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Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama release 2018 Football schedules

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2018 SEC Football schedules are out. Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama are inside. Links to the rest are available. 

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No. 24 Florida stuns 23rd-ranked Tennessee with Hail Mary

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Feleipe Franks heaved a 63-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland as the clock expired, and No. 24 Florida beat 23rd-ranked Tennessee 26-20 in a wild, wacky and sometimes unwatchable rivalry game Saturday. More>>

Vol Report: UT Prepares to Face Familiar Faces on Saturday

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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, along with three assistants and two student-athletes talked to media on Thursday.

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GAMEDAY: #25/24 Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech

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No. 25/24 Tennessee will open its 2017 season on Monday, Sept. 4, against Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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Vols WR Josh Smith injured Sunday, will miss at least opener

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Tennessee wide receiver Josh Smith is expected to miss the start of the season after injuring his collarbone. Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Monday there's no timetable on Smith's potential return but added that he anticipates the fifth-year senior will miss at least Tennessee's first game.

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Vols OL Chance Hall to miss 2017 season

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Tennessee offensive lineman Chance Hall, who has started 13 games over the last two years, will undergo knee surgery and miss the 2017 season.

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UT Coach Canales talks about differences in quarterbacks

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Jones will enter his 11th season as a head coach in 2017 with unquestionably one of the nation's top coaching staffs.

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SEC MD17: Tennessee quotes from HC Butch Jones, Vickers, Mosely and Robertson Video included

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Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones and a trio of seniors made their SEC Media Days rounds on Monday. Full quotes from the Vols are here.

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SEC Media Days Preview: Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama

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Channel 3 Sports will be there to bring you the latest from Hoover, Alabama. 

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Vols send senior trio of Robertson, Moseley and Vickers to SEC Media Days

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Offensive lineman Jashon Robertson, defensive back Emmanuel Moseley and defensive lineman Kendal Vickers have been selected to represent the University of Tennessee at the Southeastern Conference Football Media Days next week in Hoover, Alabama.

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Tennessee lands 3 top targets over the weekend for class of 2018

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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones is one happy camper this weekend. 

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4-Star Georgia RB commits to Vols

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Tennessee added its first running back to the 2018 recruiting class Saturday. 

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Tennessee-Florida Game Set for 3:30 p.m. On CBS

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com) -- Tennessee's Sept. 16 football game against the Florida Gators will feature a 3:30 p.m. ET broadcast on CBS. The Vols were featured on the SEC on CBS Game of the Week five times in 2016. Tennessee enjoyed a thrilling 38-28 comeback win over the Gators in Neyland Stadium in 2016. That game was also on CBS. Florida holds 26-20 edge in the all-time series, which dates back to 1916. The CBS college football schedule will conclude with the SEC... More>>

Ex Vol Dobbs signs 4 year contract with Steelers

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The Steelers signed fourth-round draft pick Joshua Dobbs to a four-year contract.   

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Vols' Derek Barnett drafted by Philadelphia with pick 14

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Derek Barnett, Tennessee's all-time sack king and a 2016 Consensus All-American, was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday with the 14th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval.

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Barnes baffled by Vols in loss to Vanderbilt

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Robert Hubbs III scored 16 points, including the 1,000th of his Tennessee career, as the Vols fell to Vanderbilt 67-56 on Wednesday at Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Vols silenced at Rupp Arena by Kentucky

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Admiral Schofield scored 17 points and Jordan Bone had 15, but Tennessee could not keep pace with Kentucky's strong 3-point shooting early on, falling to the Wildcats, 83-58, on Wednesday at Rupp Arena.

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Vols rally to down Ole Miss, 75-66

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After going into the second half down by four and struggling to contain the Ole Miss Rebels, Tennessee turned around a close game to win, 75-66, Wednesday night in Thompson-Boling Arena.

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Vols name Brady Hoke DL coach, promote Walt Wells to OL coach

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University of Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones announced this evening the addition of Brady Hoke as associate head coach/defensive line and Walt Wells as offensive line coach. 

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Vols keep rolling, win by 10 at Auburn, 87-77

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Admiral Schofield scored 18 points and Grant Williams added 17 to help Tennessee win its fourth straight game with an 87-77 victory Tuesday night over Auburn.

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They did it again! The Vols drop No. 4 Kentucky in Knoxville, 82-80

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Tennessee earned its first win over a top-5 ranked opponent since 2010 with an 82-80 victory over No. 4 Kentucky on Tuesday night at Thomson-Boling Arena. The Volunteers last win over a top-5 team came on Dec. 11, 2010 when UT defeated No. 3 Pittsburgh, 83-76.

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Vols promote Larry Scott to OC, hire Canales to coach QB's plus more changes

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University of Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones announced today the promotion of Larry Scott to offensive coordinator. Additionally, Mike Canales has agreed to terms to become the quarterbacks coach and defensive backs coach Charlton Warren was given additional duties as special teams coordinator.

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Walker Valley WR Melton commits to UT, "whatever they need me to do, I'll do"

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Walker Valley stud WR Cooper Melton will continue his football career at the University of Tennessee as a preferred walk on.

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Ole Miss rallies to drop Tennessee, 80-69

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Terence Davis scored 20 points with 11 rebounds and Mississippi closed with a 12-2 run in the final three minutes Tuesday night to defeat Tennessee 80-69.

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Vols dismiss guard Detrick Mostella from team

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Tennessee has dismissed guard Detrick Mostella from its program, leaving the Volunteers without their second-leading scorer.

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VOTE: Which coach will get to an SEC Championship first?

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This is quite the debate. In a division that has seemingly been up for grabs since 2014, no one has really acted like they really wanted to win the SEC East.  

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Vols' Kamara on NFL decision: "still kinda weighing my options"

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Will he stay or will he go? Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara says he still doesn't know.ow I'm...

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Mostella leads Vols past ETSU, 72-68

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A career-high 25 points from Detrick Mostella led Tennessee to its first true road win of the season, a 72-68 victory over ETSU.

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Academic issues sideline Vols' Boulware for Music City Bowl

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Tennessee offensive lineman Venzell Boulware has been ruled academically ineligible for the Music City Bowl against No. 24 Nebraska.      

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Vols' Fulkerson out at least 6 weeks with dislocated elbow

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Tennessee forward John Fulkerson has a dislocated right elbow that will keep him from playing for at least six weeks.  

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Vols miss upset bid at #7 North Carolina

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Tennessee led No. 7 North Carolina by five with just 4:32 remaining in regulation on Sunday at the Dean E. Smith Center, but the upset bid came up short.

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No. 24 Vols Fall at Vanderbilt, 45-34

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Vanderbilt topped No. 24/24 Tennessee in an offensive slugfest on Saturday, taking a 45-34 win over the Volunteers at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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Vanderbilt upsets No. 24 Tennessee, 45-34

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Kyle Shurmur threw for a career-high 416 yards, and Vanderbilt scored the final 21 points in an upset of No. 24 Tennessee 45-34 Saturday night that erased any doubts the Commodores belong in a bowl.  

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Vols down Missouri on Senior Day, 63-37

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In his final game at Neyland Stadium, senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs accounted for five touchdowns to lead the Tennessee Volunteers to a 63-37 victory over the Missouri Tigers on Saturday. 

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Vols bounce back with 103-94 win over Appalachian State

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Tennessee used a balanced attack to race past Appalachian State, 103-94, on Tuesday night at Thompson-Boling Arena for its first victory of the season.

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Mocs Roll to Season-Opening Triumph at Tennessee

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Seniors Justin Tuoyo and Tre’ McLean each posted 20-10 nights leading the Chattanooga Mocs to a season-opening 82-69 win at Tennessee. 

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Jones says energy is back with Vols as they prep for Kentucky

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Tennessee returns to Southeastern Conference play to face its most familiar opponent on Saturday when Kentucky visits Neyland Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

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Jalen Hurd releases statement on transfer from Tennessee

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Former Vols running back Jalen Hurd tweeted a lengthy statement describing part of his reasoning behind the decision. 

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Vols Secure Bowl Eligibility with Homecoming win over Tennessee Tech

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Joshua Dobbs connected with Josh Malone on two of his three touchdown passes and John Kelly scored on a 73-yard run Saturday as Tennessee snapped a three-game skid in a 55-0 blowout of Tennessee Tech.   

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Vols roll over Slippery Rock in exhibition, 83-48

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Tennessee cruised to an 83-48 win over Slippery Rock at Thompson-Boling Arena Thursday night in the team's only exhibition game of the preseason.

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Chattanooga Native, Vols LB Colton Jumper a Burlsworth Trophy candidate

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Tennessee linebacker Colton Jumper has been named one of 52 national candidates for the 2016 Burlsworth Trophy, as announced this week by the Burlsworth Trophy and the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club.

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Tennessee's Barnett named SEC Defensive Lineman of the week

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Tennessee junior defensive end Derek Barnett has been named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for Week 7, as announced by the Southeastern Conference office on Monday.

