Tennessee Rumors & News

  • Athletes named in sexual assault lawsuit filed against University of Tennessee

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Six women, listed only as "Jane Does," filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday claiming the University of Tennessee has created a culture that enables sexual assaults. In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim the university "uses an unusual, legalistic adjudication process" against victims who step forward..." February 10

  • Tennessee self-reports minor NCAA violations in football program

    College Football Talk "The Tennessee football program committed three recruiting violations between 2014 and January 2016, but do not expect the Vols to be having any NCAA hammer dropped on them. The NCAA has already accepted the school’s self-imposed sanctions and is moving on. The four minor violations were among 18..." February 09

  • All-American CB Tyler Byrd flips from Miami to Tennessee via Periscope

    Fox Sports - College Football "On the eve of National Signing Day, Miami found out the hard way that all-American cornerback Tyler Byrd will be not be a Hurricane. Byrd, who committed to Miami last year, announced on Periscope on Tuesday that he was headed to Tennessee in 2016" February 03

  • Colorado releases QB Sheriron Jones, plans to return to Tennessee

    CBS Sports "It turns out that Sheriron Jones didn't really transfer to Colorado as much as he went on a vacation of sorts. Colorado announced Friday that Jones has been released from his scholarship, and that he's free to return to Tennessee. Jones announced that he was transferring from Tennessee to..." January 23

  • Marquez Callaway Commits To Tennessee Volunteers

    Campus Insiders "Butch Jones' Volunteers capped off a 9-4 season with an Outback Bowl win against Northwestern, 45-6. But since then, the Tennessee head coach has fully turned his attention to the recruiting trail. With two weeks left until National Signing Day, the Vols' 2016 class currently sits at No. 23 in..." January 21

  • With three key underclassmen returning, time is now for Vols to make push in SEC East

    College Football Talk "The deadline for underclassmen to declare their intentions to enter the 2016 NFL Draft passed yesterday, and Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara opted to pass on a shot at playing on Sundays in order to come back and help Tennessee reclaim some SEC East glory. Kamara rushed for 698 yards and..." January 19

  • Top LB Tim Hart Decommits From Tennessee, Bashes Coaching Staff

    College Spun "Three-star linebacker recruit Tim Hart is no longer committed to play for Tennessee – and he says it’s the Volunteers’ fault. Hart, who originally committed to UT back in June, took to Twitter Monday to both decommit from the program and blast the team’s coaching staff. Hart says that a lack of..." January 18

  • Pearson apologizes; accuser will not pursue student conduct charge

    Knoxville News Sentinel "The University of Tennessee student who accused Vols wide receiver Von Pearson of rape in April will not pursue a student conduct case against him and accepted an apology letter from Pearson, her attorney said Friday. “After considerable thought, my client has decided not to pursue further the..." January 16

  • Jalen Reeves-Maybin will return for senior season at Tennessee

    Chattanooga Times Free Press "Jalen Reeves-Maybin is coming back for one more season as the heart of Tennessee's defense. The linebacker announced late Tuesday morning on his Twitter account that he will return to the Volunteers next season instead of entering the NFL draft. "As you all know, I have been challenged with..." January 12

  • Tennessee lands four-star offensive lineman Marcus Tatum

    Fox Sports - College Football "Tennessee added another big brick to its 2016 recruiting class Monday, as the Volunteers gained a commitment from offensive lineman Marcus Tatum. Tatum chose the Vols over Florida and Alabama. Rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 1 offensive tackle in the state of Florida by Scout, Tatum..." January 11

  • Butch Jones parts ways with longtime DC; where will Tennessee go next?

    CBS Sports "Tennessee is in the market for a new defensive coordiantor. Butch Jones announced Wednesday that John Jancek is out after three years with the Vols. "John and I had a long discussion this morning and we both came to the conclusion that it was best to part ways," Jones said in a statement..." January 06

  • Four-star DE parts ways with Tennessee

    247 Sports "Four-star defensive end Chidi Okonya of Riverdale (Ga.) High School posted on his Twitter account Sunday night that he has decommitted from Tennessee. The 6-foot-6.5, 230-pound Okonya, who had been committed to the Vols since May 15, became the second longtime commitment to part ways with..." December 07

