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espn
June 6, 2022

ESPN Announcer Incorrectly Reports Tennessee Player Used PEDs

An ESPN announcer apologized over the weekend after falsely broadcasting that a Tennessee baseball player was suspended from the NCAA tournament for using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Troy Eklund, a former Arkansas baseball player turned ES...


vitello
April 19, 2022

Tennessee Baseball Coach Suspended 4 Games for Bumping Umpire

University of Tennessee head baseball coach Tony Vitello has been suspended for four games. Vitello, who was ejected in the Volunteers’ 9-2 win over Alabama Saturday night, was given a four-game suspension by the NCAA after being thrown out by t...


tennessee
January 12, 2022

Tennessee Lawmaker Attempted to ‘Pants’ Referee During HS Game

A Tennessee House Republican has apologized after trying to fight and pants a referee at a high school basketball game. Rep. Jeremy Faison apologized for the incident in a tweet on Tuesday. "I acted the fool tonight. I'm hoping to be able to mak...


football referee
June 11, 2019

Tennessee high school player ejections up 23% from last year

Tennessee high school officials ejected 618 student-athletes during the 2018-19 school year, an increase of 23% from the year prior. The sudden rise alarmed board members with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), prompting ...


March 16, 2018

Tennessee approves split of public, private schools

Tennessee's athletic association this week approved a total split between public and private high schools that will go into effect beginning with the 2019-20 school year.  The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's (TSSAA) legislative ...


September 12, 2016

Tennessee association concerned about referee numbers

Tennessee has joined a growing number of states concerned about the decline in high school sports officials in recent years. [caption id="attachment_17466" align="alignright" width="279"] There are nearly 300 fewer prep referees this season compar...


July 28, 2016

Tenn. to crown nine football state champs beginning in 2017-18

Tennessee has approved changes to its high school football classifications, and beginning with the 2017-18 season it will crown nine state champions. The changes were approved this week by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association's (TSS...


January 22, 2016

Tenn. legislator files bill to create concussion task force

A Tennessee legislator filed a bill this week that would create a task force to study concussions and other high school and college sports-related injuries. [caption id="attachment_15179" align="alignright" width="298"] Tennessee legislators look...