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Vols WR Preston Williams planning to leave program

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Former Five Star recruit, wideout Preston Williams is looking to transfer after less than two years with Tennessee according to GoVols 24/7. The report from GoVols 24/7 says that Williams has received his transfer papers. He played in 12 games for Tennessee, starting three and caught 16 passes. More>>

Tennessee fan roasts Texas A&M fan on Twitter with dose of American History

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One Tennessee fan managed to take American History and use it to own a Texas A&M fan on Twitter who was taking a shot at the Vols.

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Dobbs playing role of comeback kid, 13 of 18 TD's in 2nd half

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) giving high-fives after Tennessee's 53-28 win over Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL) Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) giving high-fives after Tennessee's 53-28 win over Vanderbilt in Neyland Stadium Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
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Josh Dobbs has 18 total touchdowns, 13 have come after halftime. His biggest yet helped down Georgia in Athens with no time on the clock.

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Hail Mary lifts #11 Vols past #25 Georgia, 34-31

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Jauan Jennings caught a 43-yard touchdown heave from Joshua Dobbs as time expired to lift No. 11/11 Tennessee to a 34-31 comeback victory over No. 25/20 Georgia on Saturday at Sanford Stadium for the Vols' 11th-straight win.

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PODCAST: "The Hard Count" with sports director Paul Shahen & Brooks Carter

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Channel 3 sports director Paul Shahen and Brooks Carter debut their new college football heavy podcast called "The Hard Count." In episode one, they talk all things college football with a heavy emphasis on the SEC. 

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Baylor grad Jumper earns praise as Vols get set for Georgia

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Head coach Butch Jones and four assistant coaches spoke to reporters on Wednesday as preparations for Tennessee's upcoming game with SEC East rival Georgia continue.

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Dobbs leads #14 Vols to 38-28 comeback win over #19 Gators

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No. 14/12 Tennessee scored 38-straight points, Joshua Dobbs was responsible for five touchdowns and the Vols roared back in the second half to take a 38-28 victory over No. 19/16 Florida. 

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#15/15 Tennessee outlasts Ohio, 28-19

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Joshua Dobbs threw a pair of 20-yard touchdown passes to Josh Malone and ran for a third score as No. 15 Tennessee overcame injuries and a suspension to hold off pesky Ohio 28-19 on Saturday.   

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Vols release 2017 Football schedule, will open season on a Monday

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A Monday-night season opener and seven games at Neyland Stadium highlight the 2017 Tennessee football schedule as released Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference.

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FOOTBALL CENTRAL: Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol

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Tennessee takes on Virginia Tech in the much-anticipated Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol on Sept. 10 at Bristol Motor Speedway. 

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Mocs to visit Vols again in September 2019

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The Chattanooga Mocs are headed back to Knoxville, Tenn. The Mocs and Vols agreed on a contract to meet on the gridiron on Sept. 14, 2019.
 

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National "experts" name Tennessee Vols the most overrated SEC team

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Two days after the Tennessee Vols were named a top-10 team in the AP Preseason Top-25, a trio of CBS Sports writers are calling the Vols the most overrated team in the SEC.

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SOURCE: UTC AD Blackburn "should be" on Vols short list to replace Dave Hart

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletic Director David Blackburn. John Rawlston/Times Free Press University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletic Director David Blackburn. John Rawlston/Times Free Press
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The same source also says David Blackburn "would have the support of UTC boosters" to interview for Tennessee's Athletic Director job.

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Vols earn verbal from major instate RB Ty Chandler

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We've seen Montgomery Bell Academy (Nashville) running back Ty Chandler carve up fields first hand on Friday's and if his word holds true, you could watch him do so inside Neyland Stadium soon enough. Chandler a senior at MBA in Nashville committed to Tennessee on Monday for the class of 2017.

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Vols shine at UT Media Day

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Team 120 greeted local, regional and national media on Friday at Neyland Stadium as the Vols took part in 2016 Tennessee Football Media Day. 

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Vols kick off first practice of fall camp

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 Tennessee head coach Butch Jones kicked off fall camp on Monday with a press conference at the Ray & Lucy Hand Digital Studio. 

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Vols roll into SEC Media Days with lofty expectations

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The whirlwind of Southeastern Conference Media Days had Tennessee in its grip on Tuesday with Butch Jones,Joshua Dobbs, Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Cameron Sutton answering questions from media from around the country at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel.

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Local UT fan writes "Through Orange Colored Glasses"

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Dayton native, Bob Arnold, puts pens to paper and shares in his book over 50 seasons worth of UT Football memories, "Through Orange Colored Glasses."

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Chattanoogan Ben Cruz, one of four Peyton Manning Scholarship recipients

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The 2016 Peyton Manning Scholarship recipients include Benjamin Cruz of Chattanooga and Andrea Ramirez of Cookevile.

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Sports Director Paul Shahen sits down with VFL Eric Berry 1-on-1 at Best of Preps Banquet

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Former Vol and reigning NFL Comeback Player of the Year Eric Berry was the guest speaker at the annual Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Banquet. Before Berry took the stage he took some time to speak one-on-one with Eyewitness Sports Director Paul Shahen.

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Vols' season opener moved to Sept. 1

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Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart announced Friday that Tennessee football's season opener against Appalachian State has been moved ahead two days to Thursday, 

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Vols projected by ESPN's FPI to win SEC East, Gators' Tabor disagrees

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ESPN's latest FPI (Football Power Index) projects the Vols to win the SEC East. Florida's Jalen Tabor reacts on twitter with shots at the Vols.

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Vols' Jones denies demeaning Bowles for helping alleged rape victim

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The University of Tennessee released a statement from Head Football Coach Butch Jones after amendments to the sweeping lawsuit against UT say that Jones called former Vol Drae Bowles a traitor for helping the alleged rape victim.

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UPDATE: National Signing Day 2016: Colleges

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We're following Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and of course, UTC for National Signing Day.

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Tennessee's Curt Maggitt won't seek 6th year of eligibility

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee defensive end/linebacker Curt Maggitt has played his last down for the Vols, deciding not to seek a sixth year of eligibility from the NCAA.      In an Instagram post Saturday, Maggitt wrote "thank you so much for the memories the past 5 years Tennessee! I will truly miss everything about being a UT football player!"      Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed Maggitt had decided not to p... More>>

Brown, Canty lead Auburn past Tennessee, 83-77 in SEC opener

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Bryce Brown and Kareem Canty scored 20 points apiece to lead Auburn to an 83-77 victory over Tennessee Saturday in both teams' Southeastern Conference opener.      Brown scored 17 of his points in the second half - including four 3-pointers - to help the Tigers (7-5) snap a two-game losing streak.      Tyler Harris added 19 points and 13 rebounds for Auburn.      Kevin Punter and Admiral Schofield helped keep the Voluntee... More>>

DeShields helps No. 13 Lady Vols blast Stetson 90-56

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Diamond DeShields had 30 points Wednesday as No. 13 Tennessee ended its scoring slump with a 90-56 victory over Stetson.      The Lady Volunteers (9-3) had averaged just 52.3 points over their last four games and hadn't exceeded 58 points in any of them. Tennessee reached 59 points with over four minutes left in the third quarter Wednesday and never trailed.      Te'a Cooper scored 13 points,  Jaime Nared had 12 and Mercedes Ru... More>>

Vol Hall of Fame defensive end Doug Atkins dies at 85

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Doug Atkins, a defensive lineman who earned induction into both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85.      Robert Shelton, a co-owner of Shelton-Hunt Funeral Home in Humboldt, Tennessee, said that Atkins died Wednesday morning of natural causes at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, Tennessee.      Atkins played professionally from 1953-69 with the Cleveland Browns, Chic... More>>

Vols part ways with defensive coordinator John Jancek

Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek watches practice at Haslam Field on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL) Tennessee defensive coordinator John Jancek watches practice at Haslam Field on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL)
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Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones and defensive coordinator John Jancek have agreed to part ways on Wednesday. 

