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 MEDIA RELATIONS TOM SATKOWIAK Associate Media Relations Director

Tom Satkowiak is in his fourth year directing the media relations efforts of the Tennessee men’s basketball program. He has been a member of UT’s full-time staff since September 2005. A native of Bay City, Mich., Satkowiak transitioned to basketball after four years with the Vols’ baseball program, during which he publicized the team’s run to the 2005 College World Series and promoted 11  players who earned All-America or Freshman All-America acclaim.

All media requests related to the Tennessee men’s basketball program should be directed to Tom Satkowiak (865974-7501,


Outlets interested in obtaining credentials to cover Tennessee basketball home games must apply for credentials via Sports Systems. Link: Upon visiting the link provided above, applicants must check a box indicating that they agree to the Southeastern Conference’s media credentialing terms and conditions for use before selecting “Tennessee men’s basketball.” Applications for single-game credentials should be submitted at least one week in advance of the game(s) one plans to cover. Credentials may be mailed or left at the Media Will Call entrance on the southeast end of Thompson-Boling Arena (event level). Only working media, staff and professional basketball scouts will be issued credentials, and all credentials remain the property of the University of Tennessee. Credentials are non-transferable, and UT reserves the right to revoke credentials for misuse.


• Media Will Call is located on the lower southeast side of the arena and opens two hours before tipoff. • Media Parking is in Lot G-10, the parking garage on the east side of the arena. • Media Seating is located along the baseline on the east side of the arena. • A Media Meal is served in the lower east end of the arena starting 90 minutes before game time. • A Media Work Area is located on the lower east side of the arena. Wireless Internet is available, as are a limited number of hard-line Ethernet connections for photo transmission. • The Postgame Press Conference is held in the lower east end of the arena following a brief cooling-off period after the game. Head coach Cuonzo Martin addresses the media and is followed by selected Tennessee studentathletes (visitor interviews take place outside the visiting locker room, which is located behind the north end of the court).


Media may request interviews with Cuonzo Martin by calling or emailing basketball SID Tom Satkowiak at 865-9747501 or 180

Satkowiak oversaw the basketball program's media relations efforts during the historic 2009-10 season, in which Tennessee advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in the program's 101-year history. After initially joining Tennessee’s media relations staff as a student in the fall of 2002, Satkowiak spent two years as a graduate assistant in the UT office before being promoted to a full-time position. He served as editor of the Tennessee football game program and yearbook from 2005-10. A 2002 summa cum laude Tennessee graduate with a degree in communications/public relations, Satkowiak also earned a master’s in sport studies in 2005 from UT. Satkowiak and his wife, Brooke, reside in west Knoxville with their 2-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, Crockett.


All requests for player interviews must be directed to SID Tom Satkowiak. Please make your requests at least 24 hours in advance. On gamedays, players are not available for interviews until after the game. Under no circumstances are players available for interviews by calling/ texting/emailing/Tweeting them directly. Players are instructed not to grant any interviews unless prior arrangements are made through the Media Relations Office.


Throughout the season, Cuonzo Martin hosts a weekly media luncheon in the Arena Dining area at ThompsonBoling Arena. Call the Media Relations Office (865-9747501) for a schedule of the luncheons. The entrance to Arena Dining is located at the northeast corner of the arena off Phillip Fulmer Way.


If you wish to receive the most up-to-date information regarding Tennessee basketball (including all press releases and media availability notices) via email, please send a request to SID Tom Satkowiak at


During games, photographers are restricted to areas along the baselines of the court. At no time are photographers or videographers allowed behind the team benches.


In games at Thompson-Boling Arena, opponents are permitted one free origination, to be designated by the school’s athletics director. Requests should be directed to Tom Satkowiak in the media relations office. Information about clearance to broadcast games should be directed to Steve Early, IMG College/Vol Network, P.O. Box 11125, Knoxville, TN 37939 (865-212-3570).


Information about clearance to broadcast games should be directed to Steve Early, IMG College/Vol Network, P.O. Box 11125, Knoxville, TN 37939, telephone (865) 212-3570. Inquiries concerning the Vol Network also should be directed to Early.


Jimmy Stanton Associate AD

Jason Yellin Assistant AD

Drew Rutherford Graduate Asst.


Main Office Number: 865-974-1212 Fax Number: 865-974-1269 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 15016 Knoxville, TN 37901 Overnight Address: 1720 Volunteer Boulevard Knoxville, TN 37996


By acceptance and use of a Tennessee media credential, the holder agrees to the following conditions as established by UT and the Southeastern Conference: In-Game Blogging, including periodic updates of scores, statistics or other brief descriptions of the competition (such as Tweets and social-networking status updates) throughout the event, is acceptable provided that the bearer conforms to the blogging policies separately published by the SEC, as such policies may be revised from time to time. No bearer may produce or disseminate in any form a "real-time" description or transmission of the event in any manner that constitutes, or is intended to provide or is promoted or marketed as, a substitute for television or video coverage of the event. The bearer agrees that the determination of whether a blog is a real-time description or transmission shall be made by the SEC in its reasonable discretion. If the SEC reasonably determines that a bearer is producing a real-time description of the event, the SEC reserves the right to pursue all available remedies against the bearer and to revoke the credential.


