Justin Worley says it 'hurts' to be demoted
Published 09/21/2013 at 9:52 p.m. 15 Comments
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Head slumped and brooding down the Tennessee sideline, Justin Worley received a pat on the back. The hand was that of Nathan Peterman.
Breaking down Tennessee vs. Florida
Published 09/20/2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Every statistic and trend is against Tennessee. The numbers themselves have no impact on Saturday’s 60 minutes of football, but the constant questions about recent history could weigh on the UT players.
GVX TV: Double Coverage Tennessee vs. Florida
Published 09/19/2013 at 8:20 p.m. 3 Comments
Knoxville News Sentinel reporters Evan Woodbery and Brendan Quinn answer your questions on Tennessee's game against Florida on Saturday.
New Tennessee men's basketball uniform unveiled
Published 09/18/2013 at 6:16 p.m. 6 Comments
No fashion show was necessary. In the aftermath of Tennessee football’s elaborate uniform unveiling in mid-August, UT basketball revealed its new uniforms this week with little fanfare.
Galen Campbell returns to Tennessee as a walk-on
Published 09/18/2013 at 2:24 p.m. 3 Comments
Tennessee basketball’s 2013-14 roster will be rounded out by a familiar face.
Tennessee seniors know what Florida week means
Published 09/17/2013 at 9:11 p.m. 3 Comments
“Florida week!” Tennessee coach Butch Jones boomed.
Justin Worley says he played 'all right,' replaced by Nathan Peterman in the fourth
Published 09/14/2013 at 10:05 p.m. 23 Comments
EUGENE, Ore. — Tennessee starting quarterback Justin Worley watched the waning moments of Saturday’s 59-14 loss at Oregon from the sideline.
Butch Jones will 'learn a lot' about team after tough loss
Updated 09/14/2013 at 10:11 p.m. 4 Comments
EUGENE, Ore. — Seeing Oregon wide receiver Daryle Hawkins catch a pass, spin, and dart down a free and clear highway of hashmarks, Butch Jones meekly dropped his head.
The Mighty Quinn: Tennessee-Oregon matchups
Published 09/13/2013 at 11:46 p.m.
It will be loud. Very, very loud. Appearing in his third career road game, UT junior quarterback Justin Worley will look to direct the Vols’ offense in one of the country’s most hostile environments.
Autzen Stadium will be hot, loud for visiting Vols
Published 09/13/2013 at 8:37 p.m.
EUGENE, Ore. — Following a six-hour private charter from Knoxville to Eugene, Tennessee football players, coaches and support staff arrived in Oregon midday Friday.
Oregon's Football Performance Center no ordinary Duck blind
Updated 09/12/2013 at 8:36 p.m. 5 Comments
EUGENE, Ore. — One Duck had a thought to share Thursday.
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich looks past SEC, focuses on 'guys on the field'
Published 09/11/2013 at 9:38 p.m. 2 Comments
EUGENE, Ore. - Tennessee is still Tennessee, at least in Mark Helfrich’s mind.
Ducks players: Autzen Stadium 'a different type of noise'
Published 09/11/2013 at 9:05 p.m. 2 Comments
EUGENE, Ore. — Breaking the flow of conversation, Brian Jackson paused to find an apt description. The Hoover, Ala., native is a son of SEC country. Having spent the last four years here in the Pacific Northwest, though, he’s grown ...
Vols get some prep for Oregon's pace
Published 09/07/2013 at 8:19 p.m. 6 Comments
Tennessee coach Butch Jones opened the postgame news conference with a nod to UT history, citing Gen. Robert Neyland’s maxims, and credited his players for a 52-20 win over Western Kentucky.
GVX TV: Double Coverage Tennessee vs. Western Kentucky
Published 09/05/2013 at 6:30 p.m. 1 Comment
Knoxville News Sentinel reporters Evan Woodbery and Brendan Quinn answer your questions on the Tennessee vs Western Kentucky game.
UT to host two exhibition basketball games
Published 09/05/2013 at 4:46 p.m. 7 Comments
NCAA rules offer men’s basketball programs a pair of options for two preseason outings: play another Division I program in a closed scrimmage and one open exhibition against a non-Division I team or play two open scrimmages against non-Division I ...
New Tennesee point guard Antonio Barton now 'in a perfect position'
Published 09/04/2013 at 8:38 p.m. 8 Comments
Antonio Barton’s decision to transfer from Memphis this summer didn’t come out of the blue.
