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  • Time to play the Gameday on Rocky Top Guessing Game. If you have no idea what that is, you can find out everything you need to know here. Last week’s results are here.
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    • Who wins and by how much? Tennessee, by 1-3 (10 points)

      Which is greater, Vandy’s rushing yards or their passing yards? Vanderbilt’s passing yards (20 points)

      Which team hits 20 points first? Tennessee (20 points)

    • Who wins and by how much? Tennessee, by 8 or more (30 points)

      Which is greater, Vandy’s rushing yards or their passing yards? Vanderbilt’s rushing yards (20 points)

      Which team hits 20 points first? Tennessee (20 points)

      Ok, so the basketball team has me feeling a bit optimistic…Go Vols!!

    • Who wins and by how much? Vandy, by 4-7 (20 points)

      Which is greater, Vandy’s rushing yards or their passing yards? Vanderbilt’s rushing yards (20 points)

      Which team hits 20 points first? Neither team hits 20 points (40 points)

  • Among much bad news for the 2017 Tennessee Volunteer football team, there is at least this bit of good news: For its last game of the season, Tennessee will be playing against the worst rushing offense, the worst […]

  • There is no chalk in Atlantis. The seventh-place game features #2 Arizona and #18 Purdue. #5 Villanova won’t see either of them this trip (not that their tournament resume should need the help). And Tennessee, who […]

    • Another quality win for the Vols. Gotta say pretty impressed with the team’s performance in the tourney and the response from the Villanova loss. 3rd place, lost to the best team in the field, and picked up two quality wins. One of them an RPI top 50 and the other against a potential bubble team. Might be a difference maker on Selection Sunday.

  • Tennessee was in control for a portion of its game against the Villanova Wildcats this afternoon in the Bahamas and in the hunt for most of it, but it was lost for a short period to begin the second half and that […]

  • Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.

    Coming off a big win against No. 18 Purdue yesterday, Tennessee basketball now gets a shot at No. 5 Villanova. The game tips at 12:30 ET and will be televised on ESPN.

    If you’re […]

  • There are so many things wrong with the Jauan Jennings news that I don’t even know where to start. In case you haven’t heard yet, the news is this: Jennings posted an R-rated (for language) video to Instagram, the […]

    • Pretty much everything in this article.

      JJ going on a tirade in a video against the whole situation was not a smart move. Even if the account is private. But when you look at closer, you can tell he just wants to compete and have his team win.

      And in the grand scheme of things, many players have done so much worse and not been kicked off a team, both at UT and other places. Does he deserve some punishment, yea he does. But allowing an interim coach who has no chance at becoming the actual head coach to kick him off is just terribly stupid, and ultimately a very sad but UT move.

      My only hope is that the new coach is allowed to make his own decision on the situation. And that that decision is to allow him back on the team. Then I have to hope that JJ accepts and isn’t completely turned off to UT now.

    • This was just the perfect cherry on top of our worst season. And such a Tennessee way to eliminate a key player. Injury to sideline top WR for entire season and THEN kick him off the team on the eve of the last game when you desperately need something to go right to prevent a historic failure. Yup, sounds about right.

    • Sounds like there is more emerging. He apparently was AWOL during the season, wasn’t going to class much, and stormed off the field after the coaches said he couldn’t play QB….

  • Adam changed their profile picture 2 days, 1 hour ago

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    I tweeted after the win over Purdue that it was Tennessee’s most valuable victory since Cuonzo Martin’s tenure. To be clear, Rick Barnes and Donnie Tyndall both won games that were big in the moment; any […]

    • Tall task ahead, but hopefully we’ll be up for the challenge. Also hope Bone is going to be okay.

      Go Vols!! Beat Nova!

    • Well scratch two potential top 5 opponents. NC State surprised Arizona.

      • SMU/Northern Iowa is the last game today. So if the Vols lose tomorrow they’ll get the loser of NC State and that winner. No chance to see Arizona now.

        • So if I used this tool right (which I already love by the way) these were our potential outcomes if Arizona survived versus the real scenario with NC State. Starting with pipe dream to worst case scenario.

          Villanova -W Arizona -W = 49
          Villanova -W Arizona -L = 56
          Villanova -L Arizona -W = 56
          Villanova -L Arizona -L = 69

          Villanova -W NC State -W = 51
          Villanova -W NC State -L = 59
          Villanova -L NC State -W = 60
          Villanova -L NC State -L = 82

          Let’s assume SMU wins tonight

          Villanova -W SMU -W = 49
          Villanova -W SMU -L = 58
          Villanova -L SMU -W = 58
          Villanova -L SMU -L = 74

          Looks like if we win tomorrow no matter the outcome on Friday we’ll be top 60 RPI.

          If we lose tomorrow we want to avoid playing NC State. More risk with less reward compared to SMU. Of course that Arizona win will probably give them a big boost. Hopefully it’s not a fluke and they can reflect that win in the rest of their season. So maybe worst case scenario is top 75 RPI?

          • Updated with NIU since this was Upset Wednesday.