  • Tennessee's Curt Maggitt likely out for rest of regular season

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Curt Maggitt is a “long shot” to return in the regular season, but Tennessee coach Butch Jones said his All-SEC senior defender has a much better chance to return for a potential bowl game. Maggitt, a defensive end and outside linebacker and the his team’s unquestioned leader, suffered a..." November 12

  • Vols lose DT Shy Tuttle for year

    Tennessean "Freshman defensive tackle Shy Tuttle will miss the remainder of the season after breaking his fibula against Georgia on Saturday, according to Tennessee coach Butch Jones. Tuttle also tore a ligament in his ankle against the Bulldogs." October 13

  • UTK Chancellor: No proof of Jones' wrongdoing

    247 Sports "University of Tennessee-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said Thursday he’s “confident” that there has been “no inappropriate conduct with any players or coaches” in the Vols football program. Speculation in the past week has focused on a potential incident between Tennessee head coach Butch..." October 08

  • Report: 4-Star Tennessee QB Commit Jarrett Guarantano Suffers Season-Ending Injury

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee commitment Jarrett Guarantano, a Top247 quarterback from Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., suffered a season-ending foot injury Saturday during Bergen Catholic's win over Paramus (N.J.) Catholic High School, coach Nunzio Campanile told NJ Advance Media on Monday..." October 07

  • WR Pig Howard dismissed from Vols

    Tennessean "Tennessee wide receiver Pig Howard has been dismissed from the team for an undisclosed violation of team rules, coach Butch Jones announced Wednesday. Jones refused to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding Howard's dismissal. "You try to impact every person that comes in your program,"..." October 07

  • Vols freshman Quart'e Sapp out with foot injury

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee coach Butch Jones said at his press conference on Wednesday that freshman linebacker/safety Quart'e Sapp will be out for an extended period of time with a stress fracture in his foot. Sapp has three tackles so far this season, and has seen most of his work on special teams. Jones..." September 30

  • Jones: Maggitt might miss 8 weeks or more

    Tennessean "Curt Maggitt could be out "upwards of eight weeks," after suffering a hip injury late in the Vols' double-overtime loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said Wednesday. Maggitt, a fifth-year senior defensive end and linebacker, will definitely not return in the next three..." September 16

  • Tennessee LB Curt Maggitt out 'for extended period of time'

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Not only did Tennessee blow a 17-point lead in Saturday night’s double overtime loss to Oklahoma, it also lost once of its best defensive players for the foreseeable future. Vols head coach Butch Jones announced Monday that Curt Maggitt, a fifth-year senior, is out for “an extended period of..." September 15

  • Tennessee suspends starting DT Danny O'Brien for Oklahoma game

    CBS Sports "A Tennessee defense already thinned by injury has lost another key member to suspension. Per GoVols247, Butch Jones has suspended starting junior defensive tackle Danny O'Brien for a violation of team rules. O'Brien will miss at least the Volunteers' game vs. No. 19 Oklahoma, with Jones leaving..." September 09

  • UT freshman defensive lineman arrested running around on I-40

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Knoxville police arrested University of Tennessee freshman defensive lineman Andrew Butcher after officers found him allegedly intoxicated as he ran around on Interstate 40 at 1:45 a.m., records show. Butcher, 18, who listed White Avenue as his address, was arrested Sunday. He was charged with..." September 01

  • Tennessee safety LaDarrell McNeil to miss 'extended period of time'

    Times Free Press "Tennessee's once-settled secondary has suffered a second blow in less than a week. Head coach Butch Jones said Thursday that starting safety LaDarrell McNeil, a three-year starter and one of the Volunteers' most experienced players, will be out for an extended period of time with a neck..." August 28

  • No.1 QB prospect Hunter Johnson commits to Tennessee

    EndZone Score "The nations number one prospect Hunter Johnson has committed to the Tennessee Volunteers and head coach Butch Jones, according to 247sports The Brownsburgh (IN) High School 2017 prospect has given his verbal committal to the Vols. Many were in the chase for Johnson’s committal including Notre..." August 27

  • Vols Pig Howard suspended for Bowling Green game

    Tennessean "Tennessee Volunteers coach Butch Jones addressed the media Thursday afternoon on a number of injuries and a suspension with the upcoming football season less than two weeks away. Senior wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard has been suspended for the opening game against Bowling Green for a..." August 27

