College Bowls
College Bowls

Shop Fantasy Central Golf Guide Free e-mail Travel Subscribe SI About Us
  Bowls Home
Bowls Schedule
Other CFB News
Orange Bowl
Other BCS Bowls
 • Fiesta
 • Rose
 • Sugar
Other Bowls
Team Pages

 Sportsman of the Year
 Heisman Trophy
 Swimsuit 2001

 Fantasy Central
 Inside Game
 Video Plus
 Your Turn
 Message Boards
 Email Newsletters
 Golf Guide
 Cities GROUP
 Sports Illustrated
 Life of Reilly
 SI Women
 SI for Kids
 Press Room
 TBS/TNT Sports
 CNN Languages

 SI Customer Service
 SI Media Kits
 Get into College
 Sports Memorabilia


Snowed out

Weather keeps six Vols from first Cotton Bowl practice

Click here for more on this story
Posted: Wednesday December 27, 2000 7:31 PM

  Phillip Fulmer, David Leaverton Punter David Leaverton was one of the Vols who did make it to the team's first Cotton Bowl practice Wednesday. AP

DALLAS (AP) -- Six Tennessee players missed the Volunteers' first team meeting and practice Wednesday for the Cotton Bowl because of an ice storm that delayed flights.

The six players were flying separately Tuesday and spent the night in Memphis. Tennessee faces Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day.

Four starters -- wide receiver Cedrick Wilson, offensive tackle Reggie Coleman, linebacker Dominique Stevenson and defensive back Andre Lott -- had not arrived by Wednesday afternoon. Wide receiver Eric Parker and tailback Travis Stephens also missed practice.

At least 30 players arrived late because of the wintry conditions.

"Obviously, I've been concerned about this," Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer said. "First off, the safety of our players. Secondly, the continuity of our practices."

But once all the players are together, Fulmer doesn't expect any lingering effect.

"I don't like distractions, but I'm still looking for a really good carry-over here," he said.

Related information
Visit Multimedia Central for the latest audio and video
Search our site Watch CNN/SI 24 hours a day
Sports Illustrated and CNN have combined to form a 24 hour sports news and information channel. To receive CNN/SI at your home call your cable operator or DirecTV.

Copyright 2003 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


CNNSI   Copyright © 2001 CNN/Sports Illustrated. An AOL Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines.