Gene Henley (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6311
E-mail: ghenley@timesfreepress.com
Bio:
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' experience is the difference against upset-minded Raiders

Published Mar. 22 2019

The Tennessee men have typified a battle-tested basketball team all season long.

Lady Vols putting a priority on ball protection

Published Mar. 22 2019

The Tennessee women's basketball team has had some Jekyll moments this season, and certainly some Hyde moments.

Tennessee men 77, Colgate 70: The good, the bad and the verdict [photos]

Published Mar. 22 2019

See what Tennessee beat writer Gene Henley thought of Friday's NCAA tournament opener.


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Vols pull away late for 77-70 win over Colgate, advance to second round of NCAA tourney

Published Mar. 22 2019

The NCAA men's basketball tournament isn't about style points. It's about wins.

Three keys for Tennessee not to get upset by Colgate

Published Mar. 21 2019

Sixth-ranked and South region second-seeded Tennessee starts its NCAA men's basketball tournament run Friday with a game against 15th-seeded Colgate.

Vols have sense of urgency entering NCAA tournament

Published Mar. 21 2019

College basketball teams normally send their head coach and two or three players to news conferences.

Steady approach has served basketball Vols well this season

Published Mar. 20 2019

The Tennessee Volunteers are a seasoned basketball team, and because of that they understand the importance of what's next on...

Lady Vols land commitment from Australia's Jessie Rennie

Published Mar. 20 2019

The Tennessee women have struggled shooting the basketball this season, especially from long range.

'Natural scorer' Lamonte Turner has developed versatility for Vols

Published Mar. 19 2019

If Lamonte Turner were just a few inches taller, there would be fewer issues.

Vols' offensive line improving, developing depth

Published Mar. 18 2019

For all sorts of reasons, the Tennessee football offensive linemen are looking forward to the rest of 2019.

Lady Vols to face UCLA in NCAA tourney

Published Mar. 18 2019

Well, the streak lives on for the Tennessee women's basketball team.

Vols set sights on NCAA after SEC tourney loss

Published Mar. 18 2019

Monday was a time for recalibration for the Tennessee men's basketball team.

After a disappointing start to the day, Vols wind up No. 2 seed in NCAA bracket

Published Mar. 17 2019

Sunday was a mostly disappointing day for the Tennessee men's basketball team, as it played poorly and fell short in...

Vols fall flat in title game against Auburn

Published Mar. 17 2019

Had Tennessee's game Saturday against Kentucky been for the Southeastern Conference championship, there would have been a lot of reasons...

Lamonte Turner's shot takes Vols to SEC title game

Published Mar. 17 2019

Throughout a slump that had lasted almost five games, Lamonte Turner maintained the same mentality: Shooters shoot.

Vols show toughness in comeback win

Published Mar. 17 2019

With a chance to fold Saturday afternoon, Tennessee never flinched.

Tennessee men 82, Kentucky 78: The good, the bad and the verdict

Published Mar. 16 2019

See what Tennessee beat writer Gene Henley thought of the team's SEC tournament semifinal win against Kentucky.

Vols park Mississippi State, will face Kentucky in SEC semifinals

Published Mar. 16 2019

Not sure he could believe what he had just seen, Tennessee forward Grant Williams fell into teammate Yves Pons' arms.

UT baseball, softball teams both rolling so far

Published Mar. 14 2019

Will Heflin has been on a University of Tennessee baseball team that started the season hot before.

SEC tourney gives Vols second shot at title

Published Mar. 14 2019

Tennessee missed one prime opportunity to win a Southeastern Conference men's basketball championship this season.