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  • Butch Jones being considered for Arkansas job

    Larry Brown Sports "Arkansas is looking for a new head coach after firing Chad Morris on Sunday, and a former SEC head coach has been considered for the job, according to a report. Steven Godfrey said on 104.5 The Zone Thursday that Jones is being considered and his name is “being tossed around by..." November 14

  • Ex-Tennessee FB Player Jeremy Banks Apologizes to Police After Anti-Cop Rant

    TMZ "Ex-Tennessee football player Jeremy Banks has finally broken his silence after getting kicked off the team last month ... posting a picture with local police officers and apologizing for his "mistake." Of course, 20-year-old Banks went on an anti-police rant..." November 12

  • Former Tennessee coach Butch Jones interviews for Rutgers job opening, per report

    CBS Sports "Former Tennessee head coach and current Alabama offensive analyst Butch Jones has reportedly emerged as one of the first candidates to get a serious look from Rutgers as it searches to find a replacement for Chris Ash.  Rutgers parted ways with Ash in September, four games into..." November 02

  • Tennessee players do not see Alabama as championship team

    Larry Brown Sports "Alabama may be ranked No. 1 in the country, but that does not mean the Tennessee Volunteers think the Tide is all that. During ESPN’s coverage of the UCLA-Stanford game on Thursday night, the network’s team previewed Saturday’s game between Bama and Tennessee that..." October 18

  • Girl Asks Twitter For Help to Find Guy Sitting Behind Her at Tennessee Football Game

    Black Sports Online "If someone I was feeling were a couple rows behind me, I’d shoot my shot in person. Alas, we live in different times. By now you’ve probably seen the trend of someone meeting a person face-to-face then using twitter afterward to try and connect.  " October 11

  • Tennessee Cut Jeremy Banks After Alleged Violent Threats Against Female Student

    TMZ "The University of Tennessee cut Jeremy Banks from the football team over allegations he threatened a female student in an incident captured on video and obtained by TMZ Sports. As we previously reported, Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt cut Banks on Friday and said it..." October 05

  • Tennessee AD Phillip Fulmer shuts down rumors he will fire Jeremy Pruitt and return to coach the Volunteers

    CBS Sports "If Tennessee fans are to be believed, not only is Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt on the hot seat, but current UT athletic director Phillip Fulmer should and/or will make a return to the sidelines to lead the much-maligned program. However, in Fulmer's opinion, those rumors can be..." October 04

  • Tennessee's Jeremy Banks apologizes for conduct during arrest

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Tennessee linebacker Jeremy Banks apologized Tuesday and Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt condemned how Banks interacted with university police after video showed Banks repeatedly using profanity after he was arrested last month on an outstanding traffic warrant. At times,..." October 03

  • Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt notes that inherited talent helped Kirby Smart at Georgia

    Dawg Nation "There’s a lot of comparisons being made this week between Jeremy Pruitt and Kirby Smart. Both are young coaches and former Alabama assistants who were hired to take over two of the SEC East’s best traditional football programs — Tennessee and UGA,..." October 02

  • University OF Tennessee Player Jeremy Banks Arrest On Video

    TMZ "Police have released body cam footage of Tennessee running back Jeremy Banks' September arrest ... where the player is heard saying, "Where I'm from, we shoot at cops." The 19-year-old running back was arrested for an outstanding warrant after he was initially..." October 01

  • Will Ignont among 3 players to leave Tennessee's team

    Sporting News "Three more players have left Tennessee's football program after a disappointing 1-3 start, coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed Wednesday.  Among the latest departures are linebackers Will Ignont and Shanon Reid and receiver Jacquez Jones. Ignont left for..." September 26

  • Charge against Tennessee football's Bryce Thompson is dismissed

    Knoxville News Sentinel "A judge dismissed the charge of misdemeanor domestic assault against Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson on Monday after Thompson's girlfriend said she never felt scared during the argument that led to Thompson's arrest and that she wanted to see the charge..." September 23

