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Tennessee National Guard’s Jeff Holmes selected as next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army

 

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Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard Major General Jeff Holmes has been tapped as the next Deputy Commanding General, First U.S. Army headquartered in Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. He is currently assigned as the Deputy Adjutant General, Tennessee National Guard.

The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army activated in France in 1918. In World War II First Army’s troops were the first to land on Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy. 

Major General Jeff Holmes, Tennessee National Guard.

Major General Jeff Holmes, Tennessee National Guard.

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Clarksville to dedicate Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza on June 15th

 

Pat Head Summitt Statue, life-story display will be unveiled at Freedom Point

Pat Head Summitt Legacy PlazaClarksville, TN – Clarksville civic volunteers will achieve their goal of honoring Pat Head Summitt, hometown hero and legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, with the dedication of the Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza at Freedom Point next month.

A bronze statue of Coach Summitt and an interpretative display of her life story will be dedicated at 3:00pm Friday, June 15th, 2018 in Clarksville’s Liberty Park. The public is invited to the event, which will include introductions of sculptor Brett Grill, members of Pat Head Summitt’s family, dignitaries and committee members, followed by a keynote speech and unveiling of the statue.

Construction continues at the future site of the Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza at Freedom Point. Clarksville civic volunteers will achieve their goal of honoring Pat Head Summitt, hometown hero and legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, with the dedication next month. A bronze statue of Coach Summitt and an interpretative display of her life story will be dedicated at 3:00pm Friday, June 15th in Clarksville's Liberty Park.

Construction continues at the future site of the Pat Head Summitt Legacy Plaza at Freedom Point. Clarksville civic volunteers will achieve their goal of honoring Pat Head Summitt, hometown hero and legendary University of Tennessee women’s basketball coach, with the dedication next month. A bronze statue of Coach Summitt and an interpretative display of her life story will be dedicated at 3:00pm Friday, June 15th in Clarksville’s Liberty Park.

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Clarksville’s Mariah Smith finishes 3rd at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate for University of Tennessee

 

Tennessee Athletics

UT Lady VolsSevierville, TN – Former Clarksville High School golfer and state champion Mariah Smith, helped lead a Tennessee contingent of golfers to a strong showing this past weekend at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate.  All three Lady Vols competed as individuals, finishing in the top 6.

“All in all, it was a great week,” Volunteer Assistant Coach Luis Pavon said. “We had three top-six finishes.”

The Volunteers were led by freshman Mariah Smith who finished tied for third, shooting a 54-hole total of 222 with her best round coming on Sunday where she shot an even-par 71. 

Tennessee Women's Golf freshman Mariah Smith of Clarksville comes in third at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Golf freshman Mariah Smith of Clarksville comes in third at Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Lady Vols fall to Oregon State 66-59 in NCAA Tournament second round

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsKnoxville, TN – Senior center Mercedes Russell logged her 46th career double-double with 21 points and 14 rebounds to lead Tennessee, but it wasn’t enough as the No. 12/13 Lady Vols (25-8) fell to No. 13/12 Oregon State (25-7) in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. 

Freshman Anastasia Hayes also had a double-digit outing for the No. 3 seed Lady Vols, posting 10 points and four assists, while classmate Rennia Davis pulled down 11 rebounds.

Oregon State, the No. 6 seed, was led in scoring by Mikayla Pivec with 18 points.  Marie Gulich, Katie McWilliams and Kat Tudor also reached double figures for the Beavers with 14, 13 and 12, respectively, as OSU picked up its first win over UT in five tries.

Tennessee Women's Basketball senior Mercedes Russell had 21 points and 14 rebounds in loss to Oregon State, Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball senior Mercedes Russell had 21 points and 14 rebounds in loss to Oregon State, Sunday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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Tennessee Vols come up short against Loyola-Chicago, 63-62

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsDallas, TX – No. 3 seed Tennessee’s season came to an end on Saturday night, as the Vols suffered a heartbreaking loss to 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago, 63-62, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
 
The Vols (26-9) made one last push at the end of the game, using an 8-0 run to take a 62-61 lead with 20 seconds remaining in the game, capped off by a three-point play from Grant Williams.
 
Clayton Custer knocked down a 10-foot jumper with 3.6 seconds left on the clock to regain the lead. Without any timeouts, Jordan Bone caught the ball near midcourt and shot a three that bounced of the rim as time expired.

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots as Loyola (Il) Ramblers center Cameron Krutwig (25) defends during the first half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams (2) shoots as Loyola (Il) Ramblers center Cameron Krutwig (25) defends during the first half in the second round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

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#3 Tennessee Vols take on #11 Loyola-Chicago in NCAA Tournament second round

 

#3 Tennessee vs. #11 Loyola-Chicago

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 | 5:10pm CT
Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center | TV: TNT

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsDallas, TX – Tennessee will look to advance to its eighth Sweet Sixteen in program history on Saturday, as the Vols face Loyola-Chicago in a second-round matchup at American Airlines Center. The game tips at 5:10pm CT and will be televised live on TNT.

