Vols fail to make summer teams

Updated: July 16, 2007, 2:59 PM ET
Quick hitters for a Monday:

Tennessee received more fuel in its outcry that the Vols' players aren't very highly respected. Chris Lofton didn't make the Pan Am Games team, and last month, Ramar Smith and Wayne Chism weren't invited to try out for the U-19 team playing in Serbia. Lofton's omission from the team headed to Brazil is a surprise on the surface. But it wasn't a shock to him since he admittedly told Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl that he didn't play well in the five practices held at Haverford College (Pa.).