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Tennessee aiming to continue BYU’s turnover troubles

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt built defenses that feasted on turnovers during his career as an assistant coach. He’s still waiting for his Volunteers to develop a similar knack. That opportunity …


Tennessee receivers say they want to follow Tee Martin’s example

Tennessee’s wide receivers savor the opportunity to play for their new position coach because they appreciate what Tee Martin accomplished during his own playing career. Martin was the starting quarterback …


Tennessee announces Rick Barnes will be back next season

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes will be back with the Volunteers next season.


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Elite Eight-bound: Purdue holds off Tennessee 99-94 in OT

Carsen Edwards scored 29 points as Purdue advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2000, needing overtime to beat Tennessee 99-94 after blowing an 18-point lead in …


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

John Blanchette: On a topsy-turvy Selection Sunday, Gonzaga avoids another upset, holding on to No. 1 seed

So in case the Gonzaga Bulldogs still didn’t have that top-line feeling back after Terrible Tuesday, they were given an imprimatur on Selection Sunday. And they had nothing to do …


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

From downing Duke to getting tripped up by Tennessee, here are six games that shaped Gonzaga’s season

Every game has shaped Gonzaga’s 2019 journey, but several not only influenced the Zags’ season but the national landscape.


Ex-Georgia OC Jim Chaney attempts to rejuvenate Vols’ offense

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt knows first-hand the problems new offensive coordinator Jim Chaney can cause an opposing defense. Chaney was Georgia’s offensive coordinator and Pruitt was Alabama’s defensive coordinator in …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:24 p.m.

Duke probably will be new No. 1, followed by Gonzaga

Tennessee’s loss to Kentucky opened the door for a new No. 1 when the AP men’s college basketball poll is released Monday. It’ll almost certainly be a former No. 1. …


Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Kentucky ends No. 1 Tennessee’s 19-game win streak

PJ Washington scored 23 points, Keldon Johnson added 19 and No. 5 Kentucky upset No. 1 Tennessee 86-69 Saturday night to end the Volunteers’ 19-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga moves to No. 3 in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga’s slow climb up the AP men’s college basketball rankings took another step forward Monday. After a three-week stay at fourth, the Zags moved to third in the latest poll …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga, Duke headline list of contenders well-positioned for Final Four run

Now that the NFL season has reached an anticlimactic conclusion, the nation’s sporting eyes turn to college basketball for the next two months.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Holding pattern keeps Gonzaga at No. 4 in AP Top 25

Gonzaga isn’t going anywhere in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll and the Zags aren’t alone. For the third straight week, permanent marker could be used on the number …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 6:25 p.m.

Gonzaga hangs on to fourth in AP college basketball poll

Gonzaga barely hung on to the fourth spot in the latest AP men’s college basketball poll.


Top 25 capsules: Lamonte’ Turner shines as No. 1 Tennessee beats West Virginia 83-66

Lamonte’ Turner had 23 points and No. 1 Tennessee held West Virginia scoreless for a 9 1/2-minute stretch Saturday on its way to an 83-66 victory.


Long skid could put Lady Vols’ postseason hopes in jeopardy

Tennessee has fallen out of the Top 25, is in the midst of its longest losing streak in nearly half a century and potentially could miss the NCAA Tournament for …


Tennessee knows it must improve defense to stay at No. 1

Offense has helped Tennessee earn its second No. 1 ranking in program history. The Volunteers believe they’ll only stay there by defending the way they did last season. Tennessee seeks …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 7:02 p.m.

Gonzaga moves up to No. 4, Tennessee takes over top spot in AP Top 25

Gonzaga took a step up in the rankings after a chaotic week for the best teams in college basketball.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 6:41 p.m.

Gonzaga rewind: Areas for Bulldogs to address after entertaining stretch of games

Gonzaga is only one-third of the way through the regular season, but it has been involved in several of college basketball’s most entertaining games.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 10, 2018, 7:32 p.m.

First loss drops Gonzaga to fourth in AP poll, sixth in USA Today

Gonzaga tumbled to fourth in the AP men’s college basketball poll and sixth in the USA Today poll, ending a two-week run at No. 1. Tennessee (7-1) knocked the Zags …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

John Blanchette: With perfection out of the picture, Gonzaga focused on building best team for March

What, you thought they were going to go 40-0?


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 6:15 p.m.

Analysis: Admiral Schofield helps Tennessee sink No. 1 Gonzaga with clutch baskets

Admiral Schofield’s banked 3-pointer gave the Volunteers the lead and his pure 3-pointer on a GU defensive mistake with 22 seconds remaining spurred No. 7 Tennessee’s 76-73 upset victory Sunday …


Gonzaga-Tennessee: 3 keys to the Volunteers’ 76-73 win over the Bulldogs

The key moment, offensive player of the game and defensive player of the game from Tennessee’s 76-73 win against Gonzaga at the Jerry Colangelo Classic in Phoenix.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 7:19 p.m.

TV Take: Tennessee’s upset of Gonzaga offered high-energy entertainment from start to finish

Gonzaga and Tennessee, two teams ranked in the top seven nationally, went back and forth for two hours with the seventh-ranked Volunteers upsetting No. 1 GU, pulling out a 76-73 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Josh Perkins moves past John Stockton into fourth place on Gonzaga’s all-time assists list

Senior point guard Josh Perkins continues to scale Gonzaga’s record book and he climbed past another Zags’ great Sunday against Tennessee.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 9, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

Recap and highlights: Admiral Schofield, No. 7 Tennessee topple top-ranked Gonzaga 76-73 at the Colangelo Classic in Phoenix

Admiral Schofield poured in 30 points, including the winning 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining and No. 7 Tennessee battled back to defeat No. 1 Gonzaga 76-73 on Saturday in the …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Top-ranked Gonzaga awaits physical test from No. 7 Tennessee

Tennessee is a combination of Illinois’ defensive tenacity (with better personnel) and Washington’s experience, but the seventh-ranked Volunteers are far more proven and bring a physical, hard-nosed style.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Gonzaga-Tennessee key matchup: Versatile bigs Grant Williams, Rui Hachimura take center stage

This one is full of great individual duels, but the headliner is Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura and Tennessee’s Grant Williams, whether they match up against each other or not. There’s wiggle …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 7, 2018, 8:58 p.m.

Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga wings will have their hands full slowing Tennessee, North Carolina standouts

Gonzaga is down to two prime matchups left on its arduous nonconference schedule.


NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25 Capsules: No. 6 Tennessee routs Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 79-51

Admiral Schofield scored 16 points, Kyle Alexander had 12 points and 10 rebounds and No. 6 Tennessee breezed to a 79-51 victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Sunday. Grant Williams …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:31 p.m.

College volleyball: Washington State holds off Tennessee, advances to NCAA regional against Stanford

As it did against Colorado State in the NCAA first round on Friday, Tennessee dropped the opening two sets against Washington State in the second round Saturday.