Vols learn how to handle bowl
KNOXVILLE -- Tennessee is entering unfamiliar territory. Although the Volunteers are preparing for their 50th bowl appearance in school history, nobody on their current roster has ever played a down in a bowl game. The Vols (6-6) look forward to changing that Jan. 2 when they face Iowa (7-5) at Jacksonville, Florida, in the TaxSlayer Bowl, a game formerly known as the Gator Bowl...
Worley expected to be recovered for Gators
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
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...