Tennessee Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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 "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

    CBS Sports "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