Tennessee

The Tennessee Volunteers represent the University of Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference. The SEC conference is a part of the NCAA Division 1’s Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The university’s team played its first game, and lost, to Sewanee in 1891. The school’s UT Orange color was inspired by the daisies that grew on The Hill on the university’s campus. The school’s “Volunteers” nickname stems from the state of Tennessee being known as the “Volunteer State.” The nickname derived from the War of 1812. The team’s rivals include Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators and Kentucky Wildcats. Tennessee has the most College Football Hall of Famers in the SEC. Notable players include Peyton Manning, Reggie White, Gene McEver, Hank Lauricella and Doug Atkins.

Originally constructed in 1919, Neyland Stadium, Shields-Watkins Field was completed in 1921 and known as Shields-Watkins Field. Neyland Stadium was named after the university’s former head coach. The official capacity of the stadium is 102,038.

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Jordan Young flips commitment from Tennessee to FSU on NSD Florida State Jordan Young flips commitment from Tennessee to FSU on NSD , Content Editor 1:23pm, February 7

Four-star Tennessee wide receiver commit Jordan Young (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) has officially flipped to Florida State and plans to sign…

Four-star OLB Quay Walker flips from Alabama to Georgia on NSD Alabama Four-star OLB Quay Walker flips from Alabama to Georgia on NSD , Content Editor 12:00pm, February 7

Four-star Alabama outside linebacker commitment Quay Walker flipped to Georgia and signed his letter of intent with the Bulldogs during…

Report: Former Tennessee LB Kevin Simon joining Vols' coaching staff Tennessee Report: Former Tennessee LB Kevin Simon joining Vols' coaching staff , Content Editor 1:59pm, February 6

Former Tennessee linebacker Kevin Simon has reportedly accepted a position on the Vols' coaching staff, according to former teammate and…

Four-star ATH Tre'Shaun Harrison names his top four schools Florida State Four-star ATH Tre'Shaun Harrison names his top four schools , Associate Content Editor 7:42pm, February 5

Four-star athlete Tre'Shaun Harrison reportedly is favoring Florida State, but he announced an official final four schools list. He did…

Four-star RB Tavion Thomas is down to four schools in his recruitment Big 12 Four-star RB Tavion Thomas is down to four schools in his recruitment , Associate Content Editor 2:36pm, February 5

Four-star running back Tavion Thomas had been committed to Oklahoma since June of 2017, but backed off that pledge in late…

Four-star DE Derick Hunter Jr. announces his top-10 college choices ACC Four-star DE Derick Hunter Jr. announces his top-10 college choices , Content Editor 7:20pm, February 3

Four-star strong-side defensive end Derick Hunter Jr. announced his top-10 college choices on Saturday via Twitter. Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Maryland,…

Bama LB commit Quay Walker reportedly still considering Vols, Georgia Alabama Bama LB commit Quay Walker reportedly still considering Vols, Georgia , Content Editor 10:43am, February 3

Two additional SEC teams remain in the running for four-star outside linebacker Quay Walker despite his commitment to Alabama, his…

Tennessee reportedly plans to stop wearing "smokey grey" jerseys Tennessee Tennessee reportedly plans to stop wearing "smokey grey" jerseys , Content Editor 8:01pm, February 2

Tennessee reportedly plans to stop wearing the "smokey grey" jerseys that debuted under Butch Jones' tenure, instead sticking to the…

Alvin Kamara says UT coaches were 'on some s***' during college career NFL News Alvin Kamara says UT coaches were 'on some s***' during college career , Content Editor 7:24pm, February 2

NFL Rookie of the Year winner Alvin Kamara added to his past criticism of how he was misused during his…

Alvin Kamara wins NFL ROY, proves Butch Jones' incompetence NFL News Alvin Kamara wins NFL ROY, proves Butch Jones' incompetence , Content Editor 2:25pm, February 2

Former University of Tennessee and current New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara was named NFL Rookie of the Year…

