Back to Back! CAK wins second straight soccer title

By Alex Norman They’ve made winning boys’ soccer championships a regular experience at Christian Academy of Knoxville. On Friday, May 24th, the Warriors won their second straight Division I Class A-AA title, with a 2-1 victory over Kingsbury. CAK downed Kingsbury for the 2012 championship as well. “It means a lot for the boys,” said […]

The Curse of Kiffin Won’t Let Go

By Alex Norman “She’s not gonna let us out.” That was the memorable line from George Clooney’s character, ship captain Frank W. “Billy” Tyne, Jr., in “The Perfect Storm.”  The Andrea Gail was fighting valiantly, but the storm was not going to allow the fishing vessel to escape. Admit it, Tennessee fans… you thought that […]

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

The Third Annual Knoxville Sports Media Combine

By Alex Norman For years the question has been raised… Are there any members of the sports media that are actually… sporty? I don’t think anyone believes that Chris Berman is very athletic, nor Tony Kornheiser, nor Al Michaels or most of the other folks you see on your television set. But in Knoxville, there […]

Tyler Bray’s Past Comes Back to Haunt Him

By Alex Norman Million dollar arm… fifty cent head. You’ve probably heard that line, or something similar to describe former Tennessee Vols quarterback Tyler Bray. The guy might have more talent than any quarterback coming out of college this past season, but he wasn’t selected in the NFL draft.  He has the size (6-6, 230 […]

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 […]