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Sutton's defensive TD helps Orange win Vols' spring game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Cam Sutton scored on a 20-yard fumble return as the Orange team defeated the White 54-44 on Saturday in the Orange & White Game that capped Tennessee's spring practice. The game pitted the offense against the defense, with the defense representing the Orange and the offense wearing White. The scoring system awarded each unit points for notable accomplishments...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning announces $3 million gift to Tennessee

Former Tennessee star and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning announced Friday he and his wife have made a $3 million financial commitment to his alma mater. According to the announcement, the gift will be earmarked for the Tennessee football program and the Peyton Manning Scholarship Endowment, which is a four-year scholarship presented to first-year students participating in the...
Via College Spun
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vols WR Pearson Suspect In Alleged Rape Investigation

Von Pearson May Be Dissmissed From The VolsAccording to the Knoxville News Sentinel, Vols WR Von Pearson has been named as a suspect in an on-campus rape investigation.The incident occured around 3-4 a.m. at University Walk apartments.  No criminal charges have been filed at the moment.  This does not bode well for Pearson considering the fact that All-SEC linebacker A.J. Johnson...
Via Football Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee WR Von Pearson Suspect in Alleged Rape

The Knoxville News-Sentinel is reporting that Tennessee Volunteers junior wide receiver Von Pearson has been identified as a suspect in an alleged rape that was reported early this morning, per the Knoxville PD. The incident allegedly took place at a university apartment. This is the second time in less than a year that the program has been involved in a rape investigation, with...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tennessee’s “Circle Of Life” Drill Got Pretty Intense Today

Today was Student Appreciation Day in Knoxville, and any students in attendance were treated to an intense display when the Volunteers gathered for their “Circle of Life” drill. The drill involves players forming a circle, which two players line up inside of in three-point stances. When the whistle blows, the two players go head-to-head until one wins or a stalemate is declared...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack of QB depth could cause headaches for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's lack of a proven backup plan at quarterback presents a concern in the Volunteers' bid for a breakthrough season. Nathan Peterman's transfer to Pittsburgh leaves Joshua Dobbs as Tennessee's only returning scholarship quarterback from last season. Recent history underscores how concerned Tennessee should be about its lack of quarterback depth. Three...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reporter pied after Tenn QB wins Pi challenge

It’s Pi Day. If you can’t figure out why, well, I don’t know what to tell you. But I do know that Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs takes it more seriously than most people. Dobbs is apparently able to recite the first 48 digits of Pi, and as a result, VFL Films reporter Dani Klupenger was forced to take a pie to the face. Here’s footage. Yep, it’s the offseason alright...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings tells player ‘I’ll kill you’ (Video)

Vanderbilt men’s basketball coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for threatening a player during a win over Tennessee on Thursday night. During the postgame handshakes, Stallings was informed that Freshman guard Wade Baldwin IV was clapping in the faces of opposing players after the final buzzer sounded. Stallings berated Baldwin and at one point could be...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Tennessee's athletic facility barbershop is done

Last month, Tennessee football announced that it would be adding a barbershop to its athletic facility, and that it would be accessible for all student-athletes. Tuesday, via a post by head coach Butch Jones, we’re learning that it’s actually already been completed. It’s named Frank’s End Zone Barber Shop. Jones posted a photo on Instagram, implying that he was going to...
Via College Spun
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers Football Player Indicted on Rape Charges

University of Tennessee cornerback Michael Williams was indicted by a grand jury on rape charges on Thursday. Also indicted was former Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson by the same Knox County grand jury. The rape investigation, which surrounded these former teammates, began back in November. It stems from a 19-year-old University of Tennessee student claiming she was raped at Williams’...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Da’Rick Rogers Low-Risk Option for the Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs front office has gotten off to a good start. While most teams are preparing for the Senior Bowl and signing camp bodies to reserve/future contracts, John Dorsey and his personnel team are bringing in depth and potential. Despite the distraction of Chris Ballard’s potential departure, the Chiefs are looking at and signing players with potential to bolster...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee walk-on gets scholarship as bowl gift

Most of the touching videos of college football walk-ons being awarded scholarships come before the season, but Tennessee decided to use the holiday season to reward one of its dedicated players. Butch Jones came to a meeting with a few wrapped presents, which he said he was giving for good performance during bowl practices. The first person he calls down is redshirt junior tight...
Via College Spun
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee football team gives signed jersey to young fan undergoing chemotherapy

Tennessee football is no doubt busy preparing for its first bowl game since 2010, but it looks like they were able to find the time to do something really special this week for a young fan courageously fighting cancer. AJ Cucksey, a young Volunteers fan who has been diagnosed as having multiple brain tumors, is currently undergoing chemotherapy. Before his sixth session, Tennessee...
Via College Spun
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pandemonium Breaks Loose When Tennessee Scores Touchdown on Fake Field Goal

