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Tennessee OL McBride giving up football for health reasons

Jun. 12, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee freshman offensive lineman Melvin McBride is giving up football for medical reasons. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt said Wednesday that a "personal medical condition" was discovered during McBride's physical after the offensive lineman arrived on campus. Pruitt didn't...

Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. giving up football

May. 28, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. won't play for the Volunteers as a fifth-year senior this fall. Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt told reporters Tuesday at the Southeastern Conference spring meetings that both Kirkland and tight end James Brown have given up football because of...

Tennessee to host Troy during 2020 football season

May. 9, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will host Troy as one of its four nonconference games in the 2020 season. Officials from both schools announced Thursday that Troy would be playing Tennessee at Neyland Stadium on Nov. 21, 2020. Troy will be receiving $1.4 million for making the trip to Knoxville. In the...

Tennessee OL Crosby giving up football for health reasons

May. 1, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Eric Crosby says he's giving up football for health reasons. Crosby tweeted Wednesday that he has spent the last year dealing with a knee injury that put him in "constant daily pain." Crosby said he ultimately decided "it is best to medically retire from...

Ex-Tennessee OT Richmond says he's transferring to USC

Apr. 26, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Tennessee offensive tackle Drew Richmond has indicated he's transferring to Southern California. Richmond announced Friday on The Players' Tribune that he would be going to USC for his final season of eligibility. Richmond said in the post that he has earned his degree at...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall. EASTERN DIVISION FLORIDA AMARI BURNEY, LB, Soph. — Burney, a converted safety, takes over for NFL-bound Vosean Joseph at the...

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

Apr. 22, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago. It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year. Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama's...