GVX Spotlight: UT vs Western Kentucky
Published 09/03/2013 at 1:17 p.m. 2 Comments
With a season-opening victory in the books, GoVolsXtra reporters Evan Woodbery and Brendan Quinn look ahead to Tennessee's game against Western Kentucky on Saturday. This episode of GVX Spotlight breaks down Western Kentucky and includes Butch Jones' comments on what ...
Vol commit Larry Austin leads Team USA to FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 gold medal
Published 09/03/2013 at 10:31 a.m. 6 Comments
Despite being one man down in a 3-on-3 tournament, future Tennessee point guard Larry Austin and Team USA went undefeated (7-0) and won gold in the inaugural FIBA Americas 3x3 U18 Championship in Fort Washington, Md., last weekend.
Despite strong opener, Butch Jones thinks running game has room to improve
Published 09/02/2013 at 7:07 p.m. 8 Comments
Despite a strong opener, Tennessee coach Butch Jones thinks the running game has room to improve. Jones said he thought his backs, "left a lot of yards out there."
Plenty of fresh faces join Tennessee coach Butch Jones in making debut
Published 08/31/2013 at 11:12 p.m. 1 Comment
On a night marking a new era for Tennessee football, first-year UT coach Butch Jones sent a slew of new faces onto the field to join him in his debut.
CAK graduate Josh Smith makes parents proud in first start for Tennessee
Published 08/31/2013 at 11 p.m. 3 Comments
Saturday’s Vol Walk took longer than normal for Butch and Jennifer Smith. The husband and wife of 28 years had seen the parade of orange countless times before, often bringing their children Jay, Erin and Josh, the youngest. They’ve cheered ...
Newcomer Antonio Barton brings killer attitude to Vols basketball
Published 08/31/2013 at 5:45 p.m. 4 Comments
Even though he's new to the team, Vols are looking to Memphis transfer Antonio Barton for leadership.
Matchups: Butch Jones, Kirby Cannon make debuts with new teams
Published 08/30/2013 at 5:42 p.m.
Matchups, rising and falling stock, by the numbers and prediction for Tennessee's season-opening game against Austin Peay.
Mark Pancratz resigns as UT's coordinator of video scouting for men's basketball
Published 08/27/2013 at 4:17 p.m. 2 Comments
Mark Pancratz has resigned as Tennessee men's basketball coordinator of video scouting. Pancratz, 30, told the News Sentinel he informed UT coach Cuonzo Martin of his resignation on Aug. 16, ending an eight-year tenure at the school.
Cuonzo Martin pushing for Midnight Madness for Tennessee basketball
Updated 08/27/2013 at 4:21 p.m. 6 Comments
Cuonzo Martin wants to bring Midnight Madness back to Knoxville
Cuonzo Martin describes Jeronne Maymon as 'healthy'
Updated 08/26/2013 at 5:10 p.m. 4 Comments
Tennessee men's basketball coach Cuonzo Martin says Jeronne Maymon is "healthy" after missing all of last season.
Summer trips added new perspective for some UT basketball players
Published 08/24/2013 at 7:32 p.m. 9 Comments
Self-imposed exiles scattered from Knoxville to various dots on the map this summer.
Vols to retire Dale Ellis’ jersey March 1
Updated 08/24/2013 at 4:17 p.m. 13 Comments
The Tennessee basketball program will officially retire the No. 14 jersey of legendary forward Dale Ellis during a pregame ceremony on March 1, 2014, in conjunction with the Volunteers’ home game against Vanderbilt that day at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Pig Howard takes stab at figuring out who will start at receiver for UT
Published 08/22/2013 at 9:40 p.m. 20 Comments
The coaches might not be saying it, but the players are starting to feel it.
In wake of Manziel saga, UT rewrites autograph policy
Published 08/21/2013 at 9:16 p.m. 71 Comments
A long line of patient Tennessee fans waited outside Thompson-Boling Arena on Wednesday night. Some grasped mini footballs, replica UT helmets and pictures of their favorite players. Inside the arena, the Knoxville Region UTK Alumni Chapter’s annual Welcome Back Barbecue ...
Butch Jones to pick QB early next week
Updated 08/21/2013 at 9:02 p.m. 114 Comments
Tennessee is the only team in the SEC that hasn’t named a starting quarterback, but the Vols won’t be for much longer.
UT confirms Memphis transfer Antonio Barton enrolled at Tennessee
Published 08/21/2013 at 2:26 p.m. 6 Comments
Tennessee officially confirmed Memphis transfer Antonio Barton has enrolled at UT and will pursue a post-graduate degree in 2013-14.
