Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011.
A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor. If it’s the NBA, the NFL or SEC football and basketball, he’s probably reading about it or watching it on TV.
Contact him at 423-757-6273.
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KNOXVILLE – Just a little more than 12 hours after its first spring practice, Tennessee's football team was back at it on Haslam Field Saturday morning for practice No. 2.
KNOXVILLE — Flash back to October 2013, when Tennessee was one loose helmet or one play — the starting quarterback hitting his thumb on a defender's helmet, for example — from playing one of its two true freshman quarterbacks.
KNOXVILLE — Josh Richardson was being interviewed after Tennessee's 82-54 basketball win at Auburn on Wednesday when teammate Jeronne Maymon stopped on his way from the Volunteers' locker room to the team bus and played reporter for a moment.
KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones typically is pretty upbeat, and he certainly appeared that way again Friday evening.
Tennessee opened spring practice on a picturesque Friday afternoon in Knoxville, and the first of 15 workouts over the next month provided a first look at coach Butch Jones's second team, including the 14 newcomers who enrolled in January as part of the Volunteers' touted 2014 recruiting class.
KNOXVILLE — Early-morning arrivals to and late-night departures from the Tennessee football complex often lead to little sleep for Butch Jones, but the question of who will win the Volunteers' starting quarterback job doesn't appear to be a source of insomnia for him.
KNOXVILLE — Curt Maggitt wore a different number on his practice jersey each week during the latter half of Tennessee's 2013 football season.
KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones will experience a first of sorts his second spring practice as Tennessee's football coach.
KNOXVILLE — This time a year ago in Tennessee's football program, just about everything was new.
AUBURN, Ala. — It may have come against teams sitting 10th and 12th in the SEC standings, but Tennessee appears to be playing its best basketball of the season in the early days of college basketball's most important month.