Patrick Brown (Reporter)

Phone: 901-581-7288
Patrick Brown has been the University of Tennessee beat writer since January 2011. A native of Memphis, Brown graduated from UT in May of 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Journalism/Electronic Media and worked at the Knoxville News Sentinel for two years on the sports editorial staff and as a freelance contributor covering high school sports and Tennessee sports, including football, basketball, softball and volleyball. While in college, he worked at WUTK, Tennessee's student-run radio station, and interned at WBIR, Knoxville's NBC affiliate. He and his wife, Jordan, the high school math teacher he married in June 2014, live in Knoxville. Contact him at 423-757-6273.

Butch Jones says Vols' biggest pro day shows 'how far we've come' [photos]

Published Apr. 1 2017

It's been a few years since Tennessee hosted a pro day like the one it held Friday.

Robert Meachem's NFL comeback try includes 'humbling' return to Vols' pro day

Published Apr. 1 2017

As far as Robert Meachem knows, he is the first 32-year-old football player to participate in a college program's pro...

Larry Scott wants Vols' offense 'building a foundation' during spring

Published Mar. 31 2017

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee offensive coordinator Larry Scott will be one of eight first-time play-callers in the Football Bowl Subdivision in...

Butch Jones challenging Vols' QBs to 'put the boat in the water'

Published Mar. 30 2017

The second period of Tennessee's fourth spring practice wasn't up to par Tuesday afternoon.

Darrell Taylor 'determined' to deliver in increased role for Vols

Published Mar. 29 2017

Darrell Taylor was one of the last Tennessee football players to depart Haslam Field after the Volunteers wrapped up their...

Heavier burden now becoming the 'reality' for Vols' offensive line

Published Mar. 28 2017

Tennessee's offensive line performed well during the team's first padded practice Saturday.

Vols' defense confident in second-year rebound under Bob Shoop

Published Mar. 27 2017

While Tennessee's offense is focused on selecting a new starting quarterback and identifying potential playmakers at the skill positions this...

Vols' Ethan Wolf expecting success and hoping for a larger role in new offense

Published Mar. 26 2017

Tennessee tight end Ethan Wolf understandably was happy when his position coach was elevated to offensive coordinator during this offseason.

Vols receiver Marquez Callaway wants to 'make a name for myself'

Published Mar. 25 2017

Marquez Callaway is one of the many relatively unknown players in Tennessee's football program.

Darrin Kirkland embracing role as Vols' 'last Mohican'

Published Mar. 24 2017

KNOXVILLE — Haslam Field, the site of Tennessee's football practices, has a different look about it these days, and it's...

Butch Jones takes quiet approach, lets assistants get to work [photos]

Published Mar. 23 2017

KNOXVILLE — For the past couple of years, the loudest voice during Tennessee's football practices belonged to Butch Jones, especially...

Quinten Dormady taking all-business approach to Vols' quarterback competition

Published Mar. 22 2017

While the young hotshot may be generating more of the conversation regarding Tennessee's starting quarterback competition, Quinten Dormady remains quietly...

Confident Jarrett Guarantano eager to prove himself in Vols' QB battle

Published Mar. 22 2017

Tennessee began spring practice Tuesday afternoon with all eyes on the competition to replace Josh Dobbs as the starting quarterback.

Coach Butch Jones confident Vols' staff changes will pay off

Published Mar. 21 2017

In his first four years as Tennessee's head football coach, there were only four changes to Butch Jones' coaching staff.

Vols' Jonathan Kongbo 'solely focusing' on defensive end during spring practice

Published Mar. 21 2017

It took nearly all of his first season at Tennessee for Jonathan Kongbo to buy into playing a new position.

Tennessee spring practice preview: Five key questions facing the Vols

Published Mar. 19 2017

KNOXVILLE — With a host of new coaches and a handful of household names leaving voids to fill on the...

New athletic director John Currie wants to return Tennessee sports to 'top of the mountain'

Published Mar. 15 2017

New athletic director John Currie's five-year deal with Tennessee includes bonuses for competitive success based on where the Volunteers finish...

Rick Barnes: Making NCAA tournament is 'bottom line' for Vols

Published Mar. 14 2017

It's been more than 20 years since Tennessee missed both the NCAA men's basketball tournament and the National Invitation Tournament...

Rick Barnes confident Vols are 'going in the right direction'

Published Mar. 12 2017

NASHVILLE — Rick Barnes admitted his second season as Tennessee's basketball coach began with virtually nothing in terms of expectations.

John Currie faces learning curve with Butch Jones and Vols' football program

Published Mar. 12 2017

KNOXVILLE — Many of the coaches for Tennessee's 18 varsity sports were in their current positions when John Currie ended...