Tennessee Rumors & News

  • Vandy coach berates player, then apologizes

    ESPN.com "Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has apologized for a postgame incident Thursday night in which he was caught on camera berating Commodores player Wade Baldwin IV profanely, at one point saying, "I'm going to f---ing kill you." Stallings told ESPN "he did not mean his words literally" when..." February 27

  • Vandy PG has strong words for rival Tennessee

    College Spun "Thursday evening, the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team will face Tennessee in Knoxville. Commodores’ freshman guard Wade Baldwin appears to be quite pumped up for the game. This afternoon, in a session with the media, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound guard had some strong words for the Volunteers and,..." February 26

  • Tennessee's Jabari McGhee out for rest of season

    CBS Sports - NCAAB "Tennessee freshman forward Jabari McGhee suffered a fractured foot on Dec. 17 and hasn't played since. The team announced on Friday that McGhee wouldn't return to the floor this season. " February 21

  • Donnie Tyndall surprises Vols walk-on with scholarship

    Tennessean "Donnie Tyndall, in his first year as coach of the Tennessee men's basketball team, has had only four scholarship returnees at his disposal this season. Now, he technically has five. Tyndall surprised walk-on Galen Campbell, a Knoxville native, with a scholarship on Friday. " January 12

  • Vols pick up commitment from 2016 forward Romello White

    Tennessean "Tennessee received a verbal commitment from power forward Romello White for the 2016 class, he announced on Twitter on Monday. White, a 6-foot-8, 205-pound junior at IMG Academy in Bradenton Fla., is rated four stars." January 06

  • Tennessee guard Ian Chiles will have season-ending surgery; Braxton Bonds' NCAA wavier denied

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Ian Chiles’ short career as a Tennessee basketball player is likely over. The graduate transfer guard will have season-ending surgery on his right shoulder, Vols coach Donnie Tyndall announced Monday. Chiles tried to play through the lingering injury, but it became too painful, Tyndall said...." January 06

  • Jabari McGhee's foot injury the latest challenge for Tennessee frontcourt

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Donnie Tyndall tried to take it in stride. His Tennessee basketball team had just lost to North Carolina State 83-72 in a game that sorely lacked production from the Vols’ frontcourt. And the first-year UT coach had been informed the right foot injury of forward Jabari McGhee was more serious..." December 19

  • Vols' Dominic Woodson to transfer

    Tennessean "Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall announced Friday sophomore forward Dominic Woodson is no longer with the program and plans to transfer. "Dominic has informed me that he wants to transfer to a school where he can have a larger role on the basketball court," Tyndall said in a statement...." December 13

  • Contract lets UT fire Tyndall with cause if allegations true

    Tennessean "The University of Tennessee would have cause to fire men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall if he is found to have committed a Level I or Level II violation by the NCAA. The NCAA is currently investigating Southern Miss, where Tyndall coached before accepting the Tennessee job last spring...." December 11

  • Vols forward Dominic Woodson to miss another week of practice for academic reasons

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee sophomore forward Dominic Woodson will miss his second straight week of practice in order to focus on academics, UT basketball coach Donnie Tyndall announced before practice at Pratt Pavilion on Tuesday. "He finishes up finals I believe on Thursday," Tyndall said. "And then we will..." December 09

  • Tennessee assistant coach resigns amid NCAA probe

    College Basketball Talk "Tennessee assistant coach Adam Howard has resigned from his position, effective immediately, for “personal reasons,” according to the school’s sports information department. Howard, a first-year Tennessee assistant, has worked with new Volunteers head coach Donnie Tyndall for five years with..." November 25

  • Tennessee forward Dominic Woodson out against Texas Southern

    Knoxblogs "Tennessee basketball’s biggest big man will be sidelined for the Vols’ home opener against Texas Southern tonight. Sophomore forward Dominic Woodson, who injured his left hand during Sunday’s practice, is not not dressed out for the game. Woodson did not start in UT’s season opener against..." November 21

  • Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall reportedly to meet with NCAA next week

