The Week That Was For Justin Hunter

By Alex Norman On Saturday, April 20th there were more than 61,000 fans on hand at Neyland Stadium for the Orange & White Game, Tennessee’s annual spring scrimmage. One of those spectators wore a red and white striped shirt, and took the time to sign autographs for any fans that asked for his John Hancock. […]

The Tennessee Volunteers Baseball Team: Making a Difference

By Alex Norman It’s been a rough go of it for college athletics in recent weeks. From a Rutgers basketball coach videotaped throwing basketballs at his players heads while yelling gay slurs, to an Auburn football program once again accused of breaking the rules to win the 2010 BCS title, to the head of Pac-12 […]

Momentum in Tennessee’s Favor?

By Alex Norman Ever since the start of the 2008 season, the positive moments have been few and far between for the Tennessee football program. They are on their fourth head coach. Their record stands at 28-34. The Vols haven’t won a bowl game. Tennessee lost a game because they had 13 players on the […]

2013 Vols Spring Football Preview: Offense

By Alex Norman Over the weekend the Tennessee Volunteers got spring practice underway.  It was the first time that new head coach Butch Jones got to see his team in a real, live practice session. Question marks abound for this group… a group coming off a third straight losing season. The offense loses their top […]

Today’s Tennessee Basketball

By Alex Norman A couple of weeks ago in this column I lamented the state of Tennessee men’s basketball. Today I stand before you a changed writer. But I think that I had pretty good reasons for questioning the excitement level around the Vols program. Back on February 9th the Vols stood at 11-10 on […]

Gerald Riggs Jr.’s mindset

By Alex Norman Former Vols running back Gerald Riggs Jr. is preparing for another season in professional football. This winter he’s been working out with former Vols strength and conditioning coach Johnny Long. Riggs has also been seen honing his craft at the University of Tennessee football complex. When you examine what Riggs has dealt […]

After The Thrill Is Gone

By Alex Norman It was March 2005. The Tennessee Volunteers had just hired Bruce Pearl as their new men’s basketball coach, replacing Buzz Peterson. Buzz was literally the nicest guy you would ever want to meet, but simply wasn’t a good coach at high Division 1 level. I’m convinced that former Vols athletic director Doug […]

The Vols Get Three (CAK) Warriors

By Alex Norman National Signing Day is a big deal across the nation, and it was in Knoxville as well.   Locally, one of the busiest stops was just off of Dutchtown Road, at Christian Academy of Knoxville.  On Wednesday, February 6th, nine C.A.K. Warriors (boys and girls) signed National Letters of Intent in a variety […]

The Long Months Ahead (Without Football)

By Alex Norman The Super Bowl is over, and millions of football fans are asking the same question… What am I going to do with my life? Well, you could always spend more time with your family, start a new hobby, and perhaps begin taking those yoga classes you always wanted. Who am I kidding!  […]

Former Vol Heads to the Super Bowl

By Alex Norman The time Morgan Cox spent with the Vols was perhaps the most diverse period in program history. During the three seasons Cox was the starting long snapper for Tennessee, the Vols were one quarter away from an SEC championship (2007), then they fired Phillip Fulmer (2008), and that was followed by Lane […]