1. Tennessee Football: Freshmen Who Will Play Significant Snaps in 2016

    Tennessee football coach Butch Jones harps all the time on the idea that the Volunteers haven't yet built a program that is as stocked with depth and talent as any of their peers around the country...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 14,035 reads 20 comments

  2. Tennessee Football Week 3 Spring Practice Report

    The Tennessee football program's love affair with new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop continued throughout the third week of spring practice, as that side of the ball continued ...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 7,758 reads 20 comments

  3. Tennessee Pro Day 2016: Recap and Results for Vols Players

    This isn't supposed to be a particularly strong year for Tennessee's football program in the NFL draft, but Wednesday's pro day at UT may wind up making several former Volunteers some money...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 6,534 reads 10 comments

  4. Butch Jones Phone Records Reveal Calls to Players, Police After Rape Accusations

    Phone records from Tennessee head coach Butch Jones released Wednesday showed a number of calls made to Volunteers players, the police and his boss, athletics director Dave Hart, following a rape allegation a woman made Nov...

    Timothy Rapp Written by Timothy Rapp about 10 months ago 49,525 reads 0 comments

  5. Tennessee Football Week 2 Spring Practice Report

    As difficult as it has been to dampen all the excitement that surrounds this spring on Rocky Top, some disappointing news provided a lowlight in the second full week of Tennessee football practice...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 9,522 reads 18 comments

  6. What Jalen Reeves-Maybin's Injury Means for Tennessee's Spring

    Make no mistake: It's never a positive thing when a key contributor suffers a spring practice-ending injury, especially when he is an irreplaceable star senior like Tennessee outside linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 5,821 reads 12 comments

  7. Tennessee Football: Volunteers' 2016 Hopes Hang on Josh Malone

    Joshua Dobbs may be the leader of the Tennessee Volunteers, but in the end, no player will determine the team's success as much as Josh Malone will...

    William Brabrook Written by William Brabrook about 10 months ago 7,452 reads 34 comments

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

    BUFORD, Ga. — 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...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 10 months ago 6,489 reads 15 comments

  9. Tennessee Football: Biggest Storylines So Far This Offseason

    If you've turned on sports news at all during 2016, it's been impossible to avoid information about Tennessee. Unfortunately for the Volunteers, a lot of that has shed a negative light on Rocky Top...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 8,833 reads 42 comments

  10. Tennessee Football Week 1 Spring Practice Report

    Each spring of head coach Butch Jones' tenure in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been met with anticipation, but there's arguably never been a Tennessee football practice more welcomed than this year's...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 11,944 reads 24 comments

  11. Tennessee Football: Ranking the Vols' Top 5 Recruiting Targets for 2017

    While Tennessee's resurgent success on the field and all the hype leading into the 2016 season haven't resonated yet on the recruiting trail, the Volunteers already have lured a slew of top talent onto campus for junior days...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 12,335 reads 15 comments

  12. Tennessee Football: Injured Vols Who Will Be Missed the Most This Spring

    This is an important spring for the Tennessee Volunteers, as a lot of hype surrounds the football program entering the 2016 season. That's why it's vital that the Vols stay healthy...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 10 months ago 9,193 reads 32 comments

  13. Tennessee Football: Ranking the Hardest Games of the 2016 Schedule

    After three years of rebuilding and many more taking lumps during a four-coach decade that saw some of the darkest days in Tennessee football history, the Volunteers should be the aggressor in 2016...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 11,988 reads 34 comments

  14. Tennessee Football: 7 Volunteers Who Could Surprise People This Spring

    Everybody knows the Tennessee football team's stars —guys such as quarterback Joshua Dobbs , running backs Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara , outside linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, defensive end Derek Barnett and cornerback Cameron Sutton...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 11,440 reads 26 comments

  15. Tennessee Football: 2016 NFL Combine Results for Former Volunteers Stars

    Whether he wound up making himself any money with his NFL combine performance won't be determined until the draft, but receiver Marquez North certainly turned some heads...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 10,027 reads 9 comments

  16. Tennessee Football: Players with the Most to Gain in Spring Practices

    When the 2016 rendition of the Tennessee football spring practice starts on March 7, it may finally help turn the page on a chapter of the offseason that has, thus far, been forgettable...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 5,263 reads 20 comments

  17. Dave Hart, Tennessee Athletic Director, Comments on Sexual Assault Lawsuit

    Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart met with reporters Thursday, offering his "empathy" to sexual assault victims while discussing the widespread allegations levied against Volunteers student-athletes...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 11 months ago 9,803 reads 0 comments

  18. Butch Jones Responds to Allegations He Called Former WR 'Traitor'

    University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones responded Wednesday to allegations he told Drae Bowles he betrayed his team for helping a woman who was allegedly raped...

    Scott Polacek Written by Scott Polacek about 11 months ago 15,888 reads 194 comments

  19. Butch Jones Reportedly Called Player a 'Traitor' for Helping Alleged Rape Victim

    University of Tennessee head football coach Butch Jones allegedly said one of his players turned his back on the team by helping a woman who claims two other players on the Volunteers roster raped her...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 11 months ago 46,762 reads 0 comments

  20. The Case for and Against Tennessee to Make National Title Run in 2016

    To make a run at a national title, each element has to fall perfectly into place. But the puzzle pieces must be present in order for them to fit together in the first place. For more than a decade, Tennessee hasn't had those pieces...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 11,212 reads 177 comments

  21. February Distractions Shouldn't Impact Tennessee's Quest for SEC East Title

    Instead of a celebration of another solid signing class, the month of February has been loaded with controversy on Rocky Top...

    Barrett Sallee Written by Barrett Sallee about 11 months ago 4,613 reads 34 comments

  22. Tennessee Football: Former Volunteers Players to Watch for at 2016 NFL Combine

    Next year will be the beginning of Tennessee football's real return to replenishing the NFL with Volunteers, but when the NFL Scouting Combine kicks off this week, a couple of players with Big Orange pedigrees will try to impress the attendees...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 5,137 reads 10 comments

  23. Tennessee Football: Position-by-Position Grades for 2016 Recruiting Class

    The paint has dried on the 2016 recruiting class two weeks after national signing day, and now the Tennessee football team and everybody else can begin to examine their hauls and set the focus for next year's group of prospects...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 7,326 reads 28 comments

  24. Alexis Johnson Arrested: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction on Tennessee DT

    Tennessee defensive tackle Alexis Johnson was arrested Wednesday night on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment after allegedly strangling another individual. Dustin Dopirak of the Knoxville News Sentinel reported the news...

    Tyler Conway Written by Tyler Conway about 11 months ago 28,853 reads 133 comments

  25. Who Will Be the Surprise of Tennessee's 2016 Recruiting Class?

    Late in Tennessee's 2016 recruiting cycle, much of the fans' attention was focused —and rightfully so —on electrifying South Florida athlete Tyler Byrd , who the Volunteers flipped from Miami the night before national signing day...

    Brad Shepard Written by Brad Shepard about 11 months ago 5,770 reads 14 comments