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April 16, 2021

Tennessee Volunteers

Fulkerson Out of SEC Tourney After Injuries From Flagrant

Sports Illustrated
Volunteers forward John Fulkerson has been ruled out for the remainder of the SEC tournament due to facial injuries suffered in Tennessee’s win against Florida on Friday, the school announced. Fulkerson’s facial injuries came from being hit with an elbow to his head from Gators’ Omar Payne, who received a......

Most compelling storylines, players and coaches to watch this spring

ESPN
Shoulder pads popping. Whistles chirping. Coaches shouting. After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, college football’s spring practices are back as teams slowly begin to resume more normalcy amid the worldwide pandemic. What hasn’t changed since a year ago are the teams at the top of the sport’s upper echelon......

SEC schedule opens with 3 Power 5 matchups

ESPN
The SEC football schedule release on Wednesday featured the return of nonconference games and an opening-day slate on Sept. 4 that includes Power 5 matchups LSU at UCLA, Georgia vs. Clemson (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Miami vs. Alabama (Atlanta). Louisville and Ole Miss will play each other on Sept. 6,......

SEC football schedule 2021: Dates and key matchups

ESPN
It’s already time to start thinking about SEC football in 2021. While the 2020 season ended just recently, next season’s schedules have been unveiled, so it’s time to start breaking down your team’s slate and projecting wins and losses. Can anyone challenge Alabama at the top? Will Ed Orgeron prove......

Sources: UCF’s Heupel to be Tennessee coach

ESPN
New Tennessee athletic director Danny White didn’t have to look far to land his head football coach. Sources told ESPN that White is hiring UCF’s Josh Heupel as the Vols’ next head coach. White also hired Heupel when White was the UCF athletic director. Tennessee called a team meeting for......

To’o To’o among 4 Vols in portal after Pruitt firing

ESPN
Linebacker Henry To’o To’o, a former SEC All-Freshman selection who started 22 games the past two seasons, and three other Tennessee players entered the transfer portal on Wednesday. Running back Eric Gray, linebacker Quavaris Crouch and offensive lineman Jahmir Johnson also entered the portal. This comes two days after head......

Sources: Vols’ Pruitt fired following investigation

ESPN
12:28 PM ET Chris Low Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of the University of Tennessee Mark Schlabach Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football Graduate of the University of Georgia Tennessee has fired head football......

Stoops, Romo among 2021 college HOF class

ESPN
Former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops, Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer of USC, Clemson running back C.J. Spiller and Eastern Illinois star Tony Romo headline the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class announced Monday. Kansas State’s Darren Sproles, who still holds 21 school and Big 12 records, and Tennessee linebacker......

Sources: Vols put pause on deals amid inquiry

ESPN
Tennessee officials haven’t extended the contracts of assistant football coaches and have paused hiring coaches for vacancies, as the Volunteers continue to investigate whether recruiting violations occurred within the program, sources told ESPN on Thursday. Earlier this week, the university announced it had hired attorneys Mike Glazier and Kyle Skillman......

From Lane to Dabo to Tom Herman’s favorite app: College football’s quotes of the year

ESPN
It began with Joe Burrow, Coach O and an unprecedented LSU run that made college football history, and 2020 ended on an even more unprecedented historical note. In between, a global pandemic threatened the entire sport and exposed rifts and power imbalances across its landscape. This was a year of......

Army takes Vols’ Liberty Bowl spot, will face WVU

ESPN
Army will have the opportunity to play in a bowl game after all. The Knights had been unable to find an opponent for a bowl game coming out of the weekend, but on Monday it was announced they will face West Virginia in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31.......

Vols out of Liberty Bowl due to COVID-19 issues

ESPN
Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt and multiple players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19, meaning the Vols will be unable to play in the Dec. 31 AutoZone Liberty Bowl against West Virginia, the school announced Monday. Tennessee’s tests were conducted on Sunday per SEC protocol, and those results were......

Even in 2020, Bama, Clemson and Ohio State are still the kings of college football

ESPN
In college football, it’s best to enjoy the journey. The ending? Well, those tend to be pretty predictable. On Saturday, Alabama topped Florida and was crowned champion of the SEC again, the fifth time in seven years of the College Football Playoff. The Tide’s trio of offensive superstars took turns......

The cleat, the kick and the game that just defined this college football season

ESPN
As college football limped toward the finish of its fraught 2020 regular season, it was fitting its final full-slate Saturday was saved by a guy throwing a shoe. And for a team with a leading Heisman contender in QB Kyle Trask, it was ironic the season’s biggest throw came from......

Best of Week 14: Coastal Carolina downs BYU, Bama is out for revenge and more

ESPN
Week 14 is one for the ages for college football. Never before have we seen two undefeated teams, thousands of miles apart, up and schedule a game against each other in just a matter of days. But that’s what happened with No. 13 BYU and No. 18 Coastal Carolina. Of......

LSU, Penn State and the 2020 stumbles of power programs highlight Week 14

ESPN
8:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. It has been just 11 months since LSU topped Clemson 42-25 in the College Football Playoff national championship game, completing what might have been the......

Can Indiana really be a football school, big tests for mid-majors and more to watch in Week 12

ESPN
7:00 AM ET David M. Hale Close ESPN Staff Writer ACC reporter. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of the University of Delaware. Harry Lyles Jr. We’re entering our fifth week of Big Ten football for the 2020 season, and the biggest game to date is Saturday’s top-10 matchup between No.......

Alabama-LSU, Texas A&M-Tennessee postponed

ESPN
4:04 PM ET Alex Scarborough Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Heather Dinich Close ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter Joined ESPN.com in 2007 Graduate of Indiana University The SEC on Tuesday called off Saturday’s Alabama–LSU and Texas A&M–Tennessee games as......

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