            Villanova -W NIU -W = 50
            Villanova -W NIU -L = 59
            Villanova -L NIU -W = 58
            Villanova -L NIU -L = 80

            Huh.. So it’s better to beat NIU and lose to Villanova than the other way around.

  • Well that was refreshing. Tennessee basketball, picked 13th in the SEC preseason poll, just beat No. 18 Purdue 78-75 in overtime. Grant Williams led the way with 22 points and 8 rebounds.

    For most of the first […]

    • 13th my fulmerized butt!

      Good news is that WKU is giving Villanova a game. It might help us out if Villanova wins a hard fought, tiring game as well. Hopefully they don’t lose and if they do we really need to beat WKU tomorrow and play another big team, presumably Arizona, in the finals.

    • We’re deeper than we were last year. I think that will help us down the road of a long season.

    • Does anyone else feel like it’s a law of nature that we can’t be good at basketball and football at the same time?

      Either way, awesome win! Big opportunity tomorrow!

    • What a game! Got to see it on my phone driving down to Orlando for thanksgiving. Plenty to improve on, but they should sure can play. Looking forward to tomorrow. See what they can do against Nova. Should be interesting.

  • The Tennessee Vols are in the Bahamas today for the Battle 4 Atlantis. Their opening game features a great opportunity to see what they’re made of against No. 18 Purdue. The tip’s at noon Eastern and will be […]

  • Here’s the Week 13 college football TV schedule, curated for Vols fans. As always, it includes kickoff times, TV stations, and what might be of interest to a Vols fan, along with helpful suggestions on how to […]

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    Opportunity knocks, and she is a lot taller than us.

    Tennessee will open the Battle 4 Atlantis on Wednesday at 12:00 PM ET (ESPN2) against #18 Purdue. The Boilermakers have been busy: wins over […]

    • Looking forward to seeing the BVols against some quality competition. Just love this team. I’ll be watching them as I go over the river and through the woods to grandmas house. Thank goodness for unlimited data! Time to let the daughter drive; she needs the experience on the highway. Go Vols!!

    • The rubber meets the road. I attended the opener and was impressed. I’m excited about this team and happy they are giving me an excuse to go home and start the Thanksgiving holiday a few hours early this year.

    • The thing about these early-season tournaments is that there is tremendous benefit to your resume of grabbing that first game because you subsequently play two more good opponents.

      Here are the KenPom ratings for the entire field:

      Villanova: 1
      Arizona: 2
      Purdue: 11
      SMU: 24
      UT: 39
      NC State: 99
      Northern Iowa: 115
      Western Kentucky: 229

      If the Vols can pull the upset and chalk happens elsewhere (never a sure bet, obviously), then you’re likely taking on #1 in the 2nd game and will have a shot at #2 or #24 in the 3rd game. Lose, and not only is there no marquee win left, but you’re instead faced with the possibility of a loss that can drag you down come tournament time.

      Suffice to say…tomorrow’s game is a biggie.

    • Hopefully the Vols can get a statement win (or 2 or 3!) in the tournament starting with Purdue. Apparently they also won Silver in some international tournament during the off season. So these guys are good. However if we can snag a win and make a decent showing in the tourney I think we can do pretty well in conference play.

      Nobody looks particularly great except Texas A&M. They’re just flat out killing Power 5 opponents. What happened to Missouri? I know they’re missing their top guy, but they nearly lost to a Division II team. With I believe only 2-20 3 point shooting with mostly open looks. I knew they couldn’t just turn it around in one year.

      • Love the guy as an individual, but having seen it at 3 different stops now, I believe that nobody does quite as good a job at neutralizing their talent as Cuonzo…

        And yeah, Porter has played a grand total of 2 minutes thus far. They may look different once he gets back and acclimated to the game.

        • Of course now that I say that, ESPN announces that Porter is expected to miss the rest of the year. Whoops.

          • One wonders if he’ll come back to Mizzou or go straight to the NBA

            • Couldn’t say I blame him. All he needs to do is sign to an NBA team and he’s set. With this season ending surgery it would make anyone nervous about risking their career for a second season in college. Downside is that he doesn’t get drafted as high and make top salary so there’s plausible arguments for both. Personally I’d take my chances with the draft, but some people have that all or nothing mentality.

    • I’m so excited about this team. Not crazy about an 11:00 am tip-off, but I should be able to watch at work.

  • I have no idea who Tennessee’s next coach is going to be, and no idea what percentage is reasonable to believe on Jon Gruden. Things seem to be further down the road with Gruden than they were five years ago, but […]

    • Dooley’s last team really should have been our Mike Shula 10 win year. It was quite an accomplishment to find the one DC capable of undoing that offense. I’ve oft pondered the bad luck of that and how it may have contributed to perceptions of the program as stuck in a permanent slump.

      • Clawson undid Fulmer, Sunseri undid Dooley, and you could argue that Scott played a key role in getting Butch fired.

        The last decade has involved numerous failures from top to bottom, but bad coordinator hires have helped to at least hasten the demise of several coaches now.

