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Tennessee football: Vols opener vs Georgia Tech to air at night Labor Day on ESPN

The ESPN schedule has Tennessee football’s 2017 season-opener at night on Labor Day. The Volunteers will face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at 8 p.m. This is really no surprise, but we now have official confirmation. Tennessee football’s opening game against Georgia Tech will be a primetime match-up on ESPN. The network released its college […] Tennessee football: Vols opener...
Via All for Tennessee
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why I’m a fan of the Tennessee Volunteers: How Bruce Pearl opened my eyes to Basketball

I was born into the football side, but Bruce Pearl and the mid-2000s basketball teams made me a new kind of fan. Welcome to the refreshed Rocky Top Talk! To celebrate the new look and feel of our sports communities, we’re sharing stories of how and why we became fans of our favorite teams. If you’d like to share your story, head over to the FanPosts section to write your own...
Via Rocky Top Talk
15 hours ago

National media split on predictions for Tennessee’s over/under

One of the biggest mysteries this season in the Southeastern Conference is Tennessee. As a result of the disappointing 9-4 season which saw the Vols fail to capture the SEC East title after an offseason of full-throttled hype, head coach Butch Jones made a number of changes to his coaching staff. So far, those results have helped propel the school to one of the nation’s best recruiting...

Video: Tennessee lands commitment from in-state TE Jacob Warren

In what many are calling the most talented and deepest crop of in-state prospects from the Volunteer State possibly ever, Tennessee has found a way to close on yet another top in-state recruit. This time, it’s tight end Jacob Warren pledging to join Tennessee’s 2018 recruiting class. The 6-foot-6, 211-pound Warren is currently ranked as a three-star prospect, the No. 32 tight...

Tennessee Guard James Daniel III: “I expect to start.”

He’s ready to make an impact. Incoming guard James Daniel III told Jimmy Hyams that he expects to start this season for Tennessee on Hyams’ radio show yesterday. Daniel graduated from Howard University this month, but will play out his final season of eligibility at Tennessee. Daniel chose Tennessee over Ohio State and DePaul, becoming a huge piece of the puzzle for Rick Barnes...
Via Rocky Top Talk
1 day ago

The 10 best Tennessee Volunteers in the NFL

After two consecutive seasons of not having a player taken, Tennessee had six players selected in the first four rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft. Those six will join a group of former Vols who have produced for some time now in the NFL. One season removed from Peyton Manning being in the league, let’s take a look at the top 10 Vols currently in the NFL. 1. Jason Witten Witten is...

Tennessee Ranked in Athlon Sports Preseason Top 25

Do you agree with the ranking? Athlon Sports released their annual preseason top 25, and it may surprise you where they have the Tennessee Volunteers ranked. Athlon has the Vols ranked 19th, six spots ahead of 10-win Virginia Tech (25) and three spots behind rival Florida (16th). Georgia is the highest-ranked SEC East team at (15). Here is the excerpt from the article: ...
Via Rocky Top Talk
2 days ago

Tennessee Vols morning report: Softball reaches super regionals, Dobbs speaks, recruiting

Tennessee Vols softball reaching the NCAA super regionals, Joshua Dobbs speaking and recruiting lead the Volunteers news for Monday, May 22, 2017. We’re still on the tail-end of this athletic year, and one Tennessee Vols team is generating all the excitement at this point. In fact, they’ve generated enough excitement to take news away from […] Tennessee Vols morning report...
Via All for Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vegas Sets Tennessee’s 2017 Win Total

Are you going over or under? Win totals were released by Vegas sportsbook operator CG Technologies over the weekend. They are not big fans of the Volunteers football program in 2017. The total has been set at 7.5 wins. That’s about where I thought they would land. It’s a fair estimate. You have to figure that the Vols have three “gimme” games on the schedule with Indiana...
Via Rocky Top Talk
3 days ago

Three Key Areas of Weakness for Tennessee in 2017

The Vols need to get better at these three spots to contend this season. As we inch closer to football season, we’ve started our full dig into the 2017 roster. Our own Evan Winter told us who the most important Vols on defense and on offense are, now I’ll point to three key areas of weakness that could hurt Tennessee this season. Wide Reciever Everyone knows about Jauan...
Via Rocky Top Talk
4 days ago

Video: Tennessee lands commitment from top in-state DB Brendon Harris

One week exactly after landing the commitment of 2018 quarterback Adrian Martinez, the nation’s No. 3 quarterback prospect, Tennessee has hit another home run on the recruiting trail by landing the commitment of in-state safety Brendon Harris. Harris is the latest in-state player to commit to the Volunteers, as Butch Jones’ program now has three of the top five prospects and...

