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’… […]

Tennessee… Get Your Act Together

By Alex Norman   The hiring of Phillip Fulmer brought some much-needed stability to the University of Tennessee’s athletics department.  For the first time in a long time, everyone knows who is in charge. Finally, there’s an adult in the room. But if you thought that Fulmer alone could solve the UTAD problem, think again.   […]

Three Former Vols Selected in 2018 NFL Draft

  By Alex Norman Tennessee’s football program is no stranger to the NFL Draft.  Following the 2018 player selection, 357 Vols have been picked by the pros.  This year, three former were taken, bringing the total up to nine over the past two years. In the third round, defensive back Rashaan Gaulden was picked by […]

Jeremy Pruitt is a Work in Progress

By Alex Norman After the Orange & White Game was over, representatives of Tennessee’s football program met with the media.  And by representatives, I mean new head coach Jeremy Pruitt. No players, no assistant coaches… just Pruitt.  This creates its own set of problems…. But more on that in a second. Pruitt spoke with reporters […]

Fulmer Gets Contract Extension

By Alex Norman From the moment Phillip Fulmer was hired as Tennessee’s athletics director on December 1st, much-needed stability returned to the UT campus. So it wasn’t a surprise to learn that on April 19th, Fulmer received a contract extension that will keep him as the AD until 2021. “Phillip has been a great partner […]

Changes for Tennessee men’s basketball

  By Alex Norman Over the past couple of years, the off season was a welcome time in the world of Tennessee basketball.  From 2015-2017, the Vols didn’t play in the postseason, and frankly everyone was ready for a temporary break.  But that was before the 2017-2018 season, in which the Vols exceeded expectations, shared […]

The document dump sheds light on coaching search

  By Alex Norman Back on March 22nd, Tennessee announced that they had settled with now former athletics director John Currie on a contract buyout.  Currie, who had technically been suspended with pay since December 1st, would end up receiving $2.5 million for what amounted to eight months of work. Currie also oversaw the most […]

Vols at NFL Pro Day

  By Alex Norman After a couple of seasons in which the Tennessee Volunteers didn’t hear the name of one player called at the NFL Draft, the Vols were back in a big way in 2017. The Vols had six players picked in that draft.  Running back Alvin Kamara would be named AP offensive rookie […]

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