Gene Henley (Reporter)

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Gene has been with the Times Free Press since July 2008. Prior to that, he spent three years covering sports for the Cleveland Daily Banner. He now covers Tennessee athletics, focusing on football and basketball. Prior to that he spent five years in the same capacity, covering UTC. Gene spent three years playing college basketball, then played a year of semi-professional before starting with the Cleveland Daily Banner in 2005. His passion is basketball, but he loves all sports of all kinds. He does consider himself a fan of the Bulls (NBA), 49ers (NFL) and Cubs (MLB) at the professional level. Gene lives in Cleveland and has a 14-year old son, Judah.

Daniel Bituli's return bolsters Vols' linebackers group

Published Sep. 16 2019

Daniel Bituli was ready to get back out on the playing field for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt: 'You find out who you are' on the road

Published Sep. 16 2019

Tennessee started off the 2019 season with three consecutive games at home, yielding less than stellar results.

Victory offers sweet relief to Vols

Published Sep. 16 2019

The Tennessee Volunteers needed Saturday afternoon's result.

Vols aggressive, dominant in win against Mocs [video, photos]

Published Sep. 15 2019

Jarrett Guarantano threw three first-half touchdown passes, and the Tennessee Volunteers dominated all three phases.

Vols QB Jarrett Guarantano bounces back after rough start to season

Published Sep. 15 2019

Jeremy Pruitt was defiant when questioned about his starting quarterback.

Game-day preview: Tennessee vs. UTC

Published Sep. 13 2019

Noon Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville

Victory is bottom line for Vols as UTC visits

Published Sep. 13 2019

Oddsmakers have listed the Tennessee Volunteers as heavy favorites.

Vols have multiple productive options at running back

Published Sep. 12 2019

Earlier this week, Tennessee freshman running back Eric Gray referred to himself and junior Ty Chandler as "Thunder and Lightning."

Analysis: Young Vols haven't lost sight of Jeremy Pruitt's vision

Published Sep. 11 2019

He may be only a freshman, but Tennessee inside linebacker Henry To'o To'o is certain of at least one thing...

Tennessee DB Bryce Thompson can practice, but not likely to play Saturday

Published Sep. 11 2019

Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt announced Wednesday that sophomore cornerback Bryce Thompson will return to practice.

LaTrell Bumphus, Theo Jackson good examples for Vols

Published Sep. 10 2019

LaTrell Bumphus and Theo Jackson did exactly what the Tennessee coaching staff told them to do Saturday against Brigham Young.

Vols' SEC basketball schedule begins with LSU

Published Sep. 10 2019

The Tennessee men's basketball team finalized its 2019-20 schedule Tuesday with the announcement of the Southeastern Conference slate.


Vols remain positive, ask fans to 'bear with us'

Published Sep. 9 2019

As the frustration over Tennessee's four-game football losing streak starts to boil outside of the program, those within the program...

Pruitt: 'No doubt' Guarantano is best QB on our team [video]

Published Sep. 9 2019

Jeremy Pruitt has been pretty non-committal in announcing who his backup quarterback is, although there may have been a glimpse...

Jeremy Pruitt wants Vols to be more physical

Published Sep. 8 2019

The Tennessee Volunteers showed a lot of progress on offense in their second game of the season.

Double-OT loss to BYU leaves Vols 0-2 for first time in 31 years [photos]

Published Sep. 7 2019

With everything to gain Saturday night, Tennessee found a way to lose.

Vols notebook: Trey Smith starts; Jauan Jennings steps up

Published Sep. 7 2019

It was a week later than many expected, but Trey Smith made his way back into the Tennessee starting lineup...

Live coverage: Tennessee vs. BYU

Published Sep. 7 2019

Tennessee vs. BYU college football game results as they happen.

Game-day preview: Tennessee vs. BYU

Published Sep. 6 2019

7 p.m. Saturday at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville

BYU game offers Vols chance to show they've moved on from loss

Published Sep. 6 2019

There was only one necessary outcome for the Tennessee Volunteers in last weekend's season opener against Georgia State.