TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS NEWS

Tennessee football using loss margins as motivation

The Tennessee Volunteers football team went 9-4 (5-3 SEC) last season, but may have been better than that record suggests. You see, Tennessee’s last five losses were only by a combined 25 points, with an average margin of loss of just five points. Thus, as ESPN’s Dari Nowkhah tweeted, coach Butch Jones and his staff using that stat as motivation for the 2016 season is not at...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Bubba Wallace has custom Tennessee NASCAR helmet

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is a huge Tennessee Volunteers fan and he showed that off by visiting their football team just a few weeks ago. He is now showing off his fandom with an amazing custom helmet painted with the orange checkerboard pattern. The awesome helmet was made by BEAM Designs. It features the logos on the side and the checkerboard pattern. It only seems right when...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Florida DL Caleb Brantley throws shade at Tennessee

The Florida-Tennessee college football rivalry is heating up and it’s only spring. There’s plenty of history between these two programs, and current SEC East projections are only adding fuel to the fire. Despite losing the last 11 games against the Gators, it’s the Volunteers that are favorites to win the division. But Florida’s players aren’t ready to hand over the crown...
Via College Spun
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Neiko Creamer transferring from Tennessee after limited playing time

The Tennessee Volunteers are a favorite to win the SEC East this season and it looks like they are doing a good job preparing for a big run. However, they will move forward without a piece of their depth chart as tight end Neiko Creamer has decided to transfer. Head coach Butch Jones confirmed Creamer’s intentions to transfer Wednesday night. The coach said he and his staff will...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Odds to win Super Bowl LI following the draft

Odds to win Super Bowl LI as of 5/5/16, according to Sportsbook.ag.
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee players, Butch Jones share awesome Mother’s Day video

The Tennessee Volunteers and head coach Butch Jones got into the Mother’s Day spirit with an incredible video celebrating today’s day. In the video, tweeted out by the Vols head coach, Jones and his players can be seen reaching out to there mothers to say “I love you.” Then, everyone waits for a response. At first the players and Jones said a bit apprehensive to play along...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd Go Beast Mode In The Gym

The Tennessee Volunteers are looking to make a splash during the 2016 college football season, and running back Jalen Hurd is expected to be a major part of that.  Friday morning, Hurd posted this video to Instagram to show Vols fans how much work he’s been putting in to make sure he’s ready to make an impact. At 6-foot-4, 240-pounds, this kind of athleticism is scary. Every...
Via College Spun
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Jackson returning to UNC for junior season

North Carolina small forward Justin Jackson has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return to school for his junior season, the program announced tonight.  Justin Jackson returning to Carolina for his junior season #GoHeels https://t.co/jSgnnc9Ryt — Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) May 16, 2016 Jackson averaged 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 28.4 minutes...
Via College Spun
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit Believes Tennessee Will Win SEC East In 2016

It seems like every year now that college football fans – warranted or not – believe that Tennessee is finally going to turn the corner and become a contender in the SEC. In 2015, the Vols took a major step, posting a 9-4 record that included some heartbreaking losses.  ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, one of the more knowledgeable men in the industry, believes that 2016 will be Tennessee’s...
Via College Spun
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Man Posing As Tennessee CB Cam Sutton Allegedly Tried To Extort Nude Photos From 14 Women

A wild story was detailed earlier this morning in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Federal authorities allege a 22-year-old Sweetwater, Tenn. man posed as Tennessee cornerback Cam Sutton and harassed 14 women, including two minors, on Snapchat, threatening them and demanding nude photos. Brandon Douglas Shanahan was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on 14 counts of extortion...
Via College Spun
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Former Tennessee player gives sneak peek at ‘Battle at Bristol’ field

The Tennessee Volunteers and Virginia Tech Hokies will be having a pretty unique early season match-up as they will meet up on the infield at Bristol Motor Speedway. Former Vols defensive back Inky Johnson gave fans an early look at what the field looks like at the race track. The former player was at the field on Monday and he decided to tweet out a video. It still looks to be in...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee cancels classes Sept. 1 for football season opener

Last month, the University of Tennessee announced that the football team’s season opener against Appalachian State had been moved up two days from Saturday, Sept. 3, to Thursday, Sept. 1.  In order to accommodate the change, Tennessee is doing something it rarely does: canceling classes. The university announced that it will cancel classes on Sept. 1 for logistical reasons relating...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Acclaimed College Football Prediction Model Ranks Tennessee No. 1 Ahead Of 2016 Season

McIllese Sports isn’t the biggest name in the world of college football predictions, but over the last few years, few have been more accurate. McIllese, which bases its rankings on 70,000 full season simulations, finished second in each of the last two years of the Stassen Poll, which ranks 22 separate publications’ preseason predictions based on accuracy. If McIllece Sports...
Via College Spun
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