Upon execution of a separate agreement with terms and conditions governing the use thereof, the bearer will be afforded access to video and audio of broadcast events for use on the bearer's official news website(s), at no premium or charge. Otherwise, except as specifically permitted (with respect to online, non-archived simulcasts), the bearer shall not post, place or distribute or make available video (or audio from broadcast feeds) of game action of any event (including bearer-generated video of game action of an event) on or through the Internet or any other new media distribution platform (any other platform than print media or a form of television not available or viewable over the Internet, except for non-archived simulcasts specifically permitted) including, without limitation, wireless handsets, podcasts, cell phones or PDAs.


To access Tennessee's official athletics website, visit Information on SEC athletics can be accessed online at In addition, you can stay up-to-date on the Tennessee basketball program using popular social networking services Facebook (Facebook. com/BallWithTheVols) and Twitter (@Vol_Hoops).



Media members are prohibited at all times from posting photos while practice is taking place. This includes the time from which the first student-athlete arrives on-site through either A) the conclusion of the head coach’s post-practice interviews; or B) the time at which the last remaining student-athlete leaves the site. Once postpractice interviews have concluded, photos may then be published.

INTERVIEW LENGTH Unless prior approval has been granted by the UT Media Relations Department, all pre- or post-practice interviews with student-athletes, coaches or support-staff members must not exceed five minutes.






“Since 1950, the job of the sports information director promoting men’s sports has been held by a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Lindsey Nelson, 1950; Gus Manning, 1951-60; and Haywood Harris, 1961-2000—if you add in the 11 years I have been privileged to serve in that position, that is a total of 61 years at one school by alumni who totally dedicated themselves to their university in every way,” Ford said. Ford himself was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame in 2001 and later received the prestigious Arch Ward Award in 2006 for outstanding contributions to the field of sports information. “For more than four decades, Bud Ford as much as anyone has embodied the spirit of the Tennessee Vols—loyal student and staff member, man of integrity, gracious host, and sports information professional whose daily decisions were always based on what he believed was in the best interest of his alma mater,” said Georgia’s Claude Felton, Ford’s longtime associate and friend in the SEC media relations field. Also a member of the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame and Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame, Ford in 2005 was made an honorary member of the UT Lettermen’s T-Club for his faithful service to the athletics department. Ford’s primary duty as historian will be to reorganize all existing records of athletics competition in all sports in preparation for moving them into the archive storage area of the media relations office in the new Football Training Center. He also hopes to compile, edit and produce an all-time sports records book for the UT athletics department. “For the last 45 years, I have seen it as my duty to make sure history was chronicled and properly catalogued in a way that it can be useful for many years,” he said. In addition, Ford will serve as the contact for historical questions regarding teams, coaches and student-athletes, and be available to answer inquiries and correspondence received by the athletics department. “The job is ever-changing, and that presents new challenges,” Ford said. “Even though I have grown older with each passing sports season, the athletes I work with still remain the same age, 18-21. They keep you on your toes and forever young in your thinking.” Ford graduated from West High School in 1962 and from UT in 1966. He and his wife, Sandra, reside in the Halls Crossroads community of North Knoxville and have been longtime members of Salem Baptist Church. They have two grown children—Brent, a graduate of UT; and Julie, who completed her teaching degree at Carson-Newman College and master’s at Lincoln Memorial University.


Former Tennessee head football coach Johnny Majors once said of Bud Ford, “He never has an opinion. He won’t get to the point.” Of course, Majors burst out laughing after uttering those words because they couldn’t have been further from the truth when describing Ford, the longtime UT Media Relations Director who in May announced his retirement effective at the end of December. A Knoxville, Tenn., native and 45-year veteran of his profession, Ford always let it be known that he stood for integrity, passion and tradition when it came to his beloved University of Tennessee. And he displayed those traits every day to head coaches, student assistants, media representatives and fans alike. Ford, 66, is moving into the position of Athletics Department Historian beginning Jan. 1, 2012, and plans to keep serving as a mentor to those in the UT family. “The history of Tennessee athletics has always intrigued me.” Ford said. “During my whole career, I have constantly gathered historical facts and figures to preserve this ongoing picture in my mind of what UT athletics was. I’ve certainly enjoyed the opportunity to work with a lot of great athletes, student workers and employees through these many years.” Included in that group is legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, who from 1994-97 became an iconic figure in the Volunteer State. “Bud is simply the best in the business,” said Manning, who leaned on Ford for advice during his celebrated UT career. “I will always be indebted to Bud Ford, and I am honored to call him my friend.” Ford, hired at UT right out of college in June of 1966, was promoted to his current position of Associate Athletics Director for Media Relations in April 2000. Before that, Ford served as primary men’s basketball contact from 1966-85, during the Ray Mears and Don DeVoe eras. He spent 13 years as UT’s Sports Information Director, and then was promoted to Assistant AD for Sports Information. Those positions were just rewards for the work Ford began when he was named the school’s first full-time Assistant SID under CoSIDA Hall of Fame member Haywood Harris. “I was privileged to work under one of the most respected men in the sports information field,” Ford said of Harris, who died last June at the age of 80 and with whom Ford teamed for 35 years. “I also was part of a time in collegiate sports history that will most likely never occur again.


