TENNESSEE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
9 hours ago

Tennessee basketball: Recap, box score from Vols’ 82-55 blowout loss at South Carolina

Barring a miracle run through the SEC Tournament, Tennessee’s NCAA Tournament hopes are finished after Saturday’s latest dispiriting loss. But with five defeats in their last seven games, the Vols better right the ship soon or else risk playing themselves out of the NIT, too. South Carolina manhandled Tennessee 82-55 on Saturday afternoon in Columbia, handing the Vols their worst...
Via SEC Country
10 hours ago

Tennessee Basketball Destroyed 82-55 by South Carolina: 3 Takeaways from Vols’ Loss

Tennessee basketball was destroyed by the South Carolina Gamecocks on the road 82-55. Here are three takeaways from the Volunteers’ loss. With four losses in their last five games, the Tennessee basketball skid continues. And it doesn’t look pretty either. Rick Barnes’s Vols lost on the road to the South Carolina Gamecocks 82-55 on Saturday […] Tennessee Basketball Destroyed...
Via All for Tennessee
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
15 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘VFL Career Development Night’ gives Tennessee players a chance to network, prepare for future

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee upperclassmen had a chance to mingle and network with various Vols lettermen Thursday as part of the “VFL Career Development Night.” Coach Butch Jones, as well as Vol for Life director Antone Davis, welcomed a slew of former Tennessee players — now current businessmen — to meet and discuss life after football with current players. The event...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

Tennessee Lady Vols Junior Guard Diamond DeShields is the Toughest Player in the Country

Tennessee Lady Vols Junior Guard Diamond DeShields proved to be the toughest player in the country in leading her team to a win over the Florida Gators. Remember back in the 2015-2016 season? Diamond DeShields was playing her first season with the Tennessee Lady Vols, and Holly Warlick benched her for a period of time […] Tennessee Lady Vols Junior Guard Diamond DeShields is the...
Via All for Tennessee
1 day 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...
Via All for Tennessee
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Coaching Rumors: FIU assistant Kevin Beard ‘strong candidate’ for Tennessee WR coach

Tennessee is reportedly considering bringing in a wide receivers coach who’s familiar with new offensive coordinator Larry Scott. Football Scoop’s Doug Samuels reports FIU receivers coach Kevin Beard is a “strong candidate” for the same position with the Volunteers. Beard was on the staff at Miami (FL) when Scott was the tight ends coach and interim head coach from 2014...
Via SEC Country
1 day ago

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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago

Josh Dobbs named to Jon Gruden’s QB Camp

Former Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs has spent the past couple of months preparing himself for the 2017 NFL Draft, where he’s hoping to hear his name called at some point during the proceedings. On Thursday, it was announced that Dobbs will at least be able to get his name out there to a wider audience ahead of the draft as one of seven quarterbacks who will appear on the eighth season...

Tennessee Basketball: Combo Guards Are Failing the Vols

Tennessee basketball combo guards Shembari Phillips and Lamonte Turner are failing the Volunteers right now in their quest for the NCAA Tournament. For Rick Barnes’s young Tennessee basketball team, the game plan on offense has been pretty simple the past few weeks. Have your primary scorer be Robert Hubbs III in the paint and then Grant […] Tennessee Basketball: Combo Guards...
Via All for Tennessee
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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...

Tennessee recruiting: Vols 2018 quarterback board continues to grow

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. Tennessee’s 2018 quarterback board continues to take shape with new position coach Mike Canales on board. Since the North Texas assistant came to Tennessee on Jan. 20, the Vols have handed...
Via SEC Country
2 days ago

Tennessee’s Most Important Stat

On the most reliable predictor of Tennessee’s success. It’s not rocket science: the more assists you have, the more you’re scoring, the more successful your offense has a chance to be. Every team in basketball is more likely to win when its assist numbers go up and vice versa. But few teams are as cut-and-dry about it as these Vols. Here are Tennessee’s assist numbers...
Via Rocky Top Talk
3 days ago

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
7 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
11 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
15 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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