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Knoxville News Sentinel

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Past articles by Adam:

5 burning Tennessee football questions as Vols approach spring practice

The Joe Milton vs. Nico Iamaleava quarterback battle is the easy narrative entering Tennessee's spring practice, but there are other pressing questions. → Read More

Tickets on sale for Tennessee football Orange and White spring game

Tennessee will charge fans $5 general admission to attend the Orange and White Spring Game on April 15. Tickets are on sale now. → Read More

Which Tennessee players see NFL Draft stock rise or fall after combine

Seven Tennessee players had varying results at the NFL Combine. Here's how it affected their draft stock. → Read More

What Tennessee football fans can expect as Neyland Stadium renovation timeline is updated

Tennessee football fans will see an expanded concourse, new restrooms and improved WiFi capabilities at Neyland Stadium this season. → Read More

Why Cedric Tillman’s favorite Tennessee football moment on sideline helps NFL Draft stock

Wide receiver Cedric Tillman was injured for much of his 2022 season at Tennessee. But how he handled it could help him in NFL Draft evaluations. → Read More

Best trash talkers in SEC football? Henry To’oTo’o of Alabama says Tennessee

Alabama football linebacker Henry To’oTo’o doesn't have hard feelings toward Tennessee. In fact, he praised their verbal prowess at the NFL Combine. → Read More

Former Tennessee football assistants under Jeremy Pruitt get show-cause penalties, per report

Four former Tennessee assistants will receive show-cause penalties in the NCAA case that's spanned more than two years, according to a report. → Read More

Tennessee softball coach Karen Weekly joins Pat Summitt in 1,000-win club

Softball coach Karen Weekly has surpassed 1,000 wins in 22 seasons at Tennessee. The Lady Vols open their home schedule on Friday. → Read More

Lady Vols beat reporter Cora Hall of Knox News wins national award

In her second season covering the Tennessee Lady Vols, Cora Hall won the Rising Star award from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. → Read More

Every Tennessee football assistant coach has a contract past 2023 − except one

Josh Heupel isn't the only Tennessee coach tied to the Vols long term. Nine assistants now have contracts beyond the 2023 season. One does not. → Read More

What Tony Vitello said about Maui Ahuna eligibility for Tennessee baseball

Tennessee baseball coach Tony Vitello said shortstop Maui Ahuna was emotional when he learned he wasn’t eligible to play in the Vols’ season opener. → Read More

Why Texas football will be a better SEC rival for Tennessee Vols than Oklahoma

Who is the "real UT?" What's the better shade of orange? Where would Texas be without Tennessee's volunteers? Texas-Tennessee has the ingredients to be a rivalry. → Read More

Gus Manning, one of the last links to Tennessee's Gen. Robert Neyland, dies at 99

Gus Manning, who spent 50 years working in the University of Tennessee's athletic department, has died. → Read More

Tennessee football tight ends coach Alec Abeln's salary quadruples after promotion from analyst

Tennessee football tight ends coach Alec Abeln will get a three-year contract with a significant raise after being promoted from offensive analyst. → Read More

Carl Pickens, Joan Cronan among 12 Tennessee Vols Hall of Fame inductees

University of Tennessee announced an expanded and eclectic Hall of Fame class of 12 inductees following a three-year hiatus because of the pandemic. → Read More

Seven Tennessee football players invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Tennessee football will be well represented at the NFL Scouting Combine with seven players invited. → Read More

Why Joe Milton starting 2023 Tennessee football season hot would benefit Nico Iamaleava

A true freshman starting wouldn’t be unique for Tennessee, but Joe Milton sizzling in September would help take some heat off Nico Iamaleava. → Read More

Tennessee baseball broke NCAA rules when it loaned uniforms for recruit's video

Tennessee baseball committed NCAA violations when a coach loaned uniforms to a recruit for a social media video and then arranged to get them back. → Read More

Arch Manning and Josh Heupel: Why Oklahoma-Texas joining SEC in 2025 matters to Tennessee

Appears Texas and Oklahoma won't join SEC until 2025. Arch Manning and Josh Heupel's Oklahoma homecoming could be impacted for Tennessee football. → Read More

Josh Heupel to promote Alec Abeln to Tennessee football tight ends coach

Alec Ablen played under Josh Heupel at Missouri, and he served on his coaching staffs at Central Florida and with Tennessee football. → Read More