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 basketball notes: Admiral Schofield prays for injured opponent

Published Mar. 9 2018

According to a post on Mississippi State's official basketball Twitter account, Weatherspoon was taken to a local hospital with an...

Tennessee survives tight game with Mississippi State in SEC Tournament quarterfinals

Published Mar. 9 2018

Tennessee's men's basketball team matched its season high in turnovers, had its second-worst shooting night of the season and somehow...

Mississippi State wants inspired effort for crucial Tennessee rematch

Published Mar. 9 2018

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Mississippi State squandered its first chance to make an impression on the NCAA Tournament selection committee...

Jeremy Pruitt talks about Keller Chryst, Trey Smith and more

Published Mar. 9 2018

Tennessee's pursuit of a graduate transfer quarterback, which ended last week with the commitment of Keller Chryst, likely could have...

Vols in win-win situation going into SEC tournament

Published Mar. 8 2018

As Tennessee prepares to begin the postseason tonight in the quarterfinal round of the Southeastern Conference men's basketball tournament, the...

Tennessee's Rick Barnes, Grant Williams win top SEC honors

Published Mar. 6 2018

All three of the Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches who have coached at Tennessee received votes from the Associated Press...

Video-board image of Butch Jones replaced with UT legend

Published Mar. 5 2018

An image of former Tennessee coach Butch Jones finally came down from the back of the Neyland Stadium video board.

Adjustment to new rhythm awaits Vols in postseason

Published Mar. 5 2018

Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes said after Tennessee secured a Southeastern Conference regular season co-championship on Saturday that he is...

Cobbservations 010: This week's AP ballot, why I voted for Rick Barnes as Coach of the Year

Published Mar. 5 2018

Mark Wiedmer wrote a good column that appeared in this morning's Times Free Press about Rick Barnes' candidacy for various...

Vols guard Lamonte Turner works hard to be ready for big moments

Published Mar. 4 2018

Rick Barnes notices Admiral Schofield and Lamonte Turner working on their shooting in the offseason and after practices.

Lady Vols sweep Tennessee Invitational in final tune-up before SEC play

Published Mar. 4 2018

The fifth-ranked Tennessee softball team improved to 21-1 as it opened its 2018 home schedule by going 5-0 in the...

Tennessee Vols drop heated battle with MTSU

Published Mar. 4 2018

Tensions flared Sunday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium as a weekend of intrastate college baseball culminated with Middle Tennessee State University...

Tennessee beats Georgia to win SEC regular-season co-championship

Published Mar. 3 2018

The first time Rick Barnes grabbed the microphone, Grant Williams had just fouled out and Barnes had to request that...

A'ja Wilson leads South Carolina over Lady Vols, 73-62 [photos]

Published Mar. 2 2018

A'ja Wilson helped make the third meeting the charm for South Carolina.

James Daniel's championship vision materializing at Tennessee

Published Mar. 2 2018

The idea may have seemed a little strange to those outside the Tennessee basketball program when James Daniel explained part...

Cobbservations 009: Keller Chryst's Tennessee commitment

Published Mar. 2 2018

Make no mistake that Keller Chryst's commitment to Tennessee will shake up the Vols' quarterback competition entering the 2018 season.

Graduate transfer Keller Chryst joining Tennessee quarterback competition

Published Mar. 1 2018

Tennessee's quarterback competition received a new entrant on Thursday night when Stanford graduate transfer Keller Chryst indicated on Twitter that...

Rennia Davis lifts Lady Vols over Auburn in SEC Tournament

Published Mar. 1 2018

Jaime Nared left the game with an injury in the fourth quarter but the Lady Vols survived thanks to a...

Vols not shying from SEC championship aspirations

Published Feb. 28 2018

Lamonte Turner could have offered a diplomatic response proclaiming he and his Tennessee basketball teammates had no interest in a...

Work scheduled to remove Butch Jones from Neyland Stadium video board

Published Feb. 28 2018

Work is scheduled to begin Monday on the project to remove an image of Butch Jones from the back of...