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 […]

Elijah Young picks Missouri

By Alex Norman South-Doyle’s Elijah Young has positioned himself as one of the top high school football players in the state of Tennessee.   As of the time this article was written, Young was ranked 15th in the Volunteer state for the Class of 2020 As a 3-star athlete that is also considered the sixth-best all-purpose […]

Tennessee’s Big NBA Draft

By Alex Norman Thursday, June 20, 2019 will be remembered as one of the biggest days in Tennessee men’s basketball history.  They didn’t get to a Final Four that evening, or win a conference championship, but the Vols proved they can recruit and develop some of the best players in the nation. Three former Vols, […]

Where’s The Hype? Tennessee Football Not in Forefront

By Alex Norman By the time you read this article, there will be less than 75 days to go until the Tennessee Volunteers open the 2019 season on August 31st at home against Georgia State. And there isn’t very much chatter about it. I’ve lived in Knoxville for nearly 20 years, and don’t recall a […]

Bryn Tucker’s Path to Clemson

By Alex Norman College coaches are regular visitors to Knoxville Catholic football practices, and why not.  The Fighting Irish are putting more and more of its players onto college rosters. Four members of the Knoxville Catholic football team are listed in the Top 35 on the 247Sports list of high school recruits in the state […]

Bearden’s Progress Continues

By Alex Norman In 2018 the Bearden Bulldogs were one of the best high school football teams in East Tennessee. They went 8-2 while playing in the competitive Region 1-6A. A win over rival Farragut had their fans hoping for a deep postseason run. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the tiebreaker gods were unkind. Going 4-2 […]

South-Doyle Eyes Big 2019 Season

By Alex Norman Sixteen years ago, long time Powell head football coach Clark Duncan made the move to South-Doyle High School, where he took the athletics director role.   He fully believed that his coaching days were done as he was moving into an administrator’s role. But that wasn’t what fate had in store.  Instead, he […]

Catching up with the Knoxville Central Bobcats

By Alex Norman A whole lot has changed for the Knoxville Central Bobcats since winning their first state championship in football five months ago. “The excitement from the community for sure,” said Central head coach Bryson Rosser, now in his sixth year running the Bobcats program.  “Our kids… our new group have been humble and […]

The Importance of Keeping Rick Barnes

By Alex Norman In recent years, Tennessee has not been a “destination” job when it mattered most.  In football, Lane Kiffin memorably bolted for his “dream job” at Southern California in 2010.  In men’s basketball, Cuonzo Martin, who many fans were happy to see leave, departed for what could only be seen as a less […]

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