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2018 Schedule
4-8, 7th in SEC - East
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9hChris Low

Beloved 'Voice of the Vols' Ward dies at 88

John Ward, who broadcast Tennessee basketball and football games for over 30 seasons and became known as the "Voice of the Vols," died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. He was 88.

Henry: I knew that my future was in academics (7:49)
Fulmer, Pruitt developing a great relationship (6:27)
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23dChris Low

Pruitt says LB Kirkland Jr. will stay with Vols

Linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. has decided to remain at Tennessee and plans to finish his career with the Vols, head coach Jeremy Pruitt confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

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27dAlex Scarborough

Vols LB Kirkland leaving as grad transfer

Tennessee Volunteers linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr. announced on Thursday that he will leave the program as a graduate transfer.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Former Southeastern Conference commissioner Michael Slive, who led the league to unprecedented success both on and off the field and managed its growth from a regional conference to national giant during his 13-year tenure, died on Wednesday after a length

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36dMark Schlabach

Former longtime SEC commish Slive dies at 77

Former SEC commissioner Mike Slive, who led the league to unprecedented success both on and off the field and managed its growth from a regional conference to national giant during his 13-year tenure, died Wednesday at age 77.

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49d

Tennessee forces out chancellor Davenport

Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out after a 15-month tenure that saw upheaval within the football program and the athletic department.

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50dGerry Hamilton and Tom VanHaaren

Graduation day: Four HS teammates commit

Four Grayson High School teammates -- Owen Pappoe (Auburn), Wanya Morris (Tennessee), Kenyatta Watson (Texas) and Kevin Harris (Alabama) all announced their commitments on Tuesday afternoon.

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51d

Checking in on first-year head coaches

Now that they have made it through their first spring practice season, here's what we know and don't know about programs breaking in new head coaches.

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54dAdam Teicher

McKenzie: Chiefs will 'whoop up on' dad's Raiders

Kahlil McKenzie, the son of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, will be playing for one of Oakland's AFC West rivals, the Chiefs, who drafted him in the sixth round.

56d

Campus Conversation: Bama QB's, Pruitt's Tough Talk

Matt Schick, Adam Rittenberg & Jake Trotter discuss the Alabama QB battle (2:34), Jeremy Pruitt's tough talk at Tennessee (12:19) and more. Plus, a rapid-fire look at the squads with the most intriguing spring story lines (15:30).

Pruitt saw players 'flat out quit' during spring game (0:56)
Pruitt: 'Some guys competed, some didn't' (0:32)
Tennessee shows promise in spring game (1:52)
Pruitt: Vols have 'lots to learn' (0:41)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt's instant reaction on the Vol Network following his first Orange and White spring game was that he needs more competitors in his program. He said nobody's entitled to anything.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Jeremy Pruitt gets his first taste of the Vol Walk leading up to Tennessee's spring game.

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