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Parker leads Texas A&M past Vanderbilt, 5-0

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Ray Parker pitched eight-plus innings to lead Texas A&M to a 5-0 victory over top-seeded Vanderbilt on Wednesday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference baseball tournament. The Aggies (32-25) produced three solo homers and…

Pastner wants to add Robert Kirby as assistant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis coach Josh Pastner has hired Robert Kirby as an assistant coach for the Tigers. Pastner announced the hiring Tuesday, a move that must be approved by the both the university and the Tennessee State Board…

US women's hoops team chosen for WUG

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - National champions Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Bria Hartley headline the U.S. women's basketball team that will compete in July at the World University Games. The two UConn stars were among the 12 chosen to play in…

Vanderbilt, LSU headline expanded SEC tournament

UNDATED (AP)-Vanderbilt and LSU are the favorites to win this week's Southeastern Conference tournament after mowing through regular-season play with uncommon ease. The real intrigue, however, is the new single-elimination format in the opening round of the tournament. Instead of…

Kansas lands transfer Tarik Black from Memphis

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Memphis forward Tarik Black is transferring to Kansas and will be eligible to play immediately. Black has graduated from Memphis and has one year of eligibility left. Last season, Black started five of 32 games played…

F Sheldon Jeter transferring away from Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Forward Sheldon Jeter is transferring away from Vanderbilt after only one season with the Commodores to play closer to home. Vanderbilt announced Jeter's decision Friday. The 6-foot-7 forward from Beaver Falls, Pa., started seven of his…

Tennessee plans to honor Summitt with sculpture

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee plans to honor former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt by building an on-campus statue in her honor. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed Tuesday morning what athletic director Dave Hart has been mentioning during…

Chattanooga hires VCU assistant Wade as new coach

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chattanooga has hired VCU assistant Will Wade as the Mocs' new men's basketball coach. Athletic director David Blackburn announced the hiring Monday. Wade had been with Shaka Smart at VCU the past four seasons where he…

Chattanooga hires Foster as its women's coach

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Chattanooga has hired Jim Foster as its head coach less than a month before he enters the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. The university announced Foster's hiring on Thursday. The former St. Joseph's, Vanderbilt and Ohio…

Tennessee defensive back Gray transferring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee defensive back Daniel Gray is no longer with the football program and intends to transfer. Gray's departure was first reported by InsideTennessee.com and was confirmed Wednesday night by Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton. Gray…

Golden's exit doesn't change Vols' expectations

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin doesn't believe the expectations for his team should change even after the transfer of Trae Golden, which leaves the Volunteers without a lot of experience at point guard. Martin expects incoming freshman…

Tennessee G Trae Golden says he is transferring

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee guard Trae Golden has informed the Volunteers' men's basketball coaching staff that he is transferring. Golden said Tuesday in a university release that "I had a great three years here at Tennessee, but I plan…

Tennessee cites job performance in firing of coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee officials are citing unsatisfactory job performance as their reason for firing Lady Vols associate strength coach Heather Mason, who sued the university last fall. Mason's personnel file, obtained through a public records request, includes letters…

Tennessee AD Hart gets 1-year contract extension

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart has received a one-year contract extension. Hart's salary will remain $592,250, though he also earns $150,000 annually for media appearances. Hart's contract now runs through Sept. 18, 2018. His deal also…

Vanderbilt guard A.J. Astroth transferring

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Vanderbilt guard A.J. Astroth has decided to transfer. Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings said Monday in a university release announcing Astroth's decision that "he is looking for an opportunity to play more and we understand that." Astroth,…

Tennessee hires Vollmar as senior associate AD

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has hired Mike Vollmar as its senior associate athletics director for football administration. Vollmar spent the last two years as Michigan's associate athletic director for football. He held the same position at Alabama from 2008-10.…

Mason out as Tennessee associate strength coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is parting ways with associate strength and conditioning coach who sued the university for discrimination and retaliation last fall. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Jimmy Stanton confirmed Thursday that Heather Mason has been "placed on administrative…

Jones names Welton director of player personnel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The University of Tennessee has hired Bob Welton as director of player personnel after he spent the past nine years as a scout with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. Coach Butch Jones announced the hiring Tuesday, saying…

Music City Bowl set for afternoon start on Dec. 30

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Music City Bowl will kick off at 3:15 p.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 30 and be televised by ESPN. The 2013 bowl, sponsored by Franklin American Mortgage, will match the Southeastern Conference and Atlantic Coast…

Vols' offense faces defense in Orange & White Game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The format of Tennessee's Orange & White Game reflects the depth problems facing the Volunteers as they attempt to re-establish themselves as Southeastern Conference contenders. Rather than dividing his roster into two complete teams and having…

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