Pratt Pavilion: Media must observe practice from the balcony overlooking the court on the west side of the facility. Videographers and photographers may shoot from the floor but should return to the aforementioned area when not shooting or when asked by a member of the UT Media Relations staff.

SOCIAL MEDIA & BROADCAST UPDATES Posting—either directly or via an intermediary—updates related to practice is prohibited until the head coach (or a designated assistant if the head coach is absent) has concluded all of his post-practice interviews.


MEDIA VIEWING AREAS Thompson-Boling Arena: Media must observe practice from the top row of media seating along the east baseline. If this area is unavailable, media must observe practice from the seats in the South 100 Level (Sections 119-123). Videographers and photographers may shoot from the floor but should return to the aforementioned area when not shooting or when asked by a member of the UT Media Relations staff. Producers and announcers from the television network that is scheduled to air the next Tennessee game may observe from the television position on the south end of the arena (midcourt).

VIDEO With the exception of videographers from network television affiliates (game crews), all media members wishing to shoot video at practice must receive prior approval from the UT Media Relations Department. And with the exception of post-practice interviews, all video content that is televised or posted online must be less than three minutes in duration, per practice. Posting video that includes offensive audio content (such as cursing) or gameplan-specific audio is prohibited.


NOTE: For the purposes of these guidelines, the term “practice” refers not only to standard on-court basketball practice sessions but also any other practice-related activities, including, but not limited to: conditioning, weights, film sessions and individual workouts.

RADIO OR ONLINE BROADCAST Participating in a live radio or online broadcast, during which University of Tennessee athletics is a topic of conversation, is prohibited while the participant is in view of practice or any practice-related activities (conditioning, weights, film session, etc.). Any and all exceptions—such as live radio remotes during preseason media day—must be approved at least one day in advance by the UT Media Relations Department.




THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE The Southeastern Conference, with its storied 78-year history of athletic achievements and academic excellence, has built perhaps the greatest tradition of intercollegiate competition of any league in the country since its inception in 1933. The SEC had either the national champion or the national runners-up in 10 Mike Slive sports in 2010-11. SEC Commissioner SEC teams won six national championships in 2010-11. These include football, men’s indoor track and field, baseball, women’s tennis, gymnastics and rifle. The SEC also had national runners-up finishes in baseball, men’s golf, softball, women’s swimming and diving and bowling. In all, the SEC had at least one team finish in the top five in 15 of its 20 sponsored sports. The SEC does not sponsor championships in rifle or bowling. In its 78 year history, the SEC has won 189 team national championships, including 67 since 2000. Since 2000, the SEC has won at least one national championship in 16 of its 20 sponsored sports. In a statistical survey that is based on NCAA championship and rankings, the SEC placed first nationally in the nine men’s sports it sponsors and third in the 11 women’s sports the league sponsors. The SEC had 14 of its student-athletes earn NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships in 2010-11. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition. The SEC’s 14 is the second-highest total of FBS conferences. The SEC had two student-athletes awarded among the NCAA’s Today’s Top VIII. The award recognizes eight current student-athletes who will have completed their athletics eligibility for their successes on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community. No other conference had more than one earn this honor in 2010-11. The league also had three student-athletes earn the Elite 88 award, which is awarded to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA in an NCAA Championships event. The SEC had 43 Capital One Academic All-Americans in 2010-11, more than any other conference. The league had 23 student-athletes earn first-team honors, an alltime high for the SEC. The Capital One Academic All-America Teams are voted on by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The 43 student-athletes represent 11 of the 12 SEC schools while 10 schools had someone on the first-team. Since 2003, the SEC has had 148 student-athletes earn first-team Capital One Academic All-American status. • Throughout the history of men’s college basketball, the Southeastern Conference has captured 10 NCAA Championships and four NIT titles, making the SEC one of the nation’s top basketball conferences. • Nine SEC players were chosen in the 2011 NBA Draft. Over the last four NBA Drafts, 30 SEC players have heard their names called. • The SEC led all other conferences with five NBA AllStar selections in 2010. And the SEC maintained its strong presence in the NBA for the 2010-11 season as 40 former players were on 20 of the 30 NBA team’s rosters to open the season. • Nine of the SEC’s top 20 scorers from 2010-11 return for 2011-12. Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins is the league’s top returning scorer at 19.5 points per game. • A total of seven SEC teams received postseason invitations in 2011. Five received NCAA Tournament bids (Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Vanderbilt) while two (Alabama and Ole Miss) were invited to play in the National Invitation Tournament. • Nine players who earned All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches last year are on SEC rosters for 201112. • Each of the 96 conference games will be televised live as part of the SEC’s historic 15-year agreements with CBS Sports and ESPN that began in 2009-10. Almost half of the SEC’s league games will be distributed nationally with ESPN or ESPN2 televising 27 contests, ESPNU showing seven and CBS Sports five. The SEC’s games on the ESPN family of networks will be exclusively branded as the “SEC on ESPN.” • National coverage of the SEC Basketball Tournament has been expanded with the semifinals and championship game broadcast on ESPN on ABC. The SEC Network will televise the first two rounds of the tournament, which this year will be played March 8-11 in New Orleans. • Every team in the SEC has made at least one NCAA Tournament appearance in the last nine editions of the NCAA Tournament. • The Southeastern Conference has had at least one team advance to the Sweet Sixteen in 21 of the last 22 years. The SEC record for most teams advancing to the Sweet Sixteen is four which was accomplished in 1986 (Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU) and in 1996 (Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi State). Eleven of the SEC’s 12 members have advanced to the Sweet Sixteen since 1996. • Since the 1980-81 season, each of the 12 SEC schools has captured either an SEC divisional, overall or tournament title and 11 different schools have won or shared the SEC Championship since the league’s inception in 1933.

