Topic: University of Tennessee
Atlanta, GA – Russell Athletic and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced that the commemorative award presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coaches of the Year will be named The Pat Summitt Trophy in honor of the legendary University of Tennessee Lady Vols head coach.
The award will officially be named “The Pat Summitt Trophy presented to the Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year.” It will be the only national coach of the year award to bear Summitt’s name.
Nashville, TN – One of the first tasks for Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt was to hire his coordinators. He settled upon Ray Horton as defensive coordinator and Jason Michael on the offensive side.
Michael spent the last three seasons as the tight ends coach for the San Diego Chargers, working with tight ends Antonio Gates and Ladarius Green. In 2013, Gates led the Chargers in receptions (77), Green posted a 22.1-yard receiving average.
Boyd Played Key Roles in Developing Drive to 55, Tennessee Promise
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced the appointment of Randy Boyd of Knoxville to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC).
For the past year, Boyd has served as a full-time, unpaid special advisor to the governor for higher education, focusing on the “Drive to 55” initiative to bring the percentage of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications to 55 percent by the year 2025.
Austin Peay State University Provost Lecture Series to feature APSU Agriculture professor Rodney Mills on Thursday, January 30th
Clarksville, TN – An Austin Peay State University animal science professor will present the next session of the Provost Lecture Series this week at APSU.
Dr. Rodney Mills, assistant professor of animal science, will present at 3:00pm, Thursday, January 30th, in the Morgan University Center, Room 303. The title of his lecture is “Development of a Sustainable Beef Production System: A Case Study of the APSU Farm and Environmental Education Center.”
Nashville, TN – Bill Dance, a Tennessee native and national fishing icon, has been honored for his many contributions to the sport of fishing and as a long-time proponent and supporter of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and its efforts to manage and improve fishing in the state.
The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission and TWRA expressed their gratitude to Mr. Dance with a resolution during the January TFWC meeting that was held at the Ducks Unlimited National Headquarters in Memphis, TN.
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles vs. Austin Peay Governors
Saturday, January 25th, 2014 | 7:00pm CT
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University men’s basketball team (8-12, 2-4) looks to turn things around Saturday night when it faces the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (10-11, 3-3) at the Dunn Center.
Knoxville, TN - On `We Back Pat’ Night, Tennessee took care of business posting a 89-69 victory over Florida.
Five Lady Vols scored in double-figures as #11/12 Tennessee never trailed in the contest to move to 15-4 overall and 4-2 in the SEC. Meighan Simmons knocked down five 3-pointers on the way to a game-high 21 points.
Bashaara Graves netted 17 to equal her most points since the fourth game of the campaign. Jasmine Jones tallied 13, one shy of her career high. Andraya Carter tied her season-best with 14 and Isabelle Harrison added 12.
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans named Jason Michael as offensive coordinator.
Michael has 11 years of coaching experience, including eight seasons in the NFL. He joins the Titans after spending three seasons (2011-13) as the tight ends coach for the San Diego Chargers.
“Jason really impresses me with his knowledge of the run and pass game and he was a big part of putting together our plans last year in San Diego,” said Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Montgomery County, TN – Extension agents in a nine county area of Middle Tennessee are planning an Orchard Production Workshop for small producers and homeowners. The workshop will be held at Shade Tree Farms in Adams, TN on Friday, February 28th, 2014.
The participant fee for the program is $10.00/person which includes lunch onsite. The workshop will kick off at 9:00am Central time and conclude around 4:00pm. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – In her 38 years coaching the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team, Pat Summitt received hundreds of honors. Her teams won more than 1,000 games, 32 Southeastern Conference championships and eight national championships.
Her players who completed their playing eligibility at UT had a 100 percent graduation rate. And since being diagnosed with early onset dementia a little over two years ago, she has led a foundation that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund Alzheimer’s research. «Read the rest of this article»
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