Tennessee suffers decommitment of 2018 RB Jashaun Corbin

Arguably the hottest team on the recruiting trail in the SEC, if not the nation, Tennessee had picked up eight commitments in a month’s time. The hot streak hit a speed bump Tuesday, however, as one of those verbal commits went from hard to nonexistent. After committing during the Orange & White Game weekend, Florida running back Jashaun Corbin has decided to back off his...

Tennessee makes cut for priority targets in RB Harold Joiner, LB Owen Pappoe

Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Today, we discuss two top Vols targets, 4-star RB Harold Joiner and 2019 LB Owen Pappoe, who narrowed down their respective recruitments over the weekend. Harold Joiner narrows it down to 12 Tennessee already...
Via SEC Country
10 days ago

Tennessee QB coach Mike Canales gives up his seat on airplane so mother can return home

Through an act of kindness, Tennessee quarterbacks coach Mike Canales helped make one mom incredibly happy for Mother’s Day weekend. Canales, who Tennessee hired this offseason to coach quarterbacks,  gave up his seat on a plane for a mother, Meredith Hammond, who was trying to fly back to catch her young son’s baseball tournament. The mother took to Twitter to thank Canales...
Via SEC Country
11 days ago

Tennessee recruiting: Vols commits react to early signing period; Cade Mays receives ‘The Opening’ invite

Tennessee is looking to recapture its glory from the 1990s. Join us daily at SEC Country for the latest Tennessee recruiting news and notes on the next crop of Volunteers. Today, we discuss the new early signing period with two Tennessee commits — 4-star athlete Alontae Taylor and 3-star guard Ollie Lane — and Cade Mays‘ invitation to Nike’s “The Opening” finals. After...
Via SEC Country
13 days ago

Report: Tennessee football team gets 2 rings following 9-4 season

The Tennessee football team didn’t quite have the season many thought they would last year. But members of the team still came away with some hardware. Per a report from Rhiannon Potkey of the Knoxville-News Sentinel, the 2016 Tennessee football team received two rings, one for winning the Battle of Bristol and the other for winning the Music City Bowl. The Volunteers beat Virginia...
Via SEC Country
13 days ago

Tennessee basketball: Vols guard Shembari Phillips is no loss

Tennessee basketball combo guard Shembari Phillips is now set to transfer, according to reports. But he is no loss for Rick Barnes and the Volunteers. Back in the heart of the season, as Tennessee basketball began to fade after a red-hot January, we wrote a piece you can see here on the combo guards failing […] Tennessee basketball: Vols guard Shembari Phillips is no loss - All...
Via All for Tennessee
15 days ago  |  Discuss

G Shembari Phillips to transfer from Tennessee basketball

Tennessee’s basketball team is losing a guard. On Wednesday, Shembari Phillips announced that he will transfer. The 6-foot-3 player, who will be a junior next season, averaged 5.8 points in 18.5 minutes per game over 64 contests. He totaled 24 starts in that time. He has two years of eligibility left. Phillips made the announcement in tweet in which he thanked Tennessee’s basketball...
Via SEC Country
15 days ago

Ex-Saints WR Meachem works out at Tennessee Pro Day

Former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem has not played in an NFL game since the 2014 season. In between then and now, the Tennessee product has done time in jail for failing to pay child support and alimony.That sidelined the receiver’s freedom for 30 days, from Valentine’s Day up until the middle of last month.Now ready to put everything behind him and start anew...
Via Sportsnaut
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss
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