If you’ve been following along with us through the years, whether here or at Rocky Top Talk, you probably know that in the real world I’m a United Methodist pastor. And I’m really proud to share a book I wrote in that real world, which comes out today. Roots of […]
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In this happy sequel to Episode 176, Will, Chris, and Gavin re-live their memories of the most satisfying basketball seasons in recent Tennessee history.
In this throwback to the old site, Will, Chris, and Gavin take turns re-living their memories of the most unsatisfying basketball seasons in recent Tennessee history.
From a recruiting rankings standpoint, Tennessee’s 2021 basketball team might be the most talented in program history. It’s the only Vol squad of the recruiting rankings era to feature three five-stars (Keon Johnson, Jaden Springer, and Josiah-Jordan James), and now two of them have departed for the NBA Draft as […]
Go ahead and join those big bracket challenges promising life-changing prizes you’ll never win. But before you’re done, join ours, too. Small ponds, don’t have sharks, you know.
As usual, credit Ken Pomeroy for being on top of it: in preseason, Tennessee’s fresh-faced basketball team rated an even 20.00 (points better than the average team per 100 possessions). The Vols, of course, are now done playing; with a handful of tournament games left their rating will still fluctuate […]
It’s not so much that this game represented Tennessee’s worst basketball, though that might be true of the performance. It felt more like a team that struggled in the second half of the year with its offensive identity seemed to lose itself completely during this game. No John Fulkerson, and […]
What do the teams that have handed the Vols their 2020 losses have in common? Does Oregon State fit that mold? Yes, and no.
Vols-Beavers Four Factors Forecast: Oregon State can hit from three, but the Vols might have something to say about that and can get to the free-throw line.
Our first impressions of Tennessee’s draw were pretty favorable: bid thieves moved some of the more dangerous mid-major champions off the 12 line, and by most any metric you’d rather play Oregon State than Georgetown in that department anyway. It’s easy to look ahead to Cade Cunningham, Illinois, or Sister […]