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Sabonis scores 36 as Gonzaga holds off Tennessee 86-79

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SEATTLE (AP) - Domantas Sabonis scored 20 of his career-high 36 points in the first half, Kyle Wiltjer added 24 and Gonzaga blew a 19-point lead before holding on late for a 86-79 win over Tennessee on Saturday night.      Playing their annual game at Seattle's KeyArena, the Bulldogs (8-3) dominated the first half only to be challenged in the closing minutes after Tennessee rallied to take a 61-59 lead with 9:42 remaining. Quiet for most of the second half, Sabonis score... More>>

No. 14 Tennessee holds off No. 7 Oregon State 53-50

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) - Diamond DeShields had 14 points, nine rebounds and three blocks and No. 14 Tennessee held off No. 7 Oregon State 53-50 on Saturday night.      Mercedes Russell added 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Lady Volunteers (8-3).      Sydney Wiese scored 17 points, and Jamie Weisner had 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Beavers (8-1), but the guard duo combined to shoot 13 for 40 from the field. More>>

Tennessee rallies late to beat Tennessee State 74-69

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Punter scored 23 points and capped a critical 9-0 run with a 3-point play Tuesday as Tennessee rallied to beat Tennessee State 74-69 despite trailing for most of the second half.      Tennessee (7-5) trailed by as many seven points in the second half before Armani Moore put the Volunteers ahead for good 67-66 on a putback of Punter's missed 3-point attempt with 2:26 remaining. Detrick Mostella's basket and Punter's 3-point play extended the ... More>>

Punter nets 27 as Vols fall to Butler 94-86

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INDIANAPOLIS (utsports.com)  -- Kevin Punter Jr. scored 27 points and Armani Moore had 17, but Tennessee's second-half comeback came up short as the Vols fell to No. 18/21 Butler, 94-86, on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.Tennessee (4-4) outshot the Bulldogs (8-1) from the field, hitting at a 49.2 percent clip to Butler's 46.8 percent shooting. Butler led by as much as 11 points in the second half, but strong all-around play from Moore and Punter's scoring kept UT in the game late.P... More>>

Higgs helps No. 8 Texas defeat No. 4 Lady Vols 64-53

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lashann Higgs scored 18 points and led an efficient 3-point attack Sunday as the eighth-ranked Longhorns defeated No. 4 Tennessee 64-53 to remain unbeaten.    The freshman guard shot 3 of 5 from 3-point range and posted her highest point total of the season to help Texas (5-0) end Tennessee's 27-game home winning streak. Texas went 6 of 13 from beyond the arc.    Tennessee (5-1) hadn't lost at home since a 75-71 defeat by Kentucky i... More>>

Tennessee pours it on late to beat Gardner-Webb 89-64

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Punter scored 24 points and Devon Baulkman added 22 points and sparked a game-winning rally Sunday as Tennessee defeated Gardner-Webb 89-64 despite blowing a 19-point lead.    Tennessee led 34-15 with less than five minutes left in the first half, but Gardner-Webb clawed back into the game and eventually took a 57-55 lead on Tyrell Nelson's 3-point play with 10:26 left.    Baulkman put Tennessee back ahead for good by sinking ... More>>

Kamara; Vols blank Mean Green 24-0

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alvin Kamara rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Tennessee defeated North Texas 24-0 for its third straight victory.    This marks the first time Tennessee has won three consecutive games within the same season since reeling off four straight victories in 2010. The latest triumph made Tennessee (6-4) bowl eligible for a second consecutive season.    North Texas (1-9) never drove beyond Tennessee's 45-yard line as the... More>>

Southern Miss self-imposes postseason ban for 2nd year

Southern Mississippi head coach Donnie Tyndall, center, talks two players during a 2013 game. AP Photo Southern Mississippi head coach Donnie Tyndall, center, talks two players during a 2013 game. AP Photo
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Southern Mississippi says it is self-imposing a postseason ban for the basketball program for a second straight season because of an ongoing NCAA investigation regarding former coach Donnie Tyndall's tenure.    Southern Miss received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA in July that alleged multiple violations, including academic fraud.    Tyndall, who left Southern Miss for Tennessee in 2014, was fired by the Volunteers as a res... More>>

Late fumble preserves Vols' 27-24 win over South Carolina

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jalen Reeves-Maybin recovered a fumble deep in Tennessee territory with 32 seconds remaining Saturday to preserve the Volunteers' 27-24 triumph over South Carolina.    South Carolina (3-6, 1-6 SEC) was seeking a game-tying or game-winning score when Jerell Adams caught a pass inside the Tennessee 35 and headed into the red zone. Adams was trying to gain extra yardage when Malik Foreman knocked the ball out of his arm.    Reeves-Mayb... More>>

DeShields won't play in No. 4 Lady Vols' exhibition game

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields won't play in the fourth-ranked Lady Vols' exhibition game Monday against Carson-Newman.    Lady Vols coach Holly Warlick said Friday that DeShields would miss the exhibition game and that "we're kind of taking it still day by day" regarding whether the North Carolina transfer would play in the Nov. 15 season opener with Central Arkansas.    Tennessee has been cautious with DeShields, who ... More>>

Dobbs, big returns help Tennessee trounce Kentucky 52-21

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LEXINGTON, KY (AP) - Joshua Dobbs accounted for four touchdowns and Tennessee scored on both a kickoff return and punt return Saturday in a 52-21 rout of Kentucky that continued the Volunteers' domination of this annual series.    Tennessee (4-4, 2-3 SEC) has won 30 of its last 31 meetings with Kentucky (4-4, 2-4). The Wildcats' lone victory during that stretch was a 10-7 decision in 2011.    Dobbs was 16 of 26 for 233 yards with one interception and two t... More>>

No. 8 Alabama survives scare from Tennessee, 19-14

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Derrick Henry's 14-yard touchdown run with 2:24 left lifted No. 8 Alabama to a 19-14 victory Saturday over Tennessee More>>

Dobbs helps Vols rally for 38-31 victory over No. 19 Georgia

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Joshua Dobbs threw for 312 yards, ran for 118 more and accounted for five touchdowns Saturday as Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit in a 38-31 victory over No. 19 Georgia.     More>>

Jones hopes to end Vols downward spiral

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Butch Jones believes his team is improving, even though the Volunteers' record suggests otherwise.After being ranked 25th to start the season, the Volunteers have blown two-touchdown leads in three of their last four games to fall below .500. Tennessee (2-3, 0-2 SEC) will try to avoid a third straight loss Saturday when it hosts No. 19 Georgia (4-1, 1-1).''When you take the emotion out of it, I still see us improving as a football team,'' Jones ... More>>

Arkansas tops Tennessee to end three-game skid

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alex Collins rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Arkansas defeated Tennessee 24-20 to snap a three-game skid and end its recent history of frustration in close games.    The Razorbacks (2-3, 1-1 SEC) entered the night having lost their last 10 games decided by seven points or less, with nine of those defeats coming since Bret Bielema took over the program in 2013.    Arkansas erased a 14-0 deficit and hung on despite... More>>

Tennessee clears portion of stands due to unattended bag

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Fans in less than a dozen rows of Neyland Stadium were temporarily asked to leave their seats during Tennessee's game with Arkansas so that authorities could check on an unattended bag.    Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson said "we took precautionary measures" on an unattended bag that was spotted in Section C of the stadium. Robinson said about 10-12 rows were evacuated for about 20 minutes on Saturday. Robinson said... More>>

Vol LB Sapp out with stress fracture in foot

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee reserve linebacker Quart'e Sapp is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his foot.    Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Wednesday that Sapp will miss "an inordinate amount of time." Jones added that he "can't really put a time frame on it."    Sapp, who is from Alpharetta, Georgia, played in each of Tennessee's first four games and made three tackles.    Tennessee (2-2, 0-1 SEC) host... More>>

Florida rallies to beat Tennessee for 11th straight, 28-27

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Freshman Antonio Callaway's 63-yard touchdown reception with 1:26 remaining gave Florida an 11th consecutive win against Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee, 28-27 on Saturday.    Callaway ran a deep curl on a fourth-and-14 play, caught the pass from Will Grier, turned outside and beat three defenders to the end zone. Fellow receiver Demarcus Robinson threw a key block down the field that allowed Callaway to score.    The Gator... More>>

Tennessee breezes past WCU 55-10

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alvin Kamara became the first Tennessee player in 40 years to score on a punt return and a run from scrimmage in the same game as the Volunteers trounced Western Carolina 55-10 on Saturday.    Tennessee (2-1) broke open the game by outscoring Western Carolina 31-3 in the second quarter. That represented Tennessee's highest-scoring quarter since a 35-point first period in a 63-20 victory over Arkansas in 2000.    Kamara scored on a 2... More>>

Mayfield rallies No. 19 Sooners past No. 23 Vols 31-24 in OT

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Baker Mayfield threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Shepard in double overtime and No. 19 Oklahoma rallied from a 17-point deficit in a 31-24 victory Saturday over No. 23 Tennessee.    Zack Sanchez clinched Oklahoma's victory by picking off a Joshua Dobbs pass in Tennessee's second overtime possession, continuing the Vols' recent history of frustration against Top 25 foes.    Oklahoma (2-0) had forced overtime on Mayfield's 5... More>>

Tennessee assistant Martinez faces recruiting restrictions

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee defensive backs coach Willie Martinez and the rest of the coaching staff face recruiting restrictions in connection with the violation that caused Martinez to be suspended from the season-opening victory over Bowling Green on Saturday.    A public records request showed Martinez is suspended from off-campus recruiting for the first 30 days of the September 2015 evaluation period and banned from off-campus recruiting activities during the... More>>

