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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Tennessee teen was honored posthumously last night at the ESPY Awards for shielding two friends during a drive-by shooting.

Fifteen-year-old Zaevion Dobson shielded two girls from gunfire with his body in what police say was an episode of gang related violence.

Zaveion’s mother Zenobia Dobson, accepted the Arthur Ashe Award on behalf of her son. She voiced a challenge for the athletes gathered for the ceremony.

Will Tennessee get some love from the ESPY's?

Jul 13, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee will be featured prominently in tonight’s ESPY Awards on ESPN.

WKRN-TV reports that the late Zaevion Dobson will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award posthumously during tonight’s ceremony. Dobson was shot and killed in December while shielding bystanders with his body when gunfire erupted in his Knoxville neighborhood.

The 15-year-old’s mother, brothers and football coach will be on hand to accept the award on Dobson’s behalf.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is paying $2.48 million to settle a lawsuit filed by eight unidentified women who said the school had violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by athletes.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who boosted women's game, has died at 64.

Amid reports of Summitt's failing health, her family issued a statement Sunday asking for prayers and saying that the 64-year-old Summitt was surrounded by the people who mean the most to her. They also asked for privacy.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee forward Reggie Upshaw will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist.

School officials said Wednesday in a university release that Upshaw experienced "slight pains" during postseason play. According to the release, the pain returned the last couple of weeks and an MRI on Friday revealed a torn ligament.