Tennessee Rumors & News

  • LSU 84, Tennessee 75

    The Sports Xchange "Thanks to one prized freshman, LSU survived an extended absence from another freshman to knock off 12th-seeded Tennessee 84-75 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference tournament at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Freshman guard Antonio Blakeney pumped in a..." March 11

  • Tennessee 67, Vanderbilt 65

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Vanderbilt's postseason bubble bursts, it couldn't get more heartbreaking than how it happened in a 67-65 loss to Tennessee at the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena. With Vanderbilt trailing nearly the entire way, guard Wade..." March 10

  • Tennessee 97, Auburn 59

    The Sports Xchange "Armani Moore scored 22 points, fueling Tennessee's 97-59 rout of Auburn on Wednesday in the Southeastern Conference tournament opener at Nashville, Tenn. Detrick Mostella added 17 points off the bench and Devon Baulkman finished with 16 points for the Volunteers, who will have a quick..." March 09

  • Mississippi 83, Tennessee 60

    The Sports Xchange "Sebastian Saiz had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead Mississippi to an 83-60 victory over Tennessee on Saturday in Southeastern Conference play at Knoxville, Tenn. Tomasz Gielo contributed 16 points and seven rebounds as the Rebels (20-11, 10-8 in the SEC) won for the fourth time in five..." March 05

  • Vanderbilt 86, Tennessee 69

    The Sports Xchange "Playing against hated rival Tennessee on Senior Night, it was a super Tuesday for Vanderbilt as the Commodores coasted to an 86-69 win at Memorial Gymnasium. Guard Wade Baldwin IV had 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and was joined by forward Jeff Roberson (14), center Damian Jones..." March 01

  • Arkansas 75, Tennessee 65

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Dusty Hannahs scored 17 points to lead visiting Arkansas to a 75-65 victory over Tennessee on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Senior guard Anthlon Bell scored 16 points for Arkansas (15-14, 8-8 Southeastern Conference). Sophomore guard Anton Beard added 10..." February 27

  • South Carolina 84, Tennessee 58

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Duane Notice scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half to help South Carolina roll to an 84-58 victory over Tennessee on Wednesday in SEC play at Columbia, S.C. Senior forward Michael Carrera had 16 points and 10 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double for the..." February 25

  • Lady Vols' incredible 31-year run in AP Top 25 ends

    Sporting News - NCAAB "The Tennessee women's basketball team's three-decade run of being ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 came to an end Monday, when the Lady Vols fell out of the poll for the first time in 565 weeks. Tennessee's streak began Feb. 17, 1985." February 22

  • Tennessee 81, LSU 65

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Armani Moore had 17 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help shorthanded Tennessee upset visiting LSU 81-65 on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Junior guard Robert Hubbs III had 19 points and seven rebounds for Tennessee (13-14, 6-8 Southeastern..." February 20

  • No. 14 Kentucky avenges loss to Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Only 16 days removed from its most staggering loss of the season, No. 14 Kentucky set out to right a wrong when Tennessee visited Rupp Arena on Thursday night. On Feb. 2 in Knoxville, Kentucky blew a 21-point, first-half lead to lose to the Volunteers. Incredibly, Tennessee..." February 18

  • Missouri 75, Tennessee 64

    The Sports Xchange "Ryan Rosburg and Kevin Puryear combined for 38 points as Missouri recorded a 75-64 victory over Tennessee in Southeastern Conference play at Columbia, Mo. Rosburg made 8 of 9 shots and scored 21 points for the Tigers (9-16, 2-10 SEC). Puryear scored 17 points for Missouri, which ended a..." February 13

  • Freshman forward Jabari McGhee to transfer at end of semester

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee redshirt freshman forward Jabari McGhee will transfer at the end of the fall semester, first-year UT coach Rick Barnes said Tuesday night in a news release. “Jabari and I had a great discussion about what he wants,” Barnes said. “He’s a ‘team guy,’ and what he ultimately wants is to..." December 02

  • Tennessee's Robert Hubbs undergoes surgery on ailing knee

    Chattanooga Times Free Press "Rick Barnes recently suggested that the two-week break in Tennessee's basketball schedule would allow the Volunteers to address Robert Hubbs's health. That turned out to be the case. Hubbs, the junior averaging better than 15 points per game for Tennessee this season, underwent arthroscopic..." December 02

  • Tennessee lands 4-star shooting guard Kwe Parker

    The Score "Former Rutgers commit Kwe Parker has committed to Tennessee for the 2016 season, Volunteers assistant coach Rob Lanier announced Friday on Twitter." November 21

  • Jalen Johnson opts to be a Volunteer

    Hoop Seen "One of the better athletes out of North Carolina, Jalen Johnson came off the board on Sunday evening by opting to leave the state and commit to the Tennessee men’s basketball program. Standing at 6-foot-6 but with a rail-like frame, the senior wing doesn’t lack in toughness or grit and due to his..." October 13

  • UT freshman Lamonte Turner says he's been ruled ineligible by NCAA

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee point guard Lamonte Turner took to Twitter on Monday to announce that he has been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. "Blessed to be a part of such a great school and basketball program but I've been ruled ineligible for the 2015-16 season. Truly humbled! VFL," Turner tweeted. Turner is..." September 29

