Patrick Brown (Reporter)

Phone: 901-581-7288
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 covering high school sports and Tennessee sports, including football, basketball, softball and volleyball. While in college, he worked at WUTK, Tennessee's student-run radio station, and interned at WBIR, Knoxville's NBC affiliate. He and his wife, Jordan, the high school math teacher he married in June 2014, live in Knoxville. Contact him at 423-757-6273.

Vols looking to 'regroup' after February fade ends in blowout loss

Published Feb. 26 2017

Tennessee's February free fall ended with a resounding thud at South Carolina.

Vols end February free fall with blowout loss at South Carolina

Published Feb. 25 2017

Tennessee suffers its most lopsided loss of the season in an 82-55 thumping at South Carolina.

Fading Vols, slumping Gamecocks both desperate to win

Published Feb. 25 2017

February has been unkind to the men's basketball teams at Tennessee and South Carolina.


Rick Barnes challenges Vols' toughness after inexplicably slow start in Vanderbilt loss

Published Feb. 24 2017

KNOXVILLE — How the Tennessee men's basketball team practiced the two days leading into Wednesday night's visit from Vanderbilt didn't...

Walt Wells' familiarity could help Vols' offensive line

Published Feb. 24 2017

KNOXVILLE — One of Tennessee's new assistant coaches for football isn't really all that new to the Volunteers, and two...

Tennessee schedules football series with BYU

Published Feb. 23 2017

Tennessee finalizes two-game football series with BYU.

Rick Barnes 'baffled' by Vols' lifeless start in costly loss to Vanderbilt

Published Feb. 23 2017

There was no way Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes could hide his anger and frustration.

Zach Azzanni's departure leaves Vols looking for fifth new coach

Published Feb. 23 2017

Tennessee will have yet another new assistant coach in its football program for 2017.

Slow start dooms Vols in loss to Vanderbilt, 67-56

Published Feb. 22 2017

Tennessee's NCAA tournament hopes take a huge blow in a home loss to Vanderbilt.

Potential replacements for former Vols' wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni

Published Feb. 22 2017

Tennessee will have yet another new coach in its football program for 2017.

Vols' freshmen still learning 'how hard it is to win'

Published Feb. 22 2017

With Tennessee starting three or more freshmen for most of this basketball season, there always was going to be a...

Vols 'understand the situation' regarding NCAA hopes

Published Feb. 21 2017

Even after all the ups and downs of this basketball season for Tennessee, the Volunteers have it all to play...


Rick Barnes, Vols hope promising Shembari Phillips can 'figure it out'

Published Feb. 20 2017

KNOXVILLE — Jordan Bowden remained a starter for Tennessee's basketball game against Missouri on Saturday, but the freshman guard lasted...

New-look Robert Hubbs powers Vols to easy rout of Missouri, 90-70 [photos]

Published Feb. 19 2017

Hubbs poured in 21 points and freshman Grant Williams scored 16 of his 25 points in the second half as...

Williams, Hubbs star as Vols cruise past Missouri, 90-70

Published Feb. 18 2017

Tennessee was not about to become the first team to lose at home to Missouri in more than three years.

David Blackburn publicizes interest as UT's athletic director search heats up

Published Feb. 18 2017

David Blackburn's interest in Tennessee's athletic director position hasn't exactly been a secret.

Forgetful Vols trying to return to winning ways

Published Feb. 18 2017

Five wins in six games to close January generated unexpected February stakes for Tennessee's men's basketball team.

Admiral Schofield believes Vols disrespected Kentucky with season's poorest performance

Published Feb. 16 2017

As the premier men's basketball program in the Southeastern Conference, Kentucky more often than not faces the best shot from...

Tennessee to start spring football practice on March 21

Published Feb. 16 2017

KNOXVILLE — The on-field debut of Tennessee's new-look football program is still more than a month away.

Vols 'looked like zombies' in 83-58 loss at Kentucky

Published Feb. 15 2017

This time Tennessee's upset bid never had a chance.