KNOXVILLE — After a two-day respite from Haslam Field, Tennessee's football team was back at practice on Tuesday afternoon.
KNOXVILLE — Not long after Tennessee finished its first spring football practice last Friday, there was Corey Vereen in one end zone on the indoor field at the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex with a stretching band.
KNOXVILLE — As he shadowed Missouri guard Jabari Brown all afternoon Saturday, Tennessee guard Josh Richardson flashed an eye to the scoreboard every so often.
KNOXVILLE — Justin Worley was the only quarterback on Tennessee's roster that had taken a snap in a college game entering last season, and he used that advantage to win the Volunteers' starting job.
KNOXVILLE — The public criticism of Tennessee basketball coach Cuonzo Martin for the Volunteers' inconsistency and disappointments this season surfaced as a topic of conversations during a couple of player interviews following Saturday's 72-45 rout of Missouri.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee cornerback Cam Sutton had about the best freshman season he could have hoped for in 2013.
KNOXVILLE — Jordan McRae landed after one of the easiest reverse dunks he'll ever have, turned toward Tennessee's bench and flashed a smile at his teammates.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's entirely new offensive line enters 2014 with six combined collegiate starts, and Marcus Jackson has five of those, all as a true freshman in 2011.
KNOXVILLE — Antonio Barton scored 16 points and Jarnell Stokes had a double-double Saturday as Tennessee trounced Missouri 72-45 to win its fourth straight game and boost its NCAA tournament hopes.
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.
AUBURN, Ala. — The competition hasn’t been the stiffest, but Tennessee appears to be playing its crispest basketball of the season in the early days of college basketball’s most important month.
KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee football Volunteers made a large jump, from 114th nationally in 2012 to 27th last season, in pass defense.
KNOXVILLE — When Tennessee opens spring football practice Friday afternoon, it will do so without its leader in receptions from last season.
KNOXVILLE — Some of the SEC's better teams have gone to Auburn and avoided falling into the Tigers' trap this season.
Tennessee receiver Pig Howard, who led the Volunteers in receptions in 2013, will not participate in spring practice due to personal reasons, which starts Friday.
KNOXVILLE — When A.J. Johnson elected to return to Tennessee for his senior season instead of enter the NFL draft, it meant not only that the Volunteers were getting back a two-time All-SEC linebacker but also that they didn't have to replace every starter from their front seven.
KNOXVILLE — Heading into the final week of the regular season, Tennessee's basketball team is in a spot to which it's become accustomed the past two seasons.
KNOXVILLE — It's been the elephant in the room for Tennessee's football program for more than a year.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee will try to do something it's not done this basketball season at Auburn on Wednesday: win a third SEC game in a row.
KNOXVILLE — One position was dominated by youth, and the other was a disappointment.
KNOXVILLE — The lists of new items in Tennessee's Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday included an LED lighting system, a banner and retired number in the rafters and some gray shoes for the home team. It seemed to house a whole new basketball team, too.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee's football offense recorded just its third 2,000-yard rushing season since 1999 last season, and though the man who gained most of those yards is done, coach Butch Jones and offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian are accustomed to replacing productive running backs.
KNOXVILLE — Nearly three years ago to the day, Dale Ellis was back on the campus of the University of Tennessee, where he was a basketball star in the early 1980s, for the jersey retirement ceremony for Allan Houston, another of the Volunteers' past stars.
KNOXVILLE -- It may not be the biggest concern for Tennessee's football program as it prepares to start spring football.
KNOXVILLE — The punishment for Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive tackle Danny O'Brien will be handled internally, Volunteers football coach Butch Jones said this week.
KNOXVILLE — Butch Jones can pump the brakes all he wants.
An easy 20 minutes turned into a nervy 40-minute trip to Starkville for the University of Tennessee's basketball team.
KNOXVILLE — The punishment for Tennessee linebacker A.J. Johnson and defensive tackle Danny O’Brien will be handled internally, Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Tuesday.
KNOXVILLE — For Tennessee football coach Butch Jones and his staff, national signing day is in the rearview and spring football is just around the corner.
KNOXVILLE — There's any number of discussions and debates as to why Tennessee's basketball team sits at .500 in the SEC and on the wrong side of the NCAA tournament bubble with four regular-season games remaining.
KNOXVILLE — With each frustrating loss by Tennessee's basketball Volunteers this season, the grumbling from the fan base has increased in volume.
One sweep likely kept Tennessee out of the NCAA men's basketball tournament last season.
KNOXVILLE — Texas A&M 57, Tennessee 56.
KNOXVILLE — They enter with the highest billing and generate the greatest excitement and anticipation.
KNOXVILLE — After hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game midway through the second half of Tennessee's 67-48 win against Georgia on Tuesday night, Antonio Barton briefly paused to look down at the 3-point line.
KNOXVILLE — Jarnell Stokes insisted he wasn't playing angry after what happened in Tennessee's last game.
KNOXVILLE — Jarnell Stokes must have been frustrated by Tennessee’s two-game losing streak and under-utilization in the second half of a five-point road loss.
KNOXVILLE — The question has been asked countless times since Tennessee's 75-70 loss at Missouri on Saturday.
Tennessee again came down the stretch of a basketball game with a key win up for grabs.
KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee men's basketball team is 7-1 in first games after losses this season.
KNOXVILLE — The hours of travel and the hundreds of phone calls and text messages are in the past.