TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS NEWS

Tennessee fans dress in style for spring game

This Tennessee Volunteers family shows you what separates football fans in the SEC from everywhere else. Nothing like having your dad dress as a pimp and dress you up as pimps as your mom dresses as a…well, you know. I’m not sure what inspires this kind of fandom, but that orange UT pimp hat is pretty sweet. I wonder if they do this for every home game or just for the spring...
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee to break spring camp with plenty of talent, youth

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- So, this is what spring football is like. That's the reality hitting nearly half the Tennessee football team participating in spring drills for the first time. Of those, 14 are true freshmen who enrolled at mid-term just a few months removed from wrapping up high school careers. Indeed, youth is being served and serviced as Volunteers coach Butch Jones wraps...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Top 3 position battles to watch (Spring Game Preview)

The Vols will close out spring camp with the annual Orange and White Game on Saturday, April 12. Heading into the spring game, Tennessee football fans will be treated to their first sight of team 118, part of the Vols top five signing class, as well as a slew of interesting position battles that likely won’t be determined until they report back for fall camp. First up, it’s the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Volunteers Football: Quarterbacks Practice OT Drills

Butch Jones had Team 118 inside Neyland Stadium Saturday for their second scrimmage of spring. Since the Vols have been back from spring break, competition has increased to a new high. It was a cool and rainy Saturday morning, but that did not hamper the continuous competition amongst the team. The scrimmage was highlighted by situational drills - and a heavy emphasis was placed...
Via Football Nation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee WR Von Pearson makes remarkable one-handed catch

The Tennessee Volunteers have shocked the country this off-season by building a top ranked recruiting class full of some of the countries top play-makers. One of those play-makers is wide receiver Von Pearson. Pearson (6’3″, 181 lbs)  is a junior college transfer and a four-star wide receiver who was ranked as one of the top JUCO players in the country. Thus far, he has lived...
Via Sports-Kings
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols' QB dilemma stands out in Year 2 of Jones era

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There is an old adage in football that says if you have two quarterbacks, you actually have none. To hear second-year Tennessee football coach Butch Jones tell it, the Volunteers actually have four quarterbacks. And just whom among that quartet will take the opening snap against visiting Utah State (Aug. 30) is the most pressing question, as the Volunteers began...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols lose Pig before Spring camp

Tennessee Football: Vols lose Pig before Spring campJust two days away from the beginning of Spring camp, Tennessee football’s sports information released a statement announcing junior receiver Alton ‘Pig’ Howard will not be with the team throughout Spring camp. The statement released only said Howard had left for “personal reasons,” and would not go into further detail...
Via isportsweb.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Leading Tennessee WR takes leave of absence

Tennessee wide receiver Alton 'Pig' Howard has taken a leave of absence and won't play in the spring practice period with the team, say reports coming out of Knoxville. The News Sentinel-owned GoVolsExtra  site said "Howard has been away from the team due to “personal reasons” and his long-term future with the Vols had not yet been decided." Howard had...
Via SEC Football Blog
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive lineman Trent Taylor announces Cyclone commitment

Trent Taylor, a four-star recruit out of high school, signed his national letter of intent to play football for the Iowa State, ISU coach Paul Rhoads announced Feb. 24. Taylor is a 6-2, 250-pound defensive lineman from Lakeland, Fla. He signed with Tennessee out of high school, playing one game for the Volunteers in 2012. He stopped attending Tennessee practices to focus on academics...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols' O'Brien, ex-Vol Sapp reach deal with state

Tennessee defensive lineman Danny O'Brien and ex-Tennessee linebacker Dontavis Sapp will have all charges against them stemming from a Feb. 9 party dropped in six months if they fulfill terms of an agreement reached Thursday. Sapp's charge of purchasing alcohol for a person underage was dropped Thursday. His charge of resisting arrest will be dismissed in six months if he...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

USC deletes and apologizes for Instagram video bashing recruit

Coaches can get a bit salty when they are unable to land a recruit they had hoped for. This seems to be the case with a member of the Southern Cal coaching staff, who vented his disapporoval of Jalen Hurd, who is heading to Tennessee. The video has since been deleted from Instagram, and they […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Snowball Fights in Neyland

First of all, I do hope that everyone of you is safe in the midst of the weather conditions, which has already wreaked havoc in the sports scene with game postponements (latest being the AAC match-up of Temple and Louisville). Meanwhile, youngsters will always act like youngsters. See how these Tennessee students managed to get […]Continue reading...
Via The Victory Formation
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

9 Tennessee FB Players Arrested at House Party Gone Wrong (Mugshot)

Over the weekend it came out there a couple Tennessee football players were busted at a party with alcohol and weed. Now it turns out that 9 different players were there. Not only was there underage drinking and drug use but a couple players got into scuffles with the cops according to TMZ: Cops say they went to talk to Sapp … but he was clearly wasted … and they tried to take...
Via BlackSportsOnline
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Vols defenders AJ Johnson, Danny O'Brien arrested

