David Cobb (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6249
E-mail: dcobb@timesfreepress.com
David Cobb has covered University of Tennessee athletics for the Times Free Press since April 2017. He joined the TFP in 2015 to launch the newspaper's outdoors beat after graduating from UT with a degree in journalism and electronic media. He covered UT sports for the Knoxville News Sentinel, Maryville Daily Times and Daily Beacon during college. Cobb also covered higher education, police and general assignments for the Times Free Press during a seven-month internship in 2014. He spent a summer in St. Louis covering the Cardinals as an MLB.com associate reporter before joining the paper full-time. He is originally from Memphis.

Lady Vols add graduate transfer from Washington State

Published Apr. 26 2018

The Tennessee women's basketball team announced the addition of 6-foot-3 Washington State graduate transfer Louise Brown on Thursday.

Three former Vols headline Tennessee's NFL draft hopefuls

Published Apr. 25 2018

Tennessee won't have a player selected in the NFL draft's first round tonight, but at least a couple of former...

Lady Vols win softball series at Alabama despite Monday loss

Published Apr. 23 2018

The seventh-ranked Tennessee softball team accomplished a feat unmatched by any previous team in program history over the weekend.


Spring exit interviews could lead to Tennessee football transfers

Published Apr. 23 2018

This week could still turn out to be significant for some Tennessee football players who were the subject of Jeremy...

Tennessee baseball wins series against No. 14 Texas A&M

Published Apr. 22 2018

With 12 games remaining in SEC play, the Vols have matched their number of league wins from a year ago...

Eli Wolf continues impressing Tennessee's new staff

Published Apr. 22 2018

Through the transition to a new coaching staff, there have been at least two constants for Tennessee tight end Eli...

Jeremy Pruitt praises Vols fans, wonders where others were

Published Apr. 21 2018

Jeremy Pruitt came away from his first experience at Neyland Stadium that included fans with some compliments and a challenge...

Jarrett Guarantano leads Orange to decisive victory [photos]

Published Apr. 21 2018

The first-team Tennessee offense stole the show at Saturday's Orange and White Game, led by quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, who publicly...

Tennessee hoping for big spring-game crowd

Published Apr. 20 2018

Jeremy Pruitt has seen his new players perform in front of each other and in front of small crowds. He...

Things to watch for in Tennessee's spring game

Published Apr. 20 2018

Redshirt sophomore Jarrett Guarantano will quarterback the first-team offense during Tennessee's spring game Saturday, but second-team quarterback Will McBride will...

Phillip Fulmer impressed with Jeremy Pruitt's early work

Published Apr. 19 2018

Phillip Fulmer knows the territory that Jeremy Pruitt is navigating well, but he recognizes there is an important distinction to...

Phillip Fulmer signs 4-year athletic director contract with UT

Published Apr. 19 2018

The University of Tennessee has given athletic director Phillip Fulmer a four-year contract worth $900,000 per year.


Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt 'not against' proposed redshirt rule change

Published Apr. 18 2018

Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt is "not against" a potential NCAA rule change that would allow freshmen to play in...

The reason why Jeremy Pruitt is sabotaging Tennessee's defense in practice

Published Apr. 18 2018

Tennessee linebacker Quart'e Sapp suspects Jeremy Pruitt of sabotage.

Jeremy Pruitt still hoping for big-back attack for Vols

Published Apr. 17 2018

Jeremy Pruitt liked the way his running backs played in Tennessee's second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday at Neyland...

Passing up popcorn: Vols' Grant Williams working on his diet

Published Apr. 17 2018

The offseason plan for reigning SEC basketball player of the year Grant Williams is to work on his game and...

Baseball Vols swept at LSU

Published Apr. 16 2018

For the second week in a row, Will Neely pitched deep into the game against a ranked Southeastern Conference opponent...

Kyle Phillips earning trust of new Tennessee football staff

Published Apr. 15 2018

The thought made Kyle Phillips grimace, the fact that Tennessee's upcoming football season will be the last in orange white...

Haley Bearden's eighth-inning homer caps Lady Vols' sweep of LSU

Published Apr. 14 2018

After dropping three straight Southeastern Conference series for the first time since 2005, the 10th-ranked Tennessee softball team needed some...

Identifying 'best personnel' is Pruitt's priority for Vols

Published Apr. 14 2018

If Butch Jones left extra copies of the 2017 Tennessee football depth chart behind for Jeremy Pruitt to reference, it...