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JCHS Girls Basketball Gets New Head Coach, Jeremy Byrd

JCHS Girls Basketball Gets New Head Coach, Jeremy Byrd

Jefferson County High School Athletic Department announced Jeremy Byrd as the Head Girls Basketball Coach on Friday, May 22, 2020. Coach Byrd is an East Tennessee native and veteran head coach. Byrd is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and has earned his Masters and Educational Specialist degrees from Lincoln Memorial University. Most recently […]

ETSU names Jason Shay men’s basketball head coach

ETSU names Jason Shay men’s basketball head coach

East Tennessee State University Athletic Director Scott Carter announced on Wednesday night that Jason Shay has accepted the position to become the new head coach of the ETSU men’s basketball program. Shay, the 17th head coach in program history, spent the last five seasons as the Buccaneers’ assistant coach where ETSU compiled an overall record of 130-43. The 130 wins […]

Tennessee Takes Top Honors for Combined Hoops Attendance

Tennessee Takes Top Honors for Combined Hoops Attendance

Tennessee drew more fans to Thompson-Boling Arena for men’s and women’s basketball games during the 2019-20 season than any other school in America. A total of 461,146 Big Orange fans attended 33 games, as the Vols drew 322,822 for their 17 home games, and the Lady Vols drew 138,324 for their 16 home events. Tennessee’s […]

PRUITT ADDS BRUMBAUGH AND FELTON TO FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF

PRUITT ADDS BRUMBAUGH AND FELTON TO FOOTBALL COACHING STAFF

Tennessee head football coach Jeremy Pruitt announced the hire of two new assistant coaches in Jimmy Brumbaugh and Shelton Felton. Brumbaugh is the Volunteers’ new co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach, while Felton is set to take over as outside linebackers coach. They replace Tracy Rocker and Chris Rumph, who each spent the past two years with the program. […]

Alontae Taylor Voted Vice Chair of SEC Football Leadership Council

Alontae Taylor Voted Vice Chair of SEC Football Leadership Council

A rising junior on the Tennessee football team, was recently selected as Vice Chair of the Southeastern Conference Football Leadership Council. Taylor was selected by a vote of his peers at a meeting of the council held recently at the SEC offices in Birmingham. The Manchester, Tennessee, native will attend a portion of the SEC […]

UT PLACES ALL-TIME BEST 69 ON FALL SEC HONOR ROLL

UT PLACES ALL-TIME BEST 69 ON FALL SEC HONOR ROLL

The University of Tennessee placed an athletics department-record 69 student-athletes on the 2019 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll, which was announced Friday by league commissioner Greg Sankey. The Vol football program led the way with 37 making the list. The soccer team followed with 10 members earning academic honors, while the volleyball team had nine, men’s […]

CARSON-NEWMAN SWEEPS SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ASTROTURF MEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS

CARSON-NEWMAN SWEEPS SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE ASTROTURF MEN’S INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS

Carson-Newman’s Devon Moore was named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week, while teammate Christian Shouse was named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week for meets contested during the fourth week of the indoor track & field season, the Conference office announced today. Moore, a junior from Baxley, […]

TENNESSEE ADDS GRADUATE TRANSFER VELUS JONES

TENNESSEE ADDS GRADUATE TRANSFER VELUS JONES

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt announced the addition of veteran wide receiver and kick returner Velus Jones to the Volunteers’ football program on Monday. Jones collected All-Conference Second Team honors from the Pac-12 as a return specialist in 2019. He graduated from Southern California and will be eligible to play this fall. The Saraland, Ala., native was […]

ESPN NAMES WHITE AND MANNING ALL-TIME ALL-AMERICANS

ESPN NAMES WHITE AND MANNING ALL-TIME ALL-AMERICANS

Tennessee football legends Reggie White and Peyton Manning were named to ESPN’s All-Time All-America first team and second team, respectively, the network revealed on Thursday. As part of the yearlong ESPN College Football 150 storytelling initiative, the prestigious honor is comprised of a First Team and a Second Team, with 11 players on offense, 11 […]

Vols to Play Indiana in TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Vols to Play Indiana in TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Tennessee will be heading to Jacksonville, Florida for the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, which will be played at TIAA Bank Field on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. ET. The Volunteers will take on Big Ten foe Indiana in the 75th edition of the Gator Bowl. “I want to thank TaxSlayer Gator Bowl President and CEO Rick Catlett […]

Gray, Vols Storm Past Commodores, 28-10

Gray, Vols Storm Past Commodores, 28-10

KNOXVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 30, 2019 – Wide receiver Jauan Jennings #15 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics Freshman running back Eric Gray moved like lightning, and the hard-hitting Vol defense delivered the thunder as Tennessee stormed […]

Second-Half Surge, Goal-Line Stand Lead Vols Past Kentucky, 17-13

Second-Half Surge, Goal-Line Stand Lead Vols Past Kentucky, 17-13

A goal-line stand on fourth-and-goal by the Tennessee defense sealed a 17-13 victory over Kentucky at Kroger Field on Saturday night. After Tennessee stifled three consecutive Wildcat runs from inside the 6-yard line, Kentucky quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. ran for the end zone on fourth-down and was stopped by the Vols’ Daniel Bituli and Ja’Quain Blakely with 1:17 remaining. […]

Dominant Defense and Explosive Plays Lead Vols Past Gamecocks

Dominant Defense and Explosive Plays Lead Vols Past Gamecocks

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A second-half shutout, a career day from senior receiver Jauan Jennings and two special teams scores propelled Tennessee to a 41-21 victory over South Carolina for its second SEC victory of 2019 Saturday at Neyland Stadium. “We keep talking about finding a way to win, and we found a way to win tonight against a really […]

The 2019-2020 Jefferson County Elementary School Basketball League

The 2019-2020 Jefferson County Elementary School Basketball League

The 2019-2020 Jefferson County Elementary School Basketball League has begun. On October 26, from 9:00am-10:30am (girl teams) and from 10:30am-12:00pm (boy teams), Coaches and players from each team will be participating in a coaches/camp clinic held at Jefferson County High School. While attending this clinic, the elementary coaches and players will be receiving direct instruction […]

Vols Hang Tough with Top-Ranked Tide

Vols Hang Tough with Top-Ranked Tide

Tennessee went toe-to-toe with No. 1 Alabama on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd at Bryant-Denny Stadium, but was plagued by penalties and missed opportunities inside the red zone in a 35-13 loss to the defending SEC champions. The Vols held the Crimson Tide’s high-powered offense to season lows in points (35), passing […]

Jefferson County Falls to Hardin Valley in Senior Night Battle

Jefferson County Falls to Hardin Valley in Senior Night Battle

Senior Night for the Jefferson County Patriots fell just short of what they hoped for the last home game of the season. Despite a strong performance by the Patriot defense, the Hardin Valley Hawks took home the victory in Dumplin Valley Friday night. The first score for Hardin Valley came early in the game, the […]

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