  • UT DB Rashaan Gaulden to miss season with broken foot

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Reports surfaced Thursday night that Tennessee sophomore defensive back Rashaan Gaulden had injured his foot and was out for a month. Saturday afternoon, Tennessee coach Butch Jones confirmed the injury and said it was even worse than originally reported. Gaulden will miss the season with a..." August 24

  • Source: Injured Vols WR Marquez North won't miss season

    Fox Sports - College Football "While there was a report out of Knoxville on Wednesday night that Tennessee wide receiver Marquez North had "suffered a serious leg injury and it is feared to be season ending," a source told FOX Sports on Thursday morning that speculation was "all false" and the big wideout is expected to be..." August 15

  • WKU likely landing spot for transferring Vol A.J. Branisel

    College Football Talk "A handful of days after it was confirmed that he would be transferring from Tennessee and continuing his playing career elsewhere, it appears A.J. Branisel may very well have already found a new football home. Knoxville radio host Jimmy Hyams tweeted earlier today that Branisel will be visiting..." August 14

  • Vols mum as Marquez North injury rumors swirl

    College Football Talk "Tennessee’s offense may have lost one of its more significant and talented pieces to a serious injury. Or said playmaker may have just been dinged. Or nobody knows. One of the three. Warning flares went up all around Rocky Top overnight when the Knoxville FOXSports radio affiliate reported..." August 13

  • Vols left guard Marcus Jackson possibly out for the season

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Senior left guard Marcus Jackson could be out for the season with an undisclosed injury, Tennessee coach Butch Jones said after practice Tuesday morning. “If he has any opportunity of returning, it would probably be toward the tail end of the season or a bowl game,” Jones said. The 6-foot-2,..." August 11

  • Tennessee reinstates WR Von Pearson

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Tennessee reinstated receiver Von Pearson to the team on Friday. The move came two days after prosecutors declined to file criminal charges against Pearson, who was named a suspect in an alleged rape this spring. "After a thorough review of the investigation, I have decided there is..." August 08

  • Jon Gruden: Tennessee is a 'dream job,' but Butch Jones is the 'right guy'

    CBS Sports "Jon Gruden, the most popular and dominant name in coaching rumors for couple years, called Tennessee a "dream job" during an appearance on the Paul Finebaum Show. The end of the Derek Dooley era at Tennessee was filled with speculation that Gruden, with some ties to the Vols, would return to..." August 07

  • Vols’ Von Pearson won’t face charges following rape allegation

    College Football Talk "One member of the Tennessee football program received some positive news Wednesday afternoon, although he still has hurdles to clear before returning to the playing field. Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Knox County district attorney’s office has decided Von Pearson won’t face..." August 06

  • Von Pearson's attorney: ‘We're just looking for answers'

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Von Pearson's attorney says he has not received an explanation from the University of Tennessee about why the wide receiver remains on interim suspension from school after the suspension was briefly lifted in May. "We're just looking for answers," attorney Chris Coffey said Tuesday. "We're not..." August 05

  • After failing to gain admission at Wisconsin, teams scramble for four-star RB

    Fox Sports - College Football "Unfortunately for Jordan Stevenson, his college football career has gotten off to a rocky start as he failed to qualify at Wisconsin and has been granted his release from the school. While Stevenson may not get to attend his first choice of schools, he now has several excellent suitors to choose..." July 27

  • Jocquez Bruce leaves Tennessee football program

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee freshman wide receiver Jocquez Bruce is leaving the football program. The former South-Doyle High School standout, who agreed to blueshirt at UT in February, announced his departure in a statement provided to the News Sentinel on Friday. “I would like to announce that I will no..." July 27

  • Tennessee football player Charles Mosley arrested for DUI, speeding

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee redshirt freshman lineman Charles Mosley was arrested early Wednesday morning for first-offense DUI and speeding, according to an arrest warrant. Mosley, 18, was stopped by Tennessee Highway Patrol at 1:51 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 40 for allegedly traveling 79 mph in a 55 mph..." July 23

  • Feds investigate University of Tennessee over sexual violence allegations

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into sexual violence at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, according to The Tennessean. The investigation began after an individual filed a complaint with the federal government regarding the university’s response to a report of..." July 17

