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

Versatile Ty Chandler Working On Being Even More Explosive

Tennessee junior running back Ty Chandler is working on improving his overall game, and that includes working on becoming more explosive.


Guarantano Named to Another Award Watch List

Tennessee starting quarterback Jarrett Guarantano has been named to another award watch list this preseason.


Three Vols Make Preseason True Freshman All-American Team

247Sports analysts selected a preseason True Freshmen All-American team for the 2019 season, and three Vols made the team.


This Week in UT Sports History – Aug. 19th-25th

Each week, we take a look back at both the good and bad that happened in Tennessee athletics in our weekly column, This Week in UT Sports History.