The No. 3 seeded Volunteers (26-8) claimed a share of the SEC Regular-Season Championship after being picked to finish 13th by select media during the preseason. This year’s squad is one of only four Tennessee teams to ever win 25 games in a single season is the 21st UT team to represent the Vols in the Big Dance. 

Tennessee Men's Basketball takes on Loyola-Chicago in the NCAA Tournament Saturday. Tip off is at 5:10pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Lady Vols easily handle Liberty, 100-60

 

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UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – No. 12/13-ranked Tennessee soared past Liberty, 100-60, as the No. 3 seed Lady Vols scored their highest point total in an NCAA Tournament game since 2006 when they defeated Army, 102-54.  

Rennia Davis led UT (25-7) with 18 points and 11 rebounds, marking her ninth career double-double and tying her with Tamika Catchings for the fifth most double-doubles ever recorded by a UT freshman. Redshirt junior Cheridene Green also posted a double-double, the second of her career, with 15 points and 12 rebounds.

No. 14 seed Liberty (24-10), which hadn’t surrendered 100 points in a game since the Lady Vols defeated them 102-58 in the 1998 NCAA First Round, was led in scoring by Lela Sellers and Ola Makurat, each with 13 points.

Tennessee Women's Basketball forward Rennia Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over Liberty Friday. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Women’s Basketball forward Rennia Davis had 18 points and 11 rebounds in win over Liberty Friday. (Tennessee Athletics)

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#3 Tennessee Vols beats #13 Wright State 73-47 in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

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Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsDallas, TX – A trio of double-digit scorers fueled No. 3-seeded Tennessee to a dominant 73-47 win over #13 seed Wright State Thursday at American Airlines Center in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
 
All-SEC wing Admiral Schofield posted his second double-double in as many games, with 15 points and 12 rebounds to go along with a pair of blocks in 32 minutes of action. Vols sophomore Lamonte Turner led all players with 19 points and a career-high nine assists off the bench.
 
SEC Player of the Year Grant Williams just missed out on a double-double, recording 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting and hauling down nine boards.

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots past Wright State Raiders center Loudon Love (11) during the first half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Volunteers guard Lamonte Turner (1) shoots past Wright State Raiders center Loudon Love (11) during the first half in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Tournament at American Airlines Center. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

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#3 Tennessee Lady Vols host #14 Liberty in first round of NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Tennessee Lady Vols vs. #14 Liberty Lady Flames

Friday, March 16th, 2018 | 1:30pm CT
Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena | TV: ESPN2

UT Lady VolsKnoxville, TN – As one of the top 16 overall seeds in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship field, the University of Tennessee Lady Vols earned the right to host first and second round games. This marks UT’s initial time hosting women’s tourney games since 2015.

No. 12/13 Tennessee (24-7), which earned the No. 3 seed in the Lexington Regional, will play host to No. 14 seed Liberty (24-9) on Friday, March 16th, at 1:30pm CT in Thompson-Boling Arena.

In Friday’s opening game in Knoxville, No. 13/12 Oregon State (23-7), seeded sixth, will meet No. 11 seed Western Kentucky (24-8) in the other first round contest at noon. 

Tennessee Women's Basketball faces Liberty in first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Thompson-Boling Area Friday. Tip off is at 1:30pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics) «Read the rest of this article»

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#3 Tennessee Vols take on #14 Wright State in opening round of NCAA Tournament

 

#3 Tennessee Vols vs. #14 Wright State

Thursday, March 15th, 2018 | 11:40pm CT
Dallas, TX | American Airlines Center | TV: trvTV

Tennessee Volunteers - UT VolsDallas, TX – For the first time since 2014, Tennessee men’s basketball is heading to the NCAA Tournament, preparing for a first-round matchup with Wright State on Thursday, March 15th at American Airlines Center. The game tips at 11:40pm CT and will be televised live on truTV.

The No. 3 seeded Volunteers (25-8) claimed a share of the SEC Regular-Season Championship after being picked to finish 13th by select media during the preseason. This year’s squad is one of only four Tennessee teams to ever win 25 games in a single season and will be the 21st UT team to represent the Vols in the Big Dance. 

Tennessee Men's Basketball faces Wright State in the NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center, Thursday. Tip off is at 11:40pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

Tennessee Men’s Basketball faces Wright State in the NCAA Tournament at the American Airlines Center, Thursday. Tip off is at 11:40pm CT. (Tennessee Athletics)

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