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KNOXVILLE — When Tennessee opens preseason football practice at Haslam Field on Friday evening, most of the eyes will be on the 32 freshmen who caused such a stir when they joined the Volunteers' 2014 recruiting class.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee walk-on point guard Brandon Lopez will miss his senior season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while playing pickup ball with his teammates over the weekend.

KNOXVILLE — In more than seven years as a head football coach, Butch Jones probably has never faced a task quite like the one he faces with the 2014 edition of the Tennessee Volunteers.

KNOXVILLE — Curt Maggitt has spent increasingly more time in the University of Tennessee's defensive line meeting room over the past few months.

KNOXVILLE — Detrick Mostella can exhale.

KNOXVILLE — It's the question University of Tennessee center Mack Crowder probably got the most at SEC media days last week.

KNOXVILLE — Their father set the standard.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's trend of playing neutral-site football games is showing no signs of slowing down.

KNOXVILLE — None of the 32 players in the University of Tennessee's touted 2014 football recruiting class lived closer to their future home than Todd Kelly.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's defense received some welcomed news on Monday night.

KNOXVILLE — Ryan Johnson didn't spend Saturday in Knoxville attending the Tennessee football program's second "Orange Carpet Day" event of the summer.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee capped its second "Orange Carpet Day" of the summer with another flurry of commitments, including two for a growing 2015 class.

KNOXVILLE — It all started more than a dozen years ago for Dillon Bates.

HOOVER, Ala. — Kentucky's quarterback situation is no nearer a solution than it was when the Wildcats' spring practice ended a couple of months ago, and that means Reese Phillips remains very much in the mix.

HOOVER, Ala. — Another log was thrown on top of Bo Wallace's motivational fire while the Ole Miss quarterback was on the way to SEC media days Thursday morning.

For the fourth time in the past five seasons, Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide was the SEC media’s preseason selection to win the conference title as the league released its preseason poll and all-conference teams before the final day of this week’s media days began on Thursday morning.

HOOVER, Ala. — The Missouri tandem that terrorized the SEC during the Tigers' unlikely run to a division title a season ago now is in the NFL.

HOOVER, Ala. — Arkansas coach Bret Bielema may prefer to play his football at a slower pace, but he certainly talks fast.

HOOVER, Ala. — An early Tuesday afternoon interview with a radio station complete, A.J. Johnson grabbed the placard bearing his name, affiliation and image and proudly posed for a couple of pictures.

HOOVER, Ala. — Tennessee's thin basketball frontcourt took a hit late Tuesday morning.

HOOVER, Ala. — The field was trimmed by one, but the race is still going.

HOOVER, Ala. — The style atop the Vanderbilt football program appears to be very different from what it's been the past three years.

KNOXVILLE -- A handful of legacy players formed the foundation of Tennessee's 2014 football signing class.

KNOXVILLE — Armani Moore is one of the few.

KNOXVILLE — To replenish a depleted roster, new Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall resorted to finding fifth-year transfers, junior college players and released high school signees.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee freshman lineman Charles Mosley was injured in a car accident on Sunday, and the Volunteers are awaiting word on the extent of Mosley's injury.

KNOXVILLE — Most of Tennessee's football coaching staff is enjoying some vacation time with an NCAA-mandated dead period causing recruiting to slow down just a little bit.

KNOXVILLE — Since arriving on Tennessee's campus at the end of May, Willie Carmichael has added roughly 16 pounds to his spindly 6-foot-8 frame.

KNOXVILLE -- Donnie Tyndall claims he slept four-and-a-half hours on Tuesday night.

KNOXVILLE -- Three days was all Jocquez Bruce needed.

KNOXVILLE — Like many young quarterbacks around the country, JaVaughn Craig has watched episodes of Jon Gruden's "Gruden's QB Camp" on ESPN, where the former Super Bowl-winning coach and current Monday Night Football analyst interviews, critiques and instructs quarterbacks heading into the NFL draft.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's quarterback camp over the weekend included a visit from Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden and a catchy slogan.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee won't open Donnie Tyndall's tenure as its men's basketball coach on an aircraft carrier, as some teams in college hoops have done in recent seasons.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's quarterback camp over the weekend included a visit from Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden and a catchy slogan.

KNOXVILLE — Josh Richardson doesn't really remember exactly where he was or what he was doing when he found out Cuonzo Martin was leaving his post as Tennessee's basketball coach to take the same job at California.

KNOXVILLE — In his first month as the Tennessee men's basketball coach, Donnie Tyndall signed eight new players, including a pair of immediately eligible transfers.

KNOXVILLE — There's a solid chance that Tennessee's new basketball practice jerseys come with name tags.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's quarterback race took an unexpected twist on the eve of the start of summer workouts Tuesday.

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee’s quarterback race took an unexpected twist on the eve of the start of summer workouts Tuesday.

KNOXVILLE — Within his first two weeks as Tennessee's basketball coach, Donnie Tyndall had four incoming signees bail and two returning players decide to transfer.

KNOXVILLE — Back on the market after a coaching change at his initial destination, Tariq Owens got an unexpected call.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — The cavalry is almost here.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A pair of Tennessee walk-on football players have been awarded scholarships.

This spring's Big Orange Caravan circuit is the second one for Butch Jones.

The door remains cracked on Darius Thompson returning to Tennessee, and the Volunteers are hoping to get an answer from the point guard soon.

The door remains cracked on Darius Thompson returning to Tennessee, and the Volunteers are hoping to get an answer from the point guard soon.

KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones is in his 18 month as Tennessee's football coach.

KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones says it's the busiest time of the year for him and his assistant coaches.

KNOXVILLE — The conflict probably rattled around in the mind of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones with every Jalen Hurd broken tackle or Josh Malone reception in spring practice.

KNOXVILLE — The good news Tennessee's football program got late last October became official on Wednesday.

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