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Former Volunteer, Cowboys Legend Jason Witten Retires

Former Volunteer, Cowboys Legend Jason Witten Retires

Dallas Cowboys legend and former University of Tennessee star tight end Jason Witten announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday in a press conference at the Cowboys’ headquarters. Witten will still be visible in retirement as he will enter broadcasting and has accepted a position to join ESPN’s Monday Night Football as an analyst. [...]

11 VOLS Earn NFL Opportunities; Join Drafted Trio

11 VOLS Earn NFL Opportunities; Join Drafted Trio

After having three Vols selected during the 2018 NFL Draft, 11 more Vols were rewarded with opportunities from NFL teams by signing free agent deals or earning training camp invitations. Defensive back Rashaan Gaulden was the first Vol taken in the 2018 draft, going in the third round to the Carolina Panthers with the 85th [...]

Barnes A Finalist for Werner Ladder Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Coach of the Year

Barnes A Finalist for Werner Ladder Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Coach of the Year

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced finalists for the Werner Ladder Naismith Trophy for Men’s College Coach of the Year on Thursday, and Tennessee’s Rick Barnes made the four-man cut. Ten semifinalists were previously announced on Feb. 23. Other finalists include Virginia’s Tony Bennett, Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann and Villanova’s Jay Wright. A fan vote will account for [...]

Tennessee Football Walk-On Tryouts Set for January 29

Tennessee Football Walk-On Tryouts Set for January 29

The Tennessee football team will hold spring 2018 walk-on tryouts on Monday, Jan. 29, at the Anderson Training Center. Tryouts for Tennessee football team will start at 6 p.m. ET and consist of speed and agility drills. In order to participate in the walk-on program, participants must be enrolled at the University of Tennessee for [...]

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 [...]

Vols Edge Georgia Tech, 42-41, in 2OT

Vols Edge Georgia Tech, 42-41, in 2OT

Junior running back John Kelly dashed for four touchdowns and racked up 128 rushing yards to help lead No. 25/24 Tennessee to a double-overtime victory against Georgia Tech in the Vols’ season-opening Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. “That was a very good college football game,” Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said. ”I have a lot of respect for [...]

Vols Camp Report: Newcomers and Veterans Stepping Up

Vols Camp Report: Newcomers and Veterans Stepping Up

Tennessee football head coach Butch Jones, assistant head coach Robert Gillespie and three student-athletes spoke to reporters after Tuesday’s fall camp practice at Haslam Field. Vols Reward Eli Wolf With Scholarship Jones and the team surprised sophomore tight end Eli Wolf at the start of practice when Jones announced that the former walk-on has been [...]

Eight Set For Induction in to Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame

Eight Set For Induction in to Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame

Tennessee Athletics announced its eight-person 2017 induction class for the Tennessee Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday. The star-studded class includes Monica Abbott (softball), the late Ray Bussard (coach; men’s swimming), Phillip Fulmer (coach; football), Justin Gatlin (men’s track), Todd Helton (baseball), Jeremy Linn (men’s swimming), the late Gen. Robert Neyland (coach; football) and Delisa Walton Myricks (women’s [...]

Jefferson County Post Sports Talk Show with Angie Stanley & David Swann

Jefferson County Post Sports Talk Show with Angie Stanley & David Swann

Butch Jones Gets It

Butch Jones Gets It

With less than a week to go before the University of Tennessee kicks off its 117th football season, everyone wants to know how good this team will play. I wish I could tell you. This year’s Vols are a huge question mark. What I can tell you is that Butch Jones, the new UT head [...]

Vols Unveil New Uniforms

Vols Unveil New Uniforms

They call it “smokey” gray, a catchy color in the shadow of the Great Smokey Mountains.  First year Volunteer head football coach Butch Jones introduced a fresh albeit old color into the Big Orange fashion playbook.  The Vols will wear smokey gray uniforms for a home game this year.  The new threads are a nod [...]

It’s Football Time In Tennessee Early This Year

It’s Football Time In Tennessee Early This Year

The 117th version of Big Orange football will hold an open practice Saturday, August 17th.  Fans are encouraged to come to Neyland stadium and enjoy an evening watching the Volunteers prepare for the upcoming season.  Admission and parking are both free, and concessions as well as souvenir areas will be open.  UT head football coach [...]

Volunteer Notes

Volunteer Notes

For the second straight year under head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin, the Vols have been left out of the NCAA tournament.  The Vol snub is an insult to the SEC as a conference, which only got three teams invited to the tournament.  It also represents the selection committee’s bias toward small conference teams as all [...]

Are They In?

Are They In?

The Vols took care of business last week with two big wins, most notably against Missouri on Saturday.  The Missouri win was a hard fought battle and epitomizes the Vols’ determination to make the NCAA tournament.  While many pundits believe the Vols are in, nothing can be taken for granted.  If Cuonzo Martin’s basketball Vols [...]

Big Weekend

Big Weekend

The Hill was buzzing this past Saturday as Spring Practice kicked off for the Tennessee Volunteers.  Over thirty former players were on hand, including Leonard Little and Jamal Lewis.  As the Vols, under first year coach Butch Jones, showed off a new attitude and up tempo style, several recruits watched as well.  Apparently, they liked [...]

NCAA Possibilities

NCAA Possibilities

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “It’s as clear as mud.”  That sums up the basketball Vols’ NCAA possibilities.  The tournament future for Cuonzo Martin’s squad is so murky I put off writing this column twice, waiting for it to clear.  It didn’t clear.  So where does it stand? I believe the Vols need three [...]

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