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.

Vols' Alvin Kamara drafted by Saints, Cameron Sutton by Steelers

Published Apr. 29 2017

Alvin Kamara is headed to the Big Easy and Cameron Sutton is headed to the Steel City.

Saints draft Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara

Published Apr. 28 2017

The New Orleans Saints made Alvin Kamara the first Tennessee running back selected in the NFL draft since 2010 on...

Tennessee star Derek Barnett selected by NFL draft host city Philadelphia

Published Apr. 27 2017

Derek Barnett attended the NFL draft in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Tennessee uses draft to motivate underclassmen, impress recruits

Published Apr. 27 2017

As of last week, Tennessee defensive end Darrell Taylor didn't know exactly what his NFL draft viewing plans would be....

Vols notebook: Barnett writes cover letter; former UGA player going orange

Published Apr. 27 2017

Derek Barnett made a bold final appeal to NFL franchises Wednesday.

Several Tennessee Vols on radar for NFL draft

Published Apr. 26 2017

The NFL draft stock of Derek Barnett and Josh Dobbs has generated plenty of chatter around Tennessee and beyond since...

Currie bringing College Football Playoff executive to Tennessee

Published Apr. 25 2017

Currie makes first hire since taking over as athletic director

Vols' Quinten Dormady says he's more athletic than people think

Published Apr. 25 2017

The offense faced a third-and-6 on Quinten Dormady's second and final possession at quarterback in Tennessee's spring game Saturday when...

Draft-bound Vols create publicity, challenges, opportunities for UT

Published Apr. 24 2017

A University of Tennessee video crew will be in Philadelphia on Thursday to document Derek Barnett's night at the NFL...

Quinten Dormady, Jarrett Guarantano shine in Vols' shortened showcase [photos, video]

Published Apr. 23 2017

Taken out of context, Butch Jones offered the answer Tennessee football fans have been waiting for during his news conference...

Fans flock to meet Vols players, Coach Jones [photos]

Published Apr. 23 2017

Fans began lining up early in the morning to get autographs from Tennessee players and football coach Butch Jones before...

Vols ready to show progress today at Orange and White Game

Published Apr. 22 2017

More than four months remain until the Tennessee football team takes the national stage with a season-opening Monday night game...

Justin Martin has impressed coach while stepping in for Cameron Sutton

Published Apr. 22 2017

Today's Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium will provide a public proving ground for a number of Tennessee football...

Kyle Serrano no longer on Vols baseball team

Published Apr. 21 2017

Kyle Serrano's roller coaster Tennessee baseball career is over.

Senior guard Alexa Middleton transferring from Lady Vols

Published Apr. 21 2017

Tennessee women's basketball coach Holly Warlick announced Friday that rising senior guard Alexa Middleton is transferring.

Injuries forced Bob Shoop to get creative this spring

Published Apr. 21 2017

The spring preparation for Tennessee's upcoming football season in some ways resembled the end of an injury-plagued 2016 for defensive...

Vols still taking time with quarterback decision

Published Apr. 20 2017

Don't expect to see a quarterback win the starting job during Tennessee's Orange and White Game.

Big Orange Caravan still coming to Chattanooga, according to Tennessee athletic director

Published Apr. 19 2017

The Big Orange Caravan has been a little slow getting fueled up, but the annual fan event will still roll...

Vols' Jones dislikes rule banning high school coaches from working at football camps [video]

Published Apr. 18 2017

Tennessee's Butch Jones on Tuesday joined a chorus of coaches that includes Alabama's Nick Saban in criticizing a new NCAA...

Former Vol Network broadcaster Bill Anderson dies

Published Apr. 18 2017

Bill Anderson, captain of the 1957 Tennessee football team and the long-time color analyst on Vol Network radio broadcasts, died...