David Cobb (Reporter, Photographer)

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E-mail: dcobb@timesfreepress.com
David Cobb has covered University of Tennessee athletics for the Times Free Press since April 2017 after joining the the TFP in 2015 to launch the newspaper's outdoors beat. He previously covered Tennessee athletics for the Knoxville News Sentinel and other outlets. Cobb also spent time covering the St. Louis Cardinals for MLB.com in 2015. He lives in Knoxville with his wife, Sarah Jane, who is a television reporter for Knoxville's CBS affiliate. Both are University of Tennessee graduates. He is originally from Memphis, where he remains a weekly radio guest on Sports 56 WHBQ.

Tennessee football program gets 11th commitment of 2019 recruiting class

Published Jun. 24 2018

Tennessee picked up its 11th known commitment of the 2019 football recruiting class Sunday.

Mark Nagi book recounts Vols' "Decade of Dysfunction"

Published Jun. 16 2018

Mark Nagi, a veteran of the University of Tennessee athletics scene, took a long view of what happened last fall...

Admiral Schofield explains decision to stay with Tennessee

Published Jun. 15 2018

Admiral Schofield rehearsed his lines before he went to talk with Rick Barnes after Tennessee's season ended in the second...


D.J. Burns at 17 already getting used to life as a Vol

Published Jun. 14 2018

D.J. Burns has already been put to work helping with Tennessee's youth camps this week.

Brandon Kennedy and a rule change can bolster Tennessee's 2018 offensive line

Published Jun. 14 2018

The addition of a graduate transfer from Alabama and a rule change made by the NCAA Division I Council this...

Momentum seems to be building for Vols football recruiting

Published Jun. 12 2018

Just one day before the Big Orange Caravan began its tour of the region with Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer...

Jeremy Pruitt wants fans to see 'relentlessness' in his Vols

Published Jun. 11 2018

Jeremy Pruitt has spent most of his life in Alabama, but Tennessee's first-year football head coach has a pretty clear...

Versatile recruit picks Tennessee football program

Published Jun. 11 2018

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee picked up its 10th commitment of the 2019 football recruiting class Sunday when Aaron Beasley announced his...

Jonathan Kongbo's position change natural in Vols' new defense

Published Jun. 9 2018

In Tennessee's previous defensive scheme, the news that Jonathan Kongbo shared on June 1 would have come as a greater...

Four-star defensive back Anthony Harris commits to Vols

Published Jun. 8 2018

The Tennessee football program picked up its fifth commitment of the 2019 class with a four-star rating or better on...

Drew Pember's Tennessee commitment should turn Vols' 2019 recruiting focus to guards

Published Jun. 8 2018

The Tennessee basketball program encountered a jolt of recruiting momentum the last two Fridays that leaves little doubt about where...

Vols picked to finish last in the division in 2018

Published Jun. 8 2018

Jeremy Pruitt knows coaches are judged on wins and losses but is focused on instilling "standard" of play.

Vols football coach Jeremy Pruitt: 'We've got to believe in each other'

Published Jun. 7 2018

As Jeremy Pruitt surveys the looming challenges of his first season as Tennessee's football coach, he is keeping his top...

Vols basketball program signs D.J. Burns, announces SEC opponents

Published Jun. 6 2018

The Tennessee basketball program officially announced the signing of four-star basketball prospect D.J. Burns on Wednesday.

Vols basketball gets commitment from four-star prospect for upcoming season

Published Jun. 1 2018

Tennessee received a public commitment Friday from a four-star basketball player who recently reclassified to be eligible for the upcoming...

Six months in, Phillip Fulmer 'invigorated' by 'second chance to finish well' at Tennessee

Published May. 31 2018

As Phillip Fulmer and Beverly Davenport approached a podium adorned with University of Tennessee logos, applause rang out from around...

Career skills emphasis could be Tennessee football recruiting tool

Published May. 30 2018

When Paul Bain raised a hand and blocked a potential game-winning field goal at the end of regulation in Tennessee's...

Reports: Tennessee football gets late addition to 2018 recruiting class

Published May. 30 2018

A four-star prospect previously committed to South Carolina is expected to join the Tennessee football program as a late addition...

Admiral Schofield passes on NBA, playing another season for Vols

Published May. 29 2018

Hard work has never scared Schofield. That's why he is coming back to Tennessee.

Linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. reportedly staying with Vols after all

Published May. 29 2018

The redshirt junior linebacker announced last week that he would leave as a graduate transfer. But after a meeting with...