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Knoxville, TN, United States

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Past articles by Patrick:

Robert Meachem's NFL comeback try includes 'humbling' return to Vols' pro day

As far as Robert Meachem knows, he is the first 32-year-old football player to participate in a college program's pro day. → Read More

Larry Scott wants Vols' offense 'building a foundation' during spring

KNOXVILLE — Tennessee offensive coordinator Larry Scott will be one of eight first-time play-callers in the Football Bowl Subdivision in 2017. → Read More

Butch Jones challenging Vols' QBs to 'put the boat in the water'

The second period of Tennessee's fourth spring practice wasn't up to par Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Darrell Taylor 'determined' to deliver in increased role for Vols

Darrell Taylor was one of the last Tennessee football players to depart Haslam Field after the Volunteers wrapped up their fourth spring practice Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Heavier burden now becoming the 'reality' for Vols' offensive line

Tennessee's offensive line performed well during the team's first padded practice Saturday. → Read More

Darrin Kirkland embracing role as Vols' 'last Mohican'

KNOXVILLE — Haslam Field, the site of Tennessee's football practices, has a different look about it these days, and it's not because of the orange temporary fencing hinting at the coming expansion to that space at the heart of campus. → Read More

Butch Jones takes quiet approach, lets assistants get to work [photos]

KNOXVILLE — For the past couple of years, the loudest voice during Tennessee's football practices belonged to Butch Jones, especially when the head coach would bark orders into the microphone he always carried. → Read More

Quinten Dormady taking all-business approach to Vols' quarterback competition

While the young hotshot may be generating more of the conversation regarding Tennessee's starting quarterback competition, Quinten Dormady remains quietly confident in his own chances. → Read More

Confident Jarrett Guarantano eager to prove himself in Vols' QB battle

Tennessee began spring practice Tuesday afternoon with all eyes on the competition to replace Josh Dobbs as the starting quarterback. → Read More

Vols' Jonathan Kongbo 'solely focusing' on defensive end during spring practice

It took nearly all of his first season at Tennessee for Jonathan Kongbo to buy into playing a new position. → Read More

Tennessee spring practice preview: Five key questions facing the Vols

KNOXVILLE — With a host of new coaches and a handful of household names leaving voids to fill on the depth chart, Tennessee's new-look football program takes the field for its fifth spring under head coach Butch Jones. → Read More

New athletic director John Currie wants to return Tennessee sports to 'top of the mountain'

New athletic director John Currie's five-year deal with Tennessee includes bonuses for competitive success based on where the Volunteers finish in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics standings. → Read More

Rick Barnes: Making NCAA tournament is 'bottom line' for Vols

It's been more than 20 years since Tennessee missed both the NCAA men's basketball tournament and the National Invitation Tournament in three consecutive seasons. → Read More

'Nonstop' calls and 'a lot of listening' highlight John Currie's UT prep

NASHVILLE — A little more than three weeks from his official start date as Tennessee's athletic director, John Currie may feel overwhelmed by his to-do list. → Read More

Vols' Jordan Bone: 'I've got a lot of learning to do'

After taking up residence in his coach's doghouse, freshman point guard Jordan Bone provided a needed spark for Tennessee in its season-ending loss to Georgia in the Southeastern Conference tournament Thursday. → Read More

Cruel March teaches young Vols another lesson

NASHVILLE — The cruelty of college basketball in March is one moment or shot can be the difference between playing another game or the abrupt end of a season. → Read More

Robert Hubbs III 'didn't have it' physically in Vols' finale

NASHVILLE — Robert Hubbs III barely could hide his emotions when he realized his Tennessee basketball career was over in the immediate aftermath of Thursday afternoon's Southeastern Conference tournament loss to Georgia. → Read More

Vols' Robert Hubbs III: Recent SEC tournament runs 'can't help us this year'

The navy blue hue, countless conference logos and wide hallways with beige walls probably prompted the memories to begin flowing for Tennessee senior Robert Hubbs III. → Read More

Georgia's Yante Maten could return from injury against Vols

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Volunteers might not be facing just one All-Southeastern Conference basketball player when they take on Georgia today at the league tournament. → Read More

Vols' Kevin Beard excited to coach 'championship player' Jauan Jennings

KNOXVILLE — In Kevin Beard's first interactions with Jauan Jennings, Tennessee's new wide receivers coach has omitted one minor detail about himself when talking to the player. → Read More