Amari Rodgers wins National Title with Clemson

  By Alex Norman There were more than a few folks in Knoxville rooting for Clemson in the National Championship Game last week.  Not only because a Tigers win would mean an Alabama loss, but because a local kid would get to win a title. Former Knoxville Catholic standout Amari Rodgers had two catches for […]

The OC Search That Never Ends

  By Alex Norman Who needs an offensive coordinator anyway! That surely must be what the folks at the UT football complex are thinking these days.  As of the writing of this article, 39 days had passed since Tyson Helton resigned as Tennessee’s OC to take the head coaching job at Western Kentucky. As a […]

A look at 2019 in sports

  By Alex Norman 2019 is here… or, almost here depending on when you are reading this article. I’m going give you guys a sneak peek at the 12 months ahead in the world of sports… in Knoxville and beyond. (Editor’s note: You shouldn’t take all of these predictions seriously… nor should you wager on […]

Jeremy Pruitt’s OC Search Keeps Going… And Going…

  By Alex Norman Back in 2011, then Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley spent 38 days out of the public eye following the historic loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, a loss that kept them out of a bowl game. In that five and a half week period, seven of his assistant coaches fled the sinking […]

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. […]