Tennessee football

Tennessee Fires Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt

FILE – Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt, right, receives a personalized jersey from athletic director Phillip Fulmer during his introductory news conference in Knoxville, Tenn., in this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, file photo. (AP Photo/Steve Megargee, FIle) The University of Tennessee has fired football coach Jeremy Pruitt, two assistants and seven members of the Volunteers’ recruiting and support staff for…

Dobbs’ big game helps Tennessee beat Kentucky 49-36

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Joshua Dobbs threw touchdown passes to three different receivers and ran for two more scores Saturday as Tennessee defeated Kentucky 49-36 to continue its domination of this annual series. Tennessee (7-3, 3-3 SEC) has won 31 of its last 32 matchups against the Wildcats, with the lone Kentucky win coming in 2011. Kentucky (5-5, 4-4) hasn’t…

Vols end three-game skid by trouncing Tennessee Tech 55-0

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Joshua Dobbs connected with Josh Malone on two of his three touchdown passes and John Kelly scored on a 73-yard run Saturday as Tennessee snapped a three-game skid in a 55-0 blowout of Tennessee Tech. Tennessee (6-3) ended a season-long pattern of slow starts by producing six touchdowns and one field goal on its first eight…

Tennessee’s Hurd to transfer from Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee running back Jalen Hurd has announced that he plans to transfer, leaving the Volunteers without one of the most prolific runners in school history. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Monday that Hurd informed him of his intentions to transfer. Jones said, “I’m very thankful for everything he’s done for our football program.” The announcement comes…

SC Stunner: South Carolina tops No. 18 Tennessee 24-21

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Jake Bentley threw for two touchdowns, Rico Dowdle ran for 127 yards and another score Saturday night, and South Carolina handed No. 18 Tennessee its third straight loss, 24-21. The Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) had struggled on offense much of the season and were expected to be a comfortable bounce-back win for the powerhouse Vols…

Tennessee won’t have Kamara for South Carolina game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee running back Alvin Kamara has an undisclosed injury that will sideline him for Saturday’s game against South Carolina. Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Monday Kamara wouldn’t play against the Gamecocks (3-4, 1-4 SEC) but provided no details of the injury. Jones says “as of right now, he does not need surgery and we’re anticipating him…

Tennessee announces WR Williams has been granted release

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Wide receiver Preston Williams is leaving Tennessee’s football team. Tennessee athletic department spokesman Ryan Robinson confirmed Thursday that Williams had been granted his release from the ninth-ranked Volunteers’ football program. Williams had caught nine passes for 89 yards this season, though he had only one reception in four games against Power Five opponents. Williams had seven…

No. 9 Vols won’t have Reeves-Maybin for Texas A&M game

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin will miss the ninth-ranked Volunteers’ game Saturday at Texas A&M as he continues dealing with a shoulder injury. Vols coach Butch Jones said Wednesday that Reeves-Maybin wouldn’t play against the eighth-ranked Aggies. Jones says: “We continue to try to gather information for him and further evaluation to see what’s in his best…