Tennessee Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Knoxville police chief ends ‘courtesy calls’ to UT’s Butch Jones

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said Friday he won't be making any more phone calls to University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones when UT players are suspects in criminal cases. Knox County prosecutors, who have opposed what Rausch characterized as "courtesy calls," on Friday deemed..." April 23

  • Vols getting rough DT in Crosby

    247 Sports "Now that Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes Top247 defensive tackle Eric Crosby has committed to Tennessee, my next question is will Butch Jones and the staff consider giving him carries on offense? That’s the type of athlete the Vols landed Friday when the 6-foot-2, 295-pound Crosby chose the..." April 22

  • Police courtesy calls to Tennessee's Butch Jones 'could violate state law'

    Tennessean "University of Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams didn’t learn from police they were under investigation for rape the way most suspects do. Instead, the players first heard the news from their Tennessee football coaches — in Johnson’s case, four hours before police..." April 14

  • Butch Jones phone records show calls with Drae Bowles

    Tennessean "Newly released cellphone records from Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones show a flurry of phone calls to police and players in the early hours of Nov. 16, shortly after a woman said she was raped by two members of the UT football team. The phone records corroborate a timeline outlined by..." March 31

  • Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs Hopes to Be the 'CEO' of the Volunteers

    Bleacher Report "For Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, this is it. The rising senior from Alpharetta, Georgia, was a spot starter for his first two seasons in Knoxville and took over the role on a full-time basis last offseason. The result was another step forward. Dobbs threw for 2,291 yards and 15..." March 21

  • Jim Harbaugh slays Butch Jones on Twitter

    The Score "Jim Harbaugh's Twitter antics have forced his fellow coaches to up their social media game. Without getting into too much detail, it's clear Harbaugh likes to have fun on social media. So when Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Michigan State's Mark Dantonio joked about having lunch in Florida while..." March 03

  • Ex-Vol Marlon Walls: Drae Bowles lied about being punched

    Larry Brown Sports "A former Tennessee player says Drae Bowles lied about being punched by teammate Curt Maggitt after reporting sexual assault allegations to head coach Butch Jones. On Wednesday, lawyers filed an amendment including a sworn affidavit from Bowles, who says he was called a “traitor” by Jones after..." February 28

  • Curt Maggitt: 'There's no culture problem at Tennessee'

    The Score "The Tennessee football program has been in the news for the wrong reasons as of late, but a former player tried to downplay the issues Saturday. Former Vols pass-rusher Curt Maggitt spoke to reporters at the NFL Combine, saying there isn't a problem at the University. "I'm proud to be a..." February 28

  • Butch Jones defends Vols program, will 'stay the course'

    ESPN "Embattled Tennessee football coach Butch Jones continues to defend his program and how he conducts business amid allegations that he told a former Volunteers player that he "betrayed the team" by helping a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by two of his teammates. "Stay the course,"..." February 27

  • Tennessee's Butch Jones denies condemning player who helped rape victim

    The Score "It didn't take long for Tennessee coach Butch Jones to address the allegation that he called former player Drae Bowles a "traitor" for trying to help an alleged rape victim that was said to have been assaulted by members of the football team. "The assertion that I ever attempted to belittle or..." February 25

  • Tennessee issues statement following latest lawsuit details

    College Football Talk "It was another rough day for the University of Tennessee today with two more plaintiffs joining the federal lawsuit against the university and head football coach Butch Jones being accused of calling a former player who assisted an alleged victim of sexual assault a traitor. This evening, the..." February 24

  • Ex-Vol alleges Butch Jones called him a 'traitor' for helping rape victim

    CBS Sports "In a new sworn affidavit filed as part of lawsuit by six women against the University of Tennessee, it is alleged that Vols coach Butch Jones called one of his players a "traitor" after he helped a woman who alleges she was raped by two other members of the Tennessee football team. Drae Bowles,..." February 24

  • Tennessee wants Peyton Manning allegations removed from lawsuit

    CBS Sports "The University of Tennessee jumped into the fray of the 1996 incident involving Peyton Manning and an athletic trainer on Tuesday when they filed a motion asking that references to Manning be removed from a lawsuit filed against the school. According to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, the school..." February 24

  • Tennessee Athletic Department Coaches Comment on Criticism of University

    Bleacher Report "Head coaches at the University of Tennessee held a joint press conference Tuesday morning to discuss criticism of the athletic department at a time when the school has received a lot of backlash. Football coach Butch Jones summed up the entire conversation by stating the coaches wouldn't..." February 23

  • Vols DL Alexis Johnson suspended after arrest

    Tennessean "Tennessee defensive lineman Alexis Johnson was suspended from the team following his arrest Wednesday. As of late Wednesday, Johnson, a junior-college transfer from Atlanta, was under a 12-hour hold at the Knox County jail. He had already posted bond. The charges against him were not listed on..." February 18

  • Sheriff: Tennessee Football Player Sent Pics Of 'Sexual Organ’ To Person He Thought Was 14-Year-Old Girl

    Deadspin "University of Tennessee offensive lineman Mack Crowder was arrested in Pinellas County, Fla., on Tuesday, and charged with a number of child sex crimes. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Crowder began talking online with someone who he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, but was..." February 17

  • 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

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