David Paschall (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6524
E-mail: dpaschall@timesfreepress.com
David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for his journalism, including various Tennessee state sports writing awards. In addition, he is in his fifth year on the voting board of the Harris Interactive College Football Poll and his ninth year on the voting board for the Heisman Trophy; he also serves on the voting board for the Biletnikoff and Lombardi awards. He is a past Southern League writer of the year, a former board member of the Football Writers' Association of America. Contact David at 423-757-6524 or dpaschall@timesfreepress.com.

Vanderbilt extends football coach Derek Mason's contract

Published Feb. 22 2019

Derek Mason, the only Vanderbilt football coach to defeat Tennessee three consecutive seasons since the formation of the Southeastern Conference...

Alabama trending in wrong direction at wrong time

Published Feb. 22 2019

Improving as the winter progresses is a shared goal of every college basketball program.

Vols, Bulldogs soon will be clashing in November

Published Feb. 20 2019

Georgia and Tennessee have collided on an annual basis in football since 1992, when the Southeastern Conference split into two...


Alabama's Josh Jacobs could be first running back taken in this year's NFL draft

Published Feb. 20 2019

Former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs is an appealing NFL draft prospect because of what he did and didn't accomplish...

Mel Kiper: Not much Tennessee impact in Nashville-hosted draft

Published Feb. 20 2019

Longtime ESPN analyst Mel Kiper believes the University of Tennessee will again be a prominent program in cranking out NFL...

Will Wade, LSU no longer under the radar in SEC basketball race

Published Feb. 19 2019

Will Wade almost won a Southern Conference championship during his second and final season as the University of Tennessee at...

Nick Saban announces seven new hires to Alabama staff

Published Feb. 16 2019

That was quite a process.

Dan Lanning's salary more than doubles at Georgia

Published Feb. 16 2019

Dan Lanning will have a much larger responsibility and a much larger paycheck in his second season as a Georgia...

J.K. McKay, Steve Spurrier seeking to extend AAF's success after opening weekend

Published Feb. 16 2019

In 1976, J.K. McKay was a Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver catching passes from quarterback Steve Spurrier.

Chattanooga Lookouts legends Joe Engel, Sal Rende set for Southern League Hall of Fame induction

Published Feb. 13 2019

Two legendary Chattanooga Lookouts figures, Joe Engel and Sal Rende, are among the Southern League Hall of Fame's four-member class...

SEC spring football practices not too far off

Published Feb. 13 2019

For more than a third of Southeastern Conference programs, spring football can't get here soon enough.

Anthony Edwards gives Georgia its biggest basketball commitment

Published Feb. 11 2019

The Georgia Bulldogs are struggling this basketball season, but help is definitely on the way.

Georgia men's basketball coach Tom Crean's comments irritate mother of player

Published Feb. 11 2019

Comments made Saturday by first-year Georgia men's basketball coach Tom Crean did not sit well with the mother of one...

SEC football coaches well-immersed into 2020 recruiting

Published Feb. 10 2019

The month of January continued to be a very busy one in college football recruiting. It's just for the next...

Georgia punter Marshall Long giving up football

Published Feb. 8 2019

Georgia punter Marshall Long, who dislocated one of his kneecaps late in the 2016 season and hasn't played since, is...

State boundaries meant little to Bulldogs, Vols in 2019 recruiting cycle

Published Feb. 8 2019

If college football recruiting was based solely on defending the home turf, Georgia coach Kirby Smart and Tennessee coach Jeremy...

Tennessee's Eli Wolf to play final college season at Georgia

Published Feb. 7 2019

Former Tennessee tight end Eli Wolf announced Thursday on social media that he will play his final college season at...

Bulldogs snag two top-five receivers as George Pickens flips from Auburn

Published Feb. 6 2019

The Georgia Bulldogs wound up snagging two top-five national receivers for their 2019 signing class after all.

Alabama, SEC again dominate national football recruiting

Published Feb. 6 2019

Alabama applied icing to its recruiting cake Wednesday, adding three football signees to the 24 from December's early period.

Several elite prospects still available for SEC schools

Published Feb. 6 2019

The continued impact of college football's early signing period will be evident today at the University of Georgia.