Vols open season at Xavier, face difficult SEC road tests
Updated 08/20/2013 at 2:15 p.m. 40 Comments
KNOXVILLE — If Tennessee men’s basketball is going to return to the NCAA tournament in 2013-14, it will have to maneuver a difficult SEC road slate to do so.
Antonio Barton officially on campus, enrolled at UT
Updated 08/20/2013 at 2:56 p.m. 33 Comments
It’s been known since May, but now it’s official: Tennessee has its point guard for 2013-14. Vols coach Cuonzo Martin confirmed Tuesday morning that Memphis transfer Antonio Barton is on campus and officially enrolled at UT.
Observations: No clear No. 1 at running back for Vols
Published 08/19/2013 at 10:27 p.m. 15 Comments
While all attention is focused on the battle for Tennessee’s No. 1 quarterback, running back coach Robert Gillespie said Monday that no No. 1 tailback currently exists.
Vols have pair of dates on Super Tuesday
Updated 08/19/2013 at 7:47 p.m. 9 Comments
The SEC has yet to unveil its 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, but Tennessee learned Monday two of its games will be part of the league’s ESPN Super Tuesday series.
Commitment CJ Turman will help UT basketball fill sizeable gaps down the line
Updated 08/18/2013 at 5:45 p.m. 47 Comments
Tennessee basketball gained its fourth 2014 commitment on Sunday, landing a verbal commitment from Madison, Ga., power forward C.J. Turman.
QB Josh Dobbs garners oohs and ahhs in Vols' open practice
Published 08/17/2013 at 11:40 p.m. 26 Comments
Fans flooded into Neyland Stadium on Saturday night and stuck around despite being nearly rained out. Tennessee announced a crowd of 39,000 for its open-to-the-public practice. Perhaps the tally was a tad generous, as no tickets were taken and no ...
Could 'smokey' gray uniforms be coming for Tennessee men's basketball?
Published 08/17/2013 at 2:49 p.m. 39 Comments
Cuonzo Martin used one word to describe Tennessee’s much-discussed new “smokey” gray football uniforms.
Butch Jones says Riley Ferguson has 'stepped up,' although he hasn't named a starting QB
Updated 08/16/2013 at 6:35 p.m. 86 Comments
Tennessee coach Butch Jones delivered a morsel of news on the quarterback front Friday, then immediately took it back. He also asked for his message to be verbatim, so here it is.
Vols buying into Butch Jones' many quirks
Published 08/15/2013 at 10:21 p.m. 44 Comments
Tennessee’s 45 returning lettermen did not handpick Butch Jones as their head coach. He was hired, b-lined to Knoxville on a private plane and walked into their lives.
Tennessee basketball ranked No. 8 in attendance in 2012-13, slight increase in ticket sales
Published 08/14/2013 at 1:39 p.m. 11 Comments
Tennessee ranked among the top 10 in men’s college basketball attendance for the eighth straight year in 2012-13 and saw a slight increase in ticket sales.
Butch Jones challenges team 'to pick it up' during Tuesday's practice
Published 08/13/2013 at 9:13 p.m. 26 Comments
Butch Jones left campus content on Monday night. The Tennessee football coach said Tuesday, “I thought we probably had the best practice we’ve had last night at Neyland Stadium.”
Butch Jones says Riyahd Jones has 'leg injury'
Updated 08/13/2013 at 7:41 p.m. 15 Comments
Tennessee’s precarious depth at cornerback might not be as grave as it appeared on Tuesday.
Defensive end Jacques Smith fractures thumb, out 4-6 weeks
Published 08/07/2013 at 11:09 p.m. 35 Comments
Tennessee coach Butch Jones says Saturday’s first spring scrimmage and two-a-day practice will be “game day for a lot of individuals.”
Dontavis Sapp has newfound confidence under Butch Jones and his staff
Published 08/06/2013 at 9:55 p.m. 22 Comments
Dontavis Sapp spent Tuesday evening playing the part of a senior leader. The Tennessee linebacker ran drills with the first team and shadowed linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen helping the young pups when his name wasn’t called.
Jacob Carter asked to lead group of receivers he's behind in Tennessee's depth chart
Published 08/05/2013 at 9:50 p.m. 17 Comments
One year ago this month, Jacob Carter was pulled aside after practice by then-Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley. After two years as a walk-on, the undersized wide receiver from Nashville was told he’d earned a scholarship.
Defense looks to 'wreak havoc' with pass rush
Updated 08/04/2013 at 10:53 p.m. 17 Comments
Raijon Neal says running back battle is 'wide open'
Updated 08/02/2013 at 11:32 p.m. 41 Comments
The free market in Tennessee’s backfield isn’t reserved for quarterbacks.