Tennessee basketball has another dark cloud overhead

By Steve Williams Just what we didn’t need. Another dark cloud over the University of Tennessee men’s basketball program. Allegations of serious academic wrongdoing in the Texas program when new Vols head coach Rick Barnes was employed there were reported last week. Both Dave Hart, Tennessee’s athletic director, and officials at Texas have said they […]

Playing the big boys helps GCA join Knoxville’s title gang

By Steve Williams The season before Mitch Turner got the head baseball coach’s position at Grace Christian Academy, he made a key observation at the TSSAA Class A state tournament as the Rams’ assistant. “I noticed two years ago we were a little shell shocked when we got there,” said Turner. “The stage was just […]

Tennessee baseball has at least kept fans on the edge of their seats

By Steve Williams Perhaps we’ve been looking at the Tennessee baseball season the wrong way. Instead of complaining about the Vols being in last place in the Southeastern Conference and potentially facing another season out of post-season tournament play under Dave Serrano,  we should be thankful we’re having a regular season that’s keeping us on […]

Hart may not be on Serrano’s side in difficult times

By Steve Williams Dave Hart has a problem. But Dave Serrano has a bigger problem. Serrano, in his fourth season as baseball coach at Tennessee, is in danger of seeing his ball club fail to make SEC tournament for the third time. Last year, Serrano’s Vols barely made the post-season field and were eliminated in […]

Lucky Dave should parlay his popularity into greater fame

By Steve Williams I‘m beginning to think Dave Hart carries a four-leaf clover around in his pocket. It might even be one he picked off the ground in Tuscaloosa years ago. That doesn’t matter. It’s working for Tennessee now. The popularity rating of the University of Tennessee athletic director jumped from zero to hero in […]

Barnes gets opportunity to keep winning at Tennessee

By Steve Williams New Tennessee basketball coach Rick Barnes and former Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer have something in common. Both won a lot, but not enough to please their bosses in the twilight of distinguished careers. And when their respective athletic directors said it was time to step down after 17 seasons, each walked […]

Lady Vol fans should boycott NCAA home games

By Steve Williams Forget the protesting, the petition, the pleading. If fans really want to make a statement regarding the pending takeaway of the iconic Lady Vol logo and nickname from all University of Tennessee women’s athletic teams except basketball, they’ll boycott the first and second round games Tennessee is expected to play at Thompson-Boling […]

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