Plenty of coaching changes around SEC during offseason

Football 04/19/19, 11:35

There has been plenty of coaching turnover in the Southeastern Conference this offseason, just not involving any head coaches.This will be the first year since 2006 that the SEC begins a season with no new head coaches. But despite the continuity at the top, there has been nearly a 40 ...

Barnes says buyout likely kept him from taking UCLA job

Sports 04/16/19, 18:23

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes believes he would be settling in as UCLA's coach right about now if buyout negotiations hadn't broken down.Barnes' contract requires Tennessee to receive approximately $5 million if he leaves for another job with five years remaining on his deal.An agreement couldn't be worked out. Tennessee announced ...

Tennessee fires Holly Warlick after first-round NCAA exit

Sports 03/27/19, 15:23

Tennessee has fired women's basketball coach Holly Warlick after a season in which the Lady Vols barely kept their NCAA Tournament streak alive and then promptly lost in the opening round.Athletic director Phillip Fulmer said in a university release that he had informed Warlick of his decision Wednesday afternoon.Although Warlick ...

Tennessee’s Grant Williams named SEC player of year

Sports 03/12/19, 11:58

Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference player of the year and Mississippi's Kermit Davis is coach of the year.Williams earned unanimous first-team all-SEC honors for a second straight season. The 14-member media panel also voted Arkansas' Daniel Gafford, Kentucky's PJ Washington, LSU's Tremont Waters and Mississippi ...

Ex-Georgia OC Chaney attempts to rejuvenate Vols’ offense

Football 03/08/19, 15:37

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt knows the problems new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney can cause an opposing defense since the two men faced off on college football's ultimate stage.Chaney was Georgia's offensive coordinator and Pruitt was Alabama's defensive coordinator in 2017 when the Crimson Tide edged the Bulldogs 26-23 in a ...

Kentucky’s Calipari doesn’t expect Travis to play Saturday

Basketball 03/01/19, 15:00

Kentucky coach John Calipari won't rule out the possibility injured forward Reid Travis could play Saturday at Tennessee but concedes the scenario is unlikely.Travis sprained his right knee in a victory over Missouri on Feb. 19 and hasn't played since. The Stanford graduate transfer's defense on Southeastern Conference scoring leader ...

Kentucky, Tennessee meet again in top 10 showdown

Basketball 03/01/19, 08:03

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week:GAME OF THE WEEKENDNo. 4 Kentucky at No. 7 Tennessee: Kentucky (24-4, 13-2 SEC) and Tennessee (25-3 13-2) are in a three-way tie for first place in the league standings along with No. 13 LSU (23-5, 13-2). Saturday's ...

No. 1 Tennessee beats Missouri 72-60 for 17th straight win

Sports 02/05/19, 23:13

Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams scored 13 points each as No. 1 Tennessee defeated Missouri 72-60 on Tuesday night to extend its school-record winning streak to 17 games.Tennessee (21-1, 9-0 SEC) has the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This latest victory also enabled Rick Barnes to ...

Gov. Cuomo shrugs off bishops’ calls for his excommunication

New York 01/29/19, 13:13

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday shrugged off criticism and even calls from Roman Catholic leaders for his excommunication from the church over his support of a new state abortion law. Saying he is duty-bound to separate his religious views from his work as governor, Cuomo, a Democrat, ...

Missouri beats No. 10 Lady Vols 66-64 for fifth straight win

Sports 01/06/19, 17:56

Missouri's Sophie Cunningham irritated Tennessee's fan base late in the third quarter by elbowing Tennessee's Rennia Davis on her way to the basket.She gave them even more reason to gripe by the end of the day.Cunningham scored 20 points and Haley Troup added a career-high 16 points off the bench ...

Tennessee inmate must chose lethal injection, electric chair

U.S. 11/20/18, 05:39

Tennessee death row inmate David Earl Miller faces a Tuesday afternoon deadline to inform prison officials whether he wants to be executed by lethal injection or electrocution.Miller is scheduled to die on Dec. 6 for the 1981 murder of 23-year-old Lee Standifer in Knoxville.Lethal injection is Tennessee's preferred execution method, ...

Vols’ Kelly grateful to finish his career on his own terms

Sports 11/08/18, 13:36

Tennessee safety Todd Kelly Jr. always believed he'd play for his hometown school again and end his college career on his own terms, no matter how much his knee problems threatened to derail those plans.Now the fifth-year senior is getting that chance.Kelly was Tennessee's leading tackler two years ago , ...

No. 6 Tennessee breezes past Lenoir-Rhyne 86-41 in opener

Basketball 11/06/18, 23:55

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes used to walk down the railroad tracks with his brother and sneak into the gym to watch Lenoir-Rhyne basketball games when he was a kid.Barnes returned the favor on Tuesday night by welcoming the Bears to his new home at Thompson-Boling Arena, but he didn't show ...

No. 1 Alabama seeks to beat Tennessee for 12th straight year

Football 10/19/18, 11:34

Alabama's last obstacle before a Western Division showdown with No. 5 LSU is a longtime Southeastern Conference rival it has treated as little more than a speed bump for over a decade.Yet the top-ranked Crimson Tide say they're taking nothing for granted heading into Saturday's matchup at Neyland Stadium. They ...

Tennessee’s Pruitt, Georgia’s Smart have much in common

Football 09/27/18, 13:32

Georgia coach Kirby Smart sees the identity that Jeremy Pruitt is trying to build at Tennessee as these two former Alabama defensive coordinators prepare to face off.Pruitt and Smart worked together on Alabama's staff from 2007-12. Pruitt was Georgia's defensive coordinator in the two seasons before Smart took over the ...

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