 SEC MEDIA SERVICES SEC MEDIA RELATIONS Phone Number: (205) 458-3010 Fax Number: (205) 458-3030 Mailing Address: 2201 Richard Arrington Blvd. North Birmingham, AL 35203

*Craig Pinkerton, Director Charles Bloom, Assoc. Commissioner Tammy Wilson, Assoc. Director Chuck Dunlap, Assoc. Director Chevonne Mansfield, Asst. Director *men’s basketball contact


The SEC has an extensive online presence at SECsports. com. The SEC offers a media-only section of the Web site ( Media covering the SEC can retrieve information from the conference office as well as the 12 SEC institutions from the media site. A championship credentialing system is also available on the site.


The weekly SEC coaches teleconference is scheduled for every Monday Jan. 2 through March 5. The postseason teleconference is set for Monday, March 12 at 11 a.m. (Eastern). It will feature coaches from all SEC teams participating in the postseason. All SEC basketball teleconferences can be listened to online at shortly after their conclusion. Order of Appearance (All Times Eastern) 11:00 a.m. Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt 11:07 a.m. Billy Donovan, Florida 11:14 a.m. Darrin Horn, South Carolina 11:21 a.m. Mark Fox, Georgia 11:28 a.m. Trent Johnson, LSU 11:35 a.m. John Calipari, Kentucky 11:42 a.m. Cuonzo Martin, Tennessee 11:49 a.m. Mike Anderson, Arkansas 11:56 a.m. Anthony Grant, Alabama 12:03 p.m. Tony Barbee, Auburn 12:10 p..m. Andy Kennedy, Ole Miss 12:17 p.m. Rick Stansbury, Mississippi State


Former Vol Jimmy England (waving) was recognized as an “SEC Legend” at last season’s SEC Tournament in Atlanta. 182


The SEC names a Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week in men’s basketball every Monday during the season. Each week’s selections are released for Monday afternoon publication. Nominations for the awards are made each week by the men’s basketball SIDs.



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FUTURE SEC TOURNAMENT DATES & SITES The Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball was held every year through 1952, with the excepNew Orleans, La. Tournament returns to the Crescent City as New Or- tion of 1935. After a 26-year layoff (1953-78), the March 8-11, 2012 (New Orleans Arena) leans, La., will host the 2012 event. It is the third tournament was renewed in 1979. The 2012 tour The Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball returns to 14-17, 2013 Nashville,Tournament Tenn. and theCityMarch time the city has hosted the tournament and the first nament will be the 52nd in league history the Crescent as New Orleans, La., will host the 2012 event. It is the (Bridgestone Arena) for the New Orleans Arena. This will be the fifth time 33rd since the renewal. third time the cityMarch has hosted tournament 13-16,the 2014 Atlanta,and Ga.the first for the New Orleansin Arena. of Louisiana The SEC has shown extraordinary balance the This will be the fifth time state state of Louisiana (Baton Rouge in 1938 and 1988 (Georgia Dome) (Baton Rouge and 1988 and New Orleans 1996 and 2003) has hosted the tournadifferent and New Orleans 1996 and 2003) has hosted the tournament, evidenced by the fact thatin a1938 March 12-15, 2015 Nashville, Tenn. ment. school won the first seven titles after the renewal. tournament. (Bridgestone Arena) Opened on Oct. 29, 1999, at a cost of $112 million, the New Orleans March 10-13, 2016 Nashville, Tenn. teams Opened on October 29, 1999, at a cost of $112 The event has helped set the stage for SEC Arena is theinhome of the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans (Bridgestone Arena) chammillion, the New Orleans Arena is the home of the the NCAA Tournament, as 21 of tournament Hornets and has hosted the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two Marchto 9-12, 2017 TBD the Louisiana Superdome, the arena has a seatNational Basketball Association’s New Orleans Hor- pions since the tournament resumed inyears. 1979Located have adjacent Marchfor8-11, 2018 TBD ingof capacity basketball. the lastof 18,000 nets and has hosted the NCAA Tournament in each advanced to at least the Sweet 16. Three March 14-17, 2019 Nashville, The winner receivesTenn. the SEC’s automatic on to of the 11-game tournament of the last two years. Located adjacent to the 14 SEC Tournament champions have gone (Bridgestone bid to the NCAA Tournament. The tournament seeds,Arena) conference chamrenewal in Louisiana Superdome, the arena has a seating ca- win the national championship. Since the pionship and division titles are determined by the 16-game conference 1979, the SEC Tournament Champion schedule has failedduring to the regular season. pacity of 18,000 for basketball. Teams are seeded 1-12 based on their regular season conference finish. The winner of the 11-game tournament receives win at least one NCAA Tournament game only four Atlanta served as host of the inaugural SEC Tournament played folthe SEC’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. times. lowing the 1932-33 season and did so again after the 1933-34 season. Kentucky leads the league with 27 SEC TournaThe tournament seeds, conference championship The event was held every year through 1952, with the exception of 1935. ment titles. Alabama while Ten- layoff (1953-78), the tournament was renewed in 1979. The andOrleans division titles areOrleans, determined New Arena in New La., willby hostthe the16-game 2012 Southeastern Conference second with six, After a 26-year Mississippi conference schedule during the regular season. nessee ranks third with four. Florida and2012 tournament will be the 52nd in league history and the 33rd since the renewal. and Teams are seeded 1-12 based on their regular sea- State each have three championship trophies son conference finish. Georgia has two. Arkansas, Auburn, LSU, Ole Miss,  FUTURE SEC TOURNAMENT SITES Atlanta served as host of the inaugural SEC Tour- Vanderbilt and former league member Georgia Tech nament played following the 1932-33 season and have each won one SEC Tournament championship. Use your smartphone to scan this 2013 March 14-17 - Nashville, Tenn. 2016 March 10-13 - Nashville, Tenn. did so again after the 1933-34 season. The event(Bridgestone Arena) (Bridgestone Arena)



