TENNESSEE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
2 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
2 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...
Via RealGM
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Every NFL team's key player heading into 2016

Every NFL team's key player heading into 2016
8 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
10 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
14 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
16 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee players, Butch Jones share awesome Mother’s Day video

The Tennessee Volunteers and head coach Butch Jones got into the Mother’s Day spirit with an incredible video celebrating today’s day. In the video, tweeted out by the Vols head coach, Jones and his players can be seen reaching out to there mothers to say “I love you.” Then, everyone waits for a response. At first the players and Jones said a bit apprehensive to play along...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Odds to win Super Bowl LI following the draft

Odds to win Super Bowl LI as of 5/5/16, according to Sportsbook.ag.
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Neiko Creamer transferring from Tennessee after limited playing time

The Tennessee Volunteers are a favorite to win the SEC East this season and it looks like they are doing a good job preparing for a big run. However, they will move forward without a piece of their depth chart as tight end Neiko Creamer has decided to transfer. Head coach Butch Jones confirmed Creamer’s intentions to transfer Wednesday night. The coach said he and his staff will...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Bubba Wallace has custom Tennessee NASCAR helmet

NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace is a huge Tennessee Volunteers fan and he showed that off by visiting their football team just a few weeks ago. He is now showing off his fandom with an amazing custom helmet painted with the orange checkerboard pattern. The awesome helmet was made by BEAM Designs. It features the logos on the side and the checkerboard pattern. It only seems right when...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee football using loss margins as motivation

The Tennessee Volunteers football team went 9-4 (5-3 SEC) last season, but may have been better than that record suggests. You see, Tennessee’s last five losses were only by a combined 25 points, with an average margin of loss of just five points. Thus, as ESPN’s Dari Nowkhah tweeted, coach Butch Jones and his staff using that stat as motivation for the 2016 season is not at...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Lawsuit claims Butch Jones called player who helped alleged rape victim a 'traitor'

Two weeks back, it was reported that six unnamed women had filed a Title IX lawsuit against Tennessee, alleging that the school “created a student culture that enables sexual assaults by student-athletes.” Wednesday, Nate Rau and Matt Slovin of The Tennesseean dropped a bombshell report regarding the case.  According to the report, a new legal filing claims that head...
Via College Spun
February 24, 2016  |  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
February 13, 2016  |  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
February 03, 2016  |  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
January 27, 2016  |  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
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football recruiting: Vols land two commitments

The Tennessee Volunteers football club kicked off the 2016 New Year with a bang. The 23rd Volunteers dismantled the 12th ranked Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl game. It was a total beat down and a complete drubbing from the outset. The Vols dominated from the jump and pieced together a complete performance, winning the contest 45-6. After the in game fireworks, the big...
Via isportsweb.com
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

North Texas makes fun of Tennessee’s field on Twitter

The turf at Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium is not in good shape, and the Volunteers' opponent on Saturday wasn’t afraid to air its grievances. The Vols hosted North Texas on Saturday. This was the field that the two teams had to deal with. It's already choppy out here pic.twitter.com/INtqBIBAxM — @GrantRamey (@GrantRamey) November 14, 2015 It’s pretty embarrassing, especially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 14, 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

Tennessee and mystery: the 2015 season, unexplained

The Tennessee Volunteers are not going to play for a division or conference title in 2015. They won’t play in a high-end bowl game. Their remaining schedule, in fact, guarantees decreased publicity and diminished centrality as far as the national press corps is concerned. The sexiest television attractions on the slate have come and gone, following Saturday’s loss to Alabama...
Via The Student Section
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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