TENNESSEE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Video: Philip Fulmer wins Battle at Bristol golf cart race

The Virginia Tech Hokies and Tennessee Volunteers will open the 2016 college football season by playing football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. Everyone seems excited about it including former Volunteers head coach Philip Fulmer, who participated in a golf cart race at the Battle for Bristol Golf Tournament this weekend. In the race, Fulmer took on former Hokie...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

56-year-old wrestling legend Kevin Nash is still in incredible shape

Former Tennessee Volunteers basketball player Kevin Nash was always one of the most physically imposing superstars over the course of his long pro wrestling career, but the WWE Hall of Famer currently looks like he could go 30 minutes in the ring with Brock Lesnar. Nash has been sharing some photos from his workouts on Twitter, and he's in ridiculous shape.Nash was nicknamed Big...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin trolls Tennessee

It looks like Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will be spending his weekend in a familiar place. On Friday morning, Kiffin took to social media to share a photo from the recruiting trail which led him to Knoxville, Tennessee, home of the Tennessee Volunteers, Kiffin’s former employer. Kiffin took to opportunity to troll Tennessee with the photo, simply accompanying...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why OSP's short-notice preparation for Jon Jones has actually been a long-time coming

Ovince Saint Preux once had dreams of playing professional football. As a member of the Tennessee Volunteers squad, OSP had plenty of examples of Vol gridiron greats to look up to. "A lot of guys come in to college and their mindset is, 'I want to play football in the NFL,' and my mindset was along that, too," he said, recently, during filming of UFC 197 Countdown. "It didn't happen...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

There's plenty of reason to believe in the Tennessee Volunteers this year

New Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop was one of the biggest hires of the college offseason. He hadn't been in Knoxville long before he got a sense of the leadership on his defense. His new boss at UT Butch Jones introduced him to the team. Shoop, a former Vandy DC, gave a wave, talked about how it was great to be back in the SEC and in the state of Tennessee. He saw some...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida DL Caleb Brantley throws shade at Tennessee

The Florida-Tennessee college football rivalry is heating up and it’s only spring. There’s plenty of history between these two programs, and current SEC East projections are only adding fuel to the fire. Despite losing the last 11 games against the Gators, it’s the Volunteers that are favorites to win the division. But Florida’s players aren’t ready to hand over the crown...
Via College Spun
15 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Passing fancy: Tennessee looks to lift air attack

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee bills itself as ''Wide Receiver U'' because of its history of sending wideouts to the NFL. History? That's fine. The present? Not so much. No Vols player accumulated more than 618 yards receiving or five touchdown catches in any of the last three seasons. Upgrading the passing attack has been a priority at spring practice. ''We have dynamic backs...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Butch Jones’ phone records call into question handling of alleged sexual assault

Butch Jones, the head coach of the Tennessee Volunteers football program, has been at the center of a major controversy on and off the Knoxville, Tenn. campus. It all centers around the handling of an alleged sexual assault by two now-former players on the Vols football team. Currently, the two ex-players, A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams, are charged with rape in connection...
Via The Comeback
March 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee schedules home-and-home with UNC

The Tennessee Volunteers had a pretty rough go of things in the 2015-16 season. They missed the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year and for the fourth time in the last five years. They are looking to start things over in 2016 season and they can do just that if they are to pull off a huge upset early on in the season. They announced on Wednesday that they will begin on a...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

REPORT: Tennessee students to protest in support of alleged rape victims

The University of Tennessee athletic department has a mess on its hands, much of which appears to be of its own doing. After a report indicated Vols head football coach Butch Jones was alleged to have called out a player for helping an alleged rape victim, things have spiraled further out of control. As a result, athletic director Dave Hart called a press conference to address...
Via The Comeback
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee issues statement in response to 'traitor' story

The University of Tennessee has released a statement following The Tennesseean‘s latest report regarding the Title IX lawsuit against the school.  The report claims a Tennessee football player was called a “traitor” by head coach Butch Jones for attempting to help a rape victim who was allegedly assaulted by members of the team.  Here’s the statement:  “The University...
Via College Spun
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Tennessee is a total train-wreck as lawsuit claims Butch Jones called former player traitor for helping rape victim

In a lawsuit against the University of Tennessee filed by six women against the university, it’s alleged football coach Butch Jones told wide receiver Drew Bowles he “betrayed the team” after Bowles helped a woman who said she was raped by two UT players, A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams. The Tennessean reports the lawsuit says sophomore player Bowles cried after speaking...
Via The Comeback
February 24, 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 DT reportedly arrested on strangulation charges

Tennessee defensive tackle Alexis Johnson was reportedly arrested Wedesday evening on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to multiple reports.   Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound junior, is currently being held at Knox County Detention Center on a 12-hour hold.  #Vols defensive tackle Alexis Johnson is currently at the Knox County Detention Center...
Via College Spun
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-Tennessee OL Mack Crowder charged with child sex crimes

Former Tennessee offensive lineman Mack Crowder was arrested last night in Pinellas County, Fla., and charged with multiple child sex crimes after authorities claim he engaged in a sexual conversation online with a person he thought was a 14-year-old girl. Crowder was arrested Tuesday when he attempted to meet up with that person in Pinellas County.  The news was first reported...
Via College Spun
February 17, 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

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
February 10, 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

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

Tennessee desperate for big win over #19 Georgia

Back in August, expectations for Tennessee football were higher than they had been in years. They were coming off their first bowl victory since 2008. Their young team had another year of experience under their belt, and the talent of two top-5 recruiting classes was starting to show. Many had picked Tennessee as a dark horse candidate to win the SEC East. Now in October, things...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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