Four-star OL Dylan Wonnum set to make commitment prior to NSD Auburn Four-star OL Dylan Wonnum set to make commitment prior to NSD , Content Editor 11:54am, February 2

Four-star offensive tackle Dylan Wonnum revealed that he will announce his commitment on Saturday, four days prior to National Signing…

Four-star JUCO DT Emmit Gooden announces top-3 schools Arkansas Four-star JUCO DT Emmit Gooden announces top-3 schools , Content Editor 3:24pm, February 1

Four-star JUCO defensive tackle Emmit Gooden has narrowed down his transfer options to three teams -- Arkansas, Tennessee and West…

5-star DBs Surtain, Campbell will announce decisions together on NSD ACC 5-star DBs Surtain, Campbell will announce decisions together on NSD , Content Editor 1:31pm, February 1

Five-star American Heritage cornerbacks Patrick Surtain Jr. and Tyson Campbell plan to announce their respective commitments together during ESPN's live…

Four-star DB Eddie Smith reportedly favoring Bama over Tennessee Alabama Four-star DB Eddie Smith reportedly favoring Bama over Tennessee , Content Editor 2:07pm, January 31

Tennessee's chances of signing four-star cornerback Eddie Smith are reportedly diminishing. According to VolQuest (subscription needed), Smith was scheduled to host…

Cox: Derek Barnett is 'one of the greatest rookies I've been around' NFL News Cox: Derek Barnett is 'one of the greatest rookies I've been around' , Content Editor 4:54pm, January 30

Former Tennessee standout and current Philadelphia Eagles rookie defensive end Derek Barnett received high praise from veteran teammate Fletcher Cox…

Phillip Fulmer says he plans on being the AD for the long haul. Tennessee Phillip Fulmer says he plans on being the AD for the long haul. , Associate Content Editor 2:57pm, January 30

When former legendary coach Phillip Fulmer took over as athletic director at Tennessee, most people thought it would be a…

Kirk Herbstreit “excited” for Jeremy Pruitt's first season at UT Tennessee Kirk Herbstreit “excited” for Jeremy Pruitt's first season at UT , Content Editor 11:36am, January 30

ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit is "excited" to see what first-year Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt has in store during his tenure on…

Four-star DT Coynis Miller will sign with Auburn after all Auburn Four-star DT Coynis Miller will sign with Auburn after all , Associate Content Editor 1:36pm, January 29

Four-star defensive tackle Coynis Miller had originally committed to Auburn in October, but pulled back on that and didn't sign…

CBS Sports analyst said Tennessee was the biggest loser on signing day Tennessee CBS Sports analyst said Tennessee was the biggest loser on signing day , 11:02am, February 8

Georgia stole the headlines on National Signing Day, and one of its biggest division rivals limped to the finish line.…

Jordan Young flips commitment from Tennessee to FSU on NSD Florida State Jordan Young flips commitment from Tennessee to FSU on NSD , Content Editor 1:23pm, February 7

Four-star Tennessee wide receiver commit Jordan Young (6-foot-2, 185 pounds) has officially flipped to Florida State and plans to sign…

5-star DBs Surtain, Campbell will announce decisions together on NSD ACC 5-star DBs Surtain, Campbell will announce decisions together on NSD , Content Editor 1:31pm, February 1

Five-star American Heritage cornerbacks Patrick Surtain Jr. and Tyson Campbell plan to announce their respective commitments together during ESPN's live…

Peyton Manning has reportedly yet to say no to ESPN's MNF gig Tennessee Peyton Manning has reportedly yet to say no to ESPN's MNF gig , Content Editor 1:45pm, February 11

Peyton Manning has yet to say no to ESPN's overtures for him join the broadcast booth as a member of…

Report: Tennessee hires Chris Weinke to be new RB coach Tennessee Report: Tennessee hires Chris Weinke to be new RB coach , Content Editor 10:30am, February 15

