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Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. transfers to Tennessee

Jun. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. has transferred to Tennessee and will play for the Volunteers in the 2020-21 season. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes announced Tuesday that Bailey will enroll in summer school. Bailey will sit out the 2019-20 season because of NCAA transfer rules....

Winners and losers of the NBA's draft withdrawal deadline

May. 30, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and RJ Barrett all remained in the NBA draft through the withdrawal deadline. No surprise there, nor for several other players expected to go in the first round. Numerous other players faced difficult decisions on Wednesday, though, and the outcome of those could have a huge impact on...

Vols sign 7-foot Arizona State transfer Uros Plavsic

May. 21, 2019 11:34 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has signed 7-foot Arizona State transfer Uros Plavsic. Plavsic graduated from Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee before redshirting with Arizona State last season. Plavsic is originally from Ivanjica, Serbia, but moved to the United States in...

Vols' Barnes to get $26 million over next 5 seasons

Apr. 26, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes will make $26 million over the next five seasons as part of a hefty raise he will receive after speaking with UCLA about its coaching vacancy earlier this month. Contract details obtained through a public records request show that Barnes will...