    Alabama.com "Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall is expected to meet with the NCAA next week to discuss potential violations that took place during his tenure at Southern Miss, according to a report Thursday by ESPN.com. After Bleacher Report reported last week that the NCAA was looking into Tyndall's..." November 13

  • Tennessee is going to a new starting point guard

    College Basketball Talk "Coming into its first season under head coach Donnie Tyndall, Tennessee had big questions about the starting point guard position. The team lost of all their lead guards from last season and Tyndall wasn’t able to land a natural floor leader in the spring. There were thoughts that junior..." November 05

  • Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson ruled eligible for Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "It remains to be seen how good Tennessee will be in this transitional first year under Donnie Tyndall, but at least the team will have one of the most intimidating big men in the SEC at their disposal. At the team's media day Thursday, Tyndall announced Dominic Woodson has cleared all hurdles..." October 03

  • Vols' Tyndall gets his first 2015 commitment

    Tennessean "Donnie Tyndall secured his first commitment as Tennessee men's basketball coach Sunday when Admiral Schofield, a combo forward in the class of 2015, pledged to play for UT during an official visit to Knoxville. "I just committed to Tennessee. Go Rocky Top," Schofield said in a text message to..." September 03

  • Vols close to landing Memphis transfer Dominic Woodson

    The Daily Beacon "After being released from his scholarship and given the right to transfer, former Memphis Tigers forward Dominic Woodson could become a member of the Tennessee men's basketball as early as Thursday, when an official university announcement is expected. Following a search of the UT student..." August 21

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Transfer Eric McKnight can’t play for Vols

    Tennessean "The optimism Tennessee men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall had expressed about the arrival of Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Eric McKnight ended Tuesday. The SEC denied McKnight’s request for a graduate transfer waiver, and the 6-foot-9 forward from Raleigh, N.C., will not play for the..." July 15

  • Hubbs cleared to participate in full-contact practice

    WBIR.com "Speaking at his first Big Orange Tipoff Club, new Vols basketball coach Donnie Tyndall said that sophomore guard Robert Hubbs III is cleared for full-contact practice. "There was no soreness, there were no bumps along the way. Knock on wood he's been good," said Tyndall. Tyndall said Hubbs..." June 24

  • Hampton adds Tennessee graduate transfer Quinton Chievous

    College Basketball Talk "Hampton picked up a graduate transfer on Thursday as former Tennessee wing Quinton Chievous committed to the Pirates, a source told NBCSports.com. The 6-foot-6 Chievous is the son of former Missouri star Derrick Chievous and Quinton will have two years of eligibility remaining and can play..." June 19

  • Reserve center Rawane Ndiaye's UT career over with torn ACL

    GoVolstra.com "Tennessee men’s basketball player Rawane “Pops” Ndiaye has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right knee that will end his playing career with the Vols, coach Donnie Tyndall confirmed Friday." June 14

  • Tennessee basketball transfer A.J. Davis commits to Central Florida

    GoVolstra.com "Former Tennessee men's basketball forward A.J. Davis committed to Central Florida on Wednesday, which means every player who defected after UT's coaching change now has a new home. Davis, who started once and appeared in 25 games as a UT freshman, told the News Sentinel of his commitment via..." June 11

  • Willie Carmichael announces he will play for Tennessee

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Former Southern Miss men’s basketball signee Willie Carmichael will join Donnie Tyndall at Tennessee. Carmichael, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound senior forward at Wekiva High School (Apopka, Fla.) announced the news Tuesday evening at his high school basketball banquet in Florida. Carmichael, who was..." May 14

  • Ian Chiles transfers to Tennessee

    ESPN.com "Tennessee has added more immediate help with the addition of IUPUI transfer Ian Chiles. The 6-foot-1 senior, who graduated and will be able to play his final season for new Vols coach Donnie Tyndall in 2014-15, told ESPN.com that he committed to Tennessee on Tuesday. "I chose Tennessee..." May 13