The Tennessee Volunteers are coming off their best recruiting offseason in years (No. 5 in the nation) which has the program buzzing, but that’s not the only kind of buzzing going on in Knoxville. Two current players were arrested Sunday: LB AJ Johnson and DT Danny O’Brien, along with former LB Dontavis Sapp. According to WBIR.com, O’Brien was charged with criminal impersonation...
Via Down and Distance
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2 Tennessee Football Players Arrested (Mugshots)

WBIR NBC in Tennessee is reporting that two current Vols football players and a former walk-on were arrested Saturday night for several different offenses after a house party was broken up. A.J. Johnson, Danny O’Brien and Dontavis Sapp were all listed on the Sheriffs website. It appears there was a big party at Sapp’s apartment. A large number of people were there. Officers...
Via Thacover2
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Signing Day Success

After a sour end to the 2013 season, signing day 2014 turned out to be a major victory for Butch Jones and the Tennessee Volunteers (Photo Credit: Tennessee.247sports.com) The day Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his staff have been waiting for nearly a year has finally come and gone, and what it has left is one of the best signing classes since the Phillip Fulmer days in...
Via isportsweb.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Marqueston Huff Wyoming Safety, compares his style to Kansas City Chiefs Eric Berry - NFL Draft Scouting Report

In 2013, Huff earned Second Team All-Mountain West Conference honors in voting by conference head coaches and media as a senior. He was voted one of four team captains in 2013. After playing cornerback for Wyoming for his first three seasons, Huff moved to free safety for his senior season. He ranked No. 3 in the Mountain West and No. 9 in the nation in tackles his senior season, averaging 10...
Via College2Pro.com
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee OT Tiny Richardson to enter NFL draft

Tennessee Volunteers OT Tiny Richardson will skip his senior year at the school and enter the 2014 NFL draft, according to the Associated Press via ESPN.com. "As much as I have enjoyed my time at Tennessee, I have long dreamed of playing in the NFL and taking care of my family," Richardson said Friday in a university release announcing his decision. "After careful...
Via 60 Max Power O
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: End of season activities

Butch Jones will head into the offseason looking to land an astonishing second recruiting class on Rocky Top (Photo credit: bleacherreport.com) The 2013 Tennessee football season came to a close on Saturday when the Vols went out on a high note and defeated Kentucky 27-14 in Lexington, Ky. Yet another season will come and go that will not include the Vols in a bowl game. So for coach...
Via isportsweb.com
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols end rough season on high note

Tennessee caps off a tumultuous season with a victory over Kentucky Saturday night in Lexington, Ky. (Photo credit: Tennessee.rivals.com) A year full of injury, adversity, and arguably one of the toughest schedule’s in college football history has finally come to an end for Tennessee football. The Vols capped off year one of the Butch Jones era on Saturday night with a win over...
Via isportsweb.com
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols look to avoid making a bad season worse

Tennessee will cap off their fourth losing season on Saturday against Kentucky, regardless of a win or loss. (Photo credit: timesfreepress.com) For the final time in 2013 the Tennessee football team will take the field. Their post-season fate was decided a week ago by in-state rival Vanderbilt, when the Commodores drove the ball 92 yards down-the-field to punch in the game-winning...
Via isportsweb.com
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: UT cornerback received death threats following Vandy loss

Fans in Knoxville need to take it down a notch. Yes, your team isn't that good. Yes, you were once one of the premier programs in the country. Yes, Vanderbilt is the best team in the state. That does not mean you should be sending death threats to current players. According to a report at GoVolsXtra.com, Volunteers head coach Butch Jones said that freshman cornerback Cameron...
Via The Victory Formation
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols will be home for the holidays

Tennessee will have a losing season for the fourth consecutive season after falling for the second-straight-season to in-state rival Vanderbilt (Photo Credit: Kentucky.com) For the fourth consecutive season Tennessee football will finish with a losing record. The program as a whole hit an all-time low on Saturday night after losing to in-state rival Vanderbilt in back-to-back seasons...
Via isportsweb.com
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: A (Senior) day for revenge

Tennessee will finish their season at home wearing their smokey gray uniforms for only the second time ever. (Photo Credit: gamedayr.com) One year ago the Tennessee football team entered the second to last week of their season with a 4-6 record, and still eligible to make a bowl game in a lost season. However, when they departed Nashville, Tenn. they were left with their seventh...
Via isportsweb.com
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Football: Vols will try to keep emotions in check

Vols freshman quarterback Josh Dobbs (Photo credit: jacksonsun.com) After a gauntlet of a schedule the Tennessee football team is coming off a much needed bye week. In 10 weeks the Vols faced eight ranked opponents, with just one bye week in the middle of the stretch. After a week of some much needed rest and recuperation they will return for their final two games of the season,...
Via isportsweb.com
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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