Former Heisman Trophy winner and recent Alabama offensive analyst Chris Weinke has reportedly been hired as Tennessee's new running backs…

NFL scout claims John Kelly was "criminally underused" at Tennessee NFL News NFL scout claims John Kelly was "criminally underused" at Tennessee , Content Editor 4:01pm, February 13

New year, same story. For the second consecutive draft season, a former Tennessee running back is being heralded as a…

Report: Chris Weinke emerges as candidate for Vols' RB coach vacancy Tennessee Report: Chris Weinke emerges as candidate for Vols' RB coach vacancy , Content Editor 12:45pm, February 13

Former Heisman Trophy winner and recent Alabama offensive analyst Chris Weinke has reportedly emerged as a potential candidate for Tennessee's…

Phillip Fulmer reveals more details about sudden Gillespie departure Tennessee Phillip Fulmer reveals more details about sudden Gillespie departure , Content Editor 7:09pm, February 14

Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer confirmed that the football program's decision to part ways with former running backs coach Robert…

Four-star CB Sheridan Jones says Tennessee 'piqued' his interest Tennessee Four-star CB Sheridan Jones says Tennessee 'piqued' his interest , Associate Content Editor 1:04pm, February 15

Four-star cornerback Sheridan Jones hadn't heard much from the Tennessee coaching staff until Jeremy Pruitt took over and made contact…

Former JUCO coach of the year announces new job on Tennessee's staff Tennessee Former JUCO coach of the year announces new job on Tennessee's staff , Content Editor 2:52pm, February 14

ASA College (Brooklyn, N.Y.) head football coach Joe Osovet announced that he will be joining Jeremy Pruitt's coaching staff at…

This group of players might be Tennessee's best strength this season Tennessee This group of players might be Tennessee's best strength this season , Associate Content Editor 12:50pm, August 15

Everyone is expecting the Tennessee Volunteers to play well this season and a lot of it is because of the…

Tennessee reportedly will not hire Greg Schiano following fan backlash Tennessee Tennessee reportedly will not hire Greg Schiano following fan backlash , Senior Content Editor 7:11pm, November 26

The Tennessee Volunteers were slated to name Greg Schiano their head coach on Sunday afternoon. Until they weren't, according to…

Tennessee fans continue to take their shots at Lane Kiffin with one particularly vulgar sign Alabama Tennessee fans continue to take their shots at Lane Kiffin with one particularly vulgar sign , Associate Content Editor 11:51am, October 15

Tennessee has shown its hatred for Alabama all week with one particular painting that took its shot at Lane Kiffin…

Charles Kelly says Pruitt is 'most talented coach' he's worked with Florida State Charles Kelly says Pruitt is 'most talented coach' he's worked with , Associate Content Editor 9:34pm, February 12

Former Florida State assistant Charles Kelly has been coaching since 1990 and has worked with a ton of great coaches.…

Four-star Tennessee DB Brendon Harris commit reopens recruitment Tennessee Four-star Tennessee DB Brendon Harris commit reopens recruitment , Content Editor 11:42am, October 3

Four-star 2018 safety Brendon Harris, who has been committed to Tennessee since May, announced that he has reopened his recruitment…

The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way Tennessee The culture change at Tennessee has been shocking in the best way , Associate Content Editor 2:18pm, August 14

Tennessee has undergone a drastic change in culture. They Vols have gone from loveable losers to SEC darlings in the span…

Report: Haynesworth escorted from son's basketball game after incident NFL News Report: Haynesworth escorted from son's basketball game after incident , Content Editor 10:54am, February 10

Former Tennessee standout and Pro Bowl defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth was reportedly escorted from his son's high school basketball game…

Albert Haynesworth criticizes Tennessee defense yet again Tennessee Albert Haynesworth criticizes Tennessee defense yet again , Content Editor 7:33pm, September 9

Former NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Tennessee legend Albert Haynesworth isn't happy about his alma matter's defensive alignment.…