        • The situations were a little different for each coach, though. Dooley really had everything set up for one great year in 2011, and probably a steep drop the next that might have done him in then. It would have been nice for the stature of the program to have had that one year, though. It seems like some national observers have begun adding up years since 2004/7 and writing off this program as a place where it’s possible to win big.

          • Think the Vols had the talent to win 9 in 2012 and 10 in 2015-16. Also, Kiffin’s team was two plays away vs UCLA and Alabama from us thinking of them differently. We have been bad first, unlucky second.

  • Congratulations to C_hawkfan, who went 16-4 and beat me by a single confidence point with 186. (And I woulda gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for those crazy kids!) For finishing first in this week’s […]

  • Marietta Vol takes the lead (and the unenviable position of the sole target of the blue shell that is about to hit), while I binge on bananas.

    Play by play below.
    Top 10 as of the end of last […]

  • I’ve seen a lot of amazing things in Neyland Stadium. One of them, I saw last night, at the most unlikely time.

    The announced crowd in Neyland for the LSU game was over 96,000. There’s no way there were […]

    • excellent Joel!!! You are right, the boys were jubilant last night, dancing on the sidelines, like a weight had been lifted. I was disheartened by the LSU fans, but Rocky Top faithful were there holding on for dear life. We will be ok, just going to be what it’s going to be, and no matter what I will still be there with my orange and my voice!!!

    • I was there, the problem is UT’s Adm. is not near as committed to winning as the fan base!
      Top 3 SEC attendance in fb, probably will be 13-14th on the field
      Top 4 SEC attendance in bb, probably will be 8-10th…on the court.

    • I am so ripping inspired by this. This. Yes.

  • Hey, now! That’s the kind of free-spirited failure we can get behind!

    Tennessee came out against LSU on Saturday night in Neyland Stadium with a different attitude, a different mindset and looked for a half […]

  • The Tennessee Volunteers host the LSU Tigers tonight in Neyland Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN. It’s not looking good for the Vols, but with interim head coach Brady Hoke shaking things up […]

  • Here’s the Week 12 college football TV schedule for Saturday.

  • Time to play the Gameday on Rocky Top Guessing Game. If you have no idea what that is, you can find out everything you need to know here. Last week’s results are here.
    Let’sa go!

    Submit your answers to our […]

    • Gruden mentions: Between 1 and a gazillion (15 points)

      Who is Tennessee even playing this weekend: Um . . . LSU? (20 points)

      How many rushing yards will LSU get against Tennessee: 301-400 (15 points)

      Which is greater, Guice’s rushing yards or Tennessee’s passing yards: Derrius Guice’s rushing yards (20 points)

      Who scores first: LSU (20 points)

    • Gruden mentions: Between 1 and a gazillion (15 points)
      Who is Tennessee even playing this weekend: Um . . . LSU? (20 points)
      How many rushing yards will LSU get against Tennessee: 101-200 (20 points)
      Which is greater, Guice’s rushing yards or Tennessee’s passing yards: Tennessee’s passing yards (20 points)
      Who scores first: LSU (20 point)

    • Harley replied 1 week ago

      Gruden mentions: Between 1 and a gazillion (15 points)
      Who is Tennessee even playing this weekend: Um . . . LSU? (20 points)
      How many rushing yards will LSU get against Tennessee: 201-300 (10 points)
      Which is greater, Guice’s rushing yards or Tennessee’s passing yards: Derrius Guice’s rushing yards (20 points)
      Who scores first: LSU (20 points)

      Go Vols!!!

    • Gruden mentions: Between 1 and a gazillion (15 points)

      Who is Tennessee even playing this weekend: Um . . . LSU? (20 points)

      How many rushing yards will LSU get against Tennessee: 201-300 (10 points)

      Which is greater, Guice’s rushing yards or Tennessee’s passing yards: Derrius Guice’s rushing yards (20 points)

      Who scores first: LSU (20 points)

    • Gruden mentions: Between 1 and a gazillion (15 points)

      Who is Tennessee even playing this weekend: Um . . . LSU? (20 points)

      How many rushing yards will LSU get against Tennessee: 201-300 (10 points)

      Which is greater, Guice’s rushing yards or Tennessee’s passing yards: Tennessee’s passing yards (20 points)

      Who scores first: Tennessee (20 points)

    • Gruden mentions: Between 1 and a gazillion (15 points)

      Who is Tennessee even playing this weekend: Um . . . LSU? (20 points)

      How many rushing yards will LSU get against Tennessee: 101-200 (20 points)

      Which is greater, Guice’s rushing yards or Tennessee’s passing yards: Derrius Guice’s rushing yards (20 points)

      Who scores first: LSU (20 points)

    • I believe Tennessee’s opponent today is patience.

    • Gruden mentions: Between 1 and a gazillion (15 points)

      Who is Tennessee even playing this weekend: Um . . . LSU? (20 points)

      How many rushing yards will LSU get against Tennessee: 201-300 (10 points)

      Which is greater, Guice’s rushing yards or Tennessee’s passing yards: Tennessee’s passing yards (20 points)

      Who scores first: LSU (20 points)

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