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Vols violations include player promoting replica jersey sale

Jan. 13, 2020 2:35 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has self-reported an NCAA violation that involved a football player advertising the sale of a replica version of his jersey on Facebook. The incident was among seven Level III and Level IV violations that Tennessee reported over the last six months. The reports were...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo, Georgia offensive lineman Cade Mays (77) runs a  drill during an NCAA football practice in Athens, Ga. Georgia sophomore Cade Mays' attorney says the versatile offensive lineman plans to transfer and will have a strong case to be granted immediate eligibility in 2020. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

Mays transfers to Tennessee after his father sues Georgia

Jan. 9, 2020 6:49 PM EST

Offensive lineman Cade Mays is leaving Georgia and returning to his hometown to continue his college football career at Tennessee, where he will have an opportunity to play alongside his younger brother. Tennessee announced Thursday that it had added Mays, who has spent the last two seasons at Georgia. Tennessee...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Tennessee offensive lineman Trey Smith (73) plays against BYU during an NCAA football game in Knoxville, Tenn. Smith was selected to The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (C.B. Schmelter/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)

Tennessee offensive lineman Smith returning for senior year

Jan. 9, 2020 2:44 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive guard Trey Smith says he will return to school for his senior year after making a successful comeback from a career-threatening medical issue to earn first-team, all-Southeastern Conference honors this past season. Smith played all 13 games for Tennessee and made...

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) holds the trophy next to wide receivers Marquez Callaway (1) and Josh Palmer (5) after the team's 23-22 win over Indiana in the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee scores twice late to stun Indiana 23-22 in Gator

Jan. 2, 2020 11:44 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee sure knows how to get out of a huge hole. The Volunteers scored twice in a 30-second span late, using an onside kick to help escape a 13-point deficit, and then held on to stun Indiana 23-22 in the Gator Bowl on Thursday night. The rally was indicative of Tennessee's...

FILE- In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Indiana coach Tom Allen reacts during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. Tennessee and Indiana are both in a bowl game for the first time in three years. It's progress for respective head coaches Jeremy Pruitt and Tom Allen.  (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Indiana seeks rare 9th win in Gator Bowl against Tennessee

Jan. 1, 2020 2:58 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It's been more than 50 years since Indiana won nine games in a season. The perennial Big Ten doormat, known more for its basketball prowess than its football progress, has a chance to match its most wins in program history Thursday night against streaking Tennessee in the Gator...

Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt watches the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tennessee, Indiana going bowling for 1st time since 2016

Jan. 1, 2020 11:04 AM EST

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Tennessee (7-5) vs Indiana (8-4), Thursday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Tennessee by 2. Series record: Tennessee leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Tennessee carries a five-game winning streak into its first postseason game in three years. Indiana, also playing in its first bowl since December 2016,...

Vols OL Ryan Johnson says he's transferring to Georgia Tech

Dec. 16, 2019 6:09 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive lineman Ryan Johnson says he’s transferring to Georgia Tech. Johnson tweeted Monday that “I’m excited to be a Yellow Jacket and looking forward to a great season.” Because he already has graduated, Johnson would be eligible to play for...

Indiana wide receiver Whop Philyor (1) celebrates a touchdown catch against Purdue with tight end Peyton Hendershot (86) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana, Tennessee set to meet in Gator Bowl

Dec. 8, 2019 4:53 PM EST

Indiana (8-4, Big Ten) vs Tennessee (7-5, SEC), Jan. 2, 7 p.m. ET LOCATION: Jacksonville, Florida TOP PLAYERS Indiana: WR Whop Philyor, 69 catches, 1,001 yards, five touchdowns. Tennessee: WR Jauan Jennings, 57 catches, 942 yards, eight touchdowns. NOTABLE Indiana: The Hoosiers have won eight games for the eighth...

Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings (15) runs through Vanderbilt defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Scott Keller/The Daily Times via AP)

SEC suspends Tennessee WR Jennings for half of Vols' bowl

Dec. 4, 2019 6:21 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has suspended Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings for the first half of the Volunteers' bowl game for what the league said was a flagrant personal foul late in a 28-10 victory over Vanderbilt. Commissioner Greg Sankey announced the suspension...

OT Marcus Tatum to leave Tennessee as graduate transfer

Dec. 4, 2019 4:27 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee offensive tackle Marcus Tatum plans to play elsewhere as a graduate transfer next season. Tatum tweeted Wednesday that “I will always be a VFL (Vol For Life), but it is time for me to move on in my career and pursue different opportunities for myself as a person and...