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JEREMY PRUITT TO BE INTRODUCED THURSDAY AS TENNESSEE’S NEXT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

JEREMY PRUITT TO BE INTRODUCED THURSDAY AS TENNESSEE’S NEXT HEAD FOOTBALL COACH

University of Tennessee, Knoxville Chancellor Beverly Davenport and Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer will hold a press conference Thursday at 6:05 p.m. ET in the Peyton Manning Locker Room to introduce Jeremy Pruitt as Tennessee’s next head football coach. The press conference will be streamed live on UTsports.com and can be heard throughout the state on the [...]

Manning Inducted In To College Football Hall of Fame

Manning Inducted In To College Football Hall of Fame

Peyton Manning rewrote the University of Tennessee football record books as a quarterback from 1994 to 1997, becoming the Volunteers’ all-time leader in passing yards (11,201), wins by a quarterback (39) and passing touchdowns (89), while winning the Davey O’Brien Award, Johnny Unitas Award and the Maxwell Award, among several honors, and leading UT to [...]

Statement from University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Athletic Director John Currie

Statement from University of Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Athletic Director John Currie

After reports that the University of Tennessee were in talks with Ohio State Defensive Coordinator Greg Schiano leaked yesterday afternoon, the backlash prompted both parties to walk away from the deal.  Earlier today, Vice Chancellor/Athletic Director John Currie released the following statement: “As we began our search for our next head football coach earlier this [...]

Vols Lose to Vanderbilt, 42-24, in Season Finale

Vols Lose to Vanderbilt, 42-24, in Season Finale

The Tennessee Volunteers concluded the 2017 football season Saturday with a 42-24 loss to Vanderbilt at Neyland Stadium in front of a crowd of 83,117. After a close start, Vanderbilt (5-7, 1-7 SEC) took a 21-14 lead shortly before halftime with a touchdown. While Tennessee (4-8, 0-8) came within four points on a 49-yard field goal by Aaron [...]

Vols Fall to LSU, 30-10

Vols Fall to LSU, 30-10

Tennessee out-gained 20th-ranked LSU, 287-281, but a pair of Vol turnovers and the Tigers’ strong rushing attack proved to be the difference in a 30-10 win for LSU on a damp Saturday night at Neyland Stadium. With an announced crowd of 96,888 on hand despite gusting winds and heavy rain in the forecast, UT redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett [...]

A Letter From John Currie: Nov. 12, 2017

A Letter From John Currie: Nov. 12, 2017

Good Afternoon, Big Orange Nation. This morning I met with Coach Butch Jones to discuss the future of the football program, and I informed him of my decision that he step down as the University of Tennessee’s head football coach. Transitions like this are never easy for anyone involved, and I am grateful for the way Coach [...]

Vols Fall to Missouri, 50-17

Vols Fall to Missouri, 50-17

The Tennessee Volunteers dropped their final road SEC game of the season, 50-17, on Saturday night to Missouri as true freshman quarterback Will McBride made his first-career start for the Big Orange. Tennessee (4-6, 0-6 SEC) now holds a 2-4 all-time record against Missouri (5-5, 2-4 SEC), including a 1-2 record in Columbia. In his first start, McBride completed [...]

Vols Celebrate Homecoming With 24-10 Win

Vols Celebrate Homecoming With 24-10 Win

With the defense forcing two third-quarter turnovers and the offense converting those opportunities into 14 points, Tennessee broke open a tight game and surged past Southern Miss, 24-10, Saturday night in the annual Homecoming game at Neyland Stadium. With an announced crowd of 95,551 on hand, UT improved to 4-5 on the season, thanks to a pair [...]

Tennessee Edged by Kentucky, 29-26

Tennessee Edged by Kentucky, 29-26

Tennessee came out strong against Kentucky as the Volunteers forced four fumbles in the game and rushed for a season-high 155 yards in the first half on Saturday, but the Wildcats held on for a 29-26 final at Kroger Field. Tennessee (3-5, 0-5 SEC) now holds a 79-25-9 all-time record against Kentucky (6-2, 3-2 SEC), [...]

Patriots Shut Out by Dobyns-Bennett Indians, 39-0

Patriots Shut Out by Dobyns-Bennett Indians, 39-0

Senior Night at Leroy Shannon Field had a bright new feature Friday night. The new beast of a jumbotron was up and functional, truly a sight for Patriot fans. Seniors from all fall sports came out onto the field to be honored before the game, giving the Jefferson County faithful a reason to beam with [...]

Tennesee Football Announces 2018 Schedule

Tennesee Football Announces 2018 Schedule

The Tennessee football team will start the 2018 season in Charlotte against West Virginia at Bank of America Stadium on Sept. 1 and wrap up the regular season at Vanderbilt on Nov. 24, as the SEC announced the 2018 schedules for all 14 conference schools on Tuesday. The Vols face the Mountaineers for the first [...]

No. 1 Alabama Defeats Tennessee, 45-7

No. 1 Alabama Defeats Tennessee, 45-7

Tennessee’s defense had its first interception returned for a touchdown of the season, but the Volunteers fell to No. 1 Alabama, 45-7, on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Today’s “Third Saturday of October” matchup marked the 100th meeting between the two programs. Dating back to 1901, Tennessee (3-4, 0-4 SEC) holds a 38-55-7 all-time record against [...]

Salma Herrera is Crowned JCHS Homecoming Queen; Patriots Fall to Trojans 28-6

Salma Herrera is Crowned JCHS Homecoming Queen; Patriots Fall to Trojans 28-6

Homecoming 2017 came to a close Friday Night with a bittersweet evening. Under the light of a waning Harvest Moon, the Patriots faithfully came together after a week of school spirit festivities. Each class homecoming representative was beautifully dressed in their evening gowns, ready to crown the 2017 Jefferson County High School Homecoming Queen. This [...]

Guest Editorial: UT Football, Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Guest Editorial: UT Football, Is That a Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The following is a guest editorial by Angie Stanley, Jefferson County Post Sports. “Brick by Brick” is the slogan Coach Butch Jones coined when he first started his tenure with the University of Tennessee Athletic department. The fans actually rallied around him and his catchphrases his first year, as the Volunteers went 5-7. I was [...]

Vols Squeak by UMass Minutemen, 17-13

Vols Squeak by UMass Minutemen, 17-13

On a hotter-than-normal late September Saturday, the University of Tennessee Volunteers hosted the University of Massachusetts Minutemen. UMass came to Neyland Stadium 0-4, having suffered losses to Hawaii, Coastal, Old Dominion, and Temple. The Vols, still reeling from the heartbreaking loss to Flordia last week, came into this contest 3-1. Predictions had UT steamrolling over [...]

VOL Report: UT Turns Attention to UMass

VOL Report: UT Turns Attention to UMass

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones, defensive tackle Kendal Vickers and wide receiver Marquez Callaway met with the media on Monday in the Ray and Lucy Hand Digital Studio to preview this weekend’s game against UMass and talk about moving forward following the loss at Florida. Details a Point of Emphasis for Vols this Week  Jones praised his team’s will to [...]