Gene Henley (Reporter)
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.
The Tennessee men have typified a battle-tested basketball team all season long.
The Tennessee women's basketball team has had some Jekyll moments this season, and certainly some Hyde moments.
See what Tennessee beat writer Gene Henley thought of Friday's NCAA tournament opener.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament isn't about style points. It's about wins.
Sixth-ranked and South region second-seeded Tennessee starts its NCAA men's basketball tournament run Friday with a game against 15th-seeded Colgate.
College basketball teams normally send their head coach and two or three players to news conferences.
The Tennessee Volunteers are a seasoned basketball team, and because of that they understand the importance of what's next on...
The Tennessee women have struggled shooting the basketball this season, especially from long range.
If Lamonte Turner were just a few inches taller, there would be fewer issues.
For all sorts of reasons, the Tennessee football offensive linemen are looking forward to the rest of 2019.
Well, the streak lives on for the Tennessee women's basketball team.
Monday was a time for recalibration for the Tennessee men's basketball team.
Sunday was a mostly disappointing day for the Tennessee men's basketball team, as it played poorly and fell short in...
Had Tennessee's game Saturday against Kentucky been for the Southeastern Conference championship, there would have been a lot of reasons...
Throughout a slump that had lasted almost five games, Lamonte Turner maintained the same mentality: Shooters shoot.
With a chance to fold Saturday afternoon, Tennessee never flinched.
See what Tennessee beat writer Gene Henley thought of the team's SEC tournament semifinal win against Kentucky.
Not sure he could believe what he had just seen, Tennessee forward Grant Williams fell into teammate Yves Pons' arms.
Will Heflin has been on a University of Tennessee baseball team that started the season hot before.
Tennessee missed one prime opportunity to win a Southeastern Conference men's basketball championship this season.