The Man in the Middle for Tennessee

  By Alex Norman He’s become the main man on the Tennessee defense. Darrin Kirkland Jr. collected 66 tackles as a true freshman in 2015… and he’s just getting started. “Coming into year two I have more confidence and my teammates have more confidence in me so that’s the biggest thing from year 1-2,” said […]

Josh Smith: Local Product Catches On With Vols

By Alex Norman Tennessee might be known as a power running team, but if they are going to finally get to the next level in the Southeastern Conference in 2016, the passing game must show improvement.  Wide receiver Josh Smith believes that can happen this season. “We all have to be clicking and have that […]

Is Ethan Wolf ready to take next step?

By Alex Norman Tennessee’s offense often needs a safety valve in the passing game, and one that can assist in the blocking scheme. Junior tight end Ethan Wolf fits both categories quite nicely. “I love being physical and being able to make plays on the football (field),” said Wolf. “The fact that you can incorporate […]

The Orange and White “Festival”

By Alex Norman On Saturday Tennessee will hold its annual Orange & White Game at Neyland Stadium.  Tickets are free!   On campus parking is available!  You can boo Steve Spurrier!  Peyton Manning might show up!  The weather is forecasted to be great! The one thing this weekend will not feature is a competitive football game.  […]

Why Cheating Pays Off in the NCAA

By Alex Norman The best event in the NCAA is the men’s basketball tournament.  For three weeks, the nation is captivated by the established powers and the underdogs, all put in the same 68 team bubble, until one squad reigns supreme. Even with the academic sham that is the “one and done” era, this event […]

March Magic: Why the NCAA Tournament Rules

By Alex Norman We all know that college athletics can be a cesspool. Shady recruiting, entitled players, fake classes, unfair transfer rules, blowhard coaches, the scam that is season tickets/donations… and we could spend weeks talking about how coaches and administrators make millions while the student-athletes are turned into largely unpaid labor. But through it […]

Will Peyton Keep Playing?

By Alex Norman   Let’s put aside the allegations of HGH use by Al Jazeera. Let’s forget about the disputed details of an incident from 1996 in the Tennessee training room. Let’s just talk about football, and whether or not Peyton Manning will be on an NFL roster this fall. Yes, an article about the […]

Public Relations: Tennessee’s Constant Failure

  By Alex Norman It. Just. Keeps. Getting. Worse. Over the past few weeks, the University of Tennessee has made mistake after mistake in the eyes of the public. Some of those errors are serious in nature, others are fairly inconsequential, and others are out of their control. But the hits, like the Led Zeppelin […]

Peyton Manning’s Fairy Tale Ending

By Alex Norman As of press time, Peyton Manning had yet to make a decision as far as retirement. But it is hard to imagine that “The Sheriff” won’t ride off into the sunset now… Denver’s 24-10 dismantling of Carolina in Super Bowl 50 wasn’t Manning’s best performance.  But it goes into the history books […]