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Tennessee's Trey Smith wins Jason Witten Man of Year Award

Feb. 18, 2020 11:55 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith has won the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award given annually to a Division I football player who has shown exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship on and off the field. The award was given out Tuesday night at the Dallas...

Ex-Vols assistant Caldwell returning in administrative role

Feb. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former longtime Tennessee assistant football coach Steve Caldwell is returning to the Volunteers’ athletic department as an assistant director of life skills and character development. In his new role, Caldwell’s job will include forming development plans to assist...

Tennessee promotes Osovet, moves Niedermeyer to defense

Feb. 5, 2020 2:43 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has shuffled its coaching staff by promoting Joe Osovet to tight ends coach and moving Brian Niedermeyer from offense to defense. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt announced the changes Wednesday. Osovet had joined Tennessee’s staff in 2018 by filling an off-field role...

Former Tennessee RB Jay Graham back on Vols' coaching staff

Jan. 30, 2020 4:55 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee running back Jay Graham is returning to his alma mater to work a second stint as the Volunteers’ running backs coach. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt announced the hire Thursday and said in a statement that Graham “is one of the best assistant coaches in...

Tennessee announces addition of USC grad transfer WR Jones

Jan. 22, 2020 6:21 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wide receiver Velus Jones will join Tennessee as a graduate transfer from Southern California. Jones already had said Jan. 9 on social media that he was going to play for the Volunteers. Tennessee announced Wednesday that Jones was joining its program. Because Jones has already...

Vols violations include player promoting replica jersey sale

Jan. 13, 2020 2:35 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has self-reported an NCAA violation that involved a football player advertising the sale of a replica version of his jersey on Facebook. The incident was among seven Level III and Level IV violations that Tennessee reported over the last six months. The reports were...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays (77) runs a  drill during an NCAA football practice in Athens, Ga. Georgia sophomore Cade Mays' attorney says the versatile offensive lineman plans to transfer and will have a strong case to be granted immediate eligibility in 2020. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Mays transfers to Tennessee after his father sues Georgia

Jan. 9, 2020 6:49 PM EST

Offensive lineman Cade Mays is leaving Georgia and returning to his hometown to continue his college football career at Tennessee, where he will have an opportunity to play alongside his younger brother. Tennessee announced Thursday that it had added Mays, who has spent the last two seasons at Georgia. Tennessee...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith (73) plays against BYU during an NCAA football game in Knoxville, Tenn. Smith was selected to The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

Tennessee offensive lineman Smith returning for senior year

Jan. 9, 2020 2:44 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive guard Trey Smith says he will return to school for his senior year after making a successful comeback from a career-threatening medical issue to earn first-team, all-Southeastern Conference honors this past season. Smith played all 13 games for Tennessee and made...

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) holds the trophy next to wide receivers Marquez Callaway (1) and Josh Palmer (5) after the team's 23-22 win over Indiana in the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee scores twice late to stun Indiana 23-22 in Gator

Jan. 2, 2020 11:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee sure knows how to get out of a huge hole. The Volunteers scored twice in a 30-second span late, using an onside kick to help escape a 13-point deficit, and then held on to stun Indiana 23-22 in the Gator Bowl on Thursday night. The rally was indicative of Tennessee's...

FILE- In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Indiana coach Tom Allen reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. Tennessee and Indiana are both in a bowl game for the first time in three years. It's progress for respective head coaches Jeremy Pruitt and Tom Allen.  (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Indiana seeks rare 9th win in Gator Bowl against Tennessee

Jan. 1, 2020 2:58 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's been more than 50 years since Indiana won nine games in a season. The perennial Big Ten doormat, known more for its basketball prowess than its football progress, has a chance to match its most wins in program history Thursday night against streaking Tennessee in the Gator...