  • Tennessee QB facing assault, theft charges in alleged incident

    CBS Sports "Tennessee quarterback Jauan Jennings, a four-star prospect in the Class of 2015, is facing multiple charges after a graduation party in Wilson County, near his hometown of Murfreesboro, Tenn.. The Vols' quarterback enrolled in classes in January after being named the high school player of the..." June 10

  • Report: Lemond Johnson no longer a member of Tennessee's team

    Fox Sports "The Tennessee Volunteers have lost a reserve member of their football program as defensive back Lemond Johnson will not play for the Vols in 2015, according to 247 Sports. “Lemond Johnson is no longer a member of the football team,” a team spokesperson was quoted as saying. No reason for..." June 08

  • Vols have ‘moved on’ from CB indicted on rape charge

    College Football Talk "Not so surprisingly, the Tennessee football program is putting about as much distance as it can between itself and Michael Williams. Back in February, the cornerback, along with former UT linebacker A.J. Johnson, were indicted by a Knox County (Tenn.) grand jury on an aggravated rape charge...." June 02

  • Terps’ top punter transferring to Vols

    College Football Talk "Earlier today we noted that a former Tennessee football player who had transferred to Maryland had decided to transfer out of that Big Ten football program. Now, the Tennessee-Maryland pipeline continues, albeit in reverse. Citing a UT program source, Wes Rucker of GoVols247.com was the first..." June 01

  • 4-Star Tennessee Recruit Devante Brooks Tears ACL

    College Spun "Tennessee commit Devante Brooks, a four-star tight end recruit from Washington D.C., missed his entire junior year after tearing his ACL at an Ohio State camp last August. Unfortunately, it looks like he’s also going to miss his senior season as well. Brooks, who committed to play for the Vols..." May 28

  • Tennessee Football Offered A Scholarship To An 8th Grader Today

    College Spun "Owen Pappoe is one of the most-talented recruits in his class. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound prospect dubbed “The Freak” is listed as an athlete but most analysts see him as a linebacker at the college level. He’s a member of the 2019 class; so he’s currently in the eighth grade. Pappoe’s..." April 28

  • Tennessee Transfer Dewayne Hendrix commits to Pitt

    Cardiac Hill "A clear focus for Pat Narduzzi and his staff so far on the recruiting trail has been to replenish the talent on the defensive side of the ball. While he made an impact in the 2015 class, he's looked to add even more. Tennessee defensive end transfer Dewayne Hendrix will be a part of that new..." April 28

  • Peyton Manning, a 'Vol for Life,' donates $3 million to Tennessee

    CBS Sports "The Tennessee athletic department Friday night announced that Peyton Manning, a former Volunteers quarterback and future member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, contributed a $3 million "leadership commitment" (donation) to the school that will "benefit both the Tennessee football program and the..." April 25

  • Vols' Pearson named suspect in alleged rape

    247 Sports "Tennessee wide receiver Von Pearson was named as a suspect in an alleged rape that occurred late Thursday night or early Friday morning near campus, according to a Friday afternoon statement from the Knoxville Police Department. Pearson has been named as a suspect but hasn't been charged with..." April 25

  • Former UT lineman faces theft charge

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Campus police have obtained a felony theft warrant against former Vol defensive lineman Michael Sawyers. Sawyers, 19, was identified as a suspect in the March 13 theft of a $640 Xbox and three video games from a student in Reese Hall, according to records. Offensive lineman Coleman Thomas..." April 22

  • 4-Star QB Jarrett Guarantano Commits To Tenn in Times Square

    Black Sports Online "2016 Four-star quarterback 4-Star QB Jarrett Guarantano Commits To Tenn in Times Square committed to the Tennessee Vols on Wednesday afternoon, via Bleacher Report in Times Square. Guaranatano, a 6’4″/200 lb pro-style quarterback from Oradell, NJ (Bergen Catholic), is rated by 247Sports as the..." April 16

  • Tennessee announces raises for Butch Jones’ assistants

    College Football Talk "After returning to a bowl game for the first time since the 2010 season, Tennessee has announced raises for Butch Jones’ eight returning assistants. Wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni and running backs coach Robert Gillespie earned the biggest bumps – $50,000 apiece – but both still rank on the..." April 15

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