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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Adidas Nmd Wholesale China . -- After beginning their college careers on losing teams, Tennessees seniors would love nothing more than to finish up by playing for a Southeastern Conference championship.Those seniors still hope to reach that goal as they prepare for their final college home game Saturday against Missouri (3-7, 1-5 SEC).That would mean everything, defensive end Corey Vereen said.In order to get to Atlanta for a shot at the title, Tennessee (7-3, 3-3) must win its final two games and have No. 16 LSU defeat No. 21 Florida on Saturday. Tennessee plays at Vanderbilt next week in its regular-season finale.Tennessee isnt in control of its destiny, but the fact the Vols are even in contention for a division title in mid-November shows how far this program has come since these seniors enrolled.Theyve made a lasting impact on Tennessee football, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said. We always talk about is Tennessee football better because you were a part of it. How have you impacted the football program? All these individuals have impacted the football program in a very, very positive manner.This senior class includes the first collection of players Jones recruited to Tennessee as well as four players who preceded the coachs arrival in Knoxville. Linebacker Kenny Bynum, tight end Jason Croom, defensive end LaTroy Lewis and defensive lineman Charles Folger are the lone fifth-year seniors who were part of Derek Dooleys last Tennessee team.Dooley was fired amid a 5-7 season in 2012. Jones and the other freshmen came aboard in 2013 when Tennessee again finished 5-7 for its fourth straight losing season.Tennessee went 7-6 in 2014 and 9-4 last season while winning bowl games each year. This season, the Vols were ranked as high as ninth before a three-game skid in October caused them to tumble out of the Top 25.The headline performers in this class are quarterback Joshua Dobbs, cornerback Cam Sutton and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin.Dobbs has made 32 career starts while majoring in aerospace engineering. His accomplishments on and off the field have made him the face of Tennessees program.A lot of people said you cant go to college, cant play SEC football and major in engineering, (that) theres just not enough time in the day, Dobbs said. You cant do this and you cant do that. ... My message always has been, `Why cant I do that? Sutton, a starter since the opening game of his freshman season, is Tennessees career leader in passes defended and returned to action last week after missing six games with a fractured ankle. Reeves-Maybin led the Vols in tackles in 2015 and tied for the team lead in 2014 before season-ending shoulder surgery limited him to just four games this year.Tennessees fifth-year seniors encountered even more adversity as they dealt with consecutive losing seasons and a coaching change in their first two years on campus.They marvel at how much has happened since their arrival.We remember when we just moved into Gibbs (Hall), me and Jason were roommates together, Lewis said. We look over across the street and Gibbs is gone (it was demolished in 2014). Its a whole new building up. How things have changed over time, its really interesting to look back on.Those four fifth-year seniors have only made a combined seven starts this season, but theyve delivered quite an impact off the field. Lewis has started a local nonprofit organization aimed at mentoring and educating young people in the Knoxville area, while Folger volunteers at the Tennessee School for the Deaf in Knoxville.Tennessees seniors acknowledge Saturdays game will carry an emotional weight. Folger quipped that Im going to cry like a baby when he runs onto Neyland Stadiums field for the last time and is greeted by his family.But they dont want to get too nostalgic just yet. Theres too much at stake.We still have a lot of dreams and goals on the table, Dobbs said. We cant get caught up in too much of the emotion and be focused on this being our last (home) game. Weve still got to prepare and get ready to play a ballgame Saturday.---More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25---Follow Steve Megargee at www.twitter.com/stevemegargee Adidas Nmd Trainers Uk Sale . Cote was eligible to become a free agent Feb. 15. 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The W-League will take baby steps towards professionalism this season, with a new pay deal confirming that all players are recompensed for the first time.Australias national womens soccer league has been criticised for using amateur players without paying them.In an era of growing prominence and respect for womens sport, it was an untenable position and will end in the 2016/17 competition, which begins in a fortnight.Amateur players will now receive an allowance in line with male National Youth League (NYL) and state competitions - between $60 and $150 a week.Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) chief John Didulica said the move wasnt going to turn national league players into professionals overnight, but it was something.Symbolically its important to recognise the sacrifices W-League players make, so the small step forward of having a safety net on par with NYL players is a move in the right direction, he said.The big challenge for the sport is to build a cohesive and expanded professional pathway that will enable international success and the W-League to be the jewel in the crown of womens sport.League bosses and PFA will attempt to do just that in the coming weeks, when they bbegin broad-ranging talks on growing and strengthening the competition. Wholesale Adidas Nmd. mproved pay is seen as crucial to continuing the success of the national team, the Matildas, by ensuring a strong talent pool of players available for selection.Cricket and Netball have vastly improved wages to their female athletes in recent months, with the forthcoming AFL womens league bringing more competition for elite talent.W-League clubs have been heavily encouraged by head office to spend more of their salary allowance - set at a minimum of $35,000 and a maximum of $150,000 - on players.By comparison, A-League clubs are obliged to spend at least $2.34 million on their squads - 67 times more than their female counterparts.Melbourne City and Canberra United are the only two W-League clubs which hit or near the maximum spend.Two-time champions Brisbane Roar drew ire for offering their players improved deals for this season - then flirted with a 40 per cent reduction - only to honour their wage rises.The league kicks off on November 5 when Brisbane Roar host Sydney FC. 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