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 First Four March 13-14 (Tuesday - Wednesday) UD Arena • Dayton, Ohio Host: University of Dayton

March 16 and 18 (Friday and Sunday) Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C. Host: Atlantic Coast Conference

March 23 and 25 (Friday - Sunday) Edward Jones Dome St. Louis, Mo. Host: St. Louis University

 Second and Third Rounds March 15 and 17 (Thursday - Saturday) The Pit Albuquerque, N.M. Host: University of New Mexico

March 16 and 18 (Friday and Sunday) Bridgestone Arena Nashville, Tenn. Host: Ohio Valley Conference

 Final Four March 31 and April 2 (Saturday - Monday) New Orleans Arena New Orleans, La. Host: Tulane University

March 15 and 17 (Thursday - Saturday) KFC Yum! Center Louisville, Ky. Host: University of Louisville


March 16 and 18 (Friday and Sunday) CenturyLink Center Omaha Omaha, Neb. Host: Creighton University

March 15 and 17 (Thursday - Saturday) Consol Energy Center Pittsburgh, Pa. Host: Duquesne University

 Regionals March 22 and 24 (Thursday - Saturday) TD Garden Boston, Mass. Host: Boston College

March 15 and 17 (Thursday - Saturday) Rose Garden Arena Portland, Ore. Host: University of Oregon

March 22 and 24 (Thursday - Saturday) US Airways Center Phoenix, Ariz. Host: Arizona State University

March 16 and 18 (Friday and Sunday) Nationwide Arena Columbus, Ohio Host: Ohio State University

March 23 and 25 (Friday - Sunday) Georgia Dome Atlanta, Ga. Host: Georgia Tech


 2013 NCAA Tournament (75th annual) Opening Round: March 19-20, 2013 UD Arena • Dayton, Ohio 2nd and 3rd Rounds: March 21 and 23, 2013 The Palace • Auburn Hills, Mich. Rupp Arena • Lexington, Ky. Energy Solutions Arena • Salt Lake City, Utah HP Pavilion • San Jose, Calif. 2nd and 3rd Rounds: March 22 and 24, 2013 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas UD Arena • Dayton, Ohio Sprint Center • Kansas City, Mo. Wachovia Center • Philadelphia, Pa. Regional - March 28 and 30, 2013 Staples Center • Los Angeles, Calif. Regional - March 28 and 30, 2013 TBD • TBD Regional - March 29 and 31, 2013 Cowboys Stadium • Arlington, Texas

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Regional - March 29 and 31, 2013 Lucas Oil Stadium • Indianapolis, Ind. Final Four - April 6 and 8, 2013 Georgia Dome • Atlanta, Ga.



Steve Orsini Director of Athletics, SMU

Ron Wellman Director of Athletics, Wake Forest

Jamie Zaninovich Commissioner, West Coast Conference

Lynn Hickey Director of Athletics, Texas-San Antonio

Joe Alleva Director of Athletics, LSU

Doug Fullerton Commissioner, Big Sky Conference

10th Member Undetermined as of Oct. 19


Mike Bobinski (2012-13 chair) Director of Athletics, Xavier


Scott Barnes Director of Athletics, Utah State


Jeff Hathaway (2011-12 chair) Consultant, Big East Conference

What is the most important factor for being selected? No single factor guarantees selection. Committee members individually form their frame of reference for decisions regarding selection and seeding.

