TENNESSEE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tennessee shares Valentines-themed photo of packed stadium

There aren’t many things the people of Knoxville love more than college football, and the Tennessee Volunteers lie at the center of that.  So, to show appreciation to the fans that pack Neyland Stadium every Saturday, Tennessee posted this awesome heart-shaped photo of a rowdy stadium to Twitter, wishing Vols fans a happy “VOLentine’s Day.” #HappyVOLentinesDay pic.twitter...
Via College Spun
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: Reality starting to set in

Prior to the 2015-2016 NCAA college basketball season, the Tennessee Volunteers were an afterthought. The big orange were picked by the media to place 13th in the 14 team Southeastern Conference. Any knowledgeable and reasonable fan or observer of the game would acknowledge that UT was facing an up hill battle. Every single time the Vols lace up their sneakers and hit the court they...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee news: What do we make of it?

Saddening news came out of Knoxville last night that former Tennesssee wide receiver Drae Bowles was assaulted by fellow players after he helped “the woman who accused linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive back Mike Williams of rape in November 2014,” the Knoxville News-Sentinel has reported. In November 14 2014 former UT linebacker AJ Johnson and […]
Via SEC Football Blog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit states Vols player put ‘hit’ out on teammate who helped rape victim

Though the Tennessee Volunteers football program has shown improvement under coach Butch Jones, the team culture has come under fire in recent years regarding player conduct, particularly in a rape case last year. That case earned another disturbing layer today, as a report from The Tennessean states that Vols wide receiver Drae Bowles was twice assaulted by teammates for taking...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit alleges University of Tennessee had “deliberate indifference” to athlete sexual assaults

According to a federal lawsuit filed in Nashville on Tuesday, UT was “deliberately indifferent” to Title IX and federal laws in how it death with accusations by six University of Tennessee female students, five of whom are alleged rape victims. Four of the five rape cases in question involve Tennessee male athletes. The lawsuit also alleges that UT created a “hostile sexual...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tennessee Honors Peyton Manning After Super Bowl 50 Win

For the second time in the last decade, the Tennessee Volunteers are celebrating the fact that one of their own was a championship quarterback in the NFL. Peyton Manning brought home his second Lombardi Trophy on Sunday when the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. On the Knoxville campus where he dominated on the football field for four seasons, Manning...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Butch Jones says Tennessee is embracing the hype and expectations for next season

Going into the 2015 college football season, the Tennessee Volunteers were a pre-season favorite to win the SEC East. But the season didn’t play out that way as they fell short of the goal that was set for them. But after finishing very strong at the end of the season, more will be expected from them in 2016. But after signing another top 10 class last Wednesday, many feel like...
Via No Guts, No Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Basketball: The value of Kevin Punter

Simply put, expectations were not soaring through the roof for the 2015-2016 Tennessee Volunteers basketball club. In fact, the Vols were pegged to finish 13th in a 14 team SEC conference. On top of that, they are going through a rocky transition period. Just two years ago, former head man, Cuonzo Martin, bolted for Berekely to be the coach of the California Bears. Martin felt slighted...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Four Star Recruit Announces College Finalists, Commitment Date

While couples across the country are celebrating Valentine’s Day next Sunday (and single men and women do their thing on the day as well), one college football recruit for the 2017 class is going to give a sweet gift to the college he decides to commit to. Amari Rodgers, a four star all-purpose athlete from the Knoxville, Tennessee area, narrowed down his list of college finalists...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football recruiting: Vols finish with a bang

National Signing Day is always a tumultuous and nail biting process for both fans and coaches. Signing day is definitely like a box of chocolates; you never know what you are going to get. The Tennessee Volunteers football coaching staff had their radar set on a few blue chip prospects heading down the stretch. As of a couple days ago, there were 17 commitments in the fold for head...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Rallies To Upset No. 20 Kentucky

Tuesday night brought one of the most stunning games this college basketball season. The Tennessee Volunteers rallied from a 21-point deficit to defeat the 20th ranked Kentucky Wildcats. Kevin Punter Jr. led the Wildcats to their 84-77 of Kentucky with 27 points under his belt. Armani Moore scored 18 points to go along with his impressive 13 rebounds. This was Kentucky’s second...
Via Gamedayr
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee rallies from 21 down to stun No. 20 Kentucky 84-77

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Kevin Punter Jr. scored 27 points and Armani Moore added 18 points and 13 rebounds Tuesday night as Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit in an 84-77 upset of No. 20 Kentucky.Tennessee's comeback represented a stunning turn of events for a team that had lost its last two games despite leading by at least 14 points in the second half of each. The Volunteers (11...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football recruiting: Big recruiting weekend on the horizon

