall." Video included

There was a "Pig" sighting at the Jason Witten football camp on Saturday in Elizabethton. Tennessee Vols wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been missing in action since last season. This past spring the Vols opened practice without Howard on the field. Vols head coach Butch Jones said Howard was taking a leave of absence from the football team to deal with some personal circumstances. Howard told News Channel sports he'll back in the fall.Howard caught 44 passes for 388 yards and three tou... More>>

Cronan was Lady Vols athletic director from 1983-2012.

Cronan retiring confident about Lady Vols' future

Retiring Tennessee women's athletic director emeritus Joan Cronan believes the school will withstand the adversity it's encountered since consolidating its men's and women's athletic departments. But she wants to make sure the Lady Vols brand and logo remain an integral part of the school's tradition. The orange "T'' is used for the men's teams and "Lady Volunteers" logo is added for the women's teams. Cronan says "that logo stands for so much" and notes that "McDonald's wouldn't give up its ... More>>

Matthew plans to major in either psychology or business administration

Matthew joins Milligan track & field team

Kerael Matthew, from Saint Mary’s Academy in the country of Dominica, has signed to run track field at Milligan College in the fall, announced Head Coach Chris Layne. Matthew was champion at the 2013 U-21 Secondary Schools/Colleges Athletic Championships, taking the title in the 100-meter race with his personal best time of 10.6 seconds. He was also champion of both the 100m and 200m at the Dominica Amateur Athletic Association National Championship in 2013 and 2014. Matthew’s performances ... More>>

Chase, was A-Sun men’s Scholar-Athlete of the year

Bucs Chase chosen as Capital One Academic All-American

Junior track field/cross country student-athlete Adam Chase (Kingsport, Tenn.) added yet another academic award to his resume as he was named Second Team Capital One Academic All-America® on Thursday, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Last season, Chase was awarded as a Third Team Capital One Academic All-America® honoree. The Kingsport native -- who was selected to the 2013-14 Capital One Men’s Academic All-District III First Team last month -- ea... More>>

Set for July 26th

ETSU football announces “Kids Camp”

The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Thursday that the football program will host the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at Johnson City Crossings for children entering 4th grade to those entering 8th grade on Saturday, July 26th inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center. The camp, which will run from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., will begin with registration from 8:30 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. Registration tables will be locate... More>>

Duke coach Cutcliffe to receive Neyland Trophy

Duke football coach David Cutcliffe is the 2014 winner of the Neyland Trophy, an award the Knoxville Quarterback Club gives annually to a major contributor to college athletics.
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Former Vols standout Hopson signed by Cavs

The NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers have signed former Tennessee basketball standout Scotty Hopson to a two-year contract.
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Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame gets Summitt exhibit

The Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame is dedicating a permanent exhibit to former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt that opens Friday as the Women's Final Four comes to Nashville.
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SEC remains unbeaten in NCAA Tournament

It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak non-conference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA tournament.
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Diamond Vols lose series for first time this season

The No. 14 Diamond Vols couldn’t get the bats going against 29th-ranked Auburn on Saturday, dropping back-to-back games and a series for the first time this season as the Tigers won by a 4-2 margin at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
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Vols sweep doubleheader, take series at Mizzou

COLUMBIA, Mo. – No. 17 Tennessee bounced back from a Friday night loss to win the final two games of a weekend series for the second week in a row, sweeping Saturday’s doubleheader at Missouri to take its opening series of Southeastern Conference action. After dropping Friday night’s contest, 5-2, the Vols rebounded with a 5-1 win in Saturday’s opener and a 4-1 victory in the nightcap. The doubleheader sweep improves UT to 17-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play. Tennessee concludes its s... More>>

No. 19 Vols takes series at No. 24 Arizona State

TEMPE, Ariz. – No. 19 Tennessee captured the series at No. 24 Arizona State with a 6-4 victory over the Sun Devils on Sunday afternoon. The Vols are now 14-1 overall. After dropping the Friday night series opener, 3-1, Tennessee came back to win the final two games, 6-5 on Saturday and 6-4 on Sunday. The Vols scored three runs in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock and held on for the victory. “[I told the team] how proud I was of them,” said head coach Dave Serrano. “There are not ma... More>>

No. 12 Kentucky upsets No. 5 South Carolina, 68-58

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) - Bria Goss scored 14 points and No. 12 Kentucky upset No. 5 South Carolina 68-58 Saturday to advance to the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. DeNesha Stallworth and Linnae Harper each had 12 points for Kentucky (24-7), which will play Sunday in its fourth SEC tournament final in the last five years. The Wildcats won their only title in 1982. South Carolina (27-4), the SEC regular-season champion, had 16 turnovers, most coming in the first 10 minutes. The ... More>>

Former Clemson star Kinard arrested for prostitution in Myrtle Beach

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Kinard is a member of the Clemson Ring of Honor More>>

Steve Spurrier gets extension, $700,000 raise

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South Carolina coach now among the 10 highest paid coaches in the nation More>>

Vols Prep for Auburn

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LAST TIME OUT, THE TENNESSEE VOLS LOST TO TEXAS A&M 57 TO 56, NOW THE VOLS ARE TRYING TO PUT THAT HEART BREAKING LOSS BEHIND THEM, AND GET READY FOR THE AUBURN TIGERS. More>>

UT releases Spring practice schedule

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IT MAY BE COLD OUTSIDE...BUT THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE IS GETTING READY FOR SPRING FOOTBALL. More>>

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