Tennessee Rumors & News

  • Alvin Kamara dealing with multiple knee injuries

    SEC Country "Per a report from 247Sports John Brice, Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara is dealing with multiple knee injuries following the Volunteers 49-10 loss to Alabama. Per Brice, Kamara has a sprained LCL and a meniscus injury that likely requires surgery. Per Brice, the injuries could take 2-to-4..." October 18

  • Top-ranked Alabama pummels Tennessee

    The Sports Xchange "KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Top-ranked Alabama literally ran over No. 9 Tennessee on Saturday and remained unbeaten with a 49-10 victory in Neyland Stadium. Behind 438 rushing yards, the Crimson Tide dominated the Volunteers in the Southeastern Conference rivalry game. "We were just making a..." October 15

  • Report: Failed drug test led to dismissal of Tennessee DT Danny O’Brien

    Saturday Down South "In the days following Tennessee’s difficult double-overtime loss to Texas A&M on Saturday, senior DT Danny O’Brien was unexpectedly dismissed from the team. The only reason given for O’Brien’s dismissal was an unspecified violation of team rules. On Thursday, a reason was given for O’Brien’s..." October 13

  • Preston Williams leaves Tennessee while Butch Jones praises freshmen wideouts

    SEC Country "Tennessee sophomore receiver Preston Williams is looking to catch on at another school, news breaking Wednesday night that he’s leaving the Vols program. Williams, a former 5-star recruit from Lovejoy, Ga., was unable to measure up to coach Butch Jones’ standards of late and struggled to find..." October 13

  • Tennessee dismisses O'Brien for violating team rules days after scary hit

    College Spun "Tennessee has dismissed senior defensive tackle Danny O’Brien for a violation of team rules. The decision comes just two days after O’Brien suffered a major injury scare in the loss to Texas A&M. He was immobilized and stretchered off the field, but was released from the hospital the same night..." October 11

  • No. 8 Texas A&M outlasts Tennessee in 2 OTs

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M apparently has some magic of its own -- and something else. "We showed a lot of resilience," All-American defensive end Myles Garrett said. The No. 8 Aggies perhaps emerged as the biggest threat to upset the balance of power in the Southeastern..." October 08

  • Tennessee's last-gasp TD pass sinks Georgia

    The Sports Xchange "ATHENS, Ga. -- On the 15th anniversary of Georgia's famed "Hobnail Boot" win at Tennessee, so affectionately called by late Bulldog broadcaster Larry Munson, the 11-ranked Volunteers flipped the script with Saturday's amazing 34-31 victory. Talk about a turnaround. With just four..." October 01

  • Tennessee halts 11-game skid against Florida

    The Sports Xchange "For No. 14 Tennessee, the second half on Saturday ranged somewhere between catharsis and exorcism. Breaking an unfathomable 11-year losing streak to Southeastern Conference East rival Florida, the Volunteers scored 38 straight points to erase a 21-0 second-quarter deficit and post a 38-28..." September 24

  • No. 15 Tennessee fends off Ohio upset bid

    The Sports Xchange "Joshua Dobbs and Josh Malone parlayed their chemistry to assist No. 15 Tennessee in avoiding a devastating defeat on Saturday Dobbs, a senior quarterback, threw two touchdown passes to the junior receiver as the Volunteers sidestepped an upset bid by Ohio to post a 28-19 victory in..." September 17

  • No. 17 Tennessee wins in front of record crowd

    The Sports Xchange "BRISTOL, Tenn. -- For Tennessee coach Butch Jones, this one was special. "We talk to the players all the time about leaving a legacy," he said. And the 17th-ranked Volunteers certainly made some memories while taking strides toward being the team they want to be Saturday night,..." September 11

  • Tennessee holds off Appalachian State in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Ninth-ranked Tennessee has been projected as a possible player in the national championship picture. Those lofty expectations nearly took a big, deflating hit in the season opener. Upstart Appalachian State put up a huge fight and led most of the contest before the Volunteers recovered..." September 02

  • Tennessee offensive lineman Chance Hall is out after suffering a knee injury

    Campus Insiders "The Tennessee offensive line suffered a blow this week as sophomore offensive lineman Chance Hall underwent surgery on his knee on Thursday. The injury is not ACL related, and when Hall will return is unclear at the moment. Hall was supposed to start the season at right tackle even after..." August 19

  • Ty Chandler to Tennessee: Volunteers Land 4-Star RB Prospect

    Bleacher Report "Running back and 4-star prospect Ty Chandler announced his commitment to Tennessee on Monday, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports. The 5'11 ½", 195-pound Chandler is considered the No. 6 running back in the class of 2017, the No. 6 player from the state of Tennessee and the No. 103..." August 15

  • Darrell Miller Jr. leaves Tennessee football team

    SEC Country "Sophomore Darrelll Miller Jr. is no longer with the Tennessee football team, according to his Twitter account and a UT spokesman. Miller Jr., from Cedar Hill, Texas, was a reserve defensive back who didn’t appear to figure into the mix this season on Bob Shoop’s defense. A 5-foot-10,..." August 10

  • Tennessee lands late commitment from 4-star DE Mykelle McDaniel

    SEC Country "One of the last recruiting mysteries for the class of 2016 has finally been solved. Defensive end Mykelle McDaniel has signed to play at the University of Tennessee. It took McDaniel a little bit longer to academically qualify with the NCAA, something he did just last week. McDaniel signing..." July 24

