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Tennessee: 5 biggest roster decisions heading into offseason

As Team 120 concluded its season in Nashville on Dec. 30 with a 38-24 Music City Bowl victory over Nebraska, the page turned to the beginning of Team 121. Although wins over Florida, Georgia, Virginia Tech and Nebraska were good moments for Tennessee during the 2016 season, losses to South Carolina and Vanderbilt have placed Butch Jones in a critical year. Shakeup has already taken...

Tennessee freshman Jordan Bone ‘best day as a Volunteer’ per Rick Barnes

Tennessee freshman Jordan Bone showed what all the fuss was about Saturday night at Memorial Gym, scoring a career-high 23 points while dishing out five assists in the Vols’ 87-75 win over Vanderbilt. Bone, a Nashville Ensworth product who chose UT over Ole Miss, Memphis and Vandy, said the priority was on avoiding turnovers against the Commodores. “Coming into this game, we...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Why We Love Basketball: Tennessee 87 Vanderbilt 75

Vanderbilt was on fire. Tennessee was better. This was one of the most entertaining wins of the post-Pearl era. Rick Barnes had the Vols sell out to stop Vanderbilt at the three point line. It was relatively successful: the Commodores still shot 42.9% from the arc, but attempted only 14 of them. The easier path to success was to go to the hole against Tennessee’s overly-aggressive...
Via Rocky Top Talk
6 days ago

Tennessee basketball’s Rick Barnes says ‘most poised we’ve been all year’

Poise and communication were key to Tennessee playing one of its most impressive games of the season, according to Coach Rick Barnes. The Vols beat Vanderbilt at Memorial Gym in Nashville on Saturday night, 87-75, in a game sophomore Admiral Schofield said Friday could turn the season around. Barnes told his players exactly what they’d need to do to pull the upset (as a 4.5-point...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Bone scores season-high 23, Tennessee beats Vanderbilt 87-75

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Freshman Jordan Bone led five players in double figures with a season-best 23 points, and the Tennessee Volunteers beat Vanderbilt 87-75 Saturday night to snap a three-game skid. Playing in his hometown, Bone easily topped the 21 points he scored in the Vols' season opener. This was his fifth game back from a stress fracture in his foot that cost Bone nine...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee basketball: Recap, boxscore from Vols’ 87-75 win at Vanderbilt

Tennessee point guard Jordan Bone had a happy homecoming Saturday night, leading the Vols to an 87-75 victory at Vanderbilt. Bone, a true freshman from Nashville’s Ensworth School, scored a career-high 23 points in his fifth game back from a foot injury. Tennessee (9-8, 2-3 SEC) snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory on Ingram Court at Memorial Gym, while the Commodores...
Via SEC Country
6 days ago

Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield: ‘This could be a big turning point for us’

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee enters into tonight’s game at Vanderbilt on a three-game losing streak in desperate need of a victory. “I would say this could be a big turning point for us,” Vols sophomore Admiral Schofield said. “It could go north or south.” Tennessee is a 4.5-point underdog against a Commodores team that has dropped its last two and is also trying to return...
Via SEC Country
7 days ago

Tennessee Football 2016 Recap: Ranking the Top 10 Vols Performers of the Season

Tennessee football’s 9-4 season in 2016 was highlighted by many great players. Here are the Top 10 Volunteers performers from the year. After an up-and-down roller coaster season, Tennessee football finished in the Top 25 in both polls for the second consecutive season. And the Vols’ 9-4 record signals that they have reached a consistent level […] Tennessee Football 2016 Recap...
Via All for Tennessee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Early Enrollees Speak Up, Recruiting Continues, Fall Sports

Tennessee Vols early enrollees speaking up, coaches on the road recruiting, and Fall sports rankings lead the Volunteers news for Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Happy Friday the 13th everybody. Tennessee Vols fans will tell you that nearly everyday of this decade has felt like Friday the 13th when it comes to the athletic department. But hey, […] Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Early Enrollees...
Via All for Tennessee
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee recruiting: Vols host huge contingent of official visitors headlined by Top-50 defensive end LaBryan Ray

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Rocky Top will be bustling this weekend. In what has shaped up to be Tennessee’s most important remaining recruiting weekend on the calendar before National Signing Day, the Vols will host a big group...
Via SEC Country
8 days ago

Tennessee Lady Vols Fall 67-62 at Ole Miss Rebels: 5 Takeaways

The Tennessee Lady Vols lost their second straight SEC game Thursday. Here are five takeaways from the women’s basketball Volunteers losing in Oxford. Just when you thought the Tennessee Lady Vols were getting back on the right track, Holly Warlick’s team is back on a losing streak. This time, it was a bad loss to […] Tennessee Lady Vols Fall 67-62 at Ole Miss Rebels: 5 Takeaways...
Via All for Tennessee
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee recruiting: 7.0 Snapshot of Vols’ 2017 class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Tennessee Class Snapshot 7.0 The contact period is in full swing, and the Vols will host a huge contingent of official visitors over the weekend. Every Friday, I deliver a quick breakdown of Tennessee’s...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Coaching rumors: Former Tennessee DC Justin Wilcox in negotiations to become California’s coach