Security grabs fan who ran on field during Vols weather delay

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Lightning in the area of Nissan Stadium delayed the game between No. 25 Tennessee and Bowling Green with 8:30 left in the third quarter, leaving fans to keep themselves busy. Some chose playing with beach balls, hitting the concessions stands or simply staying in their seats.    One fan made the wrong decision by going onto the field.    He ran across the painted "T'' at midfield and reached the 36 before a security guard took ... More>>

Vols run for 6 TDs, beats Bowling Green 59-30

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NASHVILLE, TN  (AP) -- Jalen Hurd had three first-half touchdown runs, Alvin Kamara ran for two more scores, and No. 25 Tennessee beat Bowling Green 59-30 on Saturday in a season opener delayed 80 minutes by lightning.    The Volunteers came in ranked for the first time since September 2012, and they won their first game while ranked since 2007. Joshua Dobbs threw for 205 yards and two TD passes to Ethan Wolf, and the defense coming up with three sacks.   ... More>>

Vols suspend assistant coach Martinez prior to BGSU opener

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has suspended assistant head coach and defensive backs coach Willie Martinez for the 25th-ranked Volunteers' season opener Saturday against Bowling Green for impermissible contact with a recruit.    Officials announced the suspension about 70 minutes before kickoff Saturday.    Martinez will not help the coaching staff or be at Nissan Stadium, site of Tennessee's season opener and resume coaching Sunday morning. The NCAA L... More>>

Fmr Vol asst. coach, player Charlie Coffey dies at 81

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Charlie Coffey, who brought a potent passing attack to Virginia Tech during three seasons as the Hokies' head coach in the early 1970s, has died at age 81.    The school says Coffey died at home in Shelbyville, Tennessee, on Monday night. The University of Tennessee, where Coffey was a three-year letterman and later an assistant coach, says Coffey died after a long battle with cancer.    In three years guiding the Hokies, Coffey led ... More>>

Ex-Vol Williams' rape trial delayed until next month

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Tennessee cornerback Michael Williams' rape trial has been delayed until next month.    Williams was scheduled go on trial Monday after being indicted along with former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson in February. Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee postponed the trial to Sept. 29, which had been Johnson's scheduled trial date.    Johnson's trial was tentatively rescheduled for June 27.    Williams and... More>>

Vols land prized QB recruit Hunter Johnson

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KNOXVILLE, TN  (WRCB)  -- As Vols Head Coach Butch Jones sees progress in Juaun Jennings' transition from quarterback to wide out, Tennessee got a big shot in the arm at the quarterback position for the future from all places, Brownsburg, Indiana.According to multiple media reports, prized 5 star recruit Hunter Johnson committed to Tennessee Sunday.The 6'3, 200 pound Johnson is considered as the #1 quarterback recruit in the country.He's the first Vol commitment for the 2017 ... More>>

Jones likes Jennings' transition from QB to WR

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KNOXVILLE, TN  (WRCB)  --  With less than two weeks to Tennessee's season opener against Bowling Green in Nashville, Vols Head Coach Butch Jones likes what he sees from a former quarterback recruit welcoming a change of position.Tennessee freshman Juaun Jennings, who tumbled to fourth on Tennessee's quarterback depth chart, has excelled at with the move to wide receiver.Jones says the Murfreesboro product is now pushing upper classmen." The biggest thing (to) transi... More>>

Vols open 2015 as concensus Top 25 team

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (utsports.com) -- Tennessee football will open the 2015 season as the unanimous 25th-ranked team in the country as the preseason Associated Press college football poll, released Sunday, ranks the Volunteers at No. 25. The ranking matches UT's standing in the Amway Coaches Poll, which was announced in July.The Volunteers last appeared in the AP Poll on Sept. 12, 2012 when it was listed at No. 23. Sunday's announcement marks UT's first appearance in the preseason edition... More>>

Practice injury puts Vols' Gaulden gone for season

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee defensive back Rashaan Gaulden has a broken foot and will miss the season.    Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced the severity of Gaulden's injury on Saturday, saying the sophomore got "tripped up" during a punt return drill. Gaulden joins guards Marcus Jackson and Austin Sanders likely lost for the season because of training camp injuries.    Gaulden, from Spring Hill, Tennessee, has seven tackles last season... More>>

Tennessee guard Sanders out for season with biceps injury

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee reserve guard Austin Sanders will miss the season because of a biceps injury that will require surgery.    Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Sanders' injury Thursday.    Sanders, a sophomore from Cleveland, Tennessee, played five games last season as a redshirt freshman.    Sanders is the second Tennessee guard to sustain a biceps injury during training camp. Marcus Jackson, a returning starter and the ... More>>

Vols welcome Von Pearson back to team

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has reinstated wide receiver Von Pearson to its football team, two days after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against him in connection with a rape investigation.    Tennessee announced on the football team's official Twitter account Friday afternoon that Pearson had been reinstated.  Pearson's lawyer, Chris Coffey, didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.    Pearson had been ... More>>

Tennessee men's basketball signs point guard Lamonte Turner

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has added point guard Lamonte Turner to its recruiting class. Turner, a 6-foot-2 guard from Harvest, Alabama, graduated from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. He joins a Tennessee team that has no other pure point guards on scholarship. In a release announcing the signing of Turner, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said that "he shoots the ball extremely well, makes great decisions on the court and I love his poise." Turner is a cousin of former LSU and North Car... More>>

UT student-athletes post 3.04 GPA in spring semester

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee student-athletes have posted a 3.04 overall grade point average for the spring semester, their second-highest GPA since the school started recording sport-by-sport data on the subject in 2003. This marks the fifth straight semester Tennessee student-athletes posted an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher. Sixty percent of the student-athletes finished with a 3.0 or better. The team-by-team GPAs included a 2.85 for football, 2.75 for men's basketball and 3.12 for wome... More>>

UT's Barnes lands Canuck, forward Kyle Alexander signs with Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has added Canadian forward Kyle Alexander to its recruiting class. The school announced Saturday that the 6-foot-10 Alexander had signed his letter of intent. He plans to enroll at Tennessee in June as a freshman. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes said in a statement that Alexander has "only been playing basketball for about 2 1/2 years, but it's clear the sky is the limit in terms of his potential." Alexander is a senior at Athlete Institute, a prep school in Oran... More>>

Shutout: No Vols picked in NFL draft, a 1st since 1963

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has been shut out of the NFL draft for the first time since 1963. When the seventh and final round ended Saturday without any Volunteers getting chosen, it ended a string of 51 consecutive drafts in which at least one Tennessee player was selected. The only schools that owned longer active streaks of having at least one player drafted each year were Notre Dame, Michigan, Southern California, Michigan State, Florida and Nebraska, according to STATS. All six of... More>>

Vols retire Holloway's #1

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The University of Tennessee honored Volunteer Baseball great Condredge Holloway by retiring his jersey in a pregame ceremony Saturday, prior to Tennessee's home game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. With the recognition, Holloway became the third former Volunteer baseball player to be permanently honored beyond the outfield walls of Lindsey Nelson Stadium, joining three-time All-American and 1995 National Player of the Year Todd Helton (No. ... More>>

Vols take 4-3 walk off win over Gamecocks

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- The Tennessee Volunteers came from behind to take a 4-3 walkoff victory in Saturday's grudge match against South Carolina at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. With the win, Tennessee improves to 17-21 on the year and 6-14 in SEC play, while South Carolina (26-18) slips to 9-11 in conference competition. "I'm proud of the guys, they deserve to be excited," Head Coach Dave Serrano said. "They've been hearing some tough stuff from me. They know my disappointment. They ... More>>

Sutton's defensive TD helps Orange win Vols' spring game

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Cam Sutton scored on a 20-yard fumble return as the Orange team defeated the White 54-44 on Saturday in the Orange White Game that capped Tennessee's spring practice. The game pitted the offense against the defense, with the defense representing the Orange and the offense wearing White. The scoring system awarded each unit points for notable accomplishments. Joshua Dobbs went 5 of 8 for 94 yards and a touchdown. Dobbs is Tennessee's clear-cut starting quarterback, wit... More>>

Vols prep for Saturday's Orange & White game

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- After four weeks of practice, the University of Tennessee student body showed out to check out Team 119 for the first time on Saturday during Student Appreciation Day at Neyland Stadium. "It means everything because it's all about One Tennessee, and it's all about our student body, which is so supportive like everyone else," head coach Butch Jones said about the importance of having the students at practice. "To be able to have a day like this, it is rewardi... More>>

Jones likes defensive toughness but critical of offense

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- Butch Jones preaches mental toughness in everything the Vols do. On Saturday, he was happy how the defense showed its mentality as they controlled much of the scrimmage situations in Saturday's practice at Neyland Stadium. "In terms of the practice, I want to see how we compete, I want to see the carry over from the course of the week and when you get an opportunity to compete in 102,455 and you put your fundamentals," said Jones. "You put your technique, y... More>>

