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 post fourth-quarter shutout in 77-34 win against Central Arkansas

Published Nov. 30 2017

Tennessee center Mercedes Russell had just drained her eighth basket of the game Thursday night and was trotting back on...

North Carolina State's Dave Doeren the latest to pass on Vols coaching job

Published Nov. 30 2017

Tennessee's turbulent football coaching search barreled onward Thursday with another rejection — though this one seemed to delight Volunteers fans...

UPDATE: Dave Doeren expected to stay at North Carolina State

Published Nov. 30 2017

North Carolina State football coach Dave Doeren has been offered the job at Tennessee.

Basketball Vols were ready to go in latest win

Published Nov. 29 2017

There was no sand stuck between Tennessee's toes in its first game back from a trip to Bahamas.

Tennessee Vols still searching for a head football coach

Published Nov. 29 2017

The University of Tennessee flirted with hiring a football coach again Wednesday only to have negotiations fall through in the...

UT men's basketball coach Rick Barnes not looking too far ahead

Published Nov. 28 2017

The Tennessee men's basketball team added two victories and a close loss against three power conference opponents to its early...

Mike Gundy rejects Tennessee coaching offer, will stay at Oklahoma State

Published Nov. 28 2017

Tennessee's tumultuous football coaching search zeroed in Tuesday on a new candidate who was actually an old candidate.

Former Vols football players supportive of Tee Martin as head coach

Published Nov. 27 2017

Several former Tennessee football players have voiced their support for Southern California offensive coordinator Tee Martin as Tennessee's coaching search...

UT chancellor didn't sign memorandum of understanding with Greg Schiano

Published Nov. 27 2017

At least one redemptive bit of news emerged from the University of Tennessee campus Monday, the day after Tennessee almost...

Tennessee athletic director John Currie defends decision to pursue Greg Schiano

Published Nov. 27 2017

Specifically, Currie addressed Schiano's time at Penn State from 1990 to 1995.

Big Orange meltdown: Rumor of deal to hire Greg Schiano as Vols coach sets off internet firestorm

Published Nov. 27 2017

State legislators and Tennessee gubernatorial candidates joined a wild revolt against a candidate for the University of Tennessee's head football...

Deal to make Greg Schiano next UT football coach taken off table after Vols fans revolt

Published Nov. 26 2017

The University of Tennessee reportedly came close to hiring a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach to replace the fired...

Tennessee reportedly nearing deal to make Greg Schiano next football coach

Published Nov. 26 2017

He returned to coaching in December of 2015 when Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hired him as the Buckeyes' defensive...

Vanderbilt pins record eighth loss on Tennessee Vols, 42-24 [photos]

Published Nov. 25 2017

Just 13 and a half months after rising to a No. 9 national ranking, the Tennessee football program hit an...

Vols Gameday: breakdown and score prediction for Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt

Published Nov. 25 2017

It's a battle of the Southeastern Conference cellar dwellers in the season finale for both, and there's not much on...

Vols trying to avoid losing historically elite status in finale against Vanderbilt

Published Nov. 24 2017

Four times in the University of Tennessee's storied football history, teams have been backed into the corner where the Volunteers...

Here's an updated hot board of potential Tennessee Vols coaching candidates

Published Nov. 23 2017

With college football's regular season concluding this weekend, Tennessee athletic director John Currie will have his best chance yet to...

Lifelong Vols fan Colton Jumper wrapping up UT playing career

Published Nov. 22 2017

Colton Jumper quickly sifted through all of his experiences as a linebacker at Tennessee to try to identify a favorite.

James Daniel's game evolving as Volunteers begin Battle 4 Atlantis

Published Nov. 21 2017

Tennessee's returning basketball players saw the numbers James Daniel III posted in three seasons at Howard University and naturally had...

Kendal Vickers ending Vols career as durable leader

Published Nov. 21 2017

When Kendal Vickers lines up at defensive tackle for Tennessee on Saturday against Vanderbilt, it will be his 39th consecutive...