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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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt Dies At Age 64

Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, a pioneer of women's college basketball who guided the Tennessee Volunteers to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. Summitt led the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories -- the most in Division I college basketball history (men or women) ­­-- before stepping down in 2012, one year after announcing she...
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3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Every NFL team's key player heading into 2016

Every NFL team's key player heading into 2016
9 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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...
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10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee football: Are Vols a national title contender?

The Tennessee football program has been gaining momentum in recent years, and entering the 2016 college football season many believe the Vols could compete for a shot at the SEC Championship. However, the team surpass those expectations and compete for a national championship if one of the most respected voices in the sport is to be believed. Phil Steele, whose annual preview magazine...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida’s Jalen Tabor takes shot at SEC rival on Twitter

The Tennessee Volunteers’ 2015 season was not a bad one, finishing with a 9-4 record. The team dealt with tough losses by the slightest of points, losing to Arkansas, Florida, Oklahoma and Alabama by a total margin of just 17. In a pair of those contests, the Vols were up in the fourth-quarter, including a loss by just one point to the Gators. When the Cleveland Cavaliers took...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee hype video features Neyland Stadium, DJ Sterling Henton

The Tennessee Volunteers seem very excited to get the 2016 season started as they are looking possibly win the SEC East this year. The team is expected to be in the top ten going into the season and it should be a fun year for Butch Jones. On Friday, Tennessee dropped an awesome hype video that featured Neyland Stadium and DJ Sterling Henton. The DJ has stated in the past that Neyland...
Via Campus Sports Net
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee’s Butch Jones praises Georgia Bulldogs

The Tennessee Volunteers are favored to win the SEC East this season, but head coach Butch Jones realizes it may not be easy to live up to those expectations; especially with some of the other talent in the division. Jones’ most direct competition seems to come from the rival Georgia Bulldogs, who will be taking the field under the direction of new head coach Kirby Smart. During SEC...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Butch Jones' 'pride' in Tennessee's culture is misplaced

Butch Jones and his Tennessee football program are under fire.There's a Title IX lawsuit pending against the school in which eight women allege that UT created a culture that enabled sexual assaults, with seven plaintiffs alleging they were sexually assaulted by athletes. In that lawsuit, there's a sworn declaration from former Tennessee wide receiver Drae Bowles that says that after...
Via Fox Sports
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

5-star WR Tee Higgins names top five schools in order

2017 wide receiver Tee Higgins is one of the best players available in the country and it looks like he could be pretty close to making his decision. He took to Twitter to name his top five schools leading for his commitment at this point. The five schools he posted to his account are actually all in order, which makes it look like the Tennessee Volunteers, his top school, are the...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

From the Crow's Nest: Tennessee 3B Nick Senzel

The sweet-swinging Volunteer should be one of the first hitters taken in the draft Things will be a little different this week on From the Crow's Nest in that we're looking at a player who, in all likelihood, will not fall to the Mariners. For the most part, I've tried to look at guys with realistic shots at being around when the M's are on the clock, but at some point one must expand...
Via Lookout Landing
May 29, 2016

Medical experts unsure about Nick Chubb’s knee for season opener

During the 2015 season, Georgia running back Nick Chubb suffered a near career-ending knee injury against the Tennessee Volunteers which prematurely ended his season. Chubb has been hard at work trying to rehab, but while many believe he should be ready and 100 percent this season, some doctors believe it could be a longer road to recovery than expected. Veteran SEC analyst Tony...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss
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