I would hope you would support who Vols are…

By Steve Williams There is a scene in the popular movie Hoosiers that came to mind when I heard some fans’ reaction to Jeremy Pruitt’s first National Signing Day recruiting class as UT’s new head football coach. “We want Jimmy,” chanted students as Hickory High’s basketball team ran out onto the shiny hardwood as it […]

Like Lady Vols, South-Doyle gets better playing guys

Like Lady Vols, South-Doyle gets better playing guys

By Steve Williams South-Doyle’s girls wrapped up the Knox County middle school regular season basketball championship last week and they could give the school’s boys’ team an assist for that accomplishment. Eric Brabson, who coaches both the girls’ and boys’ teams, sometimes has had his girls practice against his boys this season … somewhat like […]

Roadrunners hope to make their mark this season

By Steve Williams It’s been over 40 years, but longtime Austin-East fans haven’t forgotten the glory years of Roadrunner basketball. The school gave Knox County its first state championship in the TSSAA’s classification era when Elston Turner led A-E to the Class AAA title in 1977. A brick monument honoring that squad still stands in […]

An 8-team College Football Playoff would be better

  By Steve Williams Sometimes you just have to stand up for yourself. The University of Central Florida did that last week and proclaimed its football team the 2017 national champion. The Knights had a parade in Orlando, put the “We’re No. 1” news on billboards, hung a banner in their stadium and no doubt […]

Putting football on the back burner

  By Steve Williams Need to get away from football for a while? After NFL action and 40 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff semifinals on New Year’s Day, I expected so. Today’s topic: UT basketball … and ladies first. Before we get too carried away with our Lady Vols, there were still two […]

A lot of us for once will be pulling for Alabama

By Steve Williams Bobbie Fisher, who operates my favorite booth at the Expo Center Flea Market with her husband John, told me she would be rooting for Jeremy Pruitt and Alabama in the upcoming College Football Playoffs. And I quickly told her I would be, too, as I’m sure a lot of Tennessee fans will […]

UT fans get a new AD and football coach for Christmas

1, 2, 3, 4! I’m gettin’ nuttin’ for Christmas ‘Cause I ain’t been nothin’ but bad I held out for Gruden way too long Somebody snitched on me I hollered no for the guy in Ohio Somebody snitched on me We couldn’t get Cutcliffe back We tried Gundy but that fell through Even botched the […]

‘Do it with Pruitt’ and Cade’s difficult decision

By Steve Williams A caller to a local radio sports talk show offered a couple of slogans last Thursday afternoon that could be used for new University of Tennessee football head coach Jeremy Pruitt and his program. “Do it with Pruitt,” suggested the caller. And later on, if things don’t go well … “Pruitt blew […]

Fulmer will do what’s best for Tennessee athletics

By Steve Williams New UT head coaches and athletic directors always wear an orange tie at their introductory press conference. So did Phillip Fulmer when he was introduced Friday afternoon as Tennessee’s new AD. But he didn’t have to rush out and buy one. Phil’s ties to the university actually go back to the late […]

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