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USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder hit the field as an official during a South Carolina spring game. He now has a new respect for the job. CONNECT LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE. John Ward, who was the "Voice of the Vols" as Tennessee's radio play-by-play broadcaster for more than 30 years, has died, the Vol Network announced in a statement Wednesday night . "It is with a heavy heart that we announce a great voice has gone silent," the Vol Network said in the statement. Ward assumed play-by-play duties for football in 1968 and continued in that role through the 1998 season, which the Volunteers capped with a national title. Ward earned a law degree from Tennessee in 1954. Instead of practicing law, h... Full story

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