TENNESSEE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tennessee Basketball: Vols Fall Outside of Top 60 in RPI

After four losses in five games, Tennessee basketball has slid down the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index. See where they stand now. At the beginning of the month, Tennessee basketball had moved into the Top 40 of the RPI with a huge chance to move into the Top 30 and secure a firm spot in the […] Tennessee Basketball: Vols Fall Outside of Top 60 in RPI - All for Tennessee - All for...
Via All for Tennessee
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols WR Jauan Jennings Has Weed Charge Dismissed

Tennessee football got a break on Monday as Volunteers wide receiver Jauan Jennings had his misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession dismissed. Butch Jones and the Tennessee football program seemed to suffer a blow when news broke that wide receiver Jauan Jennings was facing a marijuana possession charge after a traffic stop last month. On Monday, they […] Tennessee Football...
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Young Vols slumping as their postseason hopes fade

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The underclassmen who dominate Tennessee's roster are learning some hard lessons about how the intensity level changes as March approaches. After outperforming preseason expectations for much of the season, Tennessee (15-14, 7-9 SEC) has dropped four of its last five games to fall out of contention for an NCAA Tournament at-large bid. In their last two games...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee football: Vols expect smooth transition to Walt Wells as offensive line coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — To a man, Tennessee offensive linemen have expressed a fondness for former position coach Don Mahoney. Butch Jones’ longtime assistant was beloved by his players, but after several seasons of middling success, Jones opted to part ways with Mahoney this offseason and promote quality control assistant Walt Wells. The familiarity and smooth transition has been...
Via SEC Country
6 hours ago

Report: Drug charge dismissed for Tennessee WR Jauan Jennings

Vols WR Jauan Jennings was cited for marijuana possession following a January traffic stop, but it appears as though the legal ramifications of that incident may be behind him. According to a report from The Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Rhiannon Potkey, the misdemeanor charge for marijuana possession was “dismissed on payment of court costs Monday.” He was set for bonded arraignment...
Via SEC Country
7 hours ago

Report: Tennessee receiver Jauan Jennings has marijuana citation dismissed

Monday reportedly brought good news for Tennessee receiver Jauan Jennings, as the Volunteers’ rising junior looks to have officially moved on from his January citation for marijuana possession. According to 1180AM Knoxville radio host Tony Basilio, Jennings had his citation dismissed on costs Monday morning. Jennings needs only to pay his court costs for the issue to be dismissed...

Tennessee recruiting: Butch Jones delivers special message to in-state prospects

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — 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. Early on during Tennessee’s first junior day last weekend, Butch Jones called a special meeting. Tennessee’s head coach gathered all the kids from the Volunteer State, sat them in a room...
Via SEC Country
9 hours ago

Tennessee Lady Vols Shock No. 2 Ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs on the Road 82-64 in Regular Season Finale: 5 Takeaways

The Tennessee Lady Vols shocked the Mississippi State Bulldogs 82-64 on the road. Here are five takeaways from the women’s basketball Volunteers’ victory. After failing to do so for a decade, the Tennessee Lady Vols now have two road wins over Top 5 teams this year alone. Holly Warlick’s team defeated the No. 2 ranked […] Tennessee Lady Vols Shock No. 2 Ranked Mississippi...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee football: NFL Draft scout says Derek Barnett could be a better prospect than Myles Garrett

The general consensus from those who follow it closely is that Texas A&M defensive end is destined to be the first overall pick in this spring’s NFL Draft. It’s a hard thing to argue against. Garrett is a freak of nature athletically and he was one of the SEC’s most productive defensive linemen whenever he was on the field for the Aggies. And yet, according to NFL.com...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Top Five Recruiting Targets for Tennessee in 2018

Since Butch Jones came to Tennessee, he’s recruited at a very high level. Last year, the Vols signed the nation’s No. 17 class. UT has finished with classes inside the top-25 of 247Sports composite team recruiting rankings dating back to Jones’s arrival in 2013. This has included two finishes inside the top-10. Tennessee is hoping to sign an even better class in this current...

