Maurice Couch says financial hardship drove him to accept money: 'I was going to lose my family'
Published 12/2/2013 at 6:07 p.m. 7 comments
Former Tennessee defensive tackle Maurice Couch said he accepted impermissible cash benefits during his playing career because he was financially struggling and wanted to keep his young family together.
Former Vol Maurice Couch admits to accepting money due to financial hardship: ‘I was going to lose my family’
Published 12/2/2013 at 1:02 p.m. 29 comments
In an interview Monday morning with Tennessee Sports Radio, Couch spoke publicly for the first time about the allegations that caused him to be ruled ineligible for the final 11 games of the 2013 season, effectively ending his career.
John Adams: Dobbs has settled UT's quarterback transition, for now
Published 11/16/2013 at 6:33 p.m. 5 comments
Tennessee took three quarterbacks on its Florida road trip in September. Joshua Dobbs wasn’t one of them.
NCAA rules Maurice Couch permanently ineligible
Updated 11/1/2013 at 9:16 p.m. 19 comments
The University of Tennessee football team announced through its Twitter account Friday that senior defensive lineman Maurice Couch has been ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA.
Tennessee's Worley seeks to build on his momentum
Updated 10/17/2013 at 1:04 p.m. 1 comment
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Perhaps no quarterback understands the challenge of facing South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney better than Tennessee's Justin Worley.
Tennessee offense struggling to create big plays
Published 9/26/2013 at 1:39 p.m. 0 comments
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is missing its biggest playmakers from last season, and the Volunteers aren't making nearly enough big plays without them.
UPDATED: Arian Foster says he 'was getting money on the side' while at UT
Updated 9/20/2013 at 8:37 p.m. 28 comments
Former Tennessee running back Arian Foster said he received “money on the side” during his senior year with the Vols, the third football player in the last week to be linked in published reports to alleged impermissible benefits while attending ...
With apologetic Couch back home, Vols embark on upset quest against Oregon
Published 9/13/2013 at 2:58 p.m. 7 comments
EUGENE, Ore. — Never mind the 2,500-mile, six-hour flight. Never mind the three-hour time change. Never mind the seemingly insurmountable odds as 28-point underdogs.
Mo Couch, who has been ruled ineligible, apologizes on Twitter
Published 9/13/2013 at 10:09 a.m. 3 comments
Tennessee senior defensive tackle Mo Couch, who has been ruled ineligible for Saturday’s game at Oregon, went to Twitter on Friday morning to apologize for allegations that he received impermissible benefits.
David Climer: Tennessee Vols seem to attract NCAA allegations
Published 9/13/2013 at 6:32 a.m. 2 comments
When Tennessee was muddling along at 4-6 in mid-November last year, Vols quarterback Tyler Bray told reporters he should be judged by his won-lost record, not his stats.
Tennessee will hold Mo Couch out of Oregon game in wake of allegations
Updated 9/12/2013 at 10:17 p.m. 5 comments
Tennessee senior defensive tackle Mo Couch will be held out of the Vols’ game at Oregon on Saturday while the department’s compliance staff investigates allegations that he received impermissible benefits, coach Butch Jones said on Thursday.
Tyler Bray, Mo Couch allegedly paid by agent liaison; UT says it's 'examining facts'
Published 9/11/2013 at 10:02 p.m. 17 comments
A former athlete who acted as an intermediary for NFL agents allegedly funneled cash to University of Tennessee defensive tackle Mo Couch and former Vols quarterback Tyler Bray, according to a report by Yahoo Sports published online Wednesday.
Yahoo: 5 SEC stars received payouts during career
Updated 9/11/2013 at 9:11 p.m. 0 comments
College football programs from the talent-rich Southeastern Conference are having to defend themselves in the wake of allegations of money being funneled to players.
Report: Mo Couch, Tyler Bray, other SEC players received cash from alleged agent representative
Published 9/11/2013 at 5:32 p.m. 12 comments
A former athlete who acted as a runner for NFL agents allegedly funneled cash to Tennessee defensive tackle Mo Couch and former Vols quarterback Tyler Bray, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports published online on Wednesday.
Mike Strange: Vols, Knoxville well represented on NFL rosters
Published 9/5/2013 at 8:10 p.m. 1 comment
Another NFL season kicked off Thursday night in Denver with a familiar University of Tennessee face.
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