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Mike Strange on UT sports.

  • “The Other Side Didn’t Have Any” Updated 4/24/2014 at 7:49 p.m.

    In the 1972 Tennessee-Georgia game, Tennessee had a solid defense, one that gave up but 100 points in 12 games and finished 10-2. The Vols came into the game 0-2 in the conference, with narrow losses to Auburn (10-6) and ...

  • This very early line for UT’s opener against Utah State is closer than you might think Updated 4/24/2014 at 2:52 p.m.

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Not convinced that Tennessee will have its hands full in its season opener against Utah State? Vegas would beg to differ. OK, not Vegas, but at least an offshore sports book that has released very early lines ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/24/14) Updated 4/24/2014 at 8:40 a.m.

    Vols’ backfield now less crowded for freshman Jalen Hurd http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2039212-alden-hills-transfer-opens-the-door-for-tennessee-frosh-rb-jalen-hurd Depth still BuTch’s biggest concern coming out of spring camp http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/vols/2014/04/23/vols-butch-jones-depth-concern/8062353/ BuTch talks about college football’s new summer rule http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Butch-Jones-talks-about-new-summer-rule-in-college-football-28296823 Did Tennessee just hire another BuTch? http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1396519.html Tyndall facing serious ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/23/14) Updated 4/23/2014 at 8:21 a.m.

    Vol running back transferring out after spring camp http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2014/apr/23/vols-running-back-alden-hill-leaves-football-progr/ http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/2014/alden-hill-tennessee-transferring/ 5 things from Donnie Tyndall’s first day as Vols’ head basketball coach http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Five-Things-Donnie-Tyndalls-first-day-with-Tennessee-Vols-28276544 Tyndall lands destination job with Vols http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1396270.html Now that Tennessee has its’ coach, let Donnie be Donnie ...

  • After departure of Alden Hill, Vols still have plenty of options in backfield Updated 4/22/2014 at 8:11 p.m.

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Running back Alden Hill announced on Tuesday that he was leaving the football program. The third-year sophomore reserve would likely have found it tough to get reps in the increasingly crowded Tennessee backfield. The Vols are likely ...

  • Butch Jones and Donnie Tyndall, Michigan natives, haven’t crossed paths until now Updated 4/22/2014 at 3:21 p.m.

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Although they grew up only a few miles apart, Tennessee football coach Butch Jones said he hasn’t crossed paths with new men’s basketball coach Donnie Tyndall in the coaching world. Jones wasn’t present on Tuesday when Tyndall ...

  • “Quite a Memorable Moment” Updated 4/22/2014 at 12:53 p.m.

    Those fans, all 16,000 of them who attended the 1968 Orange and White Game at Neyland Stadium were part of an historic gathering that Saturday afternoon. They didn’t know it at the time, but they were part of history, as ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/22/14) Updated 4/22/2014 at 8:17 a.m.

    Donnie Tyndall from Southern Miss to be named new Vols hoops coach http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2037433-donnie-tyndall-to-tennessee-vols-latest-reports-reaction-and-analysis https://tennessee.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1633921 Vols new hoops coach can dance! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMyowh-gPSU&feature=youtu.be Tyndall to be introduced by Tennessee today at 2pm press conference http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/042214aaa.html Lady Vols attempt to bounce back against ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/21/14) Updated 4/21/2014 at 8:17 a.m.

    Vols’ QB starter probably won’t be named until Utah State week http://www.rantsports.com/ncaa-football/2014/04/18/tennessee-football-qb-race-still-wide-open-after-spring-practice/?utm_source=RantSports&utm_medium=HUBRecirculation&utm_term=NCAA%20FootballUniversity%20of%20TennesseeGrid Some suggestions for Tennessee AD Dave Hart on his basketball coaching search http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1395207.html Late comeback helps Vols avoid weekend sweep http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/No-29-Tennessee-Vols-baseball-rallies-stuns-No-8-Alabama-28245773 Miss State takes weekend series from Lady ...

  • “You Played Football?” Updated 4/20/2014 at 4:40 p.m.

    As every Vol fan knows, Tim Priest, a native of Huntingdon, Tenn., and captain of the 1970 team, holds the all-time interception mark in Tennessee football history, 18 picks for 305 yards and one score. That happened 1968-70, and Tim’s ...

  • Easter Vol Stuff Updated 4/20/2014 at 9:27 a.m.

    Is Tennessee looking to Louisiana Tech for another coaching hire? http://www.rockytoptalk.com/2014/4/19/5632636/tennessee-basketball-michael-white-emerges-as-leader http://247sports.com/Bolt/Report-Vols-focusing-on-White-28233534 Vols ranked last in SEC rushing offense over last 5 years http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/2014/sec-offensive-balance-last-five-years/ Lady Vols rock Miss State 11-5 http://www.utsports.com/sports/w-softbl/recaps/041914aaa.html Bama goes for sweep after 7-6 squeaker over Vols ...

  • “So Long Ago” Updated 4/18/2014 at 7:50 p.m.

    The University of Tennessee powers-that-be announced the creation of the Peyton Manning Scholarship this night 16 years ago. It was quite a day and night for Peyton Manning what with him being the No. 1 draft choice of the Indianapolis ...

  • Bag men, a video documentary Updated 4/17/2014 at 2:19 p.m.

    I feel like they might have missed some of the nuances of this complex issue in Taiwan, but the animation is still excellent as always.

  • “Fit” Updated 4/17/2014 at 1:30 p.m.

    What are the criteria for a coach to be a considered a “fit”? Heard a great deal recently about coaches being a “good fit.” Lane Kiffin obviously was not a good fit, nor was Derek Dooley. Now we find that ...

  • Former Knoxville Catholic QB Mike Wegzyn says he’s transferring from UMass to UT Updated 4/11/2014 at 9:56 p.m.

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Mike Wegzyn, who played prep football at Knoxville Catholic High School, is transferring from Massachusetts to Tennessee. Wegzyn, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound quarterback, announced the news on his Twitter account. It is official, I am playing my last ...

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