Vols Spring Practice Continues

By Alex Norman It was a beautiful day in Knoxville. On Tuesday, March 24th, the sun was shining brightly without a cloud in the sky.  It was the kind of day that makes you realize spring is here and the long hard winter is over. Vols fans hope that the weather that greeted their football […]

Rick Barnes Takes Over on Rocky Top

By Alex Norman For once, Tennessee gets a break. After recent coaching changes that had the worst possible timing (Lane Kiffin leaves in football, Cuonzo Martin bolts in men’s basketball), the Volunteers wasted little time after firing men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall in hiring former Texas coach Rick Barnes. “I just want you to know […]

Dave Hart’s Mess to Clean Up

By Alex Norman Recently the only constant in coaching a revenue sport at the University of Tennessee, has been change. Since 2008 Phillip Fulmer, Lane Kiffin, Derek Dooley, and Butch Jones have been the football coaches.  Bruce Pearl, Cuonzo Martin and Donnie Tyndall have been the men’s basketball coaches. And now, a new contestant will […]

One Tennessee. Kind Of.

By Alex Norman At the present time, Tennessee Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart is one of the most unpopular people in town. Sure, his hiring of Butch Jones is starting to pay off, and when football “drives the engine,” that’s good for the bottom line in an entire athletic department. But his […]

Vols at the SEC Tournament

By Alex Norman The commonly held view was that Tennessee, losers of 8 of their previous 10 games, would be a quick out at the SEC Tournament. But if we learned anything about this Vols basketball team, it is to expect that they won’t go quietly. In Tennessee’s first game in Nashville, against rival Vanderbilt, […]

Bearden Plays in the State Tournament Run

By Alex Norman For only the third time in program history, the Bearden Lady Bulldogs were playing in the state tournament. And they were doing all they could to make the most of the opportunity. Bearden played in the first game of the entire tournament in Murfreesboro against Dickson County on the morning of Wednesday, […]

Your move, Butch Jones…

By Alex Norman During the Derek Dooley era, the Tennessee football program suffered through one self-inflicted public relations mistake after another. From Dooley’s lack of public discipline with regards to quarterback Tyler Bray, to his goofy press conferences, to the lack of relationship building with high school football coaches, to the “Opportunity Is  Nowhere” door […]

Reason to Celebrate: Vols Welcome Class of 2015

By Alex Norman It might seem presumptuous, considering that most of these kids have never played a down of college football at any level.  But the potential that Tennessee’s recruiting class, a consensus top 5 group nationally, brings to Knoxville is off the charts. “Today is really a combination of one to two years of […]

The Super Bowl I Don’t Want To Watch

By Alex Norman Normally when the Super Bowl rolls around I can always find a reason to root for one of the teams… but I’m not going to lie.  I’m rooting for Glendale to be overrun by zombies because you would be hard pressed to find two teams that are more unlikeable than the AFC […]

James Winston… to the Tennessee Titans?

By Alex Norman There are two constants in life.  The first I forget.  The second is that the Tennessee Titans will continue to be the most boring team in the National Football League. They haven’t won a playoff game since the 2003 season and haven’t been to the playoffs since January 2009. They have gone […]

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