What is the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) and how important is it to the process? Developed by NCAA statisticians, the Rating Percentage Index was first used by the Men’s Selection Committee in 1981 and the Women’s in 1985. The basic RPI consists of a team’s Division I winning percentage (25 percent weight), its opponent’s winning percentage (50 percent weight) and its opponents opponent’s winning percentage (25 percent weight). The RPI is one of many factors the committee uses for selecting and seeding teams.


What teams make up the field? The field is divided into automatic qualifiers and at-large teams. The championships have 31 automatic qualifiers that play their way into the tournament by winning their conference regular season or conference tournament championship. The committee then selects the at-large teams.

How does the committee handle key injuries, unavailable players or unique circumstances that occur during the regular season? Committee members evaluate teams based on outcomes of games played with and without missing player(s) and make an evaluation. Ultimately, if the committee as a whole feels the impacted team merits inclusion, the team is selected, seeded and placed in the bracket.


How does the committee prepare for selection weekend? Committee members spend countless hours evaluating and discussing teams during the regular season. They strive to be experts on the teams within their assigned regions and have a broad-based knowledge of Division I basketball.

How fair is the process? To ensure impartiality, committee members are prohibited from voting for teams they represent. This includes conference representatives who cannot vote for teams in their conference. In fact, committee members must leave the room when such teams are being discussed.


Who’s on the committee? Institutional and conference administrators are nominated by their conference, serve five-year terms—with between one and three members rotating out and the same number rotating in every year—and represent a cross-section of NCAA Division I membership. The committee is balanced geographically, with no fewer than two members representing the East, Midwest, South and West regions at any one time.

Are selection, seeding and bracketing the same for the men and women? There are a few minor differences. The most obvious is the men’s championship now features 68 teams with Nos. 65-68 meeting in the "First Four" round in Dayton. On the women’s side, 64 teams participate.


How about a quick overview of the process? The Division I Men’s Basketball Championship has a 10-person selection committee responsible for overseeing all aspects of the event. The committee selects and seeds the teams by secret ballot according to established principles and procedures.







 DIRECTIONS TO THE ARENA  From Airport: Go north (left) on U.S. Highway 129 leaving airport. After crossing the Tennessee River bridge just outside of Knoxville, exit on U.S. Highways 11 and 70 (Cumberland Avenue). Turn right at the bottom of the exit ramp and turn right at the second light onto Volunteer Boulevard. Follow Volunteer Boulevard into campus and turn right at the second traffic light onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard to the arena.  From I-75 South (Lexington): Follow I-75 South to I-275 South just past Merchants Drive. Follow I-275 to I-40 East. Exit I-40 east at James White Parkway and follow Parkway to Neyland Drive (Tennessee Highway 153) and arena is on right.  From I-40 East (from Nashville) and I-75 North (from Atlanta/Chattanooga): Follow I-40 and I-75 to I-40/I-75 junction in West Knoxville. Continue on I-40 East to U.S. Highway 129 South. Follow 129 South to the U.S. 11-70 exit. Turn left off the exit ramp onto U.S. 11-70 (Cumberland Avenue) and turn right on Volunteer Boulevard at the third traffic light. Follow Volunteer Boulevard into campus and turn right at the second traffic light onto Lake Loudoun Boulevard to the arena.  From I-40 West (from Asheville, N.C.): Follow I-40 to Exit 389. Exit onto Hall of Fame Drive (exit 389). Turn left onto Hall of Fame Drive. Follow signs to Neyland Drive. Turn right onto Neyland Drive. Turn right onto Lake Loudon Blvd.

Compliance with NCAA rules is one of the highest priorities for the University of Tennessee and our athletics department. As a member of the NCAA, the University of Tennessee is responsible for the actions of its boosters and fans. Even the best intentions may violate NCAA rules. We need your help in observing all SEC and NCAA regulations. Boosters and fans must be careful of their interaction with prospective and current student-athletes. Therefore, we encourage our boosters and fans to “Ask Before You Act” by contacting the Compliance Office: Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Brad Bertani, Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance Todd Dooley or Director of Compliance Kevin Avery (865-974-3871).


There are many ways an individual can be classified as a representative of Tennessee’s athletics interests. You are a “representative of The University of Tennessee’s athletics interests,” if you have been involved in a booster club, made financial contributions to the athletics program or booster organizations; provided benefits to an enrolled student-athlete; assisted in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes, or been involved in the promotion of UT athletics. Please note that once you have been identified as a representative of University of Tennessee athletics interests, you retain that identity indefinitely.


Only coaches and athletics department staff members can be involved in the recruiting process. All “athletics representatives” who are not employees of UT are prohibited from contacting a prospect by telephone, letter or in-person, on- or offcampus, for the purpose of encouraging participation in athletics at UT. It is not permissible for prospects, student-athletes or their relatives and friends to receive any extra benefits or special arrangements from a booster. Extra benefits include, but are not limited to: cash or loans in any amount; co-signing or arranging a loan; providing gifts of any kind (e.g. clothing, airline tickets, or holiday cards); providing special discounts for goods and services; use of an automobile. If you are an established friend or neighbor of a prospect, you may have contact with the prospect provided you do not try to recruit the prospect on behalf of UT, and that such contacts are not made at the direction of UT’s coaching staff. Please note that a prospect is a person who has started classes for the ninth grade.


