TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS NEWS

Florida’s Jalen Tabor Trolls Tennessee With Comparison To Cleveland Cavaliers During NBA FInals Loss

The 2015 Tennessee Volunteers had a pretty strong season overall, finishing at 9-4 with a drubbing of Northwestern in the Outback Bowl, but they were very close to breaking through for something even bigger. Losses to Oklahoma, Florida, Arkansas, and Alabama came by a total of 17 points, and the Vols lead two of those games heading into the fourth quarter, including a 28-27 loss...
Via College Spun
June 06, 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

Ex-Army All-American P Tommy Townsend transferring from Tennessee

During the 2015 season, Tennessee punter Tommy Townsend did not see much action because Trevor Daniel proved to be one of the best punters in the SEC. This had led to the rising sophomore seeking a transfer from Knoxville for the upcoming season. 247Sports first reported that Townsend was asking for a release from his scholarship to look elsewhere. The site wrote that he is “looking...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 12, 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

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

Predicting the Power-5 college football champions

As we head into the college football season, it looks as if the College Football Playoffs will be full of surprises come December. We learned a lot last year about the CFP Committee and what it views as valuable in relation to selecting the top-4 teams. Obviously record has a huge bearing, all top-4 teams had one loss (except undefeated Clemson). Alabama, Michigan State, and Oklahoma...
Via isportsweb.com
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

REPORT: Former Vols legend Pat Summitt’s family “preparing for the worst”

The world of college basketball was rocked back in 2011 when legendary Tennessee Volunteers women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt announced that she had early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type. Since then, Summitt has not been nearly the public figure she was for nearly four decades with the Vols program. However, on Sunday, worry has crept in over her overall health as her family...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Princeton basketball coach shares an incredible story about Pat Summitt

Generations of coaches, players and fans have been sharing their own personal remembrances of legendary Tennessee Volunteers basketball coach Pat Summitt, who changed the lives of countless people in college basketball over the course of her 38-year career. One of those coaches is Courtney Banghart, who had a chance encounter with Summitt during a downpour in Florida one day.  
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee pays $2.48 million to settle Title IX lawsuit

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is paying $2.48 million to settle a lawsuit filed by eight unidentified women who said the school had violated Title IX regulations and created a "hostile sexual environment" through a policy of indifference toward assaults by athletes.Lawyers for the school and the plaintiffs issued a joint press release Tuesday announcing the settlement."We are satisfied...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee defense eager to improve its knockout punch

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee heads into the season as the likely Southeastern Conference Eastern Division favorite thanks in part to a defense loaded with experience. Whether the Volunteers earn that first division title since 2007 depends on how much that defense has learned from last year's experience. Tennessee went 9-4 last season, but led in each of its losses. In three...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers drawing buzz again in SEC

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) People are talking about the Tennessee Volunteers as potential Southeastern Conference contenders again. After making steady progress the past three years under coach Butch Jones and bringing in three straight highly rated recruiting classes, the Vols are again regarded as legitimate contenders in the SEC Eastern Division. Many of the questions Jones and his...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee football: 5 things to watch in 2016

The Tennessee Volunteers have gradually been getting better over the last few years and it looks like the waiting is finally going to pay off this year. Many have already tabbed them as the favorites to win the SEC East entering the 2016 season. From having one of the better offensive units in the country to returning a number of defensive players that should dominate this year,...
Via Campus Sports Net
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Tennessee Fans Annoyed With Nike After Company Releases New Shirt With Incorrect Tristar Logo

Tradition is extremely important to college football fans, even if it comes in the form of minutiae that those outside of a given fan base may not understand. That was very evident with the release of a new Tennessee Volunteers shirt from Nike, which features a lot of cool detail and imagery that should make UT fans very excited. Unfortunately, the shirt also contains a fairly significant...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee Has Added RB Jeremy Lewis To 2016 Class

It is mid-July, but the Tennessee Volunteers are apparently not done bolstering their 2016 recruiting class. According to a report by 247Sports‘ Ryan Callahan, the Vols have added three-star running back Jeremy Lewis to the class, and he has enrolled at UTK for summer courses. More on the unexpected addition, from Callahan. The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Lewis signed with Trinity Valley...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Tennessee Added Another Running Back To 2016 Class

College football season is just around the corner, but it seems like the Tennessee Volunteers are still making some moves for their 2016 recruiting class. According to a report by 247Sports, the Vols are adding three-star running back Jeremy Lewis to the class. He is currently enrolled at UTK for summer courses. Ryan Callahan from 247Sports shared these details on the new Vols addition...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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