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 […]

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 […]

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