KNOXVILLE — A pregame meal from Aubrey’s wasn’t enough, so John Fulkerson turned to a bowl of Lucky Charms to satisfy his hunger.
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NASHVILLE — Freshman guard Josiah-Jordan James demanded a simple piece of knowledge that may help Tennessee find something that resembles its offense of past years.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes it takes a point guard roughly two years to fully grasp Tennessee’s offensive system.
ATHENS, Ga. — Hope has surfaced for Tennessee twice in the last 11 days, first with the midseason addition of freshman guard Santiago Vescovi and then redshirt freshman forward Uros Plavsic being granted immediate eligibility Tuesday after being forced to miss the first 15 games of the season.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee was losing traction in the type of SEC meeting it can’t afford to lose amid a season in which every game has become crucial to its postseason hopes.
KNOXVILLE — With once counted-upon options now unavailable and losses racking up, Tennessee coach Rick Barnes continues to ask more of the three experienced players on the roster.
Josiah-Jordan James sat with a noticeably upset Santiago Vescovi at halftime and let the newcomer know that he would be alright amid an up-and-down debut.
KNOXVILLE — Thompson-Boling Arena buzzed as Santiago Vescovi dribbled up court during Tennessee’s first offensive possession, but that excitement quickly shifted to an audible groan as the newcomer got stripped in the lane moments later.
KNOXVILLE — If anybody understands the mindset Tennessee coach Rick Barnes and LSU coach Will Wade are entering 2020 with, it’s Kentucky coach John Calipari.
In the early hours of Friday morning, moments after Tennessee had rallied from a double-digit deficit with five minutes remaining to beat Indiana in the Gator Bowl, coach Jeremy Pruitt described himself as a “go-for-it kind of guy.”
KNOXVILLE — The dread in Thompson-Boling Area was palpable Thursday night when Rennia Davis went down in the fourth quarter of Tennessee’s SEC opener against Missouri.
KNOXVILLE — Mentality is important for every player on a football field, but it means a little more when the ball is about to be snapped and you’re the only person 100,000 fans are watching.
KNOXVILLE — The number of ways in which Jeremy Pruitt must improve Tennessee’s football program before it can reach its championship level from yesteryear are numerous.
CINCINNATI, Ohio — Lamonte Turner chased Mika Adams-Woods around the perimeter before running into Jordan Bowden as Jarron Cumberland turned the corner and raced to the basket unabated for an easy layup.
KNOXVILLE — The defensive game plan against Tennessee on Saturday was the same it was in the eight games prior and what it will be for the rest of the season.
From an outside perspective, it was a topsy-turvy afternoon for Tennessee football fans trying to track where the Vols would land for a bowl game, but those who were on the inside of the process said everything behind the scenes was going as it always does.
KNOXVILLE — The foundation of Tennessee’s recent success weakened when Kyle Alexander graduated and Grant Williams opted to forgo his senior season and jump to the NBA, leaving UT to answer a series of questions throughout the offseason about how it would replenish its frontcourt production.
Tennessee wide receiver Jauan Jennings will miss the first half of the Vols’ yet-to-be-determined bowl game due to a suspension from the SEC.
KNOXVILLE — Lamonte Turner’s buzzer-beating 3-pointer to knock off then-No. 20 VCU on Saturday in the Emerald Coast Classic was another heroic moment in a career defined by them.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee celebrated its senior class before Saturday’s game against Vanderbilt, but it seems like a lock that one of the underclassmen also played at Neyland Stadium for the final time.
5: By beating vanderbilt, UT extended its winning streak to close the regular season with five consecutive Ws — it’s second five-game win streak since 2007.
KNOXVILLE — Athletes always have to make adjustments to a faster speed and stronger opponents when they get to the college level, but for Tennessee linebacker Kivon Bennett there has been a little more to that.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee’s football players often refuse to discuss the past, but senior safety Nigel Warrior made an exception this week.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee forced Alabama State to miss 11 straight shots over the final nine minutes, 39 seconds as it cruised to a 76-41 victory Wednesday inside Thompson-Boling Arena.
KNOXVILLE — Tennessee played every scholarship player it had in each of its first two games, and at least seven players registered double-digit minutes.
KNOXVILLE — Lamonte Turner is cognizant of how much he has grown, always willing to point out the difference between the basketball player he is now and the more selfish version that arrived at Tennessee four years ago.
SOUTH BEND, Ind.—Rennia Davis tied her career high of 33 points to lead Tennessee (3-0) to victory over No. 15 Notre Dame on the road on Monday night, 74-63. It was the Lady Vols’ first victory on the road in the series since 2008.
KNOXVILLE — A week has passed since Tennessee’s season-opening victory over UNC-Asheville, and Rick Barnes is still harping over the play of senior guards Lamonte Turner and Jordan Bowden.
KNOXVILLE — Jordan Horston and Tamari Key got a surprise right before the Tennessee women’s basketball team’s home opener against Central Arkansas.