McIllese Sports predicts Tennessee as No. 1 team ahead of 2016 season

McIllese Sports isn’t the most prestigious name in college football predictions, but in the past they have been right more times than not. Tennessee fans are certainly hoping that the poll can be right once again this year. Every year, the sports company releases their prediction of what the Top 25 would look like AFTER the season is over. On Thursday, they released that predicted...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 16, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee Running Back Squats 255 Pounds—On One Leg

Tennessee Volunteers running back Jalen Hurd is pretty fast. Scratch that, he's like the Flash fast. From running 23.1 mph on a treadmill in May to running a 4.47 40-Yard Dash, he is quick enough to be one of the nation's best backs this fall. RELATED: Jalen Hurd Hits 19 Mph While Sprinting On A Treadmill Now, in June, Hurd is continuing to bolster his leg strength and...
Via Stack
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning makes visit to Alma Mater, speaks with Vols

The Tennessee Volunteers football team is hoping to win it all in the upcoming 2016 season. In order to help achieve this goal. they brought in the greatest former Volunteer of all time – perhaps even the best to ever play the game – Peyton Manning. Manning was in Knoxville as promised on Monday afternoon and spent time with some current Volunteers. Clearly, the recently retired...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Every NFL team's key player heading into 2016

Every NFL team's key player heading into 2016
June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

4-Star WR KD Nixon Deletes Tweet After Announcing Decommitment From Tennessee

KD Nixon, a four-star wide receiver out of DeSoto High School in Texas, announced his decommitment from the Tennessee Volunteers via Twitter on Sunday night. Interestingly, after posting the note to social media, Nixon deleted the tweet. It does not appear that he received much heat from fans for the decision, to Tennessee fans’ credit, so it definitely leads one to wonder whether...
Via College Spun
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Geno Auriemma reflects on Pat Summitt's influence on basketball

The sports world is mourning the loss of one of the most influential coaches of all time, and a giant in women's college basketball. Tennessee Volunteers legend Pat Summitt died Tuesday at the age of 64 after a long battle with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer's type. University of Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma paid tribute to Summitt Tuesday morning in an interview...
Via FOX Sports
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin trolled Tennessee on Twitter again

Current Alabama offensive coordinator and former Tennessee head coach Lane Kiffin is in the state of Tennessee today, so of course he’s making sure that Vols fans on social media know he’s in the state of Tennessee today. Tuesday, Kiffin, who is likely in Knoxville, tweeted a photo of a Tennessee license plate. Of course, he was hit with some nasty replies. Kiffin, if you remember...
Via College Spun
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee settles sexual assault lawsuit for $2.48 million

The University of Tennessee has settled the sexual assault lawsuit brought forward by eight unnamed women against the Volunteers football program. According to a report in The Tennessean, the school will pay out $2.48 million, but does not admit guilt. UT will pay the plaintiffs $2.48 million, a sum that also includes fees for their attorneys. School officials also agreed to...
Via College Spun
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Clemson Football is just owning the state of Tennessee in recruiting

As I was getting busy Monday morning preparing for the holiday I thought Twitter might be getting hot with everyone waiting on Kevin Durant to make a decision. Let me tell you, it may have been the middle of the afternoon but the fireworks were already going off on Twitter. Not only did KD decided to go to the Warriors (holy crap), but Clemson Football picked up the commitment...
Via isportsweb.com
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

‘SEC Nation’ headed to Tennessee, Texas A&M for Week 1

While College GameDay is the premiere college football preview show, SEC Nation has made a push to be featured, at least when it comes to games in the best conference in the country. The show announced that they would be doing two shows in the first week of the college football season. ESPN put out a press release saying SEC Nation would visit two schools to open the season. They...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: Josh Dobbs Wears Awesome Orange-And-White Checkerboard Socks At SEC Media Days

Tennessee’s checkerboard end zone pattern is one of the most enduring features of the program. It’s also been featured on uniforms and in the stands during games.  At today’s SEC Media Days, Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs made the checkerboard a fashion statement, rocking some really sharp socks featuring the familiar pattern.  Josh Dobbs’ sock game #Vols pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Joshua Dobbs wears amazing socks at SEC Media Days

Not only is Joshua Dobbs one of the better quarterbacks in the SEC today, he is also one of the best dressed. He looked pretty sharp when he rolled into Hoover, Alabama along with head coach Butch Jones for SEC Media Days. The best part of his outfit at the press conference were his socks that represented the Tennessee Volunteers pretty well. They were adorned with the same Volunteer...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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