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 freshman Derrick Walker working on getting in shape

Published Jun. 28 2017

Derrick Walker is a true freshman for Tennessee, but he's not a true, true freshman.

Pat Summitt's life continues to resonate a year after her death

Published Jun. 27 2017

The gesture seemed to resonate with many as an image of the orange roses and birthday card spread through social...

Vols freshman Zach Kent touts his versatility, eagerness to learn

Published Jun. 27 2017

Tennessee freshman Zach Kent likes to use the term "Swiss Army Knife" when describing his skill set on the court.

Graduate transfer James Daniel III ready for big stage with Vols

Published Jun. 26 2017

KNOXVILLE — James Daniel III is from Hampton, Va., and a metropolitan area of nearly two million people, so he...

Vols' Jalen Johnson hopes added pounds make difference on court

Published Jun. 25 2017

Sitting out the 2016-17 Tennessee basketball season as a redshirt brought challenges for Jalen Johnson.

Diamond DeShields departure from Lady Vols program continues offseason turnover for Tennessee

Published Jun. 23 2017

The offseason hits keep coming for the Tennessee's women's basketball program.

Phillip Fulmer returns to UT as special adviser to the president [video]

Published Jun. 21 2017

KNOXVILLE — Phillip Fulmer talked to his family and some former players and former assistants.

Phillip Fulmer hired as special adviser to the University of Tennessee

Published Jun. 20 2017

Phillip Fulmer will be employed again by the University of Tennessee.

Independent commission addresses UT athletics in Title IX report

Published Jun. 20 2017

An independent report turned over to the University of Tennessee last week with recommendations for how the university system can...

Tennessee's 2016-17 sports rank among SEC's lowest overall [photos]

Published Jun. 18 2017

Most Tennessee fans did not huddle around their televisions, anxiously check social media or jog to the ends of their...

University of Tennessee Title IX compliance report unveiled

Published Jun. 17 2017

An independent commission tasked with reviewing the University of Tennessee system's sexual misconduct policies and making recommendations to improve them...

Rick Barnes looks beyond Rocky Top this summer

Published Jun. 16 2017

Most members of Tennessee's 2017-18 men's basketball team will take the court for the opening night of the Pilot Rocky...


MLB Draft's impact on Tennessee baseball still unclear as Serrano considers return

Published Jun. 15 2017

A trio of Tennessee baseball players and another signed to suit up for the Volunteers in 2018 were selected during...

Atlanta Braves take Tennessee's Jordan Rodgers in MLB Draft's sixth round

Published Jun. 14 2017

Jordan Rodgers established three goals for his senior baseball season at Tennessee after his name was not called in the...

Tennessee and Memphis likely to resume basketball series, no plans in football

Published Jun. 13 2017

MEMPHIS — The longest ever break in the Tennessee-Memphis football series is not coming to an end in the near...

John Currie says he hasn't talked with Butch Jones about contract

Published Jun. 12 2017

A potential raise or contract extension for Jones has not been among the topics covered by the two, Currie said.

Christian Coleman joins Tennessee predecessor Justin Gatlin in elite feat

Published Jun. 11 2017

Tennessee sprinter Christian Coleman ran his way into history this past Friday at the NCAA outdoor track and field meet...

Tony Vitello introduced as Tennessee baseball coach

Published Jun. 10 2017

When Arkansas introduced Tony Vitello as an assistant baseball coach and recruiting coordinator four years ago, he called it "arguably...

Rick Barnes likes Miss Griffins hot dogs and Vols' potential

Published Jun. 9 2017

Rick Barnes made a stop in Chattanooga before arriving at last Saturday's Big Orange Caravan event that seemed to excite...

Currie tabs Arkansas assistant Tony Vitello as Tennessee's baseball coach

Published Jun. 7 2017

Vitello will be introduced Friday as Tennessee's baseball coach