Remembering Schiano Sunday

  By Alex Norman It is a day that will go down in the annals of the history of the University of Tennessee. Not just UT’s athletics history, but the entire University. Sunday, November 26, 2017. The date that Tennessee athletics director John Currie expected to introduce Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano as the […]

Tennessee football is on the rise

By Alex Norman I was writing this column before the Missouri game, so I don’t know if the Vols won and secured a bowl game appearance, or if Missouri won and their players carried offensive coordinator (and former Tennessee head coach) Derek Dooley off the field, sparking a riot and the entire destruction of the […]

Good first week for Vols hoops

KNOXVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 09, 2018 - Forward Grant Williams #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns and the Tennessee Volunteers at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. Photo By Andrew Ferguson/Tennessee Athletics

Good first week for Vols hoops

  By Alex Norman The most highly anticipated men’s basketball season in years got underway in solid fashion for Tennessee with two victories. On Tuesday, November 6th the Vols beat Lenoir-Rhyne 86-41.  Over 16,000 fans saw the Vols defeat head coach Rick Barnes’s alma mater.  But the game didn’t start the way Barnes had hoped.  […]

What is the Vols’ ceiling in 2018?

By Alex Norman As of the writing of this article, the Tennessee Volunteers have been in fall camp for about a week. I can say without a doubt that after watching clips of the team practicing online that the Vols are definitely going 15-0. I’m kidding, of course, but there is a renewed sense of […]

Vols at SEC Media Days

By Alex Norman It’s an annual rite of passage… and the first true sign that college football season isn’t that far away.  For Jeremy Pruitt, the new Tennessee coach, SEC Media Days was a chance to show Vols fans that he’s not very concerned about the recent past. The past decade has obviously been filled […]

What to Expect from the Vols in 2018

  By Alex Norman OK so I’m going to completely contradict the title.  When it comes to the 2018 Tennessee Volunteers, no one knows what to expect. You can say that this is the case for every football team in every season, but I feel that it applies even more for the latest Vols squad. […]

The End of Summer… SEC Media Days Are Here (Soon)

By Alex Norman Well, summer is over next week.  Pack up the beach balls and put the Corona’s away.  There will be no need for those types of things anymore. Hey, I know July 4th just happened. But when you look at the calendar and see that SEC Media Days are taking place next week, […]

Rest in Peace, John Ward…

  By Alex Norman Today, sports broadcasters truly are a dime a dozen.  The unique voices are leaving us every day.  Larry Munson, Keith Jackson, Dick Enberg… just a few of the play by play announcers that have passed away in recent years. On June 20, 2018, Tennessee lost its voice when John Ward passed […]

MLB Draft hits home in Knoxville

By Alex Norman Typically, the Major League Baseball Draft has been felt across Knoxville area high schools, as well as the University of Tennessee. 2018 was no different, as a handful of prospects from the high school and college ranks heard their names called last week, and will eventually have decisions to make regarding their […]

Positive Signs on Rocky Top

  By Alex Norman Tennessee athletics have been a source of major controversy, internal strife, and nearly constant underachievement for the past decade.  There have been too many coaching changes and administrator changes to count on the UT campus, and the winning formula has yet to be developed. But the times… they are a changin’… […]