Good Morning and Rejoice! There's some sorta-football tomorrow! A complete writeup is coming later this morning from Will on what to watch for in Saturday's Orange and White game, but here's the bare-bones:
- Fan Day, where Butch Jones and UT players will sign autographs, is from 11:30-12:30, with gates opening at 10:30, but the waiting line starts eeeearrrrly, at 7AM. The complete list of parking and shuttle info is here.
- The game is live on SEC network at 2PM, with Tom Hart and Todd Blackledge as the callers. In accordance with ancient made-up tradition, they'll be using another totally convoluted scoring system. This year Steve Spurrier and Brent Musburger will both be present and recognized for awards they're receiving (the Robert Neyland Award and the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award, respectively).
- A number of notable Tennessee players will miss the spring game due to injury, including Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Shy Tuttle, as Brad Shepard outlines. And try not to get too bent out of shape Saturday when we don't show anything exciting on offense (siiiiigh)- the plan is vanilla, Mike DeBord confirmed on Thursday: "We’ll keep it simple in a lot of ways, with plays and things like that." (◔_◔)
- Recruiting Virginia Beach DT Eric Crosby (247 4*, #110 Overall) will make his commitment decision between Tennessee and Virginia Tech April 22, and looks a strong UT lean.
- Lady Vols VFL Bashaara Graves is an official WNBA player, joining the defending-champion Minnesota Lynx after being selected 22nd overall in Thursday's draft. She joins 11 other Lady Vols active on WNBA rosters. Congrats Bashaara!