Nathanael Rutherford

Nathanael Rutherford serves as the managing editor in addition to assisting with all other aspects of Nathanael grew up 10 minutes from UT’s campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Tennessee.

After covering the Vols for various outlets starting in 2014, including, Rocky Top Talk, and UT’s school newspaper, The Daily Beacon, he joined the RTI team in November of 2015. After serving as a lead content creator, podcast editor, and radio producer, Nathanael was promoted to managing editor in June of 2017.

Since taking over as editor, RTI has experienced vast growth both on the site and on social media. His guidance has led to multiple site records over the last couple of years, and he helped expand RTI’s coverage in recruiting and the live streaming market thanks to our Periscope and Facebook Live channels.

Nathanael was born and raised in Knoxville and graduated from South-Doyle High School in 2011. He graduated from UT in 2015 and now lives in Greenville, NC. He got to see his beloved Cubs win a World Series in 2016, and he’s hoping the Nashville Predators and Boston Celtics will follow in their footsteps soon.


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Nathanael’s Articles

RTI & VR2 Recruiting Podcast 1-16-20

The RTI & VR2 Recruiting Podcast discusses the chances of Harrison Bailey starting for the Vols, the latest on Jay Hardy, and much more.


Insider Mailing: The Start of Football Offseason Edition

We answer all of your questions about Tennessee athletics and anything else in our weekly mailbag, Insider Mailing.

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Plavsic: The NCAA “Didn’t Want to Talk to Me”

After his first game as a Vol, transfer center Uros Plavsic discussed how he felt about finally getting cleared by the NCAA and the appeal process.

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Kyle Alexander Signs Two-Way Deal with Miami Heat

Former Tennessee center Kyle Alexander will get a shot in the NBA, signing a two-way deal with the Miami Heat this week.