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Blowout loss to Tennessee inspired Virginia's huge turnaround

Blowout loss to Tennessee inspired Virginia's huge turnaround

March 19th, 2014 1:46 am by HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer

The worst game of Virginia's basketball season was also the one that sparked the Cavaliers' turnaround. Virginia got pounded 87-52 at Tennessee on Dec. 30, and the drubbing was on national television.

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Vols' spring challenge: rebuild offensive line

Vols' spring challenge: rebuild offensive line

March 19th, 2014 1:30 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee welcomes the challenge of replacing all five starters from an offensive line that featured four likely draft picks. "I think it's really driving everybody," junior center Mack Crowder said.

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Majors leaves hospital following heart procedure

Majors leaves hospital following heart procedure

March 18th, 2014 8:21 pm by Associated Press

Former Tennessee star player and coach Johnny Majors was released from the hospital Tuesday nearly two weeks after undergoing a heart valve procedure.

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Fulmer new spokesperson for regional Red Cross

Fulmer new spokesperson for regional Red Cross

March 18th, 2014 6:22 pm by Staff Report

Phillip Fulmer has been named community resiliency spokesperson for the East Tennessee Region of the American Red Cross. In his new role, Fulmer will advocate for emergency planning, disaster response and training for life-saving skills.

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Tennessee's Simmons is SEC women's player of year

Tennessee's Simmons is SEC women's player of year

March 18th, 2014 2:56 pm by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

Meighan Simmons, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, averaged 16.2 points a game to lead the Lady Vols (27-5), who finished second in the SEC during the regular season and won the conference tournament.

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Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as basketball coach

Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as basketball coach

March 18th, 2014 11:53 am by JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer

Auburn hired former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to lead a struggling basketball program. The school announced the hiring on Tuesday of the charismatic coach, who remains under a show-cause penalty from the NCAA.

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Lady Vols earn No. 1 seed for NCAAs

Lady Vols earn No. 1 seed for NCAAs

March 17th, 2014 9:31 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee women's basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in the Louisville Regional, and the Lady Vols will open the NCAA tournament at home against Northwestern State.

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Vols to meet Hawkeyes in NCAA first round

Vols to meet Hawkeyes in NCAA first round

March 17th, 2014 2:30 am by Staff Report

The Tennessee men's basketball team had a primary goal this season: make the NCAA tournament. The Vols did on Sunday, though it was close.

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Two-plus years before Battle at Bristol, Butch, Beamer and BMS already a good fit

Two-plus years before Battle at Bristol, Butch, Beamer and BMS already a good fit

March 16th, 2014 4:23 pm by George Thwaites

Tennessee's Butch Jones and Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer got a jump on the Battle at Bristol hullabaloo when they were co-grand marshals for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Gators wear down Vols in SEC semis, 56-49

Gators wear down Vols in SEC semis, 56-49

March 15th, 2014 4:52 pm by PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

Swarming relentlessly in the second half, Florida rallied from 10 points down and defeated Tennessee 56-49 in the semifinals of the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament Saturday.

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