The Compliance Office must keep written records verifying all student-athlete employment. NCAA rules stipulate that compensation may be paid to a student-athlete only for work actually performed and at a rate commensurate with the going rate in that locality for similar service. NCAA rules also prohibit employers from using the name or picture of a student-athlete to directly or indirectly advertise, recommend or promote the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind. Do not provide an honorarium to a student-athlete for a speaking engagement. Compensation may not include any remuneration for value or utility that the student-athlete may have for the employer because of publicity, reputation, fame or personal following that he or she has obtained because of athletics ability. Remember: “PLAY BY THE RULES” Tennessee Athletics Compliance (865) 974-3871


Hilton Knoxville - Downtown.................................(865) 523-2300 501 W. Church St. 37902-2591 Holiday Inn Select Downtown...............................(865) 522-2800 525 Henley St. 37902 Marriott Knoxville - Downtown.............................(865) 637-1234 500 Hill Avenue SE 37915 Radisson Summit Hill - Downtown......................(865) 522-2600 401 W. Summit Hill Drive 37902 Courtyard By Marriott - West.................................(865) 539-0600 216 Langley Place 37922 Holiday Inn Central at Papermill - West.............(865) 584-3911 1315 Kirby Rd. 37909 Holiday Inn Select West...........................................(865) 693-1011 304 N. Cedar Bluff Rd. 37923 Hilton - Airport............................................................(865) 970-4300 2001Alcoa Highway 37701 Cumberland House....................................................(865) 342-7680 1109 White Ave. 37916 Hampton Inn & Suites...............................................(865) 522-5400 618 W Main St. 37902



Arena Dining (in Thompson-Boling Arena)......(865) 521-0092 200 E. Jackson Ave. 37915-1005 Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria....................................(865) 521-0092 200 E. Jackson Ave. 37915-1005 Calhoun's on the River..............................................(865) 673-3355 400 Neyland Dr. 37902 Chesapeake's (seafood)...........................................(865) 673-3433 500 Henley St. 37902-2802 Copper Cellar/Cumberland Grill...........................(865) 673-3411 1807 Cumberland Ave. 37916-3009 Downtown Grill & Brewery.....................................(865) 633-8111 424 S Gay St. 37902-1103 Mellow Mushroom (pizza, sandwiches).............(865) 524-7979 2109 Cumberland Ave. 37916 Ruth's Chris Steak House.........................................(865) 546-4696 950 Volunteer Landing Lane 37915 SunSpot (vegetarian)................................................(865) 637-4663 1909 Cumberland Ave. 37916-2907




 VOL NETWORK AFFILIATES John Ward, Ray Mears and former Knoxville Journal sports editor Ben Byrd on the set of the Ray Mears TV Show.

IMG College/Vol Network (865) 212-3570 • 6701 Baum Drive, Suite 100 • Knoxville, TN 37919


The Vol Network’s weekly prime time call-in show, “Vol Calls,” returns for its 23rd season in 2010-11. This popular one-hour prime time show, hosted by Bob Kesling, airs statewide at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT every Monday* on most Vol Network stations. The show originates live from the Texas Roadhouse located in the heart of the Turkey Creek entertainment, dining and shopping district in west Knoxville. Fans can place a "Vol Call" anywhere in the United States by dialing 1-800-688-8657 or Tennessee customers of Verizon Wireless can dial #TENN. Fans can submit questions online at *Vol Calls is heard on Wednesday nights until UT's football season ends.

WTVC Ch. 9 WVLT Ch. 8 MyVLT Ch. 30 MyVLT Ch. 30 WMC Ch. 5 WZTV Ch. 17 WUXP Ch. 30 WJHL Ch. 11

Sat., 1:00 p.m. Sat., 11:00 a.m. Sun., 9:00 p.m. Sun., 10:00 p.m. Sat., Noon Sat., 11:30 a.m. Sat., TBD Sat., Noon


Chattanooga Knoxville Memphis Nashville Tri-Cities




Tennessee Tipoff Show: Vol Network coverage begins with this informative and entertaining show, which airs 30 minutes before tipoff. Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp set the stage from the game site. Network host John Wilkerson previews action around the country and the SEC. Game Broadcast: Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp provide exciting play-by-play action of Tennessee Volunteers basketball. Big Orange Scoreboard: After each game, John Wilkerson gets listeners caught up with scores, reports and updates from the SEC and around the country. The Vol Network provides an exclusive courtside interview with the player of the game, and Bob Kesling recaps the game with a review of the final statistics. Cuonzo Martin Show: Following each game, UT head coach Cuonzo Martin gives an exclusive courtside interview with Bob Kesling and Bert Bertelkamp. Fans are encouraged to stay and listen near the broadcast position.


