David Cobb (Reporter, Photographer)

Phone: 423-757-6249
E-mail: dcobb@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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.

UT softball team adds four wins in five games

Published Feb. 19 2018

The 10th-ranked Tennessee softball team won its third game against a ranked opponent this season by defeating No. 15 Oklahoma...

Baseball Vols avoid sweep, give Tony Vitello first win as head coach

Published Feb. 18 2018

There were freshmen getting their first college playing experience, spots in the batting order up for grabs and questions about...

Rick Barnes: UT stars need to shine this time of year

Published Feb. 18 2018

The broad assessment from Tennessee men's basketball coach Rick Barnes in the wake of his team's 73-62 loss Saturday at...

Georgia takes it to Tennessee, wins 73-62

Published Feb. 17 2018

A chant of "Just like Football" rang out from the crowd of 10,028 in the game's final minute.

Vols football signee Trevon Flowers could be two-sport star

Published Feb. 17 2018

With single-sport specialization at an all-time high among youth, it's becoming more rare for athletes to play multiple sports as...

Vols' Rick Barnes wary of stretch run, starting at Georgia

Published Feb. 16 2018

Thinking about the Southeastern Conference tournament and his team's potential to land a double bye in it is not of...

Cobbservations 006: The expectations for Tennessee baseball under Tony Vitello

Published Feb. 16 2018

Hope springs eternal on opening day, and today is not just another opening day at Tennessee.

Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke joining Vols staff

Published Feb. 16 2018

Tennessee's new running backs coach competed against Michael Jordan in baseball, won a Heisman Trophy and suffered a serious neck...

Alabama rallies past 'casual' Lady Vols, 72-63

Published Feb. 15 2018

The first and third quarters belonged to Tennessee. The second quarter, fourth quarter and celebration belonged to Alabama.

Vols ready for baseball season opener after dealing with sickness

Published Feb. 15 2018

A flu-like illness that swept through the Tennessee baseball team during preseason practices appears to have relented just in time...

Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke joining Vols staff

Published Feb. 15 2018

Tennessee's new running backs coach competed against Michael Jordan in baseball, won a Heisman Trophy and suffered a serious neck...

Lady Vols working to cut down turnovers while staying aggressive

Published Feb. 15 2018

Holly Warlick will stomp her foot, shed her jacket or place her hands on her hips and offer a grimace.


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Vols football coach Jeremy Pruitt adds to support staff

Published Feb. 15 2018

Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt has added an offensive guru from the junior college ranks to his first staff.

Vols earn Frank Martin's approval in emulating South Carolina's Final Four team

Published Feb. 14 2018

When Tennessee men's basketball players returning for this season talked after last season about the toughest opponent they had faced,...

Cobbservations 005: Here's the problem with 9 p.m. games in SEC hoops

Published Feb. 14 2018

South Carolina coach Frank Martin strolled into his postgame interview late Tuesday night after his team's 70-67 loss at Tennessee...

Robert Gillespie leaving Vols football coaching staff

Published Feb. 13 2018

When the Tennessee football coaches introduced themselves to fans at the Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville last week, two of...

Grant Williams-led Vols hold off Gamecocks, 70-67

Published Feb. 13 2018

When Tennessee beat South Carolina on the road last month, Jordan Bowden went scoreless, Grant Williams had a quiet night...

Cobbservations 004: Where the TFP beat writer ranked the Vols after Alabama loss, previewing Tennessee vs. South Carolina and more

Published Feb. 13 2018

The most significant deviation between my top 25 ballot this week and the poll's actual result is the placement of...

Vols coach Rick Barnes on Alabama loss: 'We pretty much got what we deserved'

Published Feb. 12 2018

More than a full day to reflect did little to lighten Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes' harsh assessment of his...

Cobbservations 003: Tennessee's loss to Alabama one of 18 losses suffered by ranked teams last week

Published Feb. 12 2018

Tennessee's 28-point loss at Alabama on Saturday was the the most lopsided defeat for a ranked team last week.