Pandemonium may be a little strong of a word to use to describe the scene when Tennessee succeeded in pulling off a fake field goal attempt and scoring a touchdown, but this is a team that is not accustomed to winning a lot lately. All they need is one more W to become bowl eligible too so when the game was Alex Ellis scored it was pretty exciting.So exciting one young lady forgot...
Via FatManWriting
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee fans go a little overboard celebrating TD

One particular Tennessee Volunteers fan celebrated a bit too hard on Saturday when his team faced off against the Missouri Tigers.After Tennessee perfectly executed a fake field goal—in which tight end Alex Ellis caught a 31-yard touchdown pass to give the Vols the lead, 10-7—everyone in the stands erupted in cheer.But one fan didn't know where to draw the line. He tried to reach...
Via The Sports Daily
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: A Tennessee Fan Fell Out Of The Stands, Onto The Field Attempting To Celebrate A Volunteers’ TD

Calm down, Tennessee fan. You’re going to hurt yourself.  After the Volunteers scored a 31-yard touchdown on a fake field goal, a Tennessee fan attempted to celebrate the score by reaching out to Alex Ellis, the player who caught the touchdown pass.  It did not go well.  This isn’t Lambeau Field, Tennessee fan. Leave the players on the field alone. The Volunteers, meanwhile...
Via College Spun
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Tennessee Fans Paint QB Joshua Dobbs’ Face On ‘The Rock’

Tennessee quarterback Joshua “Astro” Dobbs has emerged as a superstar on campus in Knoxville, and now he’s received one of the biggest honors that a Vol can receiver: he’s been painted on The Rock. I guess you could say Joshua Dobbs is a…rock?…star on campus? pic.twitter.com/AxAFUHVUmA — David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) November 22, 2014 In three games for Tennessee...
Via College Spun
November 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lil Jon went to Tennessee football practice this weekend

Tennessee football started a new “Third Down For What?” tradition earlier this year. When an opponent faces a third down at Neyland Stadium against the Volunteers’ defense, the Lil Jon hit “Turn Down For What?” blasts through the loudspeakers, and so far it’s made for a pretty awesome environment at UT games. Lil Jon heard about the movement, and even made a pregame...
Via College Spun
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee QB Justin Worley to have season-ending shoulder surgery

The shoulder injury that Tennessee QB Justin Worley suffered when the Volunteers took on Ole Miss earlier this year will knock him out for the remainder of the season. According to a report, the senior will need surgery on his injured shoulder, and will go under the knife some time this week. Justin Worley’s season is over. He will have surgery soon in his injured shoulder....
Via College Spun
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee QB Josh Dobbs received a standing ovation in class today

Tennessee sophomore quarterback Josh Dobbs had a career day against South Carolina over the weekend, leading the Volunteers to an upset win over the Gamecocks. Dobbs threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another 166 yards and three touchdowns in the 45-42 overtime win at Williams-Brice Stadium. Dobbs has already been named as National Player of the Week by Athlon...
Via College Spun
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee's Joshua Dobbs is Athlon Sports' Week 10 Player of the Week

Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs shined in the Volunteers’ 45-42 overtime win over South Carolina. Dobbs was the catalyst in a furious...
Via Athlon Sports
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols offense finds a spark with Joshua Dobbs at QB

Joshua Dobbs was a forgotten man in Knoxville. After starting four games as a true freshman in 2013, the Alpharetta, Ga., native slipped behind...
Via Athlon Sports
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee fans are playing ‘Pin the Tail on the Kiffin’

Tennessee fans are not fond of Lane Kiffin. Some Volunteer faithful are beginning to express their distaste for their former coach, Alabama’s current offensive coordinator, in a creative and hilarious fashion. Check out the tailgate party game a group of Tennessee fans are playing this evening: What do you think of this tailgate party game at the Oak Ridge Chamber? Live here ...
Via College Spun
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin's mom worried about son's safety in return to Tennessee

Lane Kiffin is going to return to a chorus of boos when the Alabama offensive coordinator travels to Tennessee with his team on Saturday. Kiffin’s mother, Robin, is terrified that some fans in Knoxville will go beyond just booing. In a fantastic piece that was written by Jon Solomon of CBSSports.com, Kiffin’s mother provided a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Kiffin's mom fears for son's safety in return to Tennessee

Alabama Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is hated in the state of Tennessee. That’s why his mother, Robin, is worried about her son’s safety as Alabama takes on the Vols this Saturday in Knoxville. It’s more than a typical SEC rivalry game between No. 4 ranked Alabama (6-1) and unranked Tennessee (3-4).  Kiffin is entering the most hostile territory in college...
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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