Tennessee's DeBord savoring his return to college coaching

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord's return to college coaching has helped him realize what he missed the most. DeBord is helping coach a college team for the first time since finishing his second stint as Michigan's offensive coordinator in 2007. He spent the next five years as an NFL assistant and worked in sports administration at Michigan in 2013-14. DeBord says the difference between coaching in the NFL and college is that "in the pros, it's all football,... More>>

Vols practice in Neyland, Kamara shines

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- Team 119 made its debut at Neyland Stadium with the sixth practice of spring on Saturday afternoon."I thought it was another great day of teaching and learning for this football team, said head coach Butch Jones following the nearly two-hour session. "Good quality reps of playing football, situational football. It is really the first real opportunity that our players have really been able to play football without coaches on the field, live game situations and... More>>

Butch Jones talks QB's in advance of spring drills

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KNOXVILLE, TN (UTSports)---(On the benefit of having a quarterback starter from day one compared to previous seasons) "Well there is. First of all the repetitions he's been able to gain and that he will gain with our first-team offense. Our players view him as their leader. And he's really grown. He's grown leaps and bounds from being very vocal, from a leadership. But also setting the standard. There's many a nights where I look out and I'm like `What the heck is going on? The lights are on ... More>>

Vols' Butch Jones Spring Practice Briefing

UT Athletics Director Dave Hart and head coach Butch Jones, from left, celebrate their team's 24-17 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel UT Athletics Director Dave Hart and head coach Butch Jones, from left, celebrate their team's 24-17 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel
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KNOXVILLE, TN (UTSports.com)--(Opening Statement ) "Well good afternoon. It's great to see everyone. Before we get started and talk spring football I would like to congratulate Holly and our Women's Basketball team. I know we're all looking forward to their game tonight and I'm looking forward to watching them play. So congratulations and wanted to wish them the best of luck. In terms of moving forward, all of us are obviously very excited for the start of spring. The thing for us is we have... More>>

Rhea County welcomes Vols' Dave Serrano

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EVENSVILLE, TN (WRCB)-- Rhea County High School Head Baseball Coach Rusty Ray rolled out the red carpet Monday night in Evensville, welcoming Tennessee Volunteers' diamond boss Dave Serrano as the guest speaker for the Golden Eagles' annual dinner banquet.Serrano, who's guided the Volunteer baseball program since arriving in Knoxville in 2011, spoke passionately to the packed crowd in the school's auditorium.But the Vols Head Baseball Coach's address it didn't focus so much on hitting, runnin... More>>

Tyndall on Vols, Vandy SEC tourney pairing

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB) - The tenth seeded Tennessee Vols will face seventh seeded Vanderbilt Thursday night in Nashville in the SEC basketball tournament.Monday, Vols Head Coach Donnie Tyndall spoke on preparing to play a team for a third time in a season. " The week of practice leading up to the game won't be any different," said Tyndall. " I do think having the chance to see what they have done in regards to adjustments in game one to game two, even the first half of game ... More>>

Johnson, Williams plead not guilty to rape charges

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and suspended Tennessee defensive back Michael Williams have pleaded not guilty to aggravated rape charges. Johnson and Williams were arraigned Monday after being indicted last month by a grand jury. Trial was set for Aug. 24. Johnson and Williams were suspended from Tennessee's football team in November, one day before Knoxville police named both as subjects of a rape investigation. Johnson has since graduated and completed his... More>>

Vols close regular season losing to SC 60-49

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com)-- Tennessee closed its 2014-15 regular-season schedule with a 60-49 loss to South Carolina on Saturday afternoon. Tennessee (15-15, 7-11 SEC) is locked in as the #10 seed for the SEC Tournament and will play on Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT on SEC Network. The Vols will play the #7 seed Vanderbilt in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. The Vols split two meetings with Vanderbilt with each team winning on the road. Saturday was senior day for thr... More>>

Vols' Richardson gears up for his final home game

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Richardson didn't know what to expect when he first arrived at Tennessee. Now the senior guard is winding up his college career as one of the Southeastern Conference's most indispensable players. Richardson plays his final scheduled home game Saturday when the Volunteers (15-4, 7-10) face South Carolina (14-15, 5-12). Although Richardson isn't the SEC's best player or top pro prospect, perhaps nobody in the conference means more to his team. He has scored or assis... More>>

Donovan gets 500th win as Florida downs Vols 66-49

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Dorian Finney-Smith had 20 points and 10 rebounds in his first game back from suspension, and Florida beat Tennessee 66-49 Saturday to give coach Billy Donovan his 500th career victory. Finney-Smith missed the last three games for an undisclosed violation of team rules, and Donovan failed to reach the milestone in two chances on the road. He got it home as the Gators (14-15, 7-9 Southeastern Conference) won for just the second time in eight games. Donovan became the s... More>>

Tennessee's Jones understands heightened expectations

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones knows only too well that more is expected from his team now. A little success on the field and even more on the recruiting trail does that for a program that has struggled for too many years. Jones said in an interview with The Associated Press that "if you're a competitor, you want those (expectations) placed upon you." Tennessee won four of its final five games to finish 7-6 - ending a string of four straight losing seasons - and followed ... More>>

Ole Miss edges Vols 59-57

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Stefan Moody scored 22 points and Mississippi survived two field goal misses in the final 10 seconds Saturday night to defeat Tennessee 59-57. Jarvis Summers added 13 points for the Rebels (19-8, 10-4 SEC), including the game-winning free throw with 27 seconds left. Ole Miss has won eight of its last nine starts and remained tied with Texas AM for third place in the conference. Tennessee (14-12, 6-8), placed three players in double figures, led by Armani Moore with 15 poi... More>>

Mickey's big game lifts LSU to 73-55 victory over Tennessee

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jordan Mickey had 20 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks Saturday as LSU trounced Tennessee 73-55 to continue the Volunteers' recent home struggles. LSU (18-7, 7-5 SEC) grabbed a 47-20 halftime lead and never allowed the margin to drop below 15 even as it struggled with turnovers in the second half. The Tigers ended a six-game losing streak in this series and beat Tennessee for the first time since a 79-73 victory in Knoxville on Jan. 28, 2009. Keith Hornsby added 16 ... More>>

Vols Fall At Georgia, 56-53

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ATHENS, Ga. (UTSports.com)-- Tennessee suffered a 56-53 defeat at Georgia on Saturday afternoon. Playing his home state, Kennesaw native Armani Moore led all scorers with 16 points for the Vols. Tennessee lost for the fourth time in five games and fell to 13-9 overall and 5-5 in the SEC. The Bulldogs improved to 15-8 and 6-4 in the league. Georgia is 11-1 at Stegeman Coliseum this season. Georgia had three players score 10 points: J.J. Frazier, Charles Mann and Nemanja Djurisic to lead their ... More>>

ETSU gets Vols in Neyland in 2018

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has announced it will play a 2018 home game against East Tennessee State, a school that is relaunching its football program this season. Under terms of the contract released yesterday by Tennessee, ETSU will receive $500,000 for playing the game at Neyland Stadium. The game is scheduled for Sept. 8, 2018. More>>

Report: UT's Peterman to transfer to Pitt

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)--247sports is reporting that Tennessee redshirt junior quarterback Nathan Peterman will transfer to the University of Pittsburgh.Peterman should be eligible to play immediately for the Panthers due to his December graduation.According to the 247sports, Peterman chose Pittsburgh while on campus for a visit this weekend.If true, Peterman will battle for playing time against current Pitt starter and former Cleveland High quarterback Chad Voytik. More>>

Vols spoil Pearl's return, 71-63 Tennessee wins

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Armani Moore scored a career-high 19 points and matched a career high with 13 rebounds Saturday as Tennessee defeated Auburn 71-63 to spoil Tigers coach Bruce Pearl's return to Thompson-Boling Arena. This marked the first time Pearl had faced Tennessee since returning to coaching this season. Pearl led Tennessee to NCAA tournament appearances in each of his six seasons with the Volunteers before getting fired amid an NCAA investigation in 2011. The crowd chanted "Bruce... More>>

Jones helps Texas A&M outlast Tennessee 67-61

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jalen Jones scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds Saturday as Texas AM outlasted Tennessee 67-61 for its fourth straight victory. All four wins have come in Southeastern Conference competition, giving the Aggies (13-5, 4-2 SEC) their longest conference winning streak since moving from the Big 12 to the SEC in 2012. Tennessee (12-6, 4-2) had cut a 17-point, second-half deficit down to five when Volunteers guard Kevin Punter missed a driving layup attempt with 1... More>>

Jones helps Texas A&M outlast Tennessee 67-61

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jalen Jones scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds Saturday as Texas AM outlasted Tennessee 67-61 for its fourth straight victory. All four wins have come in Southeastern Conference competition, giving the Aggies (13-5, 4-2 SEC) their longest conference winning streak since moving from the Big 12 to the SEC in 2012. Tennessee (12-6, 4-2) had cut a 17-point, second-half deficit down to five when Volunteers guard Kevin Punter missed a driving layup attempt with 1... More>>

