Slick Shelley is OK

Slick Shelley is OK

Tennessee wide receiver Slick Shelley was released from UT Medical Center Thursday after undergoing a minor abdominal procedure. Vols head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh said the redshirt freshman from Fort Smith, Ark., should make a full recovery over the next couple of weeks.

Slick Shelley, a 6-4, 185-pounder, is expected to begin practicing at the start of fall semester.

Tennessee opens its 2006 preseason practice schedule Friday with an afternoon workout at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

ARNONE JOINS UTAD

Joe Arnone has joined the University of Tennessee as the assistant athletics director for ticketing for men's and women's athletics.

Arnone, who brings 13 years of athletics experience to his role, will be responsible for directing all aspects of men's and women's departmental ticket operations, including working closely with the marketing and development offices to promote sales and attendance.

Arnone comes to UT from the University of Pittsburgh, where he served as director of ticket operations for two years. While at Pittsburgh, Arnone's responsibilities included accounting and allocating tickets for Heinz Field and Petersen Events Center and implementing donor-based seating for both football and men's basketball.

Prior to Pittsburgh, Arnone served as the director of ticket operations at Wake Forest University for five years, athletic ticket manager and computer specialist at Marshall University for four years and ticket allocation manager at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., for two years.

"We are thrilled that Joe has joined our team," said John Currie, senior associate athletics director for external operations. "His knowledge and experience will be beneficial to UTAD and our efforts."

Arnone received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Merrimack College and his master's of business administration from Robert Morris University.

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