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.

Vols' Jeremy Pruitt believes SEC football is better than it's ever been

Published Jul. 17 2019

The road back to national relevance, or even relevance within its own conference, won't be an easy one for Tennessee.

Vols quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has grown as a leader, become the 'face of Tennessee' football despite setbacks

Published Jul. 16 2019

Jarrett Guarantano stood in New York's Times Square in April of 2015, ready to make a commitment to the college...

Vols still waiting to hear on transfers' eligibility

Published Jul. 16 2019

Anybody expecting or hoping for an update on the pending eligibility of Tennessee's two transfer players will have to wait...

Bowl ban did not deter Missouri football players

Published Jul. 15 2019

The NCAA transfer portal giveth to the Missouri football program this offseason.

Guarantano, Taylor added to preseason watch lists

Published Jul. 15 2019

Two of the University of Tennessee's three participants at Southeastern Conference media days have been named to preseason national watch...

Vols trio selected to speak for SEC media days

Published Jul. 10 2019

The Tennessee football program announced Wednesday that it will be represented by Jarrett Guarantano, Daniel Bituli and Darrell Taylor at...

Vols, Mocs to face Florida State in Emerald Coast Classic

Published Jul. 8 2019

The Tennessee men's basketball team will face Florida State in the third round of the Emerald Coast Classic on Nov....

Tennessee basketball freshman D.J. Burns enters name in NCAA transfer portal

Published Jul. 1 2019

Tennessee basketball freshman D.J. Burns has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal.

Decision in: Kerry Blackshear Jr. bypasses Vols for Gators

Published Jun. 26 2019

The Tennessee men's basketball program put its best foot forward for highly coveted graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear Jr.

Keshawn Lawrence, Elijah Howard commit to football Vols

Published Jun. 25 2019

The University of Tennessee football program continued its recent run of recruiting success with the addition of 2020 four-star safety...

Alabama WR Jordan Mosley gives football Vols their first 2021 commitment

Published Jun. 24 2019

The Tennessee football program picked up a commitment over the weekend from Jordan Mosley.

Three Vols celebrate NBA draft selections

Published Jun. 21 2019

With the NBA draft winding down Thursday night, Josh Bone had started what appeared to be a concession speech for...

Offensive lineman Cooper Mays commits to Vols

Published Jun. 21 2019

Tennessee's football Volunteers gained a commitment for the 2020 recruiting cycle Friday from Cooper Mays, a four-star offensive lineman who...

Vols' Jordan Bone selected late in second round of NBA draft

Published Jun. 21 2019

Jordan Bone became the third University of Tennessee basketball player to hear his name called Thursday during the NBA draft...

Vols' Admiral Schofield joins Grant Williams in being drafted

Published Jun. 20 2019

Admiral Schofield became the second member of the 2018-19 Tennessee basketball team to be drafted Thursday night, going in the...

Grant Williams becomes first Tennessee player to be selected in first round of NBA draft in eight seasons

Published Jun. 20 2019

Grant Williams became the first Tennessee player to be selected in the first round of the NBA draft in eight...

The Vol-ume Shooter Podcast: Admiral Schofield

Published Jun. 19 2019

The chapter of one of Tennessee's best basketball seasons in school history will be closed Thursday after the NBA Draft,...

Defensive back Lovie Jenkins commits to Vols

Published Jun. 13 2019

The Tennessee football program picked up its ninth commitment for the 2020 recruiting cycle when defensive back Lovie Jenkins gave...

Vols to receive weekend visit from top graduate transfer Kerry Blackshear

Published Jun. 10 2019

Tennessee's past two basketball seasons have shown the potential makings of an elite men's program, with 57 wins, a share...

Three players commit to football Vols

Published Jun. 9 2019

Tennessee picked up two commitments for the 2020 recruiting cycle and got another from a player who won't be a...