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First Full Pads Practice of the Josh Heupel Era Complete

First Full Pads Practice of the Josh Heupel Era Complete

The first full pads practice of the Josh Heupel era is complete. Tennessee football went through its third practice of the spring and its first outdoor workout for over two hours on Tuesday afternoon at Haslam Field. Sunny skies finally greeted the Volunteers after the first two practices of week one were forced indoors due to inclement weather. […]

HEUPEL INTRODUCES EXPERIENCED DEFENSIVE STAFF

HEUPEL INTRODUCES EXPERIENCED DEFENSIVE STAFF

With two more weeks of strength and conditioning leading up to the start of spring practice, Tennessee head football coach Josh Heupel formally introduced his new defensive staff on Monday afternoon. The staff includes defensive coordinator Tim Banks, outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Mike Ekeler, defensive line coach Rodney Garner, linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary and secondary coach Willie Martinez. The defensive […]

Josh Heupel Named Tennessee’s 27th Head Football Coach

Josh Heupel Named Tennessee’s 27th Head Football Coach

Josh Heupel, the former Oklahoma quarterback who led his team to the national title, and who as an assistant coach and head coach captured conference championships at Oklahoma and UCF, has been named Tennessee’s 27th head football coach, Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Danny White announced on Wednesday. Heupel will be formally introduced during a live-streamed […]

Danny White Named Director of Athletics

Danny White Named Director of Athletics

Dr. Danny White, recently ranked the fourth-best athletic director in the country by Stadium, will become the new athletic director at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chancellor Donde Plowman announced today. His consistent record of transforming college athletic programs to win championships, drive growth, and achieve success, have made him a rising star in college […]

University of Tennessee Issues Letters of Termination for Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt, Two Assistant Coaches and Seven Others on the Football Staff

University of Tennessee Issues Letters of Termination for Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt, Two Assistant Coaches and Seven Others on the Football Staff

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, today announced significant personnel action in the football program resulting from an investigation into potential NCAA violations. In announcing the findings, Chancellor Donde Plowman said she is accepting the recommendation of Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer to move forward with terminating Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt, two assistant coaches, and seven […]

VOLS Back On Rocky Top This Saturday Against No. 6 Rival Florida

VOLS Back On Rocky Top This Saturday Against No. 6 Rival Florida

Tennessee is back on Rocky Top this Saturday for its first home game in six weeks as the Vols welcome SEC East rival No. 6 Florida to Neyland Stadium for a late afternoon showdown that will be broadcast nationally on CBS. The Big Orange have not played a home game since their Oct. 24 contest […]

Cherokee Distributing Company announces renewed partnership with the Vol Network

Cherokee Distributing Company announces renewed partnership with the Vol Network

Cherokee Distributing Company and the Vol Network celebrate renewal of their partnership at Neyland Stadium on the University of Tennessee (UT) campus this fall. Pictured from left: Vol Network General Manager Steve Early; UT Senior Associate Athletics Director Jeneen Lalik; Cherokee Distributing Company Off-Premise Manager Burton Sampson; UT Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer; Cherokee Distributing […]

Tennessee Players Ready for Georgia

Tennessee Players Ready for Georgia

Tennessee on-field leaders Brandon Kennedy, Henry To’o To’o and Ty Chandler, who’s 176 rushing yards lead the SEC so far this season, discuss their expectations for their upcoming matchup at Georgia on Saturday with members of the media. A top-15 clash, the No. 14/12 Vols look to extend their FBS-leading win streak to nine against the undefeated No. 3/3 Bulldogs. Kickoff […]

Vols Climb In Polls; No. 15 in AP, No. 17 in Coaches

Vols Climb In Polls; No. 15 in AP, No. 17 in Coaches

Tennessee football climbed in both national polls this week, jumping to No. 15 in the Associated Press Top 25 and No. 17 in the Amway Coaches poll. The Vols leaped 10 spots in the Associated Press poll and went from the first team out of the Coaches poll last week to No. 17. Beginning with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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