“On behalf of Team 117, I would like to invite the best and most passionate fans in the country to help us prepare for the upcoming season,” said head coach Butch Jones. “We hope to see everyone at our open practice on Saturday, August 17th at Neyland Stadium as we continue to work toward the opening of the 2013 season.”
Admission to the event and parking is free of charge. Concession stands will be open. Parking will be available in the following lots: G-3, G-4, G-5, G-10, and Staff Lot 9. Following the conclusion of the practice, the team will return to the Anderson Training Center to resume its normal training camp meeting schedule.
Martin to speak at Bryan
Tennessee head men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin will speak at the Rhea County United Way fundraiser dinner on Tuesday, July 30, at Bryan College.
“I think it is very important to be a part of the community, but also to give back to the community,” Martin said to the Daily Post Athenian. “When I grew up in East St. Louis we didn’t have a lot resources. There were certain needs that we didn’t have, so I just think it’s a great way to give back”.
The Rhea County United Way is selling $20 tickets for the July 30, 6 p.m. ET event, which can be purchased at their office or online at www.rheaunitedway.org
Contact the Rhea County United Way at (423)775-5633
Graves golden again
KLAIPEDA, Lithuania — Bashaara Graves is golden again. The rising Tennessee sophomore and her USA U-19 team claimed their fifth straight title in that age group with a 61-28 win over France Sunday in the FIBA World Championship for Women at Klaipeda Arena.
Graves, a 6-foot-2 power forward from Clarksville previously won gold with USA Basketball at the 2009 FIBA Americas U-16 Championship for Women, the 2010 FIBA U-17 World Championship for Women and the 2012 FIBA Americas U-18 Championship for Women.
Graves contributed nine points and eight rebounds in the contest vs. France, hitting two of six shots from the field and five of six from the free throw line. For the nine-game tournament, the 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year started all nine games, averaging 8.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals and assists. She shot a team-leading .592 from the field (29-49) and hit free throws at a 75 percent clip (18-24).