Tennessee Volunteers projected in the NFL Draft
Here’s a look at my summary of Tennessee Volunteers eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft along with a listing of every NFL team’s last player from the University of Tennessee that they selected.
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SEC Spring Practice Team Look-Ins w/Beat Reporters
Take a listen to team look-ins and previews of all 14 Southeastern Conference football teams during spring practice in 2013 with beat reporters covering each team. You will find all 14 of those interviews HERE.
NCAA Brackets – Our Show Challenge
The News Sentinel Sports Page Staff Bracket Challenge standings going into the Final 4 are below. The winner receives a “full collection of dated Cosby (Show) sweaters from John Adams' sweater drawer” per Brendan Quinn. Ironically, the man who acquired said prize is in the best position to win the coveted attire. The fashion-conscious Quinn may soon be seen inside Market Square establishments with his highest level of confidence ever, due to the attention-grabbing sweaters.
Here are the show standings including our celebrity participants:
1st tie - Harrison Smith (630 pts) 160 potential pts remaining
1st tie – Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman (630 pts) 0 potential pts remaining
3rd - Brendan Quinn (600 pts) 480 potential pts remaining
FF: Louisville & Michigan
4th tie - Vince Ferrara (510 pts) 480 potential pts remaining
4th tie - Will Rabb (510 pts) 0 potential pts remaining
6th - Jesse Smithey (450 pts) 0 potential pts remaining
7th - Evan Woodbery (430 pts) 0 potential pts remaining
8th – Scott Stallings (370 pts) 0 potential pts remaining
NCAA Brackets – Our Show Challenge w/Celebrity Sports Figures Included
Some of our on-air show staff is competing for bragging rights, but we have some company this year. Joining us are three Knoxville area sports stars as “celebrity entrees” into the mix for show supremacy.
We’ll have everyone with a bracket on the show to discuss their bracket, brag, talk trash, make excuses or all of the above throughout the tournament. Evan Woodbery won our Bowl Game Challenge to defend the sport he covers. Will college basketball guy Brendan Quinn validate the knowledge with a hoops victory? Evan says no. It will be fun to follow.
The News Sentinel’s Brendan Quinn has acquired the coveted prize package for the winner. Per Brendan, the winner will receive John Adams’ sweater drawer…a full collection of dated Cosby sweaters. That’s "The Cosby Show" in reference to Brendan’s description of John’s colorful sweaters ala Cliff Huxtable. As you can tell, there’s plenty on the line.
Here's everyone's Final 4 & National Championship picks, along with notable bracket surprises prior to the Final 4.
FF: 2-Duke, 1-Gonzaga, 3-Florida, 4-Syracuse
NC: 2-Duke over 4-Syracuse 72-67
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 5-Wisconsin, 7-Notre Dame, 5-VCU, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 7-Notre Dame)
FF: 2-Duke, 6-Arizona, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Indiana over 2-Duke 62-55
Against The Grain: (Round of 32 = 14-Northwestern State, 14-Davidson) & (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 5-Wisconsin, 8-North Carolina, 6-UCLA, 5-UNLV, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 12-Oregon, 5-VCU, 6-Butler)
Scott Holtzman aka “Hot Sauce”
FF: 2-Duke, 2-Ohio State, 1-Kansas, 2-Miami
NC: 2-Duke over 1-Kansas 82-77
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 5-Wisconsin, 6-Arizona, 5-UNLV) & (Elite 8 = 5-Wisconsin)
FF: 6-Memphis, 7-Notre Dame, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Indiana over 7-Notre Dame 82-73
Against The Grain: (Round of 32 = 16-Southern) & (Sweet 16 = 12-Oregon, 9-Wichita St, 12-Ole Miss, 5-UNLV, 11-Bucknell) & (Elite 8 = 12-Ole Miss)
FF: 6-Memphis, 3-New Mexico, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 2-Georgetown over 3-New Mexico 68-64
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 5-Wisconsin, 5-VCU, 11-Minnesota) & (Elite 8 = 5-Wisconsin)
FF: 1-Louisville, 1-Gonzaga, 4-Michigan, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Louisville over 1-Indiana 68-67
Against The Grain: (Round of 32 = 14-Davidson) & (Sweet 16 = 7-Creighton, 12-Ole Miss, 6-UCLA, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 6-Butler)
FF: 2-Duke, 2-Ohio State, 2-Georgetown, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Indiana over 2-Ohio State 65-61
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 5-Oklahoma State, 11-Belmont, 5-VCU, 6-Butler) & (Elite 8 = 4-Kansas State)
FF: 1-Louisville, 1-Gonzaga, 5-VCU, 1-Indiana
NC: 1-Louisville over 1-Indiana 68-62
Against The Grain: (Sweet 16 = 11-Belmont & 11-Minnesota)
News Sentinel Sports Page Guests (10am – Noon ET)
Friday 3/22/13 w/co-host John Adams
10:25-Evan Woodbery (UT Football Beat Reporter - Knoxville News Sentinel)
10:30-Mike Szvetitz (Opelika-Auburn News for Auburn spring football practice preview)
11:05-Holly Warlick (Lady Vols Basketball Head Coach)
11:45-Rusty Ensor (Former Vol & SEC Network Analyst)
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NFL Scouting Combine
If you love the NFL Draft as much as I do, you’re following all the news that could impact the draft. The NFL Draft is great because it’s where the two greatest games come together, college and professional football. I love that stuff.