Station Frequency WOPI - AM 1490 WRJB - FM 98.3 WGOW - FM 102.3 WJZM - AM 1400 WCLE - FM 104.1 WKOM - FM 101.7 WMCP - AM 1280 WBXE - FM 93.7 WCSV - AM 1490 WOWF - FM 102.5 WCDZ - FM 95.1 WEMB - AM 1420 WYTM - FM 105.5 WAKM - AM 950 WIKQ - FM 103.1 WZZN - FM 97.7 WDXI - AM 1310 WKTP - AM 1590 WKPT - AM 1400 WNML - AM 990 WIVK - FM 107.7 WTNQ - FM 104.9 WDXE - FM 95.9 WLIL - AM 730 WJJM - AM 1490 WJJM - FM 94.3 WBFG - FM 96.5 WLIV - AM 920 WLIV - FM 104.7 WFTZ - FM 101.5 WAKI - AM 1230 WMSF - AM 680 WMSF - FM 92.9 WCRK - AM 1150 WGFX - FM 104.5 WLIK - AM 1270 WBNT - FM 105.5 WTPR - AM 710 WTPR - FM 101.5 WQKR - AM 1270 WKSR - AM 1420 WKSR - FM 98.3 WKWX - FM 93.5 WJLE - AM 1480 WJLE - FM 101.7 WQUT - FM 101.5 WENK - AM 1240 WECO - FM 101.3 WMXF - AM 1400 WCDT - AM 1340



Market Bristol Camden Chattanooga Clarksville Cleveland Columbia Columbia Cookeville Crossville Crossville Dresden Erwin Fayetteville Franklin Greeneville Huntsville, Ala. Jackson Johnson City Kingsport Knoxville Knoxville LaFollette Lawrenceburg Lenoir City Lewisburg Lewisburg Lexington Livingston Livingston Manchester McMinnville Memphis Memphis Morristown Nashville Newport Oneida Paris Paris Portland Pulaski Pulaski Savannah Smithville Smithville Tri-Cities Union City Wartburg Waynesville, N.C. Winchester


For more than 60 years the Vol Network has served as the main communications link between the University of Tennessee and its fans. IMG College/Vol Network manages the multi-media and marketing rights to University of Tennessee athletics. IMG is recognized as the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company. With 50 radio affiliates and statewide coverage, the Vol Network boasts one of the largest collegiate basketball networks in the country. The Cuonzo Martin Television Show, which begins in early January and runs weekly during basketball season is shown on network television stations across the state in all five major Tennessee television markets and regionally in the Southeast on SportSouth.


Fans out of broadcast range can listen via: XM/Sirius Satellite Radio Teamline USA: 1-800-846-4700 ext. 5405

This is the 13th straight season that Bob Kesling (left) and former Vol Bert Bertelkamp team up for Vol Network radio broadcasts. UTSPORTS.COM



0 Yemi Makanjuola

1 Josh Richardson

2 Galen Campbell

3 Renaldo Woolridge

4 Wes Washpun

11 Trae Golden

13 Skylar McBee

14 Tyler Summitt

15 Rob Murphy


21 Ryan Kilmartin

23 Cameron Tatum

24 Brandon Lopez

25 Dwight Miller

31 Quinton Chievous

34 Jeronne Maymon

52 Jordan McRae

C • 6-9 • 244 • Fr. Lagos, Nigeria. ppg___________ _ bpg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-1 • 209 • So. Powder Springs, Ga. ppg___________ _ apg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-5 • 210 • S0. Charlotte, N.C. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

F • 6-7 • 265 • Jr. Madison, Wis. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-3 • 199 • Jr. Rutledge, Tenn. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-7 • 193 • Sr. Lithonia, Ga. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-5 • 174 • So. Midway, Ga. ppg___________ _ bpg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-3 • 193 • Fr. Knoxville, Tenn. ppg___________ _ apg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-1 • 180 • So. Knoxville, Tenn. ppg___________ _ apg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-1 • 179 • Fr. Knoxville, Tenn. ppg___________ _ apg_________ Notes_______________________

Cuonzo Martin

Head Coach Notes_______________________

F • 6-9 • 215 • Sr. Sherman Oaks, Calif. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

F • 6-8 • 230 • Jr. Brentwood, Tenn. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

F • 6-8 • 240 • Jr. Nassau, Bahamas ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

Tracy Webster Assistant Coach


G • 6-1 • 163 • Fr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa ppg___________ _ apg_________ Notes_______________________

Kenny Hall

F • 6-9 • 222 • Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

G • 6-5 • 201 • Fr. Chicago, Ill. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________

Jon Harris Assistant Coach


Kent Williams

Houston Fancher

Marco Harris

Mark Pancratz

Ryan Cahak

Assistant Coach

Director of Basketball Operations Notes_______________________

Student-Athlete Welfare Coordinator Notes_______________________

Coordinator of Video Scouting

Graduate Manager

Notes_______________________ 188

G • 6-6 • 186 • Fr. Edmond, Okla. ppg___________ _ rpg_________ Notes_______________________




Media Information Section -- 2011-12 Tennessee Men's Basketball Media Guide  
Media Information Section -- 2011-12 Tennessee Men's Basketball Media Guide  

Media Information Section -- 2011-12 Tennessee Men's Basketball Media Guide