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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
1 day 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...
2 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
2 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...
4 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
5 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
5 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...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama rallies late to beat Tennessee 63-57

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Retin Obasohan scored 22 points, Shannon Hale added 20 and Alabama closed on a 16-2 run to beat Tennessee 63-57 on Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak. Kevin Punter scored four straight points and the Volunteers had a 53-47 lead with 4:18 to play. Obasohan scored six points during a 10-0 stretch and Hale hit two free throws to give Alabama a...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: FCS Schools Close To Scheduling Game At NASCAR Track

The second week of the 2016 college football season will see a first when the Tennessee Volunteers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies inside Bristol Motor Speedway. As it turns out, that might not be the only time we see football programs playing inside the NASCAR track this season. East Tennessee State and Western Carolina, both members of the FCS level of the sport, are in talks...
Via Gamedayr
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vols' Moore finds ways to contribute amid scoring slump

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes forward Armani Moore is versatile enough to make a major difference without ever putting the ball in the basket. Moore's recent performances are putting that theory to the test. The 6-foot-4 senior entered Southeastern Conference play averaging 15 points per game, but he has just 6 points per game in league competition...
Via Associated Press
13 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
16 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...
18 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
19 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
20 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Field Location Set For Tennessee-Virginia Tech Game At NASCAR Track

One of the most highly anticipated games of the 2016 college football season will take place in the second week of the year, when the Tennessee Volunteers take on the Virginia Tech Hokies. The battle won’t be in Knoxville or Blacksburg, but on the infield at Bristol Motor Speedway. When the ball kicks off on September 10th, the game could set the record for attendance in a college...
Via Gamedayr
21 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 — 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
24 days ago  |  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

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...
January 01, 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

WATCH: Tennessee fan destroyed by security guard

Tennessee upset No. 19 Georgia, 38-31 at home this afternoon. Following the win, Vols fans rushed the field. Some of them made it. One unlucky fan didn’t. Rather, he became the victim of a very effective form tackle by a Neyland Stadium security guard.  Javon McKinley, a Tennesee wide receiver recruit in town on an official visit, got some video of the hit.  Game saving...
Via College Spun
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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