  • 3-star CB C.J. Cotman becomes Tennessee’s 21st commitment

    Gridiron Now "Tennessee’s 2017 recruiting class is getting closer to being full after three-star cornerback C.J. Cotman pledged to the Vols on Wednesday night via Twitter. Cotman (5 feet 11, 180 pounds), from Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic, is Tennessee’s 21st commitment for its ’17 class. " July 21

  • Univ. of Tennessee settles lawsuit regarding sexual assault cases

    ESPN "The University of Tennessee has reached a financial settlement with a group of women who sued the school in federal court for the way it handled their allegations of sexual assaults by student-athletes. According to documents obtained by ESPN, the university will pay the eight women $2.48..." July 06

  • Former Tennessee OL Ray Raulerson transfers to West Virginia

    Tennessean "Former Tennessee offensive lineman Ray Raulerson is transferring to West Virginia, the school announced Friday. Raulerson, 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds, played five games in a reserve role for Tennessee as a redshirt freshman in 2015. He will have sit out the 2016 season because of NCAA rules." July 03

  • Vols receiver Vincent Perry ruled academically ineligible

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee redshirt freshman wide receiver Vincent Perry is academically ineligible for the 2016 season, UT athletics department spokesman Ryan Robinson said Wednesday. Robinson said Perry would still be able to practice with the team, but would not be allowed to play in games. He will also be..." June 22

  • Tennessee fills DL need as Kivon Bennett chooses Vols over Alabama, Ohio State

    SEC Country "Tennessee has more commits than any Power Five team in the FBS ranks, but more importantly, the Vols have addressed one of the more challenging position groups. Kivon “KB” Bennett, son of two-time AFC Defensive Player of the Year and three-time first-team Alabama All-American Cornelius Bennett,..." June 21

  • South Carolina DE Tre Lawson, No. 8 in Palmetto State, picks Tennessee

    SEC Country "Tre Lawson, South Carolina’s No. 8-ranked player in the 2017 class, has made a verbal commitment to sign with Tennessee. Lawson is a 6-foot-6, 247-pound defensive end at North Augusta High School who ranks No. 537 overall in the nation. UT assistant Steve Stripling was Lawson’s primary..." June 19

  • Tennessee ‘best fit’ for in-state DE

    247 Sports "After recently attending Tennessee’s satellite camps in Nashville, Tenn., and Jackson, Tenn., LaTrell Bumphus admitted he might be moving closer to making his college decision. He decided Saturday was the right time to do it. The three-star rising senior defensive end from Hardin County High..." June 19

  • Trust Tennessee in 2016 When They Beat Someone

    The Big Lead "Tennessee will be a talked-about team this offseason. Some are touting the Vols as title contenders. They should be prevailing SEC East favorites. One suspects they will begin the 2016 season ranked in the Top 10. Tennessee is tempting, but don’t buy in, yet. The Vols went 9-4 last year. The..." June 16

  • Tennessee Has Canceled Classes On Sept. 1 For Season Opener

    College Spun "Last month, the University of Tennessee announced that the football team’s season opener against Appalachian State had been moved up two days from Saturday, Sept. 3 to Thursday, Sept. 1. In order to accommodate the change, Tennessee is doing something it rarely does: canceling classes. The..." June 14

  • La Vergne safety Maleik Gray commits to Tennessee

    Tennessean "Maleik Gray dreamed as a kid of one day playing football for Florida State. That dream, though, has changed. The La Vergne High senior standout is now ready to be a Vol. Gray, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound athlete and Tennessee Titans Class 5A Mr. Football semifinalist in 2015, announced his..." June 12

  • Man Posing As Tennessee CB Cam Sutton Allegedly Tried To Extort Nude Photos From 14 Women

    College Spun "A wild story was detailed earlier this morning in the Knoxville News Sentinel. Federal authorities allege a 22-year-old Sweetwater, Tenn. man posed as Tennessee cornerback Cam Sutton and harassed 14 women, including two minors, on Snapchat, threatening them and demanding nude photos. Brandon..." June 08

  • Tennessee, Virginia Tech to clash at Bristol Speedway

    The Score "Both Tennessee and Virginia Tech have been campaigning for years to play a game at NASCAR's Bristol Speedway. Sept. 10 at 8 p.m., they get their wish. The game will be played on the infield of the historic Speedway and is expected to draw nearly 150,000 fans, which would smash the..." June 07

  • Butch Jones defends Tennessee program: 'We've done the right things'

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Tennessee football coach Butch Jones was playing defense Tuesday at the SEC spring meetings in South Florida, sticking up for his program and himself amid comparisons to the disgraced program at Baylor. "I'm not into comparisons," Jones said when asked how the situations were different between..." May 31

  • Peyton Manning won't coach QBs at Tennessee this season

    NFL.com "Peyton Manning might not know exactly what his immediate future holds, but the retired Super Bowl champion has some idea of what it won't hold. Manning was a guest speaker at the Middle Tennessee Sports Awards in Nashville Thursday, and put to rest any rumors that he's got designs on being the..." May 28

  • Butch Jones would welcome Peyton Manning back to Tennessee

    247 Sports "Tennessee coach Butch Jones didn't pretend to know Wednesday what legendary former Vols quarterback Peyton Manning might do next now that he's retired from the NFL. Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman has reported that rumblings of Manning wanting to be a coach on Tennessee's staff recently haven't..." May 13

  • Peyton Manning May Want to Coach at Tennessee

    Campus Sports "After former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning announced his retirement just weeks after winning Super Bowl 50, everyone began questioning exactly what the quarterback would be doing into the future. Now, we have have our first indication with Manning reportedly..." May 12

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