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Mike Strange on UT sports.

  • “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 ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/18/14) Updated 4/18/2014 at 7:00 a.m.

    Vols make their case for 4-star QB http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2032535-best-sales-pitch-for-each-top-4-team-to-land-4-star-qb-zach-gentry Tennessee AD Hart searching for a proven winner to take over hoops program http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/10790903/tennessee-volunteers-men-basketball-job-extremely-attractive-athletic-director-dave-hart-says Tennessee ranked as SEC’s most unstable athletic department over last decade http://mrsec.com/2014/04/sec-schools-averaged-3-changes-power-positions-past-decade/ Lady Vols host Miss St in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/17/14) Updated 4/17/2014 at 8:04 a.m.

    BuTch reflects back on Year 1 and looks forward to Year 2 http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2014/apr/17/q-butch-jones-reflects-hones-year-two-tennessee/ BuTch & Barb Jones to host Tennessee’s first Women’s Football 101 http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041614aaa.html Martin exit from Tennessee will ultimately benefit all parties http://tennessee.scout.com/2/1394278.html Vol AD Hart expects all ...

  • “Thoughts from an Otherwise Slow Tuesday” Updated 4/16/2014 at 6:01 p.m.

      A few comments from an otherwise slow Tuesday in beautiful Big Orange Country. If you see a white Tennessee basketball jersey No. 5 in a store window, without a name on the back, do you automatically think of Jarnell ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/16/14) Updated 4/16/2014 at 8:16 a.m.

    Biggest off-season concerns for BuTch & Tennessee football program http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2029957-tennessee-football-butch-jones-biggest-concerns-post-spring-practice Marlin Lane touted as one of 5 SEC bounce back prospects for 2014 http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/2014/sec-bounce-back-candidates-2014/ Spring post-game, steak to the winners (video) http://www.utsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/041514aaa.html Tennessee hoops drama continues as Cuonzo Martin bails ...

  • “Thoughts about Spring Games” Updated 4/15/2014 at 9:13 p.m.

    Someone once asked about the importance of spring football games. Someone else, with a great deal of experience with these type things, had a quick answer. “Spring games are like a bad movie. Good enough to get your attention. Bad ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/15/14) Updated 4/15/2014 at 7:54 a.m.

    More on Vols latest commitment plus post-spring camp depth chart analysis http://www.tonybasilio.com/next_level_news_center.php?page=x_recruiting Freaky talented Tennessee receiving corp ends spring camp on a roll http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/apr/15/freaky-talented-vols-receivers-end-spring-on-high/?sports More post-spring camp Vol depth chart analysis http://www.nooga.com/166233/projecting-uts-2014-depth-chart/ Vols sign 7’1 center http://tennessee.247sports.com/Article/Tennessee-Vols-basketball-adds-7-foot-1-center-Kingsley-Okoroh-28131791 Vol hoopster Jarnell ...

  • Vol Stuff (4/14/14) Updated 4/14/2014 at 7:55 a.m.

    Dobbs has big spring game but Vols’ QB battle continues http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2014/apr/14/notebook-dobbs-stands-out-ut-qb-battle-still-ongoi/ Grades for Vols’ spring game performance http://www.nooga.com/166225/grades-the-orange-and-white-game/ Vols show explosive offensive capability in spring game http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2014/apr/14/explosive-offense-carries-ut-spring-game/ Josh Malone can be as good as he wants to be http://utdailybeacon.com/sports/2014/apr/14/malone-receivers-shine-bright-vols-spring-game/ Vol ...

  • The End of the Line for Grass at Notre Dame” Updated 4/13/2014 at 7:35 p.m.

      So, Notre Dame is going to artificial turf. John Majors had a great story about that verdant grass before the 1976 Notre Dame-Pittsburgh game. “The grass was shoetop high, not the ideal turf for a back [Tony Dorsett] who ...

  • 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 ...

  • Orange & White game weather forecast: Just about perfect Updated 4/11/2014 at 12:25 p.m.

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — If Tennessee doesn’t draw 60,000 fans to the Orange & White game on Saturday, no one will be able to blame the weather. The forecast calls for sunny skies and warm temperatures on Saturday. The Weather Channel ...

  • Orange & White game will showcase current Vols, but former players readying for halftime flag football game Updated 4/10/2014 at 10:42 a.m.

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee has released the rosters for a halftime flag football game between former Vols scheduled for halftime of the Orange & White Game. The seven-on-seven exhibition could be just as interesting as the tackle football. As some ...

  • Butch Jones says he has great respect for former Vols coach Lane Kiffin Updated 4/3/2014 at 2:28 p.m.

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — When Lane Kiffin returns to Neyland Stadium on Oct. 25 as Alabama’s offensive coordinator, there is likely to be a swarm of media interest. But current Vols coach Butch Jones had nothing but good things to say ...

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