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Junior college DB
signs with Vols’ Jones

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Garden City (Kan.) Community College defensive back Riyahd Jones is the first player to sign with Tennessee since the arrival of new coach Butch Jones.
Tennessee announced the signing Friday.
After beginning his college career at Georgia Southern, Jones transferred to Garden City, where he had 22 tackles and a team-high five pass breakups.
Jones, who is 6 feet and 186 pounds, is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.
He will arrive at Tennessee as a junior with two years of eligibility remaining.

Teams, day additions
to SEC baseball event

HOOVER Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has added two teams and a fifth day to the baseball tournament.
Commissioner Mike Slive announced Friday that the field will expand to 12 teams in the 14-team league starting in 2013 in Hoover, Ala.
The top four seeds will earn a bye in the double-elimination tournament, which starts on May 21.
The rest will play that Tuesday with the winners advancing.
The two division champions and other top four seeds have a chance to earn another bye in the tournament, which returns to single elimination on Saturday.
The total number of games played remains at 17, capped by Sunday’s championship.
The SEC has won national titles in three of the last four seasons and had teams advance to the National Championship Series five straight years.

Published in The Messenger 12.26.12

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