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 building depth during open week

Published Oct. 5 2017

Tennessee's football team is dealing with its share of problems during an off week before hosting South Carolina on Oct....

Two Vols commitments reopen their recruiting, but some staying firm

Published Oct. 4 2017

Tennessee's football coaching staff is now on the defensive with a 2018 recruiting class that had been shaping up as...

Humbled Vols have energetic practice after 'reality check' [photos]

Published Oct. 4 2017

John Kelly described it as "a reality check for a lot of people on the team."


Lady Vols freshmen are big part of coach Holly Warlick's excitement

Published Oct. 4 2017

The sound of basketball shoes squeaking on the hardwood rose from the Tennessee men's practice Tuesday as women's coach Holly...

Lineman Venzell Boulware leaving Tennessee football program

Published Oct. 3 2017

Tennessee's offensive line has lost some muscle.

Open week gives Vols chance to search for 'true leaders' [photos, video]

Published Oct. 2 2017

Tennessee football coach Butch Jones believed in the offseason that his 2017 team would be led by committee, saying at...

Georgia overwhelms host Tennessee, 41-0 [photos, video]

Published Oct. 1 2017

Georgia earned its 800th win in program history by stepping on the Butch Jones era of Tennessee football with a...

Tennessee shut out in blowout loss to Georgia [video]

Published Sep. 30 2017

Georgia inflicted a crushing blow on the Butch Jones era of Tennessee football on Saturday.

Peyton Manning says he's behind Butch Jones

Published Sep. 30 2017

Peyton Manning is a volunteer assistant for his 6-year-old son's flag football team these days, and he said he's not...

Jim Chaney returns to Knoxville with Georgia on Saturday

Published Sep. 29 2017

Phillip Fulmer, Johnny Majors and Doug Dickey are expected to join Peyton Manning on the field when Manning is honored...

John Kelly carrying major load for Vols this season

Published Sep. 28 2017

The good news for Tennessee's running game is John Kelly leads the Southeastern Conference in rushing yards, is tied for...

Coach Butch Jones explains misperception about Vols' quarterback play [photos]

Published Sep. 27 2017

To the untrained eye, an incompletion that ended Tennessee's first offensive series in a 17-13 win over Massachusetts last Saturday...

Tennessee defensive coaches praise Georgia's Jake Fromm

Published Sep. 27 2017

Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and secondary coach Charlton Warren issued high praise for Georgia freshman quarterback Jake Fromm on...

Vols' Butch Jones feisty in meeting with media [video, photos]

Published Sep. 26 2017

Coach Butch Jones said in the wake of Tennessee's 17-13 win over Massachusetts on Saturday that the responsibility would be...

Butch Jones says 'enough is enough,' calls out media

Published Sep. 25 2017

Tennessee coach Butch Jones issued a heated statement to media on Monday.

Vols' Brandon Johnson starring in slot receiver role [photos, video]

Published Sep. 25 2017

Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady may have a new favorite target.

Vols manage to hold off winless UMass, 17-13 [video]

Published Sep. 24 2017

Massachusetts got the football with the chance to take a lead four times in the fourth quarter against Tennessee on...

Vols still have questions at quarterback

Published Sep. 24 2017

Tennessee coach Butch Jones said he was looking for a spark when he substituted Jarrett Guarantano at quarterback for starter...

Vols avoid stunning upset, edge UMass at Neyland Stadium

Published Sep. 23 2017

The Volunteers escaped with a 17-13 victory in front of an announced crowd of 95,324 that had thinned considerably throughout...

Vols hope to show corrections against UMass

Published Sep. 23 2017

Similar to when Tennessee played Indiana State with Florida on the horizon a couple of weeks ago, hosting Massachusetts with...