â€¢ KNOXVILLE - John Stucky, who oversaw Tennessee's strength and conditioning program in the 1990s, has died. He was 59.
Stucky died on Thursday in Springdale, Ark., the university announced Friday.
Stucky resigned as assistant athletic director for physical development in June 2002 because of continuing medical problems.
He joined the Volunteers in 1994 and helped develop players who won the school's national championship in 1998.
"John Stucky was a great man," Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said in a statement. "He meant so much to so many people whose lives he touched. He was a coach who motivated and inspired young men to reach their potential on and off the playing field.
"Most of all, he was a friend and confidant that I loved as a brother. His illness has been long and hard, and I know he is in a better place. All who knew him celebrate his life."
Stucky came to Tennessee after working at Arkansas, Oklahoma State, North Carolina State, Wichita State and Kansas State.
He was born in Moundridge, Kan., and earned All-America honors as a defensive lineman at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College and then at Kansas State.
He played in the Canadian Football League for two years after college.
Stucky is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and son, Phillip.
Kentucky DE Jenkins to have shoulder surgery
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â€¢ LEXINGTON, Ky. - Kentucky defensive tackle Ventrell Jenkins will undergo shoulder surgery and could miss the entire 2007 season, coach Rich Brooks said Friday.
Tests revealed a cartilage problem in the shoulder, forcing the surgery, Brooks said. Because of the nature of the injury, Brooks said he's not sure when Jenkins will be able to return to the team. Jenkins does have a redshirt year available if he's unable to play this fall.
Jenkins played in 12 games last season, finishing with 19 tackles including one sack.
Glennon to take part in leadership conference
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â€¢ BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech quarterback Sean Glennon has been selected to participate in the NCAA National Leadership Conference, an annual event whose stated goal is to provide a diverse group of student-athletes an opportunity to actively participate in challenging and thought- provoking activities that will enable them to become better leaders on their campuses and in their communities.
Glennon, a rising redshirt junior from Centreville, Va., will represent the Hokies in the five-day conference that will take place May 27-31 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Topics for past conferences have included developing leadership skills, changing perception, developing political skills and utilizing the student-athlete committee.
Glennon's Hokies will scrimmage today at Lane Stadium. The annual spring game will be held April 21 at 2 p.m., also at Lane.