  • Report: Four-star guard Detrick Mostella headed to Tennessee

    College Basketball Talk "With all members of a 2014 recruiting class signed by former head coach Cuonzo Martin having been released from their National Letter of Intent, Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall had his work cut out for him on the recruiting trail in the days after he made the move from Southern Miss. But..." May 08

  • Tennessee lands a commitment from Kevin Punter, a JuCo all-american

    College Basketball Talk "Donnie Tyndall has landed his second commitment in as many weeks as the new head coach at Tennessee. This time, it was Kevin Punter, who announced his decision on twitter on Monday morning. Punter is a 6-foot-4 scoring guard form New York. He spent this past season with State Fair C.C. in..." May 05

  • Tennessee basketball agrees to home-and-home with Butler

    The Daily Times "Tennessee announced Tuesday that the Volunteers men’s basketball program has signed a two-game, home-and-home contract with Butler University. The series begins next season in Knoxville. The Vols will host the Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena on Dec. 14, and the teams will play at Butler’s..." April 29

  • Report: Tennessee releases CJ Turman, all four signees, from NLI

    College Basketball Talk "New Tennessee head coach Donnie Tyndall will have an uphill battle when it comes to recruiting as the new head coach has released all four of his 2014 prospects from their NLI after the AP confirmed the departure of 6-foot-8 forward CJ Turman on Monday. Tennessee athletic department spokesman..." April 28

  • Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall will be the next coach at Tennessee

    CBSSports.com "Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall has reached an agreement in principle with Tennessee and will be the next head coach of the Vols, sources told CBSSports.com on Monday. Tennessee officials confirmed the report early Tuesday. A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon in..." April 22

  • Tennessee's search is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee's search to replace Cuonzo Martin as its men's basketball coach is now focused on Louisiana Tech's Michael White, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Saturday. Martin left UT last week to coach at California. A source told CBSSports.com that UT has informally contacted some..." April 20

  • Cuonzo Martin bolts Tennessee for Cal

    ESPN.com "California has hired Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin to replace Mike Montgomery and will announce the hire at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Martin has spent the past three seasons in Knoxville and led the Volunteers to the NCAA tournament this season. He was previously the coach at..." April 15

  • Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee to take California job

    USA Today "Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has left the program to take the same position at California. The hire, confirmed by Cal athletics director Sandy Barbour, was first reported by ESPN.com. Barbour said in a Twitter post that an official introduction would be made later..." April 15

  • Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes to announce he's entering NBA Draft

    CBSSports.com "Tennessee junior Jarnell Stokes has scheduled a press conference on campus for Friday afternoon, at which point he's planning to announce that he'll enter the 2014 NBA Draft, multiple sources told CBSSports.com on Thursday night. Stokes averaged 15.1 points and 10.6 rebounds this season while..." April 11

  • Cuonzo Martin's return puts Tennessee on solid ground

    USA Today "Finally, a dose of stability. If nothing else, the announcement that Cuonzo Martin will remain as Tennessee's basketball coach brings some sense of continuity to an athletics program that has been bouncing off the walls for the last several years. Barring a surprise (and at UT there always..." April 01

  • Wolverines advance to Elite Eight with 73-71 win over Tennessee

    Detroit Free Press "Sweet, now elite. Barely. A year ago, everything was new for the Michigan basketball team in the NCAA tournament. Though this year’s team is younger, the Midwest No. 2 seed Wolverines look like the grizzled veterans, showing it in tonight’s 73-71 Sweet Sixteen win over No. 11 seed Tennessee..." March 29

  • NCAA Midwest Regional betting news and notes: Michigan has secret weapon

    Covers.com "The Midwest Regional has two of the most intriguing Sweet 16 matchups. Before you get your bets down Friday, make sure you cruise these betting news and notes for the Midwest side of the bracket. No. 2 Michigan Wolverines vs. No. 11 Tennessee Volunteers (-2.5, 134) Senior Jordan Morgan came..." March 28

