Vols set date to retire Dale Ellis' jersey

12:19 PM, Aug 24, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR-University of Tennessee) The University of Tennessee announced the basketball program will officially retire Dale Ellis' jersey on March 1st, 2014.

UT had previously said the No. 14 jersey of the legendary forward would be retired during the 2013-2014 season but had not specified the date.

Ellis will become the fourth UT men's player to be permanently honored in the Thomson-Boling Arena rafters.

The two-time first-team All American helped the Vols post a 7-2 record against SEC and in-state rival Vanderbilt during his career on Rocky Top.

The March 1st game will be televised nationally on ESPN or ESPN2. Tipoff is set for noon.

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