This weekend will be a monumental weekend when it comes to the Tennessee Volunteers football recruiting efforts. The Volunteers coaching staff is scheduled and slated to host a whole crew full of high school football prospects for the class of 2016. There will be combination of guys that are currently committed and in the fold for UT, and guys that are considering the Vols when it...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Assistant Trolls Tennessee Assistant Over Tweet Announcing Commitment

In 2015, the Tennessee Volunteers were a sexy pick to win the SEC East and have a shot at winning the whole conference. Thanks to some early season close loses, the Vols finished the year with a respectable 9-4 record and are already projected to be in the conference race for the 2016 season. It will help the Volunteers to have a solid recruiting class, which got helped big time...
Via Gamedayr
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football recruiting: Jonathan Kongbo update

National Signing Day is fast approaching. On Wednesday, February 3rd, college football prospects will sign their national letters of intent. The Tennessee Volunteers are in the picture for a lot of players. Jonathan Kongbo is a recruit to keep tabs on as recruiting heads down the stretch. He is the top junior college prospect. Kongbo’s recruitment has been very chaotic as of late...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee releases great ‘Run CMG’ hype video

When the Tennessee Volunteers take the field in 2016, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch of Alvin Kamara and Jalen Hurd back for another season. With another year under their belts, the two-headed rushing attack should see even more success on the field next season. To get fans excited for what’s to come in the fall, Tennessee released a pretty awesome hype video highlighting...
Via Campus Sports Net
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Kamara returning to Tennessee in 2016

Today is the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft and one name that will be returning to the collegiate level for one more year is Tennessee Volunteers running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara announced his decision on social media. Welp… Another year of this college football thing on rocky top.! What y'all think @Migos @DaFlippaMan ? — Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6...
Via Campus Sports Net
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top LB recruit decommits from Tennessee, bashes coaches

Three-star linebacker recruit Tim Hart is no longer committed to play for Tennessee – and he says it’s the Volunteers’ fault. Hart, who originally committed to UT back in June, took to Twitter Monday to both decommit from the program and blast the team’s coaching staff. Hart says that a lack of communication over the past six months led to his decision. He also added that...
Via College Spun
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee CB Cam Sutton returning for senior season

Tennessee Volunteers cornerback Cam Sutton announced on his Twitter that he will return to Rocky Top for his senior season. YaDiggWhatImSaying pic.twitter.com/uixTOxzIaA — Orange Swarm (@CamSutton23) January 14, 2016 A former three-star recruit from the Atlanta area, Sutton had 28 tackles, an interception, two forced fumbles and six pass breakups in 2015. In his college career...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vols LB Curt Maggitt declares 'Tennessee Football is back'

Tennessee’s football program started 2016 off right. The Volunteers ended their 2015 season with a 45-6 thumping of Northwestern in the Outback Bowl.  Butch Jones might be building something special in Knoxville, Tenn. His team will return most of its talent and should be a contender in 2016.  Curt Maggitt, an outgoing linebacker for the Volunteers, is extremely confident in...
Via College Spun
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee DB Evan Berry Finishes Off Outback Bowl With 100-Yard Interception Return For A Touchdown

If there was a way that Tennessee Volunteers defensive back could have chosen to end the 2015 season it probably would have been with him accepting the MVP trophy in the national championship, but the Volunteers were not good enough to make it there this season. As a second choice he'd probably take exactly how it did end for him--with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown...
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd Shows Off Some Impressive Power Running Through Northwestern's Defense

It has been a long time since the Tennessee Volunteers have been a seriously competitive team, but that may very well change come next season. The Vools looked good in many of their losses, and certainly looked pretty good giving Northwestern a whipping in the Outback Bowl on New Year's day, 45-6.The win gave Tennessee its first nine win season since 2007 when they won 10. With the...
Via FatManWriting
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vols football team performs 'Lean On Me' around a piano

Tennessee’s football team is hard at work preparing for Friday’s Outback Bowl against Northwestern, but the Volunteers have also been able to have a little fun and enjoy their time in Tampa Bay. Sunday morning, Tennessee running backs coach Robert Gillespie posted this awesome video to Twitter of the players surrounding a piano–being played by freshman linebacker Chris Weatherd–and...
Via College Spun
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Tennessee QB Tyler Bray criticizes Vols for 'playing timid'

Former UT quarterback Tyler Bray – like many other Tennessee supporters – was upset Saturday with how the Vols closed out the game against Missouri.  Bray took to Twitter to vent after UT’s second consecutive three-and-out. He implied that losses to Oklahoma, Florida and Arkansas were because the team has played “timid” in the second halves of games. This is why we...
Via College Spun
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Three reasons why Tennessee won't lose again this season

Tennessee has had a rough going so far this season. If you've been paying any attention to college football this year, you would know that is an understatement. The Volunteers (3-4, 1-3 SEC) played a close one against No. 8 Alabama in Tuscaloosa last week, falling 19-14 after entering the 4th quarter with the lead. It was the latest in a series of heartbreaking losses for the...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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