BARNETT NAMED TOP 20 CANDIDATE FOR ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD

Derek Barnett tabbed one of 20 candidates for the Rotary Lombardi Award, recognizing outstanding performance and leadership in college football Nov. 15, 2016 HOUSTON — Tennessee junior Derek Barnett has been named a Top 20 candidate for the Rotary Lombardi Award, as announced by the Rotary Lombardi Award committee on Tuesday. Entering Week 12 of the 2016 season, Barnett has also been named … Continue reading

Quotes About Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics Dave Hart

Additional quotes will be added this afternoon on UTsports.com. Hart announced during a press conference Thursday that he will retire, effective June 30, 2017. Greg Sankey | Southeastern Conference Commissioner “I have enjoyed my relationship with Dave Hart in his role at two SEC institutions where he has provided valuable insight from his experience as a veteran athletics administrator. I look forward … Continue reading

Vols defeat Alabama-Huntsville 96-83

Tennessee defeated Alabama-Huntsville 96-83 on Friday night in Rick Barnes‘ first exhibition game as head coach. Armani Moore led the Vols with 29 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Punter chipped in 25 points and a team-leading five assists. RICK BARNES PRESS CONFERENCE OPENING STATEMENT “There were some good things that we did. Obviously we’ve got to figure out some other … Continue reading

Jarnell Stokes debuts in NBA Summer League

Jarnell Stokes, who was drafted with the 35th pick in last month’s NBA Draft, saw his first action as pro on Saturday night. The former Vol scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and two blocks in 20 minutes of action for Memphis as the Grizzlies routed Oklahoma City by a final score of 84-63. “Looking at our offense, I can … Continue reading

Robert Hubbs announces he’ll stay at UT

Tennessee basketball team got some welcome news Thursday when Robert Hubbs announced he would return to the University of Tennessee and continue his collegiate basketball career with the Vols. I started out at Tennessee and im staying at the University of Tennessee.. #VFL #GBO — 3timezz (@datkiddRobert) May 9, 2014 Many thought Hubbs would follow fellow sophomores Darius Thompson and … Continue reading

Tyndall inks top-50 SG Detrick Mostella

When Donnie Tyndall was hired two weeks ago, some Vol fans were wondering if Tennessee would even field a team full of scholarships players come basketball time next season. It seems most of those concerns are being laid to rest. Tyndall received his third signee in five days Wednesday when news broke that 6-foot-3 shooting guard Detrick Mostella had signed … Continue reading

Thompson, Davis ask for their releases from UT

Newly-minted basketball coach Donnie Tyndall certainly has his work cut out for him next season. Rising sophomores Darius Thompson and AJ Davis officially asked for their releases from UT on Monday. Fellow sophomore Robert Hubbs released this statement regarding his intentions, via KNS beat writer Ben Frederickson’s twitter: Robert Hubbs: “As of right now I’m still a Tennessee Vol.” Says … Continue reading

Tyndall setting realistic expectations for the Vols

Forget talk of post-season tournaments or championships in year one for Tennessee coach Donnie Tyndall. He told the Associated Press yesterday that finishing above .500 is a realistic goal for this team. “I won’t tell my team this of course, but if I’m going to tell the public, I think a winning season,” Tyndall said. “You’re talking about seven guys, only one … Continue reading

Tennessee hires Al Pinkins from Ole Miss

Tennessee basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has hired assistant coach Al Pinkins from Ole Miss, according to the Clarion-Ledger. Pinkins joined the Ole Miss staff in 2011. Prior to that, he coached eight seasons at MTSU where he coached along side Tyndall—who was an assistant there from 2002-2006. Pinkins played a role in the development of forwards Reginald Buckner and Murphy … Continue reading

Coaching search ends with Donnie Tyndall

According to reports from Gary Parrish of CBS Sports, Tennessee will officially name Donnie Tyndall as its new basketball coach sometime on Tuesday. Tyndall, 43, has recruited in the SEC as an assistant at LSU, worked in the state of Tennessee as an assistant at Middle Tennessee, flourished in the region as the head coach at Morehead State, and won … Continue reading