Vols down Mizzou 59-51

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Armani Moore scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Kevin Punter added 12 points to lead Tennessee past Missouri 59-51 on Saturday. After holding on against No. 19 Arkansas earlier in the week, Tennessee (11-5, 3-1 Southeastern Conference) built its lead late against the Tigers, using a 14-3 run in the final five minutes to gradually pull away. The result gave the team wins in its first two SEC road games for the first time since 2009. Namon Wright led Missouri (7... More>>

Tyndall downplays analyst's bracket projection

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)---As Tennessee preps for Missouri on the road Saturday night, Vols Head Coach Donnie Tyndall is tempering expectations.A CBS college basketball analyst released a projected March Madness bracket that listed Tennessee as a number 9 seed. " I'll say to those people, I never believed it when they say bad stuff and I never believe them when they say good stuff, so everyone has an opinion," said Tyndall Thursday. "Those prognostications and opinions don't mean anything right n... More>>

New Vols' First Impressions

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)-- The University of Tennessee's Team 119 for the upcoming football season is coming together, with ten members of the 2015 class already enrolled early in school.Meaning they'll be able to be with the team for spring drills.A few of the new faces met the media for a little "getting to know you" session." I like to say I play the game with a physical edge, I like to play nasty," explains incoming freshman offensive tackle Jack Jones." I just like pancaking people," quips C... More>>

Tide tops Tennessee 56-38

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alabama guard Rodney Cooper scored 17 points and Alabama improved its win streak to six games with a 56-38 victory over Tennessee on Saturday. Alabama (12-3, 2-0 SEC) held the Vols (9-5, 1-1) without a field for more than 14 minutes in the second half to overcome a 6-of-22 performance from the perimeter. Alabama guard Ricky Tarrant had 14 points and forward Jimmie Taylor added 13. Josh Richardson had 17 points for Tennessee, which shot 31 percent from the floor. Tennes... More>>

Player suspended from UT football team enrolled in classes

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A University of Tennessee football player who was suspended from the team after another student accused him of rape has enrolled for the spring semester. University spokeswoman Karen Ann Simsen told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1I8B0f8) on Friday that sophomore Michael Williams enrolled two days after the semester got under way. Another accused football player, star linebacker A.J. Johnson, graduated in December after completing his football eligibility. The 19-year-... More>>

Vols open SEC play down 3 scholarship players

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)-- The Tennessee Vols open their 2015 SEC basketball schedule Wednesday night on the road in Starkville against Mississippi State, but without the same complement of players when the season tipped off. Former University of Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson has already exited the team, transferring elsewhere. Vols' forward Jabari McGhee is likely lost for the season after suffering a broken foot and point guard Ian Chiles has re-aggravated a previously inju... More>>

Vols' Chiles to miss rest of season with shoulder injury

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee guard Ian Chiles will miss the rest of the season to have surgery on his injured right shoulder. Chiles arrived at Tennessee from IUPUI as a graduate transfer after averaging 15.8 points per game last season. The 6-foot-1 guard played just three games and scored a total of two points for Tennessee. Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall said Chiles aggravated the injury in practice last week. Tyndall also said that if Jabari McGhee can't return from an injured right ... More>>

Vols arrive in Jacksonville for TaxSlayer Bowl

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (WRCB)-- Tennessee Head Coach Butch Jones and Team 118 are in Jacksonville, Florida after departing Knoxville Sunday afternoon in advance of the TaxSlayer Bowl.The Vols were seen boarding a convoy of buses on campus a little before 1pm, en route to their chartered flight to Jacksonville.The team touched down a few hours later and will begin their on site preparations for the Iowa Hawkeyes in advance of Friday's game. Kickoff is set for 3:20 pm.It will be the first bowl game f... More>>

Punter, Tennessee beat Tennessee St, 67-46

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kevin Punter scored 18 points and Tennessee used a 13-0 run in the second half to propel itself to a 67-46 victory over Tennessee State on Saturday night. Josh Richardson added 16 points and eight rebounds. Holding on to a two-point lead with 13:05 left, the Volunteers started their game-defining run, highlighted by seven points from Punter. During the run, the Vols held Tennessee State (2-11) scoreless for 6:21. Tennessee (7-4) took its biggest lead of the first half ... More>>

Vols' Paul Walther dies

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ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Walther, who played six seasons in the NBA in the 1950s after a stellar college career at Tennessee, has died. He was 87. Son Brian Walther says his father died Sunday. Walther led Tennessee to an 18-5 record in 1945 before serving in the Navy during World War II. He returned to Tennessee from 1947-49 and was team captain in his final season. More>>

Vols practice Monday before holiday break

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)---The Tennessee Vols have one more practice set for Monday before heading off for Christmas break and the TaxSlayer bowl that is less than two weeks away. Sunday, the team took to Neyland Stadium as they prepare for the Iowa Hawkeyes Janaury 2nd in Jacksonville, Florida.Head Coach Butch Jones getting the team ready for the game and the time off that comes with the holiday,For Jones, "keeping focus" is the working mantra. " You constantly try to educate them. They have kin... More>>

Tennessee forward McGhee out at least 6-8 weeks

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee forward Jabari McGhee is expected to miss at least six to eight weeks after surgery on his right foot. McGhee, a 6-foot-8 freshman, was injured Wednesday in an 83-72 loss at North Carolina State. Coach Donnie Tyndall announced the severity of the injury Friday after a 61-58 victory over Tennessee Tech. McGhee is averaging 4.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 12.9 minutes per game. His injury adds to Tennessee's frontcourt depth problems. The Volunteers don't have a s... More>>

Vols' Hurd cited for underage drinking

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Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd has been cited for underage drinking. More>>

Vols land 4-star LB Kirkland Jr. for Class of 2015

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The Vols have landed 4-star linebacker recruit Darrin Kirkland for the class of 2015. He's the 25th verbal which has the Vols ranked with the fifth best recruiting class for 2015. More>>

3 Vol freshmen planning to transfer

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tight end Daniel Helm, defensive end Dewayne Hendrix and running back Derrell Scott have decided to transfer from Tennessee. Coach Butch Jones said after Sunday's practice that the three freshmen would be looking to continue their careers at other schools. Jones said "We thank them for everything they have given to Tennessee and wish them the best in moving forward." Helm, who is from Chatham, Illinois, caught six passes for 37 yards this year while playing in all 12 r... More>>

Tennessee rallies to beat No. 15 Butler 67-55

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Josh Richardson scored 18 of his 20 points after halftime Sunday, and Tennessee rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to beat No. 15 Butler 67-55. Butler (8-2) led 37-25 after Kellen Dunham's 3-pointer in the opening minute of the second half, but Richardson scored the game's next eight points to spark a 12-0 run that tied the score. Tennessee took the lead for good on Armani Moore's basket with 6:15 left. Kevin Punter added 18 points for Tennessee (4-3). Richard... More>>

District attorney given file in UT rape case

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The investigation into rape allegations against two University of Tennessee football players is complete. According to an email from Knoxville Police spokesman Darrell DeBusk, the case file has been turned over to the Knox County District Attorney's Office. District Attorney General Charme Allen did not immediately reply to an email sent Saturday morning asking whether she intended to pursue charges against Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and cornerback Michael Willi... More>>

Woodson leaves Vols, plans to transfer

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall says sophomore forward Dominic Woodson has left the Volunteers and plans to transfer to another university. Tyndall announced Woodson's move Friday. Woodson played in four games for the Volunteers this season averaging 3.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. He transferred to Tennessee this summer after leaving Memphis. The 6-foot-10 sophomore thanked Tyndall in a statement but says he wants to move to a school that is a bette... More>>

More TaxSlayer Bowl tickets available for Vol fans

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (UTSports.com)-- The original allocation of tickets to the University of Tennessee for the TaxSlayer Bowl on January 2 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida have been purchased by Tennessee Fund Donors. In an effort to assist other Tennessee fans interested in attending the game, an additional number of tickets will be made available to Vol fans by the bowl. "We are very excited to host the Vol nation in Jacksonville for our Bowl game! In working with Dave Hart and the u... More>>

Extension for Vols' Jones includes buyout increase

UT Athletics Director Dave Hart and head coach Butch Jones, from left, celebrate their team's 24-17 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel UT Athletics Director Dave Hart and head coach Butch Jones, from left, celebrate their team's 24-17 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. Photo by Adam Lau/News Sentinel
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones' contract extension increases the buyout he would have to pay if he chooses to leave before the end of the next two seasons. Under terms of the contract addendum released Wednesday, Jones would owe the university $4 million if he chose to leave before March 2016. He'd owe $3 million if he opted to leave between March 1, 2016, and Feb. 28, 2017. He would owe $2 million if he chose to depart from March 1, 2017, to Feb. 29, 2020. Jones' origina... More>>

