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Tennessee to sell alcoholic beverages at home football games

Aug. 16, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is the latest Southeastern Conference school to sell alcoholic beverages at upcoming home football games. School officials say alcohol sales will begin with the second home game Sept. 7 game against Brigham Young. Southeastern Conference chancellors and school presidents...

Tennessee dealing with uncertainty on both sides of line

Aug. 15, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's outlook on each side of the line of scrimmage remains as uncertain as ever with just over two weeks left before the start of the season. In some respects, the situation has only grown foggier. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said late last week that "I don't think we're...

Vols DB Buchanan's status uncertain due to spinal condition

Aug. 13, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive back Baylen Buchanan has a spinal condition that makes his status for this season uncertain. Buchanan started all 12 games for Tennessee last year but hasn't been participating in preseason practice. Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said Tuesday that Buchanan is...

Vols expect better results in 2nd year under Jeremy Pruitt

Aug. 12, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Jeremy Pruitt believes his team can benefit from the lessons he learned in his debut season as a head coach. Pruitt said he spent so much time last year concentrating on big-picture issues for the long-term health of the program that he didn't build close enough...

Tennessee receivers say they want to follow Martin's example

Aug. 9, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's wide receivers savor the opportunity to play for their new position coach because they appreciate what Tee Martin accomplished during his own playing career. Martin was the starting quarterback on Tennessee's 1998 national championship team and is back at his alma mater...

Ex-Vol Niehaus says injuries led to end of football career

Aug. 8, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee offensive lineman Nathan Niehaus says injuries caused him to decide this week to end his football career. Niehaus (pronounced KNEE-house) tweeted Thursday that "due to sustained injuries and the overlapping wear on my body, I have decided to retire from the game...

Tennessee DL Emmit Gooden out for season with torn ACL

Aug. 7, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Emmit Gooden will miss the entire season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, leaving the Volunteers without their most experienced player on a defensive line that has no returning starters. Vols coach Jeremy Pruitt says Gooden injured his knee...

Guarantano's goals remain sky high amid Vols' struggles

Aug. 4, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's back-to-back losing seasons have done nothing to limit quarterback Jarrett Guarantano's ambition. "I literally went into the offseason and said I want to be the best in the country," Guarantano said Sunday. "I want to do things that I haven't done yet. I just want to be...

Tennessee's Pruitt praises 'best staff in the country'

Aug. 1, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says he has the best staff in the nation after adding a pair of coordinators who will make a combined $2.5 million this year. The Volunteers are hoping that big investment will enable them to end their two-year residence in the basement of the...

SEC experiencing rare moment with coaching stability

Jul. 18, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference pays big money to its coaches and that's one reason patience is often in short supply when things go wrong. But in a rare quirk, there were no new head coaches at the podium during SEC media days for the first time since 2006. Fans should embrace the...