Matt Ray

Matt Ray

Matt Ray is the publisher of Sports Illustrated-FanNation's Volunteer Country, serving as a beat reporter covering football, recruiting, and occasionally other sports. Matt also is a lead analyst at Sports Illustrated All-American, Sports Illustrated lead authority in high school recruiting coverage. When not at work covering the Tennessee Volunteers or the recruiting trail, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Destiny traveling the country. 

Who's In, Who's Out For No.6 Tennessee in Orange Bowl Against Clemson
Football

Who's In, Who's Out For No.6 Tennessee in Orange Bowl Against Clemson

Miami Gardens, Fla.-- Tennessee and Clemson are set to square off in the Orange Bowl momentarily. Ahead of the contest, we take a look at the injury report.

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Staff Predictions: No.6 Tennessee-No.7 Clemson Battle for the Orange Bowl
Football

Staff Predictions: No.6 Tennessee-No.7 Clemson Battle for the Orange Bowl

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-- The Orange Bowl is set to take place in just a couple of hours as No.6 Tennessee and No.7 Clemson will square off inside of Hard Rock

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A Look at Tennessee-Clemson Recruiting Matchups Ahead of the Orange Bowl
Recruiting

A Look at Tennessee-Clemson Recruiting Matchups Ahead of the Orange Bowl

No.6 Tennessee and No.7 Clemson are set to battle for the Orange Bowl on Friday Night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. The two programs will have the stage to themselves

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Watch: Tennessee Releases Orange Bowl Hype Video
Football

Watch: Tennessee Releases Orange Bowl Hype Video

Tennessee and Clemson are set to square off tonight at 8 pm ET on ESPN.  Ahead of the contest, Tennessee’s social media account released a hype video which you

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Clemson Players to Know Ahead of Orange Bowl Matchup
Football

Clemson Players to Know Ahead of Orange Bowl Matchup

No.6 Tennessee is set for a clash on Friday night at 8 p.m. ET in the Capital One Orange Bowl in Miami (Fla.). Ahead of the showdown, Volunteer Country

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VFL Reportedly Set to Get First NFL Start Tonight
Football

VFL Reportedly Set to Get First NFL Start Tonight

Former Tennessee stand out quarterback Josh Dobbs is reportedly set to get his first NFL start tonight against the Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple reports

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Everything Josh Heupel Said at Head Coaches Press Ahead of Orange Bowl
Football

Everything Josh Heupel Said at Head Coaches Press Ahead of Orange Bowl

The Orange Bowl is just now one day away and on Thursday morning, the Head Coaches met with the media. Below is everything Josh Heupel had to say.  Opening

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Watch: Tennessee Returns to the Practice Field on Tuesday for More Orange Bowl Prep
Football

Watch: Tennessee Returns to the Practice Field on Tuesday for More Orange Bowl Prep

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-- Tennessee is back at it again on Tuesday morning. The Vols returned to the practice field for more prep for Clemson on Friday night at 8

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Former Tennessee Running Back Announces Transfer Destination
Football

Former Tennessee Running Back Announces Transfer Destination

Tennessee beat out Auburn last recruiting cycle to land the commitment of East Paulding (Ga.) running back Justin Williams-Thomas. However, he was unable to

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Notes, Observations From Tennessee's Monday Practice Ahead of the Orange Bowl
Football

Notes, Observations From Tennessee's Monday Practice Ahead of the Orange Bowl

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-- Tennessee is in the sunshine state and practice is ongoing. The media was allowed fifteen minutes of viewed time, so we were able to

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Watch: Vols Hit Practice Field on Monday Ahead of Orange Bowl
Football

Watch: Vols Hit Practice Field on Monday Ahead of Orange Bowl

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.— Tennessee made its way to the Sunshine State on Sunday evening. Wasting no time on Monday morning, the Vols hit the practice field for

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Watch: Josh Heupel Talks Orange Bowl After Vols Arrive in Miami on Christmas
Football

Watch: Josh Heupel Talks Orange Bowl After Vols Arrive in Miami on Christmas

Tennessee has made its way to the Sunshine state and Head Coach Josh Heupel spoke briefly about the upcoming game. You can watch the video above.  Get Your

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