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Bray named Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week

Bray named Co-SEC Offensive Player of the Week

The defense was ugly, but the offense shined, and Vols quarterback Tyler Bray is getting some recognition for his effort this week.

Bray was named the SEC Co-Offensive Player of Week on Monday. He set the Tennessee record for passing yards in a game with 530 as the Vols knocked off Troy, 55-48. Bray shared the award with Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.

Bray's 530 passing yards are the second-most by an SEC quarterback in history, second only to Eric Zeier who threw for 544 for Georgia in 1993 against Southern Mississippi.

Skydivers jump for a cure

Skydivers jump for a cure

Eighteen amateur skydivers jumped out of airplanes to fight against cancer on Sunday afternoon.

"The Skydive to Survive" event raised more than $20,000 to go towards the new UT Medical Center Cancer Institute.

Those skydivers said they hoped to demonstrate the courage it takes to conquer cancer. Three members of the Roth family suited up and skydived for their mom, Rita, who is currently battling breast cancer for the second time.

Rita Roth said she is grateful for her family's efforts to find a cure.

'Pride of the Southland Marching Band' honors Bill Williams

'Pride of the Southland Marching Band' honors Bill Williams

Beloved former WBIR anchor received a special honor Saturday.

Bill Williams has been the voice of "The Pride of the Southland Marching Band" for the last decade. On Saturday Williams celebrated his last game as the Volunteers took on Troy.

During halftime, the band named him an honorary lifetime member and gave him a plaque for his 10 years of service.

Williams said the honor was a surprise that left him speechless.

Tennessee beats Troy 55-48 in Neyland Stadium

Tennessee beats Troy 55-48 in Neyland Stadium

Tennessee Vols beat Troy in a down to the wire game on Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium

The close game was a surprise, especially against a team that lost last week 6-2 to Florida Atlantic.

Marlin Lane rushed for a tie-breaking 9-yard touchdown with 1:25 remaining. Tennessee rallied to edge Troy 55-48. The game featured 1,439 combined yards in total offense, which is the most ever in a Tennessee football game.

University of Tennessee Homecoming 2012

University of Tennessee Homecoming 2012

(Information provided by Amy Blakely with the University of Tennessee).

Homecoming events begin Sunday and culminate on Saturday, Nov. 3, when the football Vols take on Troy in Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is at noon.

Veterans activities

UT veterans and their families are invited to campus for the third Veterans Reunion, a homecoming event held every five years.

East Tennessee Zumba team reaches for top prize

East Tennessee Zumba team reaches for top prize

East Tennessee Zumba instructors know how to dance.

In fact, their original choreography landed them in the top ten in an international competition where they hope to bring home the top prize.

They call themselves the Hard Knox Crew: Shanie Marshall, Paulette Ray, Jen Celeste, Liz Harding, Kay Houser and Gabbie McConkey.

They are Zumba instructors mostly from East Tennessee.

Auburn eliminates Lady Vols in penalty kicks, 5-3

Auburn eliminates Lady Vols in penalty kicks, 5-3

On Wednesday, the No. 19 Tennessee soccer team and Auburn played a very physical match for the second time this season. This time, the Tigers came out on top, edging the Lady Vols in penalty kicks, 5-3, following 110 minutes of scoreless play in the SEC Tournament at Orange Beach Sportsplex.