Vols land in TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Iowa

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The University of Tennessee football team will make its sixth appearance in the TaxSlayer Bowl (formerly known as the Gator Bowl) and its first since 1994, as the Vols have accepted an invitation to play against the University of Iowa on January 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. More>>

VFL Gerald Riggs Jr. breaks down importance of Vols bowl game

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- It wasn't a historic win, they type you'll share stories about down the road but Saturday's win at Vanderbilt was a monumental win in terms of rebuilding.Red Bank graduate and former Tennessee running back Gerald Riggs Jr. said, "they took a huge step, any step going forward, especially where things started out when he took the job. Getting that win and into a bowl game it's another chance to practice which means more reps for everybody, another chance for recruits t... More>>

Vols patiently await bowl invitation

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NASHVILLE, TN (WRCB) --The Tennessee Vol football team is where they haven't been in four years, in the mix for a bowl game.The Volunteers now eligible after Saturday's 24-17 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores. While there's a lot of speculation where the Vols may land bowl wise, they're glad it's somewhere, even anywhere." It means everything," said Vols running back Marlin Lane Saturday after the win over Vanderbilt. " I never experienced this since I've been here, first time, leaving on my... More>>

Justin Hunter hospitalized for lacerated spleen

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HOUSTON, TX (NBCNewsChannel.com)--Sunday's game against the Texans resulted in a scary injury for Titans receiver Justin Hunter. According to the Titans, Hunter has been hospitalized in Houston, where he is being treated for a lacerated spleen. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, it's not currently believed that the injury will require surgery, and the condition is not believed to be life-threatening. Hunter, according to multiple reports, had internal bleeding and was coughing up b... More>>

Marquette downs Tennessee 67-59

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Duane Wilson scored 30 points to lead Marquette past Tennessee 67-59 Sunday in the third-place game of the Orlando Classic. Derrick Wilson added 11 points for Marquette (4-3). Marquette's Matt Carlino, who set a classic record with 38 points in Thursday's 72-70 win over Georgia Tech, had six points and finished with 58 in the Golden Eagles' three games. The tournament record is 73, set by Kansas State's Michael Beasley in 2007. Tennessee (2-3) got 18 points from ... More>>

Vols bowl eligible with 24-17 win over Vanderbilt

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Joshua Dobbs ran for two touchdowns and 91 yards as Tennessee beat Vanderbilt 24-17 Saturday to become eligible for the Volunteers' first bowl since 2010. With the win, the Vols (6-6, 3-5 Southeastern Conference) also snapped a two-game skid to their in-state rival that had been their longest since 1925-26. Cameron Sutton returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown for Tennessee. The Volunteers also came up with three interceptions and three sacks, two by Curt Maggitt. Th... More>>

Richardson, Moore help Vols beat Santa Clara 64-57

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Tennessee got 18 points apiece from Josh Richardson and Armani Moore, and took control with impressive defensive play to start the second half en route to a 64-57 win over Santa Clara Thursday in the opening round of the Orlando Classic. Tennessee used a 14-0 run to open the second half to go up 41-30 with 11:55 left. Richardson gave the Volunteers their first lead, 32-30, since early in the game with 17 minutes remaining. Santa Clara didn't get its first second-half poin... More>>

Richardson, Moore help Tennessee beats Santa Clara

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Tennessee got 18 points apiece from Josh Richardson and Armani Moore, and took control with impressive defensive play to start the second half en route to a 64-57 win over Santa Clara Thursday in the opening round of the... More>>

Mizzou outlasts Vols 29-21

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Maty Mauk threw a pair of touchdown passes and Marcus Murphy ran for two scores Saturday as No. 19 Missouri defeated Tennessee 29-21 to maintain control of the SEC East race. The Tigers (9-2, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) set a school record with their 10th straight road win. Missouri can clinch the East Division and earn a second straight trip to the SEC championship game by winning at home Friday over Arkansas. A loss would send No. 9 Georgia (9-2, 6-2) to Atlanta ins... More>>

Win marks Vols 23rd straight home opener, 70-58 over Texas Southern

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The Vols continued their dominance in home openers as Tennessee took care of Texas Southern, 70-58, on Thursday night. Tennessee (1-1) won Donnie Tyndall'shome debut as head coach of the Vols and their 23rd consecutive home opener, dating to 1992. More>>

Vols' Worley writes open letter to fans before senior night

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November 20th is always special. I'm spending this day, my 22nd birthday with my football family at the University of Tennessee and on this day, I wanted to share my story with the fans that have meant so much to me. More>>

UPDATED: UT's A.J. Johnson & Michael Williams suspended, remain suspects in sexual assault investigation

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Sources say that Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson is a suspect in a rape and sexual assault case. More>>

Dobbs helps Tennessee trounce Kentucky 50-16

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Joshua Dobbs threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth score Saturday as Tennessee trounced Kentucky 50-16 to continue its mastery of this annual series. Tennessee (5-5, 2-4 SEC) beat Kentucky (5-6, 2-6) for the 29th time in their last 30 meetings. Kentucky lost its fifth straight overall in a matchup between two teams chasing their first bowl bids since 2010. The Volunteers can become bowl eligible by beating Missouri at home next week or by winning at Vanderb... More>>

Spurrier apologizes for not talking after loss to Vols

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier apologized for walking off without taking questions reporters after the Gamecocks' overtime loss to Tennessee two weeks ago. Spurrier says he should've stayed and "faced the music." Spurrier spent less than a minute at the microphone following a 45-42 defeat on Nov. 1, when South Carolina squandered a two-touchdown lead in the final five minutes. The Football Writers Association of America sent a letter of complaint to the Southeastern... More>>

REPORT: UT coach Donnie Tyndall's former program is under NCAA investigation

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First year Tennessee Head Basketball Coach Donnie Tyndall's former program, Southern Miss, is reported to be under investigation by the NCAA. More>>

Vols defense; bend, but don't break

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There's an  old saying when it comes to a defense against a very good offense. Bend, but don't break. More>>

Rocky Top rejoices; Vols rally for 45-42 OT win

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Joshua Dobbs threw a 9-yard pass to Jason Croom with 11 seconds left to tie the game at 42 before Aaron Medley's 32-yard field goal in overtime lifted Tennessee to its first Southeastern Conference win 45-42 over South Carolina on Saturday night. The Vols (4-5, 1-4 SEC) trailed 42-28 with 4:52 remaining after Brandon Wilds' 70-yard scoring run. But the Gamecocks struggling defense, which gave up double-digit, fourth-quarter leads in losses to Missouri and Kentucky, did i... More>>

Cooper leads No. 4 Alabama past Tennessee, 34-20

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Amari Cooper caught nine passes for a school-record 224 yards and scored two touchdowns to help No. 4 Alabama beat Tennessee 34-20 on Saturday night for its eighth consecutive victory in the series. This game marked a return to Neyland Stadium for Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who coached Tennessee in 2009 and angered Volunteers fans by leaving for Southern California after only one season. Kiffin's offense produced touchdowns on four of its first five ser... More>>

Jones battles Ole Miss for in state prospects

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MEMPHIS, TN (WRCB)--Vols Head Coach Butch Jones may have lost Saturday night's game in Oxford versus Ole Miss, but he's battling Ole Miss on another front, the recruiting trail.Jones visited Memphis area offensive line prospect Drew Richmond Friday night. Richmond is considered one of the top ranked recruits in the state of Tennessee..The 6'5, 320 pounder would fill an obvious need for the Vols on their offensive line, but he's already committed to Ole Miss.Jones wants Richmond to think twice... More>>

No. 3 Mississippi tops Tennessee 34-3

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Bo Wallace threw two touchdown passes and No. 3 Mississippi had another dominating defensive performance in a 34-3 victory over Tennessee on Saturday night. Ole Miss (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 3-0 early in the second quarter, but scored the next 34 points. With a relatively easy win, the Rebels continued their best start since 1962. Wallace completed 13 of 28 passes for 199 yards, throwing touchdown passes to Vince Sanders and Evan Engram. Sanders had ... More>>

Vols release 2015 football schedule

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Tennessee fans can now plan weddings and vacations, the 2015 Volunteer Football schedule is here. More>>

Coach Speak: What Butch told Russ

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KNOXVILLE,TN (WRCB)--The Vols face the now number three ranked Ole Miss Rebels Saturday in Oxford after snapping their 3 game losing streak Saturday night at the expense of the UTC Mocs, 45-10 was the final score.But many of you may be asking, what did Butch tell Russ?At the game's conclusion, the two head coaches shared a moment at midfield.You can read from Coach Jones' lips what he says to Mocs Head Coach, " You have a good team."What else did Butch say?Coach Huesman reveals. " I think he ... More>>