  • Lane Kiffin details messy exit from Tennessee, regrets leaving

    247 Sports "One of the more memorable short-lived rides in program history, Lane Kiffin still wishes things would've ended differently at the University of Tennessee a decade after he unexpectedly bailed on the program for the job at USC. ESPN's Chris Low, who is as tied into the Vols as..." September 19

  • Tennessee offers scholarship to bullied T-shirt kid

    ESPN "A fourth-grade Florida boy who was bullied at school for wearing a homemade Tennessee Volunteers T-shirt can now draw up his college plans, courtesy of the university. Tennessee announced Thursday that it has extended an offer of admission and a four-year scholarship -- for the Class..." September 12

  • Tennessee DB Bryce Thompson returns to team activities following arrest on domestic assault charge

    Yahoo! Sports "Despite a recent arrest for domestic assault, Bryce Thompson will return to practice for Tennessee. Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt announced Wednesday that Thompson, a sophomore cornerback, will be on the practice field with his teammates later Wednesday afternoon. “As..." September 12

  • Pruitt compares winless Tennessee to 'Titanic'

    The Score "Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt compared his winless program Monday to a sinking ship in light of two players already deciding to transfer. "I think 'Titanic' came out when I was maybe in college," Pruitt said, courtesy of WATE Sports. "When the boat starts..." September 09

  • Jordan Murphy, Terrell Bailey leaving Vols

    247 Sports "Tennessee defensive back Terrell Bailey put his name in the NCAA transfer portal this week, but he isn't the only player departing the Vols this week. Head coach Jeremy Pruitt revealed on the SEC teleconference on Wednesday morning that wide..." September 04

  • Ex-Michigan defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon granted waiver for immediate eligibility at Tennessee

    CBS Sports "The NCAA roulette wheel of immediate eligibility stopped on orange on Tuesday, bringing good news to the Tennessee football program. Former Michigan defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon, who has been practicing with the Vols for the entire offseason, has been cleared to play for coach Jeremy Pruitt..." August 28

  • Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson arrested on domestic assault charge

    USA Today "Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor domestic assault Saturday and jailed overnight. Thompson and a woman got into an argument around 8 p.m. Saturday in Stokely Hall on the University of Tennessee-Knoxville campus, according to court..." August 25

  • Tennessee Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt unsure if Michigan has helped Aubrey Solomon case

    USA Today "When Marquill Osborne decided to leave Tennessee in December and transfer to Charlotte, Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt took action. Pruitt wrote a letter to the NCAA to aid Osborne’s case for immediate eligibility. Whether it had any influence or not, Pruitt does not know. He just..." August 24

  • Quarterback Kasim Hill transfers to Tennessee football from Maryland

    Knoxville News Sentinel "Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill is transferring to Tennessee as a walk-on, a Tennessee spokesperson confirmed Thursday. Hill, a former four-star recruit in the 2017 class, played in 13 games in two seasons at Maryland. Both his freshman and sophomore seasons were cut short by knee..." August 22

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • Tennessee the latest SEC school to approve alcohol sales in general seating areas in 2019

    Alabama "Tennessee on Friday became the sixth SEC school to announce it has adopted the SEC’s expanded policy for alcohol sales at football games. Beer will be available for purchase in general seating areas at Neyland Stadium beginning with the Sept. 7 home-opener against BYU. Wine will..." August 17

  • 25 Names You Need to Watch for 2019 College Football Season

    Bleacher Report "Heading into the 2019 season, there is a general consensus on the top players in college football. However, the order changes a bit when thinking about the most noteworthy. We've highlighted 25 names you should prepare to hear constantly this campaign. Many of them are..." August 15

  • Another Tennessee football player retires, this time because of health problems

    CBS Sports "Yet another Tennessee football player is retiring from football, marking the fourth to do so at the program within the past two months.  Freshman offensive lineman Melvin McBride announced on his Twitter account that he would be hanging up the cleats for good due to unspecified..." June 12