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Auburn tight end John Samuel Shenker (47) is tackled by Tennessee defensive back Theo Jackson (26) after a reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

No. 23 Auburn overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee 30-17

Nov. 21, 2020 11:27 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Smoke Monday returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and No. 23 Auburn overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee 30-17 on Saturday night. Auburn (5-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 10-0 to Tennessee (2-5, 2-5) and dealt with injuries to star running back Tank Bigsby...

Miami head coach Manny Diaz of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va.(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Tennessee AD Fulmer, Miami coach Diaz isolating for virus

Nov. 20, 2020 5:46 PM EST

Tennessee athletic director and former Volunteers football coach Phillip Fulmer said Friday he is in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19. And Miami's Manny Diaz became the latest active coach to announce he has contracted the virus. Fulmer, 70, posted on Twitter that he is "feeling fine" and was deemed...

Auburn running back Tank Bigsby (4) carries the ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

No. 23 Auburn hosts Tennessee in Gus Malzahn's 100th game

Nov. 19, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Tennessee (2-4, 2-4 SEC) at No. 23 Auburn (4-2, 4-2), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Auburn by 11. Series record: Auburn leads 28-22-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Volunteers are trying to halt a four-game losing streak after a promising start to the season. The Tigers hope to build on a 48-11 thrashing of...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt yells at the officials during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The SEC came into this season with a contingency plan to deal with coronavirus-related issues. “Obviously, we can’t predict the future,” Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “I believe we all knew when we started this, that there were no guarantees.” (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

No. 23 Auburn hosts Tennessee after three-week hiatus

Nov. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EST

The Auburn Tigers were coming off their best performance when last weekend’s game was shut down, and Tennessee suffered the same fate while desperately trying to snap out of a losing funk. The 23rd-ranked Tigers (4-2 Southeastern Conference) will retake the field Saturday night after a three-week hiatus...

Fans attending the NCAA college football game between Northern Illinois and Buffalo on Wednesday night, Nov. 4, 2020, in DeKalb, Ill., follow guidelines about mask-wearing and social distancing. (Mark Busch/Daily Chronicle via AP)

The Latest: Bengals assistant won't attend Pittsburgh game

Nov. 13, 2020 4:32 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cincinnati Bengals receivers coach Bob Bicknell won’t attend the game at Pittsburgh because of COVID-19 reasons. Assistant receivers coach Troy Walters will fill Bicknell’s role Sunday. The decision on Bicknell...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

No. 1 Alabama-LSU, No. 5 Texas A&M-Tennessee postponed

Nov. 10, 2020 5:51 PM EST

No. 1 Alabama at LSU and No. 5 Texas A&M at Tennessee will not be played Saturday because of COVID-19 issues, raising the number of Southeastern Conference games postponed this week to three. The SEC said Tuesday that the Aggies and Volunteers will be rescheduled for Dec. 12, but the Crimson Tide’s...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) is tackled by Arkansas defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Struggling Volunteers working to fix 3rd quarter breakdowns

Nov. 9, 2020 6:01 PM EST

The Tennessee Volunteers have been able to take leads into halftime. Unfortunately, when they come out of the locker room for the third quarter, that’s when the horror show starts. The Vols (2-4) have lost four straight in part because they’ve been outscored 61-7 in the third quarter. They wound up...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) is tackled by Arkansas defenders Isaiah Nichols, left, and Greg Brooks Jr. during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Franks, Arkansas have big 3rd quarter, beat Tennessee 24-13

Nov. 7, 2020 11:56 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Feleipe Franks threw three touchdown passes in the second half to lead Arkansas in a 24-13, come-from-behind win against Tennessee on Saturday night. The Razorbacks (3-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) trailed 13-0 at halftime before scoring on four straight drives in the third...

Arkansas quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) rushes for a first down against Texas A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Arkansas, Tennessee look to recover from tough losses

Nov. 5, 2020 4:05 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman developed a friendship with Tennessee assistant Jim Chaney well before they landed on SEC coaching staffs. It will get put on hold when Arkansas (2-3) hosts the Volunteers (2-3) on Saturday. “I talk to Jim once a week, but I have not spoken with...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) throws a pass against Alabama during an NCAA college football game in Knoxville, Tenn., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee back to fundamentals to fix woes of 3-game skid

Oct. 29, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

The Tennessee Volunteers have been using their open date to take a very close look at themselves. The Volunteers (2-3) stumbled into their break having lost three straight games. Being routed by Georgia and Alabama could be expected, especially with the Crimson Tide already having won 13 straight in that...