KNOXVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 12: A general view during a game between the UCLA Bruins and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 12, 2009 at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Bruins beat the Volunteers 19-15. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)The Tennessee football family lost a pair of members recently. Two former Volunteer letterwinners have passed away.Earlier: This morning, the program confirmed the deaths of Michael Whitehead and William “Buck” Buxton. Both were former defensive linemen at UT.Whitehead played for the program in the mid-1980s while Buxton suited up in the mid-1990s.Tennessee honored them on Twitter today.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of our #VFLs who recently passed away.Michael Whitehead (DL, 1985-87)William “Buck” Buxton (DL, 1996-97) pic.twitter.com/LdsckVqCc7— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) May 23, 2018Whitehead passed away unexpectedly on May 18. There is a GoFundMe account for his family that has already raised more than $3,000.Information on Buxton’s death is sparse. We’ll update you if more becomes available.Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of both players, as well as with the Tennessee football community.Rest in peace Michael and Buck.Update: We mentioned earlier that info on Buck Buxton’s passing was limited publicly, but his sister-in-law reached out to The Spun and informed us that Buck passed away yesterday of a massive heart attack.His funeral services will be on Saturday.
← Previous Story Lekic and Radicevic two more years in ZRK Vardar! Next Story → RK Vardar extend contract with five players – Dibirov until 2020 in Skopje! Pick Szeged In Round 19 league leaders Pick Szeged travelled to fifth-placed Gyöngyös, who have final four dreams in the Hungarian Championship. The guests were the favourites to win even without Blazevic and Garcia Parrondo who are still recuperating. Gábor Ancsin’s injured knee has healed completely however so he was available for coach Juan Carlos Pastor.In front of a full house the home team quickly gained the lead. It didn’t last for long since Pick Szeged’s two Swedish players Kallman and Larholm took the initiative and by the middle of the first half Pick were 4 goals up (6-10). Gyöngyös could only get a bit closer but at the end of the first half the four-goal difference remained (14-18). Mindegia showed portions of his performance before his injury, which was crucial to Pick’s overall play.The home team could keep the pace until the middle of the second half. Pick were constantly 3-4 goals up but suddenly (in only four minutes!) they doubled their lead (49th minute 24-31) and deciced the fate of the match. Prce was fine again, Larholm scored from penalties and Ancsin was also effective thus showing he would be able to play for longer periods.On Wednesday Pick will meet No. 4 Tatabánya in Szeged then on 1 March they are travelling to Veszprém to decide who will start the play-off from first place.Gyöngyös-Pick Szeged 26-35 (14-18)Bs: Frey (7), Hajdú, Varsandán (5) / Larholm (7), Ancsin,Lasica (5)Text: Gábor Várkonyi, Péter Butty