Tariq Owens signs with Tennessee

Class of 2014 Maryland forward Tariq Owens (Scout 4-star, top 100) committed to and signed with Tennessee this afternoon, becoming the eighth member of the signing class. The 6-foot-10, 210-pound forward was released from the letter of intent he signed with Ohio University due to a coaching change. He will enroll and Tennessee this summer … Read more

Darius Thompson will not return

Tennessee point guard Darius Thompson is heading to Virginia, according to his father. “Yes he’s going to UVA,” Lonnie Thompson texted the News Sentinel. Thompson posted earlier on Twitter: “I had an amazing freshman year… And that’s why it’s hard to say goodbye…..” Thompson requested and received a release from Donnie Tyndall on May 5th. Forum discussion: Darius … Read more

Two new cornerback offers on the board this morning

Tennessee has a couple of new offers of note on the table this morning. JUCO cornerback Justin Martin from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M was offered by the Vols, according to Paul Fortenberry. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Martin also has offers this week from Memphis and Ole Miss. He is rated a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com. Forum … Read more

A.J. Johnson named to Lott Impact Trophy Watch List

Tennessee senior linebacker A.J. Johnson has been named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List for the second consecutive year. The award is presented to the defensive player who has the biggest impact on his team on and off the field: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. The winner will be announced on December … Read more

Vols vs ‘Dores – 10:30 a.m. first pitch

Tennessee will play in its first SEC Tournament game since 2007 this morning in Hoover, Alabama. The Vols (31-22) will take on in-state rival Vanderbilt (40-16) in a first round single elimination game which will be televised by FOX South. Right-handed freshman Hunter Martin will take the mound for Tennessee. He’s 4-3 on the season … Read more

TN commit Preston Williams “jumps” into Rivals 100

Tennessee wide receiver commitment Preston Williams jumped into the Rivals 100 yesterday, coming in at No. 63. That’s up 84 spots from where he was previously. Rated five stars by other services, Rivals lists the Hampton, GA blue-chipper as a 4-star prospect. Jack Jones, a 4-star offensive lineman from Murfreesboro, TN is the only other Tennessee commit … Read more

Daniel McCullers signs with Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Vol defensive tackle Daniel McCullers, who they selected in the sixth-round of the NFL Draft. From ProFootballTalk, “McCullers is a very large man, standing 6-7 and weighing over 350 pounds, and that should make him a contender for an early-down role as a run stuffer on the Steelers front … Read more

Chris Clark (’15 VA SG) adds Tennessee offer

2015 Virginia shooting guard Chris Clarke picked up an offer from Tennessee this week, according to Alex Kline. Clarke is 6-foot-5, 170 pounds and is rated a 3-star prospect. From HoopsIntel: “The Virginia native is a model of consistency. With a high-end motor, versatility in guarding the 1-3 on the floor, and the ability to facilitate … Read more

Darius Thompson update, per Donnie Tyndall

Donnie Tyndall gave us the latest on Darius Thompson, who was released from the University of Tennessee, from Ben Frederickson. “We’ve talked throughout this whole process, both Darius and I and his dad, Lonnie, and I. As I’ve mentioned I don’t want it to become a pressure situation. Darius is sorting some things out. He’s … Read more

Rotation of non-division opponents announced by the SEC

The Southeastern Conference announced the 12-year rotation of non-division opponents for SEC football schedules through 2025. The following are the rotating opponents for Tennessee for 2014-2025. It’s worth noting that the Vols will play at Texas A&M for the first time ever in 2016. TENNESSEE – 2014 at Ole Miss; 2015 vs. Arkansas; 2016 at … Read more