  • NCAA Tournament turns into Sweet SEC

    Tennessean "It's hard to mock Southeastern Conference basketball right now. Panned for early season losses and relatively weak nonconference schedules, the league has three teams still playing in the NCAA Tournament. Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee — the only SEC squads to make the 68-team field — all..." March 25

  • Beilein's first impression of Vols: 'Don’t mistake their seed right now'

    Michigan Live "While watching game film of Sweet 16 opponent Tennessee on Monday, Michigan coach John Beilein plucked out a 4-year old boxscore. It was dated March 18, 2011 -- the last meeting between the Vols and the Wolverines. Listed among the Tennessee's reserves were Jeronne Maymon and Jordan McRae...." March 25

  • Tennessee Vols beat Mercer, move to Sweet 16

    Tennessean "Tennessee came to Tobacco Road and turned it into “Raleigh Top.” Jarnell Stokes had 17 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds, and the Vols denied Mercer a second straight upset in the NCAA Tournament by routing the Bears 83-63 on Sunday night. Josh Richardson had a career-high 26..." March 23

  • Vols make it look easy vs. UMass, 86-67

    Tennessean "Jarnell Stokes scored 26 points and had 14 rebounds to lead Tennessee past UMass 86-67 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Vols (23-12) will play Sunday against Mercer, which upset Duke earlier Friday, for a place in the Sweet 16. Mercer beat the Vols in the NIT last..." March 21

  • Tennessee earns date with UMass

    Boston Herald "Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa last night in the NCAA’s First Four in Dayton, Ohio. The Volunteers’ late comeback..." March 20

  • Tennessee 78, Iowa 65

    ProSportsDaily "Jarnell Stokes recorded 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Volunteers pulled away in overtime to beat the Hawkeyes in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Jordan McRae led the way with 20 points for 11th-seeded Tennessee (22-12), which will play sixth-seeded..." March 20

  • Vols advance in OT to play UMass with 78-65 win over Iowa

    Tennessean "Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday night in the NCAA’s First Four. The Volunteers’ late comeback sent them..." March 20

  • Vols need two NCAA Tournament wins to keep Cuonzo Martin's job

    Tennessean "For the record, the NCAA insists this is a first-round game, not a play-in game. With that in mind, it’s official: In a bracket-or-bust season, Cuonzo Martin coached his Tennessee Vols into the NCAA Tournament. But is that good enough for Martin to keep his job? I’ll have to get back to..." March 19

  • Bruce Pearl named Auburn men's basketball coach

    CBSSports.com "Auburn has hired Bruce Pearl to be its new men's basketball coach, a source told CBSSports.com on Tuesday morning. The school subsequently announced the hiring. "I'm humbled and blessed to be back in the game that I love," Pearl said. "I don't know how long it will take, but it's time to..." March 18

  • Auburn hires Bruce Pearl as men's basketball coach

    Alabama.com "Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs has made a big splash by hiring former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl as the Tigers' new men's basketball coach, according to the school. Pearl's hire ends a whirlwind six-day search that focused its energy on him. "I'm humbled and blessed to back in the..." March 18

  • Florida 56, Tennessee 49

    ProSportsDaily "Patric Young scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Gators rallied from a 10-point first half deficit to pull out the semifinal victory in the SEC tournament in Atlanta. Scottie Wilbekin finished with 14 points and four steals and Casey Prather added 12 points for top-seeded Florida..." March 16

  • Tennessee 59, South Carolina 44

    ProSportsDaily "Jarnell Stokes scored 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Volunteers in a SEC tournament quarterfinal final game in Atlanta. Jordan McRae added 14 points and Jeronne Maymon added six points and six rebounds for Tennessee (21-11), which extended its win streak to five games. The..." March 15

  • Tennessee 72, Missouri 45

    ProSportsDaily "Antonio Barton scored 16 points to lead a balanced offensive attack as the Volunteers won their third straight by at least 27 points. Jarnell Stokes added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee (20-11, 11-7 SEC), which dominated from the start and won for the fourth consecutive game. Josh..." March 09