A former Tennessee defensive coordinator reportedly is close to becoming California’s next coach. As reported by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman on Thursday, Cal officials are in negotiations with Justin Wilcox to make him the Golden Bears’ next coach. SOURCE: #Cal in contract negotiations with #Wisconsin DC Justin Wilcox to make him Bears new head coach. — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

WATCH: Tennessee football, meet the 5 midterm enrolled freshmen

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee introduced its five midterm enrollees to the Big Orange Nation via a 30-minute media availability at Neyland Stadium on Thursday. Offensive linemen Trey Smith (6-6, 313) and Riley Locklear (6-5, 290) were joined by quarterback Will McBride (6-1, 193), defensive end Deandre Johnson (6-4, 235) and linebacker Shanon Reid (6-1, 205) in the Peyton Manning...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Report: Tennessee assistant Nick Sheridan takes job at Central Michigan

Tennessee offensive graduate assistant Nick Sheridan is leaving the program to take a job with the Central Michigan Chippewas in 2017. Sheridan will be the second offensive assistant to leave the Vols this season, following offensive coordinator Mike DeBord’s departure for the same role at Indiana. The three-year Volunteers assistant will serve as Central Michigan’s running backs...

Smoke Signals: Tennessee recruiting mailbag talking final needs, redshirt candidates and DL targets

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us at SEC Country for the latest recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Mailbag time. I do this every Thursday, so please submit any questions for future mailbags on Twitter (@JesseReSimonton), email (re.simonton@gmail.com), in the comment section below or on our Tennessee...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Tennessee rising senior OL has ankle surgery

Tennessee starting right tackle Brett Kendrick had surgery on Thursday morning to repair three torn ligaments in his left ankle, reports the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Recovery time is expected to last three to fourth months, which puts him in serious doubt for the Orange & White spring game. Kendrick (6-foot-6, 320 pounds), who tore two ligaments in the spring game last year...

Tennessee offensive lineman undergoes ankle surgery, per report

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee rising senior offensive lineman Brett Kendrick underwent left ankle surgery on Thursday morning, according to a report in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Kendrick, a product of the Christian Academy of Knoxville, is a 6-foot-6, 318-pounder who started all 13 games last season, seven at left tackle and five at right tackle. Tennessee’s offensive line...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Report: Tennessee OL Brett Kendrick has ankle surgery, out 3-4 months

Tennessee offensive lineman Brett Kendrick reportedly had surgery Thursday after playing most of the season with three torn ligaments in his ankle. The Knoxville News Sentinel’s Rhiannon Potkey reports Kendrick underwent surgery Thursday morning. His recovery is expected to take three to four months. He tore two ligaments in his ankle during spring practice and a third during...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Tennessee recruiting: Vols coaches hit the road, visit top target and several commits

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. The dead period is over. Coaches can visit recruits face-to-face again between now and Jan. 29. National Signing Day is Feb. 1. Despite plenty of staff unrest, Tennessee will have coaches spread across...
Via SEC Country
9 days ago

Today on Rocky Top: Vols Early Enrollees, Mostella’s Dismissal, Summitt Award

Tennessee football enrollees, details on Detrick Mostella’s dismissal, and a new award lead the Volunteers news on Rocky Top for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. Good morning to Rocky Top. With the country in the grip of January weather and the final rounds of the NFL Playoffs coming, updates continue to hit Vol Nation. Even with […] Today on Rocky Top: Vols Early Enrollees, Mostella’s...
Via All for Tennessee
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball Falls to South Carolina: 5 Takeaways from Vols’ Loss

Tennessee basketball lost to South Carolina at home Wednesday night 70-60. Here are five takeaways from the UT Volunteers’ loss. For the third straight game, Tennessee basketball was on the wrong end of an SEC match-up. Rick Barnes’s Vols suffered a 10-point loss at home to the South Carolina Gamecocks to fall to 1-3 in the […] Tennessee Basketball Falls to South Carolina...
Via All for Tennessee
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee football: Projecting the Volunteers’ 2017 recruiting class 3.0

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — What will 2017’s Tennessee recruiting class look like on National Signing Day? We’re exactly three weeks away, and the Vols continue to look to fill their final few remaining spots in their 2017 class. They’ll host a big group of official visitors over the weekend, headlined by Under Armour All-American defensive end LaBryan Ray. As it currently stands...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

Tennessee recruiting: CB Terrell Bailey nets Notre Dame offer but remains solid to Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Tennessee cornerback commit Terrell Bailey added a big offer Wednesday, tweeting that Notre Dame had extended a scholarship. Blessed to receive an offer from Notre Dame! #GoIrish — TerrellBailey...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

NFL Network analyst believes former Vols RB ‘should be in 1st round conversation’

Former Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara hasn’t been discussed as much as he deserves, but that could be changing soon as NFL draft season approaches. NFL Network analyst Mike Maycock spent some time watching Kamara’s film Tuesday night and absolutely loved what he saw from the all-versatile player from Norcross, GA. Watched Alvin Kamara from tenn last night…WOW…burst...
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