Two big truths from Tennessee’s last outing against Louisiana: one, “Does this team have anyone who can guard Grant Williams?” is still the first question to ask. When the answer is no, you get Friday’s performance: 31 points and 7 rebounds made Williams #2 in the early KenPom Player of […]
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It’s a progressive opening run for Tennessee: after a D-II blowout win, the Vols will be tested up the ladder by Louisiana tonight (120th in KenPom), Georgia Tech (90th) on Tuesday, then Louisville (66th) in the preseason NIT with a chance to face #1 Kansas. The Ragin’ Cajuns went 27-7 […]
It all starts tonight for the #6 Vols. That’s the highest preseason ranking in program history, and better than any preseason ranking in football since 2005. These are good days. Enjoy them. Lenoir-Rhyne shouldn’t find much to enjoy tonight, the Division II alma mater of Rick Barnes. As such, we […]
One of the greatest indicators of health for last year’s basketball team was the absence of any real blueprint for success. From our post on the eve of the NCAA Tournament: The Vols are 19-3 when shooting at least 33.3% from three. But they also beat Florida, Texas A&M, and […]
My web browser marks the changing seasons as well as anything. Right now my most visited sites include Sports Source Analytics and the hubs for my fantasy football team and our weekly pick ’em contest. But soon, they will give way to Basketball Reference, the Bracket Matrix, and of course, […]
It’s not been a good news week, with the 26-point loss to West Virginia and the injury to Brandon Kennedy. But the most significant thing to happen in Tennessee’s athletic department in the last seven days was this: #Vols’ Rick Barnes now the 10th-highest-paid coach in college basketball and No. […]
Every time I sit down to write, a blank canvass stares back at me. The space is waiting to be filled with words. With excitement. With pain. With sadness. With euphoria. With life. Tonight, I have to write about death, and I don’t know where to start. How can any […]
The Vols appear to be adding a 4-star center to the team for this upcoming season.
Admiral Schofield is returning to Rocky Top for another year.
While we’ve been kicking around ideas for Tennessee’s non-conference future in football and looking at what the rest of the league has done in that department, Tennessee’s basketball team announced two games for next year. The Vols have a neutral site date with Gonzaga and a visit from West Virginia […]