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Messenger Sports Briefs for Nov. 6

Messenger Sports Briefs for Nov. 6

UT Martin student
to intern at Augusta

MARTIN — Jimmy Gann, of Kingston Springs, has earned an internship at a well-known golf club in preparation for his career goal to become a professional agronomist. Gann will serve a six-month internship at Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga., beginning January 2009. He plans to attend graduate school upon completion of this internship.
Last summer, Gann completed an internship at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., in which he gained tournament experience. He is a senior agriculture major with a concentration in plant and soil science: golf course and landscape management option.
“Gann is a great example of success via determination and persistence,” said Dr. Wes Totten, UT Martin assistant professor of plant and soil science.       

Vols’ CB suspended
for run-in with law

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee cornerback Brent Vinson was cited by police for possession of marijuana and a violation of the state’s open container law last week, prompting his one-game suspension.
According to a Knoxville police report, Vinson was issued five citations after being pulled over for speeding around 10 p.m. Oct. 29.
Police say the 21-year-old sophomore did not have his driver’s license with him and was found with a plastic bag of marijuana in his right shoe and an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.
He was issued citations for speeding, driving without a license and driving without insurance.
The next day, coach Phillip Fulmer announced Vinson would serve a suspension for the Vols’ game at South Carolina.
Fulmer says Vinson, who served an academic-related suspension in the Vols’ season opener at UCLA, will be available Saturday when Tennessee faces Wyoming.

UT tailback Hardesty
has stress fracture

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee tailback Montario Hardesty has a stress fracture in his leg.
The junior likely won’t play against Wyoming on Saturday.
Hardesty has been slowed by an ankle injury at several times in his career, but coach Phillip Fulmer said Wednesday at practice he wasn’t sure if the two injuries were related.
Fulmer says Hardesty’s leg had been bothering him for several weeks.
The 6-foot, 210-pound New Bern, N.C., native is the team’s second best rusher with 211 yards on the ground this season for an average 23.4 per game. He leads the team with five touchdowns.

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