Latest Tennessee Volunteers football News

Tennessee, Missouri meet as they head in opposite directions

Nov. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EST

Tennessee’s road to a bowl bid is straightforward, whereas Missouri’s path looks a bit more complicated. Yet both stand just one win away from potential bowl eligibility as two teams headed in opposite directions prepare to face off Saturday at Missouri. Tennessee (5-5, 3-3 SEC) has won three...

Bituli takes unusual path to leading role on Vols’ defense

Nov. 21, 2019 5:39 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About the same time Tennessee senior linebacker Daniel Bituli got back to full strength, the Volunteers’ defense began playing much better. Bituli’s teammates say that’s no coincidence. “He quarterbacks the defense,” safety Nigel Warrior said....

Tennessee aiming to avoid repeat of last season’s finish

Nov. 14, 2019 1:19 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee enters its final two games of the regular season in the same situation it faced last year. The Volunteers hope the similarities end there. Tennessee (5-5, 3-3 SEC) has won three straight games and needs one more victory to become bowl eligible for the first time since...

Guarantano's 2 TD passes rally Tennessee past Kentucky 17-13

Nov. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jarrett Guarantano has endured his share of setbacks, which has helped him appreciate the comeback that has Tennessee on the brink of postseason eligibility. Guarantano threw two third-quarter touchdown passes for the lead that the Volunteers' defense preserved with a late goal-line...

Tagovailoa (ankle) starts for No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 1 LSU

Nov. 9, 2019 3:46 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa is starting for No. 2 Alabama against No. 1 LSU, 20 days after having a surgical procedure on his sprained right ankle. The junior quarterback was injured against Tennessee on Oct. 19 and had surgery the next day. He sat out against Arkansas the next week and then...

Tennessee unveils updated plans for Neyland renovation

Nov. 8, 2019 7:06 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has unveiled updated plans for a Neyland Stadium renovation as the facility approaches its 100-year anniversary. Athletic director Phillip Fulmer had announced in November 2018 that the start of the renovation was being delayed to review all aspects of the plan. Fulmer...

Tennessee, Kentucky look to get closer to bowl eligibility

Nov. 8, 2019 12:15 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Persevering through rough stretches this football season has helped Kentucky and Tennessee remain hopeful of becoming bowl eligible. Saturday night's rivalry meeting will put the winner one win from the six-win threshold. Both teams have momentum. The visiting Volunteers (4-5, 2-3...

Tennessee bounces back from dreadful start to season

Nov. 5, 2019 4:11 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has been the subject of much ridicule after losing its season opener to 26-point underdog Georgia State and dropping four of its first five games. But the Volunteers just might get the last laugh. Tennessee (4-5, 2-3 SEC) has won three of its last four games and could...

Tennessee capitalizes on takeaways to trounce UAB 30-7

Nov. 2, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Bryce Thompson says he's finally back in his preferred playing shape after a suspension caused him to miss the first three games of the season. UAB needs no convincing. Thompson tied a Tennessee single-game record by intercepting three passes as the Volunteers...

UAB's impressive record has Tennessee's attention

Nov. 1, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's troubling recent history against Football Bowl Subdivision teams from outside the Power Five should assure the surging Volunteers avoid complacency as they host Conference USA program UAB. Although Tennessee is favored by 12 points, UAB (6-1) has the superior record....