Gators rally to beat Vols 10-9

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Austin Hardin made a 49-yard field goal with 6:20 remaining Saturday as Florida erased a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Tennessee 10-9 and continue its decade-long mastery of this rivalry. Florida (3-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) rallied behind freshman quarterback Treon Harris, who led both of the Gators' scoring drives after replacing an ineffective Jeff Driskel. Matt Jones rushed for 114 yards and had a 32-yard run to set up Hardin's winning kick, whic... More>>

Vols' transfer Woodson gets waiver

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee forward Dominic Woodson has received an NCAA waiver allowing the Memphis transfer to play immediately rather than sitting out a year. How much the 6-foot-10 sophomore will actually play may depend on how much weight he loses. Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall announced Woodson's eligibility Thursday as the Volunteers prepare to open practice Sunday. The addition of the 6-foot-10, 281-pound sophomore adds some size to a roster that doesn't include anyone else wit... More>>

Vols look to avert 10th consecutive loss to Florida

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KNOXVILLE, TN (WRCB)--The Tennessee Vols are in game week mode with the University of Florida coming to Knoxville Saturday.The Gators are a team that hasn't lost to Tennessee since 2004.The 2 and 2 Vols are coming off Saturday's heartbreaking loss to Georgia 35-32.But Head Coach Butch Jones says that's history, he's looking forward, not backward, and neither is his team." Again, its a new week, it's a new opportunity, I expect them to bounce back, I expect them to be ready to go," says Jones.... More>>

UT Athletics budget back in black

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is in the black with its athletic budget - barely. The university reported its budget details Wednesday with a surplus of $60,880 for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Tennessee had operating revenues of $103.54 million with expenses of $103.48 million. The university says the surplus is going in its athletic reserves, which remain the lowest in the Southeastern Conference. After the athletic department reported a $3.98 budget deficit in 2012, Chancellor Jimmy Cheek a... More>>

Dawgs survive Vols scare 35-32

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Todd Gurley ran for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter, as No. 12 Georgia bounced back from an early 10-0 deficit and held off gritty Tennessee 35-32 on Saturday. The lackluster Bulldogs (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) struggled with the Volunteers for the second year in a row. Tennessee (2-2, 0-1) wouldn't quit, even after Jalen Hurd fumbled a handoff and Josh Dawson fell on it in the end zone for a Georgia touchdown.... More>>

Vols dismiss Treyvon Paulk from team after domestic assault allegation

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“We hold our players to a very high standard and expectation with being a member of our football family,” Jones said. “Moving forward, that's what will occur.” More>>

Vols fall to 4th ranked Oklahoma, 34-10

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Trevor Knight passed for 308 yards to help No. 4 Oklahoma defeat Tennessee 34-10 on Saturday night. Knight threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Sooners (3-0), who won their seventh straight game. Sterling Shepard caught five passes for 109 yards and Keith Ford caught a touchdown pass and ran for a score for Oklahoma. Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops got the best of the Southeastern Conference again. The Sooners beat SEC member Alabama in the Sugar Bowl. Justi... More>>

Worley shines in 34-19 Vols win

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Worley threw two touchdown passes to Marquez North and ran for a third score Saturday in Tennessee's 34-19 victory over Arkansas State. Worley threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to North in the second quarter and found him again for a 14-yard score in the third period. Worley also scored from 5 yards out late in the first half for his first career touchdown run. He went 22 of 38 for 247 yards with one interception. Fredi Knighten scored on a 4-yard run and threw a 9... More>>

Worley, defense spark Vols past Utah State 38-7

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 on Sunday night in a game matching two quarterbacks returning from injuries that ended their 2013 seasons prematurely. Worley completed his first 13 passes of the second half in his first appearance since missing Tennessee's final five games last season with an injured right thumb. He was 27 of 38 overall, connecting with 10 difference receivers. Worley threw touchdown passes ... More>>

Woodson transfers to UT

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KNOXVILLE,TN (UTSports.com)---Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall announced Friday that 6-10, 290-pound forward Dominic Woodson (first name pronounced: dah-mihn-EEK) is enrolled at UT and has joined the Volunteers program. Woodson's eligibility status for next season has yet to be determined. When Woodson does become eligible, he will have three seasons left to play. "Dominic certainly adds some physicality and size to our frontline," Tyndall said. "He has great upside. If he continues ... More>>

Vols open practice brings 40k fans

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KNOXVILLE,TN (AP)--Tennessee coach Butch Jones says the Volunteers' open practice Saturday should allow his team's 32 newcomers to enter the season with at least some idea of what it's like to perform in front of a big crowd at Neyland Stadium. The Volunteers tuned up for their Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State with a workout that drew an announced attendance of 40,000 to Neyland Stadium. Fourteen of Tennessee's newcomers were here for spring practice and got to play in the Orange Whi... More>>

Pig Howard: Ready for Saturdays

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ELIZABETHTON,TN (WRCB)--Tennessee Vols rising Junior receiver Pig Howard Says he'll be "in play" this coming football season.Howard, who sat out spring practice for undisclosed reasons, said Saturday at Jason Witten's 12th annual sports camp in Elizabethton, Tennessee, addressed his status with "team 118".." You're gonna see me on the field in the fall,we're doing everything right, the chemistry is the same if not better with the team and I mean everything is heading in the right direction," ... More>>

NBA draft nets Vols' Stokes & McRae

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KNOXVILLE, TN- (UTSports.com)--There were 46 NCAA players selected in Thursday's NBA Draft, and two of them were Tennessee Volunteers. Jarnell Stokes was picked 35th overall, and Jordan McRae was taken with the 58th pick. Stokes and McRae are Tennessee's 44th and 45th all-time NBA Draft picks, respectively. Stokes was drafted by the Utah Jazz then traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. McRae was selected by the San Antonio Spurs and then traded to the Philadelphia 76ers. Both Vols were second-round... More>>

Spurrier wows crowd in Cleveland Saturday night

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Cleveland, Tennessee had it's maximum hint of South Carolina Gamecock flavor in recent memory Saturday night as the 'ol ball coach, Steve Spurrier came to town.Spurrier, USC's head football coach since 20-05, came for the fifth annual Bradley Sunrise Rotary Sunset Gala.Many know Spurrier grew up in Johnson City as the son of a minister, but did you know the Florida Gators' QB and 1966 Heisman Trophy winner spent some of his youth in the friendly city of Athens?"We usually played up at Tenness... More>>

Vols to open at U.S. Naval Academy against VCU

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The Tennessee basketball team's first regular-season opponent under new head coach Donnie Tyndall will be VCU, as the Volunteers face the Rams Friday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. ET as part of a unique doubleheader event known as the Veterans Classic at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. More>>

Tyndall Gets New UT Commit

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has added forward Eric McKnight, a graduate transfer from Florida Gulf Coast. McKnight, a 6-foot-9 forward from Raleigh, North Carolina, plans to enroll at Tennessee this summer and will be eligible to play in this coming season. In a university release Sunday, Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall said McKnight "gives us more size and athleticism - along with a lot of great experience - along our front line." McKnight averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds while shoo... More>>

Diamond Vols are SEC tourney bound

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KNOXVILLE,TN -(UTSports.com) Thanks to a 7-5 victory over No. 13 Florida on the final day of the regular season, the Tennessee baseball team will make its first appearance in the postseason since 2007. The Volunteers are the 11-seed in the SEC Tournament and will face sixth-seeded Vanderbilt in the event's first game at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. Tuesday's matchup against the Commodores will be the fourth this season as the Vols won two of three games in Knoxville earlier this year. It is th... More>>

Diamond Vols clinch SEC berth

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UTSports.com) - The Tennessee baseball team is headed back to the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2007. The Volunteers closed out the regular season with a 7-5 victory over No. 13 Florida on Saturday afternoon at Lindsey Nelson Stadium to clinch their spot in the postseason. "We did it," UT head coach Dave Serrano said. "I didn't expect it to be easy but early on [in the year], I thought it was going to be a little easier than it ended up being over the course of the... More>>

Third Saturday in October Survives

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference has decided to stick with its current football scheduling format of eight league games and a permanent non-division rival. The conference's presidents and chancellors approved the schedule format Sunday at a special meeting in Atlanta. The one change to the SEC's schedule format will affect non conference scheduling. Starting in 2016, all SEC teams will be required to play at least one game against a team from one of the other Big 5 conferen... More>>

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  • Finley's new turf comes Monday

    Finley's new turf comes Monday

    Monday, March 9 2015 12:38 AM EDT2015-03-09 04:38:54 GMT
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    Meigs girls, Baylor boys advance in Best of Preps tourney

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    CHATTANOOGA, TN- (WRCB) The Meigs County Lady Tigers advance to Monday's championship round in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of Preps Basketball Tournament at Chattanooga State Technical Community College, by besting the GPS Bruisers Saturday night 47-33 in the winner's semifinal bracket play. The Baylor Red Raiders advance as well with a 48-46 downing of Brainerd in Saturday's late game.Meigs County's Taylor Boggess led the Lady Tigers, scoring 31 points in just three quarters for th...More
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