About Evan Woodbery
BiographyEvan Woodbery joined the News Sentinel in August 2012 to cover Tennessee football. He previously covered athletic programs at three other SEC schools -- Auburn, South Carolina and Alabama. Woodbery grew up in Bay Village, Ohio, and graduated from Germantown High School outside of Memphis.
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Tre Mason, C.J. Mosley, Michael Sam honored by SEC coaches
Published 12/11/2013 at 4:05 p.m.
Auburn running back Tre Mason was named the SEC's offensive player of the year while Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam split defensive honors in awards released on Tuesday by the league.
Report: Mike Bajakian could be candidate for Bowling Green job
Published 12/10/2013 at 9:11 p.m. 5 Comments
Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian could be an option for Bowling Green in its search for a new head coach, according to a report by CoachingSearch.com.
A.J. Johnson returning would provide needed leadership on defense next season
Published 12/10/2013 at 6:30 p.m. 8 Comments
Only weeks after he was hired as Tennessee’s coach last December, Butch Jones pulled off what might have been his biggest recruiting victory of the season.
Linebacker A.J. Johnson leads 3 Vols on coaches' All-SEC teams
Published 12/10/2013 at 3:06 p.m.
Junior linebacker A.J. Johnson was the only Tennessee player to be selected to an All-SEC first team by the league's coaches on Tuesday.
Rajion Neal, Michael Palardy among 5 Vols invited to new showcase game in Charleston, S.C.
Published 12/10/2013 at 11:32 a.m. 1 Comment
Offensive lineman Alex Bullard, running back Rajion Neal, kicker Michael Palardy, linebacker Dontavis Sapp and defensive lineman Marlon Walls have been invited to the game, according to a UT release. The bowl joins an increasingly crowded roster of post-season college ...
Linebacker A.J. Johnson is only UT player on All-SEC first team
Published 12/09/2013 at 8:11 p.m. 2 Comments
Junior linebacker A.J. Johnson was the only Tennessee player named to an Associated Press All-SEC first team, but three other Vols were also recognized on Monday.
"Grateful" Antonio "Tiny" Richardson declares for NFL draft
Published 12/06/2013 at 6:02 p.m. 8 Comments
Tennessee junior offensive lineman Antonio “Tiny” Richardson will skip his final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL draft, forcing the Vols to replace their entire starting offensive line in 2014.
Vols' Antonio "Tiny" Richardson will leave early for NFL
Published 12/06/2013 at 4:55 p.m. 9 Comments
Tennessee junior offensive lineman Antonio "Tiny" Richardson will skip his final year of college eligibility to enter the NFL draft.
Maurice Couch says financial hardship drove him to accept money: 'I was going to lose my family'
Published 12/02/2013 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 12/02/2013 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.
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