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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

College Sports

Worley expected to be recovered for Gators (09/30/14)
KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee expects to have quarterback Justin Worley at full strength for Saturday's game with Florida. The status of Worley's receiving corps is less clear. Worley sat out three series of the Volunteers' 35-32 loss at Georgia last week when Bulldogs linebacker Jordan Jenkins' helmet hit him in the elbow during a pass rush, but the senior quarterback returned to direct two fourth-quarter touchdown drives...
Injuries test Vols' depth at receiver (09/23/14)
KNOXVILLE -- The unsettled state of Tennessee's receiving corps threatens to neutralize one potential matchup advantage for the Volunteers in their Saturday matchup at No. 12 Georgia. Junior-college transfer Von Pearson and sophomore Josh Smith both are dealing with high ankle sprains. Tennessee coach Butch Jones already has indicated Pearson won't play Saturday. Smith's status for the Georgia game remains uncertain...
Gilliam out for season: ACL (09/03/14)
KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee offensive tackle Jacob Gilliam will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Sunday during a 38-7 victory over Utah State. Gilliam, a fifth-year senior and former walk-on from Knoxville, had been placed on scholarship after spring practice and had opened the year as Tennessee's starting left tackle. ...
Vols name Worley as starting QB (08/15/14)
KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley will get a chance to provide senior leadership to one of the youngest offenses in the Southeastern Conference. Volunteers coach Butch Jones announced Thursday that Worley would start the Aug. 31 season opener against Utah State. Sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs continue to compete for the right to serve as Worley's main backup...
Howard never doubted he'd return (08/12/14)
KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee wide receiver Alton "Pig" Howard said he never doubted he would return to the team after taking a leave of absence to deal with unspecified "personal circumstances." Howard spoke to reporters Monday for the first time since rejoining the Volunteers. Howard, who led the team in receptions and touchdown catches last season, wasn't with the team during spring practice...