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'Ride of Lifetime' online auction for Food City 500 begins March 2nd

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Taking a lap around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile is a unique experience, as anybody who has made the trek will tell you. Getting to do so with your favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup driver in front of a crowd of nearly 160,000? That is definitely a “Ride of a Lifetime”.

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Richard Petty Driving Experience race in action at BMS

Posted: 02/24/2009 - Fans who have wondered what it would be like to cruise around the World’s Fastest Half-Mile in a race car will get the chance to do just that Friday, March 20 as part of the Richard Petty Driving Experience Ride-Along program.

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Hosfield chosen as SEC softball freshman of the week

Posted: 02/23/2009 - An outstanding weekend at the prestigious Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., has paid dividends for Tennessee freshman hurler Cat Hosfield as the Murfreesboro, Tenn., native has been tabbed by the Southeastern Conference as its Softball Freshman of the Week (Feb. 23).

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Vols Freshman Diver Ryan Helms earns SEC Honors

Posted: 02/22/2009 - As the 2009 Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Championships wrapped up Saturday evening, conference officials announced the athletes of the year. Among the names read were Tennessee’s freshman-sensation diver Ryan Helms.

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Knoxville Ice Bears heat up the FireAntz

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Two minutes into the third, the FireAntz appeared to have the game tied, but the goal was not counted. Captain Kevin Swider then added an insurance goal to make the score 5-3. Mike Carter then took a pass from Brett Smith to end the game at 6-3.

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UT Track & Field complete day-1 at the Virginia Tech Challenge

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Tennessee men’s track and field team began its final weekend of preparation for the upcoming SEC Indoor Championships with several solid performances at the Virginia Tech Challenge on Friday night. Three of the six Vols in competition posted lifetime-best marks.

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#22 Lady Vols tennis team completes clean sweep over #44 Indiana

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Despite not having played in almost two weeks, the No. 22 University of Tennessee women’s tennis team (5-1) looked extremely sharp in its return to competitive action on Friday afternoon, earning its first sweep of the season, defeating No. 44 Indiana (7-3), 7-0, at the Goodfriend Indoor Tennis Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

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Hammond pulls off crucial squeeze as #9 UT downs Hawaii 3-2

Posted: 02/20/2009 - gutsy squeeze play in the bottom of the seventh inning off the bat of senior left fielder Lillian Hammond scored freshman shortstop Ashley Andrews from third with the winning run as No. 9 Tennessee improved to 12-1 on the season and picked up its 10th straight win with a hard-fought, 3-2 win over Hawai’i on Saturday afternoon at the Cathedral City Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.

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Vols Men's Golf, talented field at Sawgrass

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Tennessee returns to action Sunday at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, a three-day event set for Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. North Florida is the host school for the 14-team field that includes four Southeastern Conference squads.

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Vols Men's Tennis, Rise to Fourth in ITA Rankings

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Tennessee men’s tennis team moved up four spots in the new Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings to fourth, its highest ranking since the 2001 season. UT’s sophomore trio of Boris Conkic, Matteo Fago and John-Patrick Smith all had new career-high rankings in the singles poll that was also released.

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Brian Vickers wins Auto Club 500 pole then must start from back of field

Updated: 02/20/2009 - Brian Vickers won the pole for Sunday's Auto Club 500, barely beating heavily favored Jimmie Johnson. But, about an hour after taking the sixth pole of his NASCAR Sprint Cup career with a lap of 183.429 miles per hour, Vickers found out his team would have to change the engine in his No. 83 Toyota.

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Ice Bears Van Vliet called up

Posted: 02/20/2009 - The Knoxville Ice Bears have had a history of advancing players to higher levels, and this season is no different. The most recent player to get called up was Mark Van Vliet.

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