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.

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.

Kentucky exacts revenge in emphatic fashion against Vols, 83-58

Published Feb. 14 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky. — This time Tennessee's upset bid never had a chance.

Six Tennessee players to participate in NFL combine

Published Feb. 14 2017

In what could be a foreshadowing of the NFL draft in late April, Tennessee will be well-represented at the league's...

Coach Rick Barnes emphasizing Vols' 'mindset' ahead of Kentucky rematch

Published Feb. 14 2017

It was probably easy for the Tennessee men's basketball team to turn the page after Saturday's loss to Georgia.

Grant Williams takes blame for Vols' loss despite scoring 30

Published Feb. 13 2017

KNOXVILLE — With his 30-point performance against Georgia on Saturday, Tennessee's Grant Williams became the program's first freshman with multiple...


Frazier again fuels Georgia's second-half rally past Tennessee

Published Feb. 11 2017

Perhaps no Southeastern Conference basketball team is happier J.J. Frazier is a senior than Tennessee.

Vols' Alvin Kamara earning first-round NFL draft projections [photos]

Published Feb. 11 2017

Derek Barnett could have some company from another former Tennessee star on the first night of the NFL draft in...

'Two-way' Jordan Bowden hoping for more big-shot moments for Vols

Published Feb. 11 2017

No shot was bigger in Tennessee's basketball victory against Ole Miss on Wednesday than the 3-pointer Jordan Bowden made from...

Young Vols not thinking 'next year'

Published Feb. 10 2017

With seven regular-season games remaining, the stakes are much higher than expected for Tennessee's men's basketball team.

Robert Hubbs hustle play keys Vols' late surge to win against Ole Miss [photos]

Published Feb. 9 2017

Robert Hubbs III wasn't sure where he was throwing the basketball.

Tennessee announces Hoke, Wells as football coaching assistants

Published Feb. 8 2017

Tennessee on Tuesday night formally announced the final two changes to its football coaching staff.

Hoke inheriting a Vols defensive line with plenty of questions

Published Feb. 8 2017

One of Tennessee's new assistant football coaches will have one of the most unproven position groups on what will be...

Amid higher stakes Vols now 'expect to win'

Published Feb. 8 2017

Tennessee's basketball loss at Mississippi State on Saturday felt more damaging than it probably was to the Volunteers and their...