Here’s the schedule for the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in
- Saturday, Feb. 23: Tight Ends; Offensive Linemen; Special Teams
- Sunday, Feb. 24: Quarterbacks; Running Backs; Wide Receivers
- Monday, Feb. 25: Defensive Linemen; Linebackers
- Tuesday, Feb. 26: Defensive Backs
Some players to watch of local interest are...
Day 1: Mychal Rivera and Dallas Thomas
Day 2: Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter, Tyler Bray and Da'Rick Rogers (Tennessee Tech)
Day 3: Montori Hughes (UT-Martin)
Upcoming guests on the News Sentinel Sports Page
Thu. Feb. 21 w/Evan Woodbery
Richard Justice (MLB.com) 11:25
Bill Mosiello (UT Baseball Assistant Coach) 11:45
Fri. Feb. 22 w/John
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Jolette Law (Lady Vols basketball assistant coach) 11:05
Darren McFarland (TitanInsider.com) 11:25
Plus “Mark It Down with Marco’s Pizza” (your 3 weekend sports predictions to win a free large pizza!)
Check out Ole Miss guard (and opposing fan fave) Marshall Henderson’s odd Harlem Shake video.
We Back Pat game at Thompson-Boling Arena
It was a successful Sunday afternoon for all involved. Money raised for the Pat Summitt Foundation was announced. There was tremendous fan support with an announced crowd of 12,512. There were neat moments with coaches and players honoring and recognizing Pat Summitt. Alabama showed support wearing their We Back Pat T-Shirts. Plus, the #9 Lady Vols played well in beating the Crimson Tide 96-69 to remain unbeaten in SEC play.
Show Interviews (Jan. 21 – 25) So Far
Monday w/John Adams: Joe Dean Jr. (11:25); Josh Richardson/Jarnell Stokes/Trae Golden/Armani Moore
Tuesday w/Brendan Quinn: Chris Dortch (10:25); Ryan Callahan (11:05); Mike Craigen (11:45)
Wednesday w/Jesse Smithey: Daryl Hobby (11:25); Darren McFarland (11:45)
Thursday w/Evan Woodbery: TBD
Friday w/Jesse Smithey: Ryan Callahan (11:05)
Butch Jones & staff introduced at Vols game Saturday
Check out the photo in this post of Butch Jones.
The head football coach of a big-time university was introduced at a basketball game this weekend. He walks-out, sees the mascot Smokey, taps his chest asking for a chest-bump and then does it. That was Butch Jones in front of the fans, and recruits at Thompson-Boling Arena at the Mississippi State game this weekend. Both he and Smokey got some elevation and had good form too. Very impressive. The entire coaching staff was also introduced.
Chase Headley honored as well
The National League leader in RBIs in 2012, and former Volunteers baseball star Chase Headley was recognized at the Tennessee/Mississippi State basketball game Saturday afternoon.
We had some fantastic guests on our show here on The Sports Animal, News Sentinel Sports Page. Click on the names of the guests below to hear those interviews and read more about each guest that appeared on our radio show.
Butch Jones - Tennessee football coach Butch Jones
Cuonzo Martin - Tennessee men’s basketball coach
Morgan Cox – Baltimore Ravens Long Snapper & Former Vol
Harrison Smith – Minnesota Vikings Safety & Knoxville native
Rick Ray - Mississippi State men’s basketball coach
Wes Durham – Atlanta Falcons Play-By-Play Announcer
Tom Luginbill – ESPN college football & recruiting analyst