Tennessee’s At-Large Hopes End at South Carolina

The Gamecocks run away in the final 15 minutes, pushing the Vols off the bubble and into a crowded SEC field in pursuit of the NIT. Eventually the smaller losses catch up to you and you have to find a big win to balance them out. Because the Vols lost far more winnable games at Ole Miss and Mississippi State then at home to Georgia, the last week turned into must-win mode. And when...
Via Rocky Top Talk
2 days ago

Tennessee commit Alontae Taylor provides update on his recruitment

Alontae Taylor is one of the two players committed to Tennessee for the 2018 class. And while the 4-star athlete says he’s still committed, he’s also still open to the possibility of playing elsewhere. Taylor posted a note to his Twitter discussing the recent departure of Tennessee wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni Taylor said that now Azzanni, along with Willie Martinez who...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Vols' Bowden likely will remain out for South Carolina game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes says guard Jordan Bowden has ''a little bout of pneumonia'' and likely will miss a second straight game Saturday at South Carolina. Barnes said Friday that Tennessee is ''not counting on him playing at all'' against South Carolina. Bowden's illness prevented him from playing Wednesday in a 67-56 loss to Vanderbilt as Tennessee...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Football Series with BYU, Major Softball Upset

A football series with BYU, a big upset by the softball team, and the Lady Tennessee Vols headline the Volunteers news for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Thursday was a day of winning for the Tennessee Vols. And in a couple of cases, they didn’t just win on the court or the field. As we get […] Tennessee Vols Morning Report: Football Series with BYU, Major Softball Upset - All for Tennessee...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Analyzing Eligible Vols’ 2017 NFL Draft Stocks

Several Tennessee football players should be drafted this April. Here’s a look at the 2017 NFL Draft stock of those Volunteers and what analysts are saying. In the previous two NFL Drafts, we have seen a rarity: there have been zero Tennessee football players selected in any round. This is simply a reflection of the […] Tennessee Football: Analyzing Eligible Vols’ 2017 NFL...
Via All for Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Meet the Class - Linebackers

Here’s a look at the newest linebackers coming to Knoxville. ILB Will Ignont, 6-2, 230 lbs, New Market, Ala. Will Ignont is the highest-rated linebacker for Tennessee in 2017, rated as a 4-star recruit by both the 247Sports Composite (0.8939) and Rivals (5.8). Ignont committed to the Volunteers on October 26 over offers from Alabama, LSU, Georgia, Florida State and Louisville,...
Via Rocky Top Talk
3 days ago

Tennessee Vols at the Tony Gwynn Classic

The BaseVols will play three games in two days. Tonight Tennessee continues their season opening road trip as they play a double header at the Tony Gwynn Classic in San Diego against Seton Hall and San Diego State. Tomorrow they’ll face UC Irvine in their final game of this trip. The Vols opened the season this past weekend in Memphis for a three game series against the Tigers...
Via Rocky Top Talk
3 days ago

10 greatest recruits in Tennessee history

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee signed another 5-star prospect in the 2017 class, but where does Trey Smith rank among the Vols’ all-time best recruits? Here’s a look at the 10 best, according to 247Sports.com’s all-time rankings, which began in 2000. 1. Bryce Brown, RB Class: 2009 NFL Draft: Philadelphia Eagles, 7th round, 2012 247Sports Rating: 0.9991 Skinny: Brown appeared...

Williams, Hubbs power Tennessee to 90-70 blowout of Missouri

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Grant Williams scored 25 points and Robert Hubbs III added 21 on Saturday as Tennessee breezed to a 90-70 victory over Missouri. Tennessee (15-12, 7-7 SEC) won for just the second time in its last five games. Missouri (7-19, 2-12) has dropped two straight since a three-game stretch in which it earned its first two SEC wins of the season. Admiral Schofield...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vol Hoops | Kentucky 83, Vols 58 (Feb. 14, 2017)

Tennessee was led by 17 points and seven rebounds from sophomore Admiral Schofield, while true freshman Jordan Bone scored 15. (Feb. 14, 2017)
Via Tennessee Volunteers Athletics
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vol Hoops | Jordan Bowden Media Session (Feb, 10, 2017)

In a pre-practice media session, Tennessee freshman Jordan Bowden speaks to reporters about the Vols' upcoming game against Georgia. (Feb. 10, 2017)
Via Tennessee Volunteers Athletics
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Iranian ban on U.S. citizens leaves two American professional basketball players stranded overseas

Two American basketball players who are currently playing professionally overseas are trapped in Dubai today following the Iranian government’s decision to ban U.S. citizens from entering their country. Joseph Jones and J.P. Prince, who both play for Azad University Tehan in the Iran Super League, are now unable to return to the country where they make their living playing basketball...
Via The Comeback
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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