Remembering the Derek Dooley Hire

By Alex Norman Those that do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.  I believe this to be true, which is why I feel that it is important to remember what happened to Tennessee’s football program ten years ago. When Lane Kiffin abruptly resigned to take the Southern Cal job on January […]

Vols edge Hoosiers in Gator Bowl

By Alex Norman Well, it wasn’t pretty, but it was a much needed bowl game victory for Tennessee. The Vols rallied from a 13 point deficit in the 4th quarter to edge Indiana 23-22 on January 2nd in Jacksonville. It was Tennessee’s first bowl game victory since 2016, and helped them finish the 2019 season […]

2020 Local Sports Preview

  By Alex Norman A new year is nearly upon us, but we are all so busy we barely have time to think about tomorrow much less than the next twelve months.  But don’t fret. I’m here to give you a sneak peak into the local sports scene in 2020. (Note: Some of these entries […]

Tennessee heads to Gator Bowl

By Alex Norman You’d have won a lot of bets if you laid down a few bucks on the Vols bowl game chances when they say at 1-4 and looked like a team ready to give up on the season. But they persevered, won six of their last seven games, and will face Indiana in […]

Cooper Mays is about to become a Vol

  By Alex Norman With the early signing period (December 18-20) about to begin, high school football players will soon make their college plans official. For Knoxville Catholic 4-star offensive lineman Cooper Mays, it was a choice he’s been certain of for a while. “I’m really comfortable with my decision,” said Mays. “I’m really excited […]

The NCAA Is Still the Worst

By Alex Norman There are a few constants in life. Death will come to us all. The tax man will knock on your door every April. And the NCAA will remain an organization with major flaws… flaws that they have no real desire to fix. The most recent example is the case of Tennessee basketball […]

Tennessee Football is Broken

By Alex Norman Tennessee’s football program is a historical powerhouse.  Six national championships.  Thirteen SEC titles.  One of the 15 winningest programs in the history of the sport. But these days the Vols bear little resemblance to those glorious past. The latest blow for Tennessee fans was a 34-3 loss at Florida.  It’s the 14th […]

2019 Tennessee Football Season Preview

By Alex Norman Before you read this article let’s get one thing straight. You don’t know how Tennessee is going to perform this season, and I don’t know how Tennessee is going to perform this season.  Any season preview article is, at best, an educated guess into what the next few months will hold for […]

Cooper Mays Stays Home

By Alex Norman Cooper Mays is one of the most heavily sought after football recruits in Tennessee for the Class of 2020. The Knoxville Catholic standout is rated as a four-star prospect by 247 Sports, and is currently ranked in their top 10 in the Volunteer state. The good news for Vols fans is that […]

Watching the US Men’s National Team in Nashville

By Alex Norman It’s the beginning of July. Hockey and basketball are done. Baseball is in the middle of their annual brutal march to late October. Football camps don’t open for a few more weeks. Thank goodness for soccer. The other day I was trying to find a way to pass the time when I […]

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