  • Tennessee basketball signee Lamonte' Turner's enrollment pushed back

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Some have already labeled Lamonte' Turner as Tennessee basketball's point guard of the future. First, he'll have to make it to campus. Turner will not enroll in UT's second session of summer school as originally planned, UT spokesman Tom Satkowiak confirmed Monday. UT is now targeting an..." July 07

  • Rick Barnes finally addresses accusations against Texas

    College Basketball Talk "Former Texas head coach and current Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes has finally addressed the accusations levied against his old program. Earlier this month, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a story claiming that three former Texas players were someway involved with academic..." July 01

  • Two-timing Texas AD reportedly the reason behind Rick Barnes' ousting

    Sporting News - NCAAB "After 17 years, Rick Barnes found the door hitting him on the way out of Austin and the man reportedly behind shutting it wanted him to believe it was someone else's doing. According to a report from Horns Digest published Thursday, Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson pressured Barnes..." June 18

  • Report: Academic issues alleged at Texas under Barnes

    Tennessean "Several cases of academic impropriety that allegedly occurred at Texas under Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes surfaced Wednesday after a report by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The accusations come just months into Barnes' tenure at Tennessee, which began shortly after Donnie..." June 10

  • Walk-on Braxton Bonds granted released from UT basketball

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Braxton Bonds is leaving the Tennessee basketball team, which leaves new coach Rick Barnes with one true point guard on his roster. Bonds, a walk-on from Nashville who redshirted as a freshman last season, received his release this week, UT spokesman Tom Satkowiak told the News Sentinel on..." June 10

  • Tennessee transfer forward Carmichael chooses WKU

    Bowling Green Daily News "The Western Kentucky men's basketball team just keeps adding pieces for the future. Tennessee transfer Willie Carmichael – a 6-foot-8, 210-pound forward – told the Daily News on Friday that he's committed to WKU and will join the team on campus for summer sessions this weekend. Carmichael..." June 08

  • Tennessee self-reported secondary violation committed by Donnie Tyndall

    College Basketball Talk "Two months after he was fired, Tennessee is still dealing with NCAA issues as a result of hiring Donnie Tyndall away from Southern Miss. Tennessee self reported a secondary violation to the NCAA stemming from the illegal contact of a recruit. According to WBIR in Knoxville, Braxton Bonds, who..." June 04

  • Kyle Alexander commits to Tennessee basketball team

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Rick Barnes added his third commitment as Tennessee men’s basketball coach Thursday, when three-star Canadian forward Kyle Alexander committed to play for the Vols. The 6-foot-10, 200-pound prospect from Orangeville Prep in Orangeville, Ontario, picked UT over New Mexico. He also held offers..." May 08

  • Willie Carmichael decides to leave UT

    Tennessean "The Tennessee men's basketball team has lost its second player to a transfer since Rick Barnes took over for Donnie Tyndall as head coach. Willie Carmichael, a freshman on last year's team from Apopka, Fla., completed his transfer paperwork Tuesday and has been granted his release from..." May 05

  • Rick Barnes lands his first commitment as Tennessee head coach

    College Basketball Talk "Rick Barnes has picked up his first commitment as head coach at Tennessee on Tuesday, as three-star point guard Lamonte’ Turner pledged to the Vols. “Thank God for this opportunity and also my parents and coaches for believing in me,” he tweeted. “I am officially committing to the U of..." April 28

  • Power forward Ray Kasongo commits to Tennessee

    Knoxville News Sentinel "The Tennessee basketball team secured its second commitment of the day when Ray Kasongo, a three-star Canadian power forward in the 2015 class, verbally pledged to play for the Vols. Brandon Bender, Kasongo's mentor, confirmed the commitment to the News Sentinel in a text message Tuesday...." April 28

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    Source tells Scout that Tennessee will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce Rick Barnes as their new head coach.

  • Report: Tennessee moving quickly to hire Rick Barnes; sides finalizing deal

    The Score "Tennessee has made hiring Rick Barnes as the program's next head basketball coach a priority, and it seems the school is acting quickly. According to multiple reports, Tennessee is finalizing a deal with the former Texas bench boss, who would replace Donnie Tyndall. An announcement is expected..." March 31

  • Tennessee hires Rick Barnes

    ESPN "Tennessee has hired former Texas coach Rick Barnes to be the Volunteers' new basketball coach, a sources told ESPN on Tuesday. A news conference is expected later Tuesday. Barnes, 60, was fired by Texas athletic director Steve Patterson over the weekend despite going to 16 NCAA tournaments..." March 31

  • Report: Tennessee moving quickly to hire Rick Barnes; sides finalizing deal

    The Score "Tennessee has made hiring Rick Barnes as the program's next head basketball coach a priority, and it seems they're acting quickly. According to multiple reports, Tennessee is finalizing a deal with the former Texas bench boss, who would replace Donnie Tyndall. An announcement is expected..." March 30

  • Tennessee men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall fired

    Knoxville News Sentinel "The University of Tennessee has fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the decision. UT confirmed the firing in a news release Friday morning. Tyndall's future at UT had been uncertain due to an ongoing investigation into the Southern..." March 27

  • Tennessee to be told of allegations against Donnie Tyndall on Thursday

    CBS Sports "NCAA officials are expected to speak with Tennessee's administration by phone on Thursday and provide details of what allegations will soon be formally levied against Vols coach Donnie Tyndall, a source told CBSSports.com early Thursday. A source said Tyndall will subsequently meet with UT AD